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This Ontario election seemed like we had more Black candidates stepping up to the plate than ever before. And the result ended up with some historic wins for our community.

15 Oct 2018

In 2015, there were over a million small businesses in Canada, with less than half of these businesses partially or solely owned by women.

Achieving success despite the odds is nothing new for Shelly Skinner, who is a municipal candidate for Barrie Ontario’s Ward 8.

The New York based Caribbean Equality Project has now expanded across the border, with an inaugural symposium that was held in Toronto on September 22nd.

Many Black men have a special relationship with their barbers. This unique connection has resulted in a series of events called the Barbershop Talks, where the “neighbourhood barbershop” is used to create a safe space for Black community members to meet.

As a middle-aged woman in the second year of the adoption process, I find myself in a bubble at times. Although friends and family have been supportive, there are moments when I feel isolated, overwhelmed and overjoyed.

Though she’s just officially started junior kindergarten, anyone who has met my four-year old could tell you she was ready for school long before now. A precocious, brilliant, friendly child who loves a challenge and thrives in new environments? She was made for school.

Ayiba Magazine is pleased to announce its annual celebration of African music, art, fashion, and culture: Mystique Afrique in Toronto.

02 Sep 2018

It’s not unusual to hear a Black girl say that she is the only girl of color in her class, or sometimes even her school, depending on the area. It is even less uncommon to hear Black girls say that they don’t often see themselves represented in mainstream media as often as their white counterparts do.

A group of alumni of the Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA), organized to fight against anti-Black racism in the Toronto District School Board, has issued a call to action to mobilize against racism in the education system.

Bromley Armstrong passed away peacefully at age 92 on August 17, 2018 with his wife, Marlene, and daughter by his side. He was the best friend for forty-seven years to his wife, Marlene. Father to children, Lana, Linda (predeceased), Everald (Ada), Malcolm, Kevin (Andrea), Bromley Jr. (Jay), Anita, Desmond (Alice), brother to Monica (Frankie), grandfather to eighteen grandchildren, great-grandfather to seventeen great grandchildren, uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews and a great friend to many.

Sometimes before he speaks to the Ontario Police College, someone will ask Orlando Bowen at least one of the two following questions.

“My daddy says I don’t know what I’m doing. Well, I respect him, of course, but I’m going to stick to my beliefs.

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