Adaoma Patterson re-elected to head the Jamaican Canadian Association

Adaoma Patterson re-elected to head  the Jamaican Canadian Association

Adaoma Patterson was re-elected for her final term as president of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) at the organization’s  recent annual general meeting. Patterson, a member of the JCA for 25 years, was first elected president in 2016 and according to a JCA news release, has steered the organization ” through some significant challenges, including […]

Kardinal Offishall joins Universal Music Canada staff to launch Black youth scholarship

Kardinal Offishall joins Universal Music Canada staff  to launch Black youth scholarship

Kardinal Offishall and employees at Universal Music Canada have banded together to launch a new scholarship program supporting Black high school students in their post-secondary education. The Canadian record label says it’s formed BLACK Label Coalition in partnership with the Pinball Clemons Foundation, an effort that will see Universal commit $250,000 to promising young Black […]

Culture ministry to release commemorative stamps for Miss Lou’s centenary

Culture ministry to release commemorative stamps  for Miss Lou’s centenary

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange, has announced the release of commemorative postage stamps on September 7, as part of the celebration of the centenary of Louise Bennett-Coverley, “Miss Lou”. “My ministry commissioned the Miss Lou commemorative stamps last year as one of the celebratory activities to mark her […]

Judge blocks asylum screening by US border protection agents

Judge blocks asylum screening by US border protection agents

SAN DIEGO, California  — A federal judge on Monday blocked US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employees from conducting the initial screening for people seeking asylum, dealing a setback to one of the Trump administration’s efforts to rein in asylum. The nationwide injunction will likely have little, if any, immediate impact because the government has […]

Trinidadian family granted refugee protection in Canada

Trinidadian family granted refugee protection in Canada

During the 1980s, thousands of people fled their native Trinidad and Tobago seeking refugee protection in Canada. While many of them were allowed to remain in Canada “on humanitarian and compassionate grounds,” only a small number were found to have a “credible basis” for their refugee claims. And  a small percentage have been granted protection […]

Canadian Govt to appeal ruling that struck down Canada-U.S. refugee agreement

Canadian Govt to appeal ruling that struck down Canada-U.S. refugee agreement

The Federal Government is appealing a court ruling that struck down a key refugee agreement between Canada and the United States, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said last Friday. The Federal Court of Canada ruled last month that elements of the law underpinning the pact violate the constitutional guarantee of life, liberty and security. The […]

Virtual conference will bring together Black tech professionals from around the world

Virtual conference will bring together Black tech professionals from around the world

CBC Toronto is sponsoring the Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN)’s global tech summit, BFUTR 2020. The event will take place virtually on October 22 and 23, 2020 and is expected to attract 10,000 virtual attendees. Founded in 2018, BPTN was created as a way to build community and connect Black professionals with tech organizations […]

No grounds to charge officers in death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet – SIU

No grounds to charge officers in death  of Regis Korchinski-Paquet – SIU

The Special Investigations Unit  (SIU),  Ontario’s police watchdog ,says there are no grounds to charge officers who were in the home of Regis Korchinski-Paquet when she fell to her death from a Toronto balcony. The Special Investigations Unit says six officers were in the 29-year-old woman’s home when she fell from the balcony in May […]

Brampton Fire and Emergency Services to hold Virtual Career Info Session on September 1

Brampton Fire and Emergency Services to hold Virtual Career Info Session on September 1

Are you looking for a job in the fire services? Brampton Fire and Emergency Services (BFES)  is seeking to recruit  members of the  Black community. And towards this end, it will be holding its Virtual Career Info Session for the Black Community on Thursday September1. According to the BFES,career opportunities are not just limited to […]