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Black history month 2018 theme is women

“Black Canadian Women: Stories of Strength, Courage and Vision,” is the official theme for this year’s Black History Month in Canada which starts today. The federal government introduced this special month in 1996 to raise awareness about Canadians of African» 

Society

An historic moment in hockey history; the all-black line

It was an important moment, a breakthrough moment, in hockey history. It was however a fleeting and not well-known moment. Because of its “milestone” nature, it deserves more recognition. In 1970 for the first time in Canadian university hockey,  the» 

Society

Beer launched to celebrate Black History Month

A special beer is being launched in Guelph in the province of Ontario using a symbol of the so-called Underground Railroad, used by slaves in the 1800s to escape from the southern U.S. to Canada. Lantern Ale is named for» 

Society

The woman who helped in making Black History Month official in Canada

Rosemary Sadlier (B.A,, B.Ed, MSW) has long been an advocate of expanding awareness of black history and issues in Canada. Currently president of the Black Canadian Network, she is an author, consultant, speaker,  educator, and former volunteer president of the» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Toronto charity set to celebrate Black History Month

Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre is set to kick off two weekends of activities in what it bills as Toronto’s longest-running celebration of Black History Month. This is the 22nd edition of the Kuumba festival and it will focus on “the current» 

Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Black History Month- Toronto Black Film Fest

TBFF- Feb 10-14 Toronto Ontario is the most culturally and ethnically diverse city in Canada, and one of the biggest celebrations of diversity is coming this week. It’s only been four years, but the Toronto Black Film Festival has grown» 

Society

New historical video for Black History Month

Viola Desmond challenged segregation in the eastern province of Nova Scotia in the 1940s. And while she did not win her case, her story became a catalyst for change. And the story will now be brought to the Canadian public»