National Post (National Edition)

SHAMIER ANDERSON

Actor and co-founder of The Black Academy, which showcases Black talent in arts and entertainm­ent, speaking from Toronto

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There's a lot of time on my hands now that I'm not working. Reading more (has) been the number one priority, ... and reading not just novels, but reading stories about individual­s impacting change around the world, different individual­s. Reading new books, Black authors, Black filmmakers. And most importantl­y, the priority of pushing The Black Academy. I don't know if The Black Academy would have happened so quickly if it wasn't because of this pandemic. We had a lot of time to sit and think and really refine it. So that was a priority and now it's become our number one priority.

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