Tag: Live from the 3.5 2019

  • Sherley Joseph | “Where You From?”

    Sherley Joseph | “Where You From?”

    Last updated on February 14th, 2024 at 01:36 amWhy ‘Black Canadian’ isn’t JUST ONE THING. It took a long time for me to understand that all Black Canadians don’t act like Jamaicans do. Yes, we might make up a good chunk of Black Canadians (25.8% of them), and Jamaicans are who I mostly grew up…

  • 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.…