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    The Green Book has generated some well deserved discussion over the past year. Unfortunately, that discussion has been focused on the success of a film that dishonors the legacy of Don Shirley by placing the focus on his white driver.

    In a quiet Oak Bay cafe, Ron Nicholson strummed the side of his coffee mug as he delved into his thoughts. As a director of the BC Black History Awareness Society, Nicholson’s historical knowledge intertwines with his own personal history.

    If you want to understand my basic ambivalence toward the concept of a “Black History Month”, then just tap the word “consolation” into your Google browser. Within the span of one second, you will be treated to a dropdown definition along the lines of “the comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment” or “a person or thing providing comfort to a person who has suffered.”

    It’s the little program that grew - the roots of The Transitional Year Programme (TYP) at the University of Toronto began in the African Canadian community through two summer programs in 1969 and 1970, and since then, hundreds of graduates have gone onto successful careers in the last 50 years.

    An Edmonton man is making sure awareness for black history isn’t confined to the 28 days that make up Black History Month.

    2019 has been named The Year Of The Return by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo. During a September 2018 event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., he said the “time is right” for people of African descent to make the journey back, with Ghana leading the way with its open arms.

    The York Eglinton neighbourhood of Oakwood isn’t letting the dust of construction dim it’s light. Instead, for its second annual Cityscapes Winter Exhibition, the local BIA has teamed up with the NIA Centre for the arts to re-invigorate many of the empty and abandoned storefronts with vivid art from a select group of Black artists. The theme is “New Perspectives of Home.”

    Toronto, ON (December 17, 2018) - ByBlacks.com announced their first People’s Choice Awards with nominations beginning today in 50 categories, from Artists to Web Designers. Canadians will be able to nominate their favourite Black-owned businesses across the country via the ByBlacks.com/nominate web page.

    A new multi media campaign called Crystals As Crowns recently launched in Toronto. It’s a groundbreaking black youth resilience media campaign seeking to reduce negative conceptions of self and low self-esteem among black and racialized youth. The campaign includes  empowering imagery of youth in control of their futures and rooted in a self-determined imagination, the “Crystal Mind.”

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