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Short story: "Long Hair"

“Long Hair,” by Uche Okonkwo

Appeared in Per Contra, summer 2016

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A tale of childish cruelty, “innocent” cruelty.

Found via the author’s blog… 20 more words

Twenty-first Century

Anchor claps back at viewer who called her the N-word

ATLANTA — An Atlanta news anchor wasn’t shocked to be called a racial slur in an email from a viewer but she decided, on air, to have the last word. 259 more words


Racism Exists Where You Don't Expect It

A few weeks ago, someone (I don’t know who) wrote some extremely disturbing things on my family’s car and on street poles near my family’s house. 397 more words


Cuthand: When it comes to reconciliation, Saskatchewan is still a conflicted province

This has become a year of reconciliation, but as we approach the end of 2017 it is apparent that much remains to be done.

Reconciliation is a strange dichotomy, with both outstanding support and continuing ignorance. 648 more words


City hall symposium aimed at engaging black, newcomer communities

June Girvan, an elder in Ottawa’s black community, opened a symposium Wednesday by blowing a special African horn, filling the atrium of Ottawa City Hall with a muffled sound not unlike that of a harmonica. 575 more words

Local News

Several arrests in Quebec City near duelling right-wing and anti-fascist rallies

Quebec City police say about 20 people have been arrested near the site of rival protests by right-wing and anti-fascist groups.

Spokesman David Poitras says the suspects were heading to the protest with the intention of causing violence, but could not confirm whether they identified with any of the protesting groups. 87 more words


Cuthand: Racism needs to be a focus of the MMIWG inquiry

This week the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls rolled into Saskatoon. This commission of inquiry has been fraught with internal strife and calls have been made for it to be abandoned and reset. 676 more words