General News

 

Academia

"I went to Oxford. As a black female student, I found it alienating and elitist," The Guardian, 15 August 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/15/oxford-black-female-student-elitist-ignorant-minority-universities

"At last, the UK has a Black Studies university course. It's long overdue," The Guardian, 20 May 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/20/black-studies-university-course-long-overdue?CMP=share_btn_link

"Texas Academics told to avoid 'sensitive topics' if gun law goes into effect," The Guardian, 24 February 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/24/university-of-houston-faculty-campus-carry-law-texas-guns

"Student activists nationwide challenge campus racism  - and get results," The Guardian, 13 November 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/13/student-activism-university-of-missouri-racism-universities-colleges

" 'History off-guard': Undelivered Letters shed light on 17th century Society," The Guardian, 8 November 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/08/undelivered-letters-17th-century-dutch-society

"History Professor Denies Native Genocide: Native Student Disagrees, gets Expelled from Course," Indidan Country, 6 September 2015
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/09/06/history-professor-denies-native-genocide-native-student-disagrees-gets-expelled-course

"No More Excuses: Investigating the Lack of Equity at McGill and How Faculty Staff Experience Race," McGill Daily, 23 March 2015
http://www.mcgilldaily.com/race/NoMoreExcuses.html

"Why I Left Academia: Philosophy's Homogeneity needs Rethinking," Huff Post: Education, 3 September 2014
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hippo-reads/why-i-left-academia_b_5735320.html

"McGill School of Social Work Accused of Perpetuating Systemic Racism: Racialized Student Files Human Rights Complaint," McGill Daily, 28 October 2013
http://www.mcgilldaily.com/2013/10/mcgill-school-of-social-work-accused-of-perpetuating-systemic-racism/

Arts and Culture

"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

"Toronto Artist James Michael Yeboah's solo show deconstructs masculinity," Now, 20 July 2017
https://nowtoronto.com/art-and-books/art/toronto-artist-james-michael-yeboah-s-solo-show-deconstructs/

"AGO Exhibition Reframes the idea of Canada, NOW, 5 July 2017
https://nowtoronto.com/news/ago-reframes-the-idea-of-canada/

"At the Art Gallery of Ontario: Canada, Revisited," TheStar.com, 3 July 2017
https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2017/07/03/canada-revisited-at-the-art-gallery-of-ontario.html

"AGO Exhibition asks where Canada really came from," The Globe and Mail, 2 July 2017
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/ago-exhibition-asks-where-canada-really-came-from/article35532404/

"Collecting the World by James Delbourgo Review - Hans Sloane's 'nicknackatory' and the
founding of the British Museum,"
The Guardian, 16 June 2017 
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/16/collecting-world-hans-sloane-british-museum

"Antarctic Explorer's 118-year-old painting discovered among penguin poo," The Guardian, 13 June 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/13/antarctic-explorers-118-year-old-painting-discovered-obscured-by-penguin-poo

" 'Outside of the Land, looking in': Van Gogh's Seasons through Indigenous Eyes," The Guardian, 12 June 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/jun/13/outside-of-the-land-looking-in-van-goghs-seasons-through-indigenous-eyes

"White Artist's Emmett Till Painting Incites Anger at Whitney Biennial," The Huffington Post, 21 March 2017
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/whitney-biennial-emmett-till_us_58d118b9e4b0be71dcf7cee8

"The Stubborn Persistence of Confederate Monuments," The Atlantic, 26 April 2016
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/04/the-stubborn-persistence-of-confederate-monuments/479751/

"Story of cities #9: Kingston, Jamaica - a city born of 'wickedness' and disaster,"
The Guardian, 24 March 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/mar/24/story-cities-9-kingston-jamaica-richest-wickedest-city-world

"Andre Alexis's novel Fifteen Dogs wins 2015 Scotibank Giller Prize," The Globe and Mail, 10 November 2015
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/andre-alexiss-novel-fifteen-dogs-wins-scotiabank-giller-prize/article27202787/?click=sf_globe

"Why Black Painter Grafton T. Brown was Lost to Canadian Art History," Q - Arts, Music, Culture, Entertainment, CBC Radio, 9 March 2015
http://www.cbc.ca/radio_template_2012/audiopop.html?autoPlay=true&clipIds=2657960080

