Toronto’s Afrocentric school unavailable for virtual learning

Toronto’s Afrocentric school unavailable for virtual learning

By Lincoln DePradine Last March, when the Coronavirus pandemic forced a closure of schools across Canada, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) continued its education programs by offering online learning for students confined at home. Now, at the start of the new school year, virtual or online learning is an option for TDSB institutions, except […]

Migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

VANCOUVER — Migrant workers and advocates called for a “just recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic during a digital rally on Saturday. The pandemic has shown how heavily Canada relies on migrant and undocumented workers to perform essential jobs, said Chit Arma, who chairs the Migrant Workers Centre’s board of directors in Vancouver. “The pandemic has […]

Tomorrow is closing day for submission of ownership bids to acquire Toronto radio station CKFG (G98.7

Tomorrow is closing day for submission of ownership  bids to acquire Toronto  radio station CKFG (G98.7

By Lincoln DePradine Tomorrow  will be an important juncture in efforts by various parties to acquire ownership of  Toronto radio station  CKFG (G98.7), the FM radio station once owned by the late Jamaican-Canadian entrepreneur , Fitzroy Gordon. It will be the closing day for the submission of ownership bids to acquire the station, which some […]

Tennis champion Naomi Osaka visits Haiti, her father’s homeland

Tennis champion Naomi Osaka visits Haiti, her father’s homeland

Three-time Grand Slam singles  champion Naomi Osaka arrived in Haiti on Monday last for a “surprise and discreet visit.” An official from the Haitian Ministry of Sports said that Osaka, 22, was accompanied by a few members of her family and is expected to visit the famous Citadelle Laferrière, in Milot (North). The winner of […]

Emmy winners highlight push for social justice

Emmy winners highlight push for social justice

Regina King and Uzo Aduba used the come-as-you-are fashion edict for Sunday’s virtual Emmy Awards to highlight the national struggle for social justice. Both Black actresses wore T-shirts featuring Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT from Louisville, Kentucky, who was shot and killed by police in March. King’s T-shirt featured Taylor’s face. “The cops still haven’t […]

Ian Williams – Award winning poet now online literary star

Ian Williams – Award winning poet  now online literary star

By Stephen Weir Earlier this month, Trinidadian Canadian writer Ian Williams passed over from being a rising talent to literary star.  In September the award winning poet and author was made a spokesman for Canada’s richest fiction prize, was featured in an exclusive magazine for the country’s well-heeled authors and still found time to oversee […]

Immigrants and refugees comprise nearly half of Ontario’s COVID-19 cases – report

Immigrants and refugees comprise nearly half  of Ontario’s COVID-19 cases – report

 Immigrants, refugees and other newcomers accounted for nearly 44 per cent of Ontario’s COVID-19 cases in the first half of the year, according to a report released last week by the ICES, a non-profit research institute based in Toronto. ICES examined provincial health administrative data collected between Jan. 15 and June 13, 2020. Immigrants and […]

Toronto mayor discusses anti-Black racism with unions after nooses found on construction sites

Toronto mayor discusses anti-Black racism with unions  after nooses found on construction sites

Toronto Mayor John Tory met with construction unions on Friday to discuss how to rid the industry of anti-Black racism after five nooses were reported on constructions sites around the city over the summer.. “The leadership at the construction unions acknowledged in the meeting that the violent and hateful nature symbolized by the noose is […]

Minority companies need access to contracts

Minority companies need access to contracts

By Carlton Joseph Congratulations to Prime Minister’s Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government on its initiative to launch Canada’s first-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program.  Trudeau announced investments of up to nearly $221 million in partnership with Canadian financial institutions, including up to nearly $93 million from the Government of Canada over the next four years.  The program is expected […]

Advocacy group launches project to help families ‘navigate’ education system

Advocacy group launches project to help families  ‘navigate’ education system

Parents of Black Children , an advocacy group, launched a project on Tuesday  designed to support families with Black children as they  ” navigate  Ontario’s education system.” A news release from the  group says the project is funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Family Innovations Stream and will consist of three parts: Education System Workshops:  […]

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