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Shamier Anderson

Stephan James

Shamier Anderson and Stephan James, Scarborough natives and co-founders of The Black Academy, alongside CBC, Insight Productions, and Bay Mills Studios will celebrate the inaugural edition of The Black Academy’s award show. The live 90-minute telecast is the first major Canadian award show to celebrate and showcase Black talent and will be broadcast from Live Nation Canada’s newest entertainment venue HISTORY, in Toronto’s east end. The telecast will feature performances, award presentations, and tributes honouring both established and emerging Black Canadian talent. The Legacy Awards is available for streaming on CBC Gem.

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Black Mens Style

CEE Toronto

Hungry Eyes Media


Nia Centre for the Arts

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Reel World

TikTok Canada

Toronto Black Media Association

The Black Canadian Standard

The Canadian Academy

Universal Music