General News

 

Academia

"Canada's top research positions continue to lack diversity, U of A study finds," CBC News, 13 July 2019
https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5207654?__twitter_impression=true

"As a black student, I know why are grades are worse: universities don't listen to us," The Guardian, 2 May 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/may/02/as-a-black-student-i-know-why-our-grades-are-worse-universities-dont-listen-to-us

"Up from Rawls: Charles Mills Effort to save Liberal Political Philosophy from Itself," The Nation, 18 July 2018
https://www.thenation.com/article/up-from-rawls/

"White Privilege is an academic observation, not an accusation," The Star, 7 May 2018
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/05/07/skin-colour-is-the-unkindest-measure-of-a-persons-worth.html

"White Privilege and an Exploration of Uncomfortable Truths," The Star, 7 May 2018
https://www.thestar.com/amp/news/canada/2018/05/07/white-privilege-and-an-exploration-of-uncomfortable-truths.html

" 'They don't belong': Police called on Native American teens on College tour," The Guardian, 4 May 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/04/native-american-students-colorado-state-college-tour-police

"The Ugly Truth of Being a Black Professor in America," The Chronicle of Higher Education, 29 April 2018
https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Ugly-Truth-of-Being-a/243234

"Black-Canadian History not found in Liberal Studies Curriculum," The Eye Opener, 26 February 2018
https://theeyeopener.com/2018/02/black-canadian-history-not-found-in-liberal-studies-curriculum/

"The Politics of Citation: Is the peer review process biased against indigenous academics?," CBC Radio, 25 February 2018
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/decolonizing-the-classroom-is-there-space-for-indigenous-knowledge-in-academia-1.4544984/the-politics-of-citation-is-the-peer-review-process-biased-against-indigenous-academics-1.4547468

"How Faculty of Colour Hurt their Careers Helping Universities with Diversity," Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 27 November 2017
http://diverseeducation.com/article/105525/

"David Eby says discriminatory posters at University of Victoria serve as reminder to fight racism," The Globe and Mail, 3 November 2017 https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/david-eby-says-discriminatory-posters-at-university-of-victoria-serve-as-reminder-to-fight-racism/article36836548/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com& 

Arts and Culture

"New Attention for Figures in the Background," The New York Times, 25 October 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/arts/new-attention-for-figures-in-the-background.html?fbclid=IwAR18Pu-r0U1yaOGfzTR8aEcxavcopxJIXxm_uIOOkAOzktggz5kP5dJneDM

"Brazil Museum Fire: 'incalculable' loss as 200-year-old Rio institution gutted," The Guardian, 3 September 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/03/fire-engulfs-brazil-national-museum-rio

"Ethiopia requests emperor's lock of hair back form London Museum," The Guardian, 13 August 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/13/ethiopia-requests-emperors-lock-of-hair-back-from-london-museum

"Black Canadian do not come from Space: On Drake, Austin Clarke, and an unsung outpost of the Caribbean Diaspora," Literary Hub, 27 July 2018
https://lithub.com/david-chariandy-black-canadians-do-not-come-from-space/ 

"How a painting of a Ku Klux Klan is causing a stir in Texas," The Guardian, 18 July 2018
https://amp.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jul/18/how-a-painting-of-the-ku-klux-klan-is-causing-a-stir-in-texas

"Jazz Fest: SLAV isn't cultural appropriation, singer Bonifassi says," Montreal Gazette, 25 June 2018
http://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/local-arts/jazz-fest-slav-not-cultural-appropriation-says-bonifassi

"The Art of diversity: How power is shifting at the top of US Museums," The Guardian, 7 May 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/may/07/us-museums-diversity-women-power-shifting-washington-new-york

"Lynching Memorial leaves some quietly seething: "Let sleeping dogs lie'," The Guardian, 28 April 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/28/lynching-memorial-backlash-montgomery-alabama

"When the genius s also a symbol if hate, where does that leave us?" Harvard Gazette, 23 April 2018
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/04/new-yorkers-alex-ross-speaks-at-harvard-on-wagner-and-nazism/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%2520Gazette%252020180424

