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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 […]

Queen Elizabeth Health Complex: New Status as “Super-Clinic”

By Ashlie Bienvenu We are pleased to announce that, as of September 11th, 2017, the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex (QEHC), which predominantly serves the Anglophone community in NDG, has been given the status of “super-clinic.” (CBC News) “Ensuring ready access to both medical and alternative health services, the QEHC is an attractive option to avoid […]

Dr. Charles R. Drew

Canada’s Black Walk Of Fame: Dr. Charles R. Drew By Ashlie Bienvenu   For our next inductee into the Black Walk of Fame, we look to someone who, while not born in Canada, gained the inspiration for his ground-breaking blood plasma discoveries at Montreal’s own McGill University. The story of his never ending determination in […]

Quebec’s Glory shown through our Story?

Quebec’s Glory shown through our Story? Quebec and diversity are not fully compatible, but is there also a continued historical dissonance? By Yvonne Sam: Chairman (Rights and Freedoms Committee) At BCRC   The recent outrage and consequent debacle that surrounded the St. Jean Baptiste parade, with singer Annie Villeneuve, on a float being pushed solely […]

Wake up Quebec!

We, Society, Must Say No to Systemic Racism and Biases Against Minorities and the Mentally Ill. Wake up Quebec! You Cannot Truly be Master in the House if You Do Not Respect and Protect All of its Members   By Dr. Clarence S. Bayne   It is my opinion that police have become society’s paid […]

Canada’s Black Walk Of Fame

By Ashlie Bienvenu As there has been a lot of recognition of this historical figure in the past few years, with her inclusion in the Canadian Heritage Minutes and the decision to place her on the new ten dollar bill, I thought it would be appropriate to start our new series, Canadian Black Walk of […]

Quebec and Racism—Time to lift her head out of the sand

By Yvonne Sam: Chairman (Rights and Freedoms Committee) Black Community Resource Centre Ontario has set the pace and Quebec must now join in the race. But before doing so, we must try to come to a common understanding of racism, and the roots of racism in Canada. It is difficult to change what you refuse […]