Black Tea

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Toronto is a media and cultural hotspot. But the diversity that makes the city special isn’t often reflected in the stories we hear and the discussions we have. Black Tea will change that. Writers Andray Domise and Melayna Williams are here to bring ...Show More
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Black Queer Visibility

45:06 | Dec 20th, 2018

The Black community often replicates the harmful and oppressive structures of white supremacy on it's queer members. What are some ways we can build stronger ties between the broader Black community and LGBTQ+ people? Guest: Kim Katrin Milan, Huma...Show More
2018 Best in Blackness

30:11 | Dec 13th, 2018

This week, Melayna, Andray and A.Harmony break down this year's best (and worst) moments in Blackness by spilling as much tea as possible.  Guest: Writer and Hip-hop artist, A.Harmony
Black Film & TV

39:40 | Dec 6th, 2018

Yes, diversity is a buzzword, but it also represents essential strides in the film and television industry related to viewership and box office returns. For some reason, that shift hasn’t resonated in Canada. How can we change that? Guest: Amanda ...Show More
Blackness, Sports and Activism

43:04 | Nov 29th, 2018

Growing up, the athlete was portrayed as shallow, unintelligent, and unconcerned with the affairs of the world. This has never been the case with Black athletes, so why are white sports fans continually surprised? We talk to Donnovan Bennett from Spo...Show More
Black Art in Canada

36:31 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Why do Black artists in this country have to leave home to find their fame? And why are we only happy to claim them after they’ve already made it somewhere else? How can we offer better support to our artists early on and what can we do to help our C...Show More
Respectability Politics

28:03 | Nov 15th, 2018

Most Black people show up differently depending on the world they’re in—from life at work to with friends to at home, there’s often code-switching at play. And, since Canada is so multicultural, young Black people are commonly subjected to a simple t...Show More
Smoked Out: Cannabis and the Black Community

30:29 | Nov 8th, 2018

Is the legalization of cannabis actually good for Canada’s Black community? And how is it that public officials—the same ones who were wholly against legalization while Black people were being imprisoned at alarming rates—are now profiting from the i...Show More
Swagger Jacking

34:54 | Nov 1st, 2018

Black culture has become pop culture, and it’s clearly for sale—but who’s benefitting? Inside jokes on Black Twitter, the use of AAVE (African American Vernacular English) and other things that originate in the Black community are used on the daily b...Show More
Teaser: Welcome to Black Tea

02:31 | Oct 19th, 2018

Canada's Black communities deserve insightful and uncomfortable conversations about the issues that matter to them. Join writers Andray Domise and Melayna Williams as they discuss these issues with friends and experts.