More than $100,000 raised for UWI’s scholarship fund at Toronto Benefit Gala

More than $100,000 raised for UWI’s scholarship fund  at Toronto Benefit Gala

Another successful, sold out event. That’ s how organizers  of the eighth annual UWI Toronto Benefit Gala described last Saturday night’s festivities at the Ritz-Carlton which brought together leaders in arts, finance, academia and law and members of the diplomatic circle. The Gala honours Canadian / Caribbean individuals and organizations as well as global citizens […]

A race kart for Reagan

A race kart for Reagan

Mention the name Reagan Rodrigues to auto racing enthusiasts in Guyana and you are likely to hear some amazing stories about speed on the South Dakota circuit. Rodrigues who was managing director of the family business – Rick and Sari Industries – in Georgetown, had a passion for racing – on bicycles, motor bikes and […]

Coteau discusses implementation of Black Youth Action Plan

Coteau discusses implementation of Black Youth Action Plan

Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, told a meeting at Tropicana Community Services in Toronto last week that the Ontario government is ready to take on the responsibility to dismantle systemic racism in the province. And he noted that the recently released $47 million Ontario Black Youth Action […]

Caribbean leaders to discuss socio-economic situation in the region at World Bank conference

Caribbean leaders to discuss socio-economic situation in the region  at World Bank conference

MIAMI  – Two Caribbean leaders will  participate in a World Bank conference here today on the socio-economic situation in the Caribbean. The conference, titled “The Caribbean Dilemma,” is part of the Americas Conference Series being put on in collaboration with the Miami Herald newspaper. Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada and St Lucia’s Prime […]

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?   […]

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