A little while back, Kaya Marriott, Sherley Joseph and I put the Black Canadian Creator Directory out into the world, and we were blown away by everyone’s reaction to it! Black Canadians have spent far too many Black History Months feeling like we existed in the shadows of our southern cousins, not afforded an identity of our own… Continue reading The Black Canadian Creator Directory: What’s Next?
Tokenism. 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 as I defined my identity. Black Canadians make… Continue reading The Trouble with Tokenism
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 children not to become them. We’re in a respect-first… Continue reading Do We NEED a Black History Month?
“When we talk about black maybe We talk about situations Of people of color and because you are that color You endure obstacles and opposition And not all the time from… from other nationalities Sometimes it come from your own kind Or maybe even your own mind You get judged..you get laughed at… you get… Continue reading Live from the 3.5, 2020—INTRO: Back to Black.
Staying on my me ████, but hated on by both sidesI’m just a kid who blowing up with my father’s nameAnd every black “you’re not black enough”Is a white “you’re all the same” — Childish Gambino, “That Power”, Camp (2011) I’m not the brother you want, but I’m the one you’ve got right now. Fear… Continue reading Every Black ‘You’re Not Black Enough’ is a White ‘You’re All The Same’.