‘Please help to give me my life back’

‘Please help to give me my life back’

Ila HenryAn open letter to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship The following letter was sent to the Caribbean Camera by a 27-year old woman in St. Lucia. The letter has been forwarded to Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen and the federal Liberal Black caucus: Ila HenryDear Mr. Hussen, My name is Ila Henry and […]

Black community honoured at John Holland awards

Black community honoured at John Holland awards

HAMILTON, Ont. –  Several outstanding members of Hamilton’s black community were honoured on Saturday evening at the annual John C. Holland Awards presentation at LIUNA Station. This year’s event marked the 21st edition of the awards presentation named after Holland who served as pastor of Hamilton’s  Stewart Memorial church known for its connection to the […]

Hundreds of Canadian children detained in Immigration Holding Centre -report

Hundreds of Canadian children detained  in Immigration Holding Centre -report

A report released on Thursday by the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) calls on the Canadian government to implement urgently alternatives to the detention of children rather than confining them in immigration holding facilities or separating them from their detained parents. The report titled Invisible Citizens: Canadian Children in Immigration Detention notes […]

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. […]

Minister of Children and Youth Services proposes game changer to deal with systemic racism

Minister of Children and Youth Services proposes game changer  to deal with systemic racism

Game changer! That’s a word Michael Coteau, Ontario’s Minister of Children and Youth Services, has been using  regularly  these days. Coteau optimistically views the new approach to  dealing with systemic racism in  Ontario as a “game changer.” And in a recent interview with the Caribbean Camera, he spoke about “the new approach” with  the introduction […]

Action Plan to address crisis in Black education

Action Plan to address crisis in Black education

Do  Black students, especially males, not feel welcomed at school? Are they more encouraged to take applied rather than academic courses? Are there stereotypes that affect how they are treated at school? These are questions that keep cropping up when the “crisis in Black education” is discussed among parents and educators. Some of them say […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

This week’s question: York Region District School Board trustee Nancy Elgie who sparked an  uproar in the Black community after she called a Black parent a nigger, wants to decide what her punishment should be for using the racial slur.Enraged citizens called for her resignation from the Board.But instead, Elgie is now proposing that she […]

Ontario Education Minister calls for the resignation of York school board trustee

Ontario Education Minister calls for the resignation  of  York school board trustee

  Ontario Education Minister Mitzie Hunter warns that York Region District school board cannot move forward until trustee Nancy Elgie resigns. Angry York residents  had demanded  Elgie’s resignation for calling a black parent a nigger. The parent, Jamaica-born Charline Grant  said that during a public meeting last November, Elgie  used the racial slur which was […]

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