There will be a large rally for diversity in the Town of Amherst tomorrow. George Baker, the racist councillor who used the ‘n’-word will not be the focus of the rally, but his behaviour definitely was a wake-up call.
A sitting Amherst councilor and mayoral candidate used the ‘N’-word, but it was purely accidental, he explains. He has no plans to suspend his campaign, let alone resign.
This weekend’s video is a documentary / docudrama about Donald Marshall Jr, the Mi’kmaq youth convicted of a murder he didn’t commit. The most impressive part is how Donald Marshall Jr, one year before his death, talks about his 12 years in prison hell, his powerlessness during the criminal case, his anger at Nova Scotia’s racist police and judicial system.
HRM’s Municipal Operations unit is a bad place to work, especially if you’re Black, queer or a woman, says an independent consultant who reviewed the workplace for diversity and inclusion. African Nova Scotians experience harassment and racism, homophobia is a problem, and only 4 percent of the full time workforce are women. Ongoing cutbacks are part of the problem.
Rebecca Thomas trying to get Halifax councillors to recognize their sense of entitlement and white supremacy. It’s an uphill battle.
Just a very nice tribute by Melinda Daye to her father, the legendary Elmore “Buddy” Daye.
Nova Scotia stands to benefit from the Muskrat Falls power generating project through the Maritime Link. It’s time to have our voice heard on the severe damage the project threatens to inflict on the Inuit who live there.
An interview with Rev. Lennett Anderson, organizer of the Sobeys anti-racism rally in Tantallon: “Race is not a card I play, it’s the life I live.”
This week’s weekend video: A trailer and a link to a full documentary by African Nova Scotian filmmaker and poet Sylvia Hamilton.
Outright government-sanctioned racism is very much part of Black Canadian history. A recently published book talks about this godawful legacy. The Nova Scotia chapters make for a grim read.