Welcome back to Black History Month 5776, where I’ll be presenting you with seven Black Jewish figures for each week of February.We’re looking at the racial axis here, not the denominational one, so matrilineal/patrilineal, Orthodox conversion/non-Orthodox conversion, it’s all game.This post may or may not get me in trouble but, either way “the trouble” will ultimately be a big release and the deflating of the elephant in the room. My longest gig was on the the show Degrassi: TNG where I had the chance to play the character “Hazel” for 6 seasons.I had an amazing experience on Degrassi, I was a teenager on top of the world!I worked on an album with Universal Canada while doing the show, to get out some of my creative frustration out and suggested to some of the people at Degrassi to let me sing and instead they made my character a “bad singer” lol.It’s easy for me to laugh at the ridiculousness of that now but at the time it wasn’t funny at all!
Her writing commonly explores themes like colonialism, gender and sexuality, racism, class, power, and mother-daughter relationships.
The series introduces a group of seventh and eighth grade school children, and follows their lives as they deal with some of the challenges and issues teenagers face such as online predators, body image, dysfunctional families, sex, puberty, rumors, peer pressure, stress, and drug use.
The first season was broadcast on the Canadian terrestrial television network CTV, on Sundays at p.m.
It is the fourth series set in the fictional Degrassi universe created by Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979.
Like its predecessors, Degrassi: The Next Generation follows a group of students from Degrassi Community School, a fictional school in Toronto, Ontario, and depicts some of the typical issues and challenges common to a teenager's life.