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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.

The Shea Moisture Pop-up celebration was a jam packed 4 day mini festival, kicking off with a coral carpet and a Canadian celebrity reception, including thought-provoking panel discussions and masterclasses on how to recognize healthy hair.

Emancipation Month will recognize the struggle for human rights made by Canadians of African descent and the legal abolishment of slavery in Canada, 185 years ago. The month presents itself as an opportunity to reflect on a dark past, educate others on the impacts of slavery and celebrate a path forward.

Honey Jam, the all female musical showcase has been going strong for 24 years in a row, churning out mega stars like Nelly Furtado, Jully Black and Melanie Fiona. This year, the show will be hosted by CBC’s Amanda Parris on August 22 inside Toronto’s Mod Club.

Bishop Audley M James, founder and visionary of well-known Toronto based Revivaltime Tabernacle Worldwide Ministries, was a highly esteemed man of faith. He impacted numerous lives, communities, churches and governments worldwide. Bishop James passed away July 20 2019 at the age of 81.

Diversity is Canada’s strength and a cornerstone of our national identity. Still, many Canadians face barriers that prevent them from fully participating in society.

For the 8th year in a row, BrAIDS for AIDS will be hosting its signature fundraising event -The International BrAIDathon and Beauty Show on July 27th, 2019.

 

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