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Culture goes beyond the news and expands on our different identities. It is the manifestation of our human creativity and is defined by our diverse ways of life, our traditions, our artistic expression and our values.

Just How Systemic Is Anti-Black Racism in Canada? Part 1: Africville

The story of systemic Anti-Black Racism in Canada did not begin 5, 10, or even 50 years ago. It began over 100 years ago in Bedford, a community in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Here, Black people once unified in a home they called Africville. Africville was the first region in Canada that was once owned by a large population of African-Canadians, and perhaps the last....

Insights for Canada: George Floyd and the Anti-Racism Revolution | Op-Ed

Since the murder of George Floyd on May 25th, protests against state sanctioned violence, police brutality and anti-Black racism have taken place in over 58 countries and counting. Canadians in every major city in the country have taken to the streets in protest. This is no longer a period of civil disobedience, but one of revolution.

Dear Social Media Activists | Op-Ed

Dear Social Media Activists.
You are the cause of a lot of the frustration and angst that Black folks are feeling right now. You need to educate yourself. You need to engage yourself. You need to act. You need to make it about what you do. Not what you appear to be doing. And you need to do it now.