Jodi Kovitz a powerful advocate for humanity and inclusion

Jodi Kovitz a powerful advocate for humanity and inclusion

by Gwyn Chapman Jodi Kovitz’s leadership, vision and intentional actions is the answer to fulfilling Canada’s promise to all its citizens; to give all people from all races, backgrounds and experiences, an opportunity to have a seat at the table, to be a part of realising the full potential of this nation and its people. […]

African-produced film on AIDS premiers in Toronto

African-produced film on AIDS premiers in Toronto

By Lincoln DePradine The world’s attention was riveted on the AIDS epidemic and the HIV virus in the 1980s. Further global spotlight was grabbed in 1991 when Earvin “Magic’’ John, the basketball superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers, retired abruptly after announcing that he had contracted HIV. It’s been 28 years since Johnson’s announcement and AIDS […]

Locals celebrate 53 years of Barbados independence

Locals celebrate 53 years of Barbados independence

By Lincoln DePradine One of the ideas Mia Mottley has been advocating since becoming Prime Minister of Barbados, in May 28, is getting Barbadians in Canada and other parts of the Diaspora to return to the Caribbean for a year-long celebration to reconnect with family and friends, and also to invest in the building and […]

Well-known Jamaica-born barber dies in Toronto at 72

Well-known Jamaica-born barber dies in Toronto at 72

Well-known  Jamaica-born barber Ronald Ashford Wisdom, popularly known as Jimmy, died on Thursday of a suspected heart attack. He was 72. Wisdom  collapsed at his home in  North York and was rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital where he was pronounced dead, his daughter, Ninfa, told the Caribbean Camera. She said her father who was born in Montego Bay, […]

Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO

Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO

FOCUS ON HEALTH Four in five adolescents don’t exercise enough: WHO Four in five adolescents worldwide do not get enough physical activity, to the detriment of their health, the World Health Organization said last week, warning that girls especially need more exercise. In its first ever report on global trends for adolescent physical activity, the […]

Black youth in foster care need culturally sensitive essentials

Black youth in foster care need culturally sensitive essentials

Staff Writer A petition has been started that can change the lives of Black youth in foster care by the Natural Kids Movement to inform Minister Todd Smith (Ontario Minister of Children, Community & Social Services) of the problem and how it can be addressed. In 2014, the Toronto Star revealed that 41% of youth […]

An open letter to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino

An open letter to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon An open letter to Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino Dear Mr. Minister, First of all, let me congratulate you on your appointment as  Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. It comes as no surprise that your appointment has been greeted with elation in your riding of Eglinton-Lawrence with its  large  immigrant community. […]

Yuletide excellence from La Petite Musicale

Yuletide excellence from La Petite Musicale

By Ken Bruzual The packed house of over 450 patrons stood in reverence as the 26-member choir belted out the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah to the accompaniment of a 6-piece band which include two steel pan instrumentalists.  The Hallelujah Chorus was the finale of the annual La Petite Musicale of Toronto Christmas production. The show was held at the Armenian Youth Center Theatre. […]

Moving the Dial for Black youth

Moving the Dial for Black youth

By Gwen Chapman The Annual Move “The Dial Global Summit” was recently held at Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto.  The event was the work of Jodi Kovitz, a former lawyer, passionate, with a big heart, great vision, and determination to follow her dream – a global initiative to empower women and girls in the areas of […]

Caribana/TO Carnival’s John Kam laid to rest

Caribana/TO Carnival’s John Kam laid to rest

John Kam, 68-year former bandleader, carnival king and festival executive, passed away last week and was buried on Friday. The funeral was held  at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, in Scarborough, followed by a burial at the York Cemetery. As this photograph by Tang Canada of a Caribbean dancer shows, Mr. Kam’s church service included […]

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