Court clears way for dreadlocked child to start school

Court clears way for dreadlocked child to start school

KINGSTON, Jamaica -The Supreme Court of Jamaica granted an injunction last Friday preventing the board of management of the Kensington Primary School in Portmore, St Catherine, from blocking a five-year-old girl from entering the school because of her dreadlocked hairstyle. The injunction was granted on a motion filed by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), a human […]

Karina LeBlanc to head women’s football in Caribbean

Karina LeBlanc to head women’s football in Caribbean

Karina LeBlanc has officially been named as the head of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) women’s football. She will take up her new position  tomorrow. LeBlanc, who was born to Jamaican and Dominican parents and lived in Dominica until the age of eight, has been charged with spearheading the confederation’s […]

The U.S. must stop meddling in the internal affairs of its southern neighbours

By Carlton Joseph The last few weeks we have witnessed the implementation of the racist and irresponsible Immigration policy of the administration of United States President Donald Trump.  This zero tolerance policy has resulted in thousands of Central American migrants either being detained at the border, or children separated from their parents, or parents returned […]

Two Black youth receive scholarships from Tropicana Community Services

Two Black youth receive scholarships  from Tropicana Community Services

By Lincoln DePradine The cost of financing their tertiary education has been made easier for two Black youth, Jaleel Alfred and Deandra Christopher, who have received scholarships from Tropicana Community Services (TCS). The Robert K. Brown Scholarship to Alfred and the Dr Gervan Fearon Scholarship to Christopher were presented on Wednesday at the annual general […]

Jamaica-born parent is running for trustee against former school board chairman

Jamaica-born parent is running for trustee against former school board chairman

Jamaica-born Charlene Grant, the Black parent who made headlines after she was  called a nigger by a trustee of the  York Region District School Board in November 2016, is  now back in the news. She has announced that she is running for the position of trustee on the Board against which she had filed human […]

New youth initiative to fund diversity and inclusion projects

New youth initiative to fund diversity and inclusion projects

Are you 18 to 24 years of  age and have an idea for a project to support diversity and inclusion? You may be eligible for funding through a new youth initiative. Last  week, Mélanie Joly, Minister of  Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism, announced the launch of the Paul Yuzyk Youth Initiative ” This […]

‘Seek first to understand, then to be understood’

Startup problems of the Black entrepreneur By Meegan Scott I’ll never forget the first time I heard my next door neighbour shouting in Jamaican patios.It rang out with an English accent. That Saturday morning was the first time that I had heard shouting from next door. My neighbour was having it out with her father. […]

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