By Akilah James
Ramadan – the holiest month for Muslims around the world - is upon us. Every year, Muslims partake in a period of fasting and spiritual growth as a part of the five pillars of Islam. However, with strict rules put in place to limit the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 disease, many of Ramadan’s rituals and festivities will be differently this year, again.
By Claudia Cheung
The United Nations has recognized February 20 as the World Day of Social Justice.
Just weeks ago the world commemorated the International Holocaust Remembrance Day - in memory of the Nazi concentration camp victims and survivors.
The dark and violent history seems to be repeating itself right before our very eyes in in the form of “concentration camps” in China. Wherein the Uyghur ethnic minority – predominantly Muslim - detained, tortured, raped, mass murdered and “re-educated” to rid them of their religious identity. A cultural and religious genocide, unfolding.
By Akilah James (@ajxmesss)
In Ontario, Black children often face bitter experiences of anti-Black racism and oppression within our educational systems. This can see them pushed right out of the classroom and straight into the criminal justice system.
By Akilah James (@ajxmes)
In September 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada’s first Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) – a nearly $221 million investment to help thousands of Black entrepreneurs across the country. The program is designed not only to help Black businesses recover from the impact of COVID19, but also assist in growing their businesses.
By Claudia Cheung
With the ongoing global pandemic and therefore, social distancing, it is harder to celebrate the holidays with your loved ones this year. For many of us staying indoors, it seems normal to feel lonely and isolated during this time.