Last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 08:02 am
At it for a third year, I’m continuing my Black History Month series with a renewed focus and expanded mission—to tell the stories of all of us, not just some of us. Live from the 3.5 is the larger initiative to focus on the themes making Black Communities who they are—make sure to keep coming for a new tale each day!
It took a whole heap of work to make it, but we’re finally here—February 1, 2018, the start of another Black History Month, and with it another Tales from the 2.9!
Now it’s a slightly different world since we last met—there’s an undercurrent of unrest from our kin to the south as they deal with a leader who tends to tweet before he thinks. And on the other hand, we see Black Excellence manifest at levels we’ve never seen before with the blockbuster film Black Panther on the horizon, and Jordan Peele’s 2017 hit Get Out sitting pretty with four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director! In short, it’s starting to feel like it’s possible for Black people to have a voice in a time where it may be more important than ever to do so.
And up here in Canada, we might be a bit closer to making that happen!