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04 Apr 2018

Take It to the Altar: Why I Spoke Up at Canada Reads

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It all started as a friendly competition. “There’s only room for one JB,” I joked with Tom Power on Q, the radio show he hosts on CBC.

30 Mar 2018

Back To Black: A Personal Journey

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Growing up black and “fitting out” for most of my life, I am a mosaic of my experiences. This personal journey connected me with inspirational black women.

08 Mar 2018

Association of Black Law Enforcers Defends FBC In Open Letter

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

04 Mar 2018

The Business Of Food; Why Black Restaurants Aren't Cashing In

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Over the past five years, Toronto has undergone (and continues to undergo) one of the fastest restaurant booms of any North American city. Food is a big business.

01 Mar 2018

It's Time We Accepted Some Hard Truths About The Federation Of Black Canadians

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The first time I heard about the Federation of Black Canadians, an organization that purports to advance the “social, economic, political and cultural interests” of Black Canada, it was through a WhatsApp conversation with a friend.

19 Feb 2018

Reflections On Eric Garner And Why Anti Blackness is Borderless

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It was shortly after midnight: December 4, 2014.

09 Feb 2018

How Can Black History Ever Be Canadian History?

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A Black high school student in Ajax, Ontario walks into class one February morning and her white teacher is wearing a camouflage do-rag on his head, as a way to celebrate Black History Month.

29 Jan 2018

Dear Sisters: A Love Letter To Black Women

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Dear Sisters, I know that it has been a while since I spoke to you. I seem to have just popped on the scene. Over the last 20 or so years, I have been busy raising a family and growing a business, and we have lost touch.

12 Jan 2018

Black Pain - Why Do You Have To See It To Believe It?

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When I was in my teens, I went with my high school’s journalism club on a trip to Charleston, South Carolina for a conference. During our down-time, we visited the town’s sleepy locales, including the much-renowned Old Slave Mart and the nearby Charleston City Market.

07 Nov 2017

I Had So Many "Me Too" Moments When Reading The Black On Bay Street Story

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There were so many moments of Me Too in Hadiya Roderique's Globe & Mail article that I felt like I should take her out for a glass of my favorite malbec to say Thank you.

14 Aug 2017

Student Debt Management 101: Get it Under Control BEFORE Graduation

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As thousands of students get ready to head back to class, for those in post-secondary, a new responsibility is now a part of student life: finances.

09 Aug 2017

She.lace Wants To Show The World That Women Love Sneakers

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Mahatma Gandhi said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Jamila Husbands and Kiah Welsh are prime examples of that. These two women have embarked on a journey to empower women from all walks of life. "How?" you may ask. Two words--"she.lace." 

07 Aug 2017

How To Tell A Legit Online Casino From A Bogus One

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Online slots like www.allslotscasino.com or any of the other well known online casino sites are now just as popular as traditional casinos. Here are some tips to keep your money safe online.

 

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