Frank Walwyn honoured by Ontario Bar Association

OBA president Ed Upenieks (right) and Frank Walwyn.
By Admin 27.04.2016

By RON FANFAIR Frank Walwyn is more than an outstanding legal practitioner. He is a remarkable human being who is held in high esteem by his peers. The former Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) president was bestowed with the …

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Professor utilizing hip-hop to attract Blacks to science

Dr. Christopher Emdin
By Admin 27.04.2016

By RON FANFAIR The sudden death last week of Prince, who last performed in Toronto a month ago, shocked music fans, including Ivy League professor and rapper Dr. Christopher Emdin who was in the city last weekend. The 57-year-old artist, …

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Tory must talk with BLM, Black representatives say

By Admin 27.04.2016

By TOM GODFREY There will be a public meeting to discuss the treatment of Blacks in Toronto with Mayor John Tory and members of various community groups including Black Lives Matter (BLM), officials confirm. The open forum with Black Lives …

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Women recognized for transforming families

Hodan Nalayeh
By Admin 27.04.2016

By RON FANFAIR Spending a few hours last Sunday afternoon with other exceptional women who are leading successful professional lives was a fulfilling experience for Hodan Nalayeh. The entrepreneur and media practitioner was among a group of 30 mothers recognized …

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Premier to release SIU report on death of Andrew Loku

By Admin 27.04.2016

By TOM GODFREY Members of the community may soon be getting some much-deserved answers into why a mentally challenged Andrew Loku was shot and killed by Toronto Police last year. A confidential report by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) into …

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Community volunteers honoured for service

Chris Campbell receives the John Herra Award from Inspector Reuben Stroble
By Admin 20.04.2016

By RON FANFAIR Immigrants need all the help they can get to assimilate into a new environment. For Chris Campbell, it seemed like everywhere he turned after arriving from Jamaica nearly three decades ago, there was a welcoming hand to …

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Youth implored to focus on their achievement, not celebrities

Dwayne Morgan
By Admin 20.04.2016

By RON FANFAIR Far too many young people are paying way too much attention to professional sports personalities and other celebrities rather than embracing those close to them, including their families, says award-winning spoken word artist, Dwayne Morgan. He was …

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Students advised to remain steadfast in pursuit of goals

Trust 15 founder Marcia Brown (right) and Joshua Newby.
By Admin 20.04.2016

By RON FANFAIR High school student Joshua Newby had never met Ontario Lieutenant Governor’s chief of staff Anthony Hylton prior to last Saturday night. However, while doing some research a few months ago, he stumbled upon Hylton’s biography and was …

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Inquest into death of Andrew Loku welcome

By Admin 20.04.2016

By TOM GODFREY Relieved community members are welcoming the announcement that an inquest will be held into the death of Andrew Loku after more than two weeks of public outcry by Black Lives Matter-Toronto (BLM). The inquest is expected to …

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