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UWI Toronto scholarship recipient establishes bursary for youth

Sathara Hendricks
By Admin 06.04.2016

By RON FANFAIR There is a significant return on investment in education. Just ask any of the beneficiaries of University of the West Indies (UWI) Toronto benefit gala scholarships. In the last three years, a scholarship winner has been invited …

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Leadership program graduates urged to strive for greatness

Munira Abdelgadar
By Admin 06.04.2016

By RON FANFAIR Making the transition to an unfamiliar environment is challenging for most newcomers. It isn’t any different for teenagers Amanuel Tekle and Munira Abdelgadar, who arrived in the Greater Toronto Area in the last 18 months to start …

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Summit on Black history to take place in Etobicoke

By Admin 06.04.2016

By TOM GODFREY Top genealogy and Black history experts from across the country will be taking part in the first Canadian Black History Summit to share information and trends that affects our community. Organizers of the Summit are excited about …

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Mentorship program, family support credited for success

Joseph Acquaye
By Admin 30.03.2016

By RON FANFAIR Struggling in high school and failing some courses, Joseph Acquaye approached a guidance counsellor in Grade 11 seeking advice about university options and admission processes. The response wasn’t what he expected. At the time, Acquaye was considering …

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New anti-carding regulations ‘step in right direction’

Minister Yasir Naqvi
By Admin 30.03.2016

By TOM GODFREY As members of Black Lives Matter protest for a second week in front of Toronto Police headquarters, the focus of the community has turned to new anti-carding rules to protect young Blacks from police. Protestors vow to …

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Ryerson hosts photo exhibit of civil rights movement

Dr. Denise O'Neil Green
By Admin 30.03.2016

By RON FANFAIR Named after Peter Higdon who was Ryerson’s School of Image Arts founding collections curator, the downtown university’s research centre supports scholarly activities by, among others, curators and visual artists that maintain an extensive range of collections material. …

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Injured farm worker files human rights complaint

Robert Sulph
By Admin 30.03.2016

By TOM GODFREY A farm worker from Jamaica who was seriously injured on the job has filed a human rights complaint in a bid to obtain compensation alleging discrimination against injured migrant workers. Robert Sulph, 51, who is from Trelawny, …

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U of T program grew from ‘efforts of Black community’

Dr. Horace Campbell
By Admin 30.03.2016

By RON FANFAIR The University of Toronto’s Transitional Year Program (TYP) evolved not as a program for the university but as part of a wider community effort of the re-humanisation of Blacks in Toronto, former Canadian resident and Syracuse University …

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Celebrating arts and music at B.M.E. Church

Celebrating Black History
By Admin 30.03.2016

The B.M.E. Church was packed for the 5th Annual Eglinton-Lawrence Black History Month event, which celebrated arts and music. MPP Mike Colle and Councillor Josh Colle hosted the annual event last month in the spirit that city building begins with …

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