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January 16th, 2017     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 15-year- old Ontario youth, Alyssa Langille, believed to be abducted in Mississauga.

Monday, January 16th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States.

GTA middle school students have started a rad magazine; Black Girl Magazine is a publication for young girls, written by young girls. The youth develop content and publish twice yearly.

Members of the Toronto arts community are reacting after Blank Canvas Gallery co-owner John Samuels was tasered by police during an event at the gallery in December. The space has since been closed without notice.

The organizers of the Women’s March on Washington have released their policy platform. The four-page “Guiding Vision and Definition of Principles” document outlines the vision behind the movement and the purpose of the march. The document states, “Recognizing that women have intersecting identities and are therefore impacted by a multitude of social justice and human rights issues, we have outlined a representative vision for a government that is based on the principles of liberty and justice for all. As Dr. King said, ‘We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.’”

Donald Trump attacked civil rights hero John Lewis on twitter last week. Lewis’ biography has since sold out on Amazon.

Black Lives Matter Toronto have shared their most powerful images from 2016.

This pregnant Youtuber is continuing the conversation around gender norms and pregnancy and also has some slick dance moves.

The ever elusive and newly discovered ruby sea dragon has been seen alive in the wild for the first time!

Heads up, if you’re alone and you’re choking and there’s no one to do the Heimlich maneuver, this guy has a technique that could save your life!

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