Creating a Legacy for Toronto

Creating a Legacy for Toronto

By Anthony Joseph Last Sunday the Legacy Awards made its inaugural appearance in Toronto and what a spectacular event it was. The Awards are Canada’s first all-Black awards program created to celebrate accomplishments in film, television, music, sports and culture, featured emerging and established Black Canadian talent. Former Governor General Michelle Jean headed a list of what was […]

Matthews and Taylor leads West Indies to consolation win against N.Z.

Matthews and Taylor leads West Indies to consolation win against N.Z.

A solid bowling effort, an all-round show from Hayley Matthews, and a half-century from Stafanie Taylor were the highlights of West Indies consolation win over New Zealand in the third women’s ODI in North Sound on Sunday. Taylor retired hurt on 51 from 88, but Matthews got 40 and Aaliyah Alleyne chipped in with a […]

Caribbean Tales Film Festival had its moments but attendance was down

Caribbean Tales Film Festival had its moments but attendance was down

  Yes, it’s over. The theatre is empty. The screen is black. The annual Caribbean Tales Film Festival (CTFF) has gone dark for the 17th time … sort of. Late last week the venerable CTFF announced the winning films in its 2-week downtown Toronto movie fete. And while there were no big surprises in the […]

Black theatre gets a boost from Slaight Family Foundation

Black theatre gets a boost from Slaight Family Foundation

By Stephen Weir The Slaight Family Foundation announced a $15-million donation to be spread among 22 Canadian theatre companies that continue to be affected by the pandemic. The money is to be used over the next two years for theatre production and marketing by those receiving this infusion of cash. One of the theatres that […]

For De Grasse making a living goes beyond running

For De Grasse making a living goes beyond running

Andre De Grasse launched his own signature wine at a posh party last Tuesday night, with a strip of red Mondo track and a pair of starting blocks in place of a traditional red carpet. The event drew an eclectic mix of sports celebrities, from swim star Penny Oleksiak to Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby […]

Nominations for Caribbean/Black Impact Awards closes in 3 Days

Nominations for Caribbean/Black Impact Awards closes in 3 Days

    The Caribbean Camera and the Black Indigenous Business Development Association (BIBDA) will present the first annual Caribbean/Black Impact Awards at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto on November 20. It will celebrate the achievements of outstanding Caribbean and Black people in Canada. Organizers of the event are now seeking nominations for the awards […]

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 […]

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 […]

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