Opinion

Yonge Street Uprising was pivotal event for community

By Admin 14.05.2015

By Dr. AJAMU NANGWAYA “By what standard of morality can the violence used by a slave to break his chains be considered the same as the violence of a slave master?” Dr. Walter Rodney The May 4, 1992 Yonge Street …

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Community was blinded by Tory’s charm

By Admin 07.05.2015

By Dr. AJAMU NANGWAYA The unchecked lovefest displayed toward John Tory by the African Canadian petty bourgeoisie in Toronto’s 2014 mayoral election prevented this class from looking out for the best interests of the community. The African Canadian newspapers, public …

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Is the new police chief saying Blacks responsible for crime?

By Arnold Auguste 06.05.2015

By ARNOLD A. AUGUSTE, Publisher/Senior Editor
When our soon-to-be-sworn-in new police chief told an audience of Black folks last week that he has no plans to end carding, no one should be surprised. As the Toronto Star headlined Royson James’ column the next day: “Meet the new chief, same as the old chief.”
Actually, the new chief might be worse for us than the old chief if he feels that he has to prove something to those to whom he owes his meteoric rise to the top job.

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Community was blinded by Tory’s charm

By Admin 06.05.2015

By Dr. AJAMU NANGWAYA   The unchecked lovefest displayed toward John Tory by the African Canadian petty bourgeoisie in Toronto’s 2014 mayoral election prevented this class from looking out for the best interests of the community.   The African Canadian …

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Parents worried about consequences of carding

By Admin 06.05.2015

By TOM GODFREY My co-worker Noel is a hard-working Christian man and the father of two teenage sons who leave him fretting and sleepless at nights.   Noel, who is from Jamaica, is concerned about the carding issue and how …

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Happy Mother’s Day…from the barbershop!

By Lennox Farrell 06.05.2015

It’s said that no one ever commits suicide after having had a haircut or hairdo. Though others seeing yours might. Ok, that’s the good news. Now, with all respect due to other Black barbershops where what follows might not be …

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Brutalization of children should never be justified

By Murphy Browne 06.05.2015

MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) “Now I have seen that some of you fear to go forward to fight for our king. If it were in the brave days of, the days of Osei Tutu, Okomfo Anokye, and Opoku Ware, chiefs …

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Baltimore et al.: pressure release

By Patrick Hunter 06.05.2015

Historical accounts tell us that our ancestors resisted as much as possible their seizure, forced marches, on board the slave ships and their subsequent enslavement. Especially during the latter period – their enslavement – some took to violence by attacking …

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How the Baltimore ‘riot’ became an uprising

By Pat Watson 06.05.2015

They say that if you repeat a lie often enough people will believe it as the truth. That’s how it is when it comes to the stories that are told about African peoples. That is why it was so easy …

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African market place aims to empower community

By Admin 06.05.2015

By MELLO AYO Next month, a vision held by Brother Adisa S. Oji, Chief of MACPRI, Founder of Oware Canada, will finally come to fruition at Knowledge Bookstore, located at 177 Queen Street West, Brampton.   It will be the …

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