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How trade unions co-opt anti-racism resistance

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By AJAMU NANGWAYA Trade unions are adept at co-opting active racialized trade union members. The effectiveness of the co-optation tactics is very much tied to the carrots that are


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Dr. King’s radicalism didn’t make him a socialist

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By Dr. AJAMU NANGWAYA Dr. Martin Luther King was a major agent of change and intellectual during his very brief existence (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968). America’s ruling-c


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Are academics relevant to social justice movements?

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By Dr. AJAMU NANGWAYA If one is a member of an oppressed group or a person of good conscience, it is reasonable to expect progressive academics in the university to contribute thei


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Imprisoned Black women are unseen and unheard

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By Dr. AJAMU NANGWAYA When many of us think about the imprisonment of Afrikans, we are likely to see images of men and boys locked away in prison. Conversations around the negative


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W.E.B. Du Bois’ cooperative economics and Kwanzaa’s values

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Dr. AJAMU NANGWAYA W.E.B. Du Bois was a Pan-Afrikan giant, consistent anti-racist advocate and one of the great American intellectuals during the period in which he lived. Du Bois


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Over-representation of Blacks in C’da’s prisons troubling

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Dr. AJAMU NANGWAYA The Afrikan-Canadian community’s organized resistance to police violence in Canada, since the 1970s, is probably the issue that has generated the highest level


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Rwanda’s genocide against Hutu begs for justice

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By Dr. AJAMU NANGWAYA The genocide against the minority Tutsi in Rwanda has been immortalized in the Hollywood flick, Hote


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Is Marcus Garvey’s economic development approach relevant?

Canada, what about the resettlement of Afrikan refugees?

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Dr. AJAMU NANGWAYA Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by January 1 is a most welcomed, albeit, limited commitment. However, I am po


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Black middle-class distressed by Trudeau’s cabinet snub

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By Dr. AJAMU NANGWAYA Many middle-class Afrikan-Canadians are up in arms against their exclusion from the cabinet of Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau. The members of the Afrik


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