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My Halifax Experience

Why the Mosaic Film Festival?

My name is Israel Ekanem and I am a storyteller. I am honoured to be the Programming Coordinator of the Mosaic Film Festival 2019. The Mosaic Festival of Arts and Culture is committed to giving immigrants, newcomers and international students a chance to show off their endless talents and a …

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Interview with Juanita Peters

Juanita Peters is telling the stories of Africville By Suzanne Rent Juanita Peters is a born storyteller. Peters worked as a reporter and news anchor for 20 years, for various networks. She’s also a writer, playwright, and filmmaker. “I’m a person of story,” Peters says. “I love story and I’m …

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Come as You Are

By Professor David Divine Claiming our future and practically shaping it, informed by our Heritage, should be our day- to- day goal. The month of February each year, African Heritage Month, is, in essence, a call to account for members of African descent in the Maritimes to take particular note …

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Global Citizens with a Local Context


A Universe Of A Powerful Force of Global Ideas Showcased Within Our Local Communities By Rany Ibrahim Follow @RanyIbrahim on Twitter Another year has passed that provided us additional opportunity to celebrate and honour another amazing group of leaders in our community at the “Top 25 immigrants in the Maritimes” Gala. …

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Greater Love

Mark Saldanha and his volunteers share food and spread the joy of friendship in downtown Halifax By Erin Elaine Casey Photos Michael Hall When Mark Saldanha was a little boy, he had an experience that would change his life. Saldanha was born in Mumbai, India (also known as Bombay). As …

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Future Prime Minister?

Ossama Nasrallah leads Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association from the heart By Israel Ekanem Life can be serendipitous. Ossama Nasrallah was .1% shy of the 85 per cent score required to begin his journey towards becoming a dentist in Jordan. Rather than let that stop him, he accepted his parents’ …

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