There are many ways that we can recognize Black History Month here in Canada. The Black Artists' Networks in Dialogue (BAND) and TD present Then & Now, a series of must-see events across Canada that highlight the significant contributions African Canadians have made to Canada's cultural … [Read more...]
Celebrating Black History Month Then & Now!
In celebration of Black History Month, Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue (BAND) and TD present Then & Now, a series of inspiring cultural events showcasing the past and present accomplishments of Black Canadians in six cities from coast to coast. The 2014 Then & Now series features a … [Read more...]
Did You Hear About Black History Month?
As Black History Month comes to a close, it leaves me wondering if it makes an impact. Are the messages heard? Do young people get it? I love old time radio (OTR), and my all time favourite is Jack Benny. When Eddie Anderson was hired to play Rochester in 1937, he became the … [Read more...]
Talking Black History, Three Ways
There are lots of ways to approach a focus like Black History Month, depending on the child's age, what you want them to take away from talking about it, and where you want to shine a spotlight. There are lots of wonderful picture book biographies of important figures who made a difference in the … [Read more...]
Foto Friday: Dancing Through Black History Month
Last night, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre kicked off their North American tour in Toronto. I was delighted to be on hand to capture some of the magic and excitment they create. … [Read more...]