The biennial Ashkenaz Festival celebrating Yiddish and Jewish music, art and culture kicks runs from August 31- September 10, 2016 in Toronto.
We all have mental bucket lists, but few of us will actually make the sacrifices to live out our wildest dreams. In fact, many of us grapple with the thought of even dabbling in our dreams in our spare time. 
Suhuyini Abudulai was born in Accra, Ghana. She spent the first few years of her life in a city called Manzini in Swaziland. At eight, her family moved to Guelph, Ont., and later on, Wolfville, N.S.

Celina Caesar Chavannes Reflects On Her First 100 Days In Office

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 21:09 Written by Camille Dundas
ByBlacks.com was invited to attend last week’s Black History Month reception in Ottawa, hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his personal parliamentary secretary Celina Caesar Chavannes.

Aaron Charles: Agent Of Change

Saturday, 27 February 2016 16:07 Written by Marcus Medford
For Aaron Charles building a brighter future is like building a home—you need to have a clear vision, a solid foundation, a good team around you and the rest is down to slowly progressing.

23 Black Canadians Making Us Proud Right Now

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 10:52 Written by Rad Dockery
We are all aware of Black Canadian titans such as Jean Augustine, Lincoln Alexander and Alvin Curling.

Ontario Honours Madeline Edwards

Monday, 01 February 2016 11:53 Written by
A Jamaican native, Madeline Edwards is a community advocate, founding member and Vice President of the Congress of Black Women of Mississauga and Area Chapter, and now an inducted member of the Order of Ontario — the province’s highest official honour. 

Ontario's First Black Female MPP: How She Got Here And What She Learned

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 13:15 Written by Marcus Medford
Zanana Lorraine Akande is a retired politician, dedicated community servant and loving grandmother.

Black Comedy and the Wild Wild West

Thursday, 10 September 2015 21:18 Written by Isha Wallace
A native of Scarborough, Ontario, born to Trinidadian parents, Sterling Scott is a busy comedian and an even busier entrepreneur.

Canadian Womens Basketball Player Chases Dreams Beyond The Hoops

Monday, 20 July 2015 10:52 Written by Lucy Oneka
A huge highlight of the Pan Am Games was Tuesday's historic win for Canada's womens basketball team. 

Dayo Kefentse: One of Many Game Changers Behind Toronto 2015 PanAm Games

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 08:07 Written by Dominique Warne
Toronto 2015 Pan AM/Parapan AM Games, a first for Ontario, is right around the corner. As expected, most of the attention and buzz is on the athletes who are about to woo us with their showmanship.
She’s complex, jarring at times, expressive but shy, and happens to be a writer, actor, director, educator, executive director, wife, and a business owner. Teneile Warren is a lyrical ninja,

Jean Augustine: The First Black Woman To Be Elected to Parliament

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00 Written by Marcus Medford
The fact that we are able to celebrate Black History Month, is due in large part to the efforts of The Honourable Jean Augustine.