She is the co-founder of Black Women of Forward Action and a successful professional salon owner who loves to build community
Born in Canada from Nigerian immigrant parents, Angelina Ebegbuzie has been a proud member of the Windsor-Essex community for approximately 40 years. She is a mother, grandmother, entrepreneur, educator, support and life skills worker for youth struggling with addiction and mental health and an activist who is passionate about social justice, youth mentorship, women empowerment; and creating safe spaces for marginalized individuals that are equitable, diverse, and inclusive. Angelina is committed to bringing impactful and actionable systematic change in all levels, specifically the areas of education, child welfare, mental health, financial literacy, healthcare, and police enforcement regarding Black and Brown families.
Angelina is an Alumni of the University of Windsor, from the Bachelor of Commerce Hons. Program and an Alumni from St. Clair College in Marketing, Human Resources and International Business. She also possesses a Hairstyling and Barbering Licence from the Ontario Colleges of Trades.
In June of 2020 she Co-Founded Black Women of Forward Action; a group committed to providing a forum and a safe space for Black women to unpack their emotions and pain, to feel vulnerable with no judgment, to begin the healing process, build sisterhood, spread knowledge and build strong networks of women helping women. She also is a Director on the Boards of Black Business Can. and Positive Pathways (former AIDS Committee of Windsor).
Angelina’s desire to delve into film and create something that would chronicle the Black experience in Canada spawned from her African heritage of oral storytelling. This led to her first film venture where she is one of two Executive Producers of an up-and-coming documentary “Our Truth, Our Story”. This documentary focuses on first person narratives by people of Black, African, and Caribbean descent in Windsor and Essex County region.
Her favourite African Proverb is “Many hands make light work” and she is devoted to fostering strong cross-community relationships and developing collaboration, allyship and unity.