The Lion King

By Jean Hodgkinson Dressed in the lion’s skin, the ass spread terror far and wide -Jean de La Fontaine The aftermath of last week’s Republican defeat supplied late-night TV with plenty of comedic fodder as the conservative spin machine attempted to make sense of the facts, something it doesn’t do very often. Rachel Maddow of […]

Rights hearing to open for migrant worker

By Jasminee Sahoye The human rights hearings into the death of Jamaican migrant worker, Ned Livingston Peart who was killed while working at an Ontario tobacco farm in 2002, comes up on Monday, November 19 at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal in downtown Toronto. Peart, 39, was crushed to death while working at the Vilaca […]

RBC scholarships for Black History Month

By Jasminee Sahoye The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is offering three scholarship awards to anyone who lives in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), applied to a post secondary school in Canada and plans to attend in the 2013/2014 academic year. The awards will be handed out to these prospective students during Black History Month […]

Chanders scores 26th test century

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the 38-year-old veteran left-hander playing in his 145 Tests carved out his second Test double century, 203 not out and now draw level with the legendary Sir Garfield Sobers in scoring his 26th Test century. Shiv is also now behind the world record holder Brian Lara on the West Indies all-time list of […]

Hawaiian is first Hindu elected to US House

Last Tuesday, Hawaii not only elected Japan-born Mazie Hirono to be the first ever Asian-American woman elected to the Senate, they also elected Democrat Tulsi Gabbard as the first ever practicing Hindu to the US House of Representatives. Hawaii has been declared a Fox News Disaster Zone. Thirty-one-year-old Gabbard is the daughter of two conservative […]

New Ontario Immigration strategy launched

By Jasminee Sahoye An immigration strategy that will take Ontario in a new direction has been launched. The aim is for the province to select, welcome and assist immigrants to Ontario and leverage the global connections of the diverse communities in an effort make the province more viable. It emphasizes the critical role skilled immigrants […]

Election Day

By Jean Hodgkinson An American presidential election is a movie, usually a very bad movie, but the American public likes bad movies –Lewis H. Lapham During his presidential campaign Mitt Romney asked American voters to consider whether they’re better off now than four years ago, as if the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression […]

Editorial: Yes, He Can

We are sure that ninety nine percent of our readers celebrated Tuesday night’s President Barack Obama’s victory south of the border. And so did we. Every US Presidential Election since Franklin D. Roosevelt is deemed crucial given the pre-eminence of that nation. But what makes this one different is a watershed, where an individual who […]

Tracing the origins of dhal puri

By Jasminee Sahoye The desire to find the origin of the Dhal puri, a delicacy made popular among West Indians especially in Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname and Guyana and now around the world, has resulted in the making of an 80-minute documentary Dhal Puri Diaspora. The delicacy, which is made with dough from wheat flour, […]