"From Street kid to Pulitzer: Why Kendrick Lamar deserves the prize," The Guardian, 22 April 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/apr/22/kendrick-lamar-wins-pulitzer-prize-damn-album

"J Marion Sims: Controversial Staue taken down but debate still rages," The Guardian, 21 April 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/apr/21/j-marion-sims-statue-removed-new-york-city-black-women

"San Francisco votes to Remove Statue with Racist Depiction of Native Americans," Smithsonian.com, 7 March 2018
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/san-francisco-votes-remove-statue-racist-depiction-native-americans-180968372/

"Barack and Michelle Obama's official portraits expand beyond usual format," The Guardian, 12 February 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/feb/12/barack-obama-michelle-obama-national-portrait-gallery

"5Pointz graffiti artists awarded $6.7m in lawsuit after renowned work torn down," The Guardian, 13 February 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/12/graffiti-artists-5pointz-lawsuit

"Statue of Suffragist Millicent Fawcett to be unveiled in April," The Guardian, 6 February 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/06/statue-of-suffragist-millicent-fawcett-to-be-unveiled-in-april

"Canada confronts colonial past as Halifax removes statute of city's founder," The Guardian, 6 February 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/06/canada-halifax-statue-edward-cornwallis

"500 Years later, Scientists discover what probably killed the Aztecs," The Guardian, 16 January 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/16/mexico-500-years-later-scientists-discover-what-killed-the-aztecs

"Harvard Aquires new Work by Kara Walker," Harvard Gazette, 5 December 2017
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/12/harvard-acquires-new-work-by-kara-walker/

Beauty, Health, Self-Care, and Well-Being

"Breast milk donations kept my tiny daughters alive," The Guardian, 29 June 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jun/29/breast-milk-donations-saved-my-babies 

"Are 'weed tampons' the answer to period pain?," The Guardian, 28 May 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/28/are-weed-tampons-answer-to-period-pain-cbd-suppositories-pms 

"I'm done with dating white men," Flare, 15 April 2019
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/lifestyle/relationships/am-i-done-with-dating-white-men/ar-BBVcvWb?li=AAggNb9&ocid=mailsignout

"Scientists stunned by Discovery of semi-identical twins," The Guardian, 27 February 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/feb/27/scientists-stunned-discovery-semi-identical-twins

 "Why we must listen to the ticking of our body clock," The Guardian, 30 October 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/30/listen-ticking-body-clock-circadian-physical-mental-wellbeing

"Heavy Flow: Are Period Pants  the Revolutionary solution to an age old problem?," The Guardian, 6 September 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/06/heavy-flow-are-period-pants-the-revolutionary-solution-to-an-age-old-problem

"French fashion firms pledge to stop using underage and size zero models," The Guardian, 6 September 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2017/sep/06/french-fashion-giants-pledge-to-stop-using-underage-and-size-zero-models

"Pelvic Mesh victims disgusted at suggestion of anal sex as solution," The Guardian,
28 August 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/28/pelvic-mesh-victims-disgusted-at-suggestion-of-sodomy-as-solution

"Men: Forget younger women and face up to the fact that sperm goes off too," The Guardian, 5 July 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/05/men-sperm-male-fertility-40

"SheaMoisture is just the latest brand to erase black women from our own picture," The Guardian, 27 April 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/27/brands-black-women-hair-sheamoisture

 

Feminisms

"Hear Us, See Us: a Pleas to the UN for Indigenous women," The Guardian, 29 June 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/jun/29/hear-us-see-us-a-plea-to-the-un-for-indigenous-women

"The deadly truth abut a world built for men - from stab vests to car crashes," The Guardian, 23 February 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/feb/23/truth-world-built-for-men-car-crashes

"#metoo daubed on kissing sailor statue day after serviceman's death," The Guardian, 20 February 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/20/metoo-kissing-sailor-statue-day-after-george-mendonsa-death

" 'There's this idea that mothers are completely selfless': Diablo Cody on Tully and the Juno backlash," The Guardian, 3 May 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/may/03/theres-this-idea-that-mothers-are-completely-selfless-diablo-cody-on-tully-and-the-juno-backlash

