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.
Here’s what you said to the question, “What are the problems you see in traditional media?” ... But the biggest takeaway was that every single one of you independently shared these two observations…
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.