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    Celeste Ceres ByBlacks writer

    Celeste is a writing chameleon and community leader who is highly invested in creating opportunities for marginalized communities to flourish. As a writer whose bylines have been featured on platforms like EARMILK, SHIFTER Magazine, and ADVANCE Canada, Celeste is dedicated to telling stories with authenticity and credibility that shine a light on the unique strengths and histories of the Black diaspora.

    Chanda Chandalala was born and raised in Zambia and immigrated to Canada in 2000. Her writing has appeared in the Canadian Immigrant Magazine and the online magazine, For Harriet.

    Cleve DeSouza, Finance Expert

    Cleve DeSouza, the man behind the brand CleveDoesMore, is an avid businessman, licensed engineer, project manager, mortgage agent and an astute real estate entrepreneur with the ability

    Elesha Daley is currently completing a Master of Education degree with a focus on themes, patterns, and impacts of race in education. She is a teacher with the York Region District School Board.

    Elizabeth Ononiwu is Nigerian born and Canadian raised. A passionate storyteller, she writes on topics relating to her Christian faith, women's health issues, race, film and theatre.She's currently

    Erika Vanessa Alexander is the eldest granddaughter of the Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, and on behalf of her grandparent’s legacy, she speaks as family spokesperson. Erika engages in

    Errol Whittle founded Effectuation Optimum to help entrepreneurs profitably exit their business. His MBA from Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford England focused on exit strategies for entrepreneurs. Errol is

    Feleseta Kassaye Woldtsadique is a seasoned communications professional in Canada with a passion for storytelling. Having a literature, media and communications background, she has worked for several non-profit organizations

    Gwenna Kadima is a workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion writer, speaker, and consultant passionate about creating professional environments where employees can achieve their highest potential. She is a member of Accenture

    Hillary LeBlanc is a 27-year-old biracial, bisexual woman, who works as a communications officer for a community health non-profit. She also models, blogs, and is a YouTube content creator.

    Jean Boampong is a freelance Communications Specialist based in Toronto. She has a background in curriculum design, media literacy and education technology. Her mission is to help organizations

    Jordyn Gibson is a Daughter, Writer, and Doula-to-be. Completing her Bachelor of Journalism at Ryerson, she cultivated her love for the written word, and the power of conversation to educate, encourage, inform and inspire. She’s used those skills administratively focusing on internal communications and coordination for the last seven years. 

    Kevin Bourne is the Co-founder and Editor of SHIFT Magazine. Born and raised in Toronto, Kevin currently resides in Ottawa with his wife Koliah and their two children. He's a big fan of pop culture, urbanism and creative industry and

    Kisha McPherson

    Kisha McPherson is a faculty member in the General Education and Liberal Studies Department at Centennial College.

    Kurtis Vermont is the president of the Afro Canadian Political Literacy Foundation or ACPL, which is laser-focused on improving political literacy among Black and allied millennials, and to advocate for policy that reflects our socio-economic needs. 

    Kyle Williams is a social work student and research assistant at Ryerson University. Passionate a

    Lucy Oneka is a playwright and journalist. She has covered many stories for Toronto-based newspapers

    Neil Armstrong is a Toronto-based journalist who freelances with ByBlacks.com, the Jamaican Weekly Gleaner and formerly with Pride News Magazine, and Caribbean Headline News on Rogers TV. Previously, he worked at Radio

    Nicole “Nico” Taylor is a writer, scholar, dancer, cosplayer and activist who uses feminism and critical race theory to

    Patience Adamu is the Vice President of the Afro Canadian Political Literacy Foundation or ACPL, which is laser-focused on improving political literacy among Black folks - especially millennials, and advocating for policy that reflects our socio-economic needs. 

    Phillip Dwight Morgan is a Toronto-based journalist, poet and researcher. His essays, op-eds and interviews have been featured

    Rob Small

    Rob Small is a Toronto based artist and community organizer, who produces the annual Legacy Poster featuring prominent Black Canadians.

    Roger Dundas, Co-Founder & Publisher

    Roger Dundas is the publisher and co-founder of ByBlacks.com. He is a salesman at heart, and there’s no good salesman without

    Writer, advocate, mother, freedom fighter for Black femmes, Sha’la Bennett is a Jamaican-born creative trying to make her Ancestors proud. Currently working on creative and business projects focused on easing Black femme suffering.

    Instagram @shalabennett88

    Podcast: https://anchor.fm/blackbeing

    Syd Rey ByBlacks writer

    Sydney Rey is a freelance journalist and micro-influencer who has big-picture perspectives and loves storytelling. 

    Talia Leacock

    Talia Leacock-Campbell is passionate about helping women tell their stories and speak their truth as

    Born in Malawi, Southern Africa, Thandi O'Grady is a student journalist at the College of North Atlantic in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. She has an interest in telling stories about fashion, lifestyle, and the Black community.   

    Tomi Ajele is a writer based in Calgary, Alta., and is an editor at Afros In Tha City – a media collective dedicated

    Wala Amara is a Montreal based journalist and host who covers different topics ranging from beauty,

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