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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Para-athlete honoured for community service

Esther Forde and Dane Lawrence with award winner Anthony Lue
By Admin 24.02.2016

No burden is too much for Anthony Lue, not even his inability to walk again. Seven years ago while working as a mechanical apprentice at a Pickering recycling facility, the aspiring Olympic hurdler and major league baseball player was crushed …

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Artists recognized on Black History Month poster

Robert Small
By Admin 24.02.2016

A multidisciplinary artist and performer is among four talented Canadians featured on this year’s Black History Month Legacy poster. A gifted student who aspired to be a lawyer, David Woods changed his career course after working with Black youths in …

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An extremely busy Black History Month

By Patrick Hunter 24.02.2016

By PATRICK HUNTER To be sure, Black History Month (Afrikan Heritage Month) has always been busy ever since we decided to adopt it here in Canada. Even before it became officially recognized by the federal government. But, remarkably, the quality …

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BHM: Where are we in the rest of the world?

By Patrick Hunter 10.02.2016

By PATRICK HUNTER Every once in a while something comes up to remind us that we – African descendants in North America, the Caribbean and Europe – are not alone. So caught up, we are, in the struggles in this …

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Celebrities pay tribute to their moms as role models

Kandyse McClure
By Admin 10.02.2016

An eclectic group of celebrities provided powerful testimonials to their moms and other important women in their lives at a Black History Month event at the Toronto Public Library last week. Historica Canada and TD Bank hosted the event that …

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Make Black history inclusive

By Admin 03.02.2016

The fact that Black History Month originated out of the efforts of African-American historian Carter G. Woodson bears repeating each year at this time so that everyone can recognize at core the results that come from the efforts that are …

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Domestic program was precursor to Caribbean immigration

By Tom Godfrey 03.02.2016

By TOM GODFREY Many of us may not be here today if it wasn’t for a “West Indian domestic program” that allowed thousands of women from the Caribbean entry into Canada more than 60 years ago. The West Indian Domestic …

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Province to officially name February Black History Month

By Admin 03.02.2016

By TOM GODFREY A move by the Ontario government to introduce laws that will officially declare February as Black History Month in the province is being well received. Michael Couteau, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, said legislation will …

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Of Black history and present awareness

By Admin 20.01.2016

By PAT WATSON As we move ever closer to that important annual month-long celebration and commemoration of African History taking place in February, it would be well to bring into Black History Month an appreciation of contemporary Black presence. We …

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