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Generation Gap renewed urgency to help minorities see Social Work as a career choice

Information session on October 28th Contact Staff After two years of success, the Generation Gap program returns this fall, driven by the same objectives: to increase the number of visible minority students in the field of social work by providing meaningful conversations and a supportive environment. Carole Sandy, a clinical counsellor and graduate of the School of Social Work at McGill University, is one of the facilitators of the program; she says the field of social work, like many other health-care professions, flourishes when diversity and inclusion is encouraged. The Generation Gap program works with visible minority students who are …

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“Running Riddim” features Vern Maytone, Donna Makeda, Shakky Allyene, Desi Ranks,

Indie Rootz Records Releases New Music For The Times Rosie Awori Throughout this pandemic and in the mist of the on-going struggle for social justice, music remains a source of comfort and joy to many. Montreal based label Indie-Rootz Records, recognizes that and used the down period when event both outdoor and indoor have been put on hold to put together a project that overflows with inspiration and vibes. The project features several top reggae talents from Quebec and Ontario and rides on “The Running Riddim,” which was put together by two Montrealers Garnett “Bobby” Pottinger a highly rated musician …

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Reasons enough to want to get rid of Trump

With 30 million eligible voters, the elections might be in the hands of Blacks Egbert Gaye Blacks in the US have had enough of Donald Trump and his shifty, race-baiting presidency. Since he snuck into the White House riding a wave of white people’s discontent, Trump has managed to uncork decades of bottled-up emotions of racial rancor and strife and ushered in one of the most divisive and hate-filled periods in the country’s recent history. Blacks know it and feel it. Trump’s unfinished tenure has been a living-hell for many of them. The world gets a glimpse as it was …

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African News

END SARS PROTEST ROCK NIGERIA

Africa is bleeding “We want to appeal to the Nigerian government to stop killing us, we just want to speak out against police brutality and corruption.” One protestor speaks on TV and his voice breaks as he recounts the events of October 20, in Nigeria. For the past month, Nigeria has been rocked by nationwide protest against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) group. And on October 20, Nigerian military opened fire on unarmed protesters killing 10 and injuring scores. And in response the Nigerian government said the citizens shouldn’t have been out protesting as there is a curfew underway. But …

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West Can Project video to be launched in November

This year, 2020 did not unfold quite the way it should for members of West Can Folk Performing Company. Before COVID-19 struck, the group set out an elaborate project to conduct workshops on Afro-Caribbean folk dance, drumming, singing and storytelling work across the community and involved as many associations and organizations as possible and end with a massive community-wide exposition themed, Afro-Caribbean Folklore in Quebec, but it was not to be. However a number of workshops outdoors, via videoconference and as of late in-person classes at their Cultural Arts Center located at 7419 Harley Avenue Montreal. Among the group that …

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Masks for safety or prison?

Let’s get on our knees for our mouth’s sake Is your mouth in prison because of the face mask requirements? Have you, ever since, been covering up, and subjecting your mouth to confinement behind a mask? It is time to pray our mouths from this new prison labelled as a mask. One’s mouth rules their life and destiny. We speak with our mouths and call it verbal communication. Your ability to speak and what you say and how well you say it; creates a path for the different avenues of life you may venture. Very early on, as young as …

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Meet Annaime Paul: First Black woman to lead a national party in Canada

Seized the leadership of the Green Party of Canada after an extended campaign Egbert Gaye Annamie Paul, the newly elected leader of the Green Party of Canada admits that she represents a lot of “firsts.” And as the first Black woman as well as the first Jewish woman to lead a federal political party in Canada, the 47-year-old will be the first to tell you that she has had to break through barriers and to fight to get to where she is today. So whether it is to snatch the Toronto Centre riding from the Liberals in order to make …

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Kamala Harris presents a new face to America by man-handling Pence

Just like that irritating little kid we all knew in our childhood, Donald Trump likes calling people names. So the morning after the vice-presidential debate during which Kamala Harris rang rings around his running mate Michael Pence, Trump called her “a monster and a communist.” As a closet racist and an outright hater, it must have killed Trump to see this Ms. Harris taking his boy to task on the absolutely dreadful job that his administration did in fighting the coronavirus outbreak that infected more than 7 million Americans and killed well over 211,000. And that was only the beginning, …

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