Protesters in Montreal topple John A. Macdonald statue, demand police defunding

Protesters in Montreal topple John A. Macdonald statue, demand police defunding

MONTREAL — Protesters in Montreal toppled and defaced a statue of John A. Macdonald on Saturday at the end of a peaceful raly  in which  about 200 people marched to call for police defunding. A spokesman for the Montreal police confirmed the statue of Canada’s first prime minister was unbolted, pulled down and sprayed with […]

Six persons shot outside bakery in ‘Little Jamaica’

Six persons shot outside bakery in ‘Little Jamaica’

Six persons – five men and one woman- were shot outside Spence’s Bakery on Eglinton Avenue West in  Toronto hours before dawn yesterday morning. The shooting in the neighbourhood known  as “Little Jamaica” is  believed to be “gang-related”  but  police say some of the people who were shot were innocent  bystanders. According to the police, […]

Adaoma Patterson re-elected to head the Jamaican Canadian Association

Adaoma Patterson re-elected to head  the Jamaican Canadian Association

Adaoma Patterson was re-elected for her final term as president of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) at the organization’s  recent annual general meeting. Patterson, a member of the JCA for 25 years, was first elected president in 2016 and according to a JCA news release, has steered the organization ” through some significant challenges, including […]

Playing the race card for votes in Trinidad and Tobago

Playing the race card for votes in Trinidad and Tobago

Fifty-eight years after Trinidad and Tobago attained political independence from Britain,  we’re still hearing about race problems  plaguing the twin-island state. Would you believe? In fact, the  vexed question of race became a major talking point in Independence Day speeches last Monday. The president, the leader of the Opposition. a high court judge – they […]

Kardinal Offishall joins Universal Music Canada staff to launch Black youth scholarship

Kardinal Offishall joins Universal Music Canada staff  to launch Black youth scholarship

Kardinal Offishall and employees at Universal Music Canada have banded together to launch a new scholarship program supporting Black high school students in their post-secondary education. The Canadian record label says it’s formed BLACK Label Coalition in partnership with the Pinball Clemons Foundation, an effort that will see Universal commit $250,000 to promising young Black […]

Call for ‘ complete overhaul of police oversight’ in Ontario

Call for ‘ complete overhaul of police oversight’  in Ontario

Laura Mae Lindo,the chair of the Official Opposition Ontario NDP Black Caucus, has called for ” a complete overhaul of police oversight ” in the province. Lindo, MPP for Kitchener Centre, made this appeal last week after Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) cleared all police officers of wrongdoing in the death last May of Regis […]

Project launched to test members of the Black community in Ontario for COVID-19 immunity

Project launched to test members of the Black community in Ontario for COVID-19 immunity

A team of researchers has started testing persons in the Black community in Ontario  for COVID-19 infection “as indicated by antibody responses. ” Lead  investigator Dr. Upton Allen, head of the is the Infectious Diseases Division  at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, says persons  with antibody responses to COVID-19 are more likely than […]

Hamilton salutes Boseman after winning the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix

Hamilton salutes Boseman after winning  the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium — Lewis Hamilton saluted actor Chadwick Boseman on the podium after a majestic 89th career win at the Belgian Grand Prix and then said he would prefer to have to fight harder for victories. The championship leader and six-time Formula One champion made the crossed-forearms gesture from the Black Panther movies in respect […]

BIDEM 2020 to be held in Toronto October 13-15

BIDEM 2020 to be held in Toronto October 13-15

BIDEM 2020, the International Caribbean Diaspora Entrepreneurs’ Conference and Trade Show, will be held  in Toronto October 13 -15. Theme of  this year’s  event: ” Connecting the Roots, Building Networks Together for Profit and Purpose” BIDEM 2020 will present a forum and marketplace for mainstream entrepreneurs and  professional service providers and will bring together  ‘ […]