How a 100-year-old diary kept alive the legacy of Canada’s black battalion [VIDEO]

How a 100-year-old diary kept alive the legacy of Canada’s black battalion [VIDEO]

William White kept detailed notes while serving with Nova Scotia’s No. 2 Construction Battalion Ten black Canadian soldiers who died…

Biopic of N.S. wrestler Rocky Johnson, father of The Rock, in works

Biopic of N.S. wrestler Rocky Johnson, father of The Rock, in works

Toronto producers say they have optioned the ‘life rights’ for Amherst, N.S., native Rocky Johnson The Canadian Press · Posted: Sep 06,…

A monument for the Maroons

A monument for the Maroons

Halifax lacks a proper memorial for the people of African descent who helped build it. By Afua Cooper  One walks in…

Travellers from Europe, Middle East, Africa now must provide fingerprints when applying to visit Canada

Travellers from Europe, Middle East, Africa now must provide fingerprints when applying to visit Canada

By NICHOLAS KEUNG Immigration Reporter Sun., July 29, 2018 Starting Tuesday, travellers from Europe, the Middle East and Africa will have to…

Federal government won’t pursue deportation of Abdoul Abdi, says minister

Federal government won’t pursue deportation of Abdoul Abdi, says minister

Via Desmond Cole: I can barely breathe or think right now. I am so proud of our brother Abdoul for…

Hundreds of Canadian children held in immigration detention, report shows

Hundreds of Canadian children held in immigration detention, report shows

The Canada Border Services Agency holds people who are considered a flight risk or a danger to the public, and…

‘Anne of Green Gables’ Gets First Black Character in Netflix Reboot

‘Anne of Green Gables’ Gets First Black Character in Netflix Reboot

Canadian actor Dalmar Abuzeid will play Sebastian, an Afro-Caribbean steamship worker who befriends Gilbert Blythe, on ‘Anne With an E.’…

Canada’s slavery secret: The whitewashing of 200 years of enslavement

Canada’s slavery secret: The whitewashing of 200 years of enslavement

Source : CBC – Kyle G. Brown · June 28 Why is it common knowledge that we saved runaway slaves from the United…

Black NHLers cheer Willie O’Ree’s induction into Hockey Hall of Fame

Black NHLers cheer Willie O’Ree’s induction into Hockey Hall of Fame

Black NHLers are celebrating hockey legend Willie O’Ree’s induction into the sport’s holy shrine — the Hockey Hall of Fame.…

Indefinite immigration detention is inhumane

Indefinite immigration detention is inhumane

Source: Toronto Star – By: VICKY MOCHAMA, StarMetro Columnist – Wed., May 23, 2018 For five years, Ebrahim Toure has been in a…

2 former Forces members say racism forced them out of the military

2 former Forces members say racism forced them out of the military

Wallace Fowler and Rubin Coward say they encountered racism at bases throughout Canada Wallace Fowler never saw active combat in…

Judge urges courts to consider racism against black Canadians when sentencing

Judge urges courts to consider racism against black Canadians when sentencing

Source: The Globe and Mail SEAN FINEJUSTICE WRITER UPDATED APRIL 23, 2018 Black Canadians who are convicted of crimes should…

NS Jamaican Cultural Association rebuts PC leadership candidate

NS Jamaican Cultural Association rebuts PC leadership candidate

April 20, 2018 LETTER OF REBUTTAL TO ARTICLE IN THE TORONTO STAR Re MLA Elizabeth McCrossin: On behalf of the…

Black victims overrepresented in deadly encounters with Montreal police, CBC data shows

Black victims overrepresented in deadly encounters with Montreal police, CBC data shows

CBC investigation found 6 black men died during or after encounters with Montreal police between 2000 and 2017 Source: Matt D’Amours · CBC…

‘They don’t know they’re victims’: She was trafficked at 17, but didn’t recognize the signs

‘They don’t know they’re victims’: She was trafficked at 17, but didn’t recognize the signs

Source : CBC Radio · March 21 Two years into their relationship, Jade Brooks’s boyfriend gave her an ultimatum: break up or…

Deportation hearing of former Somali child-refugee delayed until after federal hearing in May

Deportation hearing of former Somali child-refugee delayed until after federal hearing in May

By Alexander Quon Online Producer/Reporter  Global News – March 21, 2018 2:49 pm The deportation hearing of a former Somali child-refugee has been adjourned…

Senator wants to hear from African-Canadians on cannabis legalization

Senator wants to hear from African-Canadians on cannabis legalization

Blacks have mostly been silent on the issue, says N.S. Sen. Wanda Thomas Bernard SOURCE: Sherri Borden Colley · CBC News · Posted: Mar…

New $10 bill featuring civil rights activist Viola Desmond unveiled

New $10 bill featuring civil rights activist Viola Desmond unveiled

Desmond refused to give up seat at N.S. movie theatre in 1946, years before Rosa Parks’s act of defiance SOURCE:…

Black, Indigenous prisoners over-represented in Nova Scotia jails

Black, Indigenous prisoners over-represented in Nova Scotia jails

Youths are the most over-represented, compared to provincial population SOURCE: Shaina Luck · CBC News · Posted: May 20, 2016 3:19 PM AT |…