Monthly Archives: February 2014

VIDEO BLOG: BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014 BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

This video blog is a companion to my previous post Black Coffee Poet’s Book Recommendations for Black History Month 2014. In this video I show the books while talking about them and their authors. Watch, SHARE, Tweet and comment on … Continue reading

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BLACK COFFEE POET’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

Black Coffee Poet’s Book Recommendations For Black History Month 2014 By Jorge Antonio Vallejos I remember growing up and listening to my Black friends (my first crew comprised of 5 Caribbean boys and I) make correct claims that our school … Continue reading

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AN INCOMPLETE LIST OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN MURDERED IN ONTARIO, CANADA + PHOTO ESSAY OF THE 9th ANNUAL STRAWBERRY CEREMONY IN HONOUR OF MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN (TORONTO)

Hundreds of Indigenous women have gone missing or been murdered in the land now known as Canada.  Every February 14th, Indigenous peoples and their allies gather in front of police headquarters in Toronto, Canada (and various places across the country) … Continue reading

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HUNDREDS OF ABORIGINAL WOMEN ARE MISSING AND HAVE BEEN MURDERED IN CANADA

Is Canada a utopia? It’s often described as such: safe haven, melting pot, welcoming… For many people it is not any of these. One of the main things that is not talked about is that Canada is stolen land. Canada … Continue reading

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WASHING THE WORLD: A POEM FOR CANADA’S 800+ MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN

Washing the World By Anna Marie Sewell In the dark at this end of the year so much stacked up against the light between us, against the odds despite the tears, in this season’s bitter wind listen to a dream … Continue reading

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THE SITE OF MEMORY: NOTES FROM A TALK BY TONI MORRISON

The Site of Memory: Notes From A Talk By Toni Morrison By Jorge Antonio Vallejos Two days ago I finished Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir edited by William Zinsser. It’s a collection of essays by well known biographers … Continue reading

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