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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 […]

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 […]

Toronto stands by data showing almost 40 per cent of people in shelters are refugee claimants

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/toronto/article-toronto-stands-by-data-showing-almost-40-per-cent-of-people-in/ The city of Toronto is standing by its statistics showing almost 40 per cent of people in shelters are refugee claimants – a number challenged as false by federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen in a continuing spat with his provincial counterpart. Amid growing tension between Ottawa and the provincial government, Mr. Hussen last week […]