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Articles on African-Canadian Literature and Culture
Commentary / Foreword. Black Auntie’s House of Ill Repute. By James R. Stevens. Shunia (ON): James R. Stevens, 2018. [viii-ix].
Foreword. C’est Moi. Liner notes for the film by Howard J. Davis. www.cestmoifilm.com Toronto: Moving Images Distribution, 2018. III-IV.
Foreword: “John ‘Daddy’ Hall: Cry Freedom, Never the Blues.” Daddy Hall: A Biography in 80 Linocuts. By Tony Miller. Erin, ON: The Porcupine’s Quill, 2017. 13-15.
Afterword: “Honouring—No, Understanding—That Jones Man.” In Burnley “Rocky” Jones: Revolutionary, An Autobiography. By Burnley “Rocky” Jones and James W. St.G. Walker. Halifax, NS: Fernwood Books, 2016. 261-268.
Foreword: “Let Us Now Praise Famous Folks (well, um, sort of)…” In To Greet Yourself Arriving. By Michael Fraser. Toronto: Tightrope, 2016. 9-12.
“In Memoriam: Austin Clarke.” NOW. [Toronto, ON] #1795, 35.42 (June 30-July 6, 2016): 13.
Foreword: Toward that Elusive Just Society. Viola Desmond’s Canada: A History of Blacks and Racial Segregation in the Promised Land. By Graham Reynolds with Wanda Robson. Winnipeg, MB: Fernwood Publishing, 2016. xiii-xvi.
Liner Notes, dArk mAAt’r, ep by Stefan Christoff. [Forthcoming]
“Three Mile & Five Mile Plains—Windsor Plains.” The Times of African Nova Scotians, Volume Two. Halifax, NS: Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute, 2015. 32-33.
“Malcolm X: A Real Champion of the Oppressed.” NOW. [Toronto, ON] #1723, 34.22 (February 5-11, 2015): 12.
“The preacher who went to war.” The Globe and Mail. [Toronto, ON] (Saturday, August 2, 2014): F3.
Statement on Dionne Brand’s Thirsty. The Globe & Mail. [Toronto, ON] (Saturday, June 14, 2014.) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/luminato-2014-toronto-shines-through-these-five-books/article19161484/
“Black History Month: Black Artists Speak Their Minds: George Elliott Clarke.” [Article on black radio in Toronto.] NOW. [Toronto, ON] #1622, 32.25 (February 21-27, 2013): 18.
“Exceptional Poetics.” Introduction. The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry. Eds. Valerie Mason-John & Kevan Anthony Cameron. Calgary: Frontenac House, 2013. 17-21.
“Black Cat and a Purple Beemer.” Cycle Canada. 42.3 (March 2012): 32-37. http://www.cyclecanadaweb.com/articles/14601/
Introduction. The Journey Continues: An Atlantic Canadian Black Experience. By Craig Marshall Smith. Dartmouth, NS: Black Green and Red Educational Products & Craig Marshall Smith, 2012. 15.
‘“‘Indigenous Blacks’: An Irreconcilable Identity?” Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation through the Lens of Cultural Diversity. Eds. Ashok Mathur, Jonathan Dewar, Mike DeGagne. Ottawa: Aboriginal Healing Foundation, 2011. 397-406.
“N-word wickedness.” NOW. [Toronto, ON] #1514, 30.22 (January 27-February 2, 2011): 14.
“Yes, History Made You: Now, Go Make History!” Preface. How the Blacks Created Canada, By Fil Fraser. [Calgary, AB]: Dragon Hill Publishing, 2010. 11-14.
“X to King.” NOW. [Toronto, ON] #1464, 29.24 (February 11-17, 2010): 21, 23.
Foreword. The Hanging of Angélique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montréal. By Afua Cooper. Toronto: HarperCollins Canada, 2006. XI-XVIII. In Aims and Strategies of Good Writing. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada, 2010. 199-204.
“Frederick Ward’s blistering blues.” ARC Poetry Annual 2010. Ottawa: Arc Poetry Society, 2009. 17-21.
