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Mentoring Within Brescia University College

May 30th 2009 Mrs. Donnafaye J Milton spoke to The Congress of Black Women, London Chapter, on the role of Mentoring within the Brescia University College environment. Ms. Milton conducted an information session, in addition to the benefits of becoming a mentor to a newly arrived student or to a local student. For further information…

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In The Symphony of History

In the symphony of echoes that make up our nation’s history, those of our African-Canadian populations are far too seldom heard. They had a hand in early exploration, helped found and build many of our earliest settlements, and flourished as Canadians. In February, to mark Black History Month, Canada Post will honour two pioneering figures…

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Meeting Dates

Meeting Dates for 2012/2013

Place: London Police Services Building
601 Dundas Street
London, Ontario N6B 1X1

 

September
29th
October
27th
November
24th

2013 Meeting Dates

January
26th
February
23rd
March
30th
April
27th
May
25th
June
29th
July
Holidays
August
Holidays
September
28th
October
26th
November
23rd

Racism Without Racists

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF    Facebook at www.facebook.com/kristof
Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times – Blog: www.nytimes.com/ontheground

One of the fallacies this election season is that if Barack Obama is paying an electoral price for his skin tone, it must be because of racists.

On the contrary, the evidence is that Senator Obama is facing what scholars have dubbed “racism without racists.” The racism is difficult to measure, but a careful survey completed last month by Stanford University, with The Associated Press and Yahoo, suggested that Mr. Obama’s support would be about six percentage points higher if he were white. That’s significant but surmountable.

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New pathway for African exodus

‘New pathway’ for African exodus
By Paul Rincon – Science reporter, BBC News – [email protected]

Researchers have found a possible new route taken by early modern humans as they expanded out of Africa to colonise the rest of the world.

A study published in the journal PNAS proposes a “wet corridor” through Libya for ancient human migrations. Rivers once flowed from the central Saharan watershed all the way to the Mediterranean, the team explains. This might have enabled modern humans to spread beyond their ancestral homeland about 120,000 years ago.

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Canada Millenium Scholarships

1. Entrance Millennium Awards The Foundation provides students with opportunities to pursue the post-secondary education they need to prepare themselves for the future. Whether you’re a high school student exploring post-secondary options, or currently studying at CEGEP, college or university, the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation can help you achieve the future you want. Finance your…

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Black History Month – Not All About Slavery

Usman G. Akano & Elizabeth Akano

In December 1995, the Parliament of Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month. The recognition followed a motion introduced by an African-Canadian woman member of Parliament, the Honourable Jean Augustine, M.P. for Etobicoke-Lakeshore.  At the time Ms. Augustine was Parliamentary Secretary to the Canadian Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Jean Chretien. By this action, the Parliament of Canada was responding to the fact that the rich history of Canadians of African descent, including their contributions to the development of Canada as a vibrant country, is virtually absent in our history books and in the classroom.

As far back as 2 500 BC, thousands of years before the ugly slave trade, Africans had developed magnificent empires, intricate artifacts, and great wealth. Black history, therefore, is intended to bring some of this history to the Canadian public in the month of February.  For all Londoners, and in particular for the educators, the Black History month is an opportunity to look at the backgrounds of all the African-Canadians in Canada and in our classrooms.  

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