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Opportunities for young people through new Nordic–Canadian Journalism Fellowship

Harbourfront Centre, one of Canada’s leading contemporary arts and culture institutions, is offering a unique opportunity to emerging journalists through the Nordic–Canadian Fellowship in Environmental Journalism program as part of a larger year-long diverse cultural initiative rolling out across the country in 2022 called Nordic Bridges.

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Press release falsely claims Black celebrities are endorsing Trump

This story will make you second-guess some of the reports you’ve heard recently about celebrities who endorse Donald Trump in the current election campaign against Joe Biden.

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Connery as ‘Bond, James Bond’

Actor Sean Connery was cast in the lead role in a spy movie based on a book from the Ian Fleming series of novels. Connery’s name would become synonymous with the character James Bond the moment the British Secret Service agent spoke three memorable words for the very first time on screen.

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Who would rob the Conan show?

Conan O’Brien is so down-to-earth it’s hard to image anyone wanting to take his stuff. But Team Coco came to the set of Conan the other morning to find that several pieces of equipment they use to make the show had gone missing.

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‘Our America: Living While Black,’ the multi-platform docuseries

The weeklong docuseries and hour-long special that tell the stories of Black families across America airs on ABC Owned Television Stations’ local newscasts and is available via streaming across its 32 connected TV apps – Links in story. View trailer and Policing short video.

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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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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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