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    Toronto's community has a gem of a business opportunity waiting to be discovered by young people. And its founder Ryan O'Neil Knight is on the verge of something special.

    When John Artis and Rubin ”Hurricane” Carter  met in 1966, John was 19 years old and fresh out of high school. He was a boy scout and in the school choir. 

    Natural kinks, coils, and curls are one of the most distinguishing features on any black girl, yet African Canadian girls are pressured to alter the natural texture and appearance of their hair.

    Community Empowering Enterprises (CEE), is an organization dedicated to helping Black youth

    Paulene Harvey, CEO of Big It Up Hats, and Executive Director of the non- profit Youth in Time, shares her passion of supporting youth with cancer through a workshop called Filming Ourselves Digital Storytelling.

    Marina Phillips, dedicated mother, CEO of two talent companies and Alzheimer’s awareness advocate, is using her event planning background

    Most Black Canadian producers, arts organizations, business owners, artists, have called First Fridays their home for socializing and connecting with the key players in the GTA.

    With the opening just days away now, I spoke with Lua about the World Premiere of cos.mo.pol.i.tan, a DANCEWORKS CoWorks Series Event and part of NextSteps 2013/14 at Harbourfront Centre’s Studio Theatre May 29 to 31, 2014.

    On Saturday May 10th Western Union and Grace Kennedy are hosting an event titled Network Caribbean, featuring speakers from educational institutions based in the Caribbean and Canada.

    Julie Spence is the founder of the Spelling Bee of Canada. Born in Lucea, Jamaica, she recalls with gusto the days when the villagers gathered around one radio,

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