Black Voice

Exploring African Dishes From Around The World

By: Lavanya Kathirgamanathan  Food is a necessity in order to survive, yet it offers a dimension of innovation that has people celebrating its cultural roots. Food brings families together, creates a legacy among various cultures, reconnects people with their traditions, and brings an unforgettable experience to the table.   Many of the popular African dishes restaurants […]

Five Black owned Restaurants in Toronto

By: Lavanya Kathirgamanathan  Toronto’s food culture embodies innovation, talent, and unique flavour profiles. The city welcomes a variety of different dishes that offer an invigorating experience. The food scene reflects Toronto’s multicultural population and provides a variety of different options for everyone’s palette. Some of these flavours are unheard of due to their innovative and […]

Black Owned Skin Care Brands

By: Lavanya Kathirgamanathan  Black owned products are not praised enough for the hard work that goes into perfecting a formula for different skin tones and skin conditions. These formulas include innovation that breaks barriers as healthy ingredients are a central focus. In fact, many Black creators in the beauty community do not get enough recognition […]

Black Influencers in Social Media You Need to Hear About

By: Lavanya Kathirgamanathan  In 2020, since the COVID-19 pandemic, social media has been one of the biggest platforms to gain worldwide recognition.   The lockdown created an atmosphere for people to grow and create content while staying home, which led to popular content creators and new advanced skills.   According to statistics on Zippia, only 7.2 per […]


By: Lavanya Kathirgamanathan  Freedom for me  Is not always   Granted.  I always wonder,  How would it be?  Then again,  I am dark skinned  Not a lot of   Good outcomes.  For my skin colour  Or the way I look  Right now,   My mind is thinking,  Intrusive thoughts,   Yelling,   Screaming.  Reasoning with myself that  It is okay, […]

Poetry: My Brown Skin 

By: Lavanya Kathirgamanathan  My Brown Skin  Born with power  Melanin queen  Every day, every hour  People may look at me  But that is fine  Ignorance is bliss  And this skin is mine for life.  My Brown Skin  Holds truth and fear  Sometimes it worries me  What might be near,  Racism, Colourism, Discrimination, and more,  Why […]

Let’s Talk About: Zanana Akande

By: Lavanya Kathirgamanathan Zanana Akande is a woman who embodies bravery, power, and strength as she represents one of the many voices in Canada who created a diverse environment in the political world.    In 1937, Akande was born in the heart of Toronto, a city filled with diversity, innovation, and culture. While growing up in […]

Take a Look: Black Authors You need to Discover

By: Lavanya Kathirgamanathan In life, we all have a unique story to tell. Our stories are what shape the plot authors get to write about. Globally, in just a year, over 500,000 to 1,000,000 books are written from a variety of different genres including horror, mystery, thriller, humor, and action. These genres cater towards a […]

Mental Health Resources for Black Communities in Canada

By: Lavanya Kathirgamanathan Films provide an escape from reality among its viewers. Films exemplify life issues and include topics that everyone can relate to whether that is relationships, family, work, trauma, and health.   Spike Lee is a renowned filmmaker who uses his platform to explore thought-provoking themes throughout his films.   A common plot Lee likes […]