In My Opinion: ‘Black history is 365’: BGC National Youth Of The Year Shahadda Jack shares her thoughts on Black History Month

By SHAHADDA JACK I often ask, “How can you fit crucial conversations of Black history and joy-filled celebrations of Black culture into only 28 days?” The answer is quite clear; you can’t. I grew up in a household where I was raised by a hardworking single Black mother and a resilient Caribbean immigrant grandmother. Within […]

In My Opinion: The Afro-Metis are Black-and-Indigenous Canadians

By GEORGE ELLIOTT CLARKE In his recent Letter to the Editor in the Jan. 10 edition of Beach Metro Community News, Indigenous Peoples Rights Advocate, Michael Cheena, spells out powerfully the history of the “nation-to-nation relationship” between Indigenous peoples and Canadian governments (of all levels). For far too long, that “relationship” has meant the imposition […]