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Zach Slootsky

"What a lot of us have come to discover since then is that for some communities in this city, it's G20 rules every day." Read more

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Jefferey Skemp

The Jamaican writer's adventure-fantasy Black Leopard, Red Wolf is already being adapted into a movie Read more


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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James Baldwin wrote that every Black man needs a gimmick to survive – this generation will need to find their own gimmicks Read more



Malinda Francis

You have a serious credibility problem with Black communities in this city and I don’t think it’s reparable Read more


The end of pot prohibition is almost here, but while other jurisdictions are showing what's possible our history when it comes to acknowledging past harmful policies shows that we shouldn’t expect swift action on redress. What gives, Canada? Read more



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


I grew up as a fatherless Black boy who found solace in biographies of Black historical figures. James Baldwin, Malcolm X and MLK taught me about Black masculinity. Then, several years ago, my father wanted to meet me. Read more


The Tess Richey case reveals bias in police handling of murder investigations, but it’s cases involving Black men that expose the biggest disparities Read more

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Time to redress the harm done to thousands of Black youth who have life-limiting criminal records because of pot Read more


For Black students to succeed, the entire school system may have to be brought to a grinding halt and redesigned from the bottom up Read more

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Instead, the former school trustee's n-word debacle offers Black students a life lesson on racial bigotry in its myriad forms Read more

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Sonali Menezes

The controversy surrounding York Region school board trustee Nancy Elgie – who admitted calling a Black parent a “nigger” – is a stark example of how confounding the battle against entrenched racism has become Read more

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Ethan Eisenberg

Among our heroes of the year that was, BLM-TO inspired a new wave of youth-driven activists, shook the city’s conscience on policing and dared anyone to deny that Black lives have been and continue to be devalued Read more

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You somehow made it to this country, dreaming of establishing a life here in search of opportunity Read more

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Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate delivers keynote at Tommy Douglas Institute's fourth annual conference on social justice issues Thursday, May 19 Read more


The mayor emerged from last Saturday's meeting with black community reps bloodied by his mishandling of Black Lives Matter demands, but what exactly does the group want to achieve? Read more

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Would he have made a meaningful difference had he won the chief's job, given Toronto police's resistance to change? Read more


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Coalition argues that Rogers' decision to cancel third-language newscasts on OMNI contravenes Ethnic Broadcasting Policy Read more


Eight shots point-blank with hollow-point bullets. By any reasonable measure Toronto cop James Forcillo showed a disregard for the consequences of his actions when he killed Sammy Yatim, but is he guilty of murder? Read more

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Vanessa Samuel

Mayor John Tory's bungling forced the province to step up and rein in police over random street checks, but the new rules may not go far enough to end abuses Read more