Fourth-year photography student Aleia Robinson-Ada showcased her photo series called Untitled Portraits of Black Women at the Girls By Girls gallery held at the Ryerson University School of Image Arts. Robinson-Ada’s photos of relatives and close friends tell a story about the significance and the alteration of African last names during colonial times in the U.S. Girls By Girls […]
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As this year’s Black History Month comes to an end, here is a list of things you should keep in mind throughout the rest of the year: Asking why there is no “white history month” is ridiculous. From preschool to university we learn about Christopher Columbus, revisit Shakespeare multiple times, and celebrate Canadian liberalism while still denying it’s continued […]
A woman rolled down the tinted window of her silver car, stuck her head out of the window and yelled a single word: “Nigger.” Joedian Roach had just bought lunch from the convenience store across from her Brampton high school when her best friend’s hand roughly slammed into her chest and violently heaved her back onto the sidewalk. She was about […]
Five females were honoured Monday night, at Ryerson’s sixth annual Viola Desmond Day Awards ceremony. Viola Desmond was an African-Canadian, who in 1946 was prosecuted for sitting in a whites-only section of a movie theatre. Every year, Ryerson celebrates her legacy by awarding black females of the community for their continuing efforts in shaping black history. Each award is named […]