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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Police want officers back in London schools

Police want officers back in London schools

Black community disagrees London’s police union says it’s time to bring back a program that places police officers in schools, but a parent and activist argues the move would be step back for London’s Black community.  The London Police Association has posted an online petition arguing that the student resource officer (SRO) program should be reinstated.  […]

Dalhousie Medical School appoints first Academic Director for Black health

Dalhousie Medical School appoints first Academic Director for Black health

When Dr. Leah Jones was completing her medical degree and residency training, she recalls she was often one of the only Black people in the room. The recently appointed Academic Director, Black Health, and family physician is hoping to change that for future students by creating a supportive, welcoming environment to work and learn. “I […]

Free Black Community Health check-up hosted by the Toronto Black Scientists

Free Black Community Health check-up hosted by the Toronto Black Scientists

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed some alarming statistics for the Black community in terms of health and wellness. In an effort to strengthen members of the Black community’s health, the Black Scientists’ Task Force (BSTF) will hold a Black Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, January 21st at Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East Toronto, from […]

Former governor general Michaelle Jean joins call for international help for Haiti

Former governor general Michaelle Jean joins call for international help for Haiti

OTTAWA — Former governor general Michaelle Jean was among dozens of high-profile signatories to an open letter issued last week calling for international help for Haiti. The letter in French, with the title “Taken hostage, Haiti is dying” argues that Haiti needs help to avoid becoming a failed state. The signatories include Senegalese President Macky […]

How to overcome emotional eating

How to overcome emotional eating

If you reach for the ice cream scoop every time things get tough, you’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association, 38 percent of adults admit that they’ve overeaten or eaten unhealthily  because of stress. Just about half of them regretted it later.  But the first thing you need to know about emotional eating […]

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