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The laureates of the 2018 Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts have beenannounced.

QUEEN’S PARK — Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath and the NDP caucus announced the official formation of the NDP Black Caucus – Ontario’s first formal Black caucus in a political party.

Recognized by the Learning Partnership as one of Canada’s 30 outstanding principals; Nova Scotian native Karen Hudson is the leading force behind Auburn Drive High School’s Afrocentric cohort. It’s a program that consists of the standard Canadian curriculum, with a twist.

For 32 years over 50,000 children have competed in the Spelling Bee of Canada.

ByBlacks.com is pleased to announce a new partnership with One Vision One Voice (OVOV) to provide Ontarians engaged with the child welfare system. e will provide an easily accessible directory of services, businesses and organizations that parents and caregivers can trust.

Sixty-years ago, on April 27, 1954, a group of determined men and women, led by Barbadian Donald Moore, made the journey from Toronto to Ottawa to present a brief to the Canadian government, protesting the discriminatory laws that made it difficult for Black and other non-White immigrants to enter Canada.

AfroQuiz is a twist on the traditional Jeopardy game and the brainchild of Malcolm Azania, a community activist and published author.

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education are now more accessible to girls and youth of colour. Dilesha Stelmach launched the not-for-profit Oui Stem Academy (OSA) to fill the gap of the outdated Ontario Educational curriculum.

Pictured above: Amena Agbaje, Partner Manager, US East, Shopify Plus

The Green Book has generated some well deserved discussion over the past year. Unfortunately, that discussion has been focused on the success of a film that dishonors the legacy of Don Shirley by placing the focus on his white driver.

When Gwen Lord applied to become a teacher with the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal in 1961, she was relieved the interviewer was someone she knew well, the father of a best friend. She hoped graduating top of her class with a bachelor’s degree in science and a specialty in education from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) would trump skin colour. It would not.

You likely know February is dedicated to celebrating Black history, officially in Canada since a motion passed in the House of Commons in 1995. But do you know who introduced that motion?

In a quiet Oak Bay cafe, Ron Nicholson strummed the side of his coffee mug as he delved into his thoughts. As a director of the BC Black History Awareness Society, Nicholson’s historical knowledge intertwines with his own personal history.

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