28 ENE 2021


Being Black In Canada will feature Black History Month content from across all areas of CBC, allowing audiences to discover and share in one place.


Being Black In Canada


CBC is celebrating Black History Month throughout February with a wide range of programming on all platforms featuring Black creators, storytellers and changemakers, curated and discoverable in one place on CBC’s Being Black In Canada website.

Highlighting the stories and experiences of Black Canadians year-round, Being Black In Canada provides a breadth of content celebrating the culture and achievements of Canada’s Black communities while also offering a window into their struggles. In February, the site will continue to be a hub to showcase Black History Month content from across all areas of CBC including news, documentaries, arts and music.

Throughout February, Being Black In Canada will also offer a series of feature stories on Black men making a difference in their communities. Following in the footsteps of the acclaimed HERstory In Black initiative and in response to the recent, ongoing reckoning on race inspiring many to push for change, CBC News and Being Black In Canada are shining a spotlight on Black men who are continuing their journey for social justice and are more determined than ever to effect long-lasting change.

CBC Arts anthology series 21 “Black Futures” from Obsidian Theatre premieres February 12 on CBC Gem, featuring 21 visions of the future of Blackness.  Black History Month Collections launch February 1 on CBC Gem, featuring over 70 series, films and documentaries available to stream anytime including a CBC Kids collection celebrating Black Canadian difference-makers.

Also launching in February, new CBC Music national radio program “The Block” hosted by Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe and focused on music of Black origin; and Season 2 of acclaimed sketch comedy series “Tallboyz."