Raptors Kawhi Leonard for mayor?

Raptors Kawhi Leonard for mayor?

Jubilant fans have demanded on social media that Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors be handed the Toronto Mayor’s job along with anything else he wanted. Leonard, triggered a fan frenzy after making an incredible shot at the end of Game 7 to beat the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. And Toronto Mayor John Tory jokingly […]

Mrs. Money Baggs wants to be a billionaire

Mrs. Money Baggs wants to be a billionaire

Mrs. Money Baggs has made a lot of money since she created her first gig in Malvern. At five years of age, she picked flowers and sold them to her neighbours in Scarborough on their way home from work. Since those early days as a entrepreneur, Mrs. Money Baggs (aka Nicolle Williams) has made a […]

Fitzroy Gordon remembered as a man of ‘extraordinary vision’

Fitzroy Gordon remembered as a man  of ‘extraordinary  vision’

By Lincoln DePradine The late entrepreneur and broadcast executive, Fitzroy Gordon, was a “credit to his race’’, according to Pastor Errol Lawrence. “Fitzroy Gordon was a credit to the human race; a great man, not just in Canadian history, but also in world history,’’ Lawrence said at Gordon’s funeral last Friday at Global Kingdom Ministries […]

Valarie Steele receives BADC Legend Award

Valarie Steele receives BADC Legend Award

  Community organizer Valarie Steele, a longtime member of the Black Action Defense Committee (BADC), receives the BADC Legend Award from Lloyd Wilks, Jamaica’s Consul General in Toronto, at the seventh annual Dudley Laws Scholarship Brunch, held recently at the Jamaican Canadian Centre. Keynote speaker at the brunch was Nancy  Simms, Director of the Centre for […]

Caribbean urged to take radical approach to human trafficking

Caribbean urged to take radical approach to human trafficking

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – One university of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer is calling on Caribbean governments to take a different approach to the issue of human trafficking. Senior lecturer in Sociology at the Cave Hill Campus, Dr Joan Phillips said while there was a lot of anecdotal information in the Caribbean when it comes this […]

We have to fight back

Editorial We have to fight back Shortly after the Ontario provincial elections last year, we reminded our readers in an editorial that people usually get the government they deserve. We were referring, of course, to the not-so-Progressive Conservative government of Premier Doug Ford and the fact that  many people in the Black community had declared  […]

Tributes to Fitzroy Gordon

Tributes to Fitzroy Gordon

Jamaica’s minister of culture, Olivia Grange, has paid tribute to Jamaican-Canadian broadcasting entrepreneur Fitzroy Gordon, who passed away  in Toronto last week. Minister Grange, herself a former resident of Toronto, said Gordon — who founded Canada’s Black and Caribbean- owned and operated radio station, G98.7FM — was an “outstanding promoter of Jamaican and Caribbean culture […]

‘When we start supporting our own communities, that’s when we have success ‘ – Ron Busby

‘When we start supporting our own communities, that’s when we have success ‘ –  Ron Busby

By Lincoln DePradine African-American entrepreneur, Ron Busby, is a millionaire businessman who is “excited’’ at the formation of the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC). “The Canadian Black Chamber will be the advocate for black businesses and a black economic agenda that would move this country forward,’’ Busby said April 25 in Toronto at the […]