“Twenty Years of Criticism.” Kola. 21.1 (Summer 2009). 7-9.
“At 20: Take Two.” Kola. 20.2 (Fall 2008). 9-10.
“Plangent Soundings: A Conversation on Poetics, Performance, and Pedagogy.” With Tara Lee. Open Letter. 13.7 (Fall 2008): 40-54.
“Editorial 20 Years On.” Kola. 20.1 (Spring/Nisan 2008): 8-12.
“Let Us Now Consider ‘African-American’ Narratives as (African-) Canadian Literature.” Introduction. The Refugee: Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada. Comp. Benjamin Drew. 1856. Toronto: Dundurn, 2008. 10-24.
“Telephone Love: Poetry to Hook Ya Up.” Introduction. Telephone Love. By heronJones. [Kevin Jones] Toronto: PoeticSoul, 2008. i-ii.
“Canada’s ‘invisible minorities’ must look to Obama.” The Globe and Mail. [Toronto, ON] (Friday, May 9, 2008): A23.
“Black History 101: Our peaceful white supremacy.” Eye Weekly. [Toronto, ON] 17.18 (January 31, 2008): 8.
“Segregation smear.” NOW. [Toronto, ON] #1351, 27.15 (December 13-19, 2007): 22, 24.
“Diasporic Diamonds.” Foreword. Old Friend, We Made This for You. By Yannick Marshall and Yemi Aganga. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press, 2007. 8-10.
Préface. La pendaison d’Angélique: L’histoire de l’sclavage au Canada et de l’incendie de Montréal. Par Afua Cooper. Montréal: Les Éditions de l’homme, 2007. 9-15. Trans. André Couture. Translation of Foreword. The Hanging of Angélique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montréal. By Afua Cooper. Toronto: HarperCollins Canada, 2006. XI-XVIII.
“Slaves to the ‘n’ word.” NOW. [Toronto, ON] #1306, 26.22 (February 1-7, 2007): 24.
“On Reading the Free Verse of a Spiritually Free Man, Currently Incarcerated.” Introduction. Blue Cage at Midnight. By Douglas Gary Freeman. Toronto: Lyrical Miracle Press, 2007. 3-7.
“Are You Experienced?” Introduction. Ghettostocracy. By Oni the Haitian Sensation. Toronto: McGilligan Books, 2006. 7.
Introduction. Who’s Who in Black Canada. Second Edition. Comp. Dawn P. Williams. Toronto: d.p. williams & assoc., 2006. 13-14.
Quote. “You Had Better be White by Six A.M.”: The African-Canadian Experience in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. By Craig Marshall Smith. Yarmouth, NS: CMS Publishing, 2006. 98.
“Why Caribana shakes up T.O.” NOW. [Toronto, ON] #1280, 25.49 (August 3-9, 2006): 14.
“Black History Month—why we need to naturalize it.” NOW. [Toronto, ON] #1257, 25.26 (February 23-March 1, 2006): 17.
Foreword. The Hanging of Angélique: the Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montréal. By Afua Cooper. Toronto: HarperCollins Canada, 2006. XI-XVIII.
“First Person.” The Guardian. [London, England] (December 10, 2005): Family 5.
“Recovering voice.” The Last Word. Waterloo: University of Waterloo Magazine. [Waterloo, ON] Fall 2005.
“Secret of my killer cousins.” Scotland on Sunday. [Edinburgh] (August 21, 2005).
“A Dramatic Entrance….” Foreword. Back Talk: Plays of Black Experience. By Louise Delisle. Lockeport, NS: Roseway Publishing, 2005. 7-10.
“Walter Borden’s Tightrope Time, or Voicing the Polyphonous Consciousness.” Testifyin’: Contemporary African Canadian Drama. Ed. Djanet Sears. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2000. 473-476. Reprinted in Tightrope Time: Some Itty Bitty Madness Between Midnight and Dawn. By Walter Borden. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2005. i-v.
Introduction. Roam: A Novel in 6 Tripz. By Vanz Chapman. Toronto: Gutter Press—Urban Books, 2004. 
Introduction. Spin. By Rudyard Fearon. Toronto: RWF Publishing, 2004. xiii-xiv.
