Tag: Black Canadians

  • Being Black in the Great White North

    Being Black in the Great White North

    Last updated on February 4th, 2024 at 09:15 pmWe 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…

  • Asante Haughton | What IS Blackness, Exactly?

    Asante Haughton | What IS Blackness, Exactly?

    Last updated on February 17th, 2024 at 03:21 am “Am I Black enough?” Blackness: More than just Melanin Those who’ve followed my podcast Chatting with Casey from its first episode know 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 to…

  • Being Black in Canada

    Being Black in Canada

    Last updated on February 12th, 2024 at 02:36 amBlack 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.…

  • Live from the 3.5, 2019.

    Live from the 3.5, 2019.

    Last updated on January 29th, 2024 at 09:35 pmWe’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,…

  • Brown Girl Begins

    Brown Girl Begins

    Last updated on February 20th, 2024 at 07:43 amA few days back, CaribbeanTales invited me to see the theatrical release of Brown Girl Begins — the first Caribbean-Canadian sci-fi feature film! Starring Mouna Traoré as the lead heroine Ti-Jeanne, it was a refreshing take on the genre that had me reflect on some things. Check…