General News



"At last, the UK has a Black Studies university course. It's long overdue," The Guardian, 20 May 2016

"Texas Academics told to avoid 'sensitive topics' if gun law goes into effect," The Guardian, 24 February 2016

"Student activists nationwide challenge campus racism  - and get results," The Guardian, 13 November 2015

" 'History off-guard': Undelivered Letters shed light on 17th century Society," The Guardian, 8 November 2015

"History Professor Denies Native Genocide: Native Student Disagrees, gets Expelled from Course," Indidan Country, 6 September 2015

"No More Excuses: Investigating the Lack of Equity at McGill and How Faculty Staff Experience Race," McGill Daily, 23 March 2015

"Why I Left Academia: Philosophy's Homogeneity needs Rethinking," Huff Post: Education, 3 September 2014

"McGill School of Social Work Accused of Perpetuating Systemic Racism: Racialized Student Files Human Rights Complaint," McGill Daily, 28 October 2013

"Dirty Antebellum Secrets in Ivory Tower: 'Ebony and Ivy' About how Slavery Helped Universities Grow," New York Times,18 October 2013

"Does UBC have and Equity Gap?: A Look at the Independence and Integrity of the Equity Office," The Ubyssey, 15 March 2012

Arts and Culture

"Collecting the World by James Delbourgo Review - Hans Sloane's 'nicknackatory' and the founding of the British Museum,"
The Guardian, 16 June 2017

"Antarctic Explorer's 118-year-old painting discovered among penguin poo," The Guardian, 13 June 2017

" 'Outside of the Land, looking in': Van Gogh's Seasons through Indigenous Eyes," The Guardian, 12 June 2017

"White Artist's Emmett Till Painting Incites Anger at Whitney Biennial," The Huffington Post, 21 March 2017

"Story of cities #9: Kingston, Jamaica - a city born of 'wickedness' and disaster,"
The Guardian, 24 March 2016

"Andre Alexis's novel Fifteen Dogs wins 2015 Scotibank Giller Prize," The Globe and Mail, 10 November 2015

"Why Black Painter Grafton T. Brown was Lost to Canadian Art History," Q - Arts, Music, Culture, Entertainment, CBC Radio, 9 March 2015

"Historian Seeking lost B.C. Landscapes by Black Painter, who posed as White," The Globe and Mail, 17 February 2015


Beauty, Health, and Well-Being

"SheaMoisture is just the latest brand to erase black women from our own picture," The Guardian, 27 April 2017

"The Dating Gap: Why the Odds are Stacked against Female Graduates finding a Like-minded Man," The Guardian, 10 November 2015

"L'Oreal USA buys Brooklyn Beauty Brand Carol's Daughter," Daily News, 26 October 2014

"Study: Hair Relaxers Raise Black Women's Risk of Fibroids,", 21 January 2014

"Racism Accelerates Aging in African-American Men, New Study Suggests," Huffington Post, Black Voices, 8 January 2014

"Racism Linked to Depression and Anxiety in Youth," The Melbourne Newsroom, 17 September 2013

Black Women Rock 
"HERstory in Black: Meet 150 Black Women who have made a place in Canadian History," CBC News Toronto, 21 February 2017



" The Alt-Right hates women as much as it hates People of Colour," The Guardian, 2 May 2017

" 'All my friends had some nightmare experience trying to get pregnant. My story took the car.'," The Guardian, 11 March 2017

"Madonna, Alicia Keys and Scarlett Johansson among Women's March Speakers," The Guardian, 22 January 2017

"Canadians traveling to Women's March denied US entry after sharing plans," The Guardian, 21 January 2017

"The Empowerment Trap: Ivanka Trump and the art of Co-opting Feminism," The Guardian, 15 November 2016

"Hillary Clinton didn't fail us. We Failed her," The Guardian, 12 November 2016

"The real 'shy Trump' vote; how 53% of white women pushed him to victory," The Guardian, 10 November 2016"

"The Invisibility of Black Women," Boston Review: A Political and Literary Forum, 15 January 2016

Obituaries            "Chuck Berry, Pioneering Rock' n' Roll Great, dies at age of 90," The Guardian, 18 March 2017

"Nobel Laureate, Poet, Playwright, Derek Walcott dead, aged 87," The Guardian, 17 March 2017

"Fidel Castro Obituary," The Guardian, 26 November 2016

"Gwen Ifill, Political Reporter and Co-Anchor of 'PBS NewHour,' Dies at 61," The New York Times, 14 November 2016

"Renowned African American Chemist and Inventor Killed in Maryland house fire," The Washington Post, 30 October 2016

"Bill Nunn Obituary," The Guardian, 26 September 2016

"James Alan McPherson,Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer, its at 72," The New York Times, 27 July 2016

"Muhammad Ali Obituary, The Guardian, 4 June 2016

"Amen Shakur, Guidepost for Slain Rapper son, Dies at 69," The New York Times, 3 May 2016

