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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. 

26 Jan 2016

Ontario's First Black Female MPP: How She Got Here And What She Learned

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Zanana Lorraine Akande is a retired politician, dedicated community servant and loving grandmother.

10 Sep 2015

Black Comedy and the Wild Wild West

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A native of Scarborough, Ontario, born to Trinidadian parents, Sterling Scott is a busy comedian and an even busier entrepreneur.

20 Jul 2015

Canadian Womens Basketball Player Chases Dreams Beyond The Hoops

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A huge highlight of the Pan Am Games was Tuesday's historic win for Canada's womens basketball team. 

24 Jun 2015

Dayo Kefentse: One of Many Game Changers Behind Toronto 2015 PanAm Games

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Toronto 2015 Pan AM/Parapan AM Games, a first for Ontario, is right around the corner. As expected, most of the attention and buzz is on the athletes who are about to woo us with their showmanship.

19 Feb 2015

It Wasn’t Until I Found Theater That I Knew How To Stand Up For Myself. Teneile Warren Reflects On Her Journey To Adulthood.

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She’s complex, jarring at times, expressive but shy, and happens to be a writer, actor, director, educator, executive director, wife, and a business owner. 

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