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.
By Janica Maya
Countries the world, especially Canada across, closely watched the race to the White House as the U. S voted for either another four years of Trump or a new person in power with Joe Biden. And finally, on November 3rd, the U. S declared Joe Biden as the next President.
By Priya Kalirai
With all the current discourse surrounding racial tensions and minority marginalization around the world, it is time to finally address the racialized motivations behind voter suppression techniques in the USA.
By Jeffery Tram (@Jeffery_Tram)
With hashtags like #ENDSARS, #CONGOISBLEEDING and #SHUTITALLDOWN, social media is used as a tool to spread awareness of the injustices that are going on in Nigeria, Congo, and Namibia. What this demonstrates is that African youth are taking charge in defining the future of Africa.
By Janica Maya (@Janicamaya)
Gender-based violence has always been an ongoing issue. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a surge in calls to Canadian domestic violence helplines. Many people, particularly women, face violence every day because of their gender, which is inhumane and violates basic human rights.