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 […]

Just Mercy – powerful, thought provoking film

Just Mercy – powerful, thought provoking film

Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx who has been featured in such movies as “Ray,” “Baby Driver,” “Django and Unchained” alongside and Brie Larson of “Room,” “Short Term 12,” and “Captain Marvel” star in “Just Mercy,” an inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big […]

Rhoma Spencer’s “Force” comes through in “The Solitudes”

Rhoma Spencer’s “Force” comes through in “The Solitudes”

By Stephen Weir Take a bow, Rhoma Spencer, take a bow.  You are the toast of Toronto’s theatre world for your current role in the new assembly play The Solitudes. Critical reviews.  A quarter page colour picture of you in the Toronto Star. And there is an incredible TTC poster of you with hands on […]

Trinbago sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye banned for two years

Trinbago sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye banned for two years

PARIS, France — Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye, an Olympic sprint finalist, has been banned for two years after “whereabouts failures”, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has announced. Ahye, sixth in both the 100 and 200m at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and again sixth in the 100m at the 2017 London world championships, is suspended […]

Marley Berot’s “Faces On The Wall” exhibit at the People’s Residence

Marley Berot’s “Faces On The Wall” exhibit at the People’s Residence

by Stephen Weir It is just her second art show and sale, and the show has only been open for an hour, and already a painting has been sold and taken home by a happy buyer. Marley Berot, a 19-year old painter, is happy but also a little worried she might run out of replacement […]

Another big oil find in CARICOM – Suriname

Another big oil find in CARICOM – Suriname

PARAMARIBO, Suriname – On the heels of major oil discoveries in Guyana, another big find has been made by French and US companies drilling offshore Suriname. The US-based Apache Corporation and French multinational Total S.A, which are 50/50 partners in the Block 58 acreage off the coast of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nation, say they’ve […]

Tea drinkers live longer

Tea drinkers live longer

Drinking tea at least three times a week is linked with a longer and healthier life, according to a study published last week in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.  “Habitual tea consumption is associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease and all-cause death,” said first author Dr. Xinyan Wang of the Chinese Academy of […]

Jamaica-born professor confirmed as US District Court Judge

Jamaica-born professor confirmed as US District Court Judge

Last Thursday, the US chamber voted 68-21 to confirm Jamaican-born Richard E. Myers, a former journalist turned attorney and law professor, to the US District Court vacancy in eastern North Carolina in a bipartisan vote. This is the end of the nation’s longest federal court vacancy after nearly 14 years of foot-dragging and volatile politics […]

It was a false alarm, so why aren’t we relieved?

It was a false alarm, so why aren’t we relieved?

Since the system was implemented, the few emergency alerts that have screamed from our cellphones, usually in the still of the night, have been mostly about missing children.  The news often evokes feelings of sadness and the hope that the child is found unharmed. So far it’s always had a happy ending. But last Sunday […]

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