Nova Scotia black history course a first in Dal’s 198-year history [Dec. 2016]

Nova Scotia black history course a first in Dal’s 198-year history [Dec. 2016]

New three-credit, second-year history course starts in January and is taught by Prof. Isaac Saney For the first time in…

Dalhousie University mentorship program aims to get more black students in math and sciences

Dalhousie University mentorship program aims to get more black students in math and sciences

‘I really like going to the dentist so I feel like maybe I could be one some day,’ says student…

Helping parents combat racism in schools

Helping parents combat racism in schools

Parents for Diversity formed to help parents prepare for tough conversations with teachers When Julia Nicol and Mante Molepo learned their children had…

DISCOVERING WHAT SHE WANTS TO DO

DISCOVERING WHAT SHE WANTS TO DO

They say life is a journey, not a destination. That’s something student Vanessa Thomas has learned first hand. “When I…

Halifax man starts GoFundMe page to help ease back-to-school burden

Halifax man starts GoFundMe page to help ease back-to-school burden

It’s almost time for students to head back to class. But getting ready for the upcoming school season can be…

Racist graffiti sprayed on Halifax elementary school

Racist graffiti sprayed on Halifax elementary school

‘It’s kind of hard to believe someone would write those words where children play’ A Halifax woman found racist graffiti…

At age 99, Bridgetown matriarch gets honorary high school diploma

At age 99, Bridgetown matriarch gets honorary high school diploma

‘I did it, I got my certificate and I graduated’ After more than eight decades, a 99-year-old Bridgetown, N.S., matriarch…

Centre for Black learners plans to grow in ‘momentous’ move to new building

Centre for Black learners plans to grow in ‘momentous’ move to new building

Source: TARYN GRANT For StarMetro Halifax Wed., June 27, 2018 HALIFAX—After decades of advocacy work, an Africentric learning institute in…

Senator says tour of N.S., N.B. prisons revealed hopelessness, despair

Senator says tour of N.S., N.B. prisons revealed hopelessness, despair

Wanda Thomas Bernard says committee studying rights of prisoners across Canada Source: Moira Donovan · CBC News · Posted: May 17, 2018 2:22 PM AT…

Black parents ask Ottawa public schools to collect race data

Black parents ask Ottawa public schools to collect race data

OCDSB part of provincial working group on the issue, says it will start collecting next year Source: Matthew Kupfer · CBC News · Posted: Apr…

In a bid to bring black students to science, this high school will offer Africentric math

In a bid to bring black students to science, this high school will offer Africentric math

‘We need to try to do something different,’ says Auburn Drive High School principal Karen Hudson  Source: Sherri Borden Colley · CBC News · Posted:…

Nova Scotia’s first black superintendent appointed to Tri-County School Board

Nova Scotia’s first black superintendent appointed to Tri-County School Board

Ash takes over as superintendent of schools in Digby, Yarmouth and Shelburne areas on March 31 SOURCE: Sherri Borden Colley · CBC…

‘Loaded language’ and ‘theatrics’ get in way of helping marginalized communities: Tony Ince

‘Loaded language’ and ‘theatrics’ get in way of helping marginalized communities: Tony Ince

‘I’m not going to leave my community behind,’ says African Nova Scotian Affairs minister As Tony Ince listened to opposition…

‘There has to be a consequence’: Reports of racist incidents in N.S. schools up 16% over 2 years

‘There has to be a consequence’: Reports of racist incidents in N.S. schools up 16% over 2 years

Nova Scotia school boards have been logging incidents of discrimination since the 2014-15 school year Documented incidents of racial discrimination…

Often called the N-word at school, this Nova Scotia student seeks to rid classroom of racism

Often called the N-word at school, this Nova Scotia student seeks to rid classroom of racism

Sarah Walters, a Grade 9 student at a school in Hammonds Plains, N.S., says she is often called the N-word…

African Nova Scotians worried about representation as school boards eliminated

African Nova Scotians worried about representation as school boards eliminated

  WATCH: With the impending dissolution of Nova Scotia School Boards some are concerned elected representatives of minority groups will…

School board reps worry diverse voices will be silenced with education changes

School board reps worry diverse voices will be silenced with education changes

‘That’s a sad day for us because we fought hard to have that,’ says Darren Googoo SOURCE: Emma Smith · CBC News · Posted:…

Racist, discriminatory incidents on the rise in Halifax-area schools

Racist, discriminatory incidents on the rise in Halifax-area schools

‘What happens in society spills over into the school,’ says board representative Archy Beals SOURCE: Sherri Borden Colley · CBC News · Posted: Jan…

African-Nova Scotian students being suspended at disproportionately higher rates

African-Nova Scotian students being suspended at disproportionately higher rates

‘It’s a crisis, and yet I’m not hearing an outcry,’ says Council on African Canadian Education’s chair Source: Richard Woodbury · CBC News · Posted:…