The cold weather didn’t stop Indigenous people and their allies from coming to the Public Gardens in downtown Halifax to attend the Red Dresses in K’jipuktuk event on Saturday afternoon. Two plainclothes cops also showed up. Elizabeth Goodridge tells the story.
Brenda Thompson on Potters Fields and unmarked Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotian graves in Halifax and elsewhere.
27 years ago the federal NDP snubbed Lynn Jones and the African Nova Scotian community, and today leader Jagmeet SIngh came to the North End public library to apologize for that slight on behalf of his party.
PSA: Support the youth and their voices. Let our youth know it’s always right to speak up! Sunday March 1, 1 PM, at the Halifax Police station on Gottingen.
There will be a screening of There’s Something in the Water at the Truro Cineplex in Millbrook. This screening event is being organized by the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq.
By the Objective News Agency investigative team: The government announced over a $1 Billion infrastructure spending spree for 2020-2021. More than double what the Province spent last year. However, the Black community will not benefit economically from this massive spending. Not even a trickle down effect.
“The current complaint system at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (NSHRC) doesn’t seem to be working. Those who have been traumatized by racism, sexism and hate are being re-victimized,” writes Raymond Sheppard.
KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – We don’t know the full context, but this video of cops tackling a Black teenager in Bedford, Nova Scotia, raises questions about unwarranted police violence.
For Juanna Ricketts, shopping at La Senza, a fashion retailer chain with a store in the Halifax Shopping Centre, was something she always enjoyed.
Until she visited the store late last year, that is, when Juanna, who is Black, felt racially profiled. Deeply perturbed by what happened, she has filed a complaint with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.
Santina Rao, the young Black mother violently attacked by Halifax Regional Police officers in front of her two small children, is set to appear in court tomorrow. Supporters of Santina are asked to attend in solidarity.