Dr.Gevan Fearon will be keynote speaker at the Black on Bay Ball

Dr.Gevan Fearon will be keynote speaker at  the  Black on Bay Ball

Dr. Gevan Fearon, President of Brock University, will be  the keynote speaker at the  Black on Bay  Ball  at the  Arcadian Court  in Toronto on Saturday. At  the gala the  Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals (CAUFP) will celebrate  20 years of ” championing Black excellence” in Toronto. The CAUFP is a member-based resource organization […]

Toronto Dominican delegation meets Mayor Tory to discuss renaming of city park

Toronto Dominican delegation meets Mayor Tory  to discuss renaming of city park

A delegation from the Toronto Dominican community met recently with  Mayor John Tory to present its proposal for the renaming  of  Caledonia Park. The delegation wants the  City of Toronto to call it the Santo Domingo  Baseball Park. And, according to Yandira Feliz, Chair of the  Toronto Dominican Renaming Committee,  its proposal is “being considered.” […]

Dr. Fry to speak at launch of CaribbeanMenCan solidarity campaign in Trinidad

Dr. Fry to speak at launch of CaribbeanMenCan solidarity campaign in Trinidad

Trinidad-born Dr.Hedy Fry,  Liberal Member of  Parliament for Vancouver Centre since 1993 and  the  longest serving female Canadian Member of Parliament, will be the  keynote speaker today at a  networking event in Trinidad at which  #CaribbeanMenCan solidarity campaign will be launched. The High Commission for Canada in Port of Spain has teamed up with Interclub, […]

Jamaican poet laureate receives literature award

Jamaican poet laureate receives literature award

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison was among a sterling group of writers announced by Yale University on Wednesday as being the 2018 recipients of the Windham-Campbell Prizes. The eight recipients, honoured for their literary achievement or promise, will receive a US$165,000 individual prize to support their writing. “This wonderful award will allow me […]

Saving Wakanda before the bad guys can destroy the world

Saving Wakanda before the bad guys can destroy the world

Review Black Panther By Oya Xun It is the morning after, and the brilliant orange of a Scarborough sunrise transports me back to the awe-inspiring sunset and imagery of WAKANDA. Although a composite city patterned after an African state, Wakanda was created from scenes shot in South Korea, Argentina, and Georgia seamlessly integrated with aerial […]

Three members of the Caribbean community receive Order of Ontario

Three members of the Caribbean community receive Order of  Ontario

Three outstanding members of  the Caribbean community in Ontario  were among 23 persons  who were invested into the Order of  Ontario by Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, at a ceremony at Queen ‘s  Park on Tuesday. In picture (from left) are Michael Lee-Chin, Myrtha Lapierre and Dr. Upton Allen. Lee Chin, an entrepreneur and […]

Guyana observes 48th anniversary of being a republic

Guyana observes 48th anniversary  of being a republic

GEORGETOWN, Guyana  – Guyana  marked the 48th anniversary of republicanism on Friday with President David Granger saying that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country has lived under the shadow of threats to its territory since Independence in 1966. “Guyana moved closer towards a juridical settlement of the territorial controversy this year. The United Nations Secretary General in […]

Toronto students head to Parliament

Toronto students head to Parliament

About 200 students from five Toronto schools boarded a train at Union station yesterday morning for Ottawa, where they toured Parliament Hill as part of a Black History Month project The students from Forest Glen, Stanley, Roger Neilson, Taylor Creek and John McCrae public schools were accompanied by former Liberal MP and social justice advocate […]

Canadian premiere of Brown Girl Begins at the Art Gallery of Ontario on Saturday

Canadian premiere of Brown Girl Begins at the Art Gallery of Ontario on Saturday

  Film director Sharon Lewis  recalls the day when she first saw the  novel, Brown Girl in the Ring, at her favourite  bookstore  in Los Angeles. ‘From the moment I read the first page, I knew then that I had to bring this bold and unique story of a young black teenage heroine growing up […]