Media Leaders Launch Contest Celebrating Black History Month

From the Underground Railroad and the earliest Black settlement in the Maritimes, to the election of the first African-American President of the United States, there are some momentous markers in North American history that will be celebrated during Black History Month. Global News, along with The New FLOW 93.5 and the National Post, invite Ontarians to write in and share what Black History Month means to them. The Black History Month contest offers viewers a chance to share their personal stories during segments presented by special features reporter Terese Sears on the News Hour at 6 on Global.

Viewers are invited to visit and submit stories detailing the significance of Black History Month to them, in 500 words or less. From personal anecdotes and family histories to hopes, dreams and philosophies, viewers are encouraged to write in and share their thoughts with fellow Ontarians. Four winning entries will then be chosen by a panel of judges and featured during the News Hour at 6 pm ET on Global, Fridays in February. Winners will also have a chance to tell their stories on the radio on the New FLOW 93.5, be mentioned in print in the National Post, and receive behind-the-scenes VIP media tours of all three locations.

In addition, throughout the month of February, the News Hour at 6 on Global will be featuring various stories and coverage of events related to Black History Month. Community listings will also be broadcast on the air, outlining various events related to Black History Month.

The contest is open until February 2nd to anyone in Ontario over 14 years of age. Official contest rules and regulations are available at

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