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Companies are prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as never before, talking about it publicly, making strategic hires, and putting metrics in place to track progress. And yet, according to in-depth interviews and focus groups we conducted over the past several months, many are still struggling to create environments in which Black professionals feel they can thrive.

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Source: Harvard Business Review

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Canadian hip-hop legend Michie Mee is writing a memoir. The book, which does not yet have a title, will be published in 2023 by Random House Canada.

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Source: CBC.ca

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Joseph "Jo Jo" Bennett, an influential member of Canada's reggae scene and a respected teacher, died on Tuesday at the age of 81, his friends told CBC News.

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Source: CBC.ca

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Emmy-award-nominated Haitian-American artist Donavon Brutus is a motion design and illustration artist based in San Francisco, California. His wide-ranging professional experience includes working as an animator, illustrator and designer. He's used his award-winning motion graphics skills both through in-house studio settings and freelancing in various sectors such as education and science outreach.

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In this time of racial reckoning, it’s difficult to understand how the Green Party can make a case to Canadians that it is as inclusive as its marketing claims, yet refuse to acknowledge its own racism.

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Source: The Hill Times

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Following an announcement earlier this week in Toronto's Distillery District, Canada's federal government plans to invest $19 million aimed at bolstering the city's economic recovery. Hear our podcast interview with the Honourable Mélanie Joly about the portion of the funding initiatives dedicated to supporting small businesses in Little Jamaica.

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Do you identify as an African Caribbean Black youth?

Calling all youth who have experienced anti-Black racism in the education and/or the justice system.

YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED!

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Dismayed by her solo travel experience in 2017, Yaa Birago made it her goal to curate a safe space where like-minded women travel enthusiasts can come together to plan, book, meet, talk, and share everything about travel.

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Source: Business Africa Online

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The head of the public service in Ontario has apologized to employees for systemic anti-Black racism with the organization, following a damning external review that found discrimination and harassment within it are "persistent and unyielding."

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Source: CBC.ca

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It can be hard to be Black in Canadian tech. According to a 2019 report from the Brookfield Institute, only 2.6 per cent of tech workers in Canada were Black. There are even fewer Black founders—and those who do exist struggle to access funding, as the government of Ontario acknowledged earlier this year when it announced a partnership with Ryerson University DMZ’s Black Innovation Programs, which supports Black entrepreneurs across the country.

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Source: The Globe & Mail

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