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29 Sep 2015

It Is Not Just Black Men Who Matter

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In recent months, the debates surrounding carding, street checks and deaths of Black civilians in police custody have mobilized an unprecedented mass movement against police misconduct and anti-Black racism within the city of Toronto.

17 Jul 2015

What It's Really Like To Be Part of The Pan Am Games

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A year ago I decided to volunteer at Toronto’s Pan American Games.

16 Jul 2015

Best of The #GrowingUpBlack Trend That Took Over Twitter

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What are some of your fondest memories of childhood in a black household?

30 Jun 2015

Beyond The Shave

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I attended a father’s day event recently where the keynote speaker talked about learning how to get a close shave from a Youtube video because he didn’t have a father to teach him.

27 Jun 2015

Things I Lost After Marrying A White Woman

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"You absorb the light; I reflect it." It's a joke my wife recently made after several failed attempts at taking an "usie" outdoors while the sun shined down on us.

23 Jun 2015

Don Meredith Is Not an Embarrassment to the Black Community

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The news of Senator Don Meredith's expulsion from the caucus of the ruling Conservative Party of Canada based on an allegation of sexual relations with a 16-year-old girl was greeted with shame, embarrassment and deep disappointment from some members of the Afrikan-Canadian* community, which they expressed on social media.

21 Jun 2015

Black Fatherhood: Ending The Cycle Of Pain

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Today we celebrate the existence and contributions of our fathers.  But with all the presents, special dinners and the usual “Happy Father’s Day” greeting in the morning maybe we should think a little deeper.

21 Jun 2015

Fatherhood: Daring To Do It Differently

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Some people think this video is about my daughter. Why? Because of my son’s “feminine” colour choices.

16 Jun 2015

Saunders Must Change Stance on Carding at Tomorrow's Board Meeting

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At tomorrow's police services board meeting, Toronto Mayor John Tory is expected to move to bring an end to police carding.

10 Jun 2015

Toronto's Mayor Vows To End Carding - Now What?

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With mass pressure from below and sections of Toronto’s petty bourgeois elements publicly calling for an end to carding, Mayor John Tory announced on June 7th that he will be calling for “the permanent cancellation of carding once and for all” at the June 18th meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board. 

14 May 2015

OPINION: Don't Expect Much Change From New Toronto Police Chief

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On April 20, 2015, Deputy Chief Mark Saunders became the first Black man to lead the Toronto Police Service (TPS), the country’s largest police force.

24 Dec 2014

I Avoid My People

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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.

11 Dec 2014

Get Woke!

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It’s always darkest before the dawn, or so the old saying goes. And for my fellow early birds who know – those pre-dawn hours in all their darkness, is also the time when the most work can and should be done – if and only if we’re awake at that crucial hour.

 

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