Jamaal Magloire launches the “Peoples Band’ with ‘Music’

Jamaal Magloire launches the “Peoples Band’  with ‘Music’

Nearly a thousand mas’ fans showed up at Parkview Manor in Toronto on Saturday for the launch of one of the bigger bands which will hit the streets for Toronto Caribbean carnival 2017. It was   Jamaal Magloire’s Toronto Revellers or The People Band,  as Jamaal is fond of calling it, and  their  presentation of “MUSIC: […]

Prime Minister Trudeau to deliver keynote address at Harry Jerome Awards

Prime Minister Trudeau to deliver keynote address  at Harry Jerome Awards

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at  the Black Business and Professional Association’s 35th annual Harry Jerome Awards at the International Centre in Mississauga on Saturday. The Awards is established in memory of Harry Jerome, an African-Canadian Olympic athlete, scholar and social advocate. Presented by TD Bank, it honours the […]

‘Celebration Time’ 2017

‘Celebration Time’ 2017

By Murissa Barrington It’s “Celebration Time” for Band leader Louis Saldenah as he launches his Carnival presentation of the same name for 2017. Hundreds packed into the Chandi Grand banquet hall in Toronto Saturday night for the band launch. This year Saldenah’s  band will be celebrating  both Toronto Carnival’s 50th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday. […]

JCA Women’s Committee condemns gender-based violence

JCA Women’s Committee condemns gender-based violence

The Women’s Committee of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) of Toronto is calling for  “appropriate services. supports and programs ” to bring relief to persons affected by gender-based violence in Jamaica. In a news release last Thursday, members of the committee said they were ” deeply concerned” by the “extent of violence perpetrated towards women […]

The ugly state of affairs at the York Region District School Board

No one envies the task facing Ontario Education Minister Mitzie Hunter after the publication of the damning Report on the ugly state of affairs at the York Region District School Board. This latest review has nothing positive to say about the operations of the York School Board. And all of the negative things it includes […]

Black parent seeks $20,000 in claim for damages for racial slur

Black parent seeks $20,000 in claim for damages  for racial slur

  By Judy Pham A black parent who was called a nigger by a recently resigned York Region District School board  trustee,  has launched a human rights complaint against the Board. Charline Grant  is seeking $20,000 in her claim for damages to her ” dignity and self respect.” Grant  said that last November Trustee Nancy […]

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION: Since 1974, police oversight in Ontario has been the subject of more than a dozen reviews, generating hundreds of recommendations for reform. However, finding the right balance between effective policing and public accountability has proven elusive. Do you believe that Justice Michael Tulloch’s report, just released, will lead to greater transparency of […]

Guyanese man charged with murder of pregnant wife

Guyanese man charged with murder of pregnant wife

A Guyanese man was arrested  on Saturday evening by police in the Regional Municipality of Durham, east of Toronto, and charged with the murder of his pregnant wife. Nicholas Tyler Baig, 25. of  Pickering who was picked up by police in Markham, Ontario,was charged with second degree murder in the death of 27-year old  Arianna […]

Artist Beverley Tang-Kong dies at 62

Artist Beverley Tang-Kong dies at 62

Trinidad-born artist Beverley Tang-Kong, manager of the Mississauga community art gallery, Imagemaker Art Prints, died on March 20 last in Mississauga after a lengthy illness. She was 62. Tang-Kong who taught art in Mississauga for several years, studied graphic design at George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto after graduating from the […]

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