UN hosts 9th African History Reflection Day August 31st 2022

UN hosts 9th African History Reflection Day August 31st 2022

Former Costa Rica VP Epsy Campbell Barr gave opening presentation Epsy Campbell Barr, the politician and economist who served as the Vice President of Costa Rica from May 8 2018 to May 8 2022, and is now a member of the UN’s Permanent Forum Of People Of African Descent, made a live opening presentation at […]

Black business network gets a $1.9 million boost

Black business network gets a $1.9 million boost

The federal government is investing over $1.9 million to help a Hamilton-based organization form a network for Black-led businesses in southwestern Ontario. The exact total cost is unclear, but the funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario will allow Empowerment Squared, a non-profit group that helps newcomers in the greater Hamilton and […]

FACE names five new board members

FACE names five new board members

The Federation of African Canadian Economics (FACE) announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors to strengthen its internal expertise and governance. “I am delighted to have individuals with such robust professional, community-based, and charity-based experience join the FACE Board of Directors. I am convinced that they will bring to our […]

Think in Color summit 2022

Think in Color summit 2022

Thіnkіfіс Labs Inс. (“Thіnkіfіс” оr thе “Cоmраnу”), thе platform shaking up thе knоwlеdgе economy bу еmроwеrіng creators to сrеаtе, mаrkеt аnd sell thеіr оnlіnе lеаrnіng рrоduсtѕ, аnnоunсеd іtѕ оnе-оf-а-kіnd ѕреаkеr lіnеuр for Think in Cоlоr 2022. Fеаturіng еntіrеlу wоmеn оf соlоr. Thе talented rоѕtеr of іnѕріrіng ѕреаkеrѕ represents the tор minds іn thе knowledge есоnоmу, […]

Canada to fund housing construction for Black-led organizations

Canada to fund housing construction for Black-led organizations

Canada to fund housing construction for Black-led organizations Minister of Housing and Diversity Ahmed Hussen, launched applications for funding dedicated to building housing for Black households through the National Housing Co-Investment Fund. The $50 million carve-out will build upon the various investments and initiatives undertaken by the Government of Canada to support Black Canadians facing […]

US president Joe Biden is out of touch with reality

US president Joe Biden is out of touch with reality

  By Carlton Joseph Last week the United States (US) hosted the ninth Summit of the Americas with a focus on Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable future for the hemisphere.   For the past 60 years the US has overthrown democratically elected governments in the Americas and installed US puppets to the detriment of the […]

New Horizons Baptist Church to reopen after S1.5M renovation

New Horizons Baptist Church to reopen after S1.5M renovation

The Halifax Black church traces its origins to 1832 A historic church and African Nova Scotian community hub will reopen this summer in Halifax after a final push from the province. The government of Nova Scotia is investing $1.7 million into the Richard Preston Centre of Excellence, which is the non-profit arm of the New […]

Marijuana, yes. But Caribbean business must protect what they already have  

Marijuana, yes. But Caribbean business must protect what they already have  

  By Lincoln DePradine Caribbean countries, which are at various stages of discussions on legalizing and decriminalization cannabis, must be careful about making mistakes that could result in loss of revenue now being generated from the herb, according to author and university instructor Dr Kevin Edmonds. The nations of the Caribbean, while also looking for […]

Canada must take better care of injured migrant workers

Canada must take better care of injured migrant workers

Open Letter from injured workers to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser Premier of Ontario Doug Ford, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton, and WSIB President & CEO Jeffery Lang      We are a diverse grassroots group of injured migrant farm workers and allies who have […]

New funding for educationally disadvantaged Black youth

New funding for educationally disadvantaged Black youth

BMO and BlackNorth Initiative combine to honour International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination BMO Exchange Traded Funds (BMO ETFs) will support BlackNorth Initiative’s Education Within Reach Program with a $100,000 investment to help provide career discovery opportunities and support tuition for students in the Black community. In honour of the International Day for […]