Black Voice

Reverse Racism: A Harmful Myth

By: Priscilla Wiredu  In 2020, Gerber announced that the face of their products will be named after a Black baby named Magnolia Earl.   Not only did Earl make history as the first Black baby to represent Gerber’s company, but also the first adopted baby to be their spokesperson at only one year old.   Magnolia’s proud […]

BlackOwnedTO: The Black eBay for Toronto Black businesses

By: Priscilla Wiredu  In today’s savvy business world, Black businesses have unique, safe-space networking that can ensure inclusivity and the chance for local businesses to grow.   BlackOwnedTO is an example of a successful platform that showcases Black businesses.  BlackOwnedTO is a start-up shop in Scarborough Town Centre selling products from local Black entrepreneurs.   Founded by […]

Token Black: How one Black person passes the diversity test

By: Priscilla Wiredu  South Park is an American adult comedy cartoon that has aired on TV for over 25 years.   America has accredited the show’s success due to its brilliant controversial take on prevalent issues, current events, and clever commentary towards people.   Its characters have earned a credible reputation for themselves. Eric Cartman, an obese […]

Eight Beautiful Places in Africa

By: Priscilla Wiredu Africa is the second-largest continent in the world, and recognized for being the most culturally enriched and diverse.   The continent houses over 50 countries, a collection of distinctive heritages, and a world filled with beauty.  Africa is a beautiful place with different landscapes, ranging from vast deserts, to tropical rainforests, and their […]

The Eve Gene

By: Priscilla Wiredu In 2020, an African news article stated that Lupita Nyong’o, a Kenyan actress, starred in the 2012 PBS television special Finding Your Roots. This documentary is about testing participants and their ancestral lineage and DNA for cultural reasons. An episode on November 17 revealed the test results of Nyong’o and proved that […]

The Life and Legacy of Harry Belafonte

By: Priscilla Wiredu On May 2, 2023, Olympic Medalist Frentorish “Tori” Bowie died after experiencing complications from childbirth.   Bowie was eight months pregnant at the time of death with a well-developed fetus when she was going into labor.   Reports claim that Bowie may have been having respiratory distress as well as eclampsia; a condition where […]

Black Maternity

By: Priscilla Wiredu On May 2, 2023, Olympic Medalist Frentorish “Tori” Bowie died after experiencing complications from childbirth.   Bowie was eight months pregnant at the time of death with a well-developed fetus when she was going into labor.   Reports claim that Bowie may have been having respiratory distress as well as eclampsia; a condition where […]

Five Books for Black Boys 

By: Priscilla Wiredu  When it comes to literature, it is important to provide Black boys with a space to express their perspectives. Providing Black boys with an equal voice will allow publishing companies to recognize that these unique stories can offer meaningful insight on different topics and positively influence acceptance within society.   A thought provoking […]

Tina Turner: The Black Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll

By: Priscilla Wiredu  On May 24, 2023, the world lost one of the most famous singers. Tina Turner, noted as one of the pioneers of rock n roll, was 83 years old when she died peacefully in her home in Switzerland.   Not only was Turner a musical icon, her positive influence on pop culture along […]

The Commercialization of Juneteenth

By: Priscilla Wiredu In May 2022, Walmart gained notoriety over the introduction of a new product launch. The Great Value Juneteenth ice cream. This limited edition ice cream included flavours of red velvet cheesecake and was created in celebration of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is an important holiday as it commemorates the liberation of Black slaves in […]