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25 May 2018

Al Ramsay - Community Change Maker Is First Black Person To Receive Ryerson Alumni Award

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More than half of Toronto identifies as a visible minority, making it one of the most diverse cities in the world. So when Al Ramsay found out he would be the first Black person to receive the Trailblazer Alumni award from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, he was floored.

11 Dec 2017

Leisa Washington nominated as 2018 Ontario Liberal candidate for Whitby

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It’s standing room only at the nomination meeting for Leisa Washington.

30 Nov 2017

Entrepreneur Credits Scarborough Upbringing For Successful Start

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Returning from England to Scarborough as a child, Ian Andre Espinet found himself surrounded by, and befriending, companions from all over the world.

07 Nov 2017

One On One With Tiffany Gooch

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Tiffany Gooch is a Consultant at Enterprise & Ensight Canada and brings extensive experience in government, politics and events to her role.

01 Sep 2017

Natasha Henry Honoured For Bringing Black Canadian History to Ontario Curriculum

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There was a time when educator & historian Natasha Henry knew more about Jamaica and its history than that of Blacks in Canada.

03 Apr 2017

The Unlikely Path of Bobsledder Lascelles Brown

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Take a look at Lascelles Brown’s resume as a competitive bobsledder representing the Maple Leaf flag, and you’re sure to be impressed.

02 Sep 2016

Michael Twitty On Kosher Soul Food And Why Your Plate Is Your Flag

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The biennial Ashkenaz Festival celebrating Yiddish and Jewish music, art and culture kicks runs from August 31- September 10, 2016 in Toronto.

11 Aug 2016

This Cyclist Quit His Job To Cycle Across Canada

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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. 

27 Jun 2016

Top Bay Street Lawyer: "I changed my attitude - of feeling helpless and dejected"

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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.

01 Mar 2016

Celina Caesar Chavannes Reflects On Her First 100 Days In Office

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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.

27 Feb 2016

Aaron Charles: Agent Of Change

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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.

17 Feb 2016

23 Black Canadians Making Us Proud Right Now

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We are all aware of Black Canadian titans such as Jean Augustine, Lincoln Alexander and Alvin Curling.

01 Feb 2016

Ontario Honours Madeline Edwards

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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. 

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