13 May 2019

The Safety Epidemic Facing Black Children In Ontario Schools

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I caught on to a troubling story on Instagram last week about a Black student named Genesis. The photo of her bloody and bruised eye gave me pause. She reportedly suffered ongoing bullying by a white male peer at Glenview Public school, which is located in a wealthy Toronto neighborhood.

25 Apr 2019

Baseball’s Top Prospect Makes His Debut With Blue Jays

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It's a big day for for a young man. 20 year old Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will finally step into the spotlight as a Major League Baseball player on Friday, with the Toronto Blue Jays.

17 Apr 2019

Meet The 2018 Laureates of the 12th Annual Premier's Awards For Excellence In The Arts

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

16 Apr 2019

NDP Establishes First Official Black Caucus In Ontario History

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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.

15 Apr 2019

Principal Earns National Award for Afrocentric Math Program

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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.

04 Apr 2019

Queen Bees: Helping Young Canadians Spell Their Way To Success

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

31 Mar 2019

ByBlacks.com partners with One Vision One Voice to offer Black Service Directory

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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.

31 Mar 2019

Commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the First Black-led Delegation to Ottawa

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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.

23 Mar 2019

AfroQuiz: The African Heritage Jeopardy

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

20 Mar 2019

Oui Stem Academy: Filling the Gap In Ontario's Outdated Educational System

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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.

07 Mar 2019

These Black Women Are Making It Rain In Software Sales

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

02 Mar 2019

The Green Book's Canadian Connection

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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.

27 Feb 2019

Montreal's Black Pioneers: They Paved The Way For Others

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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.


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