The Era Of The Ho.

*This piece is strictly opinion based* Gif from Google search. It has been a growing trend in social media but has now entered the realm of public discourse. The topic began very long ago, stretching back to the 1800s and 1960s. ‘Ho’ and ‘hoe’ have been used and spelled interchangeably within the past few years…

Who Started #BlackHistoryMonth ?

Black History Month traces back to September 1915. Harvard graduate and historian, Carter G. Woodson (pictured left), and minister Jesse E. Moorland, (pictured right), founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) – a prominent organization that focused on researching and promoting achievements of black Americans and peoples of African descent. Presently,…

Black People, Macklemore’s New Song Is Not For You.

*This piece is strictly opinion based* Leading up to his new album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, Macklemore released White Privilege II today and there are some mixed feelings towards it. Calling out the likes of Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea, Macklemore addresses exactly what white privilege is within the political, social, and musical spheres,…

The Kylie Jenner Complex: An Analysis

*This piece is strictly opinion based* The above photos are screenshots taken by me of Kylie Jenner’s photoshoot with Steven Klein for Interview Magazine. The full interview with Kylie Jenner, conducted by Interview Magazine‘s Senior Editor, Chris Wallace, is available here. For coherence and context, kindly read the interview, before proceeding with this article. ALLEN…

In Honour Of #BeyDay

34 years ago, our once meek world received thou who shalt be known as Beyoncé. A mother, performer, actress, businesswoman, designer, singer, writer, and dancer. An inspiration and motivator. A game- changer and record-breaker. Today is her day, and ours as well. To mark that true honour, here are the ten times Beyoncé showed why…

How To Include More Diversity Into Slutwalk Ottawa?

I was approached by SlutWalk Ottawa and asked to speak on diversity. On August 25th 2015, I was honoured to speak to a group of remarkable, courageous, and warm individuals, unified to fight for change. Below are the words I delivered. Stay connected with SlutWalk Ottawa on their Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Then, head out…

Andrew Loku Brings #BlackLivesMatter To Toronto

45-year old father of five, Andrew Loku (who was mentally ill), was fatally shot dead by Toronto police early on Sunday, July 5th. Eyewitness Robin Hicks told of what occurred that fatal morning. According to Hicks, three women living on the floor above Loku’s apartment on Gilbert Avenue were being rather noisy. Loku, armed with…