Brandon Gonez buys NOW Magazine

Brandon Gonez buys NOW Magazine

By Stephen Weir Now Magazine is now back in business and is now in new hands. The venerable entertainment magazine was purchased early this month by Gonez Media, a Toronto company owned and operated by former CP 24 personality Brandon Gonez. Now Magazine, started in 1981, used to self-describe as Toronto’s weekly news and entertainment […]

2022 Blueprint gives a leg up to 100 new BIPOC-owned businesses

2022 Blueprint gives a leg up to 100 new BIPOC-owned businesses

One hundred BIPOC-owned businesses selected for the 2022 Blueprint: Backing BIPOC Businesses, powered by the DMZ, a mentorship and grant program that supports the advancement of Black, Indigenous or People of Colour (BIPOC) business owners in Canada. The project is an American Express Canada initiative and is part of its DE&I Action Plan. The 2022 […]

New Obsidi By BPTN Awards for Black-led organizations in the tech industry

New Obsidi By BPTN Awards for Black-led organizations in the tech industry

Awards ceremony to take place on June 21, 2023 Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) has announced the opening of nominations for its inaugural tech industry awards ceremony, Obsidi By BPTN Awards, presented by BMO. The awards ceremony, set to take place on June 21, 2023, aims to celebrate the contributions of leading Black professionals […]

Ford creeping privatization of our medicare must be stopped in its tracks

Ford creeping privatization of our medicare must be stopped in its tracks

In 1995, Ontario Minister of Education John Snobelen proudly stated that by creating a crisis and bankrupting the system he would have an unimpeded path to reforming the province’s education system. He did just that by cutting $2 billion from the education budget. Snobelen under Mike Harris’ premiership, succeeded in his plan, and the Ontario […]

Durham to rise for Black History Month

Durham to rise for Black History Month

Cameron Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, and Artistic Director of The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will deliver the keynote address at “Together We Rise Durham: Excellence Through the Arts”, a special event to be held at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa on February 2 to celebrate Black History Month. The event will feature the […]

The return of the Martin Luther King Awards

The return of the Martin Luther King Awards

By Lincoln DePradine Educator and author Rosemary Sadlier has spent much of her adult life as a social justice advocate and has been recognized for her work, especially her contribution to Canada’s Black community. She has just received another of many awards and calls this latest one, “very meaningful’’. Sadlier was among a group recognized […]

Does the Canadian army have a white supremacist problem?

Does the Canadian army have a white supremacist problem?

University of Alberta Andy Knight, a professor of international relations and the school’s first provost fellow in Black excellence and leadership, made a proposal to the federal department last fall in which he drew attention to racism in the military. Over the next year, he is to assess just how entrenched radicalization, antisemitism, xenophobia and […]

Jamaica’s tourism shows strong recovery in 2022

Jamaica’s tourism shows strong recovery in 2022

Jamaica’s tourism industry is rebounding strongly from the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with earnings of $3.64 billion in 2022. Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, made the announcement during a House of Representatives session. “We ended the year equalling the record-breaking earnings of tourism of US$3.64 billion, and the [2022/23] fiscal year, […]

Caribbean must manage the complexity of new multi-polar world

Caribbean must manage the complexity of new multi-polar world

By David Jessop Middle-ranking powers are emerging as important policy arbiters. They are seeking global outcomes that better respond to their own interests as China and the US become the dominant global economic actors, each offering competing approaches to development. This will not just further reorder the post-cold-war world but will make the Caribbean’s regional […]

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