Hamilton Black History Council Gala celebrates the bright stars of the Black community

Hamilton Black History Council Gala celebrates the bright stars of the Black community

The Hamilton Black History Council’s annual event unfolded as a celebration of Black excellence and community engagement, spotlighting the remarkable achievements and impactful community work of young individuals in the city. Among the standout winners was 17-year-old Naomi Ogunjobi, a Grade 12 student at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. Ogunjobi, who never envisioned winning […]

Hamilton community advocates want a say on who sits on police advisory panel

Hamilton community advocates want a say on who sits on police advisory panel

Last October the Hamilton Police Services (HPC) published statistics showing that Black people were grossly over represented when it comes to police use of force. The statistics were being collected since 2020 under a Provincial government mandate. The intent was to expose any racial biases or stereotyping within police services. In December the HPS was […]

Hamilton police to introduce a new race-based data strategy  

Hamilton police to introduce a new race-based data strategy  

Since 2020 the Hamilton Police Service (HPS) has been tracking the race and identity of people involved in use-of-force incidents to expose any racial biases or stereotyping within police services. After three years of collecting the data, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police now acknowledges that there is a need to reconcile the data […]

Hamilton leader Louise Noel-Ambrose empowers women entrepreneurs and supports community growth

Hamilton leader Louise Noel-Ambrose empowers women entrepreneurs and supports community growth

  Louise Noel-Ambrose has been a driving force for many initiatives that have flourished in Hamilton and the surrounding areas of the GTA. As the owner and operator of EvenToBe, a public relations and event planning business, Louise highlights events in the city and around the world that focus on team building, social events, and […]

Sarah Jama wins Hamilton Centre byelection

Sarah Jama wins Hamilton Centre  byelection

NDP candidate Sarah Jama won last Thursday’s byelection in Hamilton Centre, capturing 54.3 per cent of the vote – more than 6,000 ballots. The incoming MPP, a disability rights advocate and co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario, was involved in major social issues in recent years. A McMaster University graduate, Jama won a […]

Black human rights activist is a candidate in today’s byelection in Hamilton Centre

Black human rights activist is a candidate in today’s byelection in Hamilton Centre

Ten candidates, including a member of the Black community, are contesting the Hamilton Centre byelection on Thursday March 16. Black activist Sarah Jama is the candidate for the New Democratic Party. The winner of the byelection will replace former Ontario NDP party leader Andrea Howarth who stepped down as MPP for Hamilton Centre. Horwath represented […]

Sixteen Black Hamiltonians honoured with banners around the city

Sixteen Black Hamiltonians honoured with banners around the city

Hamilton Black History Council and other Black-led organizations have partnered with the city to launch Black History Month and honour more than a dozen key figures in Hamilton’s Black history. It’s the first time the city is partnering with local Black-led organizations on a Black History Month initiative. Terri Bedminster, executive director for Refuge Newcomer […]

Black business network gets a $1.9 million boost

Black business network gets a $1.9 million boost

The federal government is investing over $1.9 million to help a Hamilton-based organization form a network for Black-led businesses in southwestern Ontario. The exact total cost is unclear, but the funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario will allow Empowerment Squared, a non-profit group that helps newcomers in the greater Hamilton and […]

Hamilton Black film festival to showcase ‘BIPOC talent’

Hamilton Black film festival to showcase ‘BIPOC talent’

HAMILTON –  Hamilton’s first annual Black film festival will showcase ” a wide range of BIPOC talent ” in its inaugural series May 28-30 Paize Usiosefe,  the Nigeria-born founder of the  festival,  said the works of 22 Canadian filmmakers will be presented  along with films from the United States and Africa. “The festival’s roster will […]

Holiday bazaar worth the trek to Hamilton

More than 40 exhibitors are slated for Hamilton’s Lady Boss Holiday Bazaar at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel on Nov. 23 from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Event coordinator Louise Noel-Ambrose noted: “We have some of the best vendors offering a great assortment of gifts, crafts and introducing the latest trends, fashions and exclusive holidays discounts.” […]