Category: African community

Former Yellowknife taxi driver Matar Mahamed Mahamud loses appeal to regain permit after 2017 assault ‘I am [a] good person. I need another chance to support my family,’ Matar Mahamed Mahamud said at a special city council meeting in Yellowknife on Monday. (Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi/CBC) A Yellowknife cab driver that made headlines for beating up a passenger in 2017 will not be allowed to continue operating a taxi in the city. […]

Black Iqaluit resident suffers public racial taunting, abuse Nunavut August 09, 2018 – 1:32 pm Another sign that Iqaluit is becoming a multicultural community: members of Iqaluit’s African and Caribbean community celebrate Africa Day this past May 26 at the pavilion inside Sylvia Grinnell Park, where they enjoyed fish cakes, cou-cou, spicy beans and rice. It’s likely that about 250 Iqaluit residents […]

Halifax family clinic welcoming new patients gets flooded with phone calls

Halifax family clinic welcoming new patients gets flooded with phone callsfamily clinic Halifax   Health clinic ad starts phone-calling frenzy A phone-calling frenzy has illustrated the high demand for family doctors in Nova Scotia. Heidi Petracek reports. CTV Atlantic Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:23PM AST  Last Updated Wednesday, November 21, 2018 11:05PM AST Thousands […]

Djamila Ibrahim Explores the Struggles of Canadians from the Horn of Africa at Upcoming Ottawa Writers Festival Event Djamila Ibrahim Djamila Ibrahim was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and moved to Canada in 1990. Her stories have been shortlisted for the University of Toronto’s Penguin Random House Canada Student Award for Fiction and Briarpatch Magazine’s creative writing contest. She was formerly a senior advisor for Citizenship and Immigration Canada. She lives in Toronto.  

Journalism grads start news agency for African-Nova Scotians 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 “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 […]

Halifax is not Canada’s 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 SANDRA C. HANNEBOHM From education to employment, government and media, Halifax has a blatant culture of systemic racism. In […]