All posts by Cherryl Bird

Cherryl Bird is the founder and editor of Core Magazines, and was an original founder and marketing director of Voice of Montreal (Voice Magazine), now called Vice Magazine. She is the former English editor and advertising executive for Images Interculturelles magazine, an award-winning bilingual (French-English) ethnocultural publication. She has an English/Sociology degree from the University of Toronto and studied Journalism at Humber College. When she's not writing or editing articles for CoreMagazines.com, she creates and executes communications plans and public affairs strategies for the health care and education sectors. Cherryl loves music, travel and all things cultural.

Systemic racism contaminated Joliette Hospital and it killed my wife

The husband of Joyce Echaquan is calling for justice for his wife, the 37-year-old mother of seven from the Atikamekw Nation who broadcast her mistreatment by staff while restrained to her hospital bed in Joliette shortly before she died.

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Law firm tops up university scholarship with tech funds

If you’re interested in law and need some extra financial assistance, a Canadian law firm is offering a scholarship that could help. The firm is increasing the scholarship fund to help offset technology costs associated with studying during the pandemic. They even extended the application deadline.

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Masks now mandatory in Toronto enclosed spaces

The fourth largest city in North America now requires everyone to wear a mask or face covering in enclosed public spaces as of July 7.

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Live stream a benefit to support the legendary Apollo Theater tonight

Before Star Search, American Idol, The Voice, The Masked Singer, Eurovision Song Contest, Rhythm + Flow and other top talent competitions, there was Amateur Night at the Apollo. 

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Former officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck now charged with 2nd-degree murder, three former officers charged

Derek Chauvin has an additional 40-year murder charge and three other former officers were charged with aiding and abetting 2nd-degree murder

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison just announced that four police officers have been charged in the death of George Floyd. Until now, only Derek Chauvin was charged.

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Atlanta mayor speaks with protesters as a mother of four Black children

“And when I saw the murder of George Floyd, I hurt like a mother would hurt.”

In an impassioned speech, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a former judge and city councillor, urged protesters to stop destroying property and the CNN building after hours of peaceful protests erupted into vandalism and looting on the streets of Atlanta on Friday night. She pleaded with agitators to stop burning down their community and to “go home,” because she couldn’t protect them. 

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Gifted 12-year-old sings emotional song about life for young black men in America

The lyrics of a song in a video posted on Instagram echoes the voices of generations of young Black men. Find out who the kid is, who wrote the song and the meaning it holds for millions of people.

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Marvel test-runs content on SiriusXM and Pandora

Before Marvel signed their podcast agreement with SiriusXM and Pandora to create new content for extended play across their services, they did a limited run of their programming on the two networks.

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