Amplifying Black Voices
This year, we’ve grown the Afros In Tha City Writers Circle, partnered with several media and arts organizations, and amped up our newsletter. We want to keep up the momentum in 2022. Will you help us raise $4,000 to support our writers for another year?
About Afros in Tha City
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In the summer of 2020, a group of Black Calgarians started discussing Calgary’s media coverage of Black Lives Matter protests.
In summary, there were a lot of white people telling our stories.
What started as a casual discussion about the gap in Alberta’s media landscape quickly turned into a brainstorming session on how we were going to fill it.
Who is behind Afros in Tha City?
Afros In Tha City is the only media collective of its kind – dedicated to amplifying Black voices in Mohkínstsis/Calgary.
We write for Black people and allies. Managed by Editor in Chief Tomi Ajele and Deputy Editor Ado Nkemka, Afros In Tha City tells the stories that centre Black lives.
We discuss issues that concern Black people and we explore topics relevant to the Black Experience. We are here for the people and offer tips that provide practical value for Black people and allies.
What readers are saying
What really hooked me in with AITC was the access to community events where we met the journalists. Experiential touch points and content is powerful.
What Afros shares is more relevant than snippets from consultants or pundits an outlet may have on retainer to speak on issues.