Tag: Black Canadians

  • BOPSers 19th Annual Black History Month Event

    BOPSers 19th Annual Black History Month Event

    Celebrating Black Joy: A Vibrant Tapestry of Arts, Culture, and Community at BOPSers’ 19th Annual Black History Month Event On February 29th, it was the Black OPSers’ Network’s (BOPSers’) 19th annual Black History Month Event, this year with the theme Black Joy: A Celebration of the Arts & Cultures of Africa and the Diaspora. Held…

  • The Black Canadian Creator Directory: What’s Next?

    The Black Canadian Creator Directory: What’s Next?

    Last updated on February 2nd, 2024 at 12:44 amA 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…

  • The Trouble with Tokenism

    The Trouble with Tokenism

    Last updated on February 4th, 2024 at 09:11 pmTokenism. 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…

  • Do We NEED a Black History Month?

    Do We NEED a Black History Month?

    Last updated on February 20th, 2024 at 09:42 pm 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…

  • Back to Black.

    Back to Black.

    Last updated on February 14th, 2024 at 02:02 am “When we talk about black maybeWe talk about situationsOf people of color and because you are that colorYou endure obstacles and oppositionAnd not all the time from… from other nationalitiesSometimes it come from your own kindOr maybe even your own mindYou get judged..you get laughed at……