MPP Laura Mae Lindo steps away from provincial politics

MPP Laura Mae Lindo steps away from provincial politics

Cites being single parent at Queen’s Park, travel and family Lindo says she did not make the decision lightly and there were a couple of reasons behind it, one of which was wanting and needing to be home with her family. The NDP member of the Ontario Legislature says the death of her father in […]

Tory calls for mental health summit

Tory calls for mental health summit

Toronto Mayor John Tory is calling for a national mental health summit. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Tory said it’s time that the country’s mayors, premiers, ministers and the prime minister sit down “to discuss how we can better coordinate across governments to support Canadians living with mental health and substance addiction challenges.” “We […]

Increasing police budget is a missed opportunity

Increasing police budget is a missed opportunity

Editorial Increasing police budget is a missed opportunity Last Monday when the Toronto Police Service Board met to discuss the 2023 budget, the seven rookie councillors released a statement that cut to the core, echoing what many of the groups said in their presentations. The release lamented city government prioritizing law enforcement rather than addressing […]

Today we reflect on the progress we have made and to celebrate Afrodescendant cultures

Today we reflect on the progress we have made and to celebrate Afrodescendant cultures

Statement by the Prime Minister on World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture  “Today, on the World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture, we honour and celebrate the diverse and vibrant cultures of the African continent and the African diaspora around the world. “People of African descent have shaped all aspects of life in Canada […]

OBHS 35th annual Black History Month brunch on Sunday

OBHS 35th annual Black History Month brunch on Sunday

The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) will be celebrating its 35th annual Black History Month Kick-Off on Sunday with a brunch at the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto. It will be held in partnership with TD Bank, its lead sponsor, to recognize the achievements of Black Canadians and raise funds for the OBHS. The […]

Hamilton’s Afro Canadian Caribbean Association celebrate Lincoln and Martin day

Hamilton’s Afro Canadian Caribbean Association celebrate Lincoln and Martin day

By Lincoln DePradine The support of the federal Liberals, headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, for the Southwestern Ontario Black Entrepreneurship Network is one indication of the Canadian government’s commitment to ensuring “excellence’’ in the Black community, according to Hamilton MP Filomena Tassi. “Our government is committed to fostering and encouraging Black excellence and access […]

Call for prostate checks at Horace Thorne’s memorial

Call for prostate checks at Horace Thorne’s memorial

By Lincoln DePradine Age 40, by any measure, is still young. However, the president of The Walnut Foundation (TWF) – an educational and support group for Black men dealing with prostate health issues – is recommending prostate health checks for men by age 40. “My message to the men is get checked; get your sons […]

Rising opposition to proposed reduction in Scarborough ridings

Rising opposition to proposed reduction in Scarborough ridings

By Lincoln DePradine Rookie politician Jamaal Myers, who is passionately opposed to a proposal under which Scarborough would lose one of its current federal ridings, says such a move would not serve the best “needs and wants’’ of Scarborough residents. A pattern seems to exist where Scarborough “always gets the short end of the stick’’, […]

2022 Blueprint gives a leg up to 100 new BIPOC-owned businesses

2022 Blueprint gives a leg up to 100 new BIPOC-owned businesses

One hundred BIPOC-owned businesses selected for the 2022 Blueprint: Backing BIPOC Businesses, powered by the DMZ, a mentorship and grant program that supports the advancement of Black, Indigenous or People of Colour (BIPOC) business owners in Canada. The project is an American Express Canada initiative and is part of its DE&I Action Plan. The 2022 […]

Jane and Finch students get joint day of experiential learning

Jane and Finch students get joint day of experiential learning

Students from two middle schools in Toronto’s Jane and Finch neighbourhood learned over two days this week what opportunities await them in high school and after graduation. The Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement, an initiative of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), arranged for students from Brookview Middle School and Oakdale Park Middle […]

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