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 […]

OBHS 35th annual Black History Month brunch on Sunday

OBHS 35th annual Black History Month brunch on Sunday

The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) will be celebrating its 35th annual Black History Month Kick-Off on Sunday with a brunch at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto. It will be held in partnership with TD Bank, its lead sponsor, to recognize the achievements of Black Canadians and raise funds for the OBHS. The […]

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 […]

Usain Bolt defrauded of $12.7 million

Usain Bolt defrauded of $12.7 million

Lawyers for eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt say their client has been defrauded of $12.7m from his account with a private investment firm in Jamaica that authorities are investigating. Bolt was informed last week that his account balance at Kingston-based Stocks and Securities Ltd (SSL) had inexplicably dwindled. Linton P Gordon, a lawyer of […]

It’s a dog’s life in the world of Andre Alexis

It’s a dog’s life in the world of Andre Alexis

By Stephen Weir Woof. Woof. Who let the dogs out? The Crow’s Nest Theatre in downtown Toronto is quick to answer that it is Caribbean Canadian author Andre Alexis is to blame. For almost two weeks the Carlaw Avenue theatre has been selling out each and every performance of their play “Fifteen Dogs”.  The new […]

Visa officer erred in assessing family class application

Visa officer erred in assessing family class application

By Sukhram Ramkissoon The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) recently allowed a Family Class Sponsorship Appeal with respect to a sponsor’s parents and their accompanying dependents’ applications for permanent residency in Canada. Firstly, let us look at Canada’s Immigration Laws dealing with Family Class Sponsorship applications: A foreign national may be selected as a member of […]

Toronto police officers sued over alleged assault of Black university student

Toronto police officers sued over alleged assault of Black university student

  Hasani O’Gilvie, a Jamaica-born student of the University of Toronto, and his mother, Christine O’Gilvie, are suing three Toronto police officers for allegedly assaulting the student in August 2021 while he was on his way to school. The student and his mother are seeking $2.4-million in damages as well as $250,000 under the Family […]

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 […]

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 […]

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