Raymond Sheppard: Since our August Black Human Rights Matter rally I have been contacted by 32 African Nova Scotians who all give the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission a failing grade.
Raymond Sheppard on the racist mob attack at Capitol Hill, the instigators fanning the flames, and how Canada isn’t all that different.
Raymond Sheppards on some social justice issues that have been allowed to fester for far too long.
Raymond Sheppard nominates Eddie Carvery for African Nova Scotian of the year, and makes some wishes for 2021: Fire Chief Dan Kinsella, reparations, collect race-based data, a CBC that pays attention to the African Nova Scotian community and more.
Raymond Sheppard: “We should recognize and credit those African Nova Scotians who have made a difference in the past and continue to make a difference today. Dr. Lynn Jones is such a person. She helps wherever and whenever she is able to.”
Letter: Many media reports over the years have indicated that there are a number of homeless individuals, some living in shelters across Canada, who once served in the Canadian Armed Forces and are now in need of housing, mental health services, jobs, retraining and other supports.
Raymond Sheppard: African people did not develop racism and did not benefit from it, therefore the creators and beneficiaries of racism are the ones who must disassemble it.
Raymond Sheppard with a meditation on family and the need to forgive. “Covid-19 may be keeping us apart but it does not stop us from sealing the cracks in love.”
Raymond Sheppard: “With all the racism and hate we faced for hundreds of years, we still maintained Black values, many would say our values were sacred, and although every generation is different, we always seemed to cling to the things that keep us grounded and inspired.”
Raymond Sheppard: The details of this initiative are few and the communities of those most affected by racism and Injustice should know more of the details and the plan of action. For example, what power will be invested in this committee to make the necessary binding recommendations? Is there a plan to implement those recommendations?