Toronto's Mayor Vows To End Carding - Now What?

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 07:15 Written by
With mass pressure from below and sections of Toronto’s petty bourgeois elements publicly calling for an end to carding, Mayor John Tory announced on June 7th that he will be calling for “the permanent cancellation of carding once and for all” at the June 18th meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board. 
On April 20, 2015, Deputy Chief Mark Saunders became the first Black man to lead the Toronto Police Service (TPS), the country’s largest police force.

I Avoid My People

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 00:00 Written by
Two weekends ago, I celebrated my big brother’s birthday. It was the first time I felt completely comfortable in a room full of predominantly Black, Caribbean, and as far as I know, heterosexual people.

Get Woke!

Thursday, 11 December 2014 00:00 Written by
It’s always darkest before the dawn, or so the old saying goes. And for my fellow early birds who know – those pre-dawn hours in all their darkness, is also the time when the most work can and should be done – if and only if we’re awake at that crucial hour.
Despite not being a fan of Internet back-and-forths, I have recently found myself engaging, often online, a number of well-meaning people (including self-titled White allies and other Black folk) who are convinced that the collective upset in Black communities following the non-indictment of Darren Wilson is overdone, when in fact it is not.

An Open Letter To The Canadian Black Caucus

Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00 Written by
Dear members of the Canadian Black Caucus, we are the women of the Black Women’s Caucus of the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR). We are a community of women that commune together based on our shared oppressions that we have and currently experience throughout our lives, in the workplace, within society and in our homes.
In 1967 a white man in Virginia, named Loving, sued the state of Virginia for the right to marry a Black woman.

Why I Didnt Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00 Written by
A couple weeks ago, I got a few "requests" to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Prior to the challenge, I had never heard of Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS.
Ferguson Missouri will be remembered the way Money, Mississippi is remembered by Africans in America---a small town where a Black boy was killed and whose death galvanized a movement.
Another year, the end of another Caribana weekend. The glitz, the bedazzled outfits, the feather head dresses, waists gyrating in the hot Toronto sun, and Rob Ford.

No More Award Shows!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00 Written by
Are you tired of the increasing amount of galas, brunches and award shows?

What Happened To Caribana?

Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00 Written by
Social media. Live event producers. As an active member of the latter group, who uses the former to spread the word on my events,

A Beautiful Mind, Remembered.

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00 Written by
I would first like to thank Mr. S. Worrell for giving me his permission and blessing to write this for