anti-black racism

(Photos by Wade Hudson)

Why Wes Hall is betting on Black entrepreneurs

On Dragons’ Den, he’s known as “The Fixer.” That nickname holds true in real life, too.
Royson James (centre) and his sons, Sheldon James (left) and Darnell James (Photograph by Dimitri Aspinall)

George Floyd’s murder, one year later: Two generations of Black men on the fight against racism

Royson James and his two sons debate whether lasting progress has really been made in the fight against anti-Black racism
Ravyn Wngz (left) in Toronto and Sandy Hudson in LA. (Photograph by Dimitri Aspinall; Photograph by Nikk Rich)

‘Courage and truth’: What Sandy Hudson and Ravyn Wngz hope to see in 2021

The Black Lives Matter activists have a discussion on what needs to happen next after a devastating but also inspiring year

A cultural renaissance is blooming in Canada, led by Black and Indigenous artists

Laila El Mugammar: At its centre is public art, literature and more. The Canada emerging is one where I am visible.
On Aug. 1, Dumba, a Filipino-Canadian player, became the first NHLer to take a knee, with support from Subban (left) and Nurse (Dave Sandford/NHLI/Getty Images)

Black hockey players on loving a sport that doesn’t love them back

In 2020, hockey’s racial reckoning came to a head. Here, 10 Black hockey players share their experiences with racism on the ice.
Supporters enter the auditorium for the opening ceremony at the Conservative national convention in Halifax on Aug. 23, 2018. (Darren Calabrese/CP)

Conservative Party can lead on anti-racism policy—a blueprint

Akolisa Ufodike, Susanna Ally and Louis Butt: In order to address systemic racism, we must discuss the Conservative Party’s policies on immigration, the economy, education, cultural outreach and data collection
Ravyn Wngz is a member of Black Lives Matter Toronto (Jalani Morgan)

’As a queer, trans and Afro-Indigenous woman, I believed that I could never be a representative of Black liberation’

Ravyn Wngz: On July 18, Black Lives Matter Toronto held an art demonstration that involved painting and stencilling three racist statues in pink. To me, the colour pink represents life—vibrant, bold and free.
Clockwise from bottom left: Liz Ikiriko, Karina Vernon, Máiri McKenna Edwards, Kara Stewart-Agostino, and Melanie Carrington. (Photograph by Gillian Mapp)

’I don’t care whether All Lives Matter is said in ignorance—it’s just another example of racism’

Five Black women on their experiences of systemic racism within neighbourhoods across Canada
Téa Mutonji with her sister, Ornella (Nella) Mutonji

Dear sister: ’I wonder if my silence played a hand in your suffering’

’I had been conditioned to believe that racism was no longer real. So my approach to bullying and abuse has been to suck it up,’ writes Téa Mutonji in a letter to her sister. ’Now, I wonder if I should have spoken out so that, seven years later, you didn’t experience it too.’
‘We can’t afford to blow this moment,’ Bailey says of the push brought on by Floyd’s death (Photograph by Kwaku Kufuor)

Listen to Donovan Bailey

Twenty-four years ago, the nation was unwilling to hear the Olympic hero’s message. It matters more than ever as Canadians finally confront their country’s own racist history. “We can’t afford to blow this moment," he says.