Black & White is Stephen Dorsey’s intimate, multicultural exploration of white advantage, systemic inequality, and the paths to change. Each episode delves deeper into the racial discourse of our time through conversations with insightful guests who have their own take on what’s at play. Because it’s time to Be Better, Do Better, Live Better, Together. Presented by Flatiron Wealth Management.
Dr. Mayann Francis
On this season finale of Season 2 of Black & White, we're honored to share Stephen's conversation with Dr. Mayann Francis, the first Black, female Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Dr. Francis has spent a lifetime challenging the racial and gender barriers challenging Canadians today, as a human rights advocate, and published her memoir Mayann Francis: An Honourable Life in 2019. She and Stephen speak about her upbringing in Whitney Pier, her relationship with the late Queen Elizabeth and her time as Lieutenant Governor, Viola Desmond, and much more. To learn more about Dr. Francis and her memoir, click here Find your copy of Stephen's book Special thanks to our Producer, Composer and Sound Designer Noah Foutz, Audio Engineer Gray Sienna Longfellow, and Executive Producers Gerardo Orlando and David Allen Moss.
On this episode of Black & White, we welcome Ingrid Wilson, a Toronto-based Senior Human Resources Executive and Inclusion Strategist with over 30 years of experience in corporate Human Resources and EDI strategy who was recently recognized as a Top 25 DEI Person of the Year for 2021. She and Stephen speak at length about the challenges of minorities in the workplace, white advantage, systemic racism, and how to make diversity and inclusion less performative and more impactful. To learn more about Ingrid, visit gridfernhr.ca Find your copy of Stephen's book here Special thanks to Producer, Sound Designer, & Editor Noah Foutz; Audio Engineer Gray Sienna Longfellow; Executive Producer David Allen Moss.
On today's episode, Stephen sits down with the Executive Director of the CEE Center for Young Black Professionals Agapi Gessesse. Their conversation about racial inequality covers access to education, social and economic barriers in the workplace, systemic inequality, and the work of Agapi and the CEE Center to address those issues. To learn more about Agapi and the CEE Center, click here Find your copy of Stephen's novel
On today's episode of Black & White, Stephen sits down with the Executive Director of POV Film Biju Appachan. Their conversation covers representation and inequality, POV Film's mission to empower marginalized filmmakers, and much more. To find out more about POV Film, click here. Find your copy of Stephen's book
On this episode of Black & White, Stephen sits down with Kirk Brooks, the CEO and founder of SkillzHockey, an equal-opportunity youth hockey program. Their conversation touches on systemic inequality, racism faced by athletes of color, the film, Kirk's contribution to the recent documentary "Black Ice", which covers racial discrimination in hockey, and more. To learn more about Kirk Brooks and SkillzHockey, click here. Find your copy of Stephen's book Visit flatironwealth.com to see how their wealth management system can benefit you.
On this episode of Black & White, we welcome Jeff Cooper, founder of the Mixd Project, a collection of photographs and narratives of Black folks of mixed race that seeks to examine ideas of race through the lens of those who fit outside of its traditional constructs. Stephen and Jeff's discussion touches on social programming around race, living in a white world, Jeff's work on the Mixd Project, and more. Find your copy of Stephen's book here.
On today's episode of Black & White, Stephen sits down with Ross Cadastre, CEO of Innovative Talent Solutions and Board Chair of the Black Business Professionals Association. Their conversation includes Ross's immigration to Canada, his early entrepreneurial story, the generational wealth gap, the work of the BBPA to assist Black entrepreneurs in Canada, and more. To learn more about Ross Cadastre and the BBPA, click here. Find your copy of Stephen's book.
On this episode of Black & White, we welcome the CEO of Flatiron Wealth Management and Stephen's longtime personal friend and advisor Andrew Sheppard. Their discussion touches on the wealth gap, Andrew's background and history in East Asia, and much more. Find your copy of Stephen's book here To start your financial journey, visit flatironwealth.com
On this episode, we're honored to speak with President of the Métis National Council Cassidy Caron. She and Stephen discuss the Métis people, residential schools, the Pope's visit to Canada, and more. Follow Cassidy Caron on Twitter and LinkedIn Find your copy of Stephen's book here
Welcome back to Season 2 of Black & White, hosted by Stephen Dorsey. This season, we're bringing you more real, honest conversations about race and civil rights in North America, starting off with Julian Taylor. A staple of the Canadian music scene for over 20 years, Julian Taylor is an award-winning singer, songwriter, radio host and producer. His 2020 record "The Ridge" earned him 2 Juno Award Nominations, a Canadian Music Award for Solo Artist, and many more accolades to his already impressive resume. A longtime friend of Stephen, Julian was kind enough to speak with us about his experience as a Black and Mohawk mixed-race man, healing and hope in a post-George Floyd world. Julian Taylor's new album Beyond the Reservoir launches October 14th. Learn more at juliantaylormusic.com. Find your copy of Stephen's book Black & White wherever books are sold. Season 2 of Black & White is brought to you by Flatiron Wealth Management. Start your financial journey at flatironwealth.com
Season 2, Coming This October!
