Tag: Black Canada

  • Tanya Hayles | Tales from the 2.9, Vol. 2 #17

    Tanya Hayles | Tales from the 2.9, Vol. 2 #17

    Last updated on February 16th, 2024 at 01:16 amI’d be willing to bet some serious cash that had the Bank of Canada not decided to put Viola Desmond on the $10 bill starting 2018, most of us would be at a loss for any significant stories from Black Canadian history. Despite more than 20 years…

  • Jackline | Tales from the 2.9, Vol. 2 #16

    Jackline | Tales from the 2.9, Vol. 2 #16

    Last updated on February 16th, 2024 at 01:38 amIf you’ve read the Tales from the 2.9 ’til now, you’ll have likely noticed some common themes that tie every narrative together: One thing in particular from Jackline’s submission really resonated with me—”our accomplishments need to weigh as much and have the same meaning as everyone else’s.”…

  • Lian Wright, Blogger | Tales from the 2.9, Vol. 2 #15

    Lian Wright, Blogger | Tales from the 2.9, Vol. 2 #15

    Last updated on February 13th, 2024 at 09:42 pmOne point I’ve made a number of times while running this year’s Tales from the 2.9 is that I don’t wake up each morning with my Blackness at the forefront of my mind. Am I aware of it? Obviously—it’s an integral part of my identity of the…

  • Jael Richardson | Tales from the 2.9, Vol. 2 #14

    Jael Richardson | Tales from the 2.9, Vol. 2 #14

    Last updated on February 13th, 2024 at 09:38 pmAs a Black Canadian man now living life in his 30s, I’m still very much piecing my story together. Black History Month or no, I didn’t learn much about the Black Canadians who came before me growing up. Sure, we finally designated February as our own in 1995,…

  • Karlyn Percil | Tales from the 2.9, Vol. 2 #13

    Karlyn Percil | Tales from the 2.9, Vol. 2 #13

    Last updated on February 13th, 2024 at 09:36 pmOne thing I’m appreciating the more I work at these Tales from the 2.9 is there’s still so much work to do. Karlyn Percil makes it clear that she’s in the business of bringing out the best in her fellow Black Canadians, but it’s not up to…