Black history in Alberta brought to life          

Black history in Alberta brought to life          

  A new online exhibit aims to demonstrate how learning Black history is essential to understanding the formation of Alberta. The new exhibit by Edmonton City as Museum Project explores the formation of Alberta’s Black communities from the late 1800s to the early 1970s. “What I want people to take away is the activism, the […]

Kyle Rittenhouse – Officer Prodigy

Kyle Rittenhouse – Officer Prodigy

When teenaged vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse walked free after murdering two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Raymond Nat Turner, Black Agenda Report poet-in-residence put pen to paper.  Referring to Rittenhouse as the “Officer Prodigy”, Turner wrote: Mother loaded Officer Prodigy into her vehicle; and drove him from “The Land of Lincoln” to the “Badger State” to play […]

Court set aside refusal of visitor’s visa for Guyanese family  

Court set aside refusal of visitor’s visa for Guyanese family   

by Sukhram Ramkissoon Every year tens of thousands of foreign nationals who have close family ties or friends in Canada, submit visitor visa applications.  A visitor visa is also known as a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)which allows persons to enter Canada for a vacation or other reasons. Not all countries require their citizens to obtain […]

A history of slaves in Newfoundland and Labrador

A history of slaves in Newfoundland and Labrador

Unearthed: Slavery in Newfoundland and Labrador is a multipart radio documentary and digital series that examines connections of  enslaved Black people in the province. It features Xaiver Michael Campbell and is produced by the CBC’s Heather Barrett, who is host and producer of Weekend AM. New episodes air on Fridays on CrossTalk on CBC Radio […]

Despite his philandering IAD rules that marriage was genuine   

Despite his philandering IAD rules that marriage was genuine   

by Sukhram Ramkissoon Miriam (not her real name) was recently successful at the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD), after a panel member set aside the refusal of her spousal sponsorship application. A visa officer refused her spouse Donald’s (not real name) application for permanent residence. They are both from the Caribbean and were born on the […]

New Federal MP Michael Coteau says you must learn before you can lead

New Federal MP Michael Coteau says you must learn before you can lead

By Lincoln DePradine Michael Coteau, an experienced provincial politician elected to federal office for the first time in September, doesn’t mind sitting on the backbench in the House of Commons in Ottawa. The Commons, he said, is a “new forum’’, adding that he’s “just looking forward to learning’’. “I think it’s very important for people […]

Who gets into Canada could be affected by racism at Immigration Canada

Who gets into Canada could be affected by racism at Immigration Canada

  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) employees remain skeptical of the measures in place to tackle racism at their workplace, according to a new report. The “experiences of racism at IRCC include micro aggressions,biases in hiring and promotion as well as biases in the delivery of IRCCs programs, policies and client service,” the report […]

Former TO cop Peter Sloly in the crosshairs as Ottawa police chief

Former TO cop Peter Sloly in the crosshairs as Ottawa police chief

It was an ambitious plan — to reform the police force from the inside-out, to remove rot and fix a broken culture that dominated headlines. But two years in, Ottawa police Chief Peter Sloly has seen his mandate — and the job he and those who hired him sold to the public — change. The […]

Two elementary students had legs, arms and mouth duct-taped

Two elementary students had legs, arms and mouth duct-taped

MPP Laura Mae Lindo says it was over act of racism by Lincoln DePradine MPP Laura Mae Lindo is making a “simple request’’ to the people of Ontario. “Join me in organizing to end racism in Ontario public schools,’’ Dr Lindo urged. Her appeal comes against the backdrop of what she describes as “a troubling […]

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