BLACKS IN THE NEWS

JN Black History Month Essay Competition Launched

Monday, 02 February 2015 00:00 Written by
In observance of Black History Month, this February, the Jamaica National Building Society’s Toronto Representative Office will host its annual Black History Month Essay Competition for high school students in the Greater Toronto Area.

Urban Book Expo Celebrates Second Year

Friday, 02 January 2015 00:00 Written by
As a city that houses a diverse cultural mosaic often expressed in the arts, Toronto has an impressive list of events to offer on a year-round basis.
Canada's Criminal Code currently requires judges to impose a mandatory three year minimum sentence on a first-time offender who has been found in possession of a loaded restricted firearm, such as a handgun or sawed-off shotgun. 

Toronto Joins Black Lives Matter Protest

Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00 Written by
Hundreds of protestors in Toronto marched in solidarity with the thousands across the border against the recent police shootings of unarmed Black men such as Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The event was organized by Black Lives Matter Toronto.

Black Broadcasters Give Back With Ryerson Award

Monday, 01 December 2014 00:00 Written by
Canadian broadcasters Marci Ien and Dwight Drummond have joined together to give back to Ryerson University, the school that shaped their career.
Prominent Toronto promoter Michael Charles passed away peacefully in his home on Friday November 21, 2014 after a two year bout with GIST, a rare form of stomach cancer.

Lest We Forget

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:00 Written by
The Lest We Forget African-Canadian Soldiers’ Remembrance Day Ceremony saw a mixed crowd of people on a rainy afternoon with a single mind of honouring black veterans who have given service to Canada.
Toronto's municipal election is on October 27th. Ryan O'Neil Knight is running for Brampton Trustee for the Peel School Board in Wards 3 and 4. He answered these questions from our editorial team.
Toronto's municipal election is on October 27th. Crystal Mark is running for city councillor in Mississauga's Ward 5. She answered these questions from our editorial team.
   Two time Gemini award winning actor Clé Bennett takes on the role of R. Kelly in Lifetime's Original Movie, "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" premiering November 15, 8/7C.
Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition in Jamaica and former Prime Minister, Mr Andrew Holness, will headline the 11th series of the “Outlook for the Future” meetings, to be held in New York, in the United States of America; and Toronto, Canada on October 21 and 23, respectively. 

Sparks fly at Mr. Caribbean International 2014!

Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00 Written by
Standing at six feet four inches tall, Mark Sparks captured the hotly pursued title of Mr. Caribbean International at the thirteenth annual staging of the competition held on Saturday October 11, 2014.
Ottawa's municipal election is on October 27th. Francesca D'Ambrosio is running for city councillor in Ottawa's Beacon Hill - Cyrville ward. She answered these questions from our editorial team.