"Historian Seeking lost B.C. Landscapes by Black Painter, who posed as White," The Globe and Mail, 17 February 2015
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/historian-seeks-lost-bc-landscapes-by-black-painter-who-posed-as-white/article23022383

  

Beauty, Health, and Well-Being

"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

"The Dating Gap: Why the Odds are Stacked against Female Graduates finding a Like-minded Man," The Guardian, 10 November 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/nov/10/dating-gap-hook-up-culture-female-graduates

"L'Oreal USA buys Brooklyn Beauty Brand Carol's Daughter," Daily News, 26 October 2014
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/oreal-usa-buys-brooklyn-beauty-brand-carol-daughter-article-1.1986483

"Study: Hair Relaxers Raise Black Women's Risk of Fibroids," MyFoxAtlanta.com, 21 January 2014
http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/24505520/study-hair-relaxers-raise-black-womans-risk-of-fibroids#axzz2xUMlfhhP

"Racism Accelerates Aging in African-American Men, New Study Suggests," Huffington Post, Black Voices, 8 January 2014
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/08/racism-accelerates-aging-african-american-men_n_4555490.html?ir=Black%20Voices

"Racism Linked to Depression and Anxiety in Youth," The Melbourne Newsroom, 17 September 2013
http://newsroom.melbourne.edu/news/racism-linked-depression-and-anxiety-youth

Black Women Rock 
"HERstory in Black: Meet 150 Black Women who have made a place in Canadian History," CBC News Toronto, 21 February 2017
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/multimedia/herstory-in-black-1.3988476

 

Feminisms

" The Alt-Right hates women as much as it hates People of Colour," The Guardian, 2 May 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/02/alt-right-hates-women-non-white-trump-christian-right-abortion

" 'All my friends had some nightmare experience trying to get pregnant. My story took the car.'," The Guardian, 11 March 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/mar/11/pregnancy-ivf-ariel-levy-motherhood

"Madonna, Alicia Keys and Scarlett Johansson among Women's March Speakers," The Guardian, 22 January 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/jan/22/madonna-alicia-keys-and-scarlett-johansson-among-womens-march-speakers-video

"Canadians traveling to Women's March denied US entry after sharing plans," The Guardian, 21 January 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/20/womens-march-canada-protesters-denied-entry-us

"The Empowerment Trap: Ivanka Trump and the art of Co-opting Feminism," The Guardian, 15 November 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/15/ivanka-trump-feminism-us-election

"Hillary Clinton didn't fail us. We Failed her," The Guardian, 12 November 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/12/hillary-clinton-we-failed-her-sarah-churchwell

"The real 'shy Trump' vote; how 53% of white women pushed him to victory," The Guardian, 10 November 2016"
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/10/white-women-donald-trump-victory

"The Invisibility of Black Women," Boston Review: A Political and Literary Forum, 15 January 2016
http://bostonreview.net/blog/christopher-lebron-invisibility-black-women

Obituaries            "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

"Gwen Ifill, Political Reporter and Co-Anchor of 'PBS NewHour,' Dies at 61," The New York Times, 14 November 2016
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/14/business/media/gwen-ifill-dies.html

"Renowned African American Chemist and Inventor Killed in Maryland house fire," The Washington Post, 30 October 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/renowned-african-american-chemist-and-inventor-killed-in-maryland-house-fire/2016/10/30/eccc2e28-9eb9-11e6-a44d-cc2898cfab06_story.html?utm_term=.7730e2570672

"Bill Nunn Obituary," The Guardian, 26 September 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/sep/26/bill-nunn-obituary

"James Alan McPherson,Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer, its at 72," The New York Times, 27 July 2016
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/28/books/james-alan-mcpherson-pulitzer-prize-winning-writer-dies-at-72.html

"Muhammad Ali Obituary, The Guardian, 4 June 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jun/04/muhammad-ali-obituary

"Amen Shakur, Guidepost for Slain Rapper son, Dies at 69," The New York Times, 3 May 2016
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/04/arts/music/afeni-shakur-mother-of-tupac-shakur-is-dead.html?_r=0

"Papa Wemba, Congo Music Star, Dies after Stage Collapse," BBC News, Entertainment and Arts, 24 April 2016
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36123214

"Prince Obituary," The Guardian, 22 April 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/apr/22/prince-obituary

