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 […]

Drake beats Adele’s record at Billboard Music Awards

Drake beats Adele’s record at Billboard Music Awards

  Toronto rapper Drake picked up 13 awards at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, beating the previous record of 12 held by Adele. Drake had earned 10 awards in early winners announced Sunday morning and won an 11th for top male artist in the first minutes of the show He beat out Beyoncé, […]

One hundred days in which normal rules do not apply

by Carlton Joseph On October 22, Donald Trump travelled to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to announce his “Contract with the American Voter,” which formalized his pledges for the next 100 days.   It listed 18 actions he would take under his executive authority as president, and 10 pieces of legislation he would introduce in Congress. On the executive […]

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