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As of 2020, only 5% of hockey players in the NHL are Black/People of Color. Naturally, it is a fair assumption that Black people simply do not have a strong affinity to hockey given that leagues like NBA, NFL, and MLB are dominated by Black players. As a young Black boy growing up in Canada, I realized early that hockey was Canada’s beloved sport; and it was only for White children. My neighbourhood’s recreation centre (shoutouts to Malvern Rec) had a library, a gym, and an ice rink. Every time I visited the rec, I would either be heading to...

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This is my personal opinion on the state of our collective consciousness when it comes to Black racism. If you don't agree, then great, let’s have a debate. If you agree, great, let’s have a debate. Either way, take it the way you want as the point is not to criticize, but to create more constructive dialogue when it comes to Anti-Black racism. Let’s do this! I don’t have to mention their names because you already know the latest victims of police brutality, cultural insensivity and the inhumane treatment of Black people globally that has been sustained by a collective...

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Alright, now the the Last Dance documentary is over, all the Jordan pundits can retreat to their bunkers and clutch their Jordan 1s or whatever dusty memorabilia you have left!  Trust, I am not hating! As a ball fan,  I was in awe of how the documentary took you through the trials and tribulations of the god-like figure known as Jordan, His Airness, Black Jesus, The Black Cat and a dozen other monikers. One thing you can’t deny is Jordan’s competitive drive and how he lead the greatest team/organization ever assembled to 6 NBA Championships. So much so, there has been an...

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Hey Clutch Lifers, This feels like the umpteenth week we have been told to stay inside and distance ourselves from others (some of us have been doing that for quite some time anyway). Here are 5 things you can do with all that free time to stay productive. 1. Write your business plan Many of you are sitting on a million dollar idea but don’t believe you can execute it. The only way to really see if your idea is a viable business is by writing it down. That way, not only does it become real, but it becomes more realistic. Write...

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