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In April, Ancestry ran an ad that attracted a lot of negative attention as it aimed to target both white and Black consumers.

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We have a responsibility as black writers to share our stories. That’s the new narrative for writers of colour.

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Recently, posters were discovered on several walls at the University of Manitoba with the statement, “It’s okay to be white.”

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20 Aug 2018

United States’ Simone Manuel who won the Olympic gold medal for the U.S. in the 100-meter freestyle at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, said she hopes for a day when there are more Black swimmers.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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Abdoul Abdi’s sister Fatuma once told me that the reason she and Abdoul do not speak Somali is because when they would speak to each other in their language, the workers would put them on time out and isolate them in their rooms, accusing them of plotting together to escape.

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22 Nov 2017

I read about so many people saying that once they turn 30, they had their coming of age or should I say, “Voila!” moment.

Published in Motivation
11 Jun 2017

I entered the technology field a few years ago for a number of reasons. I love innovation. I often question the status quo and try to push my comfort zones. I enjoy the thought of change and how often only through change, do we see the improvements in our everyday lives and in the larger world that we envision.

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I will never forget the day when I was 5 years old and my father sat me down to have “the talk.” He told me “when you get older you will have to work 10 times harder because of your brown skin. Don’t think for a second that because you are beautiful and intelligent, you will always be treated with respect.”

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24 Dec 2014

Two weekends ago, I celebrated my big brother’s birthday. It was the first time I felt completely comfortable in a room full of predominantly Black, Caribbean, and as far as I know, heterosexual people.

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Despite not being a fan of Internet back-and-forths, I have recently found myself engaging, often online, a number of well-meaning people (including self-titled White allies and other Black folk) who are convinced that the collective upset in Black communities following the non-indictment of Darren Wilson is overdone, when in fact it is not.

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