MPP Laura Mae Lindo steps away from provincial politics

MPP Laura Mae Lindo steps away from provincial politics

Sites being single parent at Queen’s Park, travel and family Lindo says she did not make the decision lightly and there were a couple of reasons behind it, one of which was wanting and needing to be home with her family. The NDP member of the Ontario Legislature says the death of her father in […]

Brandon Gonez buys NOW Magazine

Brandon Gonez buys NOW Magazine

By Stephen Weir Now Magazine is now back in business and is now in new hands. The venerable entertainment magazine was purchased early this month by Gonez Media, a Toronto company owned and operated by former CP 24 personality Brandon Gonez. Now Magazine, started in 1981, used to self-describe as Toronto’s weekly news and entertainment […]

Today we reflect on the progress we have made and to celebrate Afrodescendant cultures

Today we reflect on the progress we have made and to celebrate Afrodescendant cultures

Statement by the Prime Minister on World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture  “Today, on the World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture, we honour and celebrate the diverse and vibrant cultures of the African continent and the African diaspora around the world. “People of African descent have shaped all aspects of life in Canada […]

OBHS 35th annual Black History Month brunch on Sunday

OBHS 35th annual Black History Month brunch on Sunday

The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) will be celebrating its 35th annual Black History Month Kick-Off on Sunday with a brunch at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto. It will be held in partnership with TD Bank, its lead sponsor, to recognize the achievements of Black Canadians and raise funds for the OBHS. The […]

Hamilton’s Afro Canadian Caribbean Association celebrate Lincoln and Martin day

Hamilton’s Afro Canadian Caribbean Association celebrate Lincoln and Martin day

By Lincoln DePradine The support of the federal Liberals, headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, for the Southwestern Ontario Black Entrepreneurship Network is one indication of the Canadian government’s commitment to ensuring “excellence’’ in the Black community, according to Hamilton MP Filomena Tassi. “Our government is committed to fostering and encouraging Black excellence and access […]

Call for prostate checks at Horace Thorne’s memorial

Call for prostate checks at Horace Thorne’s memorial

By Lincoln DePradine Age 40, by any measure, is still young. However, the president of The Walnut Foundation (TWF) – an educational and support group for Black men dealing with prostate health issues – is recommending prostate health checks for men by age 40. “My message to the men is get checked; get your sons […]

Rising opposition to proposed reduction in Scarborough ridings

Rising opposition to proposed reduction in Scarborough ridings

By Lincoln DePradine Rookie politician Jamaal Myers, who is passionately opposed to a proposal under which Scarborough would lose one of its current federal ridings, says such a move would not serve the best “needs and wants’’ of Scarborough residents. A pattern seems to exist where Scarborough “always gets the short end of the stick’’, […]

Migrants call for ‘status for all’

Migrants call for ‘status for all’

  More than 200 migrants from Toronto and other parts of Ontario came to Hamilton on Monday to call on Prime Minister Trudeau for a “regularization program” – permanent resident status for all undocumented people. Trudeau was in Hamilton at a cabinet retreat at the time. At a rally organized by the Migrant Rights Network […]

Bob Marley’s grandson Jo Mersa Marley dies at age 31

Bob Marley’s grandson Jo Mersa Marley dies at age 31

Last Tuesday, January 17, Jo Mersa Marley was interred at Nine Miles, St Ann, like his legendary grandfather, Bob Marley. Jo Mersa (born Joseph Marley) passed away suddenly in Miami, at the tender age of 31, on December 27th. The Reggae singer is survived by more than 50 family members, including his wife, Qiara, and […]

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