Jamaican prime minister receives diaspora leadership award

Jamaican prime minister receives diaspora leadership award

NEW YORK – Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness was presented with the Distinguished Leadership Award by the New York-based Jamaica Independence Foundation on Saturday. Also honoured by the Foundation were former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga, who received the Nation Builder Award and Jamaican-born basketball legend, Patrick Ewing, who was given the Son of the Soil […]

Third-rate acting from the ‘Supreme Wizard’

Third-rate acting from the ‘Supreme Wizard’

By Carlton Joseph On Monday, mainstream media applauded the president for his hostage news conference at which he read from a teleprompter.   The media claimed he was “presidential” and ranted and raved at how well he delivered his speech.  I was flabbergasted.  Why are these supposedly intelligent broadcasters so gullible?  This is third-rate acting at […]

Canada not immune to racist violence -Trudeau

Canada not immune to racist violence -Trudeau

Following an outbreak of violence on the weekend  at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one woman dead, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reminding Canadians that  Canada is not immune to racist violence. In a tweet Sunday afternoon, Trudeau condemned the violence in Charlottesville and offered Canada’s support. “We know Canada isn’t […]

Anti-Black racism is ‘alive and well” in Canada

Anti-Black racism is ‘alive and well” in Canada

Mofaba Baker, program director of the African  Canadian Legal clinic in Toronto, told the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva on Monday that Anti-Black racism is “alive and well” in all spheres of Canadian society. In his submission to CERD, Baker  said that ” while Canada is often hailed […]

Let’s allow Haiti to develop its potential

Let’s allow Haiti to develop its potential

By Carlton Joseph The Canadian province of Quebec has become an entry point for as many as 250 migrants a day. Most of those crossing into Canada in recent days are Haitians who have been living in the United States for years.  They are reacting to the Trump administration’s announcement that it is pulling the […]

Convention of Black US lawyers in Toronto

Convention of Black US lawyers in Toronto

The National Bar Association (NBA) of the United States, the  largest association of African American lawyers and judges in North America, will hold its annual Convention and Exhibits at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto July 29-August 4. It will be the Association’s 92nd annual convention and the first to be held outside of […]

Mas’ in Baltimore

Mas’ in Baltimore

By Hollis Lashley No fewer than 18 bands took to the streets of Baltimore  under sunny skies on Saturday for the Baltimore-Washington Caribbean Carnival 2017. In the large band category, ” Infusion,” led by designer Jackie Cumberbatch, was one of the outstanding mas’ presentations, full of colour and creativity. Another favourite with the crowds of […]

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