Afri-Can FoodBasket awakens Toronto to inequalities

Afri-Can FoodBasket awakens Toronto to inequalities

Anan Lololi pulls leafy bunches of kale from the cold November ground at the Ujamaa Farm in North York. “To make some kale juice,” the executive director of Afri-Can FoodBasket suggests, moving on to rows of vegetables used in the Caribbean dish callaloo. “We put this in the food basket because we want to make […]

Masman Russell Charter dies at 86

Masman Russell Charter dies at 86

Russell Anselm Charter was born on April 21, 1934 on Hermitage Rd. Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad to mother Edna Charter and Father Arthur Leiba Jr. not Edgar Leiba Jr. He died on November 14, 2021, at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario after a brief illness. He migrated to Oshawa in 1970 where he […]

Canadian universities, colleges sign pledge to address anti-Black racism

Canadian universities, colleges sign pledge to address anti-Black racism

Universities and colleges across Canada are signing the Scarborough Charter, a pledge to fight anti-Black racism. The committee that created the charter is chaired by Prof. Wisdom Tettey, vice-president of the University of Toronto and principal of the school’s Scarborough campus. A group of universities and colleges from across Canada are signing a charter to […]

Corus Entertainment offers internship to Black emerging filmmakers

Corus Entertainment offers internship to Black emerging filmmakers

Corus Entertainment has teamed up with OYA Emerging Filmmakers to launch the Corus Unscripted Internship Program, a newly-created training, networking and mentorship opportunity for Black emerging filmmakers who have completed post-secondary education and are interested in pursuing a television career in the lifestyle and factual genres. As a complement to the OYA Emerging Filmmakers program […]

Black Students studying automotive technology get a lift from Toyota Canada

Black Students studying automotive technology get a lift from Toyota Canada

The Toyota Canada Foundation has announced it will be funding scholarships for Black students pursuing post-secondary education in automotive technology. Toyota Canada Foundation scholarship recipients will be selected and awarded by Black Business and Professional Association’s (BBPA) National Scholarship Program, which is committed to supporting and promoting the achievement of academic excellence for Black Canadian […]

The passing of Marie Roze Ramsaroop (nee Jaggernauth) –  Queen of Borokeete Canada  

The passing of Marie Roze Ramsaroop (nee Jaggernauth) –  Queen of Borokeete Canada   

Marie Roze Ramsaroop was born on February 19, 1944, in San Fernando, Trinidad. She moved to Toronto, Canada, in 1969 and died peacefully on November 21, 2021 at her home; she was 77 years old. Ramsaroop, the wife of famed bandleader Frank Ramsaroop, was surrounded by loved ones in her her last days of life. […]

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 […]

$1M federal stimulus to help it sustain businesses in Little Jamaica

$1M federal stimulus to help it sustain businesses in Little Jamaica

Business owners are hoping that a $1 million federal grant aimed at revitalizing Little Jamaica will help to boost the profile of the historic community in Toronto. The owners said last Sunday that the money is coming at a good time because Black-owned businesses along Eglinton Avenue West, mostly located between Marlee Avenue and Oakwood […]

Toronto hip-hop artist Mark Brathwaite delivers champion flow off new album, My Season

Toronto hip-hop artist Mark Brathwaite delivers champion flow off new album, My Season

When it comes to stylistic lyrics, slashing rhythms, and raw storytelling, look no further than Toronto hip-hop artist Mark Brathwaite, and his newest album, My Season. My Season is he Toronto-based artist’s fourth project, and is the culmination of Braithwaite’s professional experience in the industry, coupled with personal experiences along the way. The six-track EP […]

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