Juno Award winning R&B artist DRU releases holiday single “A Winter Miracle.”

Juno Award winning R&B artist DRU releases holiday single “A Winter Miracle.”

Toronto’s DRU, Juno Award winning, Certified Gold selling, International R&B artist, together with new artist Katie Pivovar & the Star School Academy released their Holiday single “A Winter Miracle.”  Coming on the heels of Dru’s successful EP release ‘The Rebirth MMXX,’ “A Winter Miracle” takes us on a magical musical tour, in time to make […]

Who wouldn’t want to fill their world with pretty lights?

Who wouldn’t want to fill their world with pretty lights?

  by Davila Doyari Canada-Central African Republic Huma was sure she’d seen Christmas lights before; not that she paid much attention to them, but she knew about the Christmas tradition of putting on lights as a decoration; it just always seemed like something other people did. She was now living among the “other” people; the […]

Canada’s first Black Caribbean reality show to air on Christmas Day

Canada’s first Black Caribbean reality show to air on Christmas Day

Canada’s first Black Caribbean reality show, Auntie Jillian, will be airing a back to back holiday special on Christmas Day December 25th at 8am and 12 noon AST and Boxing Day December 26th at 8am AST. “The Christmas season is always an exciting and busy time in our household,” exclaimed Jillian Danford, aka Auntie Jillian. […]

Black CAP honours MPP Jill Andrew

Black CAP honours MPP Jill Andrew

By Lincoln DePradine As 2021 winds down, some organizations in the Black and Caribbean community already are announcing plans for early in the New Year. They include Black CAP that will be honouring Ontario politician Dr Jill Andrew and two others in February. A member of the Official Opposition New Democratic Party, Andrew is MPP […]

Calypsonian Joel “Connector” Davis leads “Dis the Season for Giving” toy campaign

Calypsonian Joel “Connector” Davis leads “Dis the Season for Giving” toy campaign

By Lincoln DePradine In Trinidad and Tobago, land of masquerade, there’s a saying that “rain can’t stop the carnival’’. Joel Davis and Gerald Augustine have put a new twist to the saying, ensuring that neither rain, snow nor the COVID-19 pandemic will stop the collection and distribution of toys to children this Christmas. A campaign, […]

Guyanese poet Grace Nichols awarded Queen Elizabeth II’s Gold Medal

Guyanese poet Grace Nichols awarded Queen Elizabeth II’s Gold Medal

Buckingham Palace said: “The Poetry Medal Committee unanimously recommended Grace Nichols as this year’s recipient on the basis of her body of work, in particular her first collection of poetry ‘I Is a Long-Memoried Woman’ (1983), prose and several books for younger readers.” The Poetry Medal Committee was chaired by the poet laureate, Simon Armitage. […]

“Uncle” Bruce Skerritt turns 70 in style

“Uncle” Bruce Skerritt turns 70 in style

Last Sunday, master musician Bruce Skerritt celebrated his 70th birthday at the Krave Banquet Hall located on Nugget Avenue in Scarborough. Skerritt has been a mainstay on the music scene in Toronto for the last 40 years bringing his infectious form of jazz and Calypso jazz music to Toronto, to many parts of Canada, and around the world. Guest included the High Commissioner […]