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19 Aug 2020

New Afrocentric Program Guides Families Through the Criminal Justice System

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In December 2016, Dafonte Miller was assaulted by off-duty police officer Michael Theriault, and his civilian brother Christian. The altercation occurred over an alleged car break-in attempt. During the altercation, Miller was attacked with a metre-long metal pipe which led to him losing an eye. The Theriaults were charged with aggravated assault and attempted obstruction of justice. In June 2020, Constable Theriault was convicted of the lesser charge of assault, while his brother was acquitted.

12 Jul 2020

African Identity Culture Centre In Toronto Focuses On Education

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(PHOTO CREDIT: Jackie Becky Media) Sandra Adjou is a passionate advocate of African culture and identity. A native of Benin, when Sandra left her homeland to study abroad in Casablanca then Paris, she was dismayed by the negative perceptions about Black people. Disturbed by what she observed, she made it her mission to change the negative narrative around the Black community by creating the African Identity Culture Centre (AICC). I spoke with Sandra about AICC and the need for a strong identity within the Black Canadian community.

05 Feb 2020

Ontario's Black Legal Action Centre Is Finally Able To Get Down To Work

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Now that the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) has spent almost a year building its base, it is ready to reach out to the Black community. Ruth Goba, the executive director, says this is important because the legal clinic started from scratch with everything new -- space, bylaws, staff, board, and mandate.

11 Jun 2016

Biking For Hope

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A bike group that started out as a small youth group has grown into a full out marathon for global change.

13 May 2016

Brothas From The 6 - Changing The Black Male Perception

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Brothas from the 6 is a group made up of black males born and raised in Toronto who aim to provide young men with positive images. Founder Jeff Martin teamed up with Kevin Johnson, David Wright, Haave Wright, Lorenzo Charlicombe, and Nicholas Barham. 

16 Jun 2015

Tamara Gordon: “If I can accomplish so much, you can achieve so much more”

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Tamara Gordon is a young lady who has been making a difference, a difference which has not gone unnoticed.

12 May 2015

Why Are So Many Caribbean People Not Becoming Canadian Citizens?

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With racial tensions and police brutality dominating public conversation, many Black Canadian people have felt a renewed commitment to changing the narrative, but many of them don't have the resources do so. By voting!

17 Apr 2015

Women United Network: Strength Of A Woman

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It began as a meeting of great minds and Women United Network was born. This annual event created by three friends, Makini Smith, a realtor and CEO, Angel Deen of Angel Fit & Healthy, and Monique Prince, founder of Beauty Seekrets empowers business women to reach their full potential. 

31 Mar 2015

Marcia H. Brown - Bringing The Light To Etobicoke

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Marcia Brown is an award-winning educator and executive director of the youth and community support group Trust 15.

31 Dec 2015

Move With Grace. Harry Jerome Awards Chair Looks To The Future

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Angelina Williams is the current chair of the Harry Jerome Awards. It is presented by the Black Business Professional Association and regarded as one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies within the Black Canadian community.

29 Nov 2014

Braids For Aids: Tackling HIV In The Black Community

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Stachen Frederick founded the BrAIDS for AIDS organization after feeling burdened by what she saw as an oppressive, imperialist method of addressing HIV/AIDS in the African/Caribbean community.

14 Oct 2014

Unlocking the mind of children through Charity

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In 2013, Nadine Wong received the Health Sciences Harry Jerome Award. Her passion lies in education, specifically children, and set up the Alabaster Gate Children’s Charity (AGCC) to help children in Third World countries with their educational needs.

22 Sep 2014

Men's Health: A Challenge To Take Responsibility

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Men’s health is the buzzword for the second annual conference of The Walnut Foundation, happening Sept. 27 at the Ted Rogers School of Management, at Ryerson University.

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