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Dr. Jennifer R Jackson, president, Capital One Canada has been crowned as the number one female executive role model in the world.

The 2020 HERoes Women Role Model Executives list celebrates 100 women who are leading by example and driving change to increase gender diversity in the workplace.

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Source: Yahoo Finance

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This week’s season 19 premiere of eTalk started with the reveal of the show’s new co-anchor: Tyrone Edwards. The move has been in the works since June, when former anchor Ben Mulroney stepped down to make room for diverse voices.”

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Source: Toronto Life

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The Skin We're In is journalist and activist Desmond Cole's first book, and it explores life in Canada as a Black person. When it was published in February 2020, it became one of the bestselling books in the country.

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Source: CBC

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TIFF marks 25 years of the Black cinema showcase with new films from Charles Officer, Dawn Porter, Tommy Oliver and Dieudo Hamadi.

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Source: NOW

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The director wrote of the late star: "it is with a heavy heart and a sense of deep gratitude to have ever been in his presence, that I have to reckon with the fact that Chad is an ancestor now."

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Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Eugenia Addy, formerly Eugenia Duodu, grew up in community housing in Etobicoke and often had to fight for access to education. Now she has a PhD in chemistry and runs Visions of Science, a non-profit that brings STEM learning to low-income kids. As the school year ramps up, we spoke to Addy about how she got where she is and the education gaps facing students from marginalized communities, especially during a pandemic.

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Source: Toronto Life

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Under the banner of diversity, racialized people are told to bring ourselves and our perspectives. But, if we bring too much of them, we get held back.

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Source: The Walrus

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Dori Tunstall, the world’s first Black dean of a design school, is on a mission to redesign design education itself: “We can’t decouple colonialism from design. They’re deeply linked and implicated.”

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Source: Fast Company

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After years of trying to convince a mostly white Canadian audience that she was one of them, finally taking a moment to fully exist as a Black woman felt vulnerable and terrifying at first. It’s also been a tough pill to swallow for some fans.

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Source: Châtelaine

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Host Asha Tomlinson speaks with activists who have been a part of the Black Lives Matter movement for many years about what has changed and what now needs to happen.

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Source: CBC

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