11-year-old Shanelle Twumasi of London, Ont., has been singing as long as she can remember, “I always used to sing, and I guess I just really liked it,” said the grade six student. “Now I participate in a lot of gigs and it’s actually really fun, so I kept on doing them.” This week Twumasi performed a song long-known in the United States as the Black National Anthem for a London Public Library event marking Black History
The Toronto District School Board plans to roll out a new anti-Black racism course for Grade 12 students at seven secondary schools in September.
Twenty-eight banners have been affixed to light posts along Fredericton’s Queen Street to celebrate New Brunswick’s Black history.
A park in Sandwich Town has been renamed to honour Mary E. Bibb, a slavery abolitionist and publisher who lived in Windsor.
Black Lives Matter Fredericton, the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University have launched a new resource for educators to help them teach Black history in New Brunswick classrooms.
African, Caribbean and Black communities in Ottawa and Toronto say health-care providers need to better understand their needs and create programs catered to them during the pandemic, according to the preliminary findings of a study published Monday to mark the beginning of Black History Month.
A non-profit in the province of Quebec is celebrating three decades of “highlighting the journeys and success of Black communities, to build bridges with others.” The Round Table on Black History Month has unveiled a broad range of activities which will take place throughout the month of February 2021. Because of the pandemic, the public will be invited to get to know Black culture in all its forms online. There
February is Black History Month in Canada, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement inviting all Canadians to honour the legacy of Black Canadians and to reflect on their contributions to the country. “Black people have helped shape our history and collective identity, and stood proud as leaders in communities across the country,” said Trudeau in a statement. “Despite all this, systemic anti-Black racism still exists in Canada, and