Public Figures, Influencers and Tastemakers Share Some Reminders Post-Black History Month

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Though Black History Month has come to an end, the conversation is just getting started. I reached out to several Black public figures to ask them to contribute "reminders" concerning issues that mattered to them, which I have compiled into a list. If you're white, much like me, all I ask of you is to listen and perhaps learn from the advice, experiences and perspectives of these influential figures.

“Just Another Day in The Jungle”: Adonis Bosso on Releasing His First Single

Adonis Bosso, clad in black, sits on a wicker chair surrounded by overgrown plants, placed before a concrete wall.

On his way to catch a flight to New York City, Canadian-raised international supermodel Adonis Bosso calls me to chat about the release of his first independent single, “Jungle.” He describes the song as social commentary on life, as the 27-year-old has experienced it. “I feel like life is a jungle. It’s kind of about my time in New York, trying to make it, trying to make a name for myself,” says Bosso.

Making History: Local Artist Hosts Film Photography Exhibition

OTTAWA – The Individuality Project is a film photography series by local photographer Cassie Even-Hen. Last night, The Individuality Project was exhibited alongside other local talent. The event was in celebration of Black History Month and Canada's diversity of individuals. Canadian rappers Jacob Chin, Ian Lorts and Sleezoe performed, and YouTube personality Fatima Zahra presented slam poetry.