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01 Aug 2019

Toronto's Mayor Proclaims August 'Emancipation Month'

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Emancipation Month will recognize the struggle for human rights made by Canadians of African descent and the legal abolishment of slavery in Canada, 185 years ago. The month presents itself as an opportunity to reflect on a dark past, educate others on the impacts of slavery and celebrate a path forward.

01 Aug 2019

Caribbean-styled showcase to celebrate Team Canada heading to CARIFESTA XIV in Trinidad and Tobago

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A contingent of nearly 50 nationally recognized artists, arts administrators and their supporters will be hosting a special showcase prior to heading to Trinidad and Tobago for the 14th edition of CARIFESTA. The contingent is being managed by the Toronto-based, Canadian-Caribbean Arts Network (C-CAN).

29 Jul 2019

Major African portraiture exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre explores the role of women in photography

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This fall, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) will present a major exhibition exploring African photographic portraiture through the perspectives of women, both as sitters and photographers.

28 Jul 2019

Honey Jam 2019 Launches 20 New Artists With Help from Grammy Winner Elle Varner

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Honey Jam, the all female musical showcase has been going strong for 24 years in a row, churning out mega stars like Nelly Furtado, Jully Black and Melanie Fiona. This year, the show will be hosted by CBC’s Amanda Parris on August 22 inside Toronto’s Mod Club.

24 Jul 2019

Founder Of One Of Toronto's Largest Black Churches Passes Away

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Bishop Audley M James, founder and visionary of well-known Toronto based Revivaltime Tabernacle Worldwide Ministries, was a highly esteemed man of faith. He impacted numerous lives, communities, churches and governments worldwide. Bishop James passed away July 20 2019 at the age of 81.

18 Jul 2019

STAGES Canada To Showcase Up-And-Coming Artists In Jamaica With IrieMon Tour

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The stage is set, the backdrop is picturesque, and the talents are excited and ready. After months of work, teasers, and auditions, the Stages Canada brand is now in tour mode, with the first global leg in Jamaica dubbed the “IrieMon Tour.”

25 Jun 2019

Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism Announces New Anti-Racism Strategy

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Diversity is Canada’s strength and a cornerstone of our national identity. Still, many Canadians face barriers that prevent them from fully participating in society.

24 Jun 2019

Culture Meets Health With 2019 BrAIDS for AIDS BrAIDathon

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For the 8th year in a row, BrAIDS for AIDS will be hosting its signature fundraising event -The International BrAIDathon and Beauty Show on July 27th, 2019.

12 Jun 2019

Queen's University Introduces Fund To Address Century-Old Racist Admissions Policy

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Queen’s University has established a fund for black medical students after formally revoking a century-old ban on their admission.

12 Jun 2019

Toronto's Black And Caribbean Communities Raise $300K To Bring Historical Caribbean Photos To The AGO

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Toronto, Canada—June 5, 2019—The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) announces today that it has acquired The Montgomery Collection of Caribbean Photographs, a singular collection of more than 3,500 historical images from 34 countries including Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad.

04 Jun 2019

Toronto's Queer Underground Community Rises For Pride Mega Event

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The Rude Collective teams up with Maricon (NYC) to create a QTBIPOC Pride mega-event. This is the first-time headliner Joey LaBeija will perform his recently released album for a live crowd as well as his first performance in Toronto.

21 May 2019

This Young Ontario Woman Was Accepted To Harvard, But Now Has Just A Month To Raise $75K

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Imagine getting into Harvard University and then finding out you've got just three months to come up with tens of thousands of dollars to prove you'll be able to afford the tuition.

16 May 2019

Celina Caesar-Chavannes Winner of the Viola Desmond Award at the Salon International de la Femme Noire

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The Audace au Féminin team announces that Celina Caesar-Chavannes is the recipient of the Viola-Desmond Prize for the second edition of the Salon International de la Femme Noire (SIFN).

 

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