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Black Fridays 0001 — Every Black 'You're Not Black Enough' is a White 'You're All The Same'. (Featured Image)

Black Fridays 0001 — Every Black ‘You’re Not Black Enough’ is a White ‘You’re All The Same’.

Staying on my me ████, but hated on by both sides I’m just a kid who blowing up with my father’s name And 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, […]

Live from the 3.5, 2019 — Chapter 2_ Being Black in the Great White North (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2019 — Chapter 2: Being Black in the Great White North

We don’t talk a lot about Black Canadian history, and that’s probably because so much of it was so horrible. We had segregation. Just look at Viola Desmond, convicted after refusing to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre in 1946. And though we shake our finger at […]

Live from the 3.5, 2019 — Chapter 1: What Exactly IS Blackness_ (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2019 — Chapter 1: What IS Blackness, Exactly?

“Am I Black enough?” Blackness — More than just Melanin Those who’ve followed my podcast Chatting with Casey from its very first episode know that this isn’t the first time I’ve asked this question. If you considered the archetypal Black man you know from popular media—rocking an oversized hoodie; listening […]

Live from the 3.5, 2019 — Intro — Being Black in Canada (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2019: Intro — Being Black in Canada

Black culture is unique—one of the few cultures thrust upon a people and not developed by them. A Jamaican is not a Gambian is not an Australian Aborigine. We’ve got tribes within tribes and languages within languages but somehow lumped together by the colour of our skin. And we’ve made […]

UP NEXT: Live from the 3.5, 2019—My Biggest and Best Black History Month Project YET. (Featured Image)

UP NEXT: Live from the 3.5, 2019—My Biggest and Best Black History Month Project YET.

We’re halfway through January, and before you know it February will be up close and personal and with it, all the stories of Black history we’ve waited a year to share. Black History Month is Back Again! That’s not entirely true—Black people are sharing their stories all the time, but […]

Brown Girl Begins — Telling Stories of Colour Sans Stereotypes (Featured Image)

Brown Girl Begins — Telling Stories of Colour Sans Stereotypes

This is more than just a movie review. CaribbeanTales couldn’t have known I was in the middle of deeply searching for a great connection to my roots when they reached out to collaborate. It’s a dope time for content creators who look like us with Jordan Peele’s 2017 horror […]

Live from the 3.5 — February's Over, But We're STILL BLACK. (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5 — February’s Over, But We’re STILL BLACK.

When you’re a one-man operation trying to put out a series for Black History Month, there are some things you might not want to do with your February, like: Hit up a Dad Summit in New Orleans to make dozens of new friends and better understand all the possible […]

Live from the 3.5 — Fix Up, Look Sharp — Why Fashion's So Central to the Black Canadian Experience (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5 — Fix Up, Look Sharp — Why Fashion’s So Central to the Black Canadian Experience

If Black people aren’t some of the most fashionable people on the planet, I don’t know who are! Growing up, my mother was always adamant that my brothers and I dressed our best to head out the door. As I liked to say, she’d dress up to get the paper […]

We Don't Die; We Multiply — Tales from the 2.9, Year 3 — Live from the 3.5! (Featured Image) v2

We Don’t Die; We Multiply — Tales from the 2.9, Year 3 — Live from the 3.5!

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 […]

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 Wrap-Up (Featured Image)

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 Wrap-Up

I’ll admit it—with Tales from the 2.9‘s successful completion, I almost felt like resting on my laurels and taking the day off. I mean, this year was easily far bigger than I’d expected, running the media circuit, coordinating with contributors, writing heaps of social shares for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn… it’d be so […]

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