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13 Nov 2019

Calgary Held Its First Ever African Fashion Week

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Calgary’s first annual African Fashion Week event was a major success earlier this month in front of an upbeat audience of 200 people at the Highland Community Centre. 

13 Nov 2019

Black Community Celebrates Honours Bestowed on its Icons

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(PHOTO BY GWYN CHAPMAN) The Black community is celebrating a trio of naming honours bestowed on some of its most iconic members. 

31 Oct 2019

Canada's First Black Lawyer Recognized 100 Years After Death

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Over 100 years after his death, Abraham Beverly Walker has received the Order of New Brunswick. Walker was the first Canadian-born Black lawyer in the country, being called to the bar in 1882.

19 Oct 2019

Brampton Waterway Named After Reggae Music Industry Icon Karl Mullings

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PHOTO COURTESY MAYOR PATRICK BROWN: Family, Friends, The Mayor & Community Members in Attendance. From left to right: Ashley Davis, Tipper Henry, Garnett Manning, Mayor Of Brampton Patrick Brown, Karl Winston Mullings-Pinnock, Carrie Mullings, Damian DaSilva, Jordan Mullings, Tanya Mullings, Brampton West MP candidate Murarilal Thapliyal, Trey DaSilva, Luther Brown & Keely Davis.

19 Oct 2019

Nia Centre For The Arts Hosting Toronto’s First Art Fair Exclusively Focused On Selling The Work Of Black Artists

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Nia Centre for the Arts, a charitable organization that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the African Diaspora, is hosting A Black Art Fair, Toronto’s first-ever art fair to feature a line-up of entirely Black artists.

18 Oct 2019

Advocates Push For Better Mental Health Services For Black Canadians

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PHOTO: MIGUEL CARLON | While Canada’s healthcare system is touted as a global standard of equity and fairness, mental health advocates say anti-black racism prevents many Black Canadians from accessing adequate services.

12 Oct 2019

ByBlacks.com Joins Internship Employer Program at Ryerson School of Journalism

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The editorial team at ByBlacks.com is proud to announce it is participating in the undergraduate internship program at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism in Toronto. The online magazine is now an official Intern Employer with the university. It is the first Canadian Black-owned media organization to offer internship placements to Ryerson journalism students.

06 Oct 2019

Racist Attacker Gets 15 Months For Violent Hate Crime Against 73 Year Old GO Bus Driver

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A 24-year-old man who beat a GO bus driver in an unprovoked, racially motivated, senseless and violent attack has been sentenced to 15 months in jail. Rocco Vietri — who, as court heard, has 17 prior convictions for violent crimes — pleaded guilty Friday, Sept. 6 to assault causing bodily harm and failing to comply with probation.

11 Sep 2019

History Making Election In Manitoba Brings Black MLA's Into Office For The First Time

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In the 150 year history of Manitoba, no Black person has ever been elected to the legislature. Now, there are three, after Tuesday's historic election.

11 Sep 2019

Nu Ave Nails Will Feature All Black Nail Techs At Pop Up

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Toronto's First-Ever and highly anticipated Black-owned Nail Pop Up Shop, NU AVE NAILS, is opening its doors on September 14th 2019. It's the brainchild of Founders, Sasha Ruddock, body activist and social media influencer, and Toni Francis, an award-winning television and cinema producer. Nu Ave Nails is Toronto's first touring nail salon that features all Black nail technicians.

29 Aug 2019

Toronto Celebrated Emancipation All Month Long For The First Time

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For Dewitt Lee, co-founder of Emancipation Month Canada, August is more than just a time to host city-wide events; it’s a time for change.

06 Aug 2019

Shea Moisture Officially Launches In Canada

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The Shea Moisture Pop-up celebration was a jam packed 4 day mini festival, kicking off with a coral carpet and a Canadian celebrity reception, including thought-provoking panel discussions and masterclasses on how to recognize healthy hair.

01 Aug 2019

Toronto's Mayor Proclaims August 'Emancipation Month'

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Emancipation Month will recognize the struggle for human rights made by Canadians of African descent and the legal abolishment of slavery in Canada, 185 years ago. The month presents itself as an opportunity to reflect on a dark past, educate others on the impacts of slavery and celebrate a path forward.

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