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Federal government provides $300,000 funding for seminal project to assist Black youth in crisis.

Andrea Clarke, executive director of Head and Hands frames Project STAY By Egbert Gaye The way Andrea Clarke sees it an ever-expanding cross section of Black and Indigenous youth who are caught in the web of the child welfare or youth protection services are facing a crisis situation. She says many of these youth of color, including those who identify as Black LGBTQ+ are often “actively undermined by the institutions that were supposed to support and elevate them.” And as such many of them are being placed on a path that leads to mental illness or disorder. She says pointing …

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Everyday Transgressions : grappling with historical forms of invisibility

Contact Staff On September 20th, Professor Adelle Blackett, Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development at McGill University’s Faculty of Law, will be launching her new book entitled Everyday Transgressions : Domestic Workers’ Transnational Challenge to International Labor Law. The book was published this spring by Cornell University Press, in time for the centenary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. In this book, Blackett tells the story behind the ILO’s 2011 Decent Work for Domestic Workers’ Convention No. 189, and its accompanying Recommendation No. 201 – they created the first comprehensive, international standards to extend protections …

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Mother still in shock over son fatally shot by police

Egbert Gaye This past July 30, Mrs. Erma Gibbs, celebrated her 65th birthday. It was one of the worst days of her life. “On my birthdays my son is usually at my side… now he’s gone, I miss him so much, ” says the tearful NDG resident, remembering her son Nicholas Gibbs, who was shot by police on August 21, last year. She says she spent what should have been a joyful day in her apartment, caught up in the grief of a loss that seems unbearable to her. “I’m still in shock, because we were so close. He was …

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Federal government provides $300,000 funding for seminal project to assist Black youth in crisis.

Andrea Clarke, executive director of Head and Hands frames Project STAY By Egbert Gaye The way Andrea Clarke sees it an ever-expanding cross section of Black and Indigenous youth who are caught in the web of the child welfare or youth protection services are facing a crisis situation. She says many of these youth of color, including those who identify as Black LGBTQ+ are often “actively undermined by the institutions that were supposed to support and elevate them.” And as such many of them are being placed on a path that leads to mental illness or disorder. She says pointing …

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Everyday Transgressions : grappling with historical forms of invisibility

Contact Staff On September 20th, Professor Adelle Blackett, Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development at McGill University’s Faculty of Law, will be launching her new book entitled Everyday Transgressions : Domestic Workers’ Transnational Challenge to International Labor Law. The book was published this spring by Cornell University Press, in time for the centenary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. In this book, Blackett tells the story behind the ILO’s 2011 Decent Work for Domestic Workers’ Convention No. 189, and its accompanying Recommendation No. 201 – they created the first comprehensive, international standards to extend protections …

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Mother still in shock over son fatally shot by police

Egbert Gaye This past July 30, Mrs. Erma Gibbs, celebrated her 65th birthday. It was one of the worst days of her life. “On my birthdays my son is usually at my side… now he’s gone, I miss him so much, ” says the tearful NDG resident, remembering her son Nicholas Gibbs, who was shot by police on August 21, last year. She says she spent what should have been a joyful day in her apartment, caught up in the grief of a loss that seems unbearable to her. “I’m still in shock, because we were so close. He was …

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Feds putting up $25 Million for Canada’s Black Community

Rosie Awori Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean Yves Duclos, was at the Mandela Centre of the Cote Des Neiges Black Community Association on August 27. He was there to announce that the government will provide $25 million spread over the next five years to Black communities across Canada. Flanked by a group of officials representing organizations that serve the Black community, the minister outlined his government’s objective behind the money, stating that a large amount of the funding will go towards community organizations across the country that work with marginalized youth. “This initiative is another very …

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COLONIALISM’S IMPACT AND ENDURING LEGACY

When Europeans set out across the world centuries ago under the auspices of kings, queens and governments and flags, they never foresaw centuries of post-colonials’ discontent.Novel THOMAS I have never had a modicum of interest in Maxime Bernier’s PEOPLES PARTY OF CANADA (PPC) and its political agenda—whatever the disgruntled former Conservative Member of Parliament in the Stephen Harper government has been selling Canadians since he decided to breakaway from the Conservatives to start his own political party and one imagines version of conservatism. On reflection I’ve come to the conclusion that Harper’s version of “Old Stock” [Canadian] Conservatism wasn’t radical …

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Speak Life!

I don’t think that we realize how powerful our words really are. Our words can be a tremendous force. Proverbs 18:21 tell us the tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Your words have the power of life and death! And what’s going on inside of you determines what you say! For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks – Matthew 12:34 So my question is… What have you been saying? What words are consistently coming out of your mouth? What’s going on in your heart? Are …

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