Mental health in the Black community – a discussion, part one

By Dr. Chris J. Morgan 23.09.2015

I have two close relations with people living with a mental illness. Both are males, and in both cases the symptoms first appeared in young adulthood (18-23). One was dealing with depression, the other was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The conditions are very different but the impact it has had on their lives is significant.

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Sex-Education without Religious Borders

By Admin 09.09.2015

Re: Toronto Star article “Feeling ‘hopeless’, parents weigh other school options” by Noor Javed and Kristin Rushowy (September 3, 2015).

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Police carding regulations amount to putting lipstick on a pig

By Admin 09.09.2015

The Network for the Elimination of Police Violence (NEPV) rejects the call from the Government of Ontario to retain carding by regulating the practice. Carding is a street harassment practice by cops across Canada that involves the stopping and questioning of civilians in non-criminal interactions and documenting their personal information.

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Elmore Sylvanus Daisy, another Caribana stalwart passes

Elmore Daisy
By Lennox Farrell 27.08.2015

Like stone pillars rooted in buttressing a culture of creative resistance, under the seasoning of time, they eventually totter and take the fall. One of these early cornerstones of Toronto’s Black and Caribbean community, Elmore Sylvanus Daisy, now takes his final rest.

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Time for all to rally in support of Caribana

By Admin 27.08.2015

As one of the original founders of Caribana, my thoughts easily flow to what it was like then, what it is now, what will it look like in the future and finally how great a legacy will remain for future generations. To use a quote from Marcus Garvey: “A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

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Jamaicans part of the infrastructure of this city

Royson James
By Admin 19.08.2015

By ROYSON JAMES The following is an excerpt of a speech delivered at the 53rd independence anniversary of the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA) by Toronto Star columnist Royson James. It is reprinted here with his kind permission. From the day …

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Do Black votes really matter?

By Admin 13.08.2015

By Dr. AJAMU NANGWAYA “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” Emma Goldman Some people might read the above declaration by the anarchist and feminist Emma Goldman as an overly cynical claim about voting. Goldman might be on to …

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ACLC response to statements denying racism in TPS

By Admin 13.08.2015

The following release was written by the African Canadian Legal Clinic in response to the Toronto Police Association’s recent statements on anti-Black racism in the Toronto Police Service. In two recent articles published by the Toronto Star, Mike McCormack, the …

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Remembering Ralph Agard and passing of the old guard

By Lennox Farrell 05.08.2015

By LENNOX FARRELL It was the death and funeral of yet another Caribana and community stalwart. It was the funeral of Dr. Ralph Agard. To most of us, he was among some special professionals whom we’d known during the mid-1980s …

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