“The Critique of African-Canadian Literature….” Editorial. Journal of Canadian Studies. 38.2 (Spring 2004): 5-7.
“Making the ‘Damn’ Nation the Race’s Salvation: the Politics of George Elroy Boyd’s Consecrated Ground.” Introduction. Testifyin’: Contemporary African Canadian Drama, Volume II. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2003. 393-6.
“Feeling the Blues Inside the Spirituals: Frederick Ward’s Somebody Somebody’s Returning.” Introduction. Testifyin’: Contemporary African Canadian Drama, Volume II. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2003. 283-5.
“Poet, prophet, provocateur.” Profile of M. NourbeSe Philip. The Globe and Mail. [Toronto ON] June 11, 2002. R3.
Foreword. Motion in Poetry. By Motion [Wendy Braithwaite]. Toronto: The Women’s Press, 2002.
“Visible Enlightenment: Introducing Verna Thomas.” Foreword. Invisible Shadows: A Black Woman’s Life in Nova Scotia. By Verna Thomas. Halifax NS: Nimbus, 2002. vi-ix.
Introducing Suzette Mayr. Introductions: Poets Present Poets. Ed. Evan Jones. Markham ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2001. 43-44.
“Introduction.” Journey: African Canadian History Study Guide. Eds. Craig M. Smith, Quenta Tynes, and Cecil Wright. Yarmouth NS: Southwest Nova African Canadian Cultural Awareness Project and Human resources Development Canada, 2000. 5.
“Walter Borden’s Tightrope Time, or Voicing the Polyphonous Consciousness.” Testifyin’: Contemporary African Canadian Drama. Ed. Djanet Sears. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2000. 473-476.
“On Charles Saunders, or The Artist as Journalist.” Introduction. Black and Bluenose: The Contemporary History of a Community. By Charles Saunders. Lawrencetown Beach NS: Pottersfield Press, 1999. 7-9.
"Two responses to Jonathan Kay, 'Explaining the Modern Backlash Against Multiculturalism,' (Policy Options, May 1998)." Policy Options/Options politiques. 19.7 (September/septembre 1998): 52-54.
"Honouring African-Canadian Geography: Mapping Black Presence in Atlantic Canada." Borderlines. 45 (December 1997): 35-9.
"No Language Is Neutral: Seizing English for Ourselves." The Word. [Toronto] 5.2 (April 1996): 11.
Introduction. "Africville: The Spirit Lives On." By Charles R. Saunders. This Country Canada. 7 (Autumn/Winter 1995): 22-3.
From April 27-29, 2005, I was a Guest Host for The Current, CBC's Radio Program, in Toronto, Ontario. The nationally broadcast 90 minute radio program featured interviews with Jean Augustine, MP; Olivia Chow, Toronto city councillor; Austin Clarke, novelist; David Divine, professor; Cecil Foster, writer and professor; Lorena Gale, playwright; Rahim Jaffer, MP; Irshad Manji, TV host; and Howard McCurdy, ex-MP.
From October 1988 to February 1989 I wrote a weekly column of commentary on Black community issues for The Daily News, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
From October 1987 to September 1991, I was the executive assistant for media for Dr. Howard D. McCurdy, Ph. D., Member of Parliament, House of Commons, in Ottawa. I was responsible for press releases, constituency issues and correspondence, and production of constituency brochures.
From December 1986 to October 1987, I published and edited The Rap, a monthly, Black community tabloid (circ: 7,000), in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
From September 1985 to August 1986, I worked as a Community Development Worker in the Annapolis Valley for the Black United Front of Nova Scotia. The organizational newsletter which I produced there later became The Rap.
From April 1984 to March 1985, I edited and published the Imprint, a weekly tabloid (circ: 15,000), at the University of Waterloo.
From June 1982 to April 1983, I was a legislative researcher at the Legislative Library, at Queen's Park (Provincial Parliament) in Toronto, Ontario.
From January 1981 to December 1981, I worked as a technical writer for the Metropolitan Toronto Roads and Traffic Commission, Toronto, Ontario.