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It Takes Courage

It Takes Courage is an initiative of ACCHO (African Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario) that launched [...]

BlackCAP on Black Harm Reduction

The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (BlackCAP) is a Toronto-based AIDS Service Organization serving Black communities and [...]

The increased risk of HIV for people experiencing incarceration

Black people are over represented in prison populations in Canada in part due to drug prohibition laws [...]

Ontario Human Rights Commission: Black people bear a disproportionate burden of law enforcement

The outcome of drug prohibition and criminalization has disproportionately impacted Black communities in Canada. A recent Ontario [...]

Watch: The War on Drugs is Racist to the Core (Vice)

From Vice: In the US, African-Americans are incarcerated at five times the rate of white people – [...]

Racism and Canadian Drug Policy (Harm Reduction TO)

Much of the information available online about the War on Drugs and it's disproportionate impact on Black [...]

Paula Santiago: A Harm Reduction Trailblazer (Drug Policy Alliance)

Writing for the Drug Policy Alliance's blog in 2016, policy associate Kristen May writes on the legacy [...]

Racially Coded Language Hurts Everyone who Struggles with Addiction (Drug Policy Alliance)

In 2014, the New York Times ran an article titled Addicted on Staten Island which stated, among [...]

“Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did”

In 2016, Dan Baum who wrote 1996's "Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics [...]

The Racist Origins of Drug Prohibition

Drug use for medicinal, recreational and spiritual purposes has been happening around the world for all of [...]