Black & White with Stephen Dorsey

Black & White with Stephen Dorsey

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.


February 14, 2023 49 mins
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 Whit...
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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 ...
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January 17, 2023 42 mins
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
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January 3, 2023 56 mins
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
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December 13, 2022 53 mins
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 co...
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November 29, 2022 45 mins
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'...
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November 15, 2022 43 mins
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 you...
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November 1, 2022 60 mins
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
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October 18, 2022 67 mins
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
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October 4, 2022 38 mins
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 ...
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September 9, 2022 1 min
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.
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May 17, 2022 48 mins
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
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May 3, 2022 49 mins
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 Jul...
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April 19, 2022 48 mins
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....
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April 5, 2022 55 mins
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, Multicultura...
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March 22, 2022 48 mins
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.
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March 8, 2022 48 mins
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
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February 22, 2022 51 mins
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.
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February 8, 2022 52 mins
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 her...
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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
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