This Saturday serves both to challenge racism and celebrate everything Black Canadians have accomplished.
Companies operating in foreign countries can be held liable under international law back home, Canada's top court has ruled.
We have traditionally not been told about the history of black Canadians or their contributions to the development of the country.
Regardless of behaviour and appearance, our very presence is often perceived as a threat, best contained with force.
For every sphere in which slave owners sought to exploit and brutalize the enslaved, Africans and their descendants fought back.
There's a connection between racism today and the blank spots in textbooks.
We need to have a conversation about racist monuments in public spaces.
Washington, Jefferson and Jackson would still be honoured for their significant contributions but their slave-owning past would no longer be overlooked.
Here in Canada, we know the importance of protecting children, so they have a chance to be children. But in many parts of the world, a child Derrick's age would already be working 12-hour shifts through pain, exhaustion, and abuse.
Book of Mormon is currently on stage in Toronto at the Princess of Wales Theatre (for a second time) until April 16. I saw the show with friends. During (and after), I was deeply bothered by it but I could not fully explain why. Was it the black genital jokes? Or was it the mostly white audience who found such jokes funny?