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A statement of solidarity with Black Lives Matter Toronto

By Admin 30.03.2016

On Sunday, March 20, 2016 Black Lives Matter Toronto (BLM TO) organized a peaceful protest at Nathan Phillips Square in response to results of Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit, which recommended against charging the officer who shot and killed 45-year-old Andrew …

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President Obama’s Challenge in Cuba

By Admin 23.03.2016

By JAMES BAER Ever since December 2014 when U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro simultaneously announced an agreement to re-establish diplomatic relations between the two countries, President Obama has carefully negotiated a very narrow political channel. On …

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Obama’s critics lose sight of his triumphs

By Admin 23.03.2016

By Dr. MUNYONZWE HAMALENGWA America is one of the most difficult countries to rule because it is so polarized on so many fronts: economically, politically, racially, culturally and so on. Any president would find it difficult to govern. It is …

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A Black Health Strategy, the next step

By Admin 24.02.2016

By Dr. CHRISTOPHER J. MORGAN February 16, 2016 was a significant date for Ontarians. On that day the Ontario government passed legislation that formally installs February as Black History Month in the Province of Ontario. Ontario became one of only …

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Challenges for policing in today’s society

By Admin 17.02.2016

By ROMAIN PITT The James Forcillo case, and especially the jury verdict, provides a useful framework for more than a legal analysis, as important as such an analysis may be, of the peculiar but apparently widely accepted result. Even though …

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Caring for our children: Fostering, kinship and adoption

By Admin 10.02.2016

By DEBORAH GOODMAN, MSW, PhD Every day something happens in homes in our community that places a child or youth in harm and a Children’s Aid Society is called to investigate. CAS Toronto completes 7,000 child maltreatment investigations each year. …

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Free health and wellness presentations coming

By Admin 20.01.2016

By Dr. CHRISTOPHER J. MORGAN Healthier and happier in 2016 – how’s that for a New Year resolution? I know not everyone makes New Year’s resolutions. In fact, someone told me, “I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because I won’t …

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Children Aid Service learning, listening to stakeholders

By Admin 13.01.2016

By DEBORAH GOODMAN As the largest Children’s Aid Service in Ontario, with approximately 40 per cent of the youth in care identifying as Black, the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto has for 20 years been on a journey of learning …

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Some thoughts on Caribana`s Fiftieth Anniversary

By Admin 13.01.2016

By ROMAIN PITT In 1967 I was 32, and even though I had left Grenada, my place of birth, 13 years earlier, the idea of Steelband, “Kaiso” and “Wining” in the streets was irresistible. I did not have to be …

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The Seven Laws of Christmas

By Admin 22.12.2015

By Charles Mwewa Christmas must be celebrated. Like every good thing that is celebrated, Christmas has salient principles which make it a momentous day. This brief article reveals seven laws (attitudes) that every Christmas that is meaningful should prompt. When …

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