General News

 

Academia

"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&

"Ottawa puts term limits on Canada Research Chairs Program in Diversity Bid," The Globe and Mail, 2 November 2017
https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-puts-term-limits-on-canada-research-chairs-program-in-diversity-bid/article36806473/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

"Lack of Faculty Diversity can affect Studies and Career aspirations," The Globe and Mail, 18 October 2017
https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/canadian-university-report/lack-of-faculty-diversity-can-affect-studies-and-career-aspirations/article36637410/

"At Law School, Honor for the enslaved," Harvard Gazette, 6 September 2017
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/09/harvard-law-school-plaque-honors-those-enslaved-by-royall-family/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=09.07.b.2017%20%281%29

 

Arts and Culture

"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/

"DuVernay, L Cool J, Brazile highlight Hutchins Center Honors at Harvard," The Boston Globe, 4 October 2017
https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/names/2017/10/04/duvernay-cool-brazile-highlight-hutchins-center-honors-harvard/RdeNYLg9oIdEoU80p92MBI/story.html

"Why I quit the Art Gallery of Ontario: former Canadian-art curator Andrew Hunter explains," thestar.com, 3 October 2017
https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2017/10/03/andrew-hunter-why-i-quit-the-art-gallery-of-ontario.html

"AGO facing big choices as top curator Andrew Hunter quits," thestar.com, 7 September 2017
https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2017/09/07/ago-facing-big-choice-as-top-curator-andrew-hunter-quits-whyte.html

The Long Read: "The Jean Michel Basquiat I knew...," The Guardian, 3 September 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/sep/03/jean-michel-basquiat-retrospective-barbican

"America must build statues against slavery and Racism. It can start with these," The Guardian, 22 August 2017 https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/22/confederate-statues-monuments-sidney-blumenthal

"Baltimore Mayor on Confederate Statues: 'Why Should people have to feel pain everyday?'," The Guardian, 22 August 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/22/baltimore-roger-b-taney-confederate-statues-catherine-pugh

"Confederate Plaque on Montreal's Hudson Bay store removed," CBC News - Montreal, 15 August 2017
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/jefferson-davis-confederate-plaque-montreal-1.4248206

Beauty, Health, and Well-Being

"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

"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

"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

Obituaries          

"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

"James Berry Obituary," The Guardian, 4 July 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jul/04/james-berry-obituary

"Chuck Berry, Pioneering Rock' n' Roll Great, dies at age of 90," The Guardian, 18 March 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/mar/18/chuck-berry-rock-n-roll-dies-90

"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

 

Policing and Justice

"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

"Young black people nine times more likely to be jailed than young white people - report," The Guardian, 1 September 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/01/young-black-people-jailed-moj-report-david-lammy

"Toronto Marijuana Arrests reveal startling divide," The Toronto Star, 6 July 2017
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/toronto-marijuana-arrests-reveal-‘startling’-racial-divide/ar-BBDTMz1?li=AAggNb9&ocid=mailsignout

"Police and Protesters clash in Paris of death of Chinese man," The Guardian, 28 March 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/28/police-and-protesters-clash-in-paris-over-death-of-chinese-man

"French Police Brutality in spotlight again after officer charged with rape," The Guardian, 6 February 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/06/french-police-brutality-in-spotlight-again-after-officer-charged-with

Politics

"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

"What Trump's Whiter, Less Academic Cabinet says about Race and Class in America," The Washington Post, 20 January 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/01/20/what-trumps-whiter-less-academic-cabinet-says-about-race-and-class-in-america/?utm_term=.3b08709780af

"Trump transition team defends lack of diversity in key posts," The Guardian, 19 January  2017
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/19/donald-trump-transition-team-defends-lack-of-diversity

Pop Culture

"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

"Ideas (and sneakers) were in the air," Harvard Gazette, 1 November 2017
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/11/harvard-welcomes-virgil-abloh-for-gsd-lecture/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11.02.2017%20(1)

"Chloe Bennett was right to call out Hollywood racism but wrong to change her name," The Guardian, 1 September 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/01/chloe-bennet-right-hollywood-racism-wrong-change-name-whitewash

"White actors must stand up to whitewashing. Ed Skrein shows how," The Guardian, 29 August 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/29/white-actors-whitewashing-ed-skrein-hellboy-asian

"Black America: Amazon alt-history series to depict a post-reparations US," The Guardian, 1 August 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/aug/01/black-america-amazon-alt-history-series-will-packer

