Artists who embody Black history

Artists who embody Black history

I asked immensely talented, successful and highly motivated community artists to give their impressions of the importance of February being designated Black History Month. Here is what four said in their own words (more artists will be profiled in next week’s Camera). Orin Isaacs (Amazing Race Canada, music producer) (Isaacs is a Canadian bass guitarist, […]

Sloly calls it quits

Sloly calls it quits

Sometimes controversial Deputy Chief Peter Sloly quit the Toronto Police Service yesterday. Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) issued a press release captioned “Toronto Police Services Board Announces Resignation of Deputy Chief Peter Sloly.” His resignation is effective yesterday, Feb. 10, ending 27 years of distinguished service to the City of Toronto and its residents. During […]

Black History Month’s sky-high glow

Black History Month’s sky-high glow

Black History Month was launched this week with stirring and dynamic speeches as Toronto basked in the proud glow of a CN Tower lit in iconic red, black and green. Those colours, seen in several Caribbean flags, graced the tower for the first time as a result of a request by Gary Pieters, former president […]

Tory Brown woos ethnic media

Tory Brown woos ethnic media

Fresh from his trip to India, Ontario Opposition Leader Patrick Brown introduced himself to the Caribbean and Black media corps at Queen’s Park. Conservative Leader Brown, along with MPP Ted Arnott, who extended an invitation to the Black History Month reception, was a hit with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who addressed Brown as “Patrick […]

Low Loonie hammers remittances

Low Loonie hammers remittances

Some US$10 billion is remitted to the Caribbean annually but weaker currencies in relation to the Greenback and lower oil prices are restricting the ability of many migrants to send money back to family and friends, according to the World Bank’s migration and development report. With the Canadian dollar hovering around 70-71 cents to the […]

Hip-hop program flips youths’ future

Hip-hop program flips youths’ future

If you are between 10 and18 years and have an interest in hip-hop as an art form, UNITY Charity is looking for you. UNITY offers drop-in programs in Toronto, Scarborough and Mississauga that focus on building skills through peer-to-peer mentorship and artistic performance, using elements of hip-hop. The organization, which began in 2007, teamed up […]