Black history in Alberta brought to life          

Black history in Alberta brought to life          

  A new online exhibit aims to demonstrate how learning Black history is essential to understanding the formation of Alberta. The new exhibit by Edmonton City as Museum Project explores the formation of Alberta’s Black communities from the late 1800s to the early 1970s. “What I want people to take away is the activism, the […]

Black players on Ontario baseball team will be honoured by relatives this Saturday  

Black players on Ontario baseball team will be honoured by relatives this Saturday   

Thirteen years before Jackie Robinson broke the colour barrier in the MLB, the Chatham Coloured All-Stars became the first baseball team with Black players to compete in a championship in Ontario. The team played the Penetang Shipbuilders in the Provincial Ontario Baseball Amateur Association championship in 1934 in its second year in the league. The […]

Cuban baseball players “jump ship” during tournament in Mexico

Cuban baseball players “jump ship” during tournament in Mexico

At least nine young Cuban baseball players have defected during a tournament in Mexico, officials say, in the largest defection of Cuban athletes in years. Cuban officials called the players’ actions during the World Cup for athletes under the age of 23 “vile abandonments”, state media report. The rest of the team, which originally had […]

Two Jamaicans make NBA Draft

Two Jamaicans make NBA Draft

Two Jamaicans, including former Jamaica College stand out Nick Richards, were selected in last week’s National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Draft that was conducted virtually for the first time because of  the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Isaiah Stewart, who attended the University of Washington, was taken with the 16th pick in the first round while  Richards who […]

Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez wins Silver Slugger Award

Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez wins  Silver Slugger Award

Toronto Blue Jays rightfelder Teoscar Hernandez has won a Silver Slugger Award for the first time in his career. The 28-year-old Hernandez,  a native of the Dominican Republic,  broke out as one of the game’s top sluggers in the shortened 2020 season for the Blue Jays. He hit 16 home runs with 34 RBIs in […]

A new name for an old park

A new name for an old park

Should it be called Santo Domingo Baseball Park? Or just Caledonia Park? Well, a growing  numbers of people in Toronto who play  baseball and  take part in other community activities in Caledonia Park, want to rename it ” Santo Domingo Baseball Park.” Community  activist  Luis Feliz Cambumbo who hails from the Dominican Republic and  like […]

My vicarious sporting life

My vicarious sporting life

By Norman (Otis) Richmond The Major League Baseball playoffs are in full swing. “Thanks” to imperialism Africans in the Western Hemisphere were involved in both baseball and cricket. Africans in the U.S. and Latin America, South America and the Dutch Caribbean played baseball and those from the former British West Indies played cricket. My father […]