GoFundMe – legal support fund for the Coriolan family LINK HERE This is, first and foremost, a blog post to urge Canadians to give money to support the legal fund fundraiser for the family of Pierre Coriolan, a Haitian man killed by the police in a fatal interaction on June 27, 2017. There are many […]
This #BlackLivesMTL syllabus was inspired by the Black Writing Matters essay I wrote for the Montreal Review of Books, and by all the bad-ass Black mamas, activists and writers that we have in this place. Special thanks to Sara Spike, Oliver Fugler, Desirée Rochat, and the staff at les Éditions du CIDIHCA! Non-fiction Georges Anglad, […]
Listen to audio from an interview with CBC Radio Noon on September 23rd, where Robyn discusses #Blacklivesmatter, Colin Kaepernick and the death of Keith Lamont Scott.
The bloody and violent death of Abdirahman Abdi at the hands of the Ottawa police last week is emblematic of a Canada-wide crisis surrounding race, mental health and policing. Law enforcement bodies remain a danger to the vulnerable, rife with anti-black racism and a penchant for the escalation of mental health crises. It’s unacceptable and time actions are taken to stop this pattern of abuse.
A joint communique by Montreal Noir and Justice for Victims of Police Killings on how Quebec’s new ‘independent’ police investigations bureau, made up of 14/18 ex-Montreal Police employees; is more of the same. No justice for victims of anti-Black and anti-Indigenous police violence; nor for other victims of racial and social profiling.
Jean-Pierre Bony, un homme noir de 47 ans, a été atteint par une balle de plastique tirée par le Groupe tactique d’intervention du Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) à Montréal-Nord. Il est décédé à l’hôpital le dimanche 3 avril 2. L’incident s’est produit pendant une opération antidrogue mineure et de nombreux témoins racontent que la victime n’était pas armée et ne posait pas une menace à l’intégrité physique des agents de police.
Bony Jean-Pierre, a 47-year-old Black man, was shot in the head by a rubber bullet by the tactical squad of the Service de la police de Montréal (SPVM) in Montréal-Nord over the weekend. He died this morning in the hospital. It occurred during a minor drug-bust, and numerous witnesses report he was un-armed and posed no physical threat to law enforcement.