George Boyd, Writer, Broadcaster, RIP

Cities Magazine, January-February 1988.

George Boyd, Canada’s first Black TV news anchor, featured prominently in Cities, a magazine I published in the late 1980s.

Journalist Tim Carlson, who would himself go on to become a successful award-winning playwright, profiled George at the time Neptune Theatre produced the world premiere of his first produced play, Shine Boy.

George himself wrote “Miles to go Before I Sleep: A Playwright’s Notes,” a reflection on the process of getting it produced.

He later authored a powerful article called “Shooting Gallery” about the murder of Donnie Downey and the arrival of crack cocaine in Halifax.

RIP, George Boyd.

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