Gary is an educator, writer, media/subject expert, diversity change agent, equity leader, community volunteer and history scholar. He has previously served as a member of the Toronto Star Community Editorial Board. His interests in various social policy includes cannabis legalization, natural health industry, dismantling anti-Black racism, Internet of Things (IOT), Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how innovations in these creative technology sectors are transforming every aspect of society and daily life.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the official observance of Black History Month across Canada. The first official celebrations started in 1996, following its federal recognition in 1995.
I am excited about Toronto being the host city and even more excited about living and commuting within minutes of most of the venues for the athletic and cultural events that are occurring.
07/12/2015 09:47 EDT
It is a fact of history that African people were enslaved, sold and brought to North America, Europe and the Caribbean through the exploitative and brutal economic enterprise of slavery, slave-trading and empire-building
03/25/2015 04:00 EDT
The fact is that our world was built on massive violations of human rights. The trans-Atlantic slave trade was matched in its brutality by the slave labour of indigenous people in the silver and gold mines of South America -- millions died in the Pitosi mine alone. The first joint-stock corporation, the Dutch East Indies Company, included enslaving of indigenous people in its business model.
12/14/2014 02:02 EST
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