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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.…

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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