U of T launches Future Black Lawyers program

U of T launches  Future Black Lawyers program

The University Of Toronto Faculty Of Law launched a new program aiming to support Black students who aspire to go to law school, beginning in 2021. According to a Nov. 25 letter from Edward Iacobucci to the law school community, the goal of the Black Future Lawyers Program is to increase the number of Black […]

Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter’s book launches on Martin Luther Day

Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter’s book launches on Martin Luther Day

By Stephen Weir The A Different Booklist Cultural Centre (ADBCC), in conjunction with Penguin Random House is marking Martin Luther King Day with a superstar evening book signing.  On January 20th, Nompumelelo (Mungi) Ngomane, the granddaughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be launching her new book “Everyday Ubuntu” in Canada. “This book will […]

Impaired driving conviction makes refugee claimant inadmissible to Canada

Impaired driving conviction  makes refugee claimant inadmissible to Canada

Immigration Matters:- Sukhram Ramkissoon Impaired driving conviction  makes refugee claimant inadmissible to Canada I have recently received a letter from a ” regular reader” on a subject which I believe will be of interest to many readers of my column. Here is the letter followed by my response: Dear Mr. Ram, I am a refugee […]

Miley Cyrus pays $300 Million to Jamaican songwriter

Miley Cyrus pays $300 Million to Jamaican songwriter

Miley Cyrus has reached a settlement in the $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit that accused the singer of stealing her 2013 hit “We Can’t Stop.” Cyrus’ lawyers previously revealed a settlement agreement had been made in a December 12th letter that would be filed “pending payment of the settlement proceeds.” Terms of the settlement were […]

The time has come for Caribbean food

The time has come for Caribbean food

Jamaican Canadian Chef Noel Cunningham is Leading The Charge. By Stephen Weir Toronto diners are always looking to catch the next wave. They have gone crazy over Italian pizza, Korean Pho and French everything. Mexican burritos and Japanese cheese cake. But when will it be Caribbean cuisine’s time in the bright lights of Canada’s biggest […]

Ethan Small strikes gold in Junior World Karate

Ethan Small strikes gold in Junior World Karate

By Lincoln DePradine It is widely known that Canada’s top individual female global sporting champion is Bianca Andreescu, who won the U.S. Open Tennis championship last September. What’s not so well-known is that the latest male individual world champion is a Black Canadian, Ethan Small, whose parents were born in Jamaica. Small travelled to Chile […]

GG’s Canadian Heroes list overlooks Caribbean contributors

GG’s Canadian Heroes list overlooks Caribbean contributors

Dear Readers (and we include Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette amongst our readers), please don’t close the book on the Canadian heroes of the last decade just yet.  Just before year’s end, the Governor General (GG) released her list of the last 120 Canadians of the decade who have now earned the Order […]

Singing the Christmas praises of a Kensington Market Parang

Singing the Christmas praises of a Kensington Market Parang

If it was great the first time around, why not do it again!  Hell yes, says the owners of a new Kensington Market Trinidadian restaurant.  The Maracas has decided to up the anti this Sunday and repeat the Parang they had last weekend – only with a larger band! “We did it last weekend, but […]

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