Dear readers,

Welcome to Interrobang’s annual Black History Month issue. This issue is unique for us, as it features content submitted by the broader Fanshawe community, from poetry, to essays, to artwork.

This year, we were overwhelmed with the number of submissions we received, and we did our very best to include as many of them in this issue as possible. Students shared personal stories, fascinating essays documenting Black history, and more. Special thanks goes to Fanshawe’s Anti-Racism and Inclusion Specialist, Troy Townsend, who provided us with a thoughtful and educational foreword for the second year in a row.

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Fanshawe student Briana Brissett conceptualized and designed our cover, drawing on her Jamaican heritage as inspiration. The colours Briana chose to highlight run throughout the issue, and connect our entire newspaper to her creative vision.

My hope is that this issue will encourage you to educate yourself and the people around you about Black history, not just this month, but all year long. As you’ll learn from our amazing contributors, there is a plethora of history right here in London and the surrounding area, so you don’t have to look far to learn more.

Thank you once again to all those who contributed, and thanks to you for reading!


Hannah  Theodore

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