A plea for non-status West Africans

To: Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Dear Mr. Alexander, I am sure that you are aware there may be thousands of undocumented persons from West Africa who are here in Canada as failed refugee claimants or otherwise without legal status. I am counsel for a failed refugee claimant from Sierra Leone who has […]

Obama effort paltry vs Cuba’s ebola aid

By Glen Ford The real vector of mass death stalking West Africa is not the ebola-carrying fruit bat but a global capitalist system that has plundered Africa for centuries. Public health services are perceived as a threat to global capitalism; private profit is the system’s aim. When Ebola had clearly become unmanageable, President Barack Obama […]

Guyana deserves the limelight

Guyana deserves the limelight

By Shelagh Plunkett When I tell people I spent part of my adolescence in Guyana, most look at me with a blank expression. I imagine them turning their heads a little sideways like a puzzled dog. Guyana? Oh – it must have been fascinating seeing Africa in the 1970s. Things get no clearer when I […]

Mom, kids struggle with life in poverty

Mom, kids struggle with life in poverty

By Gerald V. Paul “It’s sad.” That’s how a mother of four, who lives hand to mouth, described a Toronto life in poverty. Marie (who does not want her real name used) told Eyes about the stress of not knowing where the next meal, the next supply of clothing and other basic amenities of life […]

College Professor Making Black Excellence the Norm

College professor making black excellence the norm By Jasminee Sahoye She has been putting in a lot of hard work to foster and encourage African, Black and Caribbean students to aim for excellence and to make excellence the norm. Dr. Beverly-Jean Daniel, founder of the Bridge program at Humber College says the majority of students […]