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Black History Month News Archive

Close up of a letter-board sign with letters spelling ‘Black Lives Matter’ held by a Black man.

Faculty of Arts

‘It’s not just a moment’

January 25, 2024 — 
Warren Clarke tells a story about a moment in early childhood when he excitedly expressed that he wanted to become a bus driver. His dad, who’d come to visit, got visibly upset. As much as he didn’t understand at the time, he says he’s thought through this moment in light of his current position as a professor, and with the knowledge he now has.

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Anthropology professor Warren Clarke.

Faculty of Arts

The Conversation: Young Black men in Canada face racism, ageism and classism when looking for work

January 23, 2024 — 
Young Black men in Canada face racism, ageism and classism when looking for work

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Joel Nichols

Meet our newest Rhodes Scholar, Joel Nichols

November 28, 2023 — 
This exceptional School of Art grad is UM’s 100th recipient of the prestigious scholarship

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Two scholarship recipients look straight forward.

Donor Relations

A Lasting Impact

February 24, 2023 — 
A new scholarship funded by an UM alum is now opening up the future for Black law students to make their own impact.

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We signed the Scarborough Charter — now what?

February 5, 2023 — 
Attend the Black History Month keynote and panel event

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February is Black History Month

February 1, 2023 — 
Reflect and celebrate with these events at UM

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Ogo Okwumabua sitting with a hat on and a Bison T-shirt

Asper School of Business

An Entrepreneur’s Journey: Ogo Okwumabua

January 30, 2023 — 
Community is at the heart of Okwumabua’s vision for Zueike.

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Mentoring and fostering Black spaces and connections

January 9, 2023 — 
Creating a space for open discourse among Black students and alumni, faculty and staff is a foundational aspect of University of Manitoba Black Alliance (UMBA).

Amplifying Black voices and creating a unique legacy

December 7, 2022 — 
The story of UMBA is one rooted in pride for a diverse community.

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Street art in Prague reads: "if not us then who, if not now then when?"

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

What does it mean to be antiracist?

February 17, 2022 — 
Most of us have heard the term “anti-racist”—in the media, in social settings, on our Instagram feeds—but what does this term really mean?

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