Entries by ashlie

Meeting of Black Community Forum with Culture Montreal

Meeting of Black Community Forum with Culture Montreal By Dr. Clarence S. Bayne President of BCRC   Present: Chair of the Secretariat of Black Community Forum, Editor of Semaji, Administrative Coordinator of BCRC, Artistic Director  of Black Theater Workshop, General Manager of Black Theater Workshop, Union United Church Representative, Black Writers Guild Representative and Coordinator […]

QUESCREN Call for Papers

The ‘English Boss’ and Company Towns: Quebec’s English-speakers in the industrial economy, then and now   Call for Papers Deadline for abstracts: January 18, 2018 Date of Event: May 9-10, 2018 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Saguenay, Quebec, Canada    

Canada’s Black Walk Of Fame: Portia White

By Ashlie Bienvenu   With the holidays right around the corner I’m sure everyone has had the opportunity to hear the carolers in the streets, or holiday music on the radio. So, for this issue, we will be looking back to a famous musical figure, Portia White. White, an Afro-Canadian from Nova Scotia, was admired […]

Opinion: Righteous Outrage Over Racism Is Now More Important Than Ever In Quebec

By Yvonne Sam (Chairman of the Rights and Freedoms Committee) Originally Published in Huffington Post, November 27, 2017   The cancellation of systemic racism hearings means that there will be no focus on understanding the perilous effects of the problem on visible minorities’ well-being. After Québec Solidaire MNA, Amir Khadir, tabled a 2,662-signature petition in […]

Black Community Forum

Black Community Forum This list represents those organizations that have clearly indicated that they expect to be consulted and wish to participate and assist in helping to achieve the general priorities and objectives of the Black Community Forum: To develop a process that will identify a long-term development plan for the Black Community. To ensure […]

Canada’s Black Walk Of Fame: Oliver Jones

By Ashlie Bienvenu   It seems appropriate to dedicate this article to Oliver Jones, as he recently performed in Little Burgundy at the renaming of Sainte-Cunegonde Social Centre, into the Oliver-Jones Centre. The renaming was to honour a talented and renowned musician; however, the honour was also due to his dedication and commitment to his […]