"Why the lack of Indian and African faces in Dunkirk matters," The Guardian, 1 August, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/01/indian-african-dunkirk-history-whitewash-attitudes

"Insecure's Jay Ellis: 'Every Time I've been pulled over, I thought I was going to get killed," The Guardian, 20 July 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jul/20/jay-ellis-insecure-interview-black-male-characters

"CBS says it offered 'Large and Significant Salary Increases' to Hawaii Five-O's Asian Stars," MSN Entertainment, 6 July 2017
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/entertainment/entertainmenttv/cbs-says-it-offered-‘large-and-significant-salary-increases’-to-hawaii-five-o’s-asian-stars/ar-BBDRcEv?li=AAggNb9&ocid=mailsignout

Publications

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

Franklin W. Knight and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. eds,  Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin Americian Biography (Oxford University Press, 2016)
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/dictionary-of-caribbean-and-afro-latin-american-biography-9780199935796?cc=ca&lang=en&#

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

"Lebron James responds to Fox host's controversial 'shut up and dribble' comment," The Guardian, 17 February 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/17/lebron-james-laura-ingraham-shut-up-and-dribble-fox-news

"Canada murder case prompts rival crowdfunding for killer and victim's family," The Guardian, 13 February 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/13/gerald-stanley-colten-boushie-death-case-trial-crowdfunders

"The Oxfam scandal shows colonialism is alive an well," The Guardian, 12 February 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/12/the-oxfam-scandal-shows-colonialism-is-alive-and-well

"#MeToo strikes aid sector as sexual exploitation allegations proliferate," The Guardian, 12 February 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/feb/12/metoo-strikes-aid-sector-as-sexual-exploitation-allegations-proliferate

"As a Black Woman I'm always fetishized: Racism in The Bedroom," The Guardian, 13 January 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jan/13/black-woman-always-fetishised-racism-in-bedroom

"H & M apologises over image of black child in 'monkey' hoodie," The Guardian, 8 January 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2018/jan/08/h-and-m-apologises-over-image-of-black-child-in-monkey-hoodie

"Ration of Indigenous Children in Canada welfare system is 'humanitarian crisis'," The Guardian, 4 November 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/04/indigenous-children-canada-welfare-system-humanitarian-crisis

"NFL Owners called for depositions in Colin Kaepernick collusion case," The Guardian, 3 November 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/03/kaepernick-collusion-case-depositions-cellphone-records

"My fellow white people: If you're not a part of the solution, you're a part of the problem," The Guardian, 6 September 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/06/white-people-solution-problem-munroe-bergdorf-racist

"We don''t need white tech saviours in Africa - we need a level playing field," The Guardian, 6 September 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/06/africa-doesnt-need-white-tech-entrepreneurs-level-playing-field

"Two schools in Mississippi and a lesson in race and inequality in America," The Guardian, 27 August 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/27/two-schools-in-mississippi-and-a-lesson-in-race-and-inequality-in-america

"After a UN warning over racism, America's self-image begins to crack," The Guardian, 25 August 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/25/un-warns-us-racism-but-trump-era-bigotry-not-blip-charlottesville

"Overt Racists are easy to spot. America's Insidious Racism is a greater Challenge," The Guardian, 19 August 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/20/overt-racists-easy-to-spot-americas-insidious-racism-greater-challenge

"Belgian chicken meat exported to Africa is tested for banned insecticide," The Guardian, 14 August 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/14/chicken-meat-exported-africa-belgium-tested-insecticide-fipronil

"Groundbreaking project explores Black Experience in the GTA," Thestar.com, 19 July 2017
https://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2017/07/19/black-experience-project-survey-says-most-respondents-identified-as-black-regardless-of-heritage-other-identities.html

Slavery

"Time to change Toronto street named after slavery advocate," the star.com, 8 March 2018
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2018/03/08/time-to-rename-toronto-street-named-after-slavery-advocate.html

"Wreckage of last known slave ship in U.S. may have been found," The New York Times, 24 January 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/24/us/slave-ship-discovered-alabama.html

"Depth of Slavery heard, seen, and felt," Harvard Gazette, 30 October 2017
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/10/harvard-film-re-creates-18th-century-slavery-debate/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10.31.2017%20(1)

"James Madison's Lessons in Racism," The New York Times, 28 October 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/28/opinion/sunday/james-madison-racism.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion

"The Hidden stories of medical experimentation on Caribbean Slave Plantations," The Conversation, 14 August 2017
https://theconversation.com/the-hidden-stories-of-medical-experimentation-on-caribbean-slave-plantations-81600?s