By Channon Oyeniran
This podcast provides listeners with the rich, interesting and often untold 400 year history of Black Canadians. Learn about the challenges, barriers, hardships, joys, achievements, accomplishments, courage and resilience of Black Canadians and how they have contributed to Canada.
BlacktoCanadaFeb 28, 2022
In Conversation with Rochelle Bush (Part 2)
In this episode, Channon Oyeniran continues her conversation with Rochelle Bush, as she shares more about Harriet Tubman’s life in St. Catharines, the intimate details of the Underground Railroad and the importance of Black History in Ontario and Canada.
Feb 28, 202213:09
In Conversation with Rochelle Bush (Part 1)
In this episode, BlacktoCanada host Channon Oyeniran speaks to founder of Tubman Tours Canada Rochelle Bush. Rochelle discusses her family connections to the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman, Harriet’s life in St. Catharines and her place of worship-Salem Chapel BME.
Feb 14, 202214:26
In Conversation with the Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine (Part 2)
In Part 2 of 2 conversations with the Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine, she shares why she wanted Black History Month to be recognized across Canada and how she made that happen! She also provides some important advice for the next generation of leaders!
Jan 24, 202234:35
A Conversation with the Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine (Part 1)
In this first of two conversations and in anticipation of Black History Month 2022, BlacktoCanada host Channon Oyeniran, speaks with Dr. Jean Augustine!!! They discuss Dr. Augustine’s life growing up in Grenada, her journey to Canada through the Caribbean Domestic Scheme. They also discuss what her life was like when she first arrived in Canada, her experience in Canadian politics and so much more!!!
Jan 10, 202232:36
A Conversation with Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost (Part 2)
In Part 2 of 2 conversations, we learn more about Toronto’s local Black History. We also get more details about the lives of Lucie and Thornton Blackburn and their lives in Toronto. Dr. Smardz Frost also shares some exciting projects she is working on!
Dec 20, 202130:40
A Conversation with Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost (Part 1)
In Part 1 of 2 conversations, we learn about Toronto’s local Black History. We also learn about the Underground Railroad (UGRR) and some of the individuals and families who decided to make Toronto home, after reclaiming their freedom. You may have learned about the UGRR in school, but Historian and Archaeologist, Dr. Karolyn Smardz Frost talks about it in a way like you’ve never experienced before!
Dec 06, 202128:43
A Conversation with Sherry Edmunds-Flett (Part 2)
In this episode, we continue with part two of two conversations with Historian Sherry Edmunds-Flett, who shares more captivating stories about the Black men and women who settled in British Columbia.
Nov 22, 202131:08
A Conversation with Sherry Edmunds-Flett (Part 1)
In part 1 of a two part conversation, BlacktoCanada host Channon Oyeniran speaks with Historian and expert of Black History in British Columbia Sherry Edmunds-Flett. Sherry discusses the rich Black history in British Columbia that dates back all the way to 1858! Listen to episode to learn more about the incredible Black men and women, who made up British Columbia’s first Black community.
Nov 08, 202130:27
Black Loyalists in British North America
In this episode, host Channon Oyeniran, discusses the courageous and determined group of Black men and women who were known as the Black Loyalists. Fighting for freedom and land, the Black Loyalists faced many challenges and barriers, fighting for the British and even when they were re-settled in places like Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Their story is one of determination, resilience and inspiration.
Oct 25, 202119:31
A Conversation with Keishia Facey
In this episode, BlacktoCanada host Channon Oyeniran, has an insightful conversation with Founder and Director of Riddim Fit Wellness Centre and Program Manager for One Vision One Voice, Keishia Facey. Keishia discusses mental health, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS), anti-Black racism and so much more!
Oct 11, 202145:03
A Conversation with Spoken Word Artist Shai Beloved
In this episode, BlacktoCanada host Channon Oyeniran, has a fun and enlightening conversation with spoken word artist Shai Beloved! Shai explains, how she created the new BlacktoCanada spoken word theme, her inspiration for writing the piece and overall what inspires her!
Sep 27, 202115:18
A Conversation with Dr. Belinda Longe
In this episode, BlacktoCanada host, Channon Oyeniran and TDSB Superintendent, Dr. Belinda Longe, discuss back to school for Black students, the effects Covid-19 are having on Black students and their families, anti-Black racism, how parents can be advocates for their children and so much more!!
Sep 13, 202140:23
Why Black History has ALWAYS Mattered!
In this first introductory episode of season two, Channon and Solomon Oyeniran discuss why Black History has ALWAYS Mattered!!! This season will look at Black History and Black History in Canada specifically and all of the different stories, experiences and voices that are represented and the fullness of them. The experiences of people of African descent in Canada is not a monolith, but rather, these many different experiences provide a full and vivid picture of a people who have and continue to shape Canada! Join Channon as she takes you on a journey across the Canada to learn more about the stories and experiences of people of African descent in Canada.
Sep 06, 202120:53
Black History in Canada: 1960 to Present
In this final episode of season one, we will be discussing Black history in Canada from 1960 to the present! We will be discussing politics, culture, immigration, settlement patterns and more, as we explore the Black presence in Canada from the 1960s until now.
Apr 19, 202125:37
Enslavement in Canada, a conversation with Natasha Henry
In this episode we hear from curriculum consultant, PhD candidate and President of the Ontario Black History Society, Natasha Henry as she discusses the over 200 years of enslavement that was present in Canada.
Apr 05, 202122:23
A Conversation with Brock Greenhalgh
In this episode, host Channon Oyeniran, speas to author Brock Greenhalgh, about his new children’s book, “Hard Road to Victory: The Chatham All-Stars Story!” This episode is a follow up to episode 7, in which the story of the Chatham Coloured All-Stars was discussed. *Please note that use of the word “coloured”, is used in context and was a term that was utilized in that era. Use of the term now, is not acceptable!*
Mar 29, 202116:32
Chatham Coloured All-Stars
In this episode, we learn about the Chatham Coloured All-Stars, the first organized all-Black player baseball team in Ontario. *Please note that use of the word “coloured”, is used in context and was a term that was utilized in that era. Use of the term now, is not acceptable!*
Mar 22, 202112:36
In this week’s episode we learn about businessman and entrepreneur Rufus Rockhead! We also get to hear from some of his family, including one of his daughter’s-Jacqueline, who shares her memories of her father and speaks to his legacy.
Mar 08, 202138:29
Stanley G. Grizzle
In today’s episode, we take a look into the extraordinary life of Stanley G. Grizzle- A Canadian citizenship judge, civil servant, politician and labour union activist.
Feb 22, 202113:39
Sleeping Car Porters in Canada
In this episode, we discuss the Black men who worked as railway porters in Canada. We look at the history of the job, the racism these men faced, how they fought against this racism as well as the significant legacy they left behind.
Feb 08, 202116:37
In this episode, we discuss the settlement of Amber Valley, Alberta. Settled by African Americans in the early 1900s, Amber Valley had a thriving community and left a lasting legacy.
Jan 25, 202117:11
From Nigeria to Canada with Solomon Oyeniran
In this bonus episode, we talk to Oluwaseun Oyeniran about growing up in Nigeria, not learning about enslavement, his new book (The Power of Vision) and so much more!!
Jan 18, 202129:48
In this episode we discuss the community of Africville in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We pay particular attention to the environmental racism that former Africville residents experienced.
Jan 11, 202118:33
Welcome to BlacktoCanada Introduction
Hear from BlacktoCanada host Channon Oyeniran, about what to expect from this podcast!
Jan 04, 202100:52