Obsidian Theatre is getting ready to hang the victim

Obsidian Theatre is getting ready to hang the victim

By Stephen Weir The set has been designed.  The costumes are being decided on this week.  Rehearsals begin right after the holiday break. Toronto’s Obsidian Theatre is in full-speed-ahead mode for the February North American premiere of hang by the accomplished young Black British-born Londoner debbie tucker green. (no capital letters please). Her 70-minute play, […]

Expose Toronto Committee will create change – Jeffers

Expose Toronto Committee will create change – Jeffers

Kenneth Jeffers, the lone Black member of the Toronto Police Service Board and longtime community  proactivist, says the recently established  Expose Toronto Committee (ETC) will create  change in a society plagued by anti-Black racism. ” We have to have an organization that really creates change,” Jeffers said on Grapevine, the call-in radio program on Toronto […]

Black Canadian Parliamentarians meet in Ottawa

Black Canadian Parliamentarians meet in Ottawa

OTTAWA  – The Canadian  Caucus of Black Parliamentarians  met here this week for  its third annual summit which ended on Tuesday. According to a news release  issued at the close of the summit, four key issues were discussed: the efforts to adopt the United Nations’ Decade for People of African Descent; the social justice and […]

CAN vs JAM Gold Cup rematch at BMO Field

CAN vs JAM Gold Cup rematch at BMO Field

By Aldwyn McGill Thousands of soccer fans in Toronto are eagerly awaiting the big clash between Canada and the Jamaica Reggae Boyz at BMO Field Stadium on Saturday September 2. It is the rematch of this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter final game that left both coaches wanting a better finishing performance from their teams. […]

Call for transparency

Call for transparency

Toronto lawyer Julian Falconer, a spokesman for Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), called for accountability from the African Canadian Legal clinic (ACLC)  in a radio broadcast on Station CKFG-FM on Sunday. Falconer was a guest on the call-in show, Grapevine . Discussing  allegations of financial mismanagement at the clinic, Falconer said his advice to LAO which […]

Andre De Grasse wins 200-metre final for second gold at national championships

Andre De Grasse wins 200-metre final for second gold  at national championships

Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse raced to a to a wind-aided 19.96 on Sunday at the Canadian track and field championships t to capture the  men’s 200-metre title for the first time in his career, edging Brendon Rodney (20.02) and Aaron Brown (20.13). “I’m happy about it,” said De Grasse, who wanted to break […]

Two lawyers from the Caribbean community receive awards

Two lawyers from the Caribbean community  receive awards

Two outstanding lawyers from the Caribbean community were among eleven honourees at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony held  last week at Osgoode Hall  in Toronto. Guyana-born Patrick Case  received the Law Society medal  and Jamaica-born Thora Espinet was presented with the Lincoln Alexander Award. Case who was called to the Bar in 1988, has […]

Toronto City Councillor helps restrain passenger on flight from Jamaica

Toronto City Councillor helps restrain  passenger on flight from Jamaica

Toronto City Councillor Michael Thompson was among several passengers on an Air Canada plane from Jamaica who helped restrain an unruly passenger who allegedly tried to open a cabin door mid-flight. The Air Canada Rouge flight 1805 from Jamaica to Toronto was forced to land in Orlando on Monday night after a passenger became aggressive […]

Canada stands up against softwood lumber attack

Canada stands up against softwood lumber attack

By Carlton Joseph The U.S. government has launched investigations to determine whether softwood lumber imports from Canada were dumped into the country and harmed the American forestry sector.   The U.S. Commerce Department (DoC) says it will work with the U.S. International Trade Commission to examine allegations that wood was dumped at less than its fair […]

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