15 Oct 2018

Separate But Equal - TDSB 2018

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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.

21 Sep 2018

Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party Doesn’t Mean YOU People

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Maxime Bernier has had a busy year.

20 Sep 2018

That Caricature of Serena Williams Isn't Just Rude, It's Racist

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

12 Sep 2018

'Notwithstanding Clause' Is Vilest Abuse of Power In Ontario's Political History

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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.

01 Sep 2018

Durham Region and The 'N' Word: "Oshawa Today" Is A Tiny Drop In A Very Big Bucket

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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

Swimming While Black

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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

Respect The Fete

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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.

04 Aug 2018

Joyous resistance through costume and dance at Carnival

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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.

21 Jul 2018

Maybe Ontario’s Sex Ed Curriculum Needs A Vagina Monologue

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

21 Jul 2018

The Derozan Trade Shows Why Players Should Be Selfish About Their NBA Future

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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.

21 Jul 2018

'I Don't See Race' And Other White Lies

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No one white really wants to talk about being white.

15 Jul 2018

Two Candidates Have The Chance To Unseat John Tory - They’re Both Black And Brilliant

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The next municipal election on October 22nd is an opportunity for the Black community to have a seat at the table…and it’s maybe a bigger table than you’ve envisioned.

04 Jul 2018

The Gun Violence Conversation We're Not Having

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Gun violence. It’s the term on everyone’s lips these days, and with good reason.


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