THE RULES OF RACIAL STANDING
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THE RULES OF RACIAL STANDING

Derrick Bell’s ‘Faces at the Bottom of the Well’ is a captivating collection of allegorical tales that intricately explore the complex dynamics of race and racism in our society....

An Exploration of Black History Month in Canada
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An Exploration of Black History Month in Canada

Every February, Canadians dedicate a month to celebrating the rich history and vibrant contributions of Black communities. While the official recognition began in 1995, the roots of Black History...

SO, YOU WANT TO BE AN ALLY?
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SO, YOU WANT TO BE AN ALLY?

“Education leads to enlightenment. Enlightenment opens the way to empathy. Empathy foreshadows reform.” Derrick A. Bell, Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism In the...

Please acknowledge receipt
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Please acknowledge receipt

February is the shortest month of the year, and we fill it with 12 months of material. Every day, prominent Black personalities, executives and others are booked solid, and...

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. M.L. King
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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dr. M.L. King

I have made the decision to boycott all activities organized during the 2024 Black History Month by any organization, company, or institution that has faced credible complaints of anti-black...

Dominique Ollivier on Leadership, Scandal, and Resilience
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Dominique Ollivier on Leadership, Scandal, and Resilience

In the ever-evolving landscape of municipal politics, the line between diligent public service and public scrutiny is often thin and easily crossed. Dominique Ollivier, the former president of the...

LET US EVEN THE SCORE
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LET US EVEN THE SCORE

Dr. Alwin Spence I always felt that I had my own problem of fighting racism, prejudice and discrimination and that there was not much energy left over to fight...

David Archer’s Vision for Black mental wellness
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David Archer’s Vision for Black mental wellness

When David Archer speaks about his upbringing, he describes a time immersed in the rhythms of reggae music and the flavors of ackee and saltfish. As he grew up,...

The social cost of racism
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The social cost of racism

In June 2015, in Ottawa, Mr. Deinsberg St-Hilaire fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident in which the victim, Andy Nevin, died. For nine days, Mr. St-Hilaire hid from...

TIFF FEAUTRED A COMPELLING SELECTION OF BLACK FILMS
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TIFF FEAUTRED A COMPELLING SELECTION OF BLACK FILMS

Pat Dillon Moore This year, I celebrate my 40th year of being in the film world. Ever since filming the John N. Smith-directed docu-drama, Sitting in Limbo, one way...