Raising awareness of men’s issues

Raising awareness of men’s issues

Editorial Raising awareness of men’s issues Many in our Caribbean community may not even be aware of  it. Or they may have forgotten all about it. But today in many countries around the world International Men’s Day is celebrated and various activities have been organized in observance of  this event which  unfortunately has not been […]

Call for more Black candidate in Ontario elections in 2022

Call for more Black candidate in Ontario elections in 2022

Call  for more Black candidate in Ontario elections in 2022 By Lincoln DePradine An Ontario general election is due by 2022 and an effort is underway to mobilize Black community members to run as candidates. Marjorie Knight was unsuccessful in her bid to become a Member of Provincial Parliament, when she ran as an Ontario […]

Chris Campbell appointed Equity and Diversity Representative of Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario

Chris Campbell appointed  Equity and Diversity Representative of Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario

Jamaica-born Chris Campbell has been appointed Equity and Diversity  Representative of the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario (CDCO). Campbell , widely regarded in trade union circles in the Greater Toronto Area as a longtime champion of diversity, ” will foster relationship building between the CDCO and members of the community to encourage all Canadians to […]

Former multiculturalism minister calls for support for Black History Museum

Former multiculturalism minister calls for support for Black History Museum

By Lincoln DePradine Former  Canadian Minister of  Multiculturalism and the Status of Women,  Jean Augustine, has  called for support for efforts to establish a Black History Museum in Toronto. “It is important that we get behind this,’’ Augustine said  last week  at the annual general meeting of the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS). The proposed […]

Off-duty policeman sentenced to nine months in jail in assault of Black man

Off-duty policeman sentenced to nine months in jail  in assault of Black man

A Toronto police officer convicted in the brutal assault of a young man was sentenced to nine months in jail  last Thursday in a ruling the victim’s lawyer hailed as historic for its consideration of systemic violence toward the Black community. Ontario Superior Court Justice Joseph Di Luca said that although Const. Michael Theriault was […]

Hundreds march in Haiti after outrage over student’s slaying

Hundreds march in Haiti after outrage over student’s slaying

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Hundreds of protesters – many dressed in school uniforms – marched through the streets of Haiti’s capital  last Thursday to demand answers after the kidnapping and killing of a young woman that has incensed the nation. High school senior Evelyne Sincère was found in a trash heap Sunday after relatives said they […]

Former Jamaica prime minister P.J.Patterson recalls ‘abduction’ of Haitian president at Canadian book launch

Former Jamaica prime minister P.J.Patterson recalls ‘abduction’  of Haitian president at  Canadian  book launch

By Lincoln DePradine   For former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, “one of the things that stands out most” during his time in office was the 2004  “abduction ” of then Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide who was forced to  resign in a move backed by the United States. “Aristide, the president, was abducted from Haiti […]

Family hires lawyer after Ottawa man fell to his death during police raid

Family hires lawyer after Ottawa man  fell to his death during police raid

OTTAWA  – The family of Anthony Aust,  the 23-year-old man who fell to his death after a police raid at his apartment on October 7 last , has hired an Ottawa lawyer to represent them in their search for answers. The  lawyer, Lawrence Greenspon, said he’s fact-gathering while the Special Investigations Unit  (SIU) , the […]

COVID-19 vaccine trials cannot tell us if they will save lives

COVID-19 vaccine trials cannot tell us if they will save lives

  In Pfizer and Moderna’s trials, for example, individuals with only a cough and positive lab test would bring those trials one event closer to their completion. Yet Doshi argues that vaccine manufacturers have done little to dispel the notion that severe COVID-19 was what was being assessed. Moderna, for example, called hospitalisations a “key […]

Pickering student targeted by racism

Pickering student targeted by racism

After a Black student at a Roman Catholic school in Pickering, Ontario discovered that his yearbook tribute to his grandmother was replaced with a racist slur, nine more students  at the school have reported that their submitted quotations were also tampered with. Durham police have been interviewing faculty and students at St. Mary Catholic Secondary […]

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