Opinion

The future of SAPACCY at CAMH

By Admin 03.08.2016

By Dr. CHRISTOPHER J. MORGAN What does the future hold for the Substance Abuse Program for African Canadian and Caribbean Youth (SAPACCY) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)? Dozens of community members, stakeholders from the Black Health …

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How media attempts to secure pre-eminence of Whites

By Admin 27.07.2016

By ROMAIN PITT “Black” people tend, naturally, to focus our concerns about racism on the police for partiality in law enforcement, on governments for lack of vigour in protecting us from discrimination, and on business for not giving us a …

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Prevention versus Cure in the policing context:

By Admin 13.07.2016

By ROMAIN PITT One of the reasons the majority of the civilized world do not support capital punishment is that most people do not believe it to be a deterrent to murder. People appreciate that conduct is determined less by …

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Plan to donate to Sickle Cell blood drive on June 18

By Admin 15.06.2016

By Dr. CHRISTOPHER J. MORGAN When was the last time you donated blood? Can’t remember? Never? When was the last time you did something to help someone with sickle cell disease (SCD)? In the coming week you will have an …

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Trauma can affect our thoughts and behaviour

By Admin 26.05.2016

By Dr. CHRISTOPHER J. MORGAN Two weeks ago Torontonians woke up to the news that a young woman, Candice Rochelle Bobb (only 35 years of age) and five months pregnant, was shot and killed while sitting in the back seat …

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A youth (SAPACCY) success story

By Admin 04.05.2016

By Dr. CHRISTOPHER J. MORGAN “Before I found out about SAPACCY I was a very isolated individual with very little social and family support. I had many ambitions and goals for myself, but I lacked self-confidence, I was afraid, depressed, …

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The truth about the Special Investigations Unit in Ontario

By Admin 04.05.2016

By Dr. MUNYONZWE HAMALENGWA The real reason why the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) behaves the way it does towards police who kill Blacks has never really been articulated. This article will put forward a thesis. First of all, it is …

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Program addresses substance abuse among youth

By Admin 27.04.2016

By Dr. CHRISTOPHER J. MORGAN Drug addition, violence, trauma, incarceration, homelessness, poverty, social isolation, anger, fear and suicide. These are the various realities of many people around us. Many are young people with undiagnosed, untreated mental illness. Mental illness is …

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Black movement for fairness will get push back

By Admin 20.04.2016

By PAT WATSON In the old days of denying actions symptomatic of anti-Black racism, the common expression would be “I’m not a racist”, often uncomfortably followed by something along the lines of “I have friends who are Black.” But, as …

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