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By Channon Oyeniran
This podcast will provide listeners with the rich, interesting and often untold 400 year history of Black Canadians. Learn about the challenges, barriers, hardships, joys and resilience of Black Canadians and how they helped Canada.
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A Conversation with Spoken Word Artist Shai Beloved
In this episode, BlacktoCanada host Channon Oyeniran, has a fun and enlightening conversation with spoken word artist Shai Beloved! Shai explains, how she created the new BlacktoCanada spoken word theme, her inspiration for writing the piece and overall what inspires her!
September 27, 2021
A Conversation with Dr. Belinda Longe
In this episode, BlacktoCanada host, Channon Oyeniran and TDSB Superintendent, Dr. Belinda Longe, discuss back to school for Black students, the effects Covid-19 are having on Black students and their families, anti-Black racism, how parents can be advocates for their children and so much more!!
September 13, 2021
Why Black History has ALWAYS Mattered!
In this first introductory episode of season two, Channon and Solomon Oyeniran discuss why Black History has ALWAYS Mattered!!! This season will look at Black History and Black History in Canada specifically and all of the different stories, experiences and voices that are represented and the fullness of them. The experiences of people of African descent in Canada is not a monolith, but rather, these many different experiences provide a full and vivid picture of a people who have and continue to shape Canada! Join Channon as she takes you on a journey across the Canada to learn more about the stories and experiences of people of African descent in Canada.
September 6, 2021
Black History in Canada: 1960 to Present
In this final episode of season one, we will be discussing Black history in Canada from 1960 to the present! We will be discussing politics, culture, immigration, settlement patterns and more, as we explore the Black presence in Canada from the 1960s until now.
April 19, 2021
Enslavement in Canada with Natasha Henry
In this episode we hear from curriculum consultant, PhD candidate and President of the Ontario Black History Society, Natasha Henry as she discusses the over 200 years of enslavement that was present in Canada.
April 5, 2021
A Conversation with Brock Greenhalgh
In this episode, host Channon Oyeniran, speas to author Brock Greenhalgh, about his new children’s book, “Hard Road to Victory: The Chatham All-Stars Story!” This episode is a follow up to episode 7, in which the story of the Chatham Coloured All-Stars was discussed. *Please note that use of the word “coloured”, is used in context and was a term that was utilized in that era. Use of the term now, is not acceptable!*
March 29, 2021
Chatham Coloured All-Stars
In this episode, we learn about the Chatham Coloured All-Stars, the first organized all-Black player baseball team in Ontario. *Please note that use of the word “coloured”, is used in context and was a term that was utilized in that era. Use of the term now, is not acceptable!*
March 22, 2021
Rufus Rockhead
In this week’s episode we learn about businessman and entrepreneur Rufus Rockhead! We also get to hear from some of his family, including one of his daughter’s-Jacqueline, who shares her memories of her father and speaks to his legacy.
March 8, 2021
Stanley G. Grizzle
In today’s episode, we take a look into the extraordinary life of Stanley G. Grizzle- A Canadian citizenship judge, civil servant, politician and labour union activist.
February 22, 2021
Sleeping Car Porters in Canada
In this episode, we discuss the Black men who worked as railway porters in Canada. We look at the history of the job, the racism these men faced, how they fought against this racism as well as the significant legacy they left behind.
February 8, 2021
Amber Valley
In this episode, we discuss the settlement of Amber Valley, Alberta. Settled by African Americans in the early 1900s, Amber Valley had a thriving community and left a lasting legacy.
January 25, 2021
From Nigeria to Canada with Solomon Oyeniran
In this bonus, we talk to Oluwaseun Oyeniran about growing up in Nigeria, not learning about enslavement, his new book (The Power of Vision) and so much more!!
January 18, 2021
In this episode we discuss the community of Africville in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We pay particular attention to the environmental racism that former Africville residents experienced.
January 11, 2021
Welcome to BlacktoCanada Introduction
Hear from BlacktoCanada host Channon Oyeniran, about what to expect from this podcast!
January 4, 2021