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The Voice of the Black Community

FEATURED NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

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Two Sides of the Same Coin

The recent Hamilton Police Services hate crime statistics show that Black people are the most common targets of police-reported racial bias incidents in 2023.

Couple that with the police service's 2022 use of force data, which showed that 17.2 per cent of police use of force incidents were on Blacks, despite the fact that they represent only five per cent of the population. 

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May 24 is Newcomer Day in Hamilton

Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC) will be celebrating Newcomer Day 2024 on Friday May 24 at Hamilton City Hall from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.  

There will be food and entertainment, a vendor marketplace and a Citizenship ceremony.  Everyone is invited to attend.

City Hall - 71 Main Street West, Hamilton

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Africa Day Celebration May 25

Come and celebrate what it means to be African and celebrate the achievvements of our people.  May 25 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at 547 West 5th Street, Hamilton.

Sponsored by Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre, Refuge Newcomer Health and Hamilton Black Health Community Forum.  This years' theme is Educate an African fit for the 21st Century.

 

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 ABOUT US

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.  

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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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