"Papa Wemba, Congo Music Star, Dies after Stage Collapse," BBC News, Entertainment and Arts, 24 April 2016

"Prince Obituary," The Guardian, 22 April 2016

"Will Smith: Funeral held for Slain New orleans Saints Football player," The Independent, 16 April 2016

"Maurice White Obituary," The Guardian, 5 February 2016

"Chicago soul legend Otis Clay dead at 73," The Chicago Tribune, 16 January 2016

"Hall of Fame Baseball player Monte Irvin dies at age 96," The Globe and Mail, 12 January 2016

"Dr. Frances Cress Welsing , 80, renowned psychiatrist," The Philadelphia Tribune, 8 January 2016

"Nelson Mandela Obituary," The Guardian, 5 December 2013


Policing and Justice 

"Police and Protesters clash in Paris of death of Chinese man," The Guardian, 28 March 2017

"French Police Brutality in spotlight again after officer charged with rape," The Guardian, 6 February 2017

"Jamaican Police Commit 'hundreds of unlawful killings' yearly, Amnesty says," The Guardian, 23 November 2016

"Donald Trump and the Central Park Five: the racially charged rise of a demagogue," The Guardian, 17 February 2016

"Former Oklahoma officer sentenced to 263 years in prison for sexual assaults," The Guardian, 21 January 2016

"Crimes against Native American Women raise Questions about Police Response," The Guardian, 19 January 2016

"Rosewood Massacre a Harrowing Tale of Racism and the Road Toward Reparations," The Guardian, 3 January 2016

"South Carolina Sheriff fires Deputy seen manhandling teenage girl in video," The Guardian, 28 October 2015

"Learning While Black: The Latest Offense that the Police will get your for," The Guardian, 27 October 2015

"Some NYPD Officers Dismiss Police Union Boycott of Quentin Tarantino," The Guardian, 27 October 2015

"Mark Saunders named Toronto police's new chief,"  CBC News Toronto, 19 April 2015

"Death of Baltimore Man Freddy Gray in Custody sparks call for independent inquiry," The Guardian, 20 April 2015

"South Carolina officer charged with murder after shooting man in the back," The Guardian, 8 April 2015

"Mississippi Judge delivers powerful speech on state's history of racial violence," The Guardian, 16 February 2015

"Michael Brown Family say 'process is broken' after grand jury decision leads to night of riots," The Guardian, 25 November 2014

"Cleveland Police Officer Shoots 12-year-old boy carrying BB gun,", 22 November 2014

"A Message to Chief Blair: Being Black is not a Crime," The Star, 7 August 2014


"Look at Grenfell Tower and see the Terrible Price of Britain's Inequality," The Guardian, 16 June 2017

"Donald Trump's 'listening session' on Black History Month was anything but," The Guardian, 2 February 2017

"What Trump's Whiter, Less Academic Cabinet says about Race and Class in America," The Washington Post, 20 January 2016

"Trump transition team defends lack of diversity in key posts," The Guardian, 19 January  2017

"Jeff Sessions: Trump's attorney general pick accused of racial slur in 1981," The Guardian, 21 November 2016

"Hitler Salutes and White Supremacism: A Weekend with the 'alt-right'," The Guardian, 21 November 2016

"Ex-Breitbart Executive brings Alt-Right Ties to the White House," NPR, 15 November 2016

"Mayor in West Virginia Resigns after racist Obama Post," MSN News, 15 November 2016

 "It is easier to have a 'spirited' child when you are a white parent," The Guardian, 10 November 2015

Pop Culture

"Samuel Jackson criticises casting of black British actors in American films," The Guardian, 8 March 2017

" 'Spine-Tingling" Lost Bob Marley Tapes restored after 40 years in a cellar," The Guardian, 5 February 2017 

"Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond will appear on new Canadian $10 bill,", 8 December 2016

"Meet Canada's First Hijab-Wearing TV News Anchor," MSN News, 23 November 2016

"How we made In the Heat of the Night," The Guardian, 22 November 2016

"Prince Harry attacks press over 'wave of abuse' of girlfriend Meghan Markle," The Guardian, 8 November 2016

"Denzel Washington on Diversity Western Magnificent Seven: 'Audiences like to know who they're rooting for'," The Guardian, 15 September 2016

"Tenors change 'O Canada' lyric to 'All Lives Matter' during MLB All-Star Game," The Guardian, 13 July 2016

"Jesse Williams' BET Speech Sparks Petition to have him fired from Grey's Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes responds," ET Online, 5 July 2016

"OscarsSoWhite: Chris Rock Exposed the Depth of the depth's of the Industry's Race Problem," The Guardian, 29 February 2016

"Chris Rock at the 2016 Oscars: 'You're damn right Hollywood's Racist," The Guardian, 29 February 2016

