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The recent contentious debate between rappers Drake and Pusha-T has once again brought blackface to people’s minds.

We have made enormous strides in acceptance and inclusion of our LGBTQI2S+ community members over the last few decades.

It feels like there is a movement happening with a certain age group. They are not quite empty nesters, but their children are pretty much grown or at least self-sufficient in a lot of ways.

A Hamilton police officer was recently acquitted of charges of discreditable conduct after city councilor, Matthew Green filed a complaint against the Hamilton Police Services (HPS) for being racially profiled.

Black Canadians are twice as likely as those in the overall Canadian population to have low incomes, get shot, be unemployed and to encounter systemic bias that interferes with equal access to goods and services. The financial world is no exception.

The cyclical realities of the impact of racism, anti-Black racism and other forms of intersectional violence on our health make breathing seem like a luxury at times. The full blunt impact of racism and other forms of violence echoes heavily in our hearts, our minds, bodies and actions. Grief is a direct result of racism and intersectional violence and it affects us physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually, transnationally and transgenerationally. More importantly, not being able to fully engage in our grief is a direct outcome of chronic experiences of racist violence. This winter, the grandmother of the deceased Colten Boushie told…

Jermaine Brown became Toronto’s 15th homicide victim of 2006. His murderers shot him five times — once in each of his legs, twice in his torso; the final bullet maliciously tunnelled through his neck and out of his side.

I have mixed feelings about my experiences in graduate school. As a Black, first-generation Canadian and the first in my family to become a doctoral student, I did not understand the culture of the academy. If I knew then what I know now as an Adjunct Professor teaching part time, I might have made different choices.

Regardless of what you think of them, you have to respect a few things about hipsters.

Teachers, social workers, clerical professionals and other members of the GTA black community packed the room at the Pickering Recreation Complex on April 19 for the first ever Durham District School Board (DDSB) Recruitment Information Night for Black teachers.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently gave a short but significant speech on Parliament Hill announcing that the Government of Canada is officially recognizing the International Decade for People of African Descent.

26 Apr 2018

I have a love-hate relationship with the descriptor of “black community” or “black people”.

Recently, I participated in a pharmacare town hall in Hamilton, Ontario—one of 25 being held across the country—to discuss the implementation of a single-payer drug program that would ensure access to universal, comprehensive, evidence-based, and sustainable coverage for all Canadians. 

 

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