Afri-Can FoodBasket awakens Toronto to inequalities

Afri-Can FoodBasket awakens Toronto to inequalities

Anan Lololi pulls leafy bunches of kale from the cold November ground at the Ujamaa Farm in North York. “To make some kale juice,” the executive director of Afri-Can FoodBasket suggests, moving on to rows of vegetables used in the Caribbean dish callaloo. “We put this in the food basket because we want to make […]

$1M federal stimulus to help it sustain businesses in Little Jamaica

$1M federal stimulus to help it sustain businesses in Little Jamaica

Business owners are hoping that a $1 million federal grant aimed at revitalizing Little Jamaica will help to boost the profile of the historic community in Toronto. The owners said last Sunday that the money is coming at a good time because Black-owned businesses along Eglinton Avenue West, mostly located between Marlee Avenue and Oakwood […]

I have a recent injury…Should I stretch or strengthen?

I have a recent injury…Should I stretch or strengthen?

By Dr. Virginia Nsitem Patients often ask if it is better to stretch an injured muscle and joint or strengthen the injured area. This article will discuss the importance of both stretching and strengthening exercises as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program. What Happens to your body following an injury: Following an injury, you may […]

More help for Caribbean and Black communities facing barriers to HIV testing and care

More help for Caribbean and Black communities facing barriers to HIV testing and care

The new HIV Self-Testing Community Outreach and Localized Outcomes (SOLO) Study will improve access to HIV testing for Greater Toronto Area (GTA) African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities, and collect data on the number of new HIV infections that are discovered. SOLO will also ensure connections to care for participants, and measure the degree to […]

Tips to prevent prostate cancer

Tips to prevent prostate cancer

The facts of prostate cancer The prostate, an organ located under the bladder, produces semen. Prostate cancer is the second most common source of cancer among men in the United States. About 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The risk of developing prostate cancer progressively increases with age. […]

HIV Self-Testing organization launches study to reach African, Caribbean and communities facing barriers to HIV testing

HIV Self-Testing organization launches study to reach African, Caribbean and communities facing barriers to HIV testing

The new HIV Self-Testing Community Outreach and Localized Outcomes (SOLO) Study will improve access to HIV testing for Greater Toronto Area (GTA) African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities, and collect data on the number of new HIV infections that are discovered. SOLO will also ensure connections to care for participants, and measure the degree to […]

Marci Ien is the new federal Minister for Women, Gender Equality and Youth

Marci Ien is the new federal Minister for Women, Gender Equality and Youth

Canadian broadcast journalist Marci Ien was sworn in as the federal Minister for Women, Gender Equality and Youth. Ien becomes the second person of colour to hold a cabinet post; Jean Augustine was the first. Ien was first elected in October 2020 after winning a by election to replace former Finanace Minister Bill Morneau. She […]

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