Two black actors shine at Canadian Screen Awards

Two black actors shine at Canadian Screen Awards

Two black actors -Stephan James and Adrian Holmes – were among the winners at the Canadian Screen Awards 2017 held on Sunday night at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. James won the “ Best Actor “ award for his role in the film Race, a biopic of the American Olympic champion Jesse Owens, […]

Archbishop Tutu to receive Luminary Award at UWI Toronto Benefit Gala

Archbishop Tutu to receive Luminary Award  at UWI Toronto Benefit Gala

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has announced that Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, will  be honoured at the eighth annual UWI Toronto benefit gala to be held at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto on Saturday April 1. Archbishop Tutu, the first Black archbishop of  the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, […]

$47 million Black Youth Action Plan

$47 million Black Youth Action Plan

Coteau announces Black Youth Action plan An Ontario Black Youth Action Plan with a four -year funding commitment of $47 million, aimed at increasing access to supports and opportunities for Black children and youth , was announced on Tuesday by Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism. The Action Plan is part of a broader three-year  […]

Make Black the Colour of Financial Freedom

By Meegan Scott Blacks are headed towards a more persistent state of social and economic decline, if not the collapse of black communities. This is the story presented in all the major reports on economic wellbeing and the racial wealth gap— that I have read. Predictions of our future as a cataclysm is highly probable. […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

This week’s question: At recent events in  Toronto to celebrate Black History Month, various speakers complained that not only were African Canadian children overrepresented in Ontario’s child welfare system but that African Canadians who come  in contact with the system are treated differently than their White counterparts. How do you feel about these claims?   […]

City launches ‘ Community Conversations’ to fight anti-Black racism

City launches ‘ Community Conversations’  to fight anti-Black racism

Toronto Mayor John Tory has called for action to deal with disproportionately higher rates of incarceration, unemployment and child protection cases in the Black community. He issued the call at the weekend at the launch of ” community conversations,” an initiative aimed at fighting anti-black racism. The launch took place at Ujima House, Canada’s first […]

Pride agrees to the full demands from BLM Toronto

Pride  agrees to the full demands from BLM Toronto

Pride Toronto voted  at its annual general meeting on Tuesday  in favour of the full list of demands  made by Black Lives Matter  (BLM) Toronto last summer after a sit-in at its parade. One of the controversial demands was the banning of  Toronto Police  from marching and participating in the Pride parade and  other  Pride-related […]

Jamaica turns down UK offer of new maximum security jail

Jamaica turns down UK offer of new maximum security jail

KINGSTON, Jamaica  – The government of Jamaica has turned down the United Kingdom’s offer to assist in the building of a new maximum-security prison in the island. This was disclosed in the Senate on Friday by minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith. “This administration does not believe that the terms […]

St Lucia opposition pledges to review economic citizenships granted under new rules

St Lucia opposition pledges to review economic citizenships granted under new rules

CASTRIES, St Lucia — The opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has announced it will review every economic citizenship granted by the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) under new citizenship by investment programme (CIP) rules recently promulgated by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. The SLP expressed its “deepest concern” with the actions of the Chastanet administration, […]

Police open probe into T&T president’s housing allowance

Police open probe into T&T president’s housing allowance

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — A police investigation has begun in Trinidad and Tobago into the controversial housing allowance paid to President Anthony Carmona, who assumed office on March 18, 2013. However, according to acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams, this is not yet a criminal investigation, the Trinidad Guardian reported. The investigation into the matter […]

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