Welcome back to Black & White, the podcast for the ally in all of us. Season 2 comes this October! Stay tuned for more incredible conversations between Stephen Dorsey and his illustrious guests as they discuss the racial awakening of our time, social equality, and more.
Senator Don Oliver
On today's Season 1 Finale of Black & White, we're thrilled to be joined by Senator Don Oliver. Stephen and Senator Oliver talk about the Senator's remarkable heritage and background, his historic nomination to the Canadian Senate, his recently published autobiography, and more. To learn more about Senator Don Oliver, click here To order your copy of Stephen's book, visit stephendorsey.com.
Chief Manny Jules
On this episode of Black & White, we have the pleasure to speak with Chief Manny Jules, former Chief of the Kamloops Indian Band, and the current Chief Commissioner at the First Nations Tax Commission. Stephen and Manny's conversation covers the treatment and economic rights of indigenous peoples in Canada and the U.S, residential schools and the discovery of unmarked graves in Kamloops, and much more. To learn more about Manny Jules and the First Nations Tax Commission, click here. To order your copy of Stephen's book, visit stephendorsey.com.
This week, we're thrilled to have a conversation with Wes Hall, founder of Kingsdale Advisors and the King of Beale Street. Wes is best known for his regular appearance on "Dragon's Den", a business investment show that has spawned several like-minded programs such as Shark Tank in the U.S. The conversation spans from George Floyd and the wealth gap to Wes's time growing up in Jamaica, moving to Canada as a teenager, and much more. To learn more about BlackNorth Initative and Wes Hall, click here To order your copy of Stephen's book, visit https://www.stephendorsey.com/
This week, Stephen sits down with retired professional football player, speaker, and philanthropist Orlando Bowen. Their conversation includes Orlando's background as a Jamaican immigrant, systemic inequality, George Floyd and Orlando's own near-death experience with police brutality, and One Voice One Team, Orlando's non-profit youth leadership program. To order your copy of Stephen's book "Black & White: An Intimate, Multicultural Take on “White Advantage” and the Paths to Change", click here.
This week, Stephen speaks with another longtime friend in Gregory Lang. They discuss Gregory's intriguing childhood in a politically active family, Democracy House and the state of democratic principles today, systemic inequality, Ukraine, and much more. To order your copy of Stephen's book "Black & White: An Intimate, Multicultural Take on “White Advantage” and the Paths to Change", click here.
On today's episode, Stephen speaks with his longtime friend Brian O'Dea, a retired drug smuggler and legalization advocate. They discuss Brian's experiences trafficking drugs in North America, the need for justice reform surrounding drug use in Canada and the United States, and much more. Content warning: Strong language and an account of child abuse. To find your copy of Stephen's book, click here
On today's episode, we're thrilled to speak with Brendan Slocumb, author of The Violin Conspiracy and host of the podcast How Music Can Save Your Life from Evergreen Podcasts. Brendan and Stephen discuss their recently released books, racism within the classical music scene, the importance of good educators, and more. Learn more about Brendan Slocumb and his projects here. To find your copy of Stephen's book, click here.
On today's episode, Stephen welcomes Mohammed Hashim, the Executive Director at the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, an organization that seeks to building a national framework for the fight against racism in Canada. Their conversation includes where hate and racism originate, anti-Asian violence, social media, the scars of Islamophobia, and more. To learn more about Mohammed and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, click here. Find your copy of Stephen's book here.
Foreword, Part Two: with Piya Chattopadhyay
Welcome back to Black & White with Stephen Dorsey. On today's episode, we resume Stephen's conversation with journalist and host of CBC's Sunday Morning Piya Chattopadhyay. USWOuwJzInbk2n4A3PM2
Foreword, Part One: with Piya Chattopadhyay
Welcome to the first season of Black & White with Stephen Dorsey. On this podcast, we take a deep dive into topics of Systemic Inequality, Racial Injustice, Canada's Mythology on Race, "White Advantage," and more, with hopeful optimism and a unique multicultural perspective on the paths to change. Stephen's book of the same name releases to audiences in the U.S. and Canada on February 1st, and just like every good book, we begin with a Foreword. We are so pleased to have Piya Chattopadhyay, journalist and host of The Sunday Magazine on CBC Radio and Stephen's good friend and west end Toronto neighbor to introduce you to the show and to set your expectations for thoughtful and intimate discussions on the social reckoning of our time. Look forward to Part Two of our conversation next week!
Introducing: Black & White with Stephen Dorsey
Black and White is a limited series by Evergreen Podcasts, hosted by the author of Black and White, Stephen Dorsey. Join him in conversation with insightful and inspiring guests from the world of business, politics, social justice, entertainment, journalism and academia as they discuss “White Advantage”, Canada’s Mythology on Race, Systemic Racism and Inequality, Justice System Reform and more — all with hopeful optimism and a unique multicultural perspective on the paths to change.