A poem by SHAUNTAY GRANT
SCOTT MILSOM visits the rural community of Lincolnville.
The Blacks of Truro
1. The story of their migration; 2. early opportunities for the Blacks in Truro.(a) employment, (b) living conditions; 3. their place in the religious in Truro; 4. their place in education; 5. their treatment in two World Wars and the after effects; 6. some aspects of progress for the Blacks and their many tribulations along the way. Oral history by DON CHRISTIE
(Feb 2007) It is common knowledge among the Canadian people that racial profiling goes on everyday against not only Blacks in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Vancouver and other places, but First Nations peoples, people of Arab origin and Muslims, members of the Tamil community in Toronto, as well as against other South Asians who are branded as "terrorists" under the fraudulent pretext of the "war on terror," "ensuring the safety of Canadians," "national security", "upholding Canadian values" and so on. PHILIP FERNANDEZ
(Feb 2007) The Act has been punitive on students, particulary those of national minority backgrounds, and is a flagrant violation of students' rights. A BRAMPTON TEACHER
I argue that the Globe and Mail adopted an overall semantic strategy of denial of racism which reinforces, marginalizes and mitigates evidence of racism in Canada, and thus reinforces the dominant and preferred view of Canadian society as tolerant, pluralistic and free of systematic racism. BOHDAN SZUCHEWYC
FOCUS ON CUBA
(7 Jan 2007) Every media outlet will air stock film footage (or tape) of Martin Luther King, Jr., his handsome dark face shining in a sea of dark faces, captured in his moment of triumph: the "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington. MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
(May 07) May 25 is marked worldwide as African Liberation Day. Since the 1960s African Liberation Day has served to advance the cause of the African peoples against colonialism and neo-colonialism which keeps them enslaved.
(19 Jan) Interview with HAKIM ADI, Reader in History of Africa and African Diaspora, Middlesex University, London
Efforts to ensure that ours becomes a continent of peace, focused on responding to the challenge of eradicating poverty and underdevelopment
(12 Jan) THABO MBEKI, President, Republic of South Africa
Understanding US policy toward Darfur, Sudan (Feb 2007) The recent deluge of resolutions, legislations and appointments flowing forth targeting the human crisis in Darfur intend to create the illusion America is at last doing something significant to relieve and bring to an end the suffering being endured there. Nothing could be further from the truth. JEAN DAMU
16 June 2006 was the Day of the African Child, celebrated all around Africa. It marked the 30th anniversary of Soweto, when thousands of children rose up to defy the South African apartheid state forces, and were brutally mowed down. We salute the spirit of the youth in daring to take a stand and shape the direction of their own and their country's future.
(May 07) President Blatter said specifically there was no contingency plan, saying Plan A was South Africa, and Plan B was South Africa, and there was no need for any other plans
The 2nd Black Ice Hockey and Sports Hall Of Fame Conference scheduled for 24-25 August 2007 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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