Blackhurst Cultural Centre announces affordable housing for Black Cultural Creators

Blackhurst Cultural Centre announces affordable housing for Black Cultural Creators

Minister of Housing Ahmad Hussen will join in the announcement Blackhurst Cultural Centre (BCC) – The People’s Residence – in partnership with Woodgreen Community Housing, the housing agency of Woodgreen Community Services, Westbank Corp, and the City of Toronto are pleased to announce an initiative that enables affordable housing for Black Cultural Creators, in the new Mirvish […]

Elizabeth May will share Green Party leadership with Jonathan Pedneault

Elizabeth May will share Green Party leadership with Jonathan Pedneault

Pedneault is the second Black leader of the Greens Elizabeth May will once more lead the Green Party of Canada, along with Jonathan Pedneault, after her victory in the party’s leadership race on Saturday. May and Pedneault will helm the party under a co-leadership model, which will require an amendment to the party’s constitution. Pedneault […]

Black-led startups encouraged to apply to join Investment Bootcamp program

Black-led startups encouraged to apply to join Investment Bootcamp program

  In the last 20 years, the word “start-up” has been synonymous with funding, especially within the tech space. This surge of funding has given rise to enterprises now referred to as “Unicorns” (having a minimum valuation of $1bn) and “Decagons” (having a valuation of $10bn and above). However, this surge seemed to almost exclude […]

The N-word has Windsor school on the back foot

The N-word has Windsor school on the back foot

Teacher stopped students from playing a song that uttered the word, then she said it in explaining why they shouldn’t do it. Oops! Into the penalty box! The Greater Essex County District School Board (GECDSB) is in the middle of an investigation after one of its high school teachers used the N-word twice in school. […]

Prostate cancer rates highest in men of Caribbean and West African roots

Prostate cancer rates highest in men of Caribbean and West African roots

A new study found that men who immigrated from West Africa and the Caribbean have a significantly higher incidence of prostate cancer than other immigrants and long-term residents in Ontario. Nearly 10 years ago, Ken Noel, who immigrated to Canada from Guyana 50 years ago, was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and after undergoing several tests […]

‘When we light someone else’s candle, we make the room brighter for all of us ‘ Mary Anne Chambers at the Impact Awards

‘When we light someone else’s candle, we make the room brighter  for all of us ‘  Mary Anne Chambers at the Impact Awards

Dr. Mary Anne Chambers, Chancellor of Guelph University, told a gathering at last Sunday’s Caribbean Impact Awards ceremony that “challenges and hardship certainly exist and will always exist. “But I believe it’s how we deal with the challenges and the hardship that defines us and also makes us stronger and more likely to persist, ultimately […]

Toronto City not as diverse as it claims

Toronto City not as diverse as it claims

Toronto City Council is heralding its latest election as an accomplishment of equity, diversity and inclusion, but a former city staffer wants Torontonians to remain critical of its government’s claims of success. Assistant professor at Toronto Metropolitan University Shana Almeida was the only racialized chief of staff working at city hall in the early 2000s. […]

Patricia Jaggernauth makes a splash on the catwalk at Fashion Art Toronto

Patricia Jaggernauth makes a splash on the catwalk at Fashion Art Toronto

By Stephen Weir It was a given that Patricia Jaggernauth would be back in the spotlight again. After resigning from TV station CP24 and taking the broadcaster to Canadian Human Rights Commission with claims of systemic racism, fans of the popular Caribbean Canadian announcer took to social media to say they were in mourning. Well […]

Caribbean and Africa have the potential to be major green hydrogen supplier

Caribbean and Africa have the potential to be major green hydrogen supplier

European Union Ambassador Peter Cavendish believes that Africa and the Caribbean can be the green hydrogen producers of the future.  In addition, Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA), Wamkele Mene, says the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia could potentially control the market for lithium-ion batteries. These revelations were made at […]

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime upsets Rafael Nadal at ATP

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime upsets Rafael Nadal at ATP

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime scored a 6-3, 6-4 win over top-seeded Rafael Nadal in round-robin play at the ATP Finals on Tuesday. Auger-Aliassime, seeded fifth in the season-ending men’s championship, won 81 per cent of his first serve points and delivered 15 aces The win evens Auger-Aliassime’s round-robin record to 1-1 after the Canadian dropped Sunday’s […]