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Talia Leacock

Talia Leacock

It’s been three long and painful weeks since Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd. In that time, we’ve seen people across America and the world take to the streets in protest of the painfully long list of Black lives snuffed out by police brutality.

The first time my husband was pulled over by police, he was on his way to pick me up from work. We had been talking on the phone when he said to me, “Babe, a cop just stopped me. I’ll call you back.”

There’s a chapter in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah that will likely stick with me for as long as I live.

For many of us, celebrating Canada’s 150th meant fireworks, lively backyard barbecues, or attending some of the many awesome events hosted by cities all across the country. But Sholla Lampkin had bigger plans in mind.

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