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Caribbean diplomats attend Shouters celebration

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Archbishop Deloris Seiveright (l) Jamaica and T & T consuls general Lloyd Wilks and Dr. Vidhya Tota-Maharaj

Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica’s top diplomats in Toronto celebrated Shouters Day liberation last Sunday with members of the National Evangelical Spiritual Baptist Faith (NESBF) Canada at their Scarborough headquarters.
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Clemons lauds appointment of CFL’s first Black commissioner

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MICHAEL 'PINBALL' CLEMONS

New Canadian Football League (CFL) commissioner Jeffrey Orridge and Toronto Argonauts vice-chairman Michael “Pinball” Clemons have a few things in common.
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Activists, lawyers urge Ontario courts to step in on immigration detention

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GLORY ANAWA

An innovative legal challenge is attempting to force the federal government to justify imprisonment of immigrants in a provincial court for the first time. The End Immigration Detention Network (EIDN) and lawyers for two long-term
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Blacks, Jews and Muslims most victims of hate – cops

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Members of the Black, Jewish and Muslim communities are among the most targeted groups preyed on by cowardly hatemongers, according to a 2014 Toronto Police Hate Crime report.
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Resilient social worker among Pan Am Games torchbearers

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Pan Am Games torchbearer Francis Atta

Once a high school basketball star with aspirations of playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and possibly a major multi-sport competition like the Pan Am Games, Francis Atta’s dreams were dashed by a devastating k
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Kwasi Douglas pleased with experience in cooking competition

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Kwasi Douglas

While he’s not one of the 11 home cooks left competing for the Master Chef Canada title and the $100,000 winner prize, Kwasi Douglas says he has been enriched by the experience.
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Fly Jamaica owners considering expansion of routes

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Edward Van Luien (left) and Lawrence Kanhai with centenarian Wilfred Sampson and his sons Calson and Charles (r)

Investing in corporate social responsibility and the customer experience is absolutely critical in a competitive business environment. It just makes good business sense, especially when you are competing for a share of the market.
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Orridge first Black CFL head

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New CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge

Nearly four decades before becoming the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) executive director of sports and general manager responsible for the Olympics, New York-born Jeffrey Orridge came to Canada with his parents to vi
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Protest against racial profiling

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A noisy protest against the alleged racial profiling and carding of Black youth in the Jane-Finch community by Toronto Police was held outside 31 Division station on the weekend.
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Police board to review list of candidates

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A short list of candidates to replace Chief Bill Blair has been compiled and will be considered by members of the Toronto Police Services Board, officials say.
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