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LDSB puts focus on combatting anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism

School Board Trustees of the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) voted Wednesday night to approve the draft of their 2020-2023 Equity Action Plan. The plan lists 45 recommended actions in four areas, with the intent to eliminate systemic barriers against race or gender, for students and staff alike. “I have

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Popular Kingston blogger launches Black-owned business directory

When Tianna Edwards went to the Black Luck Collective’s vigil for George Floyd on Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020, she said she was surprised to see so many other Black people from the Kingston community standing in the crowd around her. “I really saw how many Black people actually live in

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Community Soapbox: Racism and policing in Kingston’s recent past

Editorial note: The following is a submitted op/ed piece by Steven Maynard and does not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of Kingstonist. This past Tuesday, I joined hundreds of other Kingstonians in McBurney Park for a Black Lives Matter demonstration. The vigil was part of the global outrage over

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Rally at Confederation Park draws hundreds

Confederation Park was the gathering place for hundreds of Kingstonians on the afternoon of Saturday, Jun. 6 2020 for the second large-scale rally this week in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to denounce racism. At noon, the rally opened with statements from the organizers, speaking to an

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Kingston Police investigating officer for George Floyd post

Kingston Police has launched an internal investigation into a Facebook post made by one of its own officers. In the post, the Kingston Police officer, Brad Hughes, appears to reason that George Floyd and others were significantly injured or killed because they resisted arrest. George Floyd, a 48-year-old black man,

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Organizers, Kingston Police address concerns about upcoming protest

Concerns have been mounting over the ‘Justice for George Floyd & All Police Racism Victims protest set to occur on Saturday, Jun. 6, 2020 in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. The primary concern many have voiced about the event is that the organizers invited Kingston Police to formally attend, and

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Large crowd comes out in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Around 800 Kingstonians gathered in McBurney Park on the evening of Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020 in solidarity with the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) who have died by the hands of police in Canada and the United States. According to Black Luck Collective’s Facebook page, the vigil was

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Police, mayor address anti-police graffiti ahead of Black Lives Matter vigil

Over the past week, the situation in the United States has reached a fever pitch, resulting in rallies and peaceful protests across America and around the world. The rallies began after the death of George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis, Minnesota who died of asphyxiation, according to an independent

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