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New book examines definition of male identity

Two-time Juno Award nominee Solitair (left), Jalen Velinor and Zamani Thomas
By Admin 07.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Growing up in Orangeville was challenging and sometimes painful for Jalen Velinor. “It was so very different from Toronto where I was born,” said the second-year York University psychology student. “I was subjected to racial slurs and …

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School supplies presented to grateful students

TELUS, APM and Tropicana reps with youths who were presented with backpacks.
By Admin 07.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Her face radiating with happiness, Reanna DeFreitas was set to get an early jump on the new school year moments after she and about 50 youths were presented with backpacks filled with school supplies last week. “I …

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Howard Matthews fostered ‘entrepreneurial spirit’

Page 15A-Howard Matthews
By Admin 07.09.2016

By RON FANFAIR Howard Matthews, one of four partners in the city’s first soul food restaurant, has passed away. The octogenarian teamed up with Toronto Argonauts quarterback John Henry Jackson and late National Football League and Canadian Football League punter …

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Wrongful Conviction Day to be marked with Rubin Carter Award

Rubin (Hurricane) Carter
By Admin 07.09.2016

By TOM GODFREY An award named after the late boxer, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, will be presented by his life-long friend, John Artis, at the third annual Wrongful Conviction Day that is being celebrated in Toronto and other cities. The October …

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Kenneth Jacobs was a trailblazer and exemplary role model

Kenneth Jacobs
By Admin 31.08.2016

By RON FANFAIR When Share reported the passing of Major Walter Peters – Canada’s first Black jet fighter pilot – three years ago, Kenneth Jacobs wrote a brief comment that read, “Truly a Trailblazer”. The same could be said of …

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Physician to embark on medical mission in Jamaica

Dr. Aisha Lofters
By Admin 31.08.2016

By RON FANFAIR Finding the perfect role model and mentor was easy for Dr. Aisha Lofters. Her father, Dr. Wycliffe Lofters – an eminent oncologist – taught hundreds of medical students at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona …

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Emily Mills featured in Raymond Chang School advertising campaign

Poster featuring Emily Mills
By Admin 31.08.2016

By RON FANFAIR Seeing herself reflected in advertisements at Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) bus stops across the city evokes mixed reactions from Emily Mills. The Ryerson University graduate is featured in the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education 2016-17 …

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