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Independent review of systemic discrimination at N.S. Barristers’ Society underway – Halifax

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

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 11, 2021 2:36 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A former provincial ombudsman heading up an external review of systemic discrimination in the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society says he’s aiming to complete his work in eight to 10 months….

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African-Nova Scotian community says Chauvin verdict needs to prompt change – Halifax

African-Nova Scotian community says Chauvin verdict needs to prompt change - Halifax

The African-Canadian community is Nova Scotia is hoping the guilty verdicts in the George Floyd murder trial can lead to systemic changes in justice and policing. A jury in Minneapolis, Minnesota, convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death. Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died on May 25, 2020, while…

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Black Lives Matter golf program opens doors for Nova Scotia youth – Halifax

Black Lives Matter golf program opens doors for Nova Scotia youth - Halifax

Black Lives Matter Golf Nova Scotia was started as a way to introduce BIPOC youth to a new sport while raising social justice issues and educating youth about the Black Lives Matter movement. “Historically (golf) has been underrepresented by BIPOC, it’s been historically white,” said Doug Hill, a committee member with Black Lives Matter Golf…

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Bedford United church broken into, Black Lives Matter sign defaced – Halifax

Bedford United church broken into, Black Lives Matter sign defaced - Halifax

Halifax police are investigating a break-in at the Bedford United Church which also saw some property damaged and a Black Lives Matter sign vandalized. In an email to the church congregation, Rev. Matthew Fillier confirmed the church had been vandalized and its Black Lives Matter sign had been defaced. The letter said suspects used bricks…

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Halifax group’s BLM salad dressing raises money for local nonprofit

The Black Lives Matter salad dressing, flavoured with chipotle, maple and oregano, is seen at the Hope Blooms centre in Halifax.

A Halifax organization known for supporting and empowering youth is now supporting another organization in the community. Young entrepreneurs with Hope Blooms launched a Black Lives Matter salad dressing last October with the goal of raising money to donate to a local Black organization. One of those entrepreneurs is Makye Clayton, an 18-year-old university student who…

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Prince Andrew students walk out of class to protest racism within Nova Scotia school system – Halifax

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Dozens of students at Dartmouth’s Prince Andrew High School walked out of class on Monday to protest racist behaviour in the halls and a lack of curriculum on Black history and culture. The “Black Minds Matter” walkout was staged two weeks after a white student distributed content on Snapchat containing explicit and racist language, including…

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El Jones proposes committee to address defunding police to Halifax police board

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The Halifax Board of Police Commissioners met on Monday to hear Halifax-based poet, writer and activist El Jones propose a committee on defunding police. In September, Jones was appointed to present to the board a proposal on creating a committee that would “recommend a definition of defunding the police and investments to support communities and…

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