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The troubling relationship between Blacks and police

An entire community under constant suspicion in the eyes of officers whose perceptions are colored mostly by racism and ignorance…. Accusations of abuse and lingering distrust continue to define the troubling relationship between the Montreal police department and our community. It seems to be an almost weekly routine for a Black person to be in the news as a victim of heavy-handed treatment by police officers, with their complaints usually treated with scant disregard by those in authority, either in the department or their political bosses. Here and there, one or two might be granted a cash award for their …

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A Nice New Year’s Fete

Mardi Gras at the Hampton Contact Staff It was well after 3 AM on the morning of January 1, when the music subsided at the New Year’s Eve Ball at the Hampton Inn and Suites in the West Island. And as revelers slowly made their out of the hall amidst the seasonal salutations, there was consensus that it was a spectacular evening for the hundreds of Montrealers who came to usher out the old year and welcome 2019. So many highlights, not the least of which was the warmth and revellery that enveloped the place on a night when the …

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Holiday Time with Lodge Brother

  Montreal Lodge Brothers hosted its third annual Children’s Christmas Party and New Year’s Eve Dance. The Christmas Party was held at the Walkley Centre in NDG on Saturday, December 15 and the New Year’s Eve Dance at the St. Jean Brebreuf Church in LaSalle. On behalf of the members we would like to express our thanks to all who braved the weather and traffic detours to come celebrate with us in the good spirit of the holiday season. We would also like to offer a special thank you to the sponsor of the Children event for their continued support. …

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Free Food and Fun on December 16

Contact Staff It that time of the year again when Montrealers in search of some seasonal warmth will gather at the Caribbean paradise Restaurant for the annual Toy and Dinner Giveaway. For the children, beginning at 11 AM on Sunday, December 16,  it will be a day of fun with face-painting, endless food and drink and a much anticipated appearance by the big guy with the white beard and red outfit. For the parents and the older set, they can look forward to an endless supply of food as well as non-stop music of every genre with appearances by the …

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Victory for Lettia McNickle: I am not my hair

Human Rights Commission awards her $14,500 Rosie Awori After three years, Lettia McNickle quest for justice has finally come to fruition. After she was harassed and fired unjustly in March 2015, The Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission recently awarded her $14,500 in her legal battle against Madisons. The young Montrealer was working as a host at Madisons New York Grill & Bar in October 2014 when she came to work with cornrows on one side and her hair neatly combed on the side. Her new hairstyle had patrons giving her compliments on how nice it was. However, her …

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Study Shows Our youth are over-profiled and stressed out

#MtlSansProfilage Adds weight to a well-known fact on police-community relationship Contact STAFF With the release of a new research report on racial profiling in policing in Montreal, comes a bold call for the Montreal police department to apologize to the Black community for the harm that it has done to the community. “What this study has revealed to us is that racial profiling is profoundly detrimental to the mental health of the Blacks and (other racialized) youth and it impacts on their ability to strive and get to their potential as well as on their racial identity,” so says Dr. …

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Judging Justice Donald McLeod’s intentions

Judging Justice Donald McLeod’s intentions Contact Staff Ontario Court Justice Donald McLeod’s heart might have been in the right place when he offered himself to be of service to his community, but the move has landed him in trouble with the regulating body of his profession and could cost him his job. The judge is one of the founders and served as an interim chairperson of a steering committee for the Federation of Black Canadians (FBC), which set itself up as a pan-Canadian organization with a stated mandate to “advance the social, economic, political and cultural interests of Canadians of …

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LOL in the name of the most high

  The first-ever Urban Christian comedy show is a family-oriented, faith-centered, fun-filled event that promises to provide loads of laughter for the whole night Contact Staff Hey Montreal. Are you ready to laugh out loud in the name of the most high? The LOL Gospel Comedy Show is the first-ever stand-up comedy show featuring top-tier Christian comedians, who will bring their faith and unique brand of funny to the Montreal stage, ensuring your belly will bust with laughter on Saturday, December 1. This ‘clean’ comedy show features a cast of comedians from the USA who are full-time entertainers with universal …

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