‘A celebration of Black excellence’

‘A celebration of Black excellence’

MOVIE REVIEW HERO,” Inspired by The Extraordinary Life & Times of Mr. Ulric Cross ‘A celebration of Black excellence’ By Tashia Antoine HERO,” Inspired by The Extraordinary Life & Times of Mr. Ulric Cross,” is a must-see movie that tells the story of the West Indies’ most decorated war veteran. At  its Canadian premiere at […]

Sir Hilary Beckles to speak at ‘Bring On The Spring Event’ in Scarborough

Sir Hilary Beckles to speak at ‘Bring On The Spring Event’ in Scarborough

Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, will  be the guest speaker at the “Bring On The Spring Event” on Saturday at the Peter and Paul Banquet Hall in Scarborough. The ” dinner event ” is organized  by the Barbados Canada Foundation to raise funds for the purchase of medical […]

North Is Freedom opens in Brampton

North Is Freedom opens in Brampton

  By Stephen Weir North Is Freedom, a photography exhibition about the legacy of the Underground Railroad, opened on Sunday at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) in Brampton. The exhibition tells the story of the descendants of African Americans who escaped slavery by fleeing to Canada in the early 1800s.  An estimated  […]

Celebrating Black excellence at the Diamond Ball

Celebrating Black excellence at the Diamond Ball

By Lincoln DePradine On a weekend filled with numerous  activities in Toronto, City Councillor Michael Thompson chose to be at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on Saturday for a special cultural event –  the fourth annual Diamond Ball. The event was organized by ArtXperimental, a not-for-profit group that describes its mission as being able to […]

Trudeau to apologize to black Nova Scotians for racial profiling incident

Trudeau to apologize to black Nova Scotians for racial profiling incident

Two Black Nova Scotians who reported being racially profiled on Parliament Hill during a visit earlier this month say the apology they received from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a private meeting last Thursday was genuine. “I totally respect his apology and also we shared some thoughts on ways to involve the youth, the upcoming generation,” Trayvone […]

Mr. Jane and Finch, a dedicated Black community leader

Mr. Jane and Finch, a dedicated Black community leader

REVIEW Mr. Jane and Finch, a dedicated Black community leader By Tashia Antoine Mr. Jane and Finch, a dynamic documentary that was aired on CBC Television last Friday evening, shines a light on dedicated black leader, Winston LaRose, a man with a big vision for the people of his community in Toronto. At 80 years […]

Founder of Black Canadian Scholarship Fund dies in Ottawa at 87

Founder of Black Canadian Scholarship Fund  dies in Ottawa at 87

  Retired physician Dr. Horace Clayton Alexis who founded the Black  Canadian Scholarship Fund, died at the Ottawa hospital on February 7 last. He was 87. Trinidad-born  Dr.Alexis was one of the first Black graduates from the University of Ottawa medical school. After graduation  in 1967, he started his practice in Petrolia, Ontario where he […]

A potential war over oil

A potential war over oil By Carlton Joseph To the surprise of the United States, Canada and several  former colonial powers, Venezuelan -elected President  Nicolas  Maduro is still in power, six weeks after they decided to support  opposition  leader Juan Guido as President of Venezuela.   Hopefully, this power play by the US, to illegitimately remove […]

Canadian deportations to Haiti suspended

Canadian deportations to Haiti suspended

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on Friday that  it is suspending any pending deportation of native Haitians to their homeland  because of escalating violence  in Haiti. A CBSA spokesperson was unable to say how long the suspension would last. For  more than a week, Haiti has been torn by violent social unrest, with […]