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 […]

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, […]

In memory of community leader Henry Goodridge who passed away at 80

In memory of community leader Henry Goodridge who passed away at 80

Henry Walter Goodridge aka “The King”, was born on the 28 March 1942 in Barataria Trinidad and Tobago. He migrated to Canada in 1969.  Goodridge died on the 3rd of September 2022 at Lakeridge Health Network, Ajax, Ontario. He suffered was hospitalized for five years before his death. Goodridge retired after working 27 years for […]

Queen Elizabeth II cannot be separated from the dark side of British history

Queen Elizabeth II cannot be separated from the dark side of British history

The Bible, often the repository of wisdom, got it right. Hebrew 9:27 says: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement.” For most men and women this judgement can be hard. It is hard for Queen Elizabeth II, who died recently after seventy years on the British throne. […]

Pianist Ramsey Lewis, the embodiment of jazz crossover, dies at 87

Pianist Ramsey Lewis, the embodiment of jazz crossover, dies at 87

Ramsey Lewis, a pianist who sustained connections between jazz and popular music at a time when those bonds often seemed fragile and imperiled, died on Monday in Chicago, his hometown. He was 87. Throughout his career, Lewis was the embodiment of jazz crossover. His affinity for gospel and blues tunes melded seamlessly with easygoing, unfettered […]

Former Haitian senator, nephew assassinated

Former Haitian senator, nephew assassinated

A former senator who worked for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor was killed in an upscale neighborhood near Haiti’s capital and his body set on fire along with his nephew, Government Commissioner Jacques Lafontant told media on Sunday. The bodies of Yvon Buissereth and his unidentified nephew were found Saturday afternoon in the […]

Prominent Black TV host Nadège St-Philippe dies in Quebec

Prominent Black TV host Nadège St-Philippe dies in Quebec

Nаdègе St-Phіlірре, a рrоmіnеnt TV hоѕt and weather presenter оn Quеbес’ѕ TVA tеlеvіѕіоn nеtwоrk ѕіnсе 2006, died lаѕt Sаturdау evening, аftеr she hаd been dіаgnоѕеd with cancer for thе ѕесоnd time in hеr lіfе lаtе last уеаr. Tributes роurеd in frоm several оthеr Quebec tеlеvіѕіоn personalities аnd рublіс fіgurеѕ, аѕ thеу bесаmе аwаrе of St-Phіlірре’ѕ […]

Family of Regis Korchinski-Paquet’s files $10 million lawsuit against police officers and head of the SIU

Family of Regis Korchinski-Paquet’s files $10 million lawsuit  against police officers and head of the SIU

The family of Regis Korchinski-Paquet has filed a $10 million lawsuit against several police officers and the head of Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) more than two years after the 29-year-old woman fell to her death from the balcony of her home in Toronto. Also named as defendants in the lawsuit filed last week are […]

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