U of T launches Future Black Lawyers program

U of T launches  Future Black Lawyers program

The University Of Toronto Faculty Of Law launched a new program aiming to support Black students who aspire to go to law school, beginning in 2021. According to a Nov. 25 letter from Edward Iacobucci to the law school community, the goal of the Black Future Lawyers Program is to increase the number of Black […]

Just Mercy – powerful, thought provoking film

Just Mercy – powerful, thought provoking film

Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx who has been featured in such movies as “Ray,” “Baby Driver,” “Django and Unchained” alongside and Brie Larson of “Room,” “Short Term 12,” and “Captain Marvel” star in “Just Mercy,” an inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big […]

Rhoma Spencer’s “Force” comes through in “The Solitudes”

Rhoma Spencer’s “Force” comes through in “The Solitudes”

By Stephen Weir Take a bow, Rhoma Spencer, take a bow.  You are the toast of Toronto’s theatre world for your current role in the new assembly play The Solitudes. Critical reviews.  A quarter page colour picture of you in the Toronto Star. And there is an incredible TTC poster of you with hands on […]

Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter’s book launches on Martin Luther Day

Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter’s book launches on Martin Luther Day

By Stephen Weir The A Different Booklist Cultural Centre (ADBCC), in conjunction with Penguin Random House is marking Martin Luther King Day with a superstar evening book signing.  On January 20th, Nompumelelo (Mungi) Ngomane, the granddaughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be launching her new book “Everyday Ubuntu” in Canada. “This book will […]

Impaired driving conviction makes refugee claimant inadmissible to Canada

Impaired driving conviction  makes refugee claimant inadmissible to Canada

Immigration Matters:- Sukhram Ramkissoon Impaired driving conviction  makes refugee claimant inadmissible to Canada I have recently received a letter from a ” regular reader” on a subject which I believe will be of interest to many readers of my column. Here is the letter followed by my response: Dear Mr. Ram, I am a refugee […]

Marley Berot’s “Faces On The Wall” exhibit at the People’s Residence

Marley Berot’s “Faces On The Wall” exhibit at the People’s Residence

by Stephen Weir It is just her second art show and sale, and the show has only been open for an hour, and already a painting has been sold and taken home by a happy buyer. Marley Berot, a 19-year old painter, is happy but also a little worried she might run out of replacement […]

It was a false alarm, so why aren’t we relieved?

It was a false alarm, so why aren’t we relieved?

Since the system was implemented, the few emergency alerts that have screamed from our cellphones, usually in the still of the night, have been mostly about missing children.  The news often evokes feelings of sadness and the hope that the child is found unharmed. So far it’s always had a happy ending. But last Sunday […]

Canada’s Under-19 World Cup cricket squad of to South Africa

Canada’s Under-19 World Cup cricket squad of to South Africa

Canada’s 15 member squad, which will be captained by Astan Deosammy, managed by Anil Khanna with former Canadian national Senior Team Captain Farouk Kirmani as its Head Coach, departed for South Africa on Friday January 3. The Canadians left to join fifteen other competing country teams that will be participating in the South Africa hosted […]

The time has come for Caribbean food

The time has come for Caribbean food

Jamaican Canadian Chef Noel Cunningham is Leading The Charge. By Stephen Weir Toronto diners are always looking to catch the next wave. They have gone crazy over Italian pizza, Korean Pho and French everything. Mexican burritos and Japanese cheese cake. But when will it be Caribbean cuisine’s time in the bright lights of Canada’s biggest […]

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