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Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #12, Cassandra Chambers, Blogger, Curvaceously Ambitious (Featured Image)

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #12, Cassandra Chambers, Blogger, Curvaceously Ambitious

Unfortunately, we aren’t all one big happy family in the Black Canadian community—its fragmented nature and the disadvantaged origins of its people mean dealing not only with the conflict and stereotypes that come from outside the community but also dealing with it internally as well. Popular culture’s painted us as dangerous. Untrustworthy. As […]

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #11, Rhonda Thompson(-Wilson), Board Treasurer, Winnipeg Black History Month Celebration (Featured Image)

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #11, Rhonda Thompson(-Wilson), Board Treasurer, Winnipeg Black History Month Celebration

An interesting part of Tales from the 2.9 is the interesting people my (potential) contributors introduce me to as we go. I’m not so ignorant to believe that Black Canadian narratives exist in Toronto alone—no matter HOW much we consider ourselves the centre of the universe—so I need the […]

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 […]

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #9, Paul Okoye, Founder, MeBookz (Featured Image)

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #9, Paul Okoye, Founder, MeBookz

Paul Okoye, the ninth contributor to 2017’s Tales from the 2.9, speaks often about something that’s the cornerstone of why I do the things I do— LEGACY. Before we had our boys, I feel my views were very different. Maybe most noticeable in 2011-2013 where Twitter became a huge part of […]

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #8, Makini Smith, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Mentor and Author of the -A Walk in My Stilettos- Series (Featured Image)

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #8, Makini Smith, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Mentor and Author of the “A Walk in My Stilettos” Series

If you heard any of the interviews I did for Tales from the 2.9, you’ll know there’s one word that comes to mind when I think of my fellow Black Canadians— RESILIENCE. It’s rare that anything worthwhile happens overnight. In an age where overnight successes come and go daily, […]

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #7, Kevin David, BloggerIT Specialist, The IT Nerd (Featured Image)

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #7, Kevin David, Blogger/IT Specialist, The IT Nerd

So let’s talk tokenism for a moment. I’ve had a book in the works for a while now—TOKEN: Living Life Black in a World Coloured Otherwise. You haven’t heard much about it because I’m already doing more than enough writing to keep me busy, and no number of things […]

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #6, Samantha Kemp-Jackson, Writer, Public Speaker, Media Spokesperson, Multiple Mayhem Mamma (Featured Image)

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #6, Samantha Kemp-Jackson, Writer, Public Speaker, Media Spokesperson, Multiple Mayhem Mamma

I’ve faced a number of issues as a Black Canadian, yes, but those suffered by Black Canadian women are on a different level entirely. It’s no coincidence that the Women’s March happened the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as President — his election campaign was awash with sexist […]

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #5 — Ryan Elcock, Co-founder, The Habari Network (Featured Image)

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #5 — Ryan Elcock, Co-founder, The Habari Network

A friend first introduced me to Ryan while seeking contributors for the first Tales from the 2.9, and we’ve kept in close contact ever since while he works at building inroads for the Black Canadian community. I knew it when I read his post last year—Ryan has some of the […]

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #4, Nicole Bedeau, MarketingPublic Relations Agent, Black Leopard Public Relations (Featured Image)

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #4, Nicole Bedeau, Marketing/Public Relations Agent, Black Leopard Public Relations

Upon reading Nicole’s entry for the Tales from the 2.9, I felt we shared many commonalities in our lives—a lack of Black peers in our lives due to lifestyle choices from our Caribbean immigrant parents. Doing things thought “not Black enough” by family and friends, losing street credibility […]

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #3, Chad G. Cranston, Co-founder, TCHAD Quarterly & Social Interactive CA (Featured Image)

Tales from the 2.9 — The Black Canadians Sharing their Stories in a Digital Age — Vol. 2 #3, Chad G. Cranston, Co-founder, TCHAD Quarterly & Social Interactive CA

Those with a keen eye will notice that I scoured through last year’s submissions and invited some of the 2016 contributors back for Tales from the 2.9‘s second edition! I’ve yet to meet Chad in person — we were brought together by someone whose opinion I trust thoroughly — but […]

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