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 […]

Caribbean Tales Film Festival had its moments but attendance was down

Caribbean Tales Film Festival had its moments but attendance was down

  Yes, it’s over. The theatre is empty. The screen is black. The annual Caribbean Tales Film Festival (CTFF) has gone dark for the 17th time … sort of. Late last week the venerable CTFF announced the winning films in its 2-week downtown Toronto movie fete. And while there were no big surprises in the […]

Call for action plan to address gun violence in Toronto

Call for action plan to address gun violence  in Toronto

Louis March, founder of the Zero Gun Violence Movement, has called on candidates in next month’s Toronto city council elections to present an “action plan” to address the current “gun violence crisis.” He was speaking at a community march in Toronto on Saturday. March noted that the City of Toronto has created the Safe-TO ten […]

For De Grasse making a living goes beyond running

For De Grasse making a living goes beyond running

Andre De Grasse launched his own signature wine at a posh party last Tuesday night, with a strip of red Mondo track and a pair of starting blocks in place of a traditional red carpet. The event drew an eclectic mix of sports celebrities, from swim star Penny Oleksiak to Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby […]

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 […]

Antigua PM takes UN Security Council to task at UNGA

Antigua PM takes UN Security Council to task at UNGA

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, on Friday called on the United Nations Security Council to live up to the ideals for which it had been established as he lamented the myriad of challenges confronting the global community, including climate change and the ongoing war in Ukraine. Browne, addressing the 77th session of the […]

Former Grenada army chief during 1983 coup is dead

Former Grenada army chief during 1983 coup is dead

Hudson Austin the leader of Grenada’s People’s Revolutionary Army Forces from 1979-1983, died on Saturday morning following a long illness. Affectionately called “HA”, Austin died at his home. Austin, who was 84, was tried and convicted for causing the death of former Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, some members of his cabinet, and civilians. In 2008, […]

Dominica holds one week of celebration of its Kalinago (Carib) people

Dominica holds one week of celebration of its Kalinago (Carib) people

The country’s its first inhabitants To commemorate and honour the resilience of the “last existing indigenous peoples in the world,” Dominica is holding a festive celebration to its first inhabitants—the Kalinago people. This is the 41st edition of the Kalinago Week, a week-long revelry with a variety of activities that highlight the heritage and culture […]

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