A natural Queen

A natural Queen

By Yolanda T. Marshall     Last Saturday, I sat amongst some of the most accomplished Black Women in Canada as a 2022 Honoree. Having the privilege of meeting the Honourable Dr Jean Augustine was the highlight of this congratulatory event. I was featured in a special book that documents, acknowledges, and supports the accomplishments […]

Caribbean players to watch in this NFL season

Caribbean players to watch in this NFL season

There have been several strong NFL players coming from the Caribbean in the last two decades. The Jamaican-born, Patrick Chung, might be one of the most successful athletes from this part of the world as the solid safety won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots throughout his career. Moreover, Victor Cruz and Pierre […]

Indigenous leaders concerned about reconciliation under King Charles III

Indigenous leaders concerned about reconciliation under King Charles III

Treaty 8 Grand Chief Arthur Noskey says before the Queen’s death, First Nations people were making progress with the Crown toward upholding treaty agreements. Treaty-Crown relations have long been a complex issue. Some treaty agreements were signed under vulnerable circumstances, while others were implemented as peace treaties, and most weren’t negotiated accurately or in Indigenous […]

Black US physician working to end anti-Black obstetric racism

Black US physician working to end anti-Black obstetric racism

Project led by Dr. Karen A. Scott MEMPHIS, Tenn – Black mothers die in hospitals at nearly four times the rate of White mothers _ an appalling disparity that has persisted for decades despite state and national quality improvement initiatives, clinical safety innovations, and technological advances. These shocking statistics and outcomes persist regardless of patient […]

Hayley Matthews to lead West Indies women against New Zealand

Hayley Matthews to lead West Indies women against New Zealand

Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced a seventeen-member provisional squad to take on New Zealand Women in three CG United One Day Internationals (ODIs) from September 16-22 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Newly appointed captain Hayley Matthews leads the squad which sees the return of the experienced Natasha McLean. The squad was selected […]

Deborah Cox honoured with a Key to the City

Deborah Cox honoured with a Key to the City

Today, September 23, 2022 Toronto’s Mayor honoured singer and actress Deborah Cox with a Key to the City in a ceremony at City Hall and proclaimed today as “Deborah Cox Day” in Toronto. Deborah Cox began her career as a back-up singer for Celine Dion and has become one of Canada’s most celebrated R&B artists, […]

Rebirth of a historic Black neighbourhood

Rebirth of a historic Black neighbourhood

For decades, Hogan’s Alley served as a hub for Vancouver’s Black community before city planning in the 1970s led to the displacement of a once-vibrant neighbourhood. Now, a recent agreement with the City of Vancouver will provide a community land trust to the Hogan’s Alley Society for the land bordered by Main and Gore streets […]

Viola Davis on her film The Woman King

Viola Davis on her film The Woman King

While walking the TIFF red carpet last week, Viola Davis said that embodying an African warrior who leads an all-female battalion in The Woman King was just part of the gig. “Your job as an actor is to humanize your character. Nobody is strong all the time,” Viola Davis said. “Nobody’s without vulnerability, no one’s […]

The failure to address economic and social justice prepared the ground for the success of right wing parties

The failure to address economic and social justice prepared the ground for the success of right wing parties

By Carlton Joseph Right wing and far right political organizations are gaining significant traction in Europe and North America.  On Sunday, Swedish Prime Minister (PM) Magdalena Anderson resigned after an unprecedented right-wing and far right bloc, with roots in the neo-Nazi movement, won the election.  The bloc takes a tougher stand on crime, plans to […]

The Legacy Awards airs on CBC and CBC Gem on Sunday

The Legacy Awards airs on CBC and CBC Gem on Sunday

SHAMIER ANDERSON & STEPHAN JAMES TO HOST THE LEGACY AWARDS ON CBC AND CBC GEM ON SEPTEMBER 25; PRELIMINARY PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS INCLUDE DEBORAH COX, KARDINAL OFFISHALL, SAVANNAH RÉ, KING BACH, JULLY BLACK, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE MICHAËLLE JEAN, AMANDA PARRIS, KATHLEEN NEWMAN-BREMANG, AND MORE – Founders of The Black Academy and now hosts of The […]