‘You don’t have to be rich to be a humanitarian’

‘You don’t have to be rich to be a humanitarian’

By Robyn Rihanna Fenty Grammy award-winning singer Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty) received the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award last week from the Harvard Foundation  for Intercultural and Race Relations .She was honoured for her philanthropic work to improve cancer treatment in her native Barbados and in support of education programs. Here is what she […]

Breath of fresh air with female power

Breath of fresh air with female power

The Trinidad Calypso Monarch 2017 competition By Carlton Joseph The ladies dominated Dimanche Gras 2017 and although Chalkdust won the Calypso Monarch title, the evening was a statement of the power of the female calypsonians, their consciousness, artistic development and overall rise in a once male-dominated genre. Interesting that this rise seems to be in […]

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?   […]

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 […]

Calypso Rose wins the Victoire accolade

Calypso Rose (McCarta Linda Sandy-Lewis) has won the coveted Victoire accolade- France’s version of the Grammys – for her platinum-selling album Far From Home. The Victoire accolade is awarded by the French Ministry of Culture to the best musical artistes of the year. Calypso Rose’s album went platinum in France late last year, an achievement […]

Hidden Figures: Story of a victory over white supremacy and sexism

Hidden Figures: Story of a victory over white supremacy and sexism

By Ian Xun Hidden Figures is an incredibly inspiring film that you and your children should  see before  it exits the theatres. It is a triumphant story about  the genius and foresight  of black women  that went untold for far too long. The film is set in the early 60s,  and chronicles the critical work […]

‘Hidden Figures ‘ comes to the silver screen in Canada

‘Hidden Figures ‘ comes to the silver screen in Canada

Few in Toronto’s Caribbean community may be aware of the three African-American woman whose work on “Project  Mercury” made it possible  for  the United States to catch up in the space race by launching the first American, Alan Shepard, into space and sending John Glenn into orbit around the earth. Now the inspiring story about […]

‘Tis the season of holiday stress

Dr. Adisa Azubuike No, you are not weird, or strange, or crazy. You are just like many other people who have trouble with this whole “holidays thing.” You don’t like the holidays because the holidays fill you with dread and stress. Around this time of year your disappointments, estrangements, losses, and loneliness, are exaggerated. You […]

Police Oversight Review told officers investigated by SIU should be named

Police Oversight Review told officers investigated by SIU should be named

By Gerald V. Paul The names of police officers who are investigated by the SIU should be made public, even when the SIU decides not to charge them, the Independent Police Oversight Review was told at a public meeting last Thursday evening, at Metro Hall in Toronto. The recommendation was made to Justice Michael Tulloch […]

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