Tag: Black History Month

  • 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…

  • Canada’s Dance with Diversity

    Canada’s Dance with Diversity

    Last updated on February 4th, 2024 at 09:11 pm “Why’s your skin so dark?” — an eight-year-old boy from small town Ontario at the Canadian National Comic Book Exposition, 2003. When a little White boy asked me why my skin was so dark at my comic-con table, I wasn’t ready for it at all. As…

  • Examining Blackness.

    Examining Blackness.

    Last updated on February 14th, 2024 at 02:06 amWhen I started this project, it had a straightforward premise—to let Black Canadians share their stories, seldom seen in our history books. And that worked at first—interviewing my fellow creators and weaving our stories together into something everyone could understand—but what I didn’t realise was how much…

  • 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…