Iqaluit councillor resigns over social media post about Black Lives Matter

Iqaluit councillor resigns over social media post  about Black Lives Matter

IQALUIT, Nunavut — An Iqaluit city councillor has resigned over comments she made on social media about the Black Lives Matter movement. At a meeting  last week, city council unanimously passed a motion calling for the resignation of Malaiya Lucassie who issued a statement shortly after, saying she would resign immediately. Her resignation comes after […]

Schulich School of Business and A Different Booklist team up to offer free business certificate program

Schulich School of Business and A Different Booklist  team up to offer free business certificate program

  York University’s Schulich School of Business has partnered with A Different Booklist Cultural Centre in Toronto to launch an” introduction to business ” certificate program. for Toronto’s Black community. The webinar program  which if free of charge, covers topics that range from marketing and accounting to leadership and human resources management and concludes with […]

Continue striving for excellence ‘ in all that you do,’ students told

Continue striving for excellence ‘ in all that you do,’  students told

By Lincoln DePradine A senior education official told a group of young people on  the weekend of the importance of having a strong character and the need to develop qualities that foster “healthy, positive relationships’’. “If you stay true to yourself and of good character, you will always arrive at precisely where you’re supposed to […]

Shani Mootoo is a finalist for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Shani Mootoo is a finalist for the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Novelist Shani Mootoo who was born in  Ireland to Trinidadian parents, is one of  the five recently announced finalists for the 2020  Scotiabank Giller Prize. Mootoo’s Polar Vortex is  one of three novels shortlisted for the  $100,000  Prize, the biggest in Canadian  literature. “A keen meditation on the complexities of identity and desire, Polar Vortex […]

Call for action plan to dismantle white supremacist groups

A coalition of multifaith human rights organizations urged Prime Minister  Justin Trudeau on Monday to come up with a plan to dismantle white supremacist groups across the country. The open call to  the prime minister comes in wake of the death of a 58-year-old man who was fatally stabbed outside the International Muslim Organization mosque […]

Art depicting Viola Desmond displayed on building where she was arrested in 1946

Art depicting Viola Desmond displayed on building  where she was arrested in 1946

NEW GLASGOW, Nova Scotia  — An art display paying tribute to Viola Desmond is nearing completion on the building where the civil rights icon took her most high-profile stand against racial inequality in Canada. Desmond, a Black Nova Scotian who is commemorated on Canada’s $10 bill, refused to leave her seat at the Roseland Theatre […]

Solitude, heroine of the slave resistance, honoured with garden in Paris

Solitude, heroine of the slave resistance, honoured with garden in Paris

A woman who fought for the liberation of slaves on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is honored with a public garden in the city of Paris. The inauguration took place on Saturday. According to newspaper Le Monde, the woman, Solitude, was born around 1772 to an African slave who was raped by a white sailor […]

Helping customers send money in more ways to more places

Helping customers send money in more ways to more places

TD Bank is expanding the TD Global Transfer experience on EasyWeb and the TD Canada app, offering customers the ability to transfer money globally, in more ways, to more places. A news release from TD Bank notes that TD Global Transfer brings together new and existing capabilities that allows customers to securely send money to […]

School to be renamed

School to be renamed

The Vaughan Secondary school in the Greater Toronto Area is to be renamed. The York Region District School Board trustees have voted unanimously to rename the school after consultations with the public. In an announcement last week, Board officials said the word “Vaughan” was removed from the school’s name, leaving it unnamed for now. According […]

Toronto’s Afrocentric school unavailable for virtual learning

Toronto’s Afrocentric school unavailable for virtual learning

By Lincoln DePradine Last March, when the Coronavirus pandemic forced a closure of schools across Canada, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) continued its education programs by offering online learning for students confined at home. Now, at the start of the new school year, virtual or online learning is an option for TDSB institutions, except […]

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