Afri-Can FoodBasket awakens Toronto to inequalities

Afri-Can FoodBasket awakens Toronto to inequalities

Anan Lololi pulls leafy bunches of kale from the cold November ground at the Ujamaa Farm in North York. “To make some kale juice,” the executive director of Afri-Can FoodBasket suggests, moving on to rows of vegetables used in the Caribbean dish callaloo. “We put this in the food basket because we want to make […]

US bank to honour legacy of Josephine Baker

US bank to honour legacy of Josephine Baker

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in America, is sponsoring Le Art Noir on December 2, 2021 and will purchase the first From Paris with Love non-fungible token (NFT) created by internationally acclaimed artist Addonis Parker, which pays tribute to renowned entertainer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker. The From Paris With Love NFT […]

Masman Russell Charter dies at 86

Masman Russell Charter dies at 86

Russell Anselm Charter was born on April 21, 1934 on Hermitage Rd. Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad to mother Edna Charter and Father Arthur Leiba Jr. not Edgar Leiba Jr. He died on November 14, 2021, at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario after a brief illness. He migrated to Oshawa in 1970 where he […]

Elaine Thompson-Herah named NACAC Female Athlete of the Year

Elaine Thompson-Herah named NACAC Female Athlete of the Year

  Following an exceptional 2021 season performance, two-time sprint double Olympic Games gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah has copped the North American, Central American, and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) Female Athlete of the Year title. She was honored alongside American shot putter Ryan Crouser, who was chosen as the Male Athlete of the Year, according to […]

Canadian universities, colleges sign pledge to address anti-Black racism

Canadian universities, colleges sign pledge to address anti-Black racism

Universities and colleges across Canada are signing the Scarborough Charter, a pledge to fight anti-Black racism. The committee that created the charter is chaired by Prof. Wisdom Tettey, vice-president of the University of Toronto and principal of the school’s Scarborough campus. A group of universities and colleges from across Canada are signing a charter to […]

Corus Entertainment offers internship to Black emerging filmmakers

Corus Entertainment offers internship to Black emerging filmmakers

Corus Entertainment has teamed up with OYA Emerging Filmmakers to launch the Corus Unscripted Internship Program, a newly-created training, networking and mentorship opportunity for Black emerging filmmakers who have completed post-secondary education and are interested in pursuing a television career in the lifestyle and factual genres. As a complement to the OYA Emerging Filmmakers program […]

Black Students studying automotive technology get a lift from Toyota Canada

Black Students studying automotive technology get a lift from Toyota Canada

The Toyota Canada Foundation has announced it will be funding scholarships for Black students pursuing post-secondary education in automotive technology. Toyota Canada Foundation scholarship recipients will be selected and awarded by Black Business and Professional Association’s (BBPA) National Scholarship Program, which is committed to supporting and promoting the achievement of academic excellence for Black Canadian […]

The passing of Marie Roze Ramsaroop (nee Jaggernauth) –  Queen of Borokeete Canada  

The passing of Marie Roze Ramsaroop (nee Jaggernauth) –  Queen of Borokeete Canada   

Marie Roze Ramsaroop was born on February 19, 1944, in San Fernando, Trinidad. She moved to Toronto, Canada, in 1969 and died peacefully on November 21, 2021 at her home; she was 77 years old. Ramsaroop, the wife of famed bandleader Frank Ramsaroop, was surrounded by loved ones in her her last days of life. […]

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