Corus Entertainment offers internship to Black emerging filmmakers

Corus Entertainment offers internship to Black emerging filmmakers

Corus Entertainment has teamed up with OYA Emerging Filmmakers to launch the Corus Unscripted Internship Program, a newly-created training, networking and mentorship opportunity for Black emerging filmmakers who have completed post-secondary education and are interested in pursuing a television career in the lifestyle and factual genres. As a complement to the OYA Emerging Filmmakers program […]

Black Students studying automotive technology get a lift from Toyota Canada

Black Students studying automotive technology get a lift from Toyota Canada

The Toyota Canada Foundation has announced it will be funding scholarships for Black students pursuing post-secondary education in automotive technology. Toyota Canada Foundation scholarship recipients will be selected and awarded by Black Business and Professional Association’s (BBPA) National Scholarship Program, which is committed to supporting and promoting the achievement of academic excellence for Black Canadian […]

The passing of Marie Roze Ramsaroop (nee Jaggernauth) –  Queen of Borokeete Canada  

The passing of Marie Roze Ramsaroop (nee Jaggernauth) –  Queen of Borokeete Canada   

Marie Roze Ramsaroop was born on February 19, 1944, in San Fernando, Trinidad. She moved to Toronto, Canada, in 1969 and died peacefully on November 21, 2021 at her home; she was 77 years old. Ramsaroop, the wife of famed bandleader Frank Ramsaroop, was surrounded by loved ones in her her last days of life. […]

$1M federal stimulus to help it sustain businesses in Little Jamaica

$1M federal stimulus to help it sustain businesses in Little Jamaica

Business owners are hoping that a $1 million federal grant aimed at revitalizing Little Jamaica will help to boost the profile of the historic community in Toronto. The owners said last Sunday that the money is coming at a good time because Black-owned businesses along Eglinton Avenue West, mostly located between Marlee Avenue and Oakwood […]

Toronto hip-hop artist Mark Brathwaite delivers champion flow off new album, My Season

Toronto hip-hop artist Mark Brathwaite delivers champion flow off new album, My Season

When it comes to stylistic lyrics, slashing rhythms, and raw storytelling, look no further than Toronto hip-hop artist Mark Brathwaite, and his newest album, My Season. My Season is he Toronto-based artist’s fourth project, and is the culmination of Braithwaite’s professional experience in the industry, coupled with personal experiences along the way. The six-track EP […]

BBPA extends its reach across Canada

BBPA extends its reach across Canada

The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) will host a cross-country outreach campaign of its Business Advisory Implementation Development Services (BAIDS) program commencing November 19, 2021, and traveling to Alberta, Halifax, Nunavut, and Saskatchewan. Created to provide Black-owned businesses with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed in Canada’s competitive business market, BAIDS, a customized […]

Masman Russell Charter dies at 86

Masman Russell Charter dies at 86

Russell Anselm Charter was born on April 21, 1934 on Hermitage Rd. Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad to mother Edna Charter and Father Edgar Leiba Jr. He died on November 14, 2021, at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario after a brief illness. He migrated to Oshawa in 1970 where he lived for over 40 […]

Yolanda’s Lit picks from great Caribbean authors

Yolanda’s Lit picks from great Caribbean authors

My Lit picks By Yolanda T. Marshall Rohan Bullkin and the Shadows: A Story about ACEs and Hope, written by Juleus Ghunta and illustrated by Rachel Moss, highlights the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their connection to children’s academic weaknesses, destructive behaviours, life, and health outcomes. The book also emphasizes the role families […]

Rita Cox’s storytelling album-launch

Rita Cox’s storytelling album-launch

On November 30th, join us for a fascinating online panel discussion to officially launch the highly anticipated album, Wit and Wisdom: Anansi Tales and Other Stories by iconic storyteller, author, teacher and librarian, Dr. Rita Cox. The launch also celebrate release of the accompanying StorySave podcast episode Rita Cox: The Gently Echoed Music. Dr. Rita […]

Musician Choclair launches campaign to help needy and mentally ill

Musician Choclair launches campaign to help needy and mentally ill

Veteran musician/hip hop artist Choclair (born Kareem Blake) will be leading a “A Holiday Winter Drive” to collect donations to help provide assistance to people in need, to provide meals to the hungry, and to support the mentally ill. The winter drive is fronted by “Made To Move Mountains Outreach”, an organization which was the […]

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