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Contrast alumni want plaque to commemorate newspaper

ITAH SADU
By Admin 05.10.2016

By TOM GODFREY Community members and alumni of the now defunct Contrast Newspaper gathered at its old office in Toronto to recall the feisty weekly that gave many Black journalists their start in featuring stories that had police and politicians …

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Family of Jermaine Carby files suit against Peel Police

By Admin 05.10.2016

By TOM GODFREY The family of Jermaine Carby has filed a $12 million lawsuit against Peel Regional Police alleging he was racially profiled and carded by officers during a traffic stop when he was shot and killed more than two …

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Students’ achievements recognized with scholarships

Shemar Bookal, Melanie Manning and Alexandria Montague
By Admin 05.10.2016

By RON FANFAIR Sometimes all it takes is a little nudge to get going. Receiving a Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association (MACCA) scholarship in 2013 was a big boost for Abraham Omorogbe. “That was the first award I won outside …

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First time’s the charm for Madam Wob Dwiyet winner

St. Lucian-born Sharlene Jn-Baptiste
By Admin 05.10.2016

By RON FANFAIR Sharlene Jn-Baptiste got more than she catered for at the annual St. Lucia Family Day picnic last August. Expecting to have a good time with family and friends, which she did, the married mother of two children …

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African-American is new dean at OCAD University

Dr. Elizabeth Tunstall
By Admin 05.10.2016

By RON FANFAIR Toronto has landed the first Black dean of a Faculty of Design. The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) University has appointed Dr. Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall to the position with responsibilities for educational and research leadership, …

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Dominica PM wants help to rebuild after tropical storm Erika

Dominica's PM Roosevelt Skerrit
By Admin 05.10.2016

By RON FANFAIR Dominica is urgently seeking the assistance of structural engineers as the rebuilding process continues a year after tropical storm Erika wreaked havoc on the 750 square kilometre-island, triggering massive flooding and landslides that left 20 dead. “If …

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Authors recognized at Black and Caribbean Book Fair

Nadia Hohn
By Admin 05.10.2016

By RON FANFAIR When that dream opportunity arises, do whatever it takes to seize it because it might not come your way again. That’s what Nadia Hohn did a fortnight ago, flying almost 22,400 kilometers between Abu Dhabi – where …

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Chief Mark Saunders recognized for autism advocacy

Chief Mark Saunders receives a special award from David Midgen
By Admin 05.10.2016

By RON FANFAIR Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders has a passion for photography, music and – of course – policing. You can also add autism advocacy to that list. Walking for the first time in this year’s Autism Speaks Canada’s …

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Former ABLE presidents receive significant promotions

Supt. Keith Merith
By Admin 28.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR There is a common misconception among some Black law enforcement professionals that supporting the Association of Black Law Enforcers (ABLE) could hinder advancement in their organizations. Nothing could be further from the truth as two former ABLE …

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‘Independence has worked for us’, says Barbados PM

Award winners Lionel Eli, Phillip Alleyne, Rev. Canon Stephen Fields and Keith Forde.
By Admin 28.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR In the summer of 1966, Sir Garfield Sobers almost single-handedly led the West Indies to a convincing 3-1 series cricket win over England. He was the series’ leading run producer in the five Tests with 722 (average …

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