"When feminists advance, why do prominent women hold us back?," The Guardian, 7 February 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/07/feminists-advance-prominent-women-metoo

"Assault is not a feeling. The Aziz Ansari story shows why language matters," The Guardian, 17 January 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/17/assault-is-not-a-feeling-the-aziz-ansari-story-shows-why-language-matters

"I didn't understand how widespread rape was. Then the penny dropped," The Guardian, 5 November 2017 
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/05/dsk-sexual-assault-feminism-weinstein-casting-couch

"Russian Women win partial victory in Aeroflot gender discrimination case," The Guardian, 7 September 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/07/russian-women-win-partial-victory-in-aeroflot-gender-discrimination-case

"At last men are joining the conversation about Toxic Masculinity," The Guardian, 6 September 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/06/men-joining-feminist-conversation-toxic-masculinity-chris-hemmings-robert-webb

"Hollywood after Bridesmaids: Has the ladette comedy gone too far?," The Guardian, 19 August 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/aug/19/hollywood-bridesmaids-female-fronted-comedy
 History & Science

"Heatwave cooks mussels in their shells on California shore," The Guardian, 29 June 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/28/california-mussels-cooked-heat

"Polish General who fought with Washington may have been female," The Guardian, 6 April 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/06/casimir-pulaski-polish-general-woman-intersex

"How Black Train Porters helped put Canada on Track," Globe and Mail, 1 February 2019
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-how-black-train-porters-helped-put-canada-on-track/

"Guns were for White Men," Public Books, 23 July 2018
http://www.publicbooks.org/guns-were-for-white-men/

"Ida B. Wells: the unsung heroine of the civil rights movement," The Guardian, 27 April 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/27/ida-b-wells-civil-rights-movement-reporter

"Canada's First Canadian-born Black Doctor got his MD license in 1861," TheStar.com, 8 February 2018
https://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/once-upon-a-city-archives/2018/02/08/canadas-first-canadian-born-black-doctor-got-his-md-licence-in-1861.html

"First modern Britons had 'dark to black' skin, Cheddar Man DNA analysis reveals," The Guardian, 7 February 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/07/first-modern-britons-dark-black-skin-cheddar-man-dna-analysis-reveals

Love and Sex

"As Nick Arbuckle sought CFL success, his wife worked 3 jobs to keep his dream alive," Global News, 12 July 2019
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/as-nick-arbuckle-sought-cfl-success-his-wife-worked-3-jobs-to-keep-his-dream-alive/ar-AAEehJp?li=AAggNb9&ocid=mailsignout

 "Fifty Shades of White: The Long fight against Racism in Romance Novels," The Guardian, 4 April 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/apr/04/fifty-shades-of-white-romance-novels-racism-ritas-rwa

Obituaries          

"John Singleton Obituary," The Guardian, 30 April 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/apr/30/john-singleton-obituary

"Andrea Levy gave voice to all my silenced forebears," The Guardian, 16 February 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/16/andrea-levy-gave-a-voice-to-all-my-silenced-forebears

"Andrea Levy, chronicler of the Windrush generation, dies at 62," The Guardian, 15 February 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/feb/15/andrea-levy-chronicler-of-the-windrush-generation-dies-aged-62

"Prof. Agnes Miranda Calliste," MacIssac Funeral Home, Antigonish, NS
https://macisaacs.ca/tribute/details/299/Agnes-Calliste/obituary.html

"Kofi Annan Obituary," The Guardian, 19 August 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/19/kofi-annan-obituary

"Aretha Franklin Obituary," The Guardian, 16 August 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/aug/16/aretha-franklin-obituary

"Cyrille Regis Obituary," The Guardian, 15 January 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/17/assault-is-not-a-feeling-the-aziz-ansari-story-shows-why-language-matters

"Abby Lippman, former McGill epidemiologist, dead at 78," Montreal Gazette, 28 December 2017
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/abby-lippman-former-mcgill-epidemiologist-dead-at-78

