July 2001: Chasing woman is not a story — Not even in blackface


17 July 2001 – Toronto Star By Morgan Campbell Last Tuesday I looked at the front page of The Star and above the banner I saw a graphic of a black man. He was a cool-looking cat with cornrowed braids and aqua shades. Next to him were the words “Heart Breakers,” and an invitation to … Continue reading

February 2001: Police Harrassment — A rite of passage for Black men


7 February 2001 – Toronto Star By Morgan Campbell One night last week, as I waited for a bus at the corner of Queen St. and Britannia Rd. in Mississauga, I saw a black Ford Taurus drive past me, then stop. The car rolled backward then stopped again, just in front of where I stood. … Continue reading

February 2001: The Battle of Troy


6 February 2001 – Toronto Star By Morgan Campbell “It only takes one second to lose everything that you trained for. I’d been training for the Olympics for the last four years. All of a sudden, one match – not even eight minutes – it was all taken away from me.” – Troy Ross Troy Ross … Continue reading

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