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 […]

Caribbean Tales Film Festival had its moments but attendance was down

Caribbean Tales Film Festival had its moments but attendance was down

  Yes, it’s over. The theatre is empty. The screen is black. The annual Caribbean Tales Film Festival (CTFF) has gone dark for the 17th time … sort of. Late last week the venerable CTFF announced the winning films in its 2-week downtown Toronto movie fete. And while there were no big surprises in the […]

For De Grasse making a living goes beyond running

For De Grasse making a living goes beyond running

Andre De Grasse launched his own signature wine at a posh party last Tuesday night, with a strip of red Mondo track and a pair of starting blocks in place of a traditional red carpet. The event drew an eclectic mix of sports celebrities, from swim star Penny Oleksiak to Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby […]

Dominica holds one week of celebration of its Kalinago (Carib) people

Dominica holds one week of celebration of its Kalinago (Carib) people

The country’s its first inhabitants To commemorate and honour the resilience of the “last existing indigenous peoples in the world,” Dominica is holding a festive celebration to its first inhabitants—the Kalinago people. This is the 41st edition of the Kalinago Week, a week-long revelry with a variety of activities that highlight the heritage and culture […]

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 […]

A natural Queen

A natural Queen

By Yolanda T. Marshall     Last Saturday, I sat amongst some of the most accomplished Black Women in Canada as a 2022 Honoree. Having the privilege of meeting the Honourable Dr Jean Augustine was the highlight of this congratulatory event. I was featured in a special book that documents, acknowledges, and supports the accomplishments […]

Caribbean players to watch in this NFL season

Caribbean players to watch in this NFL season

There have been several strong NFL players coming from the Caribbean in the last two decades. The Jamaican-born, Patrick Chung, might be one of the most successful athletes from this part of the world as the solid safety won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots throughout his career. Moreover, Victor Cruz and Pierre […]

Deborah Cox honoured with a Key to the City

Deborah Cox honoured with a Key to the City

Today, September 23, 2022 Toronto’s Mayor honoured singer and actress Deborah Cox with a Key to the City in a ceremony at City Hall and proclaimed today as “Deborah Cox Day” in Toronto. Deborah Cox began her career as a back-up singer for Celine Dion and has become one of Canada’s most celebrated R&B artists, […]

Viola Davis on her film The Woman King

Viola Davis on her film The Woman King

While walking the TIFF red carpet last week, Viola Davis said that embodying an African warrior who leads an all-female battalion in The Woman King was just part of the gig. “Your job as an actor is to humanize your character. Nobody is strong all the time,” Viola Davis said. “Nobody’s without vulnerability, no one’s […]

The Legacy Awards airs on CBC and CBC Gem on Sunday

The Legacy Awards airs on CBC and CBC Gem on Sunday

SHAMIER ANDERSON & STEPHAN JAMES TO HOST THE LEGACY AWARDS ON CBC AND CBC GEM ON SEPTEMBER 25; PRELIMINARY PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS INCLUDE DEBORAH COX, KARDINAL OFFISHALL, SAVANNAH RÉ, KING BACH, JULLY BLACK, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE MICHAËLLE JEAN, AMANDA PARRIS, KATHLEEN NEWMAN-BREMANG, AND MORE – Founders of The Black Academy and now hosts of The […]

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