"The Black Oscar Wins that Got Away," The Guardian, 25 February 2016

"Charlotte Rampling finds herself outnumbered in Oscars diversity row," The Guardian, 22 January 2016

"Michael Moore to join Oscar 2016 Boycott: A Fish Rots from the Head Down," The Guardian, 19 January 2016

"Jada Pinkett Smith suggests Boycott of Oscars over lack of Diversity," The Guardian, 18 January 2016

"Quentin Tarantino: 'It's about damn time' US discussed racist past," The Guardian, 2 January 2016

"The Hollywood Reporter Cover Rendered Black Actors Invisible," The Guardian, 19 November 2015

"Move over, Bryan Adams: Drake and the Weekend are the New Faces of Canada," The Guardian, 22 October 2015

"The Only Thing that Seperates Women of Colour from Anyone Else is Opportunity: Viola Davis Raises the Roof with Stirring Speech as she becomes first black woman to win an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama," Mail Online, 21 September 2015

"Famous films re-edited to highlight Hollywood's Race Problem," The Guardian, 8 July 2015

"Native American Actors walk off Adam Sandler's Movie;Netflix responds," Los Angeles Times, 24 April 2015

"Ava Duvernay: "Studios not Lining up to Make films about Black Protagonists," The Guardian, 14 March 2015

"Special Report: Examining the Blackface Debate," CTV Montreal, 23 February 2015

"Blackface in Quebec: Intent vs. Offence," Montreal Gazette, 21 February 2015

"Ridley Scott Addresses 'Exodus' Casting Controversy," Huffington Post, Entertainment, 26 November 2014

"Tyler James Williams: Media Portrayals of Black Men Feed Black Homophobia," Huffington Post, Black Voices, 19 November 2014


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B. Denham Jolly, In the Black: My Life (ECW Press, 2017)

Sirpa Salenius, An Abolitionist Abroad: Sarah Parker Remond in Cosmopolitan Europe (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016)

Franklin W. Knight and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. eds,  Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin Americian Biography (Oxford University Press, 2016)

Graham Reynolds, Viola Desmond's Canada: A History of Blacks and Racial Segregation in the Promised Land (Fernwood, 2016)|_0.html

Maria N. Rachwal, From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall: Ethel Stark and the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra (Second Story Press, 2015)

Zett Elliot, The Deep, 2 December 2013

Rita Barnard ed., The Cambridge Companion to Nelson Mandela, March 2014

Charles C. Smith, The Dirty War: The Making of the Myth of Black Dangerousness 9 October 2014

Race and Racism

The Long Read: "The Healthcare Gap: How Can a Child die of a toothache in the US?," The Guardian, June 2017

"A White Supremacist slew a man in Manhattan. Why is the president silent?," The Guardian, 28 March 2017

"Rachel Dolezel's pick-your-race policy works brilliantly - as long as your white," The Guardian, 27 March 2017

"Hawaiian call Mark Zuckerberg 'the face of neocolonialism' over land lawsuits," The Guardian, 23 January 2017

"Being a Black Man in White America: A Burden even Obama Couldn't Escape," The Guardian, 17 January 2017

"Canada First Nations Chief won't join UK Royals for 'empty gesture' ceremony," The Guardian, 26 September, 2016

"The Wage Gap between White and Black Americans is worse today than in 1979," The Guardian, 20 September 2016

"It's like we're seen as animals: black men on their vulnerability and resilience," The Guardian, 12 July 2016 

"LGBT people of colour refuse to be erased after Orlando: 'We have to elbow in'," The Guardian, 18 June 2016

"It is easier to have a 'spirited' child when you are a white parent," The Guardian, 10 November 2015

"Opinion: Canada's Long History of Racism," Montreal Gazette, 18 August 2015

"Oklahoma fraternity's 'racists and bigots' condemned as protests grow," The Guardian, 9 March 2015

"Black Students Walk Out over School Officials Tweets," The Source, 18 November 2014

"Michigan in Color: The Unbearable Weight of Sunlight," The Michigan Daily, 18 October 2014

"Jordan Subban not holding a grudge over Vancouver Sun 'dark guy' caption," CBC News British Columbia, 24 September 2014

"Applicants Excluded from Hiring Process when Name Identified with a Racialized Group," Slaw, 7 June 2012


"Revealed: Britain's First Black Female Footballer after case of mistaken Identity," The Guardian, 28 March 2017


"Trumps' Civil War comments master the republican art of downplaying Slavery," The Guardian, 2 May 2017

"Slavery in Quebec: Shedding light on a lately unknown History," The Montreal Gazette, 11 February 2017

"Ava DuVernay on the Legacy of Slavery: 'The Sad Truth is that some minds will not be changed'," The Guardian, 6 February 2017

"The Slave Trade made Scotland Rich. Now we must pay our blood-soaked debts," The Guardian, 13 January 2017

"The History of British Slave Ownership has been Buried: Now its Scale can be Revealed," The Guardian, 12 July 2015