"Linda Nochlin Obituary," The Guardian, 12 November 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/nov/12/linda-nochlin-obituary

"Kate Millett Obituary," The Guardian, 7 September 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/07/kate-millett-obituary

"Dick Gregory, Pioneering US Comedian and Activist, dies aged 84," The Guardian, 19 August 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/20/dick-gregory-pioneering-us-comedian-and-activist-dies-aged-84

"Nobel Laureate, Poet, Playwright, Derek Walcott dead, aged 87," The Guardian, 17 March 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/17/nobel-laureate-poet-and-playwright-derek-walcott-dead-aged-87

"Fidel Castro Obituary," The Guardian, 26 November 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/26/fidel-castro-obituary

 "In Memoriam: Dr. Dolores Sandoval, 1937-2015," Seven Days, 14 April 2016
https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/in-memoriam-dr-dolores-sandoval-1937-2015/Content?oid=3295480

Policing and Justice

"Black people '40 times more likely' to be stopped and searched in the UK," The Guardian, 4 May 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/law/2019/may/04/stop-and-search-new-row-racial-bias

"Police Officer who breastfed baby on duty in Argentina promoted," The Guardian, 22 August 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/22/argentina-police-officer-celeste-ayala-breastfed-baby-on-duty-promoted

"People of color lose far mores years of life to US police violence than whites," The Guardian, 9 May 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/09/years-life-lost-us-police-violence-people-of-color

"Overpolicing in black communities is a Canadian crisis, too," The Washington Post, 24 April 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/04/24/over-policing-in-black-communities-is-a-canadian-crisis-too/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ea48c25c9ba1

"Alabama Police leave black woman topless after violent arrest, video shows," The Guardian, 23 April 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/23/alabama-black-woman-police-arrest-waffle-house-video

"Police officer's blackface photos prompt investigation in London, Ontario," CBC News - London, 29 December 2017
http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4467845?__twitter_impression=true

"Nova Scotia giving Black Residents $2.7 million to settle land rights," The Huff Post Canada, 27 September 2017
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/09/27/nova-scotia-giving-black-residents-2-7-million-to-settle-land-rights_a_23225109/?utm_hp_ref=ca-homepage

"Deaths of Black Men in Custody pose challenge on 'Stephen Lawrence Level',"
The Guardian, 2 September 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/03/police-custody-deaths-black-men

 

Politics

"Black female voters to democrats: 'You won't win the White House without us," The Guardian, 26 April 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/26/black-women-voters-democrats-presidential-2020-african-american

"Justin Trudeau's disgrace is like watching a Unicorn get run over," The Guardian, 1 March 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/01/justin-trudeau-disgrace-unicorn-political-scandal-canadian 

"Brazil sees black female candidates surge after murder of raising star," The Guardian, 30 September 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/30/brazil-sees-black-female-candidates-surge-after-of-rising-star

"Revealed: Depth of Home Office failures on Windrush," The Guardian, 18 July 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/18/revealed-depth-of-home-office-failures-on-windrush

"Dominican Republic breaks ties with Taiwan to establish ties with Chiba," The Jamaican Observer, 1 May 2018
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Dominican_Republic_breaks_with_Taiwan_to_establish_ties_with_China?profile=1228

"Italy's Northern League Pledges Mass Migrant Deportations," The Guardian, 19 February 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/19/italys-northern-league-pledges-mass-migrant-deportations

"Throw them Out: Plans to eject Politicians 'beholden to the gun lobby'," The Guardian, 17 February 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/17/the-resistance-niow-activists-gun-lobby

"Peru Tribal Leaders vow to halt oil output unless indigenous rights respected,"
The Guardian, 25 August 2017 
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/25/peru-tribal-leaders-vow-halt-oil-output-unless-indigenous-rights-respected

"Look at Grenfell Tower and see the Terrible Price of Britain's Inequality," The Guardian, 16 June 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/16/grenfell-tower-price-britain-inequality-high-rise

"Donald Trump's 'listening session' on Black History Month was anything but," The Guardian, 2 February 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/02/black-history-month-donald-trump-martin-luther-king

