Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #10, Shelley Jarrett, Founder & Publisher SMJ Magazine

They say today’s Black youth have no leaders to look up to.

Every time that comment’s made, the discussion invariably turns to the late Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X and what a shame they were gone before their time, et cetera. And yes—while it’s certainly true that Black History’s forever marred with their murders, that shouldn’t stop us from striving for excellence nearly 50 years later!

With Shelley Jarrett’s Tales from the 2.9 entry, it got me thinking about the things and people that inspire us most, and that instead of sitting around and hoping today’s youth will find the mentors to guide them down the right path, we should strive to be them.

If we truly invest in the world we want to create, what harm can come from that?

Enjoy today’s post!

–case p.


What does being Black Canadian mean to you?

Being able to wake up every day and utilise the many opportunities that are available to me, allowing me to walk in my purpose is as important to me as celebrating my culture.  For me, it is more about who I am as a woman, in the things I do, people I connect with, and the friendships I form than it is where I come from.