Martin Luther King

Black History Month is Not a Feel-Good Mass Therapy Session

Dr. Lisa Tomlinson | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada
Dr. Lisa Tomlinson

Until we find concrete and genuine ways to take into account cultural differences and the institutional power relations that inform that reality in Canada, Black History Month, like multiculturalism, will continue to be sidelined and watered down to satisfy Canada's mythical narrative of togetherness, racial justice and equality.

Martin Luther King III -- A Famous Father's Advice to Parents on Bullying

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

It's hard being the new kid in class, especially when you're the only African American kid in a newly-desegregated Gr. 3 class in racially-divided Atlanta, Georgia, in the early 1960s. And when your parents are Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. His advice? Teach by example. "What we want our children to be, we should also be."

What I Learned This Week: How To Leave A (Real) Legacy

Andy Nulman | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

I had dinner with an old friend in Toronto last week, and as old friends do, we discussed heady matters like concerts, sports, food...and legacy. My take on the subject was a little rough, and somewhat cynical, going as far as to say that "Legacy ain't what it used to be."

50 Years After "I Have a Dream," Quebec Struggles With Civil Rights

Christopher Sands | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

Fifty years ago today, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech. But today Dr. King's call to freedom and liberty might be considered inconsistent with "Quebec values." Quebec Premier Pauline Marois is an avowed separatist pursuing this agenda by unusual means: a series of xenophobic policies that is ostracizing Quebec from the 21st century mainstream. The civil rights struggle of our time is to insist that the only valid standard is the content of our own character, and not our religious clothing, celebration of particular holidays, or the language we speak at work and at home.

What I Learned The Week: Envying The Learned

Andy Nulman | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

On Saturday, I learned to take a proper hockey slapshot. It was part of an intense adult hockey school called "Weekend Warriors." After years of futility and no lessons, when I finally learned how to bang one off the glass, one of the coaches said the beam from my face transcended the full-face cage I was wearing.

Part Two: Post-Modern Sounds of Anti-Semitism

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

This is the sound of anti-semitism. It knows no boundaries. The sound travels through time, crosses generations, gender, religion, race, culture, ethn...

Are Woman Orators as Powerful as Men?

Shannon Skinner | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

As I continue to hone my public speaking skills, my speaker coach recently asked me a simple question: who do you consider the greatest orators? I rattled off a number of them, such as the obvious J.F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King. Then I realized my list comprised entirely of men. So, I had to do more digging.

Watching the Watchdog: Obama Has a Dream

Tim Knight | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada. Two hundred and thirty-seven years ago the people of the Unit...

WATCH: Tory MP's MLK Quote In Gun Speech In Poor Taste?

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada Politics

The Tories are celebrating the end of the long-gun registry on Thursday (though not in Quebec), but one MP's speech on the issue is raising questions ...

Quick Study: How To Get Involved As A Family

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Living

Quick Study [kwik stuhd-ee]: The Huffington Post Canada's tips to make your life a little sweeter, five minutes at a time. Think of it as a cheatsheet...

Sorry, Dr. King Did Not Consider You An Enlightened Anti-Zionist. Deal With It.

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

It is painful to be called an anti-Semite by a deceased saint. Yet the dead speak, even when we wish they'd keep their thoughts to themselves. There is a tremendous effort to deny that Martin Luther King ever said these words: "When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You're talking anti-Semitism." Unfortunately, he did.

"Who Gassed You Today, Dad?" One Man's Memory of Street Protests

Raymond Heard | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada
Raymond Heard

The essential difference between Occupy Wall Street and street protests a generation ago is that the latter were for human rights and peace, whereas the motive of the former is mainly economic. Given that history can repeat itself as farce and tragedy, here are some recollections of the high points of the American protests.

Is President Obama a Sellout?

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 07.30.2011 | Canada
Amarnath Amarasingam

Princeton professor Cornel West's full-frontal assault on Obama is deeply unfair and disturbing. Such statements drip with condescension and signal that accusations of Obama not being "black enough" may resurface during 2012.