RBC Black History Month student essay winner honours teacher

Zaena Harrison
By Admin 13.02.2013

When pondering Black Canadian heroines deserving of profiling for an essay competition, Grade 12 student, Zaena Harrison, did not have to go far to find someone worthy of consideration. That individual was right in her Bramalea Secondary School.

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Canada was not immune to the horrors of slavery

By Murphy Browne 06.02.2013

By MURPHY BROWNE   TO BE SOLD   A BLACK WOMAN, named Peggy, aged about forty years; and a Black boy, her son, named Jupiter, aged about fifteen years, both of them the property of the subscriber.   The woman …

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Some origins of Toronto’s Black History Month

By Lennox Farrell 06.02.2013

By LENNOX FARRELL   Once, way back in the early 1970s, Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) infiltrated organizations of “Toronto’s Black radicals”. The RCMP used an FBI provocateur. He had also been used in the United States against the …

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Recording our history

By Admin 06.02.2013

Welcome to Black History Month. We hope that you are already enjoying some of the many celebrations taking place. If you need information on upcoming events, you will find a listing in Share each week of this month and on our website: sharenews.com.

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Artist celebrates BHM with LEGACY posters

Robertsmall
By Admin 06.02.2013

When 43-year-old African-Canadian artist Robert Small was growing up, he was inspired by activists such as Dudley Laws and disempowered by the way slavery was depicted in history books.

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To remember is the first act of resistance

By Lennox Farrell 30.01.2013

By LENNOX FARRELL   Out walking one winter’s day, I was startled by a cyclist who passed me from behind, whisking just past my elbow.   “Use a bell,” I yelled after him.   “Go back where you come from,” …

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Black History Month kicks off in Toronto

Archie Alleyne
By Admin 30.01.2013

Black History Month is a timely reminder of the many and varied achievements African-Canadians have made in the province and nationally, says Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor, David Onley.

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