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When Sisters Speak is now in its 17th year! It's North America’s largest and longest-running showcase of Black spoken word poets curated annually by Scarborough Walk of Fame inductee Dwayne Morgan.

I grew up in Jamaica, eating Pan Chicken from the “Pan Man” on Red Hills Road, Northside Plaza in Liguanea, and from the famous Boston Jerk Centre.

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With racial tensions and police brutality dominating public conversation, many Black Canadian people have felt a renewed commitment to changing the narrative, but many of them don't have the resources do so. By voting!

How did this project get started in the first place? It is quite interesting how it got started, one of our, well the co-founder of Audrey Walters, that’s the lady that you met, back in 2011 she was running as the member of parliament for the conservative party and she put a team together and of course I was part of that team. 

Shauntay Grant is a Black Canadian writer and storyteller from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

She’s complex, jarring at times, expressive but shy, and happens to be a writer, actor, director, educator, executive director, wife, and a business owner. 

No other time of year do we have so many Black Canadian focused cultural events happening across Canada than in Black History Month. February is jam-packed with events, more than you could possibly attend.

Shakespeares’ Niggas, Beatdown, Born Ready, Pusha-Man...sound familiar? These are some of the plays written by Trinidadian born Joseph Jomo Pierre. His plays have been produced by Obsidian Theatre company, and now Jomo has co-written a piece based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, aptly titled Twisted.

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