Sherri Borden Colley

Reporter

Sherri Borden Colley has been a reporter for more than 20 years. Many of the stories she writes are about social justice, race and culture, human rights and the courts. To get in touch with Sherri email sherri.borden.colley@cbc.ca

Latest from Sherri Borden Colley

Mobile home owners told they must pay for new water meters if they want to sell

Three Halifax regional councillors have filed a complaint with the Nova Scotia Utility Review Board because five mobile home parks are requiring residents to pay up to $500 for a water meter if they want to sell their homes.

16-storey tower proposed for historic Victoria Hall property

Some Halifax residents who live near a proposed 16-storey residential tower have some concerns about the project, including whether it will have affordable housing.

Halifax social worker calling for more help for male sexual assault victims

Social worker Robert Wright says conservative statistics show about one in six men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime, which highlights the need for more funding to help male victims in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia's first black provincial court judge dies

Judge Castor Williams, Nova Scotia's first black provincial court judge has died. Williams was appointed to the bench in 1996.

Halifax man alleges Indigenous group denied him membership over race

Leland Francis, a Halifax man who is black and Mi'kmaw, has filed a human rights complaint against the Native Council of Nova Scotia because he says the organization has denied him membership for the past decade due to his black heritage.

N.S. Legal Aid's first black social worker hopes to break down barriers

East Preston resident Charnell Brooks will travel around the province to promote legal aid's services in the black community.

Black Citadel High School students get a glimpse into nursing

Thirteen black students at Citadel High School in Halifax spent their lunch break Wednesday learning about nursing from four Dalhousie University students who look like them.

Black Halifax residents react to police refusal to apologize for street checks

A report released in March found black people in the Halifax area were six times more likely than white people to be street checked by police. Members of Nova Scotia's black community say the refusal by Halifax Regional Police and RCMP to apologize for street checks speaks volumes.

Black Nova Scotian students give lesson on the power, pain of the N-word

Hannah Kennedy and Keilin Willis, two South Colchester Academy students, are educating other Nova Scotia students about the N-word, an offensive term used to belittle black people for centuries.
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Decades-old black Nova Scotian music gets new life after remastering

Sankofa Songs, a remastered CD that showcases rare, archival black Nova Scotian music, was launched recently in Halifax. The songs are part of Helen Creighton's collection.

'It's a big deal': Workplace-related deaths in N.S. doubled in 2018

Workplace fatalities in Nova Scotia increased in 2018, according to statistics released Wednesday from the Workers Compensation Board and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

NSCC culinary arts class showcases cultural diversity

Of the 136 students enrolled in the Nova Scotia Community College's culinary arts program last fall, about 50 per cent identified as being international, black Canadian or Indigenous.

2 Dartmouth pharmacies offering free period products to customers in need

Beginning Friday, two Dartmouth, N.S., pharmacies are giving away free menstrual products to customers who need them, but can't afford them.

N.S. black man says police stopped him because he was driving new car

Jeremy White, a 19-year-old black man from Lake Echo, N.S., says that an RCMP officer pulled him over last month simply because he was a young black man driving a new car.

Halifax church holds prayer service for Ethiopian Airlines crash victims

A Halifax Ethiopian church is holding a prayer service today for the 157 people who died in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash earlier this week.