 

Pop Culture

"James Bond: 25th film launched in Jamaica- but still no title," The Guardian, 25 April 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/apr/25/james-bond-film-launched-jamaica

"Lost Bob Marley live recordings rescued from hotel basement," The Guardian, 23 April 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/apr/23/bob-marley-live-recordings-rescued-from-damp-hotel-basement

"Fat Rat stuck in Manhole Cover Rescued by German Firefighters," The Guardian, 27 February 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2019/feb/27/fat-rat-stuck-in-manhole-cover-rescued-bygerman-firefighters-video-report

"Despite Outrage, Nike Sales increased 31% after Kaepernick Ad," Time, 10 September 2018
http://time.com/5390884/nike-sales-go-up-kaepernick-ad/

"Here's the main issue behind the Jamie Oliver Jerk Rice Row..." The Guardian, 22 August 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/22/heres-the-main-issue-behind-the-jamie-oliver-jerk-rice-row-and-its-not-cultural-appropriation

"Jamie Oliver's Jerk Dish a Mistake," The Guardian, 20 August 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/aug/20/jamie-olivers-jerk-rice-dish-a-mistake-says-jamaica-born-chef

" 'Negrada": It's Mexico's first-ever fiction film to have an all-black cast," REMEZCLA, 17 August 2018
http://remezcla.com/film/trailer-la-negrada-afro-mexican/

"When Aretha Franklin offered to post bail for Angela Davis," Quartzy, 16 August 2018
https://qz.com/quartzy/1356841/when-aretha-franklin-offered-to-post-bail-for-angela-davis/

"Book Authors Steer boys for Toxic Masculinity with gentler heroes," The Guardian, 14 July 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jul/14/how-boys-can-grow-into-real-men-male-authors-fight-toxic-masculinity

"Bad Things Happen int he woods...," The Guardian, 13 July 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/13/hiking-african-american-racism-nature

"Black Panther: How Superhero film can inspire Indigenous and African youth," The Guardian, 11 February 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/feb/12/black-panther-how-superhero-film-can-inspire-indigenous-and-african-youth

"From Black Father to black Lightening: Black Superheroes are Go!," The Guardian, 21 January 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jan/21/black-superheroes-punching-in-own-right-black-panther-marvel

"Canada Embraces Indigenous Cuisine, a Long-Neglected Culinary Tradition," The Guardian, 19 January 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/19/canada-toronto-vancouver-indigenous-cuisine 

Publications

Joseph Kelly, Marooned: Jamestown, Shipwreck, and. New History of America's Origin (London: Bloomsbury, 2018)
https://longreads.com/2018/10/30/the-masterless-people-pirates-maroons-and-the-struggle-to-live-free/

Ruma Chopra, Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018)
https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300220469/almost-home

Ted Rutland, Displacing Blackness: Planning, Power, and Race in Twentieth Century Halifax (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018)
https://utorontopress.com/ca/displacing-blackness-2

Caroline Light, Stand Your Ground: A history of America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense (Boston: Beacon Press, 2017)
http://www.beacon.org/Stand-Your-Ground-P1254.aspx

B. Denham Jolly, In the Black: My Life (ECW Press, 2017)
https://www.amazon.ca/Black-Life-B-Denham-Jolly/dp/1770413782

Sirpa Salenius, An Abolitionist Abroad: Sarah Parker Remond in Cosmopolitan Europe (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016)
http://www.umass.edu/umpress/title/abolitionist-abroad

Graham Reynolds, Viola Desmond's Canada: A History of Blacks and Racial Segregation in the Promised Land (Fernwood, 2016)
http://startouch.thestar.com/screens/003e50ae-8fe5-4e1f-be7e-03c88df86f84|_0.html

Race and Racism

"There were nearly a million black farmers 1920. Why have they disappeared?," The Guardian, 29 April 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/29/why-have-americas-black-farmers-disappeared

"Gentrification is erasing black cemeteries and, with it, black history," The Guardian, 27 April 2019
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/27/gentrification-is-erasing-black-cemeteries-and-with-it-black-history