Jamaica bans travel to and from China over coronavirus fears

Jamaica bans travel to and from China over coronavirus fears

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Government has imposed a travel ban on all flights to and from China, and citizens have also been strongly advised not to travel to that country. The ban comes in the wake of the World Health Organization’s declaration of the new Coronavirus, which originated in the central Chinese city of […]

UWI monitoring its students in China since coronavirus outbreak

UWI monitoring its students in China since coronavirus outbreak

With nearly 30 of its students and administrative staff presently in China, the University of the West Indies (UWI) says it has been closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus in the Far East nation and is activating a response plan. In a statement last Wednesday, the institution said it has 36 students enrolled in […]

Texas student with Trini roots can’t wear dreadlocks in school

Texas student with Trini roots can’t wear dreadlocks in school

TV show host Ellen DeGeneres and singer Alicia Keys give him US$20,000 for college. Texas student of Trinidadian descent, DeAndre Arnold, who was told his dreadlocks violate his high school’s dress code, is gaining the support of some celebrities as well as US$20,000 for college. DeAndre Arnold, 18, appeared on an episode of “The Ellen […]

Barbudans still living in tents two years after hurricane Irma

Barbudans still living in tents two years after hurricane Irma

More than two years after Barbuda suffered the crippling effects of hurricane Irma, residents are still struggling to recapture some semblance of normalcy. Environmental activist John Mussington, said the disaster recovery process has been achingly slow. He thinks it unfortunate that the government seems more focussed on commercial development than they are on meeting the […]

Rhiannon Rosalind believe young people can change the world

Rhiannon Rosalind believe young people can change the world

By Gwyn Chapman She did it!  It was not too long ago that Toronto experienced thunderous, deafening screams from die-hard Raptor fans as the Raptor’s clinched its first ever NBA championship.  This time, however, Toronto was captivated by a world figure and treasure who was greeted by the deafening screams that shattered the air around […]

Reflections on Survival & Liberation at U of T Feb 3

Reflections on Survival & Liberation at U of T Feb 3

Two Black activists reflect on their struggles and journeys through the social, cultural and political landscapes of the United Kingdom. Zainab Abbas and Ansel Wong were leaders of the Black Liberation Front, a Third World revolutionary organization founded in North London in 1971. The Black Liberation Front combatted fascist violence in Britain, constructed “central communal […]

No solution to gun violence without stakeholders

No solution to gun violence without stakeholders

Six years into the current gun violence crisis and finally Toronto Mayor John Tory has decided to convene a meeting with GTA Mayors, Police Chiefs and Regional Chairs along with Provincial and Federal government representatives to address the crisis. In the six years from 2014 to 2019, when police data started showing that there was […]

Barack Obama calls on young people to embrace the creative skills

Barack Obama calls on young people  to embrace the creative skills

“Hit your books, people.” That’s the advice former United States president Barack Obama  gave to thousands of young people who gathered last Thursday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Obama was speaking at a forum about the future of work organized by the Economic Club of Canada and the Global Institute for Conscious Economics. “You […]

Jully Black production for TD Black History Month Series

Jully Black production for TD Black History Month Series

Big things happening in Toronto for Black History Month  By Stephen Weir At a Harbourfront media event on Monday, a few audience members remarked that Black History Month (BHM) should be moved from February to March this year. Why?  BHM could use the extra two days – there is just too much happening to see […]

“The Skin We’re In” by Desmond Cole’s

“The Skin We’re In” by Desmond Cole’s

By Stephen Weir The Howl Radio Show scored a big media scoop when they had author Desmond Cole on air the night before the official launch of his guaranteed blockbuster book The Skin We’re In. CIUT–FM 89.5 aired the 20-minute long interview last Tuesday at 10pm. Cole’s sold-out launch was booked for Wednesday evening at […]