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22 Apr 2017

The Exhausting Reality Of Being A Black Woman At Work

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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.”

14 Apr 2017

The Future Of Work & Preparing Your Child For 2030

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"WE LIVE OUR LIVES RESPONDING TO A WORLD THAT WE KNOW AND UNDERSTAND, BUT NO LONGER EXISTS" Eddie Obeng 

08 Apr 2017

Rachel Dolezal And Her Fantasy Blackness

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So, you've heard by now. Rachel Dolezal is now Nkechi Amare Diallo.

27 Mar 2017

The Truth About Being Black In Alberta

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The world looks at Canada as a culturally neutral country. But the so called "melting pot of the North" is really... just Toronto. Western Canada is nowhere near the pot.

03 Feb 2017

The Race Problem with Solitary Confinement in Canadian Jails

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Solitary confinement is a hot issue. Advocates calling for an end to the use of solitary confinement, or disciplinary and administrative segregation as it is commonly referred, must take a step further and push for addressing racial disparities in prison treatment altogether. 

12 Dec 2016

Democracy - Why the Incongruity?

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There is no greater time in history to be alive in a democracy than the present, notwithstanding unmanaged problems of the past, problems of the present and (uncertain) emerging problems in the future.

14 Nov 2016

Open Your Umbrella It's Raining Racism

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Just days after the Trump victory, incidents of extreme racism are popping up all over the U.S. 

31 Aug 2016

Behind The Scenes Of An Historic Photo

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An image is a powerful thing and this is one you've never seen before. This is the first time so many black women working in media have come together in the same space for one photo.

27 Aug 2016

There's A Special Kind Of Misogyny Black Women Experience Online

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Leslie Jones is once again, the victim of violent online harassment. In about a span of a month, since the last incident, online trolls took it one step further earlier this week, and hacked into her personal website; to leak her personal information, upload racists images and reveal explicit photos. 

08 Jul 2016

"We Made Space For Ourselves At Pride In A Place We Have Been Erased"

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There has been no shortage of opinions from media and the public in response to Black Lives Matter Toronto's sit-in at the Toronto Pride Parade on Sunday July 3rd, 2016.

07 Jul 2016

Stop Saying All Lives Matter Until It's True

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Alton Sterling. Shot dead by Police. Selling CDs. Caught on video. Another one. 

04 Jul 2016

10 Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer

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The sun is shining, the kids are smiling and I can’t blame them! I am excited as well. I couldn’t be happier to put aside making lunches, 20 wake up calls, constant yelling to get dressed and the crazy kiss and ride, all before 8am! Two months of freedom -  or is it?

22 Jun 2016

Top 10 Caribbean Islands To Visit in 2016

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When thinking about taking a vacation we tend to ask ourselves the following questions.

 

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