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Africentric School principal vindicated

By Admin 01.12.2011

Vindicated of accusations leveled against her, Africentric Alternative School principal Thando Hyman-Aman returned to the classroom yesterday almost a month after a leave of absence.   Hyman-Aman was away from the school since October 28 while the Toronto District School …

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We need to be vigilant

By Admin 01.12.2011

The large turnout at last Thursday’s Toronto District School Board (TDSB) meeting at the Africentric Alternative School following the suspension of principal Thando Hyman-Aman, shows that activism in this community is not completely dead. But it is often far too …

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Complaint sidelines Africentric School principal

Thando Hyman-Aman
By Admin 25.11.2011

Principal Thando Hyman-Aman is on a leave of absence with pay from the Africentric Alternative School while the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) investigates an unspecified complaint against her.   “It’s for personal reasons,” was all TDSB communications officer John …

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Africentric School grads told to ‘go do great things’

By ed 29.06.2011

By RON FANFAIR

Trapped in the criminal justice web without an education and employable skills for much of his youth, Chuck “Spider” Jones turned his life around at an advanced age to fulfill his dream of becoming a broadcaster.

Encouraged by his wife who told him he would work for “chump change” for the rest of his life if he did not secure a decent job, the Grade five dropout and three-time former Golden Glove boxing champion returned to the classroom at age 31 to become an honour student, radio talk show host, author, motivational speaker and Premier of Ontario Award winner for outstanding achievement in the Arts.

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We need to speak up for educators!

Arnold A. Auguste
By Arnold Auguste 09.12.2010

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Editor The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has reinstated the principal of the Africentric School after suspending her for about a month following a complaint from a parent. In fact, TDSB officials announced the reinstatement of …

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Check out new school

By ed 19.01.2009

During Black History Month, much attention is focused on the history and culture of Blacks in the Diaspora as a way of learning and sharing, connecting and re-connecting, educating and re-educating – especially our youth – in an effort to fill gaps in our knowledge of our rich and diverse history.

One of the reasons this is important is that, for most of us, information on the history, culture and accomplishments of Black people has been absent from the curriculum in our schools.
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