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29 Aug 2014

Alzheimer's Emotional Toll

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

05 Aug 2014

Toronto JerkFest Brings The Heat

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Bite into traditional jerk foods like chicken, fish, and pork or release your inner foodie with taste bud exploding delicacies

15 Jul 2014

Girls Getting Back To Their Roots

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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.

15 Jul 2014

When Innocence Isn't Enough

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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. 

03 Jul 2014

Young, Black and In Charge! Meet The C.E.O.S

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

16 Jun 2014

How one program helps youth deal with cancer

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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.

08 May 2014

Dr. Carl James on challenges with students from the Caribbean Diaspora

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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.

02 May 2014

Gimme a Bee! Spelling Bee!

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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,

14 Mar 2014

“Miss Lou of Canada” Talks Life After Cancer

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You have probably seen Letna Allen-Rowe

07 Mar 2014

Cheryl Lewis Thurab on Breast Cancer & Working with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

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There are people in the community with jobs that have a tremendous impact on the lives of those affected by breast cancer, and their families. Chances are you have never heard of them, and they don’t appear on the red carpet at awards shows.

27 Feb 2014

TRUST15 Supporting Youth Success

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Trust 15 Youth Community Support Organization is a registered non-profit based in Rexdale. 

04 Feb 2014

Jamaican- Canadian woman appeals to community to help save her life

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If you’re reading this, Dorothy Vernon Brown can’t live without you. She really can’t. Her stark reality is that without a stem cell donation from someone in our community, she will die.

24 Jan 2014

Black History Month is officially in February, but the Ontario Black History Society educates all year

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Rosemary Sadlier has been the president of the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) since 1993. She is quick to point out that this is not a paid position, but one she voluntarily accepted and embraced.

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