In a tweet from Akim Aliu, it was revealed the Bill Peters, current head coach of the Calgary Flames, used the n-word several times in reaction to the music the then-rookie was playing. And people are surprised. My reaction was a bit different. I wasn’t surprised - if anything I was surprised a story like … Continue reading When Will Hockey Be For Everyone?
Today I had the exciting task of representing fans of color, specifically Black fans, as I presented my ideas on authentic engagement during BHM to all 32 NHL clubs in a private conference call. Over the last year, I have worked with the NHL in various capacities, and their HIFE department has truly done so … Continue reading Authentic Engagement, Black History Month and the NHL
BGHC Rollin' Deep Somehow, with a unique combination of love of hockey and Black culture, the Black Girl Hockey Club has the chance to become something greater than just me and my hockey social media rants. Over the last year, Black girl hockey players, fans and moms have come together to show the National Hockey … Continue reading Black History Month, BGHC and You
It's taken 7 days to write this post, but the actuality of the situation hasn't quite set in yet. A week ago, I was in Washington DC; getting picked up at sunrise by William Douglas of the Color of Hockey blog; grabbing brunch with Metro Riveters player, Kelsey Koelzer and her mom; exploring Black history … Continue reading BGHC Does DC: The Inaugural Meetup