Together, We Rise.
We're going to take a moment to pause. To recognize and observe the long-standing systemic racism and its resulting ideologies that exist around the world and in our own country.
We will not continue to conduct business as usual without showing regard for black lives. This is important work. This is challenging work. This is necessary, long-overdue work. Enough is enough.
While we know this community is showing up, listening, learning and educating, there are many ways we can encourage change right here in our home provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
We want to use our platform to shout out black creative folks who you can follow, support, and lift up – now and always. Here's a good place to start:
@zatakiwon | spoken word, hip hop, soul with a retro flare @wildblackmusic | electro-pop synthwave @tonyeaganaba | soothing atmospheric sounds to sink into @sinzereofficial | trap, rap, hip-hop, dance tracks @jaesterling | hip-hop, soulful jams, trap, dancehall flare @i.am.a.y.e | smooth, hip-hop, positive vibes, real-talk
And this list obviously is not limited – if you want to show your support for a local black community member please drop their name, website, whatever in the comments. Click on the photos below to get linked up with their content.
Together, we rise.