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 […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – time to reflect

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – time to reflect

Canada has had a troublesome and tumultuous past with its Indigenous people. For much of the country’s history, we’ve neglected, ignored and attempted to assimilate Indigenous people into a European-based culture at the expense of their own. Recent years have seen initial attempts made at reconciliation, and while there is significant work to be done, […]

Advocating for equal treatment in healthcare

Advocating for equal treatment in healthcare

By Lincoln DePradine Canadians of African descent are being encouraged to engage in advocacy to ensure fair and equal treatment in navigating healthcare and other sectors of society. “These are systems; they are complicated, they are complex and they are fraught with cracks through which people fall,’’ said lawyer Raymund Guiste, executive director of Tropicana […]

Ezra Marfo dies while waiting for stem cell donor

Ezra Marfo dies while waiting for stem cell donor

A two-year-old boy from Lac La Biche, Alta., whose search for a stem cell donor captured hearts and headlines across the country, died Friday as he waited for a match. Ezra Marfo was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in 2021. His father, Jacob Marfo, became a stem cell donor to help Ezra, but was not […]

Video game, film to immortalize the 1930’s black all-stars baseball team

Video game, film to immortalize the 1930’s black all-stars baseball team

  Reviving and celebrating Ontario history on the baseball field and in a video game! Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), in partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB), is immortalizing the 1934 Chatham Coloured All-Stars – the first all-Black team to win an Ontario Baseball Association Championship – in a very unique way. OLG and […]

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 […]

Deborah Cox honoured with a Key to the City

Deborah Cox honoured with a Key to the City

Today, September 23, 2022 Toronto’s Mayor honoured singer and actress Deborah Cox with a Key to the City in a ceremony at City Hall and proclaimed today as “Deborah Cox Day” in Toronto. Deborah Cox began her career as a back-up singer for Celine Dion and has become one of Canada’s most celebrated R&B artists, […]

Federal Court grants Nigerian refugee claimant stay of removal

Federal Court grants Nigerian refugee claimant stay of removal

by Sukhram Ramkissoon According to a recent Federal Court decision, a 60-year-old citizen of Nigeria whom I will refer to as Samuel, sought refugee protection in Canada based on his risk due to a land dispute as well as his bisexuality. The Refugee Protection Division (“RPD”) rejected the claim and found that his claim was manifestly […]

Son of a terrorist denied entry to Trinidad to visit mother

Son of a terrorist denied entry to Trinidad to visit mother

A 17-year-old American was denied entry into Trinidad and Tobago to visit his Trinidadian mom because his father and brother are currently listed as terrorists in the US and Trinidad. High Court Judge Justice Ricky Rahim dismissed the application to have the court review a decision by the immigration department to issue a rejection notice […]

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