“Several African Nova Scotian HRM employees I spoke with compare their working conditions to the working conditions in the Southern United States of the 1950’s,” writes Raymond Sheppard. “In my humble opinion HRM has been singing the diversity song without learning the dance that goes along with it.”
800 people gathered on the Halifax waterfront on this Canada Day afternoon to protest Israel’s illegal plans to annex large swaths of the occupied West Bank.
Angee Bowden: Hearing Happy and Canada in the same sentence can be very triggering for Black and Indigenous people. It’s like a rapist to the #Metoo movement, Canada is our rapist .
Social injustice and academic negligence against Black learners cannot continue and our leaders cannot continue to sit silently. Silence is an action that is not acceptable. The Black Educators Association is calling for comprehensive change to the structural biases that exist within the education system.
We have THREE events lined up for Friday June 26
2pm – Justice for Ejaz
4pm – Defund Police: Sit-in & Community Assembly
7pm – Artistic Resistance: #AbolishThePolice Blocko Pt 2
I don’t often ask for help for an individual on this site, but I make an exception in this case involving my old friend Annie Clair who is trying to help her daughter deal with addiction.
Online forum, Thursday June 25, 6 PM, excellent speakers!
African Nova Scotians with the extra burdens of racism and marginalization to contend with have nowhere to turn. Raymond Sheppard writes on the urgent need for Africentric mental health services, situated in the community and run by the community.
John Clarke: “The cutting edge of his argument, however, was the undeniable fact that he is a white person who has been very seriously targeted by the cops over years of his life. So, we had the police brutality equivalent of a conversation about whether or not you can be said to enjoy white privilege if you are poor.”
Thandiwe McCarthy: “Who defines Blackness? It seemed everyone except my family in Woodstock was white and all those people I interacted with told me I was no different from them. So what makes me Black if the people in my life say it doesn’t matter?”