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21 Feb 2020

Local Group Demands Kitchener Mayor Cancel Private Black History Month Dinner

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(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) The African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Network of the Waterloo Region recently received an invitation from the City of Kitchener’s Mayor Berry Vrbanovic to attend a Black History Month dinner with a select few community leaders chosen from the Mayor’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We are deeply disappointed by this last-minute invitation, which was received after a Task Force member explicitly requested that the Mayor and staff commit to organizing a meaningful event with the ACB community.

15 Feb 2020

A Look At Black Futures Month In Toronto

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In celebration of Black History Month, Nia Centre for the Arts will be hosting a series of public events for their Black Futures Month Program.

08 Feb 2020

Jean Augustine Fought For Black History Month Recognition 25 Years Ago

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Jean Augustine's efforts in the House of Commons 25 years ago to build support for a motion calling on the federal government to designate February as Black History Month in Canada succeeded in the end, but there were some hurdles along the way.

08 Feb 2020

Black History Month Celebrated in Iqaluit

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Last Saturday night, Iqaluit kicked off Black History Month celebrations with an opening ceremony at the Frobisher Inn. “The objective is to express the reality that we all are one connected, united human family,” said Stephanie Bernard, president of the Nunavut Black History Society.

28 Jan 2020

143 (I Love You) Art Exhibition Celebrates Black History Month At Toronto's Union Station

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To commemorate Black History Month, the combination photography and illustration art exhibit 143 (I Love You) Sponsored by TD launches inside Toronto's Union Station on Thursday February 6th at 7:00 pm and runs until March 28th.

28 Jan 2020

This Stamp Commemorates Canada's All-Black Hockey League Founded Decades Before NHL

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Canada is paying tribute to an all-Black hockey league that thrived long before the NHL became part of national lore.

24 Jan 2020

Economic Club Of Canada Focuses On Intentional Diversity With Obama Event In Toronto

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I was a teenager in 2008, 14 to be exact. I’d just started high school, my mother was teaching English in Japan and Barack Obama was running in his first presidential election. On election night, mom called the house to make sure that my sister and I were watching as the results poured in. She mentioned several times that this was a historic moment and she was clearly very excited. At the time, I didn’t know I wanted to be a journalist so news and politics didn’t interest me much. I’d heard Young Jeezy’s “My President is Black” and seen…

04 Jan 2020

Canadian Association of Black Journalists Launches Program To Inspire Teens

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Just about every journalist of colour can likely relate to being one of the 'few of their hue' in their post-secondary program. I know I was. I made mental notes but didn’t dwell. After all, it’s not like this was my first such experience. Journalists of colour across the country report this situation remains unchanged: in journalism programs across the country, we make up only a fraction of the class. Smaller still are the number of graduates who are able to continue on as professionals and follow through with their dreams.

26 Dec 2019

ByBlacks.com Launches New Look

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We're excited to announce ByBlacks.com has now undergone a brand refresh with a new logo and social media icon.

05 Dec 2019

Erased No More: This Project Is Documenting Canada's Black Indigenous History

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“African diasporic people have been exploring the oceans long before Europeans and as such, Indigenous and Black people interacted long before European contact. Indigenous and African diasporic peoples exchanged in trade. They exchanged goods, cultures, and customs. We know this from the archeological record that can connect Egypt and other parts of the African continent to South America, and North America. We need to know and understand our history, from our perspective and not from a limited white-settler perspective,” says Ciann Wilson, Assistant Professor in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University and Principal Investigator for the Proclaiming Our Roots project.…

 

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