The Canadian Council of Business leaders provides update on BlackNorth initiative summit

The Canadian Council of Business leaders provides  update on BlackNorth initiative summit

The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism has released the BlackNorth Initiative CEO Pledge. It ask senior business leaders in Canada to commit their companies to specific actions and targets designed to end anti-Black systemic racism and create opportunities for all of those in the underrepresented Black, Indigenous, People Of Colour ‘BIPOC’ […]

Digital Carnival 202O is now as close as your phone

Digital Carnival 202O is now as close as your phone

The Digital 2020 Toronto Caribbean Carnival kicked off  on Canada Day, July 1, and you can  take in  the celebrations on your phone, tablet or computer during the entire month of July. “We are presenting (on line) a virtual festival that engages Carnival audiences who look forward every year to a summer of parties, music, […]

Foreign-trained doctors file human rights complaint claiming systemic discrimination

Foreign-trained doctors file human rights complaint  claiming systemic discrimination

VANCOUVER – A group of internationally-trained physicians and medical graduates have taken their fight against what they call systemic racism in British Columbia’s residency program to the province’s human rights tribunal. The 33-page complaint, filed earlier this month, names B.C.’s Ministry of Health, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. (CPSBC) and the University […]

US Senators call on President David Granger ‘ to honour the will of the Guyanese people and concede’

US Senators call on President David Granger ‘ to honour  the will of the Guyanese people and concede’

WASHINGTON– Four Senators, members of the United States Foreign Relations Committee, in a joint statement,  last week  described as “unacceptable”, the non-release of the official results of Guyana’s disputed, March 2 election. The statement, issued by Jim Risch and Bob Menendez, Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Marco Rubio […]

L’Oreal to remove words like ‘whitening’ from skin products

L’Oreal to remove words like ‘whitening’  from skin products

PARIS – French cosmetics giant L’Oreal said  on Saturday that it will remove words like “whitening” from its skin care products, a move that comes amid global protests against racism sparked by the death of George Floyd in the United States. The company said in a statement Saturday that it “has decided to remove the […]

Toronto School Board approves funding for Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement

Toronto School Board approves funding for Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has  approved funding to create a Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement.  It wil be the first of its kind in public education in Canada, according to a TDSB news release last week. Stating that anti-Black racism is deeply entrenched in Canadian institutions, including TDBS schools, the  the  […]

Gwyn Chapman appointed Senior Advisor, Economic Empowerment and Anti-Black racism in Brampton

Gwyn Chapman appointed Senior Advisor, Economic  Empowerment and Anti-Black racism in Brampton

By Lincoln DePradine St. Lucia-born Gwyneth Matthew Chapman, founder of the Canadian Black Caucus,  says Black community economic empowerment is one of her main objectives of  the job she has just taken up in the City of Brampton. “This is about work and getting the work done,’’ Chapman told The Caribbean Camera. Chapman has been […]

Geopolitical shifts in the pandemic world order

Geopolitical shifts in the pandemic world order

The following was an address by Winston Dookeran,Under Secretary General, EUCLID University,Professor of Practice,at a virtual symposium  of  the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies, in St. Augustine, Trinidad last Sunday: “The pandemic has been a global political stress test,” according to the forthcoming issue of Foreign Affairs. Capable states […]

Chair of UBC’s Board of Governors resigns after social media activity opposing Black Lives Matter

Chair of UBC’s Board of Governors resigns after social media activity opposing Black Lives Matter

VANCOUVER — Michael Korenberg has resigned as chair of  the University of British Columbia’s (UBC’s) Board of Governors after his social media activity suggested he supported commentators condemning Black Lives Matter protests. Saturday’s resignation comes “after information that was publicized last week about his social media interactions that appeared to support regressive voices online and […]

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