Thursday, February 2, 2017

'Tales from the 2.9' introduces you to a black Canadian every day of Black History Month - CBC

by Kate McGillivray
Originally published: February 1, 2017
Publisher: CBC.ca

Casey Palmer has a unique way of celebrating Black History Month: for every day in February, he'll post an interview with a black Canadian on his blog.

He calls the project, now in its second year, "Tales from the 2.9" — 2.9 being the percentage of Canadians who are black.

His goal? To shine a light on "stories that get lost," he told CBC Radio's Metro Morning.

"Through a lot of popular culture, we're fit into certain boxes. The athlete, the celebrity, the musician, or, unfortunately, the criminal," he said Wednesday. 

"There's a huge segment of black Canadians in the middle who are just hardworking people."