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, […]

‘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 […]

A $47 million investment in Black youth

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, Michael Coteau, have provided solid evidence that they understand the relevance of the popular saying “action speaks louder than words”. The action announced last week by Minister Coteau is ground-breaking: the provincial government has decided to allocate $47 million for a four-year Black Youth Action Plan. […]

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 […]

TAIBU provides culturally-based healthcare programs

TAIBU provides culturally-based healthcare programs

Black  people in Canada are at greater risk than others of developing chronic medical conditions that can be traced to lifestyles, lack of proper nutrition, employment and physical activities. So says Liben Gebremikael, the Ethiopia-born Executive Director of TAIBU Community Health Centre in the Malvern neighbourhood in Toronto. (TAIBU is a greeting in Swahili which […]

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