Families of five people injured or killed by Peel police demand action from mayors

Families of five people injured or killed by Peel police demand action from mayors

Families of five people injured or killed by Peel Regional Police met with mayors from the region in Malton last week to demand an end to police violence. The families of Jamal Francique, D’Andre Campbell, Ejaz Choudry, Chantelle Krupka and Michael Headley spoke with Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown at Malton […]

Montreal International Black Film Festival goes online Sept. 23- Oct. 4

Montreal International Black Film Festival goes online  Sept. 23- Oct. 4

By Stephen Weir The  annual Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) will be held  online from September 23 to October 4. For 16 years,  the MIBFF has presented films from all over the world, providing a platform to thousands of Black artists who otherwise would not have been seen or heard. The  MIDFF usually alternates  […]

Workers groups mark Labour Day with push for changes in Liberals’ throne speech

Workers groups mark Labour Day with push for changes  in Liberals’ throne speech

OTTAWA — One of the country’s largest labour organizations has launched a campaign  coinciding with Labour Day to push the Trudeau Liberals for changes to the federal social safety net. The Canadian Labour Congress is hoping the government widens planned changes to the employment insurance system to provide jobless benefits to any worker in the […]

Canada to invest $221-million in Black Entrepreneurship Program

Canada to invest $221-million in Black Entrepreneurship Program

OTTAWA — Black Canadians who want to start or expand a business will have access to loans and supports for training and mentorship under a new federal program unveiled by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Toronto  yesterday. The $221-million program jointly funded by the federal government and eight financial institutions, is the first of its […]

President Ali says government committed to racial harmony

President Ali says government committed to racial harmony

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) said on Monday  it was committed to easing racial tension in the country and appealed to citizens to do everything possible to follow its lead. President Ali said race conflict is a very important issue not only for his new government but for all Guyanese. “The […]

Black Canadians hit harder by COVID-19 – national study

Black Canadians hit harder by COVID-19 – national study

Black Canadians are being hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19 physically and financially, according to a new study  which was carried out by the Edmonton-based African Canadian Civic Engagement Council and Innovative Research Group. The study looked at the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 from the perspectives of Black Canadians and those in the broader […]

Making your home office posture friendly

Making your home office posture friendly

By Virginia Nsitem During  the current COVID-19 outbreak, many people transformed their dining rooms and kitchen tables to their home office. Unfortunately, these home work-spaces are not designed for sitting and working on the computer for over eight hours per day. This can lead to headaches, neck and back pain, and joint pain in the […]

Toronto film festival brings back Planet Africa program

Toronto film festival  brings back Planet Africa program

The Toronto International Film Festival which runs Sept. 10-19 with a mix of virtual and in-person screenings, is bringing back its Planet Africa program. First created in 1995 by Cameron Bailey, who is now TIFF’s co-head and artistic director, the program ran for 10 years with cinema from Africa and the African diaspora. This year’s […]

Returning residents want 50 per cent cut in port storage fees

Returning residents want 50 per cent cut in port storage fees

Statement released to the media last week, the association pointed out  that many Jamaicans who have shipped their belongings as they returned home, have not been able to retrieve them in a timely manner as a result of measures associated with COVID-19. “All returning residents who had shipped their belongings and may have paid their […]

Keith Wiltshire 83 missing from Scarborough

Keith Wiltshire 83 missing from Scarborough

The Toronto Police Service requests the public’s assistance locating a missing Caribbean man. Barbados born Keith Wiltshire, 83, was last seen on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at approximately 8:05 a.m., in the Huntingwood Drive and Warden Avenue area. He is described as 6’2” , with a slim build, short grey hair, a grey beard, brown […]