Digital Carnival 202O is now as close as your phone

Digital Carnival 202O is now as close as your phone

The Digital 2020 Toronto Caribbean Carnival kicked off  on Canada Day, July 1, and you can  take in  the celebrations on your phone, tablet or computer during the entire month of July. “We are presenting (on line) a virtual festival that engages Carnival audiences who look forward every year to a summer of parties, music, […]

NWSL players kneel during the national anthem

NWSL players kneel during the national anthem

Players for the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage knelt during the national anthem Saturday when the National Women’s Soccer League opened the Challenge Cup tournament in Utah. The players and coaches wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts in warmups before the game, which was nationally televised on CBS. The players also knelt during a […]

Bermuda to get first Black and first female Governor

Bermuda to get first Black and first female Governor

HAMILTON, Bermuda – Bermuda is to get its first Black and first female Governor later this year, it was officially announced on Friday. Government House said Rena Lalgie, who is married with two children, will succeed John Rankin in December. Lalgie, who is currently the director of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation in the […]

Former Toronto City Council candidate sends ‘get well message’ ‘ to rival but with ‘friendly warning’

Former Toronto City Council candidate sends ‘get well message’ ‘ to rival but with ‘friendly warning’

Political activist Michelle Garcia,  one of  nine  candidates who ran against Michael Ford in the last  election for Toronto City Council, has sent a “get well” message to Ford who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. Garcia also had a ‘friendly warning ” for Ford. She said while  she hopes that he recovers from […]

Support the Equal Justice Initiative

Support the Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and best-selling author of Just […]

Family of Black woman calls for ‘ transparent, fair, valid and unbiased investigation’

Family of Black woman calls for ‘ transparent, fair, valid and unbiased investigation’

By Lincoln DePradine An impasse continues between the family of a Black woman and the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) on whether Toronto police had any role in her death. “We anticipate doing an interview with the SIU but there are still a lot of other things to be done,’’ Knia Singh, a lawyer for the […]

Protest bring Blacks and Whites to Toronto demanding change

Protest bring Blacks and Whites to Toronto demanding change

By Stephen Weir I was probably one of the oldest people taking part in Saturday’s Queen’s Park march and demonstration.  Everyone was so polite, even one of the giant police horses that were hidden away north of the Parliament Building showed some difference as I walked by. On a sunny warm Saturday afternoon thousands of […]

‘Defunding’ police and funding mental health resources will save lives, experts say

‘Defunding’ police and funding mental health resources  will save lives, experts say

The recent death of a Toronto woman who fell from her 24th-floor balcony while police were in her home has renewed calls for an overhaul of how society deals with people in mental health crises. Some experts believe “defunding” police – taking some of the taxpayer money going to law enforcement and putting it towards […]

Toronto woman plunges to her death from 24th floor apartment

Toronto woman  plunges to her death from 24th floor apartment

Did Regis Korchinski-Paquet fall to her death from her 24th floor apartment ? Or was the 29-year old Black woman pushed? Or is there some other explaination as to how her lifeless body ended up on Wednesday last week in front of the High Park Avenue  high-rise building in Toronto where she lived, after police […]

Trudeau plans to push police body-cameras with premiers to aid ‘transparency’

Trudeau plans to push police body-cameras with premiers  to aid ‘transparency’

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s planning to push provincial premiers to equip police with body-worn cameras as a rapid, substantive solution to allegations of racism and brutality. The cameras document police officers’ interactions with the public and Trudeau says they’re one relatively simple way to address complaints that police in Canada treat […]

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