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04 Jan 2020

Canadian Association of Black Journalists Launches Program To Inspire Teens

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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.

26 Dec 2019

ByBlacks.com Launches New Look

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We're excited to announce ByBlacks.com has now undergone a brand refresh with a new logo and social media icon.

05 Dec 2019

Erased No More: This Project Is Documenting Canada's Black Indigenous History

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“African diasporic people have been exploring the oceans long before Europeans and as such, Indigenous and Black people interacted long before European contact. Indigenous and African diasporic peoples exchanged in trade. They exchanged goods, cultures, and customs. We know this from the archeological record that can connect Egypt and other parts of the African continent to South America, and North America. We need to know and understand our history, from our perspective and not from a limited white-settler perspective,” says Ciann Wilson, Assistant Professor in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University and Principal Investigator for the Proclaiming Our Roots project.…

13 Nov 2019

Calgary Held Its First Ever African Fashion Week

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Calgary’s first annual African Fashion Week event was a major success earlier this month in front of an upbeat audience of 200 people at the Highland Community Centre. 

13 Nov 2019

Black Community Celebrates Honours Bestowed on its Icons

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(PHOTO BY GWYN CHAPMAN) The Black community is celebrating a trio of naming honours bestowed on some of its most iconic members. 

31 Oct 2019

Canada's First Black Lawyer Recognized 100 Years After Death

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Over 100 years after his death, Abraham Beverly Walker has received the Order of New Brunswick. Walker was the first Canadian-born Black lawyer in the country, being called to the bar in 1882.

18 Oct 2019

Advocates Push For Better Mental Health Services For Black Canadians

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PHOTO: MIGUEL CARLON | While Canada’s healthcare system is touted as a global standard of equity and fairness, mental health advocates say anti-black racism prevents many Black Canadians from accessing adequate services.

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.

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