Work permit for the spouse of a student in Canada can be refused if marriage not genuine

Work permit for the spouse of a student in Canada can be refused if marriage not genuine

By Sukhram Ramkissoon A reader recently contacted my office and stated that she is in Canada on a student permit.  She recently traveled to her home country and married a person whom she has known for approximately two years and they are in a genuine relationship.   She is wants him to join her in Canada […]

Rhiannon Rosalind believe young people can change the world

Rhiannon Rosalind believe young people can change the world

By Gwyn Chapman She did it!  It was not too long ago that Toronto experienced thunderous, deafening screams from die-hard Raptor fans as the Raptor’s clinched its first ever NBA championship.  This time, however, Toronto was captivated by a world figure and treasure who was greeted by the deafening screams that shattered the air around […]

Reflections on Survival & Liberation at U of T Feb 3

Reflections on Survival & Liberation at U of T Feb 3

Two Black activists reflect on their struggles and journeys through the social, cultural and political landscapes of the United Kingdom. Zainab Abbas and Ansel Wong were leaders of the Black Liberation Front, a Third World revolutionary organization founded in North London in 1971. The Black Liberation Front combatted fascist violence in Britain, constructed “central communal […]

No solution to gun violence without stakeholders

No solution to gun violence without stakeholders

Six years into the current gun violence crisis and finally Toronto Mayor John Tory has decided to convene a meeting with GTA Mayors, Police Chiefs and Regional Chairs along with Provincial and Federal government representatives to address the crisis. In the six years from 2014 to 2019, when police data started showing that there was […]

Black classical music comes to Toronto – Ébène makes debut

Black classical music comes to Toronto – Ébène makes debut

By Stephen Weir Pianist Sean Sutherland thinks the time is right to show Canadians that not only are there Black classical musicians in this country who perform at the highest level of the art-form, but that there are Black classical composers creating enthralling music that deserve to be heard.  Sutherland has put it all together […]

Barack Obama calls on young people to embrace the creative skills

Barack Obama calls on young people  to embrace the creative skills

“Hit your books, people.” That’s the advice former United States president Barack Obama  gave to thousands of young people who gathered last Thursday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Obama was speaking at a forum about the future of work organized by the Economic Club of Canada and the Global Institute for Conscious Economics. “You […]

Jully Black production for TD Black History Month Series

Jully Black production for TD Black History Month Series

Big things happening in Toronto for Black History Month  By Stephen Weir At a Harbourfront media event on Monday, a few audience members remarked that Black History Month (BHM) should be moved from February to March this year. Why?  BHM could use the extra two days – there is just too much happening to see […]

“The Skin We’re In” by Desmond Cole’s

“The Skin We’re In” by Desmond Cole’s

By Stephen Weir The Howl Radio Show scored a big media scoop when they had author Desmond Cole on air the night before the official launch of his guaranteed blockbuster book The Skin We’re In. CIUT–FM 89.5 aired the 20-minute long interview last Tuesday at 10pm. Cole’s sold-out launch was booked for Wednesday evening at […]