Epidemic of mental health problems in Toronto’s Black community is largely unknown – Liben Gebremikael

Epidemic of mental health problems in Toronto’s Black community is largely unknown – Liben Gebremikael

The growing epidemic of mental health problems in Toronto’s Black community is largely unknown and not appropriately addressed. So said Liben Gebremikael, executive director of TAIBU community health centre in Scarborough, in a recent interview with The Caribbean Camera. Gebremikael was discussing the significance of Black Mental Day, the first of whicn was observed last […]

Perdita Felicien new TVO series will air in May

Perdita Felicien new TVO series will air in May

By Stephen Weir The 11-episode, 60 minute series, stars the Canadian athlete and ten of North America’s most decorated young athletes who compete in the sort of sports young people love, wakeboarding, gymnastics and skateboarding to name just three. This is not your average sporting saw-off.  The ten athletes – five Americans and five Canadians […]

Book of seniors’ stories produced by Roots

Book of seniors’ stories produced by Roots

“It took me two buses, two trains and another bus to get to and from work,” writes Dorothy Cornelius in a book entitled, Our Lives, Our Heritage: Stories from African- Caribbean-Canadian Seniors in Region of Peel. Cornelius is one of 38 seniors featured in the book, which is being launched on February 29, 2020, by […]

Toronto celebrates 25th Bob Marley Day

Toronto celebrates 25th Bob Marley Day

The famous City Hall sign will be lit in red, green and yellow If you are reading the PDF version of the Caribbean Camera, and it is Wednesday night, you can come to the annual Bob Marley Day Award’s Ceremony at the Toronto Eaton Centre. If it is Thursday and you are holding the newspaper […]

Jamaicans celebrate the life of Marcus Garvey at Boonoonoonoos

Jamaicans celebrate the life of Marcus Garvey  at Boonoonoonoos

Jamaicans celebrated the life and legacy of Black nationalist leader Marcus Mosiah Garvey on Sunday at the annual Boonoonoonoos brunch held at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto. In the keynote address at the brunch, Thando Hyman, an adjunct professor at York University’s faculty of education, reminded the gathering that  Garvey’s aim was “to build […]

Rhiannon Rosalind believe young people can change the world

Rhiannon Rosalind believe young people can change the world

By Gwyn Chapman She did it!  It was not too long ago that Toronto experienced thunderous, deafening screams from die-hard Raptor fans as the Raptor’s clinched its first ever NBA championship.  This time, however, Toronto was captivated by a world figure and treasure who was greeted by the deafening screams that shattered the air around […]

Barack Obama calls on young people to embrace the creative skills

Barack Obama calls on young people  to embrace the creative skills

“Hit your books, people.” That’s the advice former United States president Barack Obama  gave to thousands of young people who gathered last Thursday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Obama was speaking at a forum about the future of work organized by the Economic Club of Canada and the Global Institute for Conscious Economics. “You […]

African-produced film on AIDS premiers in Toronto

African-produced film on AIDS premiers in Toronto

By Lincoln DePradine The world’s attention was riveted on the AIDS epidemic and the HIV virus in the 1980s. Further global spotlight was grabbed in 1991 when Earvin “Magic’’ John, the basketball superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers, retired abruptly after announcing that he had contracted HIV. It’s been 28 years since Johnson’s announcement and AIDS […]

Trinidad’s Sat Maharaj dead at 88

Trinidad’s Sat Maharaj dead at 88

Secretary General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS), Satnarayan Maharaj, has died. He passed away shortly before midnight last Friday. Maharaj, 88, suffered a stroke in early November. Maharaj was one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most easily recognised personalities. This is owed to his prolific public speaking on matters he believed negatively impacted Hindus […]

Rastas in Barbados allowed to use ganja for religious purposes

Rastas in Barbados allowed to use ganja for religious purposes

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – Barbados’ Rastafarian community will soon be able to lawfully use marijuana in their religious sacrament. During debate in Parliament on the Medical Cannabis Industry Bill – which was passed – Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Dale Marshall said draft legislation to allow the use of cannabis for religious purposes is being […]