The BBPA and Little Jamaica present Sinting Fest

The BBPA and Little Jamaica present Sinting Fest

The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) presents Sinting Fest from August 26-28, 2022. This free community event will celebrate Caribbean culture both locally and from around the Diaspora with food, fashion, music, and dance. Performers at the event will include Da’ville, Kairo McLean, Michie Mee, Jay Douglas, Rayzalution, and many more. The event will also host […]

On board the Emancipation Day Underground Freedom Train 

On board the Emancipation Day Underground Freedom Train 

By Stephen Weir The Honourable Jean Augustine probably didn’t have to say anything except All-A-Board, but a 1,000 people waiting to board the TTC Freedom Train wanted to hear what the first Black Canadian woman to serve as a federal Minister of the Crown and Member of Parliament had to say.  Standing on steps inside […]

NBA superstars Lebron James & Andrew Wiggins will host two Toronto Caribbean Carnival events

NBA superstars Lebron James & Andrew Wiggins will host two Toronto Caribbean Carnival events

The Elements Toronto, in affiliation with the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, presents an all-star lineup of events during carnival weekend. Now in its sixth year, the highly anticipated event, ‘Daylight’ hosted by NBA superstar Lebron James will take place on Friday, July 29th at Lavelle. Following the Grand Parade on Saturday, July 30th, is ‘Carnival Celebration,’ […]

The Blackhurst Cultural Centre Emancipation March

The Blackhurst Cultural Centre Emancipation March

This Sunday will be the second time that Toronto will mark Canada’s recognition of Emancipation Day with a march along Bloor Street in downtown Toronto. Beginning at 1pm at Bathurst and Bloor Street, the parade will travel west to Christie Pitts for live music and celebrations in honour of Canada’s recognition of Emancipation Day. Emancipation […]

Kiddies Parade of the Bands was hot, hot, hot in Malvern

Kiddies Parade of the Bands was hot, hot, hot in Malvern

Photos and article By Rebecca Kerr The sun was blazing hot, the loud, pulsating, infectious sounds of Soca music echoed thru the streets in Malvern as thousands of junior masqueraders, their parents, relatives and friends chipped, danced, jumped and waved for the return of kiddies’ carnival 2022. Thousands lined the street to welcome back The […]

Calypso is alive and well in Toronto

Calypso is alive and well in Toronto

Pre-OCPA Calypso in Toronto: A Personal Memoir By Lennox Borel Here is an axiom that Pythagoras and his mathematical colleagues could never have conceived: “Wherever there are people of Trinidad and Tobago in the Diaspora, there will always be Calypso.” The History of Calypso in Toronto did not begin with the birth of OCPA in […]

Rejection of spousal application by visa officer set aside by immigration appeal division

Rejection of spousal application by visa officer set aside by immigration appeal division

  By Sukhram Ramkissoon I recently represented a 58-year-old Muslim Cleric who was successful in having the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) set aside the refusal of his sponsorship for his 38-year-old spouse. For the purposes of this article, I will refer to the sponsor as Alim and his spouse as Fatima. Alim and Fatima were […]

Let’s Talk Diversity Fund ready for applicants

Let’s Talk Diversity Fund ready for applicants

Annual fund supporting Black, Indіgеnоuѕ, аnd People оf Colour соmmunіtіеѕ (BIPOC) thаt еnhаnсе access to сulturаllу іnfоrmеd mеntаl hеаlth саrе Applications fоr grаntѕ are nоw bеіng accepted for the Bеll Lеt’ѕ Tаlk Diversity Fund. Thе аnnuаl рrоgrаm supports organizations working tо іmрrоvе ассеѕѕ tо mеntаl hеаlth аnd well-being ѕuрроrt for BIPOC соmmunіtіеѕ throughout Canada. Aссоrdіng […]

Trudeau speaks on gun violence at roundtable in Toronto

Trudeau speaks on gun violence at roundtable in Toronto

  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a roundtable at the Rexdale community Hub in West Toronto on Tuesday last week that the Canadian government is enacting stronger gun control measures to keep Canadians safe. Trudeau was joined at the roundtable by Etobicoke North MP Kirsty Duncan and Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri to hear how […]

Jamaal Myers is running for City Council because “Toronto’s in trouble’’

Jamaal Myers is running for City Council because “Toronto’s in trouble’’

  By Lincoln DePradine Jamaal Myers, a corporate lawyer, is giving up his position as a legal counsel with a major Canadian bank to run for a seat as a local councillor in Toronto because he says, “Toronto’s in trouble’’. The “trouble’’ confronting the city, according to Myers, includes a lack of affordable housing and […]

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