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About The Black Academy

The Black Academy

The Black Academy is a permanent, year-round Canadian organization that operates at the intersection of Black popular culture and social justice. It is dedicated to dismantling anti-Black racism 365 days a year and building lasting, systemic change.

Leadership Team

Morgan Blades
Director of Programming & Events
Teneica Toban
Director of Digital Strategy
Tse Daniel
Director of Operations

Advisory Board

Alica Hall
Executive Director of Nia Centre
Divya Shahani
Entertainment Lawyer at Miller Thomson LLP
Jennifer Holness
Board Chair of the Black Screen Office and the President of Hungry Eyes Media
Tonya Williams
Award-winning actress, producer, and the founder and executive director of the Reelworld Film Festival and Reelworld Screen Institute
Vanessa Craft
Director of Content and Partnerships at TikTok Canada
Wes Hall
Executive Chairman and Founder, Kingsdale Advisors, and the Founder and Chair of the BlackNorth Initiative


Advance Music

Black Mens Style

CEE Toronto

Hungry Eyes Media


Nia Centre for the Arts

OYA Media Group


Reelworld Screen Institute

TikTok Canada

Toronto Black Media Association

The Black Canadian Standard

The Canadian Academy

Universal Music