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12 Oct 2019

ByBlacks.com Joins Internship Employer Program at Ryerson School of Journalism

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The editorial team at ByBlacks.com is proud to announce it is participating in the undergraduate internship program at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism in Toronto. The online magazine is now an official Intern Employer with the university. It is the first Canadian Black-owned media organization to offer internship placements to Ryerson journalism students.

06 Oct 2019

Racist Attacker Gets 15 Months For Violent Hate Crime Against 73 Year Old GO Bus Driver

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A 24-year-old man who beat a GO bus driver in an unprovoked, racially motivated, senseless and violent attack has been sentenced to 15 months in jail. Rocco Vietri — who, as court heard, has 17 prior convictions for violent crimes — pleaded guilty Friday, Sept. 6 to assault causing bodily harm and failing to comply with probation.

11 Sep 2019

History Making Election In Manitoba Brings Black MLA's Into Office For The First Time

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In the 150 year history of Manitoba, no Black person has ever been elected to the legislature. Now, there are three, after Tuesday's historic election.

11 Sep 2019

Nu Ave Nails Will Feature All Black Nail Techs At Pop Up

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Toronto's First-Ever and highly anticipated Black-owned Nail Pop Up Shop, NU AVE NAILS, is opening its doors on September 14th 2019. It's the brainchild of Founders, Sasha Ruddock, body activist and social media influencer, and Toni Francis, an award-winning television and cinema producer. Nu Ave Nails is Toronto's first touring nail salon that features all Black nail technicians.

29 Aug 2019

Toronto Celebrated Emancipation All Month Long For The First Time

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For Dewitt Lee, co-founder of Emancipation Month Canada, August is more than just a time to host city-wide events; it’s a time for change.

06 Aug 2019

Shea Moisture Officially Launches In Canada

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The Shea Moisture Pop-up celebration was a jam packed 4 day mini festival, kicking off with a coral carpet and a Canadian celebrity reception, including thought-provoking panel discussions and masterclasses on how to recognize healthy hair.

01 Aug 2019

Toronto's Mayor Proclaims August 'Emancipation Month'

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Emancipation Month will recognize the struggle for human rights made by Canadians of African descent and the legal abolishment of slavery in Canada, 185 years ago. The month presents itself as an opportunity to reflect on a dark past, educate others on the impacts of slavery and celebrate a path forward.

01 Aug 2019

Caribbean-styled showcase to celebrate Team Canada heading to CARIFESTA XIV in Trinidad and Tobago

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A contingent of nearly 50 nationally recognized artists, arts administrators and their supporters will be hosting a special showcase prior to heading to Trinidad and Tobago for the 14th edition of CARIFESTA. The contingent is being managed by the Toronto-based, Canadian-Caribbean Arts Network (C-CAN).

29 Jul 2019

Major African portraiture exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre explores the role of women in photography

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This fall, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) will present a major exhibition exploring African photographic portraiture through the perspectives of women, both as sitters and photographers.

28 Jul 2019

Honey Jam 2019 Launches 20 New Artists With Help from Grammy Winner Elle Varner

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Honey Jam, the all female musical showcase has been going strong for 24 years in a row, churning out mega stars like Nelly Furtado, Jully Black and Melanie Fiona. This year, the show will be hosted by CBC’s Amanda Parris on August 22 inside Toronto’s Mod Club.

24 Jul 2019

Founder Of One Of Toronto's Largest Black Churches Passes Away

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Bishop Audley M James, founder and visionary of well-known Toronto based Revivaltime Tabernacle Worldwide Ministries, was a highly esteemed man of faith. He impacted numerous lives, communities, churches and governments worldwide. Bishop James passed away July 20 2019 at the age of 81.

18 Jul 2019

STAGES Canada To Showcase Up-And-Coming Artists In Jamaica With IrieMon Tour

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The stage is set, the backdrop is picturesque, and the talents are excited and ready. After months of work, teasers, and auditions, the Stages Canada brand is now in tour mode, with the first global leg in Jamaica dubbed the “IrieMon Tour.”

25 Jun 2019

Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism Announces New Anti-Racism Strategy

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Diversity is Canada’s strength and a cornerstone of our national identity. Still, many Canadians face barriers that prevent them from fully participating in society.

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