"Will Smith: Funeral held for Slain New orleans Saints Football player," The Independent, 16 April 2016
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/will-smith-funeral-held-for-slain-american-football-player-in-new-orleans-a6987696.html

"Nelson Mandela Obituary," The Guardian, 5 December 2013
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/05/nelson-mandela-obituary

 

Policing and Justice 

"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

"Jamaican Police Commit 'hundreds of unlawful killings' yearly, Amnesty says," The Guardian, 23 November 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/23/jamaica-police-killings-amnesty-report

"Donald Trump and the Central Park Five: the racially charged rise of a demagogue," The Guardian, 17 February 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/17/central-park-five-donald-trump-jogger-rape-case-new-york

"Former Oklahoma officer sentenced to 263 years in prison for sexual assaults," The Guardian, 21 January 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/21/oklahoma-city-police-officer-daniel-hotlzclaw-sentenced

"Crimes against Native American Women raise Questions about Police Response," The Guardian, 19 January 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/19/minnesota-native-american-women-trafficking-police

"Rosewood Massacre a Harrowing Tale of Racism and the Road Toward Reparations," The Guardian, 3 January 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/03/rosewood-florida-massacre-racial-violence-reparations

"South Carolina Sheriff fires Deputy seen manhandling teenage girl in video," The Guardian, 28 October 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/28/south-carolina-parents-speak-out-school-board

"Learning While Black: The Latest Offense that the Police will get your for," The Guardian, 27 October 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/27/learning-while-black-latest-offense-police-get-you-for

 

Politics

"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

"Jeff Sessions: Trump's attorney general pick accused of racial slur in 1981," The Guardian, 21 November 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/21/jeff-sessions-trump-attorney-general-racial-slur

"Hitler Salutes and White Supremacism: A Weekend with the 'alt-right'," The Guardian, 21 November 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/21/alt-right-conference-richard-spencer-white-nationalists

 "It is easier to have a 'spirited' child when you are a white parent," The Guardian, 10 November 2015
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/10/easier-to-have-a-spirited-child-for-white-parent-race-privilege

Pop Culture

"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

"Five-O: Daniel Dae Kim open up about 'Sad' exit, 'Honor' of playing Chin Ho," MSN Entertainment, 6 July 2017
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/entertainment/entertainmenttv/five-0-daniel-dae-kim-opens-up-about-sad-exit-honor-of-playing-chin-ho/ar-BBDO9oE?ocid=mailsignout

"Samuel Jackson criticises casting of black British actors in American films," The Guardian, 8 March 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/mar/08/samuel-l-jackson-criticises-casting-of-black-british-actors-in-american-films

" 'Spine-Tingling" Lost Bob Marley Tapes restored after 40 years in a cellar," The Guardian, 5 February 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/feb/05/spine-tingling-lost-bob-marley-tapes-restored-after-40-years-in-a-cellar 

"Civil Rights Pioneer Viola Desmond will appear on new Canadian $10 bill," thestar.com, 8 December 2016
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/12/08/new-female-face-of-canadian-money-to-be-announced.html

"Meet Canada's First Hijab-Wearing TV News Anchor," MSN News, 23 November 2016
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/meet-canadas-first-hijab-wearing-tv-news-anchor/ar-AAkGj0U?li=AAggFp5&ocid=mailsignout

"How we made In the Heat of the Night," The Guardian, 22 November 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/22/how-we-made-in-the-heat-of-the-night-norman-jewison

"Prince Harry attacks press over 'wave of abuse' of girlfriend Meghan Markle," The Guardian, 8 November 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/08/prince-harry-lambasts-press-over-meghan-markle-coverage

"Denzel Washington on Diversity Western Magnificent Seven: 'Audiences like to know who they're rooting for'," The Guardian, 15 September 2016 https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/sep/15/denzel-washington-chris-pratt-the-magnificent-seven-interview

"Tenors change 'O Canada' lyric to 'All Lives Matter' during MLB All-Star Game," The Guardian, 13 July 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/12/canada-tenors-all-lives-matter-all-star-game-national-anthem

