Tackling Ontario’s housing crisis

Tackling Ontario’s housing crisis

Editorial The housing dilemma has reached a critical juncture nationwide, with Ontario encountering particularly acute hurdles as average home prices have surged twofold in under a decade. Governments at various levels are scrambling for solutions and vying for acknowledgment of their endeavors. Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s administration, upon winning a majority, vowed to confront the […]

Toronto Revellers ready to bring Street Theater to Carnival

Toronto Revellers ready to bring Street Theater to Carnival

The Toronto Revellers, led by Jamaal Magloire, set the 2024 Toronto Caribbean Carnival season ablaze with their grand band launch of “GAIA: Mother of All Life” at the upscale Parkview Manor Banquet Hall. A crowd of just under 1,000 was treated to a spectacle of colourful costumes and captivating performances, showcasing the Revellers’ innovative take […]

US sponsored ‘Exercise Tradewinds’ perpetuates cycle of oppression in the Caribbean

US sponsored ‘Exercise Tradewinds’ perpetuates cycle of oppression in the Caribbean

By Tamanisha John Between December 5-7, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas military planners from the United States, Canada, Barbados, and other CARICOM entities met to make plans for Tradewinds ’24. There, it was determined that the 39th iteration of Exercise Tradewinds (EXTW24) would take place, at least in the first phase, in Barbados. Between January […]

Umoja Robotics team poised for World Championship

Umoja Robotics team poised for World Championship

African Canadian Christian Network Appeals for Donations to Send Award-Winning Team to Houston The African Canadian Christian Network (ACCN), a cornerstone for empowering Black youth in Toronto, has issued an urgent appeal to the community. The organization seeks support to send the Umoja Robotics team to the prestigious FIRST Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas, […]

Grenadian maestro James Clarkson lauded on 80th birthday

Grenadian maestro James Clarkson lauded on 80th birthday

By Lincoln DePradine Well-known Toronto-based saxophonist and arranger, Michael “Skell’’ Redhead described a colleague – who once arranged music for the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force band – as “one of the world’s greatest musicians’’. Redhead was referring to James Clarkson who, at 17, left his homeland Grenada to join the West India Regiment unit […]

Keith Merith’s book launches to a packed house

Keith Merith’s book launches to a packed house

‘A Darker Shade of Blue’ a must read Some might say that retired York Region police supervisor Keith Merith picked a good day to launch his autobiography last Saturday. Those in the book business would say it differently; rookie author Merith had an amazing launch for his new book, “A Darker Shade of Blue.” He […]

The BBPA unveils Harry Jerome Awards winners

The BBPA unveils Harry Jerome Awards winners

By Staff Reporter The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) announced last Friday the recipients of the 2024 Harry Jerome Awards. The disclosure was made at an event that was held at the Golden Mail building. Ross Cadastre, Board Chair of the BBPA, opened the event with a message about the importance of celebrating Black […]

Olympic hopefuls grapple with financial strain ahead of Paris 2024

Olympic hopefuls grapple with financial strain ahead of Paris 2024

As the countdown to the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris begins, Canadian athletes are facing significant financial challenges. Bobsledder Cynthia Appiah finds herself burdened with thousands of dollars in debt, including expenses for her sled’s runners and travel costs to competitions. Appiah’s teammate, Melissa Lotholz, resorted to seeking free accommodation in a church […]

LUX Carnival’s Northern Lights Illuminates Toronto Carnival

LUX Carnival’s Northern Lights Illuminates Toronto Carnival

LUX Carnival, a beacon of creativity and cultural celebration in Canada’s carnival scene, hosted its much-anticipated 2024 Toronto Carnival Costume Showcase at The Avenue Banquet Hall in Vaughan last Friday night. Themed “Northern Lights,” the event was a testament to LUX’s commitment to blending art with history and culture, offering an elegant evening filled with […]

Sharing a few must-have books in your homes

Sharing a few must-have books in your homes

by Yolanda T. Marshall The Medicine Chest: A Physician’s Journey Towards Reconciliation Written by Jarol Boan. “In The Medicine Chest, Boan exposes the healthcare disparities in a country that prides itself on an equitable healthcare system and examines the devastating effects of diabetes, the myth of “the drunken Indian,” the inner workings of hospitals, Missing […]

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