According to some Black farmers, the Toronto city council’s recent approval of a five-year plan to address ongoing food insecurity in Black communities does not do enough to target urgent concerns or the root of the problem.

    Photo Courtesy of Naolo Charles “Canada’s BIPOC youth haven’t been able to carve a space for themselves in the nature and conservation sector. This could be due to financial reasons or structural problems,” says Emily McMillan, Deputy Executive Director at Nature Canada.

    Warning: This article contains graphic details and Images. An Alpine Public School teacher is facing two counts of assault after duct taping two racialized students and leaving them in a darkened room as a form of punishment. The 52-year old woman, who hasn’t been identified, faced allegations last month after Waterloo Police received a report from Family and Children Services of the Waterloo region in connection to the incident. The father, who has not been named to protect the identity of the family, has said he is concerned race was a factor, and wants to see more charges laid. 

    (Photo: Toronto lawyer Pierre Bonsu) On June 17, 2019, 19-year-old Kibrom Fkadu made sure to take the day off from his full-time job at a warehouse. He couldn't miss seeing his heroes Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Masai Ujiri during the Raptors Championship parade. But Kibrom never made it to the parade that day, because he spent the night in jail. Here's what happened.

    Ryerson University ("X" University) will be offering a new minor in Black Studies starting Fall 2022, which will be an interdisciplinary minor housed in the Faculty of Art with courses across 13 departments.

    Black Professionals In Tech Network (BPTN) is hosting BFUTR 2021, one of the largest virtual gatherings of Black Tech Professionals globally, October 28 - October 29. 

    (PHOTO: Kemba Williams, co-founder of the Kean Real Estate) It's been nearly five months since the Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund was announced. Aimed at Black Canadian entrepreneurs, the $291.3 million loan fund was jointly developed by the Government of Canada and the Federation of African Canadian Economics (FACE).

    October 17th marked three years since Canada legalized the recreational use and sale of cannabis. In the campaign leading up to the country’s final decision, many promises were made by the Liberal government to bring justice to the individuals and communities most impacted by the war on the plant. To date, little has been done at this level to make such promises a reality.

    (PHOTO: Fay Bruney, owner of Calgary restaurant Simply Irie Caribbean Cuisine) Small businesses are facing an uphill battle when it comes to funding, especially due to the ongoing pandemic. The long-standing systemic racism and discrimination makes Black entrepreneurs more vulnerable to funding shortages. Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP rose to the occasion, and over three years (2020-2022), is offering financial support to Black-led businesses in three cities: Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary.

    The snap federal election crept up on us and went by fast. We combed through the results to do a tally of all the Black candidates who won their seats and are now federal MP’s. In total there are now eight Black MP's in the House of Commons. Interestingly, all of them, except for two, are members of the Liberal Party.

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