Film Mighty Jerome to tour local schools for BHM

Charles Officer
By Admin 05.02.2014

Three Toronto schools are on the list of 17 Canadian public educational institutions that filmmaker Charles Officer will tour this month with Mighty Jerome as part of Black History Month activities.

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Many fought to improve the lives of Blacks in this city

By Admin 29.01.2014

By TOM GODFREY   On the eve of Black History Month, we should pause to remember some of those closer to home who bravely stood up and fought to improve our lives in early Toronto.   Our community has fostered …

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Bev Salmon joins call to end police carding of Black youth

Bev Salmon
By Admin 29.01.2014

Respected community elder and former Metro Toronto councillor, Bev Salmon, has joined others in calling for Toronto Police to end the practice of racial profiling and carding in a speech to kick off Black History Month.

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Toronto proclaims February as Black History Month

By Admin 29.01.2014

Mayor Rob Ford has proclaimed February as Black History Month, a celebration of the history, heritage and contributions of African-Canadians in Toronto. Many private events are happening across Toronto, and City divisions and agencies will present programming throughout the month. …

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First Black to own bank in U.S. had Canadian roots

By Admin 22.01.2014

The entrepreneur son of a Windsor barber who started the first Black-owned bank that made him one of the richest men in the U.S. until he lost his fortune in the Great Depression is being remembered this Black History Month.

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Canada Post to recognize two Black neighbourhoods

Page 1B-Dr. Afua Cooper
By Admin 06.11.2013

Two demolished Black neighbourhoods – Africville in Halifax and Hogan Alley in Vancouver – will be recognized with Canada Post commemorative stamps to be unveiled during Black History Month in February. For more than 150 years, Africville was home to …

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Educators urged to stand up for Black students

Dr. Natasha Browne
By Admin 30.10.2013

The Alliance of Educators for Black Students (AEBS) has a responsibility to ensure that African-Canadian students complete high school and become useful citizens, York Region District School Board superintendent of equity and engagement, Cecil Roach, told members last week at a meeting in Richmond Hill.

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