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As protests against corruption continue, Canadian diplomats blame the people As a wave of protests against high-level corruption rocks Haiti, Canada is backing the government in Port-au-Prince and its repression against demonstrators. The Ugly Canadian has once again shown his poor-bashing repressive face in Haiti, as Justin Trudeau continues Canada’s staunch support for that country’s […]

‘On one hand it’s good, but on the other hand it is also a questionable moment,’ Donisha Prendergast says Donisha Prendergast is a practising Rastafarian, a social activist, actress and filmmaker living in Toronto. She is also the granddaughter of the most famous Rastafarian the world has ever known – the iconic singer-songwriter Bob Marley. […]

Stay out of our country. That’s the blunt message from the United States to Canadians who have ever used marijuana recreationally. It comes on the eve of legalization north of the border and a StatsCan estimate of more than five million Canadians who will buy pot legally between Wednesday and the end of the year. […]

There are currently roughly 7,500 US military personnel, including 1,000 contractors, deployed in Africa. For comparison, that figure was only 6,000 just a year ago. round 200,000 US troops are stationed in 177 countries throughout the world. Those forces utilize several hundred military installations. Africa is no exemption. On August 2, Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier took […]

The place I call home no longer feels safe. On Sept. 6, I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to go enjoy the game and deal with the lock afterward. A few hours and a visit […]

Popular entertainer Capleton is now in police custody after he was arrested yesterday and charged with rape. The police have also confirmed that they are conducting an investigation into allegations made by the entertainer that he is being extorted by the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her. Capleton, whose real name is Clifton […]

Starbucks, for all its talk about togetherness, is very much a white, middle-class brand A little over a week ago, two black men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia for doing what many of us have done at least once: sat down without ordering anything. The men reportedly refused to leave after being denied […]

The cell phone video, which is of poor quality and shot at a distance, shows a man crawling forward on his hands and knees towards a couple of police officers. Suddenly, gunshots reverberate through the street, as eight bullets hit Paul Boyd, killing the 39-year-old instantly. Captured by a bystander, this 2007 incident was one […]

A member of the Ku Klux Klan adjusts his hood during a 1998 rally in Texas. (David J. Phillip/AP) Angelia Williams Graves says she didn’t have some grand plan to compare police to the Ku Klux Klan when she took the stage at an NAACP luncheon in Virginia on Oct. 1. But days after the Norfolk […]

The institutional racism that is hardwired into American law enforcement was put on full display today when it was revealed that an assistant police chief literally told a Louisville Metro police recruit to “shoot black people.” “F*ck the right thing. If black, shoot them!” reads a text message from Todd Shaw, a 20 year veteran […]