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Feb 28 13 tweets 16 min read
#BlackHistoryMonth wraps up today but we can engage with #BlackExcellence round the year via these #BlackTwitter accounts.
Wherever you live, we invite you to learn more about these #Communities & institutions that are shaping the story of #Canada.
🧵with favourite accounts.

Join them in their goal to “reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes & promote health & well-being for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada with emphasis on the broad determinants of health, including racism." #BlackHistoryMonth

@blackartndialog is "dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally." #BHM

Explore their incredible FREE for the public gallery here:
@AB_MentalHealth provides equitable, #Inclusive & holistic #MentalHealth & addiction services for racialized people across the #GTA.

Explore their work at… or on their website at
@BLAC_Ontario is a not-for-profit corporation providing free legal services to low to no-income Black Ontarians who are facing a legal issue directly related to anti-Black racism.
Explore their services at

Follow @hogans_alley, a non-profit organization composed of #CivilRights activists, business professionals, #Community organizations, artists, writers & academics committed to daylighting the presence of #BlackHistory in #Vancouver & throughout #BritishColumbia.
@Bwim416 is a survivor-led, grassroots organization in #Toronto that empowers & supports the advancement of #BlackWomen, girls, nonbinary & gender-non-conforming survivors of #GBV.
They work within anti-racist frameworks to create #Healing spaces for all.
#FREEDOMSCHOOL – Toronto is "a #Youth & parent-driven initiative that intervenes to fight against anti-Black racism in the school system & to create educational alternatives for Black children."

Explore their work at
Follow the work of @JFAAP - a grassroots group in #Toronto's Jane-Finch community. It consists of community residents & members from different organizations in the area.
They discuss challenges with #WhiteSupremacy & #SocialJustice within the community.
@letstalkjails is a volunteer organization that engages in direct action, public education, & mutual aid to shed light on the harms caused by incarceration, & connect prisoners with social, financial, legal & health support.
Created by @itsalambro- a Master's student in #Planning at the @UofT- @urbanlimitrophe is a #Podcast series supported by the #SofC, highlighting creative projects transforming #African #Cities & diasporic #Communities.
Listen at…
@planning_black amplify Black voices & perspectives in #City & #Community building, #Planning & development with the goal of reshaping planning practice & facilitating more #Sustainable & resilient communities.
Learn more at
@blackurbanismto aims to increase the participation of Black people in #Community development to advance their collective #Cultural, #Economic & #Social interests in #Toronto.
Want to amplify more #BlackTwitter accounts? Add them in the comments to this thread!

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May 31, 2021
Excerpts from "'America’s Post-Pandemic Geography' - Covid-19 is transforming all types of communities, from big cities to suburbs to rural areas" - from the Summer 2021 Issue of @CityJournal - by @Richard_Florida & @joelkotkin. A #Thread.

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1. "The #Pandemic will pass...But in geographic terms, today’s Covid-precipitated crises may well prove to be the most transformative event that #America has experienced since the great migration to the suburbs after World War II."
2. "....centrifugal forces pull some people out of #Cities: families seek more #Affordable space, backyards, and access to better schools. With the wider scope of choice that #RemoteWork affords, some are casting their nets wider and moving farther afield..."
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