The Halifax Declaration, the RISE conference and the textbook "Mindful Journalism and News Ethics in the Digital Era" have made it clear that mindful journalism is already being realized, and the movement is led by BIPOC journalists.
Twice As Good newsletter’s mission is to focus specifically on content by and for Black people so that we can engage with the news without feeling exhausted, frustrated, and defeated.
People are sick of the way news is done, and no one is more sick of it than journalists. As a journalist, I combined my training with my experience as a Buddhist podcast producer and came up with the term ‘mindful Black journalism.’ Learn what that is, why I’m doing it, and how it works.
Remember when the world felt full of magic? In this story Sandra, MPS founder Kudzi Marufu, early childhood education instructor Justin West, and Afghan Society founder Gulmakai Sarvar share their happy memories of childhood, and the value of engaging play for children and adults.
Twice As Good has been on pause while I developed a mindful approach to journalism through a Black lens. We have a new logo, new content, and more than $16,000 in value was raised!
It's not just any old day here in Africville. Today is the first day of the National Black Canadians Summit, the second national celebration of Emancipation Day, and the weekend of the annual Africville reunion.
It was a historic moment when the largest national gathering of its kind came to Halifax.
I’m going to do something radical in the journalism world–spend the next few weeks talking about one single thing because it’s important. The next few releases will be a series focused on the National Black Canadians Summit that led up to the second official celebration of Emancipation Day.
I did not always want to be a journalist. Actually, the very first profession I remember dreaming of as a child was 'paranormal investigator.' As a child, journalism seemed like something men in suits did, and only on TV.
I asked what problems you see in traditional media and here are the takeaways. Plus, I share some research on the state of diversity in news media in Canada (spoiler: it isn't good) and what the history of Black Nova Scotia press says about media today.
Personally I’m sick of the daily news format, I’m sick of doom scrolling, and I’m sick of social media.
The longest running black business development initiative in Canada is finally expanding to all of Atlantic Canada as part of the Black Entrepreneur Program. The federal program is a partnership between the government, black business organizations (nonprofits), and financial institutions.
This Globe and Mail piece arrived in my inbox explaining the the huge disconnect between the inclusion and diversity we see in the professional world, and what's really happening on the ground.