Tips to ward off winter blues

Tips to ward off winter blues

  If colder weather has you feeling down, try these ideas to boost your mood. Sometimes, when the temperatures drop and days grow shorter, the blues seep in. Feeling down in the winter is common, especially once the hubbub of the holidays is over. It’s believed that between 10 and 20 percent of North Americans […]

Chemicals used to straighten Black hair come with high risk of uterine cancer

Chemicals used to straighten Black hair come with high risk of uterine cancer

A new medical study has found that women who use chemical hair straighteners and relaxers may have a higher risk of uterine cancer — but for many Black women who have turned to these treatments throughout their lives, the results are not a surprise. “I’m glad it finally came out. It’s something that we’ve been […]

Monarch butterflies returning to Mexico

Monarch butterflies returning to Mexico

The monarchs’ migration is the longest of any insect species known to science. The first monarch butterflies have appeared in the mountaintop forests of central Mexico where they spend the winter, Mexico’s Environment Department said last Saturday. The first butterflies have been seen exploring the mountaintop reserves in the states of Mexico and Michoacan, apparently […]

Conditions for Blacks in Federal prisons remain troubling

Conditions for Blacks in Federal prisons remain troubling

  The 49th Annual Report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator report includes three national investigations with updates on the experiences and outcomes of Black and Indigenous persons in federal custody, as well as a review of restrictive confinement conditions and practices since the elimination of solitary confinement in 2019. According to Correctional Investigator, […]

Garifuna model Joyjah Estrada makes a splash at Black Panther Universe screening

Garifuna model Joyjah Estrada makes a splash at Black Panther Universe screening

The culture of the Garifuna people made its debut in the Black Panther Universe as Belizean model and social media influencer Joyjah Estrada attended the film’s Hollywood screening last Wednesday decked to the nines in a traditional dress. Estrada wore the striking outfit, which features the yellow, black and white colours of the Garifuna flag, […]

Black and Arab residents on the increase in Ottawa

Black and Arab residents on the increase in Ottawa

  Ottawa-Gatineau’s Black and Arab populations third behind Toronto and Montreal. Ottawa is also the sixth-fastest growing municipality in the country. Brampton is the fastest growing municipality in Canada. Ottawa-Gatineau still has the third largest Black and Arab populations in the country, according to 2021 census data released by Statistics Canada last Wednesday. There are […]

Pan Fantasy steel orchestra celebrates 36 years of music with “Pannies’’ gala and awards

Pan Fantasy steel orchestra celebrates 36 years of music with “Pannies’’ gala and awards

By Lincoln DePradine Many know Dwight Drummond as a Canadian broadcast journalist, who now anchors the 8 pm nationwide news on the CBC News Network.  But before launching his media career, which now spans three decades, Drummond was one of several youngsters participating in programs of Pan Fantasy Steelband North York Inter-Community Youth Group (NYICYG). […]

Program to create access and opportunities for racialized interior designers

Program to create access and opportunities for racialized interior designers

JennAir Disrupting Design collaborates with The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) to create $375,000 scholarship fund On Tuesday, the JennAir Brand (“JennAir”) announced the launch of its Disrupting Design program, which aims to create access and opportunities for racialized interior designers in the industry. The program is the result of research, listening and […]

Impact Awards to be presented on November 20

Impact Awards to be presented on November 20

Eight individuals and two organizations from Toronto’s Caribbean community will be the recipients of the Caribbean/Black Impact Awards 2022. The awards will be presented at the Ontario Science Centre on November 20. The Caribbean Camera and the Black Indigenous Business Development Association (BIBDA) have organized the awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of outstanding Caribbean […]

Looking for the remains of Black Loyalists

Looking for the remains of Black Loyalists

Ground-penetrating radar technology is being used to find the unmarked graves of Black Loyalists at the Fort Anne National Historic Site in Annapolis Royal, N.S. Black Loyalists supported the British during the American Revolutionary War beginning in 1775. Thousands of them settled in Nova Scotia. The search for their graves took place at Fort Anne’s […]