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Remembering the inspired vision of Chokwe Lumumba | Feb 27 2014 | Amy Goodman | The world lost a visionary activist this week, with the death of Chokwe Lumumba, the newly elected mayor of Jackson, Miss. Lumumba died unexpectedly at the age of 66 of an apparent heart attack.
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You have no idea what Martin Luther King did. True or False? | Feb 26 2014 | Hamden Rice | What most people who reference Dr. King seem not to know is how Dr. King actually changed the subjective experience of life in the United States for African Americans.
Nova Scotia's missed opportunity for Black History Month | Feb 25 2014 | Stephen Kimber | A holiday in the middle of Black History Month should logically honour someone of African descent. And the holiday's name should more broadly recognize those who've "fought for social justice."
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Resisting shadeism: An interview with Nayani Thiyagarajah | Feb 25 2014 | Jeannine M. Pitas | Jeannine M. Pitas sat down with 'Shadeism' director Nayani Thiyagarajah to discuss the film, future projects and, of course, shadeism.
I got my permanent residency, and it's complicated. | Feb 24 2014 | Syed Hussan | Syed Hussan reflects on his lengthy battle for permanent residency and tries to make sense of citizenship and belonging.
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Why we need to rethink Black History Month | Feb 21 2014 | Cheryl Thompson | Before an entire generation of Canadians grow tired or apathetic towards a month that so many people fought for, it's time to rethink Black History Month.
The Black Panther Party | Feb 20 2014 | The Black Panther Party was a revolutionary political group that formed in the United States in the late 1960s
Malcolm X | Feb 20 2014 | Malcolm X is an American icon, activist and minister
Black History Month Lesson Plans | Feb 20 2014 | Tools for educators to use during Black History Month.
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Doctoring while Black(ish) shows me how much black male role models are needed in academia | Feb 19 2014 | Jamie Paris | Doctoral candidate Jamie Paris questions the absence of black scholars in Canadian universities and discusses the conversations about blackness when one passes as white.
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Hogan's Alley: The making of a black community in Vancouver | Feb 18 2014 | Adam Rudder | The recent commemoration of Hogan's Alley as an important neighbourhood to Canadian Black history marks the questions of what history does and who owns it.
Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto has left the Sinclair inquest. Here's why. | Feb 18 2014 | Christa Big Canoe | Brian Sinclair was the only patient left untreated in the Winnipeg emergency room where he died. The inquest into his death should focus more on systemic discrimination than hospital patient flow.

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Sat, Mar 21, 2015
8th Annual Community March Against Racism

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Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
Black history about more than one month
A student shouldn't have to wait for a specific day or month to celebrate and find empowerment in the freedom to be who they are.

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