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2 days ago On April 27th, 14 Black Canadian game changers will be honoured at the 37th annual @bbpa.harryjeromeawards. This prestigious gala event, co-hosted by @marci.ien and Justice Donald McLeod will feature an exclusive red carpet, performances, a keynote by @mediacomcanada CEO Kevin Johnson, and an afterparty with Toronto’s finest sound crews! Purchase your tickets at the link in our bio.
3 days ago Celebrate Black women and their influence at The Salon International de la Femme Noire ( @sifn_ibwe) on Sunday, June 9 at the Grand Quai in Montreal!
Enjoy conferences, workshops, and exhibitors from the brightest leaders and innovators in the Black community.
Buy your tickets at the link in our bio.
3 days ago “Go back to playing basketball and leave hockey alone.”
A news headline describing an NHL street party as making the streets of Winnipeg “white again” stirred racial tensions and raised important questions about the relationship between language and racial bias. LINK IN BIO
4 days ago 252 documentaries from 56 countries. April 25-May 5, 2019. Get your tickets now for #hotdocs19 before the hottest docs go rush.
Explore your world and expand your mind. @hotdocs_ starts next week! Link in bio.
5 days ago An actor and director for 40 years and a founding member of @obsidiantheatre, Canada’s leading Black theatre company, Philip Akin is the 2018 laureate for the #PremiersAward for Excellence in the Arts. Read his thoughts and meet the other laureates at the link in our bio.
6 days ago “Black community members should see themselves represented and respected when they look at their government. Black Canadian leaders must be at the table when every decision is made.” NDP leader @andreahorwathndp on the creation of Ontario’s first Black Caucus.
More at the link in our bio.
6 days ago Ottawa just elected its first Black city councillor. 42 year old Rawlson King beat out 16 others in a by-election last night to replace Councillor Tobi Nussbaum in the Rideau-Rockcliffe riding.
King’s platform was focused on affordable housing, poverty reduction, programs for youth and more transparency in the planning process
He is in favour of freezing all transit fares and eventually reducing them. He supports increasing investments in after-school programs, health and social service agencies and would also like to see more green initiatives, including a city-wide building retrofit program and banning single-use plastics.
1 week ago One week left to see Angelique live on stage at @FactoryTheatre! This musical play by Lorena Gale, recounts the story of an enslaved Black woman who was hanged in Montreal for a crime she didn’t commit, drawing a line from Canada’s relatively unknown past to our contemporary struggles with racism. Featuring an electrifying script and a thrilling live score, Angelique is a riveting must-see. On until April 21st. Hit the link in our bio for tickets.
1 week ago It’s opening night for @artingwithmakambe's incredibly moving play Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers, presented by b current. It’s on at @buddiesto until April 18. Don’t miss your chance to experience this powerful piece. Get your tickets at the link in our bio.
1 week ago “According to the @lawsocietylso 2017 Annual Report, which is based on data collected since 2009, 79.2% of Ontario lawyers are white. Given the important role that the law plays in advancing public interests and in protecting private interests, the legal industry should be comprised of individuals with backgrounds that reflect the population. The question that follows is who are the senior leaders of Ontario’s legal industry and what are they doing to promote diversity?”
@walker_law, our legal expert and the firm led by the first Black woman to become a bencher in the LSO’s 219-year history, highlight the importance of a top-down approach to diversity and the stakes of the LSO’s upcoming election.
2 weeks ago How do you spell success? For Julie Spence and Dorine Tcheumeleu, founders of @spellingbeeofcanada
and @epellemoicanada, the answer might be found in spelling itself. @truedaley has more on how these two Queen Bees are empowering young Canadians with the power of words at the link in our bio.