Federal court rejects an application to quash enforcement proceedings

Federal court rejects an application to quash enforcement proceedings

by Sukhram  Ramkissoon A 39-year old Pastor from Ghana, who arrived in Canada as a permanent resident in March 2008, will be deported shortly to his home country. According to a recent Federal Court decision, Mr. X was convicted of sexual assault in June 2017 and sentenced to 20 months of imprisonment. As part of […]

Louisiana’s red-hot singer Quiana Lynell coming to “Jazz at the George”

Louisiana’s red-hot singer Quiana Lynell coming to “Jazz at the George”

By Stephen Weir Hectic just doesn’t cut it when describing jazz singer Quiana Lynell’s life these days. Two better words just might be “airport and hotel”. The red-hot jazz singing sensation from Louisiana is en-route to Toronto for her long delayed Canadian debut concert.  But in between leaving her home two days ago in the […]

Peel District School Board report on systemic racism reveals “painful accounts of traumatic experiences”

Peel District School Board report on systemic racism reveals “painful accounts of traumatic experiences”

By Staff Reporter Last November, the Ontario Government announced that the Peel District School Board (PDSB) was under review following racism and human rights complaints. The review comes after PDSB trustee Will Davies’ used the word ‘McCriminal’ to describe McCrimmon Middle School in Brampton, sparking accusations of anti-Black racism. More recently, The Toronto Star revealed […]

Panman Pat elected president of the Organization for Calypso Performing Artiste

Panman Pat elected president of the Organization for Calypso Performing Artiste

OCPA appointed its new Board at the organization’s annual general meeting, which was held at end of 2019. The positions will be held up fall of 2021. The new President is none other than Pat “Panman Pat” McNeilly; the Secretary is Colleen Trotman; Treasurer is Tara Gonzalves, and Ossie Gurley is the Events and Program […]

The PDSB prelim anti-racism report is in. Now what, Premier Ford?

The PDSB prelim anti-racism report is in. Now what, Premier Ford?

Last November, the minister of education Stephen Lecce appointed a team to review the state affairs at the Peel District School Board (PDSB). “The review is intended to address concerns about equity, including anti-Black racism, and serious issues related to governance, leadership and human resources practices in the board”, according to the news release announcing […]

Canada’s first Black-owned funeral home celebrates anniversary

Canada’s first Black-owned funeral home celebrates anniversary

Covenant Funeral Homes celebrates 4th anniversary in Black History Month Canada’s first Black-owned funeral home Covenant Funeral Homes Inc. (CFH) is Canada’s first Black-owned funeral home, and is celebrating its 4th year of operations. Founder of CFH, Luann Jones says she began the business following a car accident over 20 years ago, “That brush with […]

Mayor Tory: Unity, elimination of discrimination top priority

Mayor Tory: Unity, elimination of discrimination top priority

At Black History Month Reception  By Lincoln DePradine Lawyer and businessman John Tory says unity among Torontonians and eliminating inequality and discrimination, including anti-Black racism, are his first priority as Mayor of the City of Toronto. “No job is more important to me, no job will ever be more important to me, as long as […]

Notting Hill Carnival facing challenges says British activists

Notting Hill Carnival facing challenges says British activists

By Lincoln DePradine The future of England’s Notting Hill Carnival is “challenging’’ and there is “dissonance’’ around the festival, says Ansel Wong, a Trinidad-born cultural and political activist. “In terms of the United Kingdom context, carnival can’t be stopped because it’s deeply rooted in the fabric of the society. It’s the major tourist event of […]