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Canada Election: Black, Indigenous voters lament leaders shying away from race-based issues

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

As election day looms, some voters are left wondering why the social and racial reckoning once dominating headlines has turned into a fringe issue among federal leaders. Since the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement has prompted broader discussions around race, which some feel has fallen to the wayside in this election…

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Black Lives Matter Golf tournament aims to make golf a more inclusive game in Nova Scotia – Halifax

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

Black Lives Matter Golf Nova Scotia hosted its second annual golf tournament on Saturday. The initiative was formed last year to break down economic and social barriers and make golf a more inclusive game. “Historically, golf has been dominated by white people only,” said Douglas Hill, a committee member for Black Lives Matter golf. “There’s…

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Anti-racism campaigners demand the removal of 247-year-old statue of a ‘black boy’ in the Cotswolds

The sculpture of the black child with red lips (pictured) stands above a clock on a Grade-II listed building in Stroud, but could soon be taken down after a local panel was tasked with deciding its fate

An 18th-century statue of a ‘black boy’ on a clock in the Cotswolds has been branded ‘traumatic for people of colour’ as campaigners call for its removal. The sculpture – which depicts a small boy with red lips holding a club – stands above a clock on a Grade-II listed building in Stroud, but could…

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Princeton Black Lives Matter course features readings from Angela Davis

Princeton University is offering a new course about the Black Lives Matter movement this fall

Princeton University is offering a new course about the Black Lives Matter movement this fall which will feature the work of Angela Davis, a former US Communist Party leader who once made the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.  Titled simply #BlackLivesMatter, the fall class is described as being ‘committed to resisting, unveiling, and undoing histories…

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Montreal’s black community celebrates Emancipation Day – Montreal

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

Members of Montreal’s Black Community held several events on Sunday to recognize Emancipation Day. It is to officially mark the abolishment of slavery nearly 200 years ago. In Montreal’s Little Burgundy neighborhood a small event was held at Oscar Peterson Park organized by Revive the Negro Community Centre (NCC). Vice President of the NCC Board…

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Costa Rican gymnast kneels and raises her fist in floor routine honoring Black Lives Matter

In a nod to Black Lives Matter, Costa Rican gymnast Luciana Alvarado ended her floor routine in Olympic qualifying on one knee, her head back and her right fist thrust straight into the air

In a nod to Black Lives Matter, Costa Rican gymnast Luciana Alvarado ended her floor routine in Olympic qualifying on one knee, her head back and her right fist thrust straight into the air. The 18-year-old said the closing of her routine was choreographed in homage to the BLM movement that spread around the world…

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Looking at the impact of COVID-19, racism on young Black adults in Quebec – Montreal

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

According to new research released Thursday, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the tragic death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement that followed have had a profound effect on young Black anglophones in Quebec. McGill University psychologist Dr. Richard Koestner, the author of one of the studies, has spent the last year exploring how…

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Window cleaner who posted racist slur about black England footballers complains HE is getting abuse

Shaun Drewery

A window cleaner who made a racist slur about black England footballers on social media has claimed that he is facing a wave of abuse and has complained: ‘No one deserves this’. Shaun Drewery, owner of North Ferriby Cleaning Services, made the comment after an associate posted a picture on Facebook of the England Under 17s…

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Black Lives Matter in Utah calls Stars and Stripes ‘a symbol of hate’

The Utah chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement sparked anger on social media during the Fourth of July weekend after it posted a message on Facebook calling the American flag a ¿symbol of hate.¿

The Utah chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement sparked anger on social media during the Fourth of July weekend after it posted a message on Facebook calling the American flag a ‘symbol of hate.’ The head of the organization defended the post, which the group wrote in response to a white supremacist march that…

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Teachers are quizzed after concerns raised in light of the Black Lives Matter movement

The Prevent strategy calls for any use of the programme in schools to be ‘proportionate’

Anti-terror probe over history ‘bias’ in schools: Teachers are quizzed after concerns over Black Lives Matter movement Teachers quizzed by Derby city council after concerns raised in light of BLM The audit took place under the guise of the Government’s Prevent strategy  Said schools should ‘give rounded view of history’ to stop Right-wing extremism  By Daily…

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Sainsbury’s worker, 52, sacked after picking up a cuddly toy and saying ‘Black Lives Matter’

Marian Cunnington, 52, (pictured) picked up a 'Bing' toy - from the leading BBC children's cartoon of the same name - while making price changes at the store in Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Sainsbury’s worker, 52, wins compensation after she was sacked from her 28-year career after picking up a cuddly toy and saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ Marian Cunnington, 52, picked up a ‘Bing’ toy at store in Bridgnorth, Shropshire Made the comment: ‘Should we really be selling this toy? Black Lives Matter’  Price controller Ms Cunnington was suspended…

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NIMH » NIMH James Jackson Memorial Award Lecture: “Black Mental Health, Mentoring, and Health Equity: A Love Supreme”

Dr. Enrique W. Neblett, Jr. - Image Source: Austin Thomason

Appointment time: July 28, 2021 place: Virtual Sponsored by: The NIMH Disparities Team and the NIMH Office for Disparities Research and Workforce Diversity About the lecture: This lecture marks the start of the NIMH James Jackson Memorial Award. During the lecture, the inaugural award winner Dr. Enrique W. Neblett, Jr. discuss how his current research,…

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America’s first black billionaire says taxpayers need to fund $14 TRILLION in reparations

Robert Johnson, founder of BET and American's first black billionaire, continues to call on the government to cut reparations checks for 40 million descendants of African-American slaves

America’s first black billionaire says recent talk of Critical Race Theory and Black Lives Matter protests aren’t enough to make up for past injustices against black people: He’s reiterating his call for $14 trillion in payments to the descendants of slaves – including himself.   Robert Johnson, 75, who started Black Entertainment Television in 1980, would…

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Calgary Black youth arrested by B.C. police ‘with their guns out’ in case of mistaken identity

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

An 18-year-old Calgary man is speaking out after he says police detained him at gunpoint in Delta, B.C., in a case of mistaken identity. It happened Thursday as Noel Kene and three friends, all of whom are Black and between the ages of 18 and 20, were in the final days of a camping trip…

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Hundreds brave sweltering heat for Black Lives Matter rally in Vancouver

Board votes to remove school resource officers from Guelph’s public schools

Hundreds of people turned out to pressure the city for more action against racism at a Black Lives Matter protest at Vancouver City Hall on Friday. Organizers said the rally was about demanding justice and accountability, and standing in solidarity against white supremacy. It came as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to…

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