Murphy Browne



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Murphy Browne is an African South American woman who has chosen the name Abena Agbetu to connect with her African heritage. She was born in Berbice, Guyana, South America and has lived most of her life in Toronto, Canada.

She worked as an African heritage instructor with the Toronto District School Board and has been writing for more than 20 years. She is a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) and has recently (November 2014) published a book “Berbician Griot” which expresses her passion, Pan-African and Caribbean history.

History of Black women in Canada often overlooked

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By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) October is Women’s History Month in Canada. While it can be said that the history of White women is marginalized, the history of African Canadian


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October is African Heritage/BHM in Britain

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By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) Wat a joyful news, Miss Mattie, I feel like me heart gwine burs' Jamaica people colonizin Englan in reverse.


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Victims of Cubana terrorist attack should never be forgotten

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By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) The Cooperative Republic of Guyana remembers, with enduring pain, the massacre of seventy-three persons on 6th October 1976. We are


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Disparity in quality of education prompted desegregation of U.S. schools

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By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) To Dwight D. Eisenhower 25 September 1957 Montgomery, Ala. The President The White House


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African-Americans vilified for condemning racial violence

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By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) “A Negro mother wept in the street Sunday morning in front of a Baptist Church in Birmingham. In her hand she held a shoe, one shoe, from the


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Sadly, abuse of senior citizens is on the rise

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By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) Research has shown that the sound of a baby crying triggers certain physical reactions including activating parts of the brain involved in fight-or-


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Our education system needs to be more inclusive

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By MURPHY BROWE (Abena Agbetu) Dear Kasavubu, I hope you’re having a terrific summer! I’m looking forward to being your teacher this year. To prepar


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Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters first union for Blacks

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By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) On August 25, 1925, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids (BSCP) was founded and became the first national union for African-American wo


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Persistence of Restorative Inquiry in N.S. led to ground-breaking results

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By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) “Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children – Class Action Settlement. June Elwin, Harriet Johnson and Deanna Smith v. The Nova Scoti


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Many dates in August meaningful to the African Diaspora

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By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) “Lift every voice and sing Till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoici


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