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"You absorb the light; I reflect it." It's a joke my wife recently made after several failed attempts at taking an "usie" outdoors while the sun shined down on us.

The news of Senator Don Meredith's expulsion from the caucus of the ruling Conservative Party of Canada based on an allegation of sexual relations with a 16-year-old girl was greeted with shame, embarrassment and deep disappointment from some members of the Afrikan-Canadian* community, which they expressed on social media.

Today we celebrate the existence and contributions of our fathers.  But with all the presents, special dinners and the usual “Happy Father’s Day” greeting in the morning maybe we should think a little deeper.

Some people think this video is about my daughter. Why? Because of my son’s “feminine” colour choices.

At tomorrow's police services board meeting, Toronto Mayor John Tory is expected to move to bring an end to police carding.

With mass pressure from below and sections of Toronto’s petty bourgeois elements publicly calling for an end to carding, Mayor John Tory announced on June 7th that he will be calling for “the permanent cancellation of carding once and for all” at the June 18th meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board. 

On April 20, 2015, Deputy Chief Mark Saunders became the first Black man to lead the Toronto Police Service (TPS), the country’s largest police force.

24 Dec 2014

Two weekends ago, I celebrated my big brother’s birthday. It was the first time I felt completely comfortable in a room full of predominantly Black, Caribbean, and as far as I know, heterosexual people.

11 Dec 2014

It’s always darkest before the dawn, or so the old saying goes. And for my fellow early birds who know – those pre-dawn hours in all their darkness, is also the time when the most work can and should be done – if and only if we’re awake at that crucial hour.

Despite not being a fan of Internet back-and-forths, I have recently found myself engaging, often online, a number of well-meaning people (including self-titled White allies and other Black folk) who are convinced that the collective upset in Black communities following the non-indictment of Darren Wilson is overdone, when in fact it is not.

Dear members of the Canadian Black Caucus, we are the women of the Black Women’s Caucus of the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR). We are a community of women that commune together based on our shared oppressions that we have and currently experience throughout our lives, in the workplace, within society and in our homes.

In 1967 a white man in Virginia, named Loving, sued the state of Virginia for the right to marry a Black woman.

A couple weeks ago, I got a few "requests" to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Prior to the challenge, I had never heard of Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS.

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