05 Dec 2019

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

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“Africans have been exploring the oceans long before the Europeans. Indigenous and Black people interacted long before the Europeans started exploring. The Indigenous and Blacks exchanged in trade, they exchanged cultures and customs. We know this through archeological digs and lost records in Egypt, South America, and North America. We need to know and understand our history, from our perspective and not from a white person’s perspective,” says Ciann Wilson, assistant professor in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University and principal investigator for the Proclaiming Our Roots project.

22 Nov 2019

Collette Murray Recognized For Transforming Communities Through Dance With 2019 Community Arts Award

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 Toronto Arts Foundation's Neighbourhood Arts Network is thrilled to announce Collette Murray as the recipient of the 2019 Community Arts Award. The award celebrates an individual artist or organization that has made a significant contribution in Toronto by working collaboratively with culturally diverse communities and creating access to arts and culture.

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.

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