Faces of Change: Body Ngoy wants to draw a fresh picture of Black Canadians
Body Ngoy, a prominent figure in Ottawa’s Black community, details how his experiences shaped both the comic book author and proud Black Canadian man he is now.
Faces of change: Louisa Taylor helps newcomers navigate 2020, COVID-19
This Ottawa refugee advocate is working to ease newcomers into a post-COVID Canada.
City, housing advocates, landlords launch ‘blitz’ to move renters in need into 100 affordable units by October
The Ottawa Housing Blitz initiative is looking for 100 affordable-housing units from private landlords before October to help people in need of housing in the capital. The Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa is working with the City of Ottawa and community partners to match people with rental units and supports.
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?
High-profile changes to voicing of non-white characters draws animated response from Black Canadians
With The Simpsons announcing that white voice actors will no longer portray non-white characters, Black Canadians want to see better representation throughout the entire animated industry.
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…
Petition led by students, alumni exposes systemic racism at Carleton’s journalism school and calls for change
BIPOC students and alumni have drafted a call to action asking for fundamental change within Carleton University’s School of Journalism.
Watch: Ottawa’s anti-racism rally on Parliament Hill
Ottawa’s “No Justice, No Peace” protest on June 5 drew thousands to Parliament Hill to condemn police brutality, express anger over the May 25 death of George Floyd — who died after a violent police takedown caught on video — and anti-Black racism. [Video montage © Eden Suh]
Thousands in Ottawa decry anti-Black racism, police brutality
Ottawans gathered Friday to protest police killings of Black lives.