University of Western Ontario to tackle racism on campus

University of Western Ontario to tackle racism on campus

  The University of Western Ontario has launched a working group to address issues of racism and oppression on campus. The launching of the group was announced last week in a letter published on the university’s newspaper website after a student had called out Professor Andrew Wenaus for saying the  word ” nigger” in class. […]

Birthright Programme brings Jamaican Canadians back home for a month

Birthright Programme brings Jamaican Canadians back home for a month

By Stephen Weir Jamaica’s Grace Kennedy Company is once again offering 2nd and 3rd generation Jamaicans who have never actually lived in Jamaica the opportunity to spend a month next summer in the homeland. Every year four Jamaican Canadian university students are brought back to the island to learn about their heritage through Grace Kennedy’s […]

The BBPA announces its new Board of Directors

The BBPA announces its new Board of Directors

Toronto, ON – The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) announced its slate of new board members, at its Annual General Meeting held on September 30th, 2019.   Current president Nadine Spencer said that one of her main goals is to redouble the effort of expanding the organization’s reach while staying true to its founding […]

Dionne Brand wins Toronto Book Award

Dionne Brand wins Toronto Book Award

TORONTO – Dionne Brand has been awarded the Toronto Book Award for her novel “Theory”.  It’s the second time she has won the award. The announcement was made at at an awards ceremony held at the Toronto Reference Library. Brand also won the 2006 Toronto Book Award for her novel What We All Long For. […]

Four Canadian Caribbean Cultural Icons in the National Spotlight

Four Canadian Caribbean Cultural Icons in the National Spotlight

By Stephen Weir September and early October has been a rewarding time for four Canadian Caribbean artists, dramtists and writers – Stan Douglas just won a really big one while Amanda Parris, Ian Williams and André Alexis are up for some big ones too! Ten days ago Vancouver photographic artist Stan Douglas was awarded the […]

Race-based data; depends on what you do with it

Race-based data; depends on what you do with it

By Lincoln DePradine Toronto police soon will be implementing a policy directing officers to collect race-based data in their interaction with the public. In the Black community, there have been both applause and questions on the policy directive that has been approved by the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB). “I’m glad they’re making it official […]

Haitian senator shoots two people, including journalist, outside parliament

Haitian senator shoots two people, including journalist, outside parliament

A Haitian senator reportedly shot two men, including a photojournalist, outside the country’s parliament last Monday amid unrest in the nation. Sen. Jean Marie Ralph Féthière opened fire while facing a throng of unruly protesters on the second day of failed attempts by the government to confirm the nomination of Fritz William Michel as the […]

Bahamas govt stock to be listed on the securities exchange

Bahamas govt stock to be listed on the securities exchange

NASSAU, Bahamas — Beginning this month, Bahamas government registered stock will be listed on the Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX), the ministry of finance revealed, opening up the market on government bonds and allowing market forces to determine the daily value. This month, bonds will be listed on BISX, but the trading of government bonds […]

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