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Asked to review racism, discrimination, hiring practices and management of Ontario’s second-largest school board, the three-member panel concludes that the Peel District School Board (PDSB) is an unholy mess.

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) The African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Network of the Waterloo Region recently received an invitation from the City of Kitchener’s Mayor Berry Vrbanovic to attend a Black History Month dinner with a select few community leaders chosen from the Mayor’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We are deeply disappointed by this last-minute invitation, which was received after a Task Force member explicitly requested that the Mayor and staff commit to organizing a meaningful event with the ACB community.

In celebration of Black History Month, Nia Centre for the Arts will be hosting a series of public events for their Black Futures Month Program.

Jean Augustine's efforts in the House of Commons 25 years ago to build support for a motion calling on the federal government to designate February as Black History Month in Canada succeeded in the end, but there were some hurdles along the way.

Last Saturday night, Iqaluit kicked off Black History Month celebrations with an opening ceremony at the Frobisher Inn. “The objective is to express the reality that we all are one connected, united human family,” said Stephanie Bernard, president of the Nunavut Black History Society.

To commemorate Black History Month, the combination photography and illustration art exhibit 143 (I Love You) Sponsored by TD launches inside Toronto's Union Station on Thursday, February 6th at 7:00 pm and runs until March 28th.

Canada is paying tribute to an all-Black hockey league that thrived long before the NHL became part of national lore.

I was a teenager in 2008, 14 to be exact. I’d just started high school, my mother was teaching English in Japan and Barack Obama was running in his first presidential election. On election night, mom called the house to make sure that my sister and I were watching as the results poured in. She mentioned several times that this was a historic moment and she was clearly very excited. At the time, I didn’t know I wanted to be a journalist so news and politics didn’t interest me much. I’d heard Young Jeezy’s “My President is Black” and seen…

Just about every journalist of colour can likely relate to being one of the 'few of their hue' in their post-secondary program. I know I was. I made mental notes but didn’t dwell. After all, it’s not like this was my first such experience. Journalists of colour across the country report this situation remains unchanged: in journalism programs across the country, we make up only a fraction of the class. Smaller still are the number of graduates who are able to continue on as professionals and follow through with their dreams.

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