Tag: Live from the 3.5

  • 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…

  • Back to Black.

    Back to Black.

    Last updated on February 14th, 2024 at 02:02 am “When we talk about black maybeWe talk about situationsOf people of color and because you are that colorYou endure obstacles and oppositionAnd not all the time from… from other nationalitiesSometimes it come from your own kindOr maybe even your own mindYou get judged..you get laughed at……

  • 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…