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Mid-Week Round Up: January 21

January 21st, 2015     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

Illustration: Erin McPhee

On Monday across the US thousands took to the streets for Martin Luther King Jr. Day marching under the name Reclaim MLK in honour of King, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Black Lives Matter.

Last year Munira Abukar ran against Rob Ford for the City Councillor position of Ward 2. During her campaign she was met with racism and had her signs defaced. In this Toronto Life article 22-year-old Abukar details her experience.

Time magazine has released a list 12 new faces in Black leadership including comedian Jessica Williams from The Daily Show, author and journalist Janet Mock, and activist Phillip Agnew.

Radio-Canada has reported that in the last 10 years there have been 334 ship spills in St. Lawrence River.

Online magazine The Bluegrass Situation has released a list 20 contemporary Canadian music acts including Rae Spoon and Tanya Tagaq.

Exhibit Be, a public art installation in the neighbourhood of Algiers in New Orleans, transforms and abandoned apartment complex into a whirlwind of art focusing on the civil rights and city’s history. Check out this BuzzFeed article for interviews with the artists and pictures of the installation.

BuzzFeed has released a video exploring what gentrification looks like:

Tags: activist report, art, media savvy, news flash, race and racism

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