Action needed to improve poor health and disadvantage in the youth justice system

Action needed to improve poor health and disadvantage in the youth justice system

Children and adolescents detained in the youth justice system experience poor health across a range of physical and mental health domains, according to new research. In the first global review, researchers from the University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and University of Sheffield in the UK have examined the health of detained adolescents […]

Obsidian Theatre going through change

Obsidian Theatre going through change

Theatre Shorts By: Stephen Weir The Obsidian Theatre, Canada’s leading culturally diverse theatre company is now going through a major change.  After twenty years, the theatre’s founder and CEO has retired. He has been replaced by a young African Canadian director who will take over the running of the company in August. Philip Akin has been acting […]

Caribbean Diaspora Entrepreneurs Network launched

Caribbean Diaspora Entrepreneurs Network launched

The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs ( CoP) has launched its global network and map for diaspora entrepreneurs, their peers in the Caribbean, affiliates in host countries, and venture capitalists. The Caribbean Diaspora Entrepreneurs Network  and map will allow members to share information about the products and service they offer, talents or skill […]

York school board to hire coaches to help Black high school grad

York school board to hire coaches to help Black high school grad

The York regional district school board has embarked on a brand new campaign to increase the success of black student population. They have done so by putting their money where their mouth is by creating two new positions to work with and mentor black students within the York school system who are struggling to graduate. This program is based on […]

Obama helps with creating an economic conscious society

Obama helps with creating an economic conscious society

By Gwyn Chapman Rhiannon Rosalind is by far one of Canada’s most relevant and conscious leaders.  She is the CEO of the Economic Club of Canada, an organisation with an impressive record of presenting a platform for North America’s top decision makers, in politics, social development, and business. Rhiannon has hosted an event with First […]

Residents demand answers following the “Nuclear” false alarm

Residents demand answers following the “Nuclear” false alarm

By Nicole Georges-Bennett Residents within a 10 kilometer radius of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station are still looking for answers, following an emergency alert of a nuclear “incident” at the Plant.  At about 7:30 am on Sunday morning, the alert which described an ongoing incident, flashed across screens in the province, including the GTHA and […]

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 […]

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