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.
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.
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.
It has now been five months since the Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) officially launched, at the inaugural National Black Canadians Summit.
It all started as a friendly competition. “There’s only room for one JB,” I joked with Tom Power on Q, the radio show he hosts on CBC.
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