Tag: Blackness

  • #BlackDadWorries

    #BlackDadWorries

    Last updated on February 8th, 2024 at 12:58 amYesterday, thanks to the advice from a friend to save my Instagram story to my profile, I came up with a new hashtag, #BlackDadWorries, that spells out how I feel in the face of all this death. And death isn’t even calling it what it is—murder, with…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Casey Palmer | Am I Black Enough?

    Casey Palmer | Am I Black Enough?

    Last updated on February 16th, 2024 at 09:29 amInspiration can hit you from the strangest places. A Podcast, A Podcast, My Kingdom for a Podcast!!! My Blackness has always been something I’ve struggled with, trying to figure out whether I’m Black enough and what that really means. In a world where everyone has an opinion…