Live from the 3.5 — Back to Black

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Last updated on February 14th, 2024 at 12:53 am

“So,” you’re probably asking, “Whatever happened to your Black History Month series?”

Anyone who pays attention to what goes down on this blog will know that this year’s Black History Month series—Live from the 3.5—took a bit of a hiatus just as quick as it started, leaving many scratching their heads as February rolled on. And I wish I could attribute it to one thing—contributors needing more time. Spending February’s first thirteen days either away, catching up, or taking care of my sick children. When I dreamt what was possible with this series after two years getting it out, I didn’t think I’d be here—halfway through the month with but a single post to show for it.

But a quitter I am not. Now that I’m in Toronto for the foreseeable future, it’s time to sort my house out, including playing catch-up on a series that’s needed.

Live from the 3.5—Because Our Black Canadian Stories Need Telling

“So how’s it goin’ down,” you ask, channelling your inner DMX. And I have an answer—I want to put two pieces up a day. Some might say that’s impossible. Too ambitious. Those who know me well might even call it “bloody irresponsible”. But no matter how you slice it, there’s not much out there telling Black Canadian stories in the digital world, so it’s more than just a personal need to get these pieces out—it’s a responsibility.

But that’s enough of an interlude to this year’s tales—let’s get them out to give y’all something to talk about!

‘Til the next,

The second logo for Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad


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