Documentary holds a mirror up to the issue of skin lightening
Since the 1970s, Fair & Lovely has been a popular face cream in many countries around the world. It’s especially well-known in South Asia, and throughout the South Asian diaspora. It isn’t sold directly by the company in Canada, though consumers in this country can obtain the cream from product…
The boundaries of free expression are up for debate in the Age of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter
An open letter signed by public luminaries in Harper’s magazine has sparked a lively public discussion on the boundaries and limits on free speech. How do Canadian thinkers respond to this debate?
Canadian Museum for Human Rights under fire for systemic discrimination against LGBTQ2S+ community
Pride Winnipeg is re-evaluating its relationship with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights after accounts emerged that the museum hid LGBTQ content upon request.
‘Do I pay the rent, do I take the internet?’ Protesters demand free online service
With the pandemic magnifying the need for internet access, ACORN Toronto rallies for Internet for All and the University of Toronto implements a new service to help students.
Ottawa Board of Health declares racism a public health issue, Black leader applauds ‘important gesture’
In the wake of the Ottawa Board of Health recognizing racism as a public health issue, community organizers who work at the intersection of race and health reflect on the way forward.
‘Russell’ slavery storm reaches Ottawa via Russell Road: ‘To preserve Black history, we need to re-write it’
A controversy over the historical namesake of Russell Township just east of Ottawa has reached the nation’s capital along Russell Road — the route that runs between urban Ottawa and the nearby rural area named for a slave owner. Peter Russell was also a top Upper Canada administrator in the…
BIPOC students want action at Carleton’s J-School, not just words — and I’m one of them
While it’s nice to see Carleton University’s journalism programs vowing to make courses more inclusive for BIPOC students, we need to see action first.
Signs and sounds from Edmonton’s Fight for Equity anti-racism rally
Nearly 15,000 gathered on the grounds of the Alberta legislature in Edmonton Friday evening for a Black Lives Matter protest. Organizers said the Fight for Equity rally aimed to spark awareness and conversation about racism, inequality in the justice system and police brutality. Here are some of the signs and…
In photos: No Peace Until Justice march filled downtown streets
Protestors gathered in Ottawa on June 5 for an anti-racism march in light of the recent death of George Floyd.