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Jean Smith celebrates 100th birthday

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Centenarian Jean Smith (c) flanked by her children Wayne Smith (l), Claire Smith-Victor, Joy Okuefuna and Rawle Smith

Nearly 12 hours after celebrating with friends and family, Jean Smith was at First Baptist Church last Sunday morning giving praise and thanks on her 100th birthday.
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Lee-Chin re-appointed as Wilfrid Laurier’s chancellor

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Philanthropist and entrepreneur, Michael Lee-Chin, is back for a second term as Wilfrid Laurier University’s chancellor.
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Students recognized for extracurricular excellence

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Joel Osei

In Grades Nine and 10, Joel Osei’s focus was on fitting in with his peers instead of education. The results were reflected in his school reports, with averages of 52 and 55.
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Linden King named Mississauga Citizen of the Year

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Linden King

The designation of Linden King as this year’s Mississauga Citizen of the Year was a special moment for his family and friends, who attended the city’s annual civic awards reception last week.
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Judge calls on teachers to work harder for students

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DBEN Award winners Christina Branch (l), Kesherah Bruce, Racquel Anderson, Samantha Griffith, Crystal Bryan & Shailene Panyo

The data is clear that Black male students in Grades Seven and Eight are not meeting the province’s educational requirements.
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President Obama’s step-grandmother visits Toronto

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Mama Sarah Obama

Age is just a number and no hindrance to serve mankind and make the lives of others better.
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Black leaders to convene at historic summit in Halifax

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Jeremiah Sparks (left), Tony Ince, Michael Coteau, Shelley Hamilton, Granville Anderson and Peter Flegel

Blacks in provincial and federal government and community representatives will convene in Halifax next month for a landmark summit to discuss governance models that facilitate leadership within minority communities and increase aw
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Jamaican students laud Humber leaders program

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Jamaican students at last week's EGLP at Humber College

Grade 10 student, Theodore Henlon, was over the moon when he learned he was one of 10 Jamaican high school students selected to participate in last week’s Emerging Global Leaders Program (EGLP) at Humber College.
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Carded, assaulted by cop man gets $27,000

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A Sudanese refugee who fled to Canada to escape repression has been awarded $27,000 in damages by an Ontario court after he was assaulted by a Toronto cop in a carding incident that occurred as he left prayer service at a mosque.
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U.S. cops discuss police-community relationships

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Buffalo Police deputy commissioner Kimberly Beaty

Forging relationships based on trust with the communities you serve is an essential and critical component of policing, Missouri State Highway Patrol captain Ronald Johnson reminded law enforcement officers at the 23rd Association
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