Creating a Legacy for Toronto

Creating a Legacy for Toronto

By Anthony Joseph Last Sunday the Legacy Awards made its inaugural appearance in Toronto and what a spectacular event it was. The Awards are Canada’s first all-Black awards program created to celebrate accomplishments in film, television, music, sports and culture, featured emerging and established Black Canadian talent. Former Governor General Michelle Jean headed a list of what was […]

Facing racism and discrimination during the home buying and selling process

Facing racism and discrimination during the home buying and selling process

Realtors and their clients are facing racism and discrimination during the home buying and selling process, but there are no efficient ways for consumers to report such incidents, says new research from the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). The Fighting for Fair Housing report released by the provincial body Tuesday found more than one-third of […]

Antigua PM takes UN Security Council to task at UNGA

Antigua PM takes UN Security Council to task at UNGA

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, on Friday called on the United Nations Security Council to live up to the ideals for which it had been established as he lamented the myriad of challenges confronting the global community, including climate change and the ongoing war in Ukraine. Browne, addressing the 77th session of the […]

Bahamas PM Davis accuses international financial regulators of discrimination

Bahamas PM Davis accuses international financial regulators of discrimination

Prime Minister Philip Davis has said there are elements of racism in the motives of developed countries as they push for greater regulation of the financial services sectors of “black-governed” states and former European colonies. In his address to the United Nations General Assemblylast week, Davis said the Bahamian financial industry is one of the […]

Nominations for Caribbean/Black Impact Awards closes in 3 Days

Nominations for Caribbean/Black Impact Awards closes in 3 Days

    The Caribbean Camera and the Black Indigenous Business Development Association (BIBDA) will present the first annual Caribbean/Black Impact Awards at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto on November 20. It will celebrate the achievements of outstanding Caribbean and Black people in Canada. Organizers of the event are now seeking nominations for the awards […]

Black US physician working to end anti-Black obstetric racism

Black US physician working to end anti-Black obstetric racism

Project led by Dr. Karen A. Scott MEMPHIS, Tenn – Black mothers die in hospitals at nearly four times the rate of White mothers _ an appalling disparity that has persisted for decades despite state and national quality improvement initiatives, clinical safety innovations, and technological advances. These shocking statistics and outcomes persist regardless of patient […]

Viola Davis on her film The Woman King

Viola Davis on her film The Woman King

While walking the TIFF red carpet last week, Viola Davis said that embodying an African warrior who leads an all-female battalion in The Woman King was just part of the gig. “Your job as an actor is to humanize your character. Nobody is strong all the time,” Viola Davis said. “Nobody’s without vulnerability, no one’s […]

The Legacy Awards airs on CBC and CBC Gem on Sunday

The Legacy Awards airs on CBC and CBC Gem on Sunday

SHAMIER ANDERSON & STEPHAN JAMES TO HOST THE LEGACY AWARDS ON CBC AND CBC GEM ON SEPTEMBER 25; PRELIMINARY PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS INCLUDE DEBORAH COX, KARDINAL OFFISHALL, SAVANNAH RÉ, KING BACH, JULLY BLACK, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE MICHAËLLE JEAN, AMANDA PARRIS, KATHLEEN NEWMAN-BREMANG, AND MORE – Founders of The Black Academy and now hosts of The […]

T&T PM Rowley won’t deal with IMF

T&T PM Rowley won’t deal with IMF

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley Monday reiterated that Trinidad and Tobago will not be entering into any lending program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) even as Barbados announced over the weekend that it is approaching the Washington-based financial institution for a new loan agreement. Rowley noted that while some regional countries, most notably, Barbados […]

Deal to collect blood plasma violates public trust

Deal to collect blood plasma violates public trust

The decision by Canadian Blood Services (CBS) to sign a 15-year contract with a for-profit multinational to collect plasma is an egregious violation of the organization’s duty to keep the blood system reliable and public. OPSEU/SEFPO leadership says the deal is a betrayal of the public trust and calls on CEO Graham Sher and the […]

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