Category: Live from the 3.5

  • The Trouble with Tokenism

    The Trouble with Tokenism

    Last updated on February 4th, 2024 at 09:11 pmTokenism. One of those things the Black community doesn’t talk about nearly enough, tokenism is what happens when someone’s in a group where everyone else is completely unlike them. Much of my life had me as the token Black guy, navigating spaces unfamiliar to me again and again…

  • Canada’s Dance with Diversity

    Canada’s Dance with Diversity

    Last updated on February 4th, 2024 at 09:11 pm “Why’s your skin so dark?” — an eight-year-old boy from small town Ontario at the Canadian National Comic Book Exposition, 2003. When a little White boy asked me why my skin was so dark at my comic-con table, I wasn’t ready for it at all. As…

  • Examining Blackness.

    Examining Blackness.

    Last updated on February 14th, 2024 at 02:06 amWhen I started this project, it had a straightforward premise—to let Black Canadians share their stories, seldom seen in our history books. And that worked at first—interviewing my fellow creators and weaving our stories together into something everyone could understand—but what I didn’t realise was how much…

  • Do We NEED a Black History Month?

    Do We NEED a Black History Month?

    Last updated on February 20th, 2024 at 09:42 pm Angry White Person: “Why isn’t there a White History Month???” Me: “Because that’s ‘history class’.” If you ask those who believe we live in a post-racial world, things look a little like this: Racism is over. Everyone’s equal. We know the evils that men do and teach our…

  • Back to Black.

    Back to Black.

    Last updated on February 14th, 2024 at 02:02 am “When we talk about black maybeWe talk about situationsOf people of color and because you are that colorYou endure obstacles and oppositionAnd not all the time from… from other nationalitiesSometimes it come from your own kindOr maybe even your own mindYou get judged..you get laughed at……