Black History Month 2022

 

Since 1995, Black History Month has officially been recognized in Canada every February. It is an opportunity to celebrate and honour the legacy of a racialized community that has contributed so much to our city’s vibrancy.  

 

Here are some ways you can participate in Black History month this year: 

 


READS

CANADA

HISTORY 

LIFESTYLE/CULTURE

PODCASTS & VIDEOS

ORGANIZATIONS & RESOURCES

 

SUPPORT LOCAL

Here are just some of the incredible Calgary Black-owned businesses and brands you can support locally.  

SELF CARE & BEAUTY

FASHION & ACCESSORIES

LIFESTYLE

FOODIE

PARTICIPATE

EVENTS

Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture 2022: @ethnikfestival

The Global Online Edition 2.0 
February 26 at 6 p.m.

Calgary Public Library Black History Month events @calgarylibrary

Virtual 
Throughout February

Celebrate Black History Month with UCalgary @ucalgary

Virtual 
Throughout February

Black Art: A Conversation @calgaryfolkfest

Virtual as part of Calgary Folk Music Festival’s Block Heater 
February 20 at 3 p.m.

UNGANISHA: Explore. Connect. Dance. @woezoafrica

Virtual 
February 26 at 6 p.m.

 

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @LIFEINCALGARY

Meet the Calgary Black content creators taking over the @lifeincalgary Instagram this month. Follow along their Calgary adventures.

 

Chinenye Mary Otakpor: February 1 – February 6 

@queensplayground

Meet Chinenye Otakpor, a rehabilitation specialist by day and fashion lifestyle blogger by night. Specializing in mental health Chinenye sees the importance of having a creative outlet and balance outside of work. Since starting her blog queensplayground”.  Fashion styling has become a second passion helping others find the light and beauty in themselves. 

I continue to strive to be better and with the continuous support from my city, my passion will continue to grow”. - Chinenye Mary Otakpor 

 

Franck Mbikayi: February 8 – February 13 

@diligently.cooking 

Meet Franck Mbikayi, born in Kinshasa Congo in Central Africa. Inspired by his mother’s cooking sparked interest in Franck to pursue the culinary arts. From Northern Alberta to Montreal Franck graduated from SAIT’s professional culinary program and spent most of his career working for the Oliver & Bonicini restaurant group working & learning alongside professional chefs. Franck now works for a meal prep company allowing time and creativity to work on his Youtube channel

 

Justin Mulrain: February 15 – February 20 

@jmulrain

Meet Justin Mulrain born and raised Calgarian who works in the model beauty industry with a focus on content creation. Justin takes inspiration from powerful black figures whom have paved the way for opportunities to have success and accomplishments available. Justin states how being confident in who you are and where youre from is important to building yourself as a person and a brand.  

 

Tanisha Cherry: February 22 – February 27  

@tanisha.cherry

Tanisha Cherry is an influencer/content creator who shares moments of her life online to inspire marginalized millennial women to live beyond the glass ceiling. You can find Tanisha on Youtube and listen to her podcast

 

Chinenye Mary Otakpor, Franck Mbikayi, Justin Mulrain, Tanisha Cherry

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