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Why One Month Is Not Enough

Black History Month has arrived, as it has every February since it was made into law in December 1995. February 2016 thus marks the 20th anniversary of Black History Month in Canada.   491 more words



The Honourable Lincoln Alexander, was a great Canadian icon who set the bar high and broke down racial barriers.   In addition to many other accomplishments, he graduated as a lawyer from Canada’s prestigious Osgoode Hall Law School, became our first black federal Member of Parliament (1968), served for several years as Chancellor of Guelph University and was appointed to the esteemed office of Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario (1985-91). 142 more words

June 25 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – June 25 *

1876 – The most famous Native American uprising, at Little
Big Horn, begins in the Dakota territories (present- 770 more words

African American History

Bill to honour Pope Jean Paul ll could hit Senate snag

A bill that would create a national day to honour Pope John Paul II passed one legislative stage in the Senate Monday, but could hit a roadblock in the coming weeks. 420 more words


Ninety couples get married … all over again

OTTAWA — Marriage is a lifelong commitment to each other, a partnership and a sacred pact with God, said Archbishop Terrence Prendergast to a large group of couples who came to Notre-Dame Basilica Sunday to renew their wedding vows. 723 more words


Angela Corey's Office Sends Out E-Mail About The Marissa Alexander Case...To Florida Lawmakers.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.State Attorney Angela Corey‘s office emailed Florida lawmakers Wednesday with an attachment titled “The Truth about the Alexander Case.”

In the body of the email, an employee of the state attorney’s office says Corey wanted lawmakers from Northeast Florida to have information on the Marissa Alexander case should they be questioned about it.  1,317 more words


Of princesses and presidents: brushes with the Royal and Famous

I think everyone at one time or another in their lives has crossed paths with a movie star, politician, someone notable or notorious. Just yesterday a cousin referred to a comment uttered by Carlos Santana overheard as she sat closeby in a restaurant. 1,513 more words