Arnold Auguste

Arnold A. Auguste

Publisher/Senior Editor

Arnold A. Auguste is the Publisher/Senior Editor of Share Newspaper, one of Canada’s largest, oldest, and most respected ethnic publications.

Auguste was born in Trinidad & Tobago and came to Canada in 1970. He began his career in community journalism at Contrast Newspaper in 1972, studied journalism at Ryerson (now Ryerson University) and started Share in 1978. Share, now in its 38th year, is published weekly on Thursdays.

Tom Godfrey

Tom Godfrey

Tom Godfrey began his wide-ranging journalism career covering the community for Contrast News, one of the first Black newspapers in Toronto. He then went on to become an Investigative Reporter for the Toronto Sun and Sun Media, where he covered immigration, crime and security issues for 30 years.

He has a passion for community journalism and has freelanced for Metro News, NOW Magazine and the Etobicoke Guardian.

Tom’s stories have led to changes in policy and the creation of a Top 10 Most Wanted list. He is the winner of a Toronto Police Service Award, Professional Fire Fighters Association Award and four Edward Dunlop Awards for outstanding journalism.

He can be reached at tgodfrey@rogers.com

Patrick Hunter

Patrick Hunter

Patrick Hunter is a communications consultant who has worked as a researcher, writer and producer in television news; as a communications advisor to a provincial cabinet minister; communications director with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF), and an outreach and education advisor to Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD).

Born in Jamaica, Patrick came to Toronto in 1969. A Political Science graduate from York University, Patrick has previously written columns for Contrast and Pride newspapers.

Pat Watson

Pat Watson

Pat Watson’s engaging current affairs columns reflect dimensions of her social work background.

Watson’s journalism record includes articles published in local magazines and daily newspapers, a non-fiction e-book, and research for a current affairs show that aired on CBC TV. Twitter @patprose

Murphy Browne

Murphy Brown

Murphy Browne is an African South American woman who has chosen the name Abena Agbetu to connect with her African heritage. She was born in Berbice, Guyana, South America and has lived most of her life in Toronto, Canada.

She worked as an African heritage instructor with the Toronto District School Board and has been writing for more than 20 years. She is a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) and has recently (November 2014) published a book “Berbician Griot” which expresses her passion, Pan-African and Caribbean history.

Lennox Farrell

Lennox Farrell

Lennox Farrell was born in Laventille, that lofty cultural montane in Trinidad & Tobago where the historic steelpan was seeded, nurtured and flourished. Grown nearby in Morvant with his parents, Philippa and Medford Farrell, and eight blood, plus six adopted siblings, he was an early devotee of literature, drama and writing; his father having enticed him into loving philosophy, and his mother into the insights and power in drama, poetry and literature; thus becoming an active participant in the Better Village Programs. Migrating to Canada in 1969; graduating a professional teacher from the Univ. of Toronto, and decades later, having twinned high-schools with students annually travelling between Canada and Barbados, to better understand that the ‘world is more exciting than McDonalds’, he was honoured as an Ontario Teacher of the Year. A founding member of the Black Action Defence Committee, candidate for provincial NDP elections, a Chair of the Rally Against Apartheid, he has been an active member of Toronto’s magnificent Black community. A writer, he has published ‘Poetry Not Amnesia'; a musical drama: ‘Soul Brother Job'; several plays including ‘Warahoun’, and essays on race, education, culture and politics. A former Chairman of Caribana, he supervised and completed a 5-year Strategic Plan (1995). This was to try and make funding the corporation more predictable, independent, and more representative of the Emancipation ethos and Enslavement history from which Carnival, and the steelpan are cultural vignettes.

FAITH is what we practise … getting saved;
GRACE is what God practises … saving us.

Dr. Ajamu Nangwaya

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