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For the last 20 years, photographer and new media artist Wayne Dunkley has been asking people in urban centres to confront negative perceptions and biases around Black identity. His latest project, #whatdoyoufeelwhen, is an interactive work of public art that prompts for honest reactions to thousands of images of his face postered in four major cities across Canada.

PHOTO CREDIT: Katherina Limo You could write a novel length interview on someone like Jibola Fagbimye. An entrepreneur and artist of Nigerian descent who immigrated to Canada at the age of 21, he seems to be constantly juggling all the parts of his being in a successfully rhythmic orbit.

06 Jan 2019

In celebration of the 215th anniversary of Haiti's Independence on January 1st, ByBlacks highlights two women’s journey to self-discovery.

Before he went to culinary school, Chef Kwame O Afriyie Nsafoah had no dreams of becoming a chef. It’s not that he couldn't cook. In fact he was and is a great cook. It's a skill he picked up mostly from his mother, who was always cooking.

Chef Joe Friday has never been a stranger to the world of culinary arts. He grew up immersed in the sounds and scents wafting from his grandfather’s kitchen, which were then passed down to his parents Debra and Joseph Friday.

Nadia Theodore has been awake since dawn today, out of the house before 7am for a speaking engagement with the Atlanta Council on International Relations. And she still has a lot more on her calendar before trying to get home in time for dinner.

Jamaican-born Chedwick Crieghtney has always been the entrepreneurial type. It’s not unfamiliar to find him looking for opportunities to use his wealth of business knowledge and experience to build something unique and fresh from the ground up.

2017 was recorded as the worst year for traditional retail shopping in the U.S., with more than 6,700 brick and mortar stores closing their doors.

Peter Odle is a busy guy, a native Torontonian who makes his living making big cities like Toronto, Montreal and New York more accessible for clients.

What began as a coffee date, turned into an instant friendship and then a perfume business. Edwina Govindsamy was new to Nova Scotia from New Brunswick, and her mother thought it would be a great idea for her to meet Ariel Gough, a co-worker who she thought had a lot in common with her daughter.

 

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