Tag: Tales from the 2.9 2016

  • Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Tales from the 2.9 #29

    Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Tales from the 2.9 #29

    Last updated on February 13th, 2024 at 01:16 amAfter everything we’ve seen through February with the Tales from the 2.9, I wanted to end on a great note with someone who’s seen a community grow from its beginning, and ’round these parts of the nation, that goes back to ’60s/’70s Toronto where the first Caribbean…

  • Sandra Dawes | Tales from the 2.9 #28

    Sandra Dawes | Tales from the 2.9 #28

    Last updated on February 13th, 2024 at 01:14 amCompiling a project like Tales from the 2.9 isn’t always simple when you’re competing with various schedules, Valentine’s Day plans, and everything that you already should be doing when blogging’s not your full-time gig. That in mind, I pulled every trick out of my bag, including reaching out…

  • J. D. Amin, BramptonRises | Tales from the 2.9 #27

    J. D. Amin, BramptonRises | Tales from the 2.9 #27

    Last updated on February 16th, 2024 at 01:41 amI’ll admit—being born in Mississauga but spending much of my life in downtown Toronto where I worked, dated and went to school, I’ve likely thought The Big Smoke the centre of the universe at least once. With much of our country’s 2.9% Black population living in the 8.5% of…

  • Rachel Lambo | Tales from the 2.9 #26

    Rachel Lambo | Tales from the 2.9 #26

    Last updated on February 13th, 2024 at 01:07 amWhen you think of Black people and the various parts of the world they’re from, I’d bet you Vienna, Austria wouldn’t be high on your list! But that’s exactly where today’s guest for Tales from the 2.9 is originally from, and it’s always interesting to get a…

  • Brenda Chuinkam, Blogger | Tales from the 2.9 #25

    Brenda Chuinkam, Blogger | Tales from the 2.9 #25

    Last updated on February 16th, 2024 at 01:00 amSeparated from my African roots by a number of generations, it was quite the trip when I visited Tanzania in 2012, realizing just how far removed our history had set me from my ancestors. Much has been lost to the systematic destruction of the oral culture they identified by,…