“The Queen of Basketball” kicks off series of “Black Films that Teach”

“The Queen of Basketball” kicks off series of “Black Films that Teach”

“We are so pleased to be premiering a new season of Black Films that Teach,” said Jeff Gillham, CEO Eastlink. “When the idea to develop a series that gives voice to Black experiences through powerful stories as part of our Community TV lineup was brought forward a few years ago, we knew collectively there was […]

Black drag performer hired to teach respect in hockey

Black drag performer hired to teach respect in hockey

When Hockey New Brunswick started tracking all complaints of discrimination last year, organizers expected to get just a few.  Instead, 29 allegations were investigated, resulting in 15 players being suspended for a minimum of five games, and up to as many as 20.  Executive director Nic Jansen said this was a sign the organization — the […]

Neymar faces trial on corruption charge

Neymar faces trial on corruption charge

A few hours after scoring the winning goal in Paris Saint-Germain’s victory over Marseille in the French league, Neymar arrived in court in Spain on Monday to face a trial for alleged irregularities involving his transfer to Barcelona in 2013. Neymar’s parents, former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and representatives for both the Spanish club and […]

Canada’s Ashley Lawrence aims for European honors with PSG

Canada’s Ashley Lawrence aims for European honors with PSG

Week by week, teams around the world get closer to the midway point of the first half of the season in all competitions, CONCACAF said. It said last Friday that this is the case for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Jamaican-Canadian international Ashley Lawrence. The 27-year-old defender – whose father is originally from Jamaica and mother […]

New investment in recreational sport to benefit underrepresented groups

New investment in recreational sport to benefit underrepresented groups

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) announced a new $8M investment that will increase participation and retention of equity-deserving groups in recreational sport in Canada.  Entitled “Reaching Each and Every One: A Community Sport Intervention”, this major investment is funded by the Government of Canada (Sport Canada) Community Sport for All Initiative. This funding […]

Matthews and Taylor leads West Indies to consolation win against N.Z.

Matthews and Taylor leads West Indies to consolation win against N.Z.

A solid bowling effort, an all-round show from Hayley Matthews, and a half-century from Stafanie Taylor were the highlights of West Indies consolation win over New Zealand in the third women’s ODI in North Sound on Sunday. Taylor retired hurt on 51 from 88, but Matthews got 40 and Aaliyah Alleyne chipped in with a […]

For De Grasse making a living goes beyond running

For De Grasse making a living goes beyond running

Andre De Grasse launched his own signature wine at a posh party last Tuesday night, with a strip of red Mondo track and a pair of starting blocks in place of a traditional red carpet. The event drew an eclectic mix of sports celebrities, from swim star Penny Oleksiak to Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby […]

Video game, film to immortalize the 1930’s black all-stars baseball team

Video game, film to immortalize the 1930’s black all-stars baseball team

  Reviving and celebrating Ontario history on the baseball field and in a video game! Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), in partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB), is immortalizing the 1934 Chatham Coloured All-Stars – the first all-Black team to win an Ontario Baseball Association Championship – in a very unique way. OLG and […]

Caribbean players to watch in this NFL season

Caribbean players to watch in this NFL season

There have been several strong NFL players coming from the Caribbean in the last two decades. The Jamaican-born, Patrick Chung, might be one of the most successful athletes from this part of the world as the solid safety won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots throughout his career. Moreover, Victor Cruz and Pierre […]

Hayley Matthews to lead West Indies women against New Zealand

Hayley Matthews to lead West Indies women against New Zealand

Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced a seventeen-member provisional squad to take on New Zealand Women in three CG United One Day Internationals (ODIs) from September 16-22 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Newly appointed captain Hayley Matthews leads the squad which sees the return of the experienced Natasha McLean. The squad was selected […]