The people of Ferguson right to be angry

By Patrick Hunter 20.08.2014

By PATRICK HUNTER Incredible, isn’t? Six bullets, two in the head. Michael Brown is believed to have died instantly. Almost instantly, the town of Ferguson, Missouri became one of the most well-known places in the world. It has become the …

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No to passivity in the face of racial abuse

By Pat Watson 20.08.2014

By PAT WATSON Many people haven’t heard of athlete Alice Coachman Davis, but she was the first Black woman to take Olympic gold with her high jump victory at the 1948 games in London, England. Coachman Davis was the only …

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Double standards abound in North American prisons and schools

By Murphy Browne 13.08.2014

By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu) “Each year officially since 1979 we have used the month of August to focus on the oppressive treatment of our brothers and sisters disappeared inside the state run gulags and concentration camps America calls prisons. …

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The invisible anti-racism organization

By Patrick Hunter 13.08.2014

By PATRICK HUNTER   Did you know – or remember – that there is a national organization that was created “to facilitate throughout Canada the development, sharing and application of knowledge and expertise in order to contribute to the elimination …

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Black youth entrepreneurs need to step forward

By Pat Watson 13.08.2014

By PAT WATSON   There are young people in this city with one, two, even three pieces of paper to verify their academic achievements, yet they cannot convince an employer to give them a job. The rate of unemployment in …

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Tory is frontrunner in mayoral race

By Admin 13.08.2014

By TOM GODFREY   I have seen John Tory at least four times in events in Toronto during the last month. He is everywhere and his message seems to be slowly resonating with voters.   A hard-working Tory was among …

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Is the idea of faith, rational and/or irrational?

By Lennox Farrell 07.08.2014

By LENNOX FARRELL   Is there anything in this life that you can really take for granted that is not also taken on faith? And how many of these things taken for granted are, like faith, substantive without having substance? …

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Marcus Garvey influenced generations of Blacks

By Murphy Browne 07.08.2014

By MURPHY BROWNE (Abena Agbetu)   The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey famously said: “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”   Garvey was born on August 17, 1887 and …

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Taxes: we hate them, but…

By Patrick Hunter 07.08.2014

By PATRICK HUNTER   We have just completed an election process to elect a new provincial government in Ontario. We are about to embark on another to elect new mayors and councillors for municipal governments in the province. And, next …

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