Senate Committee hears that Black, Muslim women face multifaceted discrimination

Senate Committee hears that Black, Muslim women face multifaceted discrimination

Senators are hearing about the many ways Black, Muslim women in Edmonton face discrimination, as the Senate Committee on Human Rights stops in select Canadian cities most impacted by Islamophobia. Dunia Nur, president of the African Canadian Civic Engagement Council, urged senators Thursday to look at Islamophobia through a multifaceted lens. Black, Muslim women face […]

Google Doodle honours Louise Bennett-Coverley

Google Doodle honours Louise Bennett-Coverley

Google is celebrating what would have been the 103rd birthday of Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverley in today’s (September 7th) Doodle. Known by many as “Miss Lou,” Bennett-Coverley’s social commentary and sense of humour made her a well-loved personality across Jamaica and the world. The folklorist and poet leveraged her sense of humour and social commentary […]

1834 Global Initiative designed to increase representation of Black Canadians in Government

1834 Global Initiative designed to increase representation of Black Canadians in Government

By Lincoln DePradine An attempt is being made by a national organization in Canada “to address the underrepresentation of Black Canadians in government’’. It’s being done with the launch of the “1834 Global Initiative’’, a program series spearheaded by Operation Black Vote Canada (OBVC). “We need the representation of Black Canadians in diplomacy and international relations […]

Prince Charles edits Black newspaper ‘The Voice’ for its 40th Anniversary

Prince Charles edits Black newspaper ‘The Voice’ for its 40th Anniversary

  The Prince of Wales has edited an edition of British African-Caribbean newspaper The Voice, which will feature interviews with Lady Doreen Lawrence and Idris Elba, to mark its 40th anniversary. The Voice, which was founded in 1982, is the only national black British newspaper operating in the UK. Charles described the paper as an […]

Statscan data shows temporary EI measures are worth keeping

Statscan data shows temporary EI measures are worth keeping

The stark drop in workers disqualified from Employment Insurance during COVID-19 shows that the pandemic EI measures should be renewed, says Unifor. “The report confirms what workers have been telling the federal government for months: the pandemic EI improvements worked,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President. “The federal government should act swiftly to renew EI […]

Antiguan law enforcement raid Russian super yacht

Antiguan law enforcement raid Russian super yacht

Security officials in Antigua and Barbuda on Saturday conducted an operation to search the multi-million-dollar Super Yacht Alfa Nero that has been anchored in Falmouth Harbour here since the start of the year. In a statement, Foreign Affairs Minister E.P. “Chet” Greene said the operation was led by officers of ONDCP and supported by a […]

Government of Canada unveils Viola Desmond plaque

Government of Canada unveils Viola Desmond plaque

  Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, has commemorated the national historic significance of Viola Desmond with a plaque unveiling ceremony at the former Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Viola Desmond, an African Canadian business woman, brought national attention to the African-Nova Scotian community’s […]

Extinguishing fire in Cuban fuel reservoirs may take days

Extinguishing fire in Cuban fuel reservoirs may take days

  Cuba is today facing an unprecedented industrial accident due to a fire in the Matanzas supertanker area caused by a lightning strike on one of the fuel reservoirs. The extinguishing of the fire of great proportions that since Friday consumed a battery of fuel warehouses in the Cuban city of Matanzas (central west) may […]

Former Haitian senator, nephew assassinated

Former Haitian senator, nephew assassinated

A former senator who worked for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor was killed in an upscale neighborhood near Haiti’s capital and his body set on fire along with his nephew, Government Commissioner Jacques Lafontant told media on Sunday. The bodies of Yvon Buissereth and his unidentified nephew were found Saturday afternoon in the […]

Grenadian PM admits his administration is on a learning curve

Grenadian PM admits his administration is on a learning curve

  Newly elected Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell has admitted that his administration lacks public sector experience and going forward there will be educational sessions to engage others who can guide them in the right direction. Mitchell–whose National Democratic Congress (NDC) was elected to office on June 23rd after winning nine seats, made the pronouncement while […]

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