"Jesse Williams' BET Speech Sparks Petition to have him fired from Grey's Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes responds," ET Online, 5 July 2016 
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/tv/news/jesse-williams-bet-speech-sparks-petition-to-have-him-fired-from-greys-anatomy-shonda-rhimes-responds/ar-AAi8pRl?li=AAggNb9&ocid=mailsignoutmd

"OscarsSoWhite: Chris Rock Exposed the Depth of the depth's of the Industry's Race Problem," The Guardian, 29 February 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2016/feb/29/oscars-so-white-academy-awards-2016-chris-rock-diversity

"Chris Rock at the 2016 Oscars: 'You're damn right Hollywood's Racist," The Guardian, 29 February 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/feb/29/chris-rock-at-the-oscars-youre-damn-right-hollywoods-racist

"The Black Oscar Wins that Got Away," The Guardian, 25 February 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/feb/25/the-black-oscar-wins-that-got-away

"Charlotte Rampling finds herself outnumbered in Oscars diversity row," The Guardian, 22 January 2016
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jan/22/oscars-2016-charlotte-rampling-diversity-row-racist-to-white-people

 

Products

 Natural Girls and Women United - Custom Ethnic Dolls by Karen Byrd
http://www.naturalgirlsunited.com/

Rasta Line Clothing and Design, Montreal, Canada
http://rastaline.com/index.php?route=common/home

 

Publications

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

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

Zett Elliot, The Deep, 2 December 2013
http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=65b1635c639c1a7c7fdabc96b&id=126c3894a6&e=6ea37c64ff

Rita Barnard ed., The Cambridge Companion to Nelson Mandela, March 2014
http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/african-government-politics-and-policy/cambridge-companion-nelson-mandela

Charles C. Smith, The Dirty War: The Making of the Myth of Black Dangerousness 9 October 2014
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/dirty-war

Race and Racism

"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

"Black travellers often bring home an unwanted souvenir: Racist Abuse," The Guardian, 14 July 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/14/racism-abuse-traveling-vacation-greece-bakari-henderson

"Airbnb Host who cancelled reservation using racist comments must pay $5000," The Guardian, 13 July 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/13/airbnb-california-racist-comment-penalty-asian-american

The Long Read: "The Healthcare Gap: How Can a Child die of a toothache in the US?," The Guardian, June 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/jun/13/healthcare-gap-how-can-a-child-die-of-toothache-in-the-us

"A White Supremacist slew a man in Manhattan. Why is the president silent?," The Guardian, 28 March 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/28/white-supremacist-slew-man-manhattan-president-silent

"Rachel Dolezel's pick-your-race policy works brilliantly - as long as your white," The Guardian, 27 March 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/27/rachel-dolezal-race-white

"Hawaiian call Mark Zuckerberg 'the face of neocolonialism' over land lawsuits," The Guardian, 23 January 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/23/mark-zuckerberg-hawaii-land-lawsuits-kauai-estate

"Being a Black Man in White America: A Burden even Obama Couldn't Escape," The Guardian, 17 January 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/17/obama-legacy-black-masculinity-white-america

"Canada First Nations Chief won't join UK Royals for 'empty gesture' ceremony," The Guardian, 26 September, 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/26/canada-first-nations-prince-william-kate-middleton-british-columbia

"The Wage Gap between White and Black Americans is worse today than in 1979," The Guardian, 20 September 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/20/wage-gap-black-white-americans

"It's like we're seen as animals: black men on their vulnerability and resilience," The Guardian, 12 July 2016
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/12/black-men-america-violence-vulnerable-detroit 

 

Sports

"I'm black so I look mean? Serena Williams discusses Race and Pregnancy," The Guardian, 15 August 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/15/serena-williams-pregnancy-tennis-return-australian-open

"Revealed: Britain's First Black Female Footballer after case of mistaken Identity," The Guardian, 28 March 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/28/britains-first-black-female-footballer-emma-clarke-1890s-play

 Slavery

"Trumps' Civil War comments master the republican art of downplaying Slavery," The Guardian, 2 May 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/02/donald-trump-civil-war-comments

"Slavery in Quebec: Shedding light on a lately unknown History," The Montreal Gazette, 11 February 2017 
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/slavery-in-quebec-shedding-light-on-a-largely-unknown-history

"The Canadian Narrative about Slavery is Wrong," The Walrus, 21 July 2017
https://thewalrus.ca/the-canadian-narrative-about-slavery-is-wrong/