Youngsters play mas’ at Junior Carnival

Jada Morton of Fantasia
By Admin 20.07.2016

By RON FANFAIR With their dazzling costumes and youthful exuberance, hundreds of young people took to the streets last Saturday to play mas’ in this year’s Junior Carnival in Malvern. “It’s great to see the kids so beautifully decorated and …

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Black Lives Matter tactics at Pride parade questionable

By Tom Godfrey 06.07.2016

By TOM GODFREY Our community was thrust back in the news with some members again sparring with police following a sit-in protest by Black Lives Matter Toronto during the Pride parade. Last Sunday, about two dozen members of the group …

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The truth about the Special Investigations Unit in Ontario

By Admin 04.05.2016

By Dr. MUNYONZWE HAMALENGWA The real reason why the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) behaves the way it does towards police who kill Blacks has never really been articulated. This article will put forward a thesis. First of all, it is …

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It would have been untenable for Sloly to stick around

By Patrick Hunter 17.02.2016

By PATRICK HUNTER It probably should not have come as a surprise that Deputy Chief Peter Sloly “chose” to sever his relationship with the Toronto Police Service, yet it did – at least to me. I somehow thought that he …

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Make taxi issue a priority

By Admin 10.02.2016

The Uber ride-sharing movement has been active in Toronto since 2012. Since then, with the addition of UberX in 2014, the licensed taxicab industry has been in a death spiral. That death spiral means families dependent on the incomes of …

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Caring for our children: Fostering, kinship and adoption

By Admin 10.02.2016

By DEBORAH GOODMAN, MSW, PhD Every day something happens in homes in our community that places a child or youth in harm and a Children’s Aid Society is called to investigate. CAS Toronto completes 7,000 child maltreatment investigations each year. …

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Remembering Toronto’s first Black physician

called Family Secrets: Crossing the Colour Line
By Admin 03.02.2016

By TOM GODFREY The life and times of Toronto’s first Black physician Dr. Anderson Abbott will be remembered by his great-great-granddaughter in a presentation that is part of Black History month celebrations. Catherine Slaney and her family did not find …

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Community closely watching Const. James Forcillo trial

By Admin 13.01.2016

By TOM GODFREY It has been 37 years since Buddy Evans was killed by a Toronto cop in a shooting that became a flashpoint and seemed to have set the tone for police-race relations in this city. Evans, 24, was …

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Deregulate cab industry

By Admin 17.12.2015

The driving public was not happy to be inconvenienced when cab drivers held a recent protest, blocking traffic around City Hall to raise awareness of the impact UberX, the app-based ride sharing service, is having on the industry. Cabbies want …

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Syrian refugees welcomed by Torontonians

By ed 17.12.2015

By TOM GODFREY The City of Toronto has a long history of helping newcomers and is jumping on the bandwagon as residents open their hearts to help the Syrian refugees. Many residents paused to mark International Human Rights Day last …

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