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Ontario NDP leader hears community concerns

ONDP Leader, Andrea Horwath
By Admin 20.07.2016

By RON FANFAIR Though the next provincial election is two years away, Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Andrea Horwath isn’t wasting time in engaging communities and putting the party in a position to seriously challenge the Liberals in 2018. …

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Ryerson U. unveils bench in honour of Raymond Chang

Brigette Chang-Addorisio, Lucas, Donette Chin-Loy, Anthony Addorisio and Savanna.
By Admin 20.07.2016

By RON FANFAIR Whenever Darius Sookram is on Ryerson’s campus, he plans to sit on the bench in the university’s park, also known as The Quad, which was unveiled last week to memorialize former chancellor Raymond Chang who died two …

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Politicians get earful at anti-Black racism town hall

By Admin 20.07.2016

By PAT WATSON Toward the end of an extended and emotional three-and-a-half hour public meeting held by the new Anti-Racism Directorate (ARD) on Thursday evening, Toronto Mayor John Tory at the urging of activist journalist Desmond Cole, publicly acknowledged that …

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Nominate an exceptional Guyanese for a Golden Jubilee Award

By Admin 20.07.2016

The Guyana 50th Independence Anniversary (Canada) Inc. organizing committee, in partnership with the Guyana Consulate, is inviting nominations to select outstanding Guyanese in Canada to receive a Golden Jubilee Award to mark Guyana’s 50 years as an independent country this …

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Youth for Human Rights to take part in Youth Day Festival

Youth for Human Rights Toronto volunteers
By Admin 20.07.2016

Youth for Human Rights Toronto is proud to be part of this year’s 10th annual Youth Day Festival. The theme for this year’s festival is “The Mosaic of Canada”. The event will feature 12 hours of non-stop music, dance, art, …

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Mixed reactions following meeting on racism

By Admin 20.07.2016

By TOM GODFREY Some members of the community and activists are disappointed but encouraged following a boisterous and high-spirited meeting to discuss racism and other issues with Premier Kathleen Wynne and Mayor John Tory in Regent Park. About 500 people …

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Program exposes youth to positive side of law enforcement

Mary Anne Chambers welcomes Samir Abdulhadi to the YIPI program.
By Admin 13.07.2016

By RON FANFAIR Always interested in building positive relationships between the police and Black youths, Mary Anne Chambers approached her two sons’ high school principal nearly two decades ago to see if there was a way he could help to …

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Exemplary UCC student attends global youth summit in U.S.

Martin Kal Shaw
By Admin 13.07.2016

By RON FANFAIR Helplessly watching his maternal grandfather’s gradual descent into the dark world that is Alzheimer’s was anguishing and inspirational for Upper Canada College (UCC) student, Martin “Kal” Shaw. Jamaican-born George Prince eventually succumbed to the progressive brain disorder …

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T.O. premiere for film on effects of migration, separation

Lisa Harewood
By Admin 13.07.2016

By RON FANFAIR In high school, Lisa Harewood was thinking about becoming a lawyer or journalist. She changed course while enrolled in the Caribbean Institute of Media & Communication (CARIMAC) mass communication program at the University of the West Indies …

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