Request carding information, newspaper urges

By Admin 20.01.2016

By TOM GODFREY Members of the community who have had encounters with police are being urged to send away for information that Toronto or other police forces may have collected on them from carding or other street check activities. A …

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Activists pleased by introduction of laws banning carding

Minister YASIR NAQVI
By Admin 13.01.2016

By TOM GODFREY Community leaders and activists say they are pleased that new laws to ban the police carding of minority youth are being introduced as early as March this year. They applauded moves by the Ontario government to end …

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So, now Horwath is worried about racism?

By Admin 22.12.2015

By PATRICK HUNTER Before I get into my review I really have to put this in because I am really angry about it. The Ontario NDP leader, Andrea Horwath, seems to have found her voice concerning racism. “Recent attacks on …

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‘Cosmetics you can eat’ at Whole Life Expo this weekend

LANRE TUNJI-AYAYI
By Admin 25.11.2015

All Naturals Cosmetics is a brand that began in Toronto, Ontario. Now, the natural body care products are manufactured in a plant in Barrie and the company boasts over $1 million in sales. This is a success story for immigrants, …

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Universal dental care needed now

By Admin 25.11.2015

Over 60,000 patients went to the emergency rooms of hospitals in Ontario last year in dire pain because of dental problems, but dental care is not available there. Emergency rooms would only prescribe painkillers and antibiotics. Another 218,000 went to …

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TPSB seeks community’s input on carding ban

By Admin 04.11.2015

By TOM GODFREY The Toronto Police Services Board is seeking comments online from members of the community as it reviews the Ontario government’s draft regulations to ban the carding of Black youths by police. The regulations, that will take effect …

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Appointment of Saunders a giant step for diversity

By Admin 07.06.2015

By Dr. MUNYONZWE HAMALENGWA You have heard the laconic, static and immortal voice when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon which simply states: “One step for man, and one gigantic step for mankind”. In the appointment of Mark Saunders as …

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One more winter weather rant

By Pat Watson 18.02.2015

By PAT WATSON Weather at this time of year is either sunny and (very) cold or milder – that is relatively milder – and cloudy. It would be easy to say pick your poison, but we don’t get to choose …

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Slavery and Black schools in Ontario during the 19th century: Pt.

By Admin 18.02.2015

By BARRINGTON A. MORRISON The Act abolishing slavery throughout the British Colonies was approved in England in 1833. However, as early as 1793, the Legislature of Upper Canada passed a law forbidding the importation of slaves and providing that children …

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Slavery and Black schools in Ontario during the 19th century

By Admin 11.02.2015

By BARRINGTON A. MORRISON “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” Ralph Ellison, renowned African-American author. “The most potent weapon in the hands of oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” Steve Biko, Pan-Africanist, South African leader. In …

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