The spirit of Africville and its residents lives on today

Black History Month: Last semester, a group of Western students approach The Gazette and asked if they could write about Black History Month. Here's what they had to say.

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Black History Month

From the 1800s to 1960s, Africville was an unincorporated community of black Canadians who congregated around the shores of the Bedford Basin, located on Halifax’s northern periphery. By the 1960s, Africville’s infrastructure was dilapidated. (read more)

Why is Black History Month not only important, but essential?

A white, African-American history student offers his perspective

Friday, February 9th, 2007

As a white student specializing in African-American history, I’m often asked why we should study black history, and there are several fundamental reasons why we must celebrate a uniquely black history month. (read more)

Hip-hop will always serve as a valuable tool in the struggle for liberation

Whether hip-hop is dead or alive is debatable, but one thing is certain: it will always serve as a valuable tool in the struggle for liberation

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Hip-hop is dead!

This bold statement is being hotly debated in the rap community.

Hip-hop isn’t simply a more poetic and conscious form of rap; it’s a culture composed of four elements: emceeing, deejaying, break dancing, and graffiti. (read more)

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