Journalism grads start news agency for African-Nova Scotians

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/black-press-nova-scotia-objective-news-agency-advocacy-1.4888365 Tundè Balogun and Sandra Hannebohm have started Objective News Agency, an independent media business in Halifax to investigate stories relating to the African-Nova Scotian community. (Robert Short/CBC) Their business is run out of the living room of Balogun’s Gottingen Street apartment in north-end Halifax. He edits on a donated desktop computer. Hannebohm sits across the […]

Matthew Green on race, power, politics and more as Hamilton’s 1st black city councillor

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/matthew-green-1.4893735 “People might consider me to be fairly confrontational,” says Matthew Green. But for the most part, he says, he agreed with his fellow councillors. (Samantha Craggs/CBC)   We asked Green what it was like to be Hamilton’s first black city councillor. Why do you think that the city hasn’t had a black city councillor before […]

Tanzania’s anti-homosexuality purge is making Ottawa anxious

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/lgbtq-tanzania-canadian-aid-1.4900048 Anti-gay harassment has increased in Tanzania since the election of President John Magufuli. (Khalfan Said/The Associated Press) Official anti-gay prejudice in Tanzania is causing Canadian officials to reassess this country’s relationship with one of Canada’s biggest aid recipients. Arrests of gay men in Zanzibar over the weekend, and the launch of “anti-gay patrols” in the […]

B.C. woman, newly adopted son still stuck in Ghana due to paperwork holdup

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/b-c-woman-newly-adopted-son-still-stuck-in-ghana-due-to-paperwork-holdup-1.4173587   A Canadian woman and her newly adopted son have been stuck in Africa for more than three months because of a paperwork holdup. Kim and Clark Moran recently adopted a young boy named Ayo from Nigeria. The couple then travelled to Ghana to complete the adoption process.

Halifax is not Canada’s Black Mecca

https://www.thecoast.ca/Opinionated/archives/2018/11/08/halifax-is-not-canadas-black-mecca Tundé Balogun is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. He is owner of The Objective News Agency, a special investigative documentary-style news outlet covering issues important to Black communities that mainstream media miss. Find out more at theobjective.ca SANDRA C. HANNEBOHM From education to employment, government and media, Halifax has a blatant culture of systemic racism. In […]