BLACKS IN THE NEWS
Toronto teacher Karen Campbell was elected first vice-president of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) on August 16th at the Federation’s Annual Meeting in Toronto. Campbell has served as ETFO vice-president (female) since 2015.
With the help of UofT's Faculty of Medicine’s Community of Support (CoS), 26 students from underrepresented groups will begin medical school in the fall. 8 students are in Ontario,  and of them, 5 will be at U of T. The school made headlines last year when it was revealed only one black student was accepted to the medical program in 2016.

Injera + Chill Explores Culture Through Food

Thursday, 03 August 2017 05:19 Written by
Where there is food and more than four Black people, there’s a party.
The women behind TrapSoul yoga are aiming to create a dedicated safe space for women of colour to fully relax, release and recharge.
Online village and Toronto non-profit, Black Moms Connection, will host its 1st annual Black Moms Connection Conference in Toronto on August 13th, 2017. Black Moms Connection Conference is a one-day empowerment conference that will focus on equipping black mothers to increase their social, emotional, and financial well-being. 
‘STEP’ showcases a group of young women in their senior year in high school on the step team, ‘Lethal Ladies of Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women.’ The documentary, directed by Amanda Lipitz, captures the essence of stepping, which requires focus, practice, and partnership. 
“This is history.” The words did not fall flat. Each syllable carried its own breath of life. Wednesday evening, within the auditorium of Toronto’s Central YMCA, a packed house came together to see, like never before, the collective experience of what it truly means to be Black in the GTA. 
Alisia Dale is a lawyer, linguist, mother and the author and creator of the Sela Blue series. The 14 book series follows six-year-old Sela Blue, a young, Black, Canadian girl living in Chateauguay, Quebec.
On July 11th, Toronto kicked off the celebration of its 50th annual Caribbean Carnival with the festival’s official launch ceremony.
The Muhtadi International Drumming Festival (MIDF), now in its 18th year, is a two-day annual event that celebrates the drum, it’s presence in all cultures and its cultural relevance today in communities around the world.

AfroChic 2017 Recap: A Classic Comeback

Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:54 Written by
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, after a two-year hiatus, AfroChic returned and five hundred people waited in anticipatory silence to see the first artist, Consuelo Herrera.
For a lot of us, father’s day comes with with lots of baggage. Let’s be honest, you’re either celebrating it or avoiding it.
The Peel District School Board's newest secondary school, Jean Augustine Secondary School, held its official opening on May 25.