AFROWAVETO announces its virtual winter concert series lineup 

AFROWAVETO announces its virtual winter concert series lineup 

AFROWAVETO, Toronto’s newest Black music festival announces its much anticipated virtual winter concert series lineup. To kick off 2022, this year’s three-part concert series, which carries three distinct sub themes (Celestial, Supernatural, Invincible) features a total of 24 buzzworthy Toronto acts who will be participating in the concert series leading up to this year’s festival. […]

Bobsledder Cynthia Appiah will pilot team in Beijing Olympics

Bobsledder Cynthia Appiah will pilot team in Beijing Olympics

“Being a Black athlete in a winter sport makes it that much sweeter when I am successful…” Cynthia Appiah says she faced the biggest setback of her athletic career at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games in South Korea. After years of hard work and sacrifice, the Toronto athlete was told she’d be just an alternate […]

Stem education expert warns against ongoing school disruptions

Stem education expert warns against ongoing school disruptions

Stem: Science, technology, engineering and math Ahead of Family Literacy Day on January 27th, Canadian STEM expert and CEO of Actua, Jennifer Flanagan, warns policymakers about the devastating effects of ongoing and inconsistent school and activity closures. “After two years of the pandemic, it is clear from listening to researchers, parents and teachers that ongoing […]

Don’t miss Mitzie Hunter’s 9th annual New Years Levee

Don’t miss Mitzie Hunter’s 9th annual New Years Levee

On Sunday 16 December Mitzie Hunter, MPP Scarborough-Guildwood will be hosting a virtual levee event, which is open to the public and free to attend.  The event begins at 1pm and will feature a blessing from Elder Blu Waters, an interview of the Poet Laureate of Ontario, Randell Adjei, a performance by Sistema Toronto, and […]

Expanded substance abuse program for African and Caribbean Canadian youth

Expanded substance abuse program for African and Caribbean Canadian youth

The Ontario government is investing $2.9 million to enhance and expand the Substance Abuse Program for African and Caribbean Canadian Youth (SAPACCY) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and seven new satellite locations across Ontario, as part of the government’s commitment to invest $3.8 billion over 10 years to implement Roadmap to […]

Stunned over the passing of Love Man Kent

Stunned over the passing of  Love Man Kent

Last Tuesday, Kent Merchant, popularly known as Love Man Kent, of Montreal, was alive, well and in his prime. But by Wednesday, he was no longer with us. And even now as I write this, I do not understand why news of his passing has shaken me so much. Both personally, and as the current […]

Pandemic greed alive and well in Canada

Pandemic greed alive and well in Canada

  “The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates.” On 4th January 9, 2022 the CCPA published a report titled “Another year in paradise.” This […]

Two Haitian journalists killed by gangs

Two Haitian journalists killed by gangs

Two Haitian journalists were the latest casualties of the increasing gang violence in the beleaguered Caribbean nation. John Wesley Amady and Wilguens Louissaint were slain by “armed bandits” last Thursday in Laboule, a conflict-ridden area south of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince. Amady, 30, who worked for Montreal-based radio station Radio Ecoute, and Louissaint, 22, a local […]

Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators to hold provincial conference in April 2022

Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators to hold provincial conference in April 2022

By Lincoln DePradine The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators (ONABSE) into moving its annual provincial conference – usually held in-person – to a virtual event in 2021. However, the president of the alliance, Warren Salmon, says something good emerged from last year’s virtual conference that included online participants from outside […]

Renowned lawyer Roopnarine Sharma has passed away at 88

Renowned lawyer Roopnarine Sharma has passed away at 88

  Transforming lives through education, inspiration and leadership    By John Persaud and Kamla Sharma Roop Sharma was a trailblazer who transformed lives through education, inspiration and leadership.  For a boy born in Sparta on the Essequibo Coast, Guyana, to a man who rase to great heights through education, his journey was a remarkable one.  […]

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