Snake eyes and lizards on stage for Venom Mas’ costume launch

Snake eyes and lizards on stage for Venom Mas’ costume launch

  By Stephen Weir More than 80 reptilian mas’ models slithered, slinked and strutted onto a huge V-shaped stage in Toronto early Sunday morning. Despite a very late start, the models put on a fashion show that wowed the more than 1,000 people who crammed into the Grand Cinnamon Banquet & Convention Centre on McNicoll […]

Valarie Steele receives BADC Legend Award

Valarie Steele receives BADC Legend Award

  Community organizer Valarie Steele, a longtime member of the Black Action Defense Committee (BADC), receives the BADC Legend Award from Lloyd Wilks, Jamaica’s Consul General in Toronto, at the seventh annual Dudley Laws Scholarship Brunch, held recently at the Jamaican Canadian Centre. Keynote speaker at the brunch was Nancy  Simms, Director of the Centre for […]

BBC radio presenter fired for ‘racist’ royal baby tweet

BBC radio presenter fired for ‘racist’ royal baby tweet

LONDON – Veteran broadcaster Danny Baker was last week fired by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) after tweeting a picture of well-dressed couple holding hands with a chimpanzee in a suit, tagged with the caption “royal baby leaves hospital”. Accusations of racism immediately flooded his timeline, as new royal baby Archie has mixed-race heritage through […]

We have to fight back

Editorial We have to fight back Shortly after the Ontario provincial elections last year, we reminded our readers in an editorial that people usually get the government they deserve. We were referring, of course, to the not-so-Progressive Conservative government of Premier Doug Ford and the fact that  many people in the Black community had declared  […]

Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood – study

Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood – study

FOCUS ON HEALTH  Sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood – study A new study has shown that traditional labels of ‘gay’, ‘bisexual’ and ‘straight’ do not capture the full range of human sexuality, and whether a person is attracted to the same, or opposite sex can change over time. The study, published […]

Remembering mom

Editorial Remembering mom On Sunday, Mother’s Day will be observed in Canada  and many other countries around the world. But for many in our own Caribbean community here in Toronto, it will certainly not be a time for celebration. Many of our elderly mothers have been neglected and abandoned. It’s a situation we do not […]

Viola Desmond $10 bill wins banknote competition

Viola Desmond $10 bill wins banknote competition

Viola Desmond is the first Canadian woman to appear on the face of a banknote. A Canadian $10 bill has won the top prize in an international banknote competition. The bill, featuring Canadian civil rights activist Viola Desmond, beat 15 other banknotes to win the International Bank Note Society award. The Bank of Canada won […]

Cancer survivor organizes ‘healing hope’ fundraiser

Cancer survivor organizes ‘healing hope’ fundraiser

By Lincoln DePradine Jamaica-born Letna Allen-Rowe, a businesswoman and an author, is a cancer survivor with strong optimism that a cure for the disease will be discovered. “It might not happen in my lifetime, but I’m sure, as there is a God, it will happen,’’ Allen-Rowe told the Caribbean Camera last Sunday at a health […]

Two Black public employees sue Ontario government and unions over alleged racism

Two Black public employees sue  Ontario government and unions over alleged racism

  By Lincoln DePradine The Ontario government and a couple of labour organizations have been named in a $26 million lawsuit filed by two Black women, who allege that as provincial public employees they have been victims of anti-Black racism and harassment. Jean-Marie Dixon and Hentrose Nelson claim that “anti-Black racism, and racism in general, […]

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