Zanana Akande urges community to speak with one voice

Zanana Akande urges community to speak with one voice

By Lincoln DePradine Former educator and retired politician, Zanana Akande, is urging African-Canadians to avoid attempts at dividing the community, and appealing to them to unite in the fight against anti-Black racism. “The collective is still extremely important,’’ Akande said last Saturday in Scarborough at a fundraiser of the Second Chance Scholarship Foundation Inc. The […]

Canada to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019

Canada to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019

More than  25 Canadian organizations  have come together to sponsor Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Canada 2019 – November  18-25 – and to “connect and celebrate ” business leaders and their contributions to economic growth and job creation. Apart from the official sponsors of GEW Canada  2019, several GEW partners and organizations will host events in […]

Going the “Jolly Way’’ in Toronto

Going the “Jolly Way’’ in Toronto

Few Black people in Canada have had the honour of having a street named after them. However, when the moment happened on November 1 for Jamaican-born Denham Jolly, he shared it with others, recalling the important contributions made to Canada by people such as the late community activists Dudley laws and Charles Roach; former acting Toronto […]

Haitian Canadian tells Canada to get out of Haiti

Haitian Canadian tells Canada to get out of Haiti

By Lincoln DePradine Canada has been accused of being complicit in propping up the Haitian government that is facing ongoing massive street demonstrations, with protestors calling for the resignation of the country’s President Jovenel Moïse. “Our country (Canada) is not as progressive as it pretends to be,’’ activist Jean Saint-Vil Jafrikayiti said Tuesday evening at […]

Actor John Witherspoon dies aged 77

Actor John Witherspoon dies aged 77

  Actor John Witherspoon, who starred alongside rapper Ice Cube in the hit “Friday” comedy movie franchise, died last Tuesday at the age of 77, his family said. “We love you “POPS” always and forever,” his family said on his Twitter account, referring to another of his roles – John ‘Pops’ Williams on the long-running […]

UN urges Caribbean to show solidarity toward Venezuelans

UN urges Caribbean to show solidarity toward Venezuelans

In a press statement from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), the European Union (EU) and the UN migration agency (IOM), the entities jointly called for host countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to show solidarity toward Venezuelans, with around 80 per cent of those who have left, sheltering in the region. The mass exodus […]

Two children’s books win big in Toronto

Two children’s books win big in Toronto

By Stephen Weir Two children’s books written by prominent Black Canadian writers won big last Tuesday evening. Children’s books were celebrated with more than $100,000 in prizes given to authors and illustrators at the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards ceremony. Nova Scotia author Shauntay Grant won $20,000 for her book Africville (illustrated by Eva Campbell).  […]

The BBPA announces its new Board of Directors

The BBPA announces its new Board of Directors

Toronto, ON – The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) announced its slate of new board members, at its Annual General Meeting held on September 30th, 2019.   Current president Nadine Spencer said that one of her main goals is to redouble the effort of expanding the organization’s reach while staying true to its founding […]

Four Canadian Caribbean Cultural Icons in the National Spotlight

Four Canadian Caribbean Cultural Icons in the National Spotlight

By Stephen Weir September and early October has been a rewarding time for four Canadian Caribbean artists, dramtists and writers – Stan Douglas just won a really big one while Amanda Parris, Ian Williams and André Alexis are up for some big ones too! Ten days ago Vancouver photographic artist Stan Douglas was awarded the […]

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