Former president of Black Coalition of Quebec, Dan Philip, dies at 87

Former president of Black Coalition of Quebec, Dan Philip, dies at 87

The Black Coalition of Quebec announced the passing of Dan Philip, the former president, on Monday at the age of 87. Recognized as a stalwart advocate for the rights of Black Quebecers, Philip’s legacy spans decades of tireless activism and leadership within the community. In a statement released by the organization, Philip was hailed as […]

Roy McMurtry – a Canadian titan

Roy McMurtry – a Canadian titan

Editorial While speaking with the Caribbean Camera in 2002, the late Barbadian-Canadian writer Austin Clarke, a progressive whose political inclinations tended to the Social Democratic side of the political spectrum, explained in a single sentence why he chose to run as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the 1977 Ontario general election. His reply? “Because Roy […]

Jay Williams: a legacy defined by love, purpose, and resilience

Jay Williams: a legacy defined by love, purpose, and resilience

In the celebration of Jermayne (Jay) Ronny O’Neil Williams’ life, speakers at his funeral painted a portrait of a man whose existence was not merely about the years he lived but about the profound impact he made on those around him. From his uncle Charles Senior’s heartfelt anecdotes, to his cousin’s loving memories, his brother’s […]

Estella Wheeler’s children describe her as a ‘source of inspiration’

Estella Wheeler’s children describe her as a ‘source of inspiration’

By Neil Armstrong The children of schoolteacher Estella Albertha Wheeler wants everyone to know that their mother was “a woman of strong faith” who instilled in them “the importance of family, education, hard work and doing what is right.” They described her as a “true role model who we will always look up to.” She […]

Remembering Jay Williams and his Legacy of Love and Leadership

Remembering Jay Williams and his Legacy of Love and Leadership

Jermayne (Jay) Ronny O’Neil Williams, affectionately known as Jay, was laid to rest on Saturday in Ajax. Friends, family, and colleagues gathered to celebrate the life of a man who was not just a cherished friend and beloved family member but also a mentor, educator, and influential figure in his community at Verity Centre for Better […]

Beloved educator Jay Williams dead at 40

Beloved educator Jay Williams dead at 40

Funeral service for beloved educator Jay Williams will be on March 16 in Pickering By Neil Armstrong Educator, speaker, and education consultant Jay Williams was committed to equity and believed in the power of representation. He wanted to go wherever he could to spread his message across Canada, the United States, and the world. That’s […]

Peter ‘Peetah’ Morgan of Morgan Heritage passes away at age 46

Peter ‘Peetah’ Morgan of Morgan Heritage passes away at age 46

Grammy Award Winning Reggae group Morgan Heritage last Sunday announced Sunday the death of their brother and lead singer Peter ‘Peetah’ Morgan via a social media post. Known for speaking on the injustice of the voiceless, with a catalogue of Reggae hits, the multi-Grammy award-winning singer is the voice of many of beloved songs, and […]

Pluto of ‘Ram Goat liver’ fame dies at 73

Pluto of ‘Ram Goat liver’ fame dies at 73

Pluto Shervington, born Leighton Shervington, died after being admitted to hospital in Miami, Florida last Friday.  He was 73. Born Leighton Keith Shervington on 13 August 1950, in Kingston, Jamaica, Shervington was a gifted reggae musician, vocalist, engineer, and producer. He gained his first experience when he started singing with Tomorrow’s Children. In 1967, their […]

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