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Black History Month Canada: Community Resources

Black History Month draws to a close, but the lessons we learn, the stories we share, the lives we celebrate, and the support we give are not limited to one month. We want to highlight a few organizations supporting Black communities across Canada. The work of these organizations is essential in fostering a sense of...

Helium Scribe's February 2021 Book of the Month

Helium Scribe’s February 2021 Book of the Month

I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You — David Chariandy “Being named, he found his own voice. Being sighted, he learned, nevertheless, to see.” Prompted by familial brushes with racial bigotry and tumultuous political circumstances, David Chariandy ponders how to discuss race and racial discrimination with his growing daughter in a heart-breaking, yet lovely and loving...

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Black History Month Canada: Mary Ann Shadd Cary

When The Hon. Donald H. Oliver introduced his Motion to Recognize Contributions of Black Canadians and February as Black History Month to the senate floor, he did so with the hope that education on Black history would help combat prejudice and discrimination and empower Black Canadians. Furthermore, Senator Oliver believed we should honour and celebrate...