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 […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – time to reflect

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – time to reflect

Canada has had a troublesome and tumultuous past with its Indigenous people. For much of the country’s history, we’ve neglected, ignored and attempted to assimilate Indigenous people into a European-based culture at the expense of their own. Recent years have seen initial attempts made at reconciliation, and while there is significant work to be done, […]

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 […]

Black theatre gets a boost from Slaight Family Foundation

Black theatre gets a boost from Slaight Family Foundation

By Stephen Weir The Slaight Family Foundation announced a $15-million donation to be spread among 22 Canadian theatre companies that continue to be affected by the pandemic. The money is to be used over the next two years for theatre production and marketing by those receiving this infusion of cash. One of the theatres that […]

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 […]

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, […]

Bahamas PM Davis accuses international financial regulators of discrimination

Bahamas PM Davis accuses international financial regulators of discrimination

Prime Minister Philip Davis has said there are elements of racism in the motives of developed countries as they push for greater regulation of the financial services sectors of “black-governed” states and former European colonies. In his address to the United Nations General Assemblylast week, Davis said the Bahamian financial industry is one of the […]

Nominations for Caribbean/Black Impact Awards closes in 3 Days

Nominations for Caribbean/Black Impact Awards closes in 3 Days

    The Caribbean Camera and the Black Indigenous Business Development Association (BIBDA) will present the first annual Caribbean/Black Impact Awards at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto on November 20. It will celebrate the achievements of outstanding Caribbean and Black people in Canada. Organizers of the event are now seeking nominations for the awards […]

If we can’t get rid of the monarchy, then put it in cold storage

If we can’t get rid of the monarchy, then put it in cold storage

It’s a good guess that even the most fanatical monarchists would have found last Tuesday to be a new day and a welcome relief from the minute to minute, wall to wall coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. It was 12 days of red-coated, fur – hatted soldiers, bag pipes, besotted crowds, and tender, loving clichés […]

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