Karimah

This article originally appeared in Afropunk in March 2016.   It’s been just over 10 years since Ashanti Marshall started playing shows in halls and cafes in and around her hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. At 18 she co-founded the rock band, Noisy Colours, and began to find her bearings in the otherwise very male dominated – and…

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Brown, Black, and Fierce

This article originally appeared in Afropunk on November 6, 2015. There’s a sore spot for many IPOC (Indigenous, People of Colour) in Canada. While outsiders have long looked at the country as being an inclusive and welcoming nation – a reputation that was unraveled by the fear-mongering that overshadowed the last Federal election – there has…

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