‘hang’ doesn’t leave the audience hanging

‘hang’ doesn’t leave the audience hanging

hang February 6 -25, 2018 The Berkeley Street Theatre 26 Berkeley St. (King and Parliament) Toronto  REVIEW By Stephen Weir A big part of Black History Month in Toronto is celebrating the Diaspora on “the boards”.  This month, Canada’s leading Black theatre organization opened hang,  a very dark comedy that is a #MeToo take on […]

Canada’s first Black youth robotics team launched

Canada’s first Black youth robotics team launched

Twenty-five students (grades 9 to 12) from the Greater  Toronto Area (GTA) got together at Ryerson University on Monday  for the official launch of TECHTRONIX, Canada’s  first Black youth robitics  team, organized by the African Canadian  Christian Network (ACCN). TECHTRONIX will enter the  2018 Build  challenge,  the first  international  robotics competition organized  by the United […]

‘Retired’ TTC bus to become mobile shower for the homeless

‘Retired’ TTC bus  to become mobile shower for the homeless

A “retired” Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) bus, now out of  service for several months, is expected to be ” soon back on the  road.” But   it  will  not  be picking up  regular passengers. Instead, it  will become a  mobile shower for the homeless. Dominica-born Deborah Daniel, a program manager with a  Toronto  organization  of women […]

Canuck invasion at Trinidad Carnival 2018

Canuck invasion at  Trinidad  Carnival 2018

By Stephen Weir By all rights, the Trinidad and Tobago’s red, white and black flag should now have a small maple leaf stitched into its corner in honour of Canada’s participation in the just concluded Trinidad Carnival. A large contingent of Canadians came to the island to supply costumes, pan music, inspiration, comedy and song […]

So you want to be a machinist?

So you want to be a machinist?

So you’re a young person looking to start a high-paying career as a machinist? Well, there is good news from the  Canadian Tooling and Machining Association. The Association says there are currently opportunities for people between the  ages of 18 to 29 in the  Computer Numerical Control  (CNC) machinist program. Robert Cattel, Executive President of […]

‘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. […]

Recalling the Orangeburg Massacre

Recalling the Orangeburg Massacre

By Kenneth Jeffers   February 8 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Orangeburg massacre, the shooting of protesters by highway patrol officers on the campus of South Carolina State University.  About 200 protesters had previously demonstrated against racial segregation at a local bowling alley. Trinidad-born Kenneth Jeffers,  retired manager of the City of Toronto’s […]

Protect yourself from Hepatitis A

Protect yourself from Hepatitis A

By Sylvanus Thompson Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. The disease is primarily spread when an uninfected person ingests food or water that is contaminated with the faeces of an infected person. It is therefore closely associated with unsafe water or food, inadequate sanitation and poor personal hygiene. Hepatitis […]

TDBank Group hosts signature Black History Month events

TDBank Group hosts signature Black History Month events

For  Black History Month, the  TDBank Group is hosting more than 100 events celebrating Black music, arts  and culture across  Canada  with signature  events in  Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Ottawa that feature  inspiring accomplishments by Black Canadians. In Toronto, one of the major upcoming events on this month’ s  entertainment calendar is the third Black  […]

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