Program to create access and opportunities for racialized interior designers

Program to create access and opportunities for racialized interior designers

JennAir Disrupting Design collaborates with The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) to create $375,000 scholarship fund On Tuesday, the JennAir Brand (“JennAir”) announced the launch of its Disrupting Design program, which aims to create access and opportunities for racialized interior designers in the industry. The program is the result of research, listening and […]

Black business network gets a $1.9 million boost

Black business network gets a $1.9 million boost

The federal government is investing over $1.9 million to help a Hamilton-based organization form a network for Black-led businesses in southwestern Ontario. The exact total cost is unclear, but the funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario will allow Empowerment Squared, a non-profit group that helps newcomers in the greater Hamilton and […]

Benjamin Alexander will be first skier to represent Jamaica at Winter Olympics

Benjamin Alexander will be first skier to represent Jamaica at Winter Olympics

Benjamin Alexander only took up the sport in 2016 and does not have a full-time coach. But he managed to qualify for Beijing after finishing seventh in the giant slalom at the Cape Verde National Ski Championships on 12 January. The 38-year-old, who grew up in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England, but has a Jamaican father, will […]

Bobsledder Cynthia Appiah will pilot team in Beijing Olympics

Bobsledder Cynthia Appiah will pilot team in Beijing Olympics

“Being a Black athlete in a winter sport makes it that much sweeter when I am successful…” Cynthia Appiah says she faced the biggest setback of her athletic career at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games in South Korea. After years of hard work and sacrifice, the Toronto athlete was told she’d be just an alternate […]

African swine fever detected in the Caribbean region

African swine fever detected in the Caribbean region

The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHSFA) is advising Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States to intensify protective measures against the African Swine Fever (ASF) which is now confirmed to be in the Americas. The disease has already killed more than 800 pigs in two locations in the Dominican Republic. African Swine Fever is […]

Advocates call for action  to end anti-Black racism in public service

Advocates call for action  to end anti-Black racism  in public service

  OTTAWA — The federal government must address anti-Black racism in the public service by implementing timely changes to staffing processes and effective training programs for public servants, not by long-term promises, advocates say. The Liberals pledged in the 2021 budget to make changes to the Public Service Employment Act that aim to promote a […]

Chris Gayle Trending musically in India

Chris Gayle Trending musically in India

For immediate release April 19, 2021 Kingston Jamaica For World Renowned  Batsman Chris Gayle popularity in India isn’t new generally, however the fresh faced recording artiste has additional reasons to celebrate as his collaboration with Indian Rap artiste Emiway Bantai is number one in India for more than a week. The single Jamaica To India already hit 15Million […]

NBA players, coaches and referees kneel in solidarity as bubble season begins

NBA players, coaches and referees kneel in solidarity as  bubble season begins

Players and coaches from the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz knelt alongside one another before the first game of the NBA restart on Thursday night in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The coaches — New Orleans’ Alvin Gentry and Utah’s Quin Snyder — were next to one another, their arms locked together. Some players raised […]

Thousands in Canada protest the police killing of George Floyd

Thousands in Canada protest the police killing  of George Floyd

By Lincoln Depradine Thousands of people in Canada, the Caribbean and other parts of the world, have joined millions in the United States in expressing anger at the police killing in Minnesota of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man. A medical examiner on Monday classified Floyd’s death as a homicide, saying the man’s heart stopped […]

Let’s help rid our society of racial discrimination

Let’s help rid our society of racial discrimination

  On Saturday, countries around the world, including Canada, will observe the annual International Day for the Elimination of  Racial Discrimination which this year will focus on the midterm review of the International Decade for People of African Descent. Whether as descendants of the victims of the transatlantic slave trade or as more recent migrants, […]