BLACKS IN THE NEWS

PHOTOS: Inside the Harry Jerome Awards 2017

Monday, 24 April 2017 20:03 Written by
This year's Harry Jerome Awards was one to remember, especially since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife attended, with Trudeau delivering the keynote address.

Community Holds Town Hall on Racism At CAMH

Saturday, 22 April 2017 14:43 Written by
At an urgently convened Town Hall at Scarborough Civic Centre, a community based coalition comprised of over thirty African-Canadian community organizations, health and mental health professionals, and youth, will gather to discuss growing concerns of anti-Black racism at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and to share information and identify options for action.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the AFRODELIK clothing brand, the brainchild of Toronto- based artist/designer Desiree Marshall.
It didn’t take long last night (April 7), for the new space of A Different Booklist Cultural Centre: The People’s Residence at 777-779 Bathurst St. in Toronto to fill up with well wishers, supporters and potential members. 

Who's Getting A Harry Jerome Award This Year?

Sunday, 02 April 2017 15:48 Written by
The Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) announced the 2017 winners for the 35th Annual Harry Jerome Awards presented by the BBPA and TD Bank at a Media Launch reception hosted by TD Bank on March 28th, 2017.
In this interview, I sit down with Brandon Hay, founder of Black Daddies Club.

Former CP24 Host Launches Digital Talk Show

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 19:23 Written by
Toronto ON- March 2017 - Nneka Elliott, award-winning TV news gyal and former Reporter/Anchor at CP24 will launch “NNEKA” on April 4th, 2017 a digital lifestyle talk show for the Caribbean diaspora.
With a population of 2.6 million and rapidly expanding, Toronto is by far Canada’s most culturally diverse city.

Hamilton Takes Its Place In Hip Hop History

Sunday, 19 March 2017 14:22 Written by
Leon “Eklipz” Robinson is a Renaissance street artist, photographer, emcee, painter, videographer, graf writer, and b-boy who fuses hip hop into his visual artworks. His work has recently been featured in Miami’s Art Basel and in an exhibition entitled Mixtapes: Hip Hop’s Lost Archive at Gallery 918 in Toronto. 

Brandy Sparkles At Black Diamond Ball

Wednesday, 01 March 2017 08:05 Written by
This formal affair is part of TD Bank's annual Black History Month series of cultural events which showcases the past and present accomplishments of Black Canadians.
Dr. Inez Naomi Elliston, educator, author and community leader passed away peacefully on February 7th surrounded by her family and friends.

Heroes of Homeroom C: An All-Ages Graphic Novel

Monday, 20 February 2017 18:42 Written by
Comic book writer Anthony Ruttgaizer ("The F1rst Hero", "Actionverse") and artist Carlos Granda (“Geek-Girl”, “The Jungle Book”) have teamed up to bring an all-ages graphic novel featuring a racially-diverse cast of characters to readers and have launched a Kickstarter to fund the project.

Your One Black Friend Is Not Enough

Friday, 25 November 2016 03:47 Written by
The City of Toronto and OCASI (Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants) have joined forces to launch a public education campaign to raise awareness about the persistence of Anti-Black racism socially, politically and economically.