Asafa Powell’s statue to be unveiled in Jamaica on Feb 9

Asafa Powell’s statue to be unveiled in Jamaica on Feb 9

  The statute of Olympian and former world record holder over 100 metres, Asafa Powell, is to be unveiled at Independence Park at the National Stadium in Kingston on Sunday, February 9. That’s according to the Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange who has said all is on track for next month’s unveiling. She gave the […]

Residents demand answers following the “Nuclear” false alarm

Residents demand answers following the “Nuclear” false alarm

By Nicole Georges-Bennett Residents within a 10 kilometer radius of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station are still looking for answers, following an emergency alert of a nuclear “incident” at the Plant.  At about 7:30 am on Sunday morning, the alert which described an ongoing incident, flashed across screens in the province, including the GTHA and […]

Guyana celebrates 166 years of Chinese Arrival

Guyana celebrates 166 years of Chinese Arrival

January 12, 2018 marks the 166 years since Chinese arrived in Guyana in 1853. In commemoration of this event a ceremony was held at the Windsor Forest Primary School on the West Coast of Demerara. While delivering brief remarks, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo underscored the importance of the contribution of the Chinese towards national development. […]

Carol Shirtliff-Hinds is one tough woman in a tough profession

Carol Shirtliff-Hinds is one tough woman in a tough profession

By Gwyn Chapman Carol Shirtliff-Hinds, is the powerhouse behind one of the largest law firm in Newmarket, and the largest Female and Black led law firm in the GTA with close to 20 lawyers. Shirtliff-Hinds exemplifies leadership, and over the past 20 years has developed an excellent reputation in both the courthouse and the community. […]

Etobicoke Youth Children’s Christmas Party was blast

Etobicoke Youth Children’s Christmas Party was blast

By Kelly Roche Torn wrapping paper littered the floor, serving as evidence of a good time. More than 500 Toronto kids received a dose of Christmas cheer alongside a visit from Santa at the 15th annual Advocates for Etobicoke Youth (AFEY) Children’s Christmas Party in Rexdale on Dec. 7. The party was held at Woodbine […]

Injured migrant workers need your support

Injured migrant workers need your support

By: Chris Ramsaroop December 18th is declared International Day of Migrant Workers. This United Nations -recognized event is celebrated around the world to acknowledge the sacrifices and struggles of the millions of migrant workers – migrants like Luton Forbes, a farm worker and father of two from Jamaica whose back injury ended his ability to […]

Vancouver School Board to discuss anti-hate policy

Vancouver School Board to discuss  anti-hate policy

A Vancouver School Board committee  is  calling on the district to hire an expert to create a policy for responding to “hate-motivated crimes and/or actions.” The full board will discuss this matter at its meeting on Monday. But parents are complaining that the process demonstrates the district’s failure to act quickly in response to instances […]

The African Canadian Heritage Association celebrates Kwanzaa

The African Canadian Heritage Association celebrates Kwanzaa

By Louis March The African Canadian Heritage Association celebrated its Annual Kwanzaa Celebration at Warden Woods Community Centre last Sunday, December 7th with a packed house. The celebration featured a Kwanzaa educational presentation by the program’s children’s group, African drumming and dancing performances, an African vendors market and a Karamu, a Kwanzaa feast. ACHA which […]

Using Black Lego to connect Africa’s distant past to a distant future

Using Black Lego to connect Africa’s distant past to a distant future

By Stephen Weir Two years ago Lego artist Ekow Nimako built a statue of a girl on top of a galloping black unicorn.  The 8ft by 6ft sculpture made with over 80,000 black Lego bricks became the symbol of Scarborough at Toronto’s annual all night Nuit Blanc festival. Nimako collaborated with filmmaker Director X, to […]

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