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Viola Desmond first Canadian woman on banknote

Viola Desmond first Canadian woman on banknote

| December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Desmond fought racial segregation in the 1940’s after refusing to give up a seat in a “whites only” section of a cinema. Toronto, Canada – A black civil rights leader who led a struggle against anti-black segregation and racism in Canada in the 1940s will be the first Canadian woman to figure on a banknote. […]

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Canadian Reggae Hit: Good rhythm trumps senseless lyrics

Canadian Reggae Hit: Good rhythm trumps senseless lyrics

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Music news.   “Rude” was originally based on a real-life situation. The lead singer of Magic!, Nasri, had been in an unhealthy relationship with a previous girlfriend. One day, after his girlfriend had gotten mad at him and started to become harsh, Narsi began singing the lines “Why you gotta be so rude/ don’t you know […]

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Commonwealth or Europe?  Why a choice?

Commonwealth or Europe? Why a choice?

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

The New Year started with yet another welcome affirmation from the British Government of the importance of the 54-nation Commonwealth. Hugo Swire, who was appointed Minister of State for the Commonwealth last summer, published an Opinion in the Daily Telegraph in London on January 2 in which he said that the Commonwealth “is an important […]

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Hurricane Canada Hits the Caribbean

Hurricane Canada Hits the Caribbean

| September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

US President Franklyn Roosevelt said, ‘This is pre-eminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today ………….’  Remember when hurricane Tomas caused ‘commess’ in both countries with tons of rain, hurricane Canada is similar by comparison, ‘dis’ time is […]

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Young Jamaican-Canadian entrepreneur making waves in Canada

Young Jamaican-Canadian entrepreneur making waves in Canada

| September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

We would like to share a great story about a young man making big waves in Canada’s entertainment news scene and the world’s urban community. Vonny The Ken Doll is a young entrepreneur and Television/Media personality, who is in the vanguard of youth culture, and is currently in production on a reality series following his […]

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Canada imposes Visa restrictions on Caribbean citizens on 9/11 Anniversary

Canada imposes Visa restrictions on Caribbean citizens on 9/11 Anniversary

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Last Tuesday marked a very cheerless revelation in the lives of citizens from the Caribbean Islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines and St Lucia.  Of all the days in the year, Canadian authorities chose midnight on the September 11th anniversary as the starting date for implementation of formal entry visa requirements into Canada, from […]

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Former CaribDirect Beauty of the week competes in Miss Black Beauty Canada 2012

Former CaribDirect Beauty of the week competes in Miss Black Beauty Canada 2012

| July 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fouth CaribDirect Caribbean Beauty Of The Week Winner, Monique Redhead takes her beauty to another level. “Good, better, best never let it rest, until your good is better and your better is best!” Miss Black Beauty Canada contestant Monique Redhead has lived by these words both in and out of the world of sports. Her […]

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It’s A Wrap 23 – Featuring Clara “Queen Gigy” Baron

It’s A Wrap 23 – Featuring Clara “Queen Gigy” Baron

| June 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Ever since I was young, I’ve always been a mix-and-match maniac. But when I discovered the magic of matching everything WITH my head wrap, it was a wrap!” ~ Clara Baron Introducing our newest feature, Clara ‘Queen Gigy’ Baron, a resident of Toronto, Canada who has been wearing wraps for 4 years.  I became interested […]

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Canada’s first black MPP, Leonard Braithwaite, dies at 87

Canada’s first black MPP, Leonard Braithwaite, dies at 87

| April 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

It was 1963, the year Martin Luther King made his famous “I have a dream” speech. In Toronto, an ambitious young lawyer named Leonard Braithwaite was living his own dream. He was elected in Etobicoke under the Liberal banner and became Ontario’s first black MPP, sitting in opposition. The Harvard Business School graduate died March […]

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Commonwealth refuses to release report on reforms

Commonwealth refuses to release report on reforms

| October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Commonwealth leaders are sitting on a groundbreaking report prepared by their own advisory group that has concluded the 54-nation organization will lose international relevancy and moral authority unless it institutes key reforms. The warning comes from the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group, an 11-person panel – which includes Canadian Senator Hugh Segal – appointed by Commonwealth […]

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