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31 Oct 2018

Two weeks ago, before the official municipal election results, I wrote about how the history of racist attitudes within Ontario’s education system have followed us up until present day.

The 2018 Toronto municipal election played out as most people expected it to, with John Tory cruising to a second term as mayor. 

15 Oct 2018

Less than a mere decade before my birth, there were Black children in Ontario “learning” under a segregated school system. They endured cramped classrooms with dim lighting and toilets that would only flush with the aid of water in a bucket.

Maxime Bernier has had a busy year.

Serena Williams did something that even President Barack Obama could not do. She got angry and showed it.

On Tuesday morning, I publicly posted a letter I addressed to MPP Lorne Coe regarding the reintroduction of Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, 2018, to the Ontario legislature this week.

In 2017, during a Reality Radio 101 regular broadcast of Oshawa Today (which has since been cancelled), a host dropped the N bomb during a rant against, what he labelled, violent Black Lives Matter protesters. Here's a snippet:

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)

09 Aug 2018

After the sudden and pathetically reasoned cancellation of Carnival Kingdom in Vaughan this past Caribana weekend, many in the Afro-Caribbean community are wondering if the move was in some way racially motivated.

We partied morning to morning, and a joyous spirit permeated everything; speech, customs and appearances. The centrepiece of it all were wheeled fantasy islands (floats) inhabited by amazingly glamorous yet exquisitely vulgar costumed creatures played by Carnival masqueraders.

At 18, I joined the ensemble cast of the first staging of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues in Jamaica.

When LeBron James made “The Decision” to leave the Cavaliers in 2010, his jersey was burned all over Cleveland and he went from one of the most beloved to most disliked athletes overnight before bouncing back in more recent years.

No one white really wants to talk about being white.

 

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