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Word, sound and power of Black artists to be celebrated at York U event

TORONTO, February 16, 2022 – York University will be celebrating Black artists with a live broadcast of emotion-evoking and thought-provoking spoken word, R&B and gospel music performances from the Tribute Communities Recital Hall on Feb. 23. Word Sound Power: An Annual Celebration of Black Artistic Expression is hosted by the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community […]

Unpacking the power of gospel music to Black history

York University expert is available to explain gospel music popularity and history TORONTO, February 10, 2020 – Gospel music is so ingrained in pop culture today that gospel choirs are everywhere from the Superbowl and Grammys to detergent and car commercials, says Karen Burke, one of Canada’s leading authorities on gospel music’s history and performance […]

What does it mean to be Black Canadian in a multi-racial Canada?

York University scholar available to discuss Blackness in Canada research project TORONTO, February 6, 2020 – It’s no accident that Professor Lorne Foster – one of Canada’s top scholars on racial profiling and anti-racism laws – chose to kick off his research project exploring Black Canadian identity during Black History Month. Black History Month is a […]

Top Black Canadian leaders to speak on politics and social activism

York University hosts Black History Month Symposium TORONTO, February 6, 2019 – The voices of some of Toronto’s most recognized Black Canadian leaders in politics and social activism will be heard at a two-day symposium celebrating Black History Month at York University on Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. Desmond Cole – an activist, freelance […]

York University hosts Black History Month event: Everyday activism against racial bias

TORONTO, February 13, 2018 – Three noted leaders from different walks of life, but sharing the same goal of activism against racism, will engage in a conversation at the Black History Month event hosted by York University at the Tribute Communities Recital Hall, February 15. The event, “Everyday Activism, Critical Resistance: A Conversation with Angela […]