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19 Jul 2018

Cradle To Incarceration: Why Ontario's Prison System Is Making Crime Worse

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As the city grapples with the increase in high profile gun crimes happening over the last few months, there are a myriad of discussions popping up in an attempt to find solutions.

18 Jul 2018

Laneway Renamed After Prolific Black Activist Charles Roach

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It’s no longer the offices of Roach, Schwartz & Associates, but back in the day, up the steps and overlooking a stretch of St. Clair Ave. W., Charles Roach and like-minded partners in law helped cash-strapped clients, launched social justice crusades and hatched legal challenges, including the odd one that they knew didn’t stand a chance of succeeding.

15 Jul 2018

"Yes I Am A Negro!" - The Untold Story Of Gloria Bayliss

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In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed in the United States. In the same year, in Montreal, a woman named Gloria Baylis was taking the Queen Elizabeth Hotel to court in the first case ever in Canada to allege employment discrimination based on race.

15 Jul 2018

City Apologizes For Rampant Racist Behaviour Inside Halifax Transit

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Twelve years after the initial complaint was filed, an independent board of inquiry from Nova Scotia’s Human Rights Commission has determined Halifax Transit's work environment to be abusive and discriminatory.

01 Jul 2018

Journalist Overhears Shocking Comments At Hearing For Canada's Longest Serving Immigration Detainee

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The conduct of two bureaucrats working for Canada’s border police is under investigation after they were overheard strategizing about how to “rattle” a mentally ill immigration detainee they were about to question at a hearing.

27 Jun 2018

Viola Desmond Honoured With Walk Of Fame in Hometown Halifax

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After decades of being overlooked, human rights trailblazer Viola Desmond is receiving yet another posthumous honour.

27 Jun 2018

The Grassroots Movement That Pushed Willie O'Ree Into The Hockey Hall Of Fame

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Willie O'Ree was pacing back and forth before he got the call.

27 Jun 2018

Barrie Father Tasered Multiple Times Dies In Police Custody

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An Ontario police watchdog is investigating after a black man was Tasered multiple times during an arrest and later died in the custody of the Barrie Police Service.

14 Jun 2018

Teen Becomes Anti-Racism Advocate At School - Wins $70k Scholarship

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Little did Mississauga student Jenna Harris know when she began advocating for more inclusivity for black students at her high school, she would go on to win a $70,000 university scholarship through the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership award for her efforts.

04 Jun 2018

Wynne Says Lots At Risk For Black Community Under NDP or PC Majority

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On Saturday Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne shocked everyone with an unprecedented admission of defeat.

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