Scotiabank commits $350,000 to UWI Gala Toronto

Scotiabank commits $350,000 to UWI Gala Toronto

  The University of the West Indies (The UWI) celebrates Scotiabank’s commitment to extend title sponsorship of The UWI Toronto Benefit Gala for another five years. Mr. Brendan King, Sr. Vice President, Scotiabank International Banking made the announcement during a visit to The UWI ; Scotiabank’s pledge of CAD $75,000 annually, for a five-year cycle […]

Peel District School Board report on systemic racism reveals “painful accounts of traumatic experiences”

Peel District School Board report on systemic racism reveals “painful accounts of traumatic experiences”

By Staff Reporter Last November, the Ontario Government announced that the Peel District School Board (PDSB) was under review following racism and human rights complaints. The review comes after PDSB trustee Will Davies’ used the word ‘McCriminal’ to describe McCrimmon Middle School in Brampton, sparking accusations of anti-Black racism. More recently, The Toronto Star revealed […]

The Gideon L. Exeter Bursary is the first of “Loved Ones Bursary Program”

The Gideon L. Exeter Bursary is the first of “Loved Ones Bursary Program”

The Council of Caribbean Associations – Canada (CCAC) has added another dimension to its scholarship program. The “Loved Ones Bursary Program” is intended for individuals, families, organizations and institutions to name a bursary in honour of their loved ones. The CCAC launched its first scholarship program in 2012. It offers students of Caribbean descent resident […]

Texas student with Trini roots can’t wear dreadlocks in school

Texas student with Trini roots can’t wear dreadlocks in school

TV show host Ellen DeGeneres and singer Alicia Keys give him US$20,000 for college. Texas student of Trinidadian descent, DeAndre Arnold, who was told his dreadlocks violate his high school’s dress code, is gaining the support of some celebrities as well as US$20,000 for college. DeAndre Arnold, 18, appeared on an episode of “The Ellen […]

Barack Obama calls on young people to embrace the creative skills

Barack Obama calls on young people  to embrace the creative skills

“Hit your books, people.” That’s the advice former United States president Barack Obama  gave to thousands of young people who gathered last Thursday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Obama was speaking at a forum about the future of work organized by the Economic Club of Canada and the Global Institute for Conscious Economics. “You […]

Social Justice Week for Durham College students

Social Justice Week for Durham College students

By Allison Hector-Alexanderand Jason Vassell Next week, Durham College (DC) students, employees and community members will engage in some courageous conversations on topics like power and privilege, mental illness and stigma, incarceration, climate change, poverty, homelessness and harm reduction. It’s all part of DC’s first Social Justice Week, from Tuesday, Jan. 28 to Thursday, Jan. […]

Haitian-American artist on his image of Martin Luther King and Donald Trump

Haitian-American artist on his image of Martin Luther King and Donald Trump

First Published 2 years ago. Painting went viral recently Following Donald Trump’s recent alleged comments asking, “Why do we want people from Haiti here?” Haitian-American artist Watson Mere explains: “First of all, Haiti is an extremely beautiful country with some of the most beautiful, most creative, most vibrant people in the world that you’ll ever […]

U of T launches Future Black Lawyers program

U of T launches  Future Black Lawyers program

The University Of Toronto Faculty Of Law launched a new program aiming to support Black students who aspire to go to law school, beginning in 2021. According to a Nov. 25 letter from Edward Iacobucci to the law school community, the goal of the Black Future Lawyers Program is to increase the number of Black […]

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