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Tupac continues to influence Black Lives Matter after 20 years

It has been 20 years since Tupac Shakur, one of the greatest rappers and influential spokespeople for the black community, died in a Las Vegas hospital after being shot. But his movement and legacy live on. While his murder remains unsolved, fans around the globe are still dedicated to what ...

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Ghomeshi aquitted on all charges

Jian Ghomeshi has been acquitted on all charges, as Justice William Horkins found him not guilty of four counts of sexual assault, and one of overcoming resistance by choking. The verdict took over an hour to deliver this morning in the Toronto courthouse known as Old City Hall. Justice Horkins ...

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Celebrating 30 years

Founded in 1986 by the Sisters of St. Joseph’s of Hamilton, The St. Joseph’s Health System International Outreach Program (IOP) will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. It first formed through a small partnership with the government of Dominica and gradually expanded to start projects in Haiti in 1992, and ...

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Walk the Coldest Night of the Year

The Coldest Night of the Year is an annual fundraiser that raises money to help “the hungry, homeless, and hurting” in over 100 communities across Canada. The event consists of two, five, and 10-kilometre walks. Erik Hoeksema is a volunteer at the food bank at Hamilton’s Neighbour 2 Neighbour (N2N). ...

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Post-apocalyptic dance party attracts out-of-towners

Fishnets, face masks, goggles, war paint, and a whole lot of black. At the post-apocalyptic-themed event called Asylum, the crowd stepped, swayed, and stomped to electronic beats while dressed in outfits inspired by Mad Max and Fallout. The dark dance event has been growing in popularity. Previously hosted on a ...

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