Creating a Legacy for Toronto

Creating a Legacy for Toronto

By Anthony Joseph Last Sunday the Legacy Awards made its inaugural appearance in Toronto and what a spectacular event it was. The Awards are Canada’s first all-Black awards program created to celebrate accomplishments in film, television, music, sports and culture, featured emerging and established Black Canadian talent. Former Governor General Michelle Jean headed a list of what was […]

Black theatre gets a boost from Slaight Family Foundation

Black theatre gets a boost from Slaight Family Foundation

By Stephen Weir The Slaight Family Foundation announced a $15-million donation to be spread among 22 Canadian theatre companies that continue to be affected by the pandemic. The money is to be used over the next two years for theatre production and marketing by those receiving this infusion of cash. One of the theatres that […]

Nominations for Caribbean/Black Impact Awards closes in 3 Days

Nominations for Caribbean/Black Impact Awards closes in 3 Days

    The Caribbean Camera and the Black Indigenous Business Development Association (BIBDA) will present the first annual Caribbean/Black Impact Awards at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto on November 20. It will celebrate the achievements of outstanding Caribbean and Black people in Canada. Organizers of the event are now seeking nominations for the awards […]

Rebirth of a historic Black neighbourhood

Rebirth of a historic Black neighbourhood

For decades, Hogan’s Alley served as a hub for Vancouver’s Black community before city planning in the 1970s led to the displacement of a once-vibrant neighbourhood. Now, a recent agreement with the City of Vancouver will provide a community land trust to the Hogan’s Alley Society for the land bordered by Main and Gore streets […]

Upgrading/renovation of Underground Railroad structures continues apace

Upgrading/renovation of Underground Railroad structures continues apace

  A log house at the John Freeman Walls Historic Site and Underground Railroad Museum will have a roof with steel shingles that will make it water-tight. “We hope that this is a step toward continuing the theme of reconciliation for past, I guess you would say, ‘sins of the ages’,” said Tim Eansor, owner […]

Improving the experiences and outcomes for Black students

Improving the experiences and outcomes for Black students

Black Scientists’ Task Force speaks on back-to-school essentials By Lincoln DePradine Education and health among Black children and adults are being addressed in a joint program to be launched at an open house later this month. The program will include the distribution of backpacks to elementary and secondary school children in an initiative spearheaded by […]

Catholic entities freed from paying $25M for residential schools’ abuse

Catholic entities freed from paying $25M for residential schools’ abuse

Canada agreed to “forever discharge” Catholic entities from their promise to raise $25 million for residential school survivors and also picked up their legal bill, a final release document shows. The Canadian Press obtained a signed copy of the 2015 agreement through federal Access-to-Information laws, marking what appears to be the first time the document […]

Kenyan family gets GoFundMe help to bring daughter’s body home

Kenyan family gets GoFundMe help to bring daughter’s body home

The family of a 24-year-old personal support worker is trying to raise thousands of dollars to bring her body home to Kenya after she drowned while live streaming herself swimming in a pool in southwestern Ontario. “You can see what happened in the video,” said Alfonce Nyamwaya, a close friend of the victim, Hellen Wendy. […]

Original documentary “BLACK ICE” to premier at TIFF in September

Original documentary “BLACK ICE” to premier at TIFF in September

BLACK ICE, the full length film will make its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. This new sponsorship is part of Scotiabank’s hockey for all initiative, focused on promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the game. The film will explore the journey of Black hockey players from the creation of The […]

Advocating for representation in literature via YouTube

Advocating for representation in literature via YouTube

Advocating for representation in literature via YouTube By Yolanda Marshall In a world of YouTube channels, it feels like a breath of fresh air to find Canadian content creators actively advocating for cultural representation in literature. Here are two powerful women who engage and educate the younger generation within our community.     The Love […]

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