It’s Not Justice, It’s Not Accountability

Finally, former police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of the murder of George Floyd which occurred May 25, 2020. The Minneapolis jury found Chauvin guilty of all three charges and is facing charges of second-degree murder, third degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. American actress Natasha Rothwell took to Twitter following this announcement andContinue reading “It’s Not Justice, It’s Not Accountability”

Is Being An Ally Enough?

This is a debate I have often with others and far too often with myself. I am currently in bed, post wisdom teeth removal, loopy from pain meds and ready to be honest. Lately I have been more vocal about my experience growing up Black and the discrimination I continue to face because of it.Continue reading “Is Being An Ally Enough?”

It’s Time For A Patent Reprieve For COVID-19 Vaccines

The world desperately needs more COVID-19 vaccines. I was disappointed to hear that Canada is among some of the high-income countries blocking a patent-waiver proposal which would boost vaccine production and minimize COVID vaccine inequality. Around 100 countries, led by India and South Africa, are asking World Trade Organization members to approve lifting COVID-19 relatedContinue reading “It’s Time For A Patent Reprieve For COVID-19 Vaccines”

Shit my high school teachers said to me because I am Black *Black Lives Matter*

Like many people, I did not enjoy my high school experience. I wasn’t popular, I didn’t know what to do with my dry curls and my teachers treated me horribly. This treatment went on for four years and it wasn’t until after I graduated that I realized that this unfair treatment was solely due toContinue reading “Shit my high school teachers said to me because I am Black *Black Lives Matter*”

How Canada’s education system is perpetuating anti-Black racism

As discussions on Black rights continuously find their way to mainstream media, I often find myself hopeful that changes will be made to end racial inequity in Canada’s education system. As a Black woman pursuing her post-secondary education, I have experienced how Canada’s education system enforces white supremacy by ignoring the history and talent ofContinue reading “How Canada’s education system is perpetuating anti-Black racism”