Brandon Gonez buys NOW Magazine

Brandon Gonez buys NOW Magazine

By Stephen Weir Now Magazine is now back in business and is now in new hands. The venerable entertainment magazine was purchased early this month by Gonez Media, a Toronto company owned and operated by former CP 24 personality Brandon Gonez. Now Magazine, started in 1981, used to self-describe as Toronto’s weekly news and entertainment […]

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 […]

Words from the heart

Words from the heart

By Yolanda T. Marshall     Tonna Thomas is a Grenadian Canadian mother and author of “Beautiful Like My Heart.” She is a Registered Early Childhood Educator who revels in the joys of motherhood and adventures with her son. This is Tonna’s first book, told from the child’s perspective, as he invites readers into a […]

Toronto police officers sued over alleged assault of Black university student

Toronto police officers sued over alleged assault of Black university student

  Hasani O’Gilvie, a Jamaica-born student of the University of Toronto, and his mother, Christine O’Gilvie, are suing three Toronto police officers for allegedly assaulting the student in August 2021 while he was on his way to school. The student and his mother are seeking $2.4-million in damages as well as $250,000 under the Family […]

Toronto dancer about to take to the big stage with Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre

Toronto dancer about to take to the big stage with Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre

By: Stephen Weir Not only is it the first weekend for Black History Month in Toronto, it will also be two days of first for dance fans.  On February 3rd and 4th “America ‘s Cultural Ambassador to the World” the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre will kick off its 2023 North American tour with a trio […]

Eight days of all things Black at a slimmed down Kuumba

Eight days of all things Black at a slimmed down Kuumba

By Stephen Weir With Christmas 2022 now in our collective rear view mirror it is time to look ahead at some of the goings on at the 2023 Black Futures Month (Black History Month) celebrations at Harbourfront. Yesterday, the Camera talked to a spokesperson to get an update on the events Harbourfront will be presenting […]

Celebrating the principle of Kujichagulia Kwanzaa

Celebrating the principle of Kujichagulia Kwanzaa

Celebrating the principle of Kujichagulia – self-determination – on the second day of Kwanzaa, December 27, 2022. Students from Antigua shared heartfelt and timely stories from their anthology entitled “Love, Friendship & Betrayal” without missing a beat at the Blackhurst Cultural Centre. Under the direction and guidance of Dr. Howell, the director of Antigua Film […]

Liberal Black Caucus roundtable underscores measures to make life more affordable

Liberal Black Caucus roundtable underscores measures to make life more affordable

On Monday, Members of the Liberal Black Caucus held a roundtable with Black media from across the country to share details about new measures from the Fall Economic Statement that the government is taking to make life more affordable, including: – Permanently eliminating interest on Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans – Creating a […]

Woman who suffered gender-based violence granted protection in Canada

Woman who suffered gender-based violence granted protection in Canada

By Sukhram Ramkissoon A 41-year-old woman, who I will refer to as Norma (not her real name) is a citizen of a tiny island in the Caribbean measuring only 389 square kilometers and a population with slightly over 100,000 citizens. Norma was recently granted refugee protection in Canada as a person who was a victim […]

Black-led startups encouraged to apply to join Investment Bootcamp program

Black-led startups encouraged to apply to join Investment Bootcamp program

  In the last 20 years, the word “start-up” has been synonymous with funding, especially within the tech space. This surge of funding has given rise to enterprises now referred to as “Unicorns” (having a minimum valuation of $1bn) and “Decagons” (having a valuation of $10bn and above). However, this surge seemed to almost exclude […]

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