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20 Dec 2018

ByBlacks.com announces its first People’s Choice Awards for Black Canadians | Nominate Black Canadian excellence today in 50 categories

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Toronto, ON (December 17, 2018) - ByBlacks.com announced their first People’s Choice Awards with nominations beginning today in 50 categories, from Artists to Web Designers. Canadians will be able to nominate their favourite Black-owned businesses across the country via the ByBlacks.com/nominate web page.

08 Dec 2018

New Campaign Highlights Black Youth Resilience

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A new multi media campaign called Crystals As Crowns recently launched in Toronto. It’s a groundbreaking black youth resilience media campaign seeking to reduce negative conceptions of self and low self-esteem among black and racialized youth. The campaign includes  empowering imagery of youth in control of their futures and rooted in a self-determined imagination, the “Crystal Mind.”

26 Nov 2018

Symposium A Safe Space for Black Children's Aid Workers

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There are rare moments when you get to witness history in the making. Some of us only realize the importance of an experience years after it has been lived.

25 Oct 2018

Black Candidates Make History In Ontario's Municipal Election

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This Ontario election seemed like we had more Black candidates stepping up to the plate than ever before. And the result ended up with some historic wins for our community.

15 Oct 2018

Start Up And Slay Recap

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In 2015, there were over a million small businesses in Canada, with less than half of these businesses partially or solely owned by women.

15 Oct 2018

Beating The Odds: From Women’s Shelter To City Councillor Candidate

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Achieving success despite the odds is nothing new for Shelly Skinner, who is a municipal candidate for Barrie Ontario’s Ward 8.

01 Oct 2018

Breaking Silences: Caribbean Equality Project Expands In Toronto

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The New York based Caribbean Equality Project has now expanded across the border, with an inaugural symposium that was held in Toronto on September 22nd.

26 Sep 2018

Barbershop Talks: A Safe Place To Discuss Black Masculinity

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Many Black men have a special relationship with their barbers. This unique connection has resulted in a series of events called the Barbershop Talks, where the “neighbourhood barbershop” is used to create a safe space for Black community members to meet.

20 Sep 2018

Why More Black Women Are Becoming Adoptive Moms

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As a middle-aged woman in the second year of the adoption process, I find myself in a bubble at times. Although friends and family have been supportive, there are moments when I feel isolated, overwhelmed and overjoyed.

12 Sep 2018

Durham School Board Tests Out Culturally Competent Education

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Though she’s just officially started junior kindergarten, anyone who has met my four-year old could tell you she was ready for school long before now. A precocious, brilliant, friendly child who loves a challenge and thrives in new environments? She was made for school.

03 Sep 2018

Mystique Afrique: A Home For Africa at Toronto's Nuit Blanche

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Ayiba Magazine is pleased to announce its annual celebration of African music, art, fashion, and culture: Mystique Afrique in Toronto.

01 Sep 2018

Community Pushes Back On "Blacklist Principal" In Etobicoke

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A group of alumni of the Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA), organized to fight against anti-Black racism in the Toronto District School Board, has issued a call to action to mobilize against racism in the education system.

24 Aug 2018

Loss Of A Legend - A Look At The Life Of Civil Rights Activist Bromley Armstrong

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Bromley Armstrong passed away peacefully at age 92 on August 17, 2018 with his wife, Marlene, and daughter by his side. He was the best friend for forty-seven years to his wife, Marlene. Father to children, Lana, Linda (predeceased), Everald (Ada), Malcolm, Kevin (Andrea), Bromley Jr. (Jay), Anita, Desmond (Alice), brother to Monica (Frankie), grandfather to eighteen grandchildren, great-grandfather to seventeen great grandchildren, uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews and a great friend to many.

 

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