Black Lives Matter – Canada, Black Inmates and Friends Association, Keep6ix and the Toronto Black Farmers and Growers Collective launch ‘Earthseed,’ a new garden program for formerly incarcerated Black people

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TORONTO /CNW/ – Created in collaboration with the Black Inmates and Friends Association, Toronto Black Farmers and Growers Collective, and Keep6ix, Black Lives Matter – Canada has established a re-entry support program at Wildseed Centre for Art and Activism. Launching on March 28, 2022, Earthseed Community Garden Program builds on established programming led by Toronto Black Farmers and Keep6ix. An abolitionist experiment, the program…

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Political motivation often comes down to personal assessment of other races’ deservingness

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Newswise — While maybe not racially prejudiced, a broad swath of American citizens nonetheless do and say things that racists do, according to a new study. “Everyday people are implicated, not because they are racist but because they possess certain values that lock in disadvantage for African Americans,” wrote Darren Davis, the Snyder Family Mission Professor of Political Science at the…

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Racial discrimination charges filed with the EEOC against delivery logistic giant DHL

Prominent Los Angeles Civil Rights Attorneys Harris & Hayden LLP Champions of workers’ rights LOS ANGELES, March 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The leading Los Angeles civil rights law firm Harris & Hayden filed charges of racial discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against DHL on behalf of several DHL Express LAX Gateway employees on February 9, 2022. The charges accuse DHL of “blatant racism,…

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New exhibition Behind Racism: Challenging the Way We Think now open at the Ontario Science Centre

Developed in partnership with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, informative and interactive exhibition explores racism in Canada and breaks down the mental processes that contribute to discrimination TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2022 /CNW/ –  If you could better understand how your brain processes information that can lead to bias and racism, could it impact your behaviour and result in positive change? Designed and fabricated by the…

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Shon’tonette Leary, Battling Racism in the 21st Century

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Systemic racism against African Americans is not a thing of the past. Unfortunately, it remains deeply embedded in the United States and prevents most blacks from climbing the social hierarchy and truly integrating into society.  SOUTH HACKENSACK, NJ, February 19, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — This press release aims to bring the public’s attention to a grave incident that occurred in Bergen County, New…

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Black History Month

  Black History Month #BlackHistoryMonth Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of…

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2021 CROWN Research Study for Girls Finds 53% of Black Mothers, Whose Daughters Have Encountered Hair Discrimination, Say Their Child Experienced It As Early As 5 Years Old     Today, Dove releases a NEW body of research, “Dove 2021 CROWN Research Study for Girls,” unveiling the alarming rate and young age at which Black girls experience hair discrimination in schools. As…

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Pressed Honors Black History Month Through Local Artist Collaborations that Support Food Accessibility

The limited-edition label collection featuring artwork from three Black female artists will be available for purchase in all Pressed locations throughout the month of February This Black History Month, Pressed is raising food accessibility awareness with the help of three Black female artists who are passionate about increasing food accessibility within their communities. Working to benefit local community fridge programs, Pressed is…

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WATCH This Before You Share That MLK Jr. Quote Out of Context

In a stunning tribute to the legacy of MLK Jr, author and performance poet, J Mase III has released a poem we all need to hear. Aided by a haunting animation from the design team at Creative Devs, that is gorgeous and grotesque, he tells the story of what happens when we reinvent figures like MLK Jr. Part personal testimony, and…

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