A federal Commission of Inquiry to look at police killings

A federal Commission of Inquiry to look at police killings

EDITORIAL A federal Commission of Inquiry to look at police killings When more than one thousand protesters gather outside City Hall in Toronto to call for the defunding and abolition – yes, abolition – of all police forces in Canada, we should realize that  something is terribly wrong. While we believe that reform of police […]

More than 1,000 protesters in Toronto call for defunding and abolition of police and Special Investigations Unit

More than 1,000 protesters in Toronto call for defunding and abolition of police and Special Investigations Unit

More than 1,000 protesters  gathered at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto on Sunday afternoon to call for the defunding and abolition of all police forces in Canada and Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit. The No Pride in Policing Coalition, comprised of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), queer and transgender groups, organized the event. It was […]

The Canadian Council of Business leaders provides update on BlackNorth initiative summit

The Canadian Council of Business leaders provides  update on BlackNorth initiative summit

The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism has released the BlackNorth Initiative CEO Pledge. It ask senior business leaders in Canada to commit their companies to specific actions and targets designed to end anti-Black systemic racism and create opportunities for all of those in the underrepresented Black, Indigenous, People Of Colour ‘BIPOC’ […]

Call for Commission of Inquiry after policeman is convicted of beating a Black man who lost an eye

Call for Commission of Inquiry after policeman  is convicted of beating a Black man who lost  an eye

More than 19,000 viewers watched the live streaming last Friday of  the decision in the high profile case of a Toronto police officer who was convicted of assault in the beating of a young Black man more than three years ago. Dafonte Miller, 22, victim of the assault, lost an eye as a result of […]

Time for President Granger to concede

Time for President Granger to concede

  By W. Andy Knight and Winston Dookeran We have followed the general election in Guyana held on 2 March last with great interest and grave concern.  This particular election has significant implications for democratic governance, not only for Guyana but, for the entire Caribbean. What we have been witnessing over the past 120 days […]

Foreign-trained doctors file human rights complaint claiming systemic discrimination

Foreign-trained doctors file human rights complaint  claiming systemic discrimination

VANCOUVER – A group of internationally-trained physicians and medical graduates have taken their fight against what they call systemic racism in British Columbia’s residency program to the province’s human rights tribunal. The 33-page complaint, filed earlier this month, names B.C.’s Ministry of Health, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (CPSBC) and the University […]

US Senators call on President David Granger ‘ to honour the will of the Guyanese people and concede’

US Senators call on President David Granger ‘ to honour  the will of the Guyanese people and concede’

WASHINGTON– Four Senators, members of the United States Foreign Relations Committee, in a joint statement,  last week  described as “unacceptable”, the non-release of the official results of Guyana’s disputed, March 2 election. The statement, issued by Jim Risch and Bob Menendez, Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Marco Rubio […]

L’Oreal to remove words like ‘whitening’ from skin products

L’Oreal to remove words like ‘whitening’  from skin products

PARIS – French cosmetics giant L’Oreal said  on Saturday that it will remove words like “whitening” from its skin care products, a move that comes amid global protests against racism sparked by the death of George Floyd in the United States. The company said in a statement Saturday that it “has decided to remove the […]

NWSL players kneel during the national anthem

NWSL players kneel during the national anthem

Players for the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage knelt during the national anthem Saturday when the National Women’s Soccer League opened the Challenge Cup tournament in Utah. The players and coaches wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts in warmups before the game, which was nationally televised on CBS. The players also knelt during a […]

NDP backs Black coalition’s calls for implementing police reform

NDP backs Black  coalition’s calls for implementing   police reform

Responding to a coalition of more than a dozen Black organizations  which  showed up at Queen’s Park on Monday, the Ontario’s Official Opposition NDP and NDP Black Caucus are backing their call for the government to finally implement recommendations from reports on police reform that have been” collecting dust since they were completed,” says a […]

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