Foundation for Black Communities secures assured funding

Foundation for Black Communities secures assured funding

In a significant move recognizing the invaluable contributions of Black Canadians, the Canadian government reaffirmed its commitment to the United Nations (UN) International Decade for People of African Descent, which commenced in 2015 and concludes this year. The government underscored the UN declaration as a pivotal framework aimed at fostering inclusive programs to empower individuals […]

Toronto Union presents free art exhibition for Black History Month – and beyond

Toronto Union presents free art exhibition for Black History Month – and beyond

Black Dreams and Aspirations, a free publicly accessible art exhibition, opened yesterday at Union Station, Canada’s busiest transportation hub. The works of twelve artists have been selected for a two-part series that explores themes of community, self-possession, connection to the past, creativity, and the power of imagination. Located in the West Wing, the first instalment […]

Black Ontario Conservative MPPs welcome ‘mandatory Black History Learning’

Black Ontario Conservative MPPs welcome ‘mandatory Black History Learning’

By Lincoln DePradine All three Black Conservative Members of Provincial Parliament – Patrice Barnes, Charmaine Williams and David Smith – have welcomed one of the latest announcements of another planned change to the education curriculum in Ontario. The trio is happy that from September 2025, Ontario is introducing “mandatory Black History Learning’’ for students in […]

Bob Marley: One Love premiered in Toronto at the Bell Lightbox

Bob Marley: One Love premiered in Toronto at the Bell Lightbox

Story and photos By: Janet Grant  “Bob Marley: One Love,” the captivating biographical drama that celebrates the life and music of the legendary reggae icon, Bob Marley, premiered in Toronto last Thursday at the Bell Lightbox. Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, this film takes audiences on a journey through Marley’s extraordinary life. It chronicles his rise from humble […]

Scholarship winners announced at Grenada Independence gala

Scholarship winners announced at Grenada Independence gala

By Lincoln DePradine The Grenada Association Toronto (GAT) is assisting five students to complete their tertiary education with the award of scholarships. GAT unveiled the names of its 2024 scholarship winners – three male and two female – at this year’s gala commemorating the anniversary of Grenada’s independence. It’s 50 years since Grenada became an […]

Trinidad-Tobago declares ‘national emergency’ over oil spill

Trinidad-Tobago declares ‘national emergency’ over oil spill

Trinidad and Tobago finds itself grappling with a severe environmental crisis as an unidentified vessel, now partially submerged, leaks hydrocarbons off the southwest coast of Tobago. Prime Minister Keith Rowley has declared the situation a  “national emergency,” pledging governmental resources to address the unfolding catastrophe. The spill, which has already tainted several beaches along Tobago’s […]

Jamaican Canadian musical celebration of Black History Month

Jamaican Canadian musical celebration of Black History Month

Music Toronto celebrated Black History Month with a soulful performance by Jamaican-born Canadian pianist, Dr. Maria Thompson Corley. Hailed as a “superlative pianist,” Corley enchanted the audience at a downtown concert hall. Corley’s remarkable career includes performances at iconic venues like Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City. She’s also a prolific […]

‘Black Canadian history is Canadian history’

‘Black Canadian history is Canadian history’

Statement by the Prime Minister on Black History Month The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau issued the following statement on Black History Month: “Today marks the beginning of Black History Month. This month, we honour the achievements of Black Canadians, past and present, celebrate Black culture, and reaffirm our commitment to building a more diverse, welcoming […]

Grenadians in Toronto mark 50 years of Independence with interfaith service

Grenadians in Toronto mark 50 years of Independence with interfaith service

By Lincoln DePradine Toronto clergyman, Trinidad-born Father Dexter Brereton, wants Caribbean people to be more accepting of political differences, and cautions against the “careless adoption of foreign ideologies’’ and of “violence’’ in political speeches. “The temptation to political violence in speech remains and we have to be careful about that,’’ Reverend Brereton warned last Sunday […]