A veteran Black columnist at The Star calls out Desmond Cole's activism out of nowhere. And CBC officially closes the comment section on Facebook. Writer Ish Aderonmu co-hosts.
November 11, 2021
#148 We March On Loblaws At Dawn
Canadian grocery store billionaires duped us for 14 years — Vive la gift card!
January 4, 2018
SHORT CUTS – The Wab Kinew Situation
Indigenous writer and activist turned politician Wab Kinew scored a historic victory last weekend by decisively winning the leadership of the Manitoba NDP.
Only days before the election, however, allegations of domestic assault surfaced. A former partner of Kinew filed charges in 2003. Those charges were stayed in 2004.
How has the media handled this story, and who pushed the court records to the press? Was it, in fact, someone from his own party?
The National Post’s Jen Gerson joins us.
September 21, 2017
A History of Activist Columnists at the Toronto Star
What was different about Desmond Cole?
May 26, 2017
By Jamie Bradburn
#118 The Hermit Kingdom Of British Columbia
British Columbia had an election where everybody won - or at least got an 'I Participated' ribbon.
May 11, 2017
#181 Desmond Cole: Celebrated and Resented
On April 20, Toronto Star columnist and Newstalk 1010 host, Desmond Cole, gave a powerful deputation at a Toronto Police Services Board meeting. He then stood in protest, calling on the board to restrict police access to ‘carding’ data. The meeting eventually adjourned, and Cole was escorted out by police officers.
For almost five years now, Cole has been using his platform as a journalist to report on and push back against ‘carding’—which disproportionately affects Black people—by the Toronto Police.
Cole—former host of CANADALAND COMMONS—joins Jesse Brown to discuss recent criticism he’s received from fellow journalists and the public, how mainstream media has failed to highlight the damaging effects of carding, his new CBC documentary The Skin We’re In, which explores anti-Black racism in Canada, and the book he’s writing about Black Canadians.
May 1, 2017
#132 Andrew Loku, Desmond Cole & Black Lives Matter
For the past year, Desmond Cole has been the media's go-to guy whenever a story about black Canadians would come up. Now, he discusses what's to come after hosting COMMONS.