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The Voice of the Black Community


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Are You Ready for  the Solar Eclipse

Beginning February 22, Hamilton Public Library branches will be giving away free solar eclipse glasses.  Take your library card or register for a library card to get a free pair.

The eclipse will take place on April 8.  

Be Prepared

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Black Man Killed by Police in Kitchener

A 31-year-old Black man was shot and killed on Monday night, March 25, during an interaction with the Waterloo Regional Police Service.  The family of Nicholas Nembhard said they called the officers to their home because Nicholas was having a mental health crisis and they wanted assistance to take him to the hospital. 

The family have set up a go fund me page to help with funeral expenses.

Fundraiser by Cliff Nembhard : In Memory of Nicholas Nembhard (

Through Black Eyes

Artist Joan Butterfield exhibits her work at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre until February 29. 

2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, ON L6L 2G6

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Reading the Paper


Our stories are out there.  Black stories.  Stories of achievement and hope.  Stories of inequality and brutality.  The main stream press will be there for a photo opportunity and perhaps a quick news segment.  We will be there for you, the Black community. 

It is our mandate to delve into topics that affect us, and bring you the facts, from a Black perspective.

We are here to ask the tough questions and follow through on matters that are important to the Black community.  We are here to highlight the good, the bad and the unspoken.

In African villages it was the drum that passed messages and news from one village to another.

We are your drum.  

TV Reporter

Why do we need this

What is happening in the community and how is it impacting our health, our children's education, our ability to work or to put food on our tables?  What organizations, programs and funding are available to us?  My community has the right to know and I have the ability to bring this information to them. 

This blog is not a money making venture. It is a tool for hope, unity and change.  

We can't change the things we don't know about or change the things we don't understand.

Based in Hamilton, Ontario, we intend covering Black news and events in the regions of Hamilton, Niagara, Halton and Waterloo.

Alison Bailey

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