By Shafniya Kanagaratnam
“The constant denial of these anti-Black conditions, means that Black people must take extraordinary risks just to expose the violence we experience.”
Desmond Cole is a journalist, radio host and activist originally, from Red Deer, Alberta, now based in Toronto, Ontario. The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power documents his journey and experiences through the year 2017 against anti-Black racism in Canada. He covers the story behind his departure as a columnist for the Toronto Star, the rise of Black Lives Matter Toronto (BLMTO), his arrest during a police board meeting, his fight against Canada’s deportation and immigration policy, as well as his own personal experiences with anti-Black racism.
By Aaron Zaretsky
“Canada the NBA title is yours! There is a new champion and it’s a team from Toronto, Canada! We the North are now We the Champions! The Raptors, the 2019 NBA champs!” –Adam Silver, National Basketball Association Commissioner
By Carolina Salinas
When it comes to speaking about breast cancer, everybody focuses on the uncomfortable moments that this disease causes, during its presence in the body. However, not many people consider what life is like after, with the scars left behind as a reminder of this disease, or even the damaged self-esteem of a woman.
By Yulia Federov
It all started in 1981, during a psychology conference that Ami Rokach attended in Ottawa. Awaiting a flight home the day after his colleagues had left the conference, Ami recalls: “I remember standing on the centrepiece of my hotel, looking out, not knowing anyone in Ottawa, and there was a thick glass between the world and myself. I couldn’t feel or hear anything, and suddenly it dawned on me—that’s probably how loneliness feels.”
By Aaron Zaretsky
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to count your blessings and give thanks for what you have. There have been groundbreaking moments to be thankful for in Canada this year. Below are five moments and cultural defining aspects to remember this Thanksgiving.
By Aaron Zaretzky
Fall is just around the corner and the warm, sunny days are about to end. So don’t miss out on trying these FIVE unique ice cream flavours before you bid farewell to summer.