Berkeley-Brown new Superintendent with Peel Police

Ingrid Berkeley-Brown
By Admin 10.02.2016

When Ingrid Berkeley-Brown joined Peel Regional Police three decades ago, her goal was to leave the organization above the rank of constable. “I would have been happy with being a detective, sergeant or staff sergeant,” she said. Berkeley-Brown has achieved …

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Exhibit explores range of Black contemporary art

Zvikomborero Mhakayakora
By Admin 10.02.2016

When Karen Bell-Higgins entered the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) 25 years ago to pursue drawing and painting, there were no full-time Black instructors. The only teachers looking like her at the university at the time were Lillian …

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Top 40 principal is a ‘student-focused leader’

Michelle Newlands
By Admin 10.02.2016

Principals are subjected to myriad challenges in their first year in a new school. Fully aware that the decisions they make impact the school’s overall performance and their own success as leaders, it’s critical they hit the ground running to …

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Celebrities pay tribute to their moms as role models

Kandyse McClure
By Admin 10.02.2016

An eclectic group of celebrities provided powerful testimonials to their moms and other important women in their lives at a Black History Month event at the Toronto Public Library last week. Historica Canada and TD Bank hosted the event that …

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Being a cop a chance ‘to give back to community’

New recruit Leo Addo and his mentor Rowan Barrett
By Admin 10.02.2016

Tired of attending funerals of murdered young Black friends, Leo Addo opted to change careers. He was among 44 Toronto police recruits who received their badges at last week’s graduation ceremony. “I realized that this is my calling,” said Addo …

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Man claims he was profiled and beaten by Toronto cops

By Admin 10.02.2016

By TOM GODFREY The Ontario Human Rights Commission is seeking changes to Toronto Police street check guidelines after a North York man claims he was carded and then beaten by officers. Rohan Roberts, 42, who lived in the Jane St. …

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Canada’s first Black Battalion honoured with stamp

Rosemary Sadlier and Kevin Junor with commemorative stamp
By Admin 03.02.2016

A stamp honouring Canada’s first and only Black battalion was unveiled last Sunday at the Ontario Black History Society’s (OBHS) annual Black History Month launch. This year marks the 100th anniversary since the No. 2 Construction Battalion was formally authorized …

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