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I need to ask the critics in Toronto's Black communities: if Emancipation hadn’t happened, would Black people in the so-called New World be better off? Read more

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It is a difficult political moment for Black people in Toronto to be asked (and to sit and watch) the city celebrate Emancipation Month Read more

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Police unions are not opposed to doing away with carding, but want to hold onto the ability to stop and question people – even if they are not the subjects of a criminal investigation Read more

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Desmond Cole, Jill Andrew, Julie Crooks, Jah Grey and Twysted Miyake-Mugler are working toward a city free from anti-Black racism Read more

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Confidential backgrounder sent to Pride Toronto members ahead of special meeting Tuesday says the decision to disinvite police in 2016 has led to "mounting debt" for the organization Read more

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It felt odd to type the words into Google: "Black woman therapist Toronto," but for many people of colour finding a counsellor with an understanding of racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia in their practice remains a challenge Read more

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2018's record number of homicides reveal that what's needed is a public health approach to gun violence – until that happens, we will continue to pay the price in rising homicide rates Read more

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An Ontario Human Rights Commission inquiry has found that a Black person in Toronto is nearly 20 times more likely than a white person to be killed by police, but the department's response has been marked by denial and diversion Read more

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The ways in which racism, anti-Blackness and white supremacy interrupted our lives over the last 12 months has me very nervous for 2019 Read more

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An Ontario Human Rights Commission inquiry found that African-Canadian children and youth made up 32 per cent of those admitted into the care of the Children's Aids Society of Toronto last year Read more

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Black scholars, writers and activists call on candidates running for Toronto council to support policies that ensure the economic and social viability of Black communities Read more

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Jamaican-born civil rights leader took part in sit-ins at restaurants Dresden, Ontario that refused to serve Black Canadians in the 1950s Read more

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Only the first stanza of John Stafford Smith’s composition makes up the anthem – other stanzas of the song recognizing the birth of a nation expose the hypocrisy of slavery that lie at its core Read more

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Lifelong residents from the neighbourhood affected by gun violence offer their solutions to politicians amid another summer of senseless shootings Read more

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The City of Vaughan’s decision to cancel Carnival Kingdom concert demonstrates a larger trend of municipalities employing a double standard when it comes to African and Caribbean cultural events Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Youth who are at highest risk of entering gang life can be identified quite early, but are we intervening in effective ways? Read more

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Black community activists, scholars and artists say initiatives to curb gun violence will only further barricade and quarantine Black communities already under economic pressure from government policies Read more

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Now the controversy over Hong Shing restaurant comes along to remind us that it’s not just white-owned establishments practicing discrimination against us, but also other people of colour Read more

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No politician has used the optics of “Black poverty” as a political tool to further solidify his image as the populist voice of the voiceless more than Doug Ford Read more

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From cinema and visual art to city politics and education, Black Torontonians are taking the reins as agents of our own change Read more

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