The “ Ism” and “Schism” of Colorism
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The “ Ism” and “Schism” of Colorism

During my childhood and post pubescence period I was no stranger to how often the term “light skinned” or “dark skinned” was used to identify, categorize or stereotype people...

The Absence Of Diversity In The Canadian Judiciary has a long history
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The Absence Of Diversity In The Canadian Judiciary has a long history

Once again the issue regarding absence of diversity in the judiciary system has reared its ugly intractable head; this time with a call coming from one of its own...

Racism even in the midst of crisis
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Racism even in the midst of crisis

Permit me to be as pellucid as possible so that no misunderstanding or misapprehension arises. First I am in no way, shape or form trying to convert the tragedy...

PLENTY ROOM AT THE TOP
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PLENTY ROOM AT THE TOP

There is nothing sweeter than to see your enemies fight a losing battle. The effort expended to disqualify the highly recommended federal appellate, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, for the...

Blk: An Origin Story
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Blk: An Origin Story

Rosie Awori (LJI) The history of Little Burgundy is colored by the story of Quebec’s Black community. It’s a story of belonging, survival and resilience, one that reaches back...

Florence Phillips-Westmoreland looks back at a different Montreal
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Florence Phillips-Westmoreland looks back at a different Montreal

It’s easy to describe Florence Phillips-Westmoreland as a people’s person, after all her readily discernable effervescence combined with her gift of gab make it pleasurable for anyone to engage...

WILL WE EVER, EVER BE FREE and other questions
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WILL WE EVER, EVER BE FREE and other questions

The proponents of Black History Month, must have had good intentions when they made this proposal. It was a very good idea, subscribed to and supported by the white...

The Convoy and systemic racism
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The Convoy and systemic racism

Raj Basdeo Acts of institutional racism displayed by the powers that be inside the Canadian state surprise me at times, although they truly should not. These events happen frequently,...

The Black man’s burden
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The Black man’s burden

Historian Dorothy Williams once described Montreal’s Black community as “a vibrant, multicultural, multilingual consisting of Blacks from Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Canada and Latin America.” She went on say...

Embracing or Effacing Black History
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Embracing or Effacing Black History

Canada celebrates Black History Month in her own way, while Americans cry: “ Foul Play”. For the first time, in the second year of the pandemic, Black History Month...