Black Academic Scholarship Fund(BASF) – Award Luncheon 2017

Education is the Key to Success

The Black Studies Center takes great pride in congratulating the BASF in its service to the community for the last 23 years. But that service extends well beyond 40 years when viewed in terms of the individuals in BASF that support education and the initiatives of the BASF. In 23 years of its existence BASF has awarded over 330 scholarships (including Nursing, Medicine, the Sciences, the Arts and Humanities) at both the undergraduate and graduate level in accredited institutions. We applaud the fundamental tenet of the organization which states that education is the key to success. It is a view held by the BSC and the educators in the Black Community Forum: if we educate our youth they will find a way to navigate the cracks not fall into them.

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The 47th Season of BTW – “Mid-Summer BTW Dream”

A look at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in…


April 3, 1968: After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, “I Have Been to the Mountaintop”, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel amidst a raging storm. When a mysterious stranger arrives at his door, Dr. King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy as a leading figure in the American Civil Rights Movement.

This play is directed by ahdri zhina mandiela, whom we are very excited to have working with us this year. Pre-Production has begun on The Mountaintop which will run from October 14 to 29, 2017 at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts. This is a co-production with Neptune Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia and travels there for a second run from February 27, to March 18, 2018.

We are looking forward to presenting this play! You will see some familiar faces performing, Tristan D. Lalla plays the esteemed Dr. King, and Letitia Brookes takes on the role of Camae, a maid that is not who you think she is, and has higher reasons for her encounter with Dr. King.

Find out more about The Mountaintop here.

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Call for an Examination and Reform of the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission

BCRC Rights and Freedom committee supports letter from CRARR with respect to absence of Anglophone and racialized persons in the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights commission.

These are the correspondences sent to The Honorable Phillipe Couillard, M.N.A.

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Montreal, August 31, 2016 – CRARR has asked Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard to act immediately regarding the fact that for the first time since its creation in June 1976, the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission has no Commissioners who are English – speaking, racialized or both.
In a letter addressed to Premier Couillard yesterday, CRARR points to the fact that with the
resignation of Commissioner Adelle Blackett, an English-speaking Black law professor at
McGill, and the passing of Commissioner Emerson Douyon, a criminologist of Haitian ancestry, in June 2016, the Commission no longer has any racialized or Anglophone among the 9 remaining commissioners (two of whom are Aboriginal).
This creates an unprecedented and critical situation that can negatively affect the Commission’s image and decision-making processes, including the handling of complaints of racism. Since 1976, the Commission always had racialized and Aboriginal members. It occasionally had an English-speaking member (except for the period between 2003 and 2009, when Professor Blackett was appointed).

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Universal Negro Improvement Association (U.N.I.A.) Divison #334 of Montreal

UNIA Garveyism 216

Universal Negro Improvement Association (U.N.I.A.) Divison #334 of Montreal
Will host a delegation from its parent body division #432 (Queens, NY & Harlem, NY)they will be speaking on:

“Garveyism & Economics: Then & New”

U.N.I.A.President General
Michael R. Duncan
Assistant Secretary General
Roschell Wright
U.N.I.A. High Chancellor; Treasurer
Raymond Dugue

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

U.N.I.A. Hall
2741 Notre Dame Street West
(metro Lionel Groulx)

For more information, please call : (514) 364-5409 or (514) 684-5338

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Emancipation Day August 1st, 1834 Manifeste/Manifesto for a united cultural event calendar and information on Next meetings


When the passage of the Abolition of Slavery Act, effective August 1, 1834, ushered in the end of slavery throughout the British Empire, people of the African descent celebrated their newfound freedom. Now African-American fugitive slaves, free black immigrants, and the few remaining enslaved Africans could live unfettered live in Canada – a reality worthy of celebration.

This new, well-researched book provides insight into the creation, development, and evolution of a distinct African-Canadian tradition through descriptive historical accounts and appealing images. The social, cultural, political, and educational practices of Emancipation Day festivities across Canada are explored, with emphasis on Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and British Columbia.

“Emancipation is not only a word in the dictionary, but an action to liberate one’s destiny. This outstanding book is superb in the interpretation of “the power of freedom” in one’s heart and mind – moving from 1834 to present.” – Dr. Henry Bishop, Black Cultural Centre, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The next 2 meeting of the Committee towards the 375


  • Thursday August 25th at 11:00 until 13:00 at BCRC 6767 Cotes des Neiges 4th floor
  • Friday September 23rd 11:00 to 13:00. at BCRC on 6767 Cotes-des Neiges 4th Floor

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2016 Dr. Oliver Jones Golf Tournament

Welcome to the
2016 Dr. Oliver Jones Golf Tournament

In Aid of the Union Capital Campaign


Dear Friends,

Once again, welcome to the 2016 Dr. Oliver Jones Golf Tournament to be held at Club de Golf Atlantide Golf Course

Your support of last year’s event was extremely

valued and appreciated; we hope that we can count on your support again this year. We are also seeking sponsors for the tournament and in return, for your support, the company’s name and logo will be included in the tournament material.

For registration details regarding the event and payment options visit: 2016 Dr. Oliver Jones Golf Tournament

This year’s tournament promises to be another fun filled day out on the course. If you can’t golf, please come and join us for dinner where you too have a chance to win wonderful prizes.

We invite you to sign-up for a foursome early and/or sponsor our tournament. If you have less than a foursome, we can create one for you.

Please click here to Register online now!

See Dr. Oliver Jones Live on Breakfast Television


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Le 30ème Festival International Nuits d’Afrique


débute dans une semaine !

Du 12 au 24 juillet 2016, Nuits d’Afrique
célèbre en grand trois décennies de musiques du monde
avec une programmation en salle diversifiée et audacieuse !

Montréal, le 5 juillet 2016 Dans sept jours, la 30ème édition du Festival International Nuits d’Afrique de Montréal débute en salle ! Pour cette édition historique, les grandes légendes côtoieront les nouvelles générations et nous feront vivre des moments magiques. Retrouvez à travers la Série Grands Événements les artistes qui ont marqué la musique du monde de ces trois dernières décennies. Avec les Séries Révélations, Urban Africa et Nuits d’Afrique Soundsystem, découvrez en exclusivité ces nouveaux talents qui créent avec brio et personnalité les rythmes de demain. Les Séries Prestige et Voix du Monde vous offriront un univers intimiste empreint de charme et d’élégance. Sans oublier Les Étoiles Nuits d’Afrique : 9 soirées inédites autour de 3 artistes-hôtes et leurs invités, histoire de célébrer jusqu’au bout de la nuit !

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