Racism still a problem despite drop in hate crimes

By Tom Godfrey 23.03.2016

By TOM GODFREY There were solemn speeches, protests and a slight dip in hate crime in Toronto as we celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination this week. The day is observed on March 21 worldwide. It …

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Racism in Canada is more subtle than in the U.S.

By Murphy Browne 16.03.2016

By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) On Monday, March 21, 1960, at approximately 1:15 p.m., a group of Africans in Sharpeville, Azania (South Africa) were killed by White police in what has become known as the Sharpeville Massacre. The Africans had …

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Canada’s first Black Battalion honoured with stamp

Rosemary Sadlier and Kevin Junor with commemorative stamp
By Admin 03.02.2016

A stamp honouring Canada’s first and only Black battalion was unveiled last Sunday at the Ontario Black History Society’s (OBHS) annual Black History Month launch. This year marks the 100th anniversary since the No. 2 Construction Battalion was formally authorized …

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Move to honour Canada’s first Black postman

Albert Jackson
By Admin 20.01.2016

By TOM GODFREY Efforts are underway to have this country’s first Black mailman, Albert Jackson, a former U.S. child slave, commemorated on a Canadian postage stamp almost 100 years after his death. The Jackson family has also launched a fundraising …

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Five wrongs of terrorism, the case for Canada

By Admin 18.11.2015

By CHARLES MWEWA Politicians and diplomats warn us of the invidious acts of terrorists. Sometimes, we ignore because, almost all the time, when it happens, it is so far away in Afghanistan or Iraq or Kuwaiti or Syria, not at …

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Merit, quota and other terms of exclusion

By Admin 11.11.2015

By PAT WATSON The Government of Canada has three job postings for biomedical engineer requiring an earned doctorate degree and specialization in science and physics. Despite a growing curiosity in physics, I won’t be applying for any of the positions. …

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An open letter to PM Trudeau

By Admin 11.11.2015

By PATRICK HUNTER “This is what Canada looks like.” “Because it’s 2015.” – PM Justin Trudeau Dear Prime Minister: First, congratulations and the very best wishes on your new role as prime minister of Canada. I fully realize that you …

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Exercise your right to vote in the federal election

By Murphy Browne 07.10.2015

By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) “I think there’s probably an awful lot of factors that come together to shape societal behaviours, whether it’s certain types of music – there’s a lot of misogyny in certain types of music. There’s issues …

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If voting’s not the answer, what is?

By AJAMU NANGWAYA 07.10.2015

Dr. AJAMU NANGWAYA I recently wrote an article arguing that Black votes don’t matter and another one that made the case that that even when you vote it, you still don’t have a say in the government’s laws, policies and …

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Vote for candidate who will address our concerns

By Tom Godfrey 07.10.2015

By TOM GODFREY All the federal politicians boast that they are good friends of the Black community and that their doors will be open to us when a new leader is chosen on October 19. The three main political leaders …

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