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Tag: Black History Month

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 […]

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 […]

Live from the 3.5 — Back to Black

“So,” you’re probably asking, “Whatever happened to your Black History Month series?” Anyone who pays attention to what goes down on this blog will know that this year’s Black History Month series—Live from the 3.5—took a bit of a hiatus just as quick as it started, leaving many […]

Live from the 3.5 — Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours — Modern Black Love and What it Looks Like (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5 — Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours — Modern Black Love and What it Looks Like

“Why couldn’t you find yourself a nice Black girl to settle down with?” — an older Black woman who I’d met on the streetcar Frankly, I couldn’t believe I still heard this in 2017 in Toronto of all places, but there it was without a hint of sarcasm in […]

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 […]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS_ Tales from the 2.9 — Year 3 (Featured Image)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Tales from the 2.9 — Year 3

Many want to slow things down as they ease into the new year, but with Black History Month mere weeks away, we’re into full swing planning for the third annual Tales from the 2.9—Black Canadians Sharing Their Stories in a Digital Age. After two years focusing on Black Canadian people, […]

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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