Fashion & Highlights from HJA 2012 – Part2

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Fitzroy Gordon President, of G98.7 received the Heritage and Youth award. Fitzroy  has more than 20 years of experience in Canadian broadcasting, including roles as a sports reporter, talk show host, R&B/Gospel music host, television call-in show host, and President/CEO of GCI Radio (a carrier of international live sports, talk and music programs). He is […]

Fashion & Highlights from HJA 2012 – Part1

What a Stunning Evening! The Harry Jerome Awards 30th year anniversary was a tremendous success; it was an all encompassing celebration. A sensational extravaganza filled with exciting and memorable moments and performances that entertained and engaged the audience. In addition to being a spectacular event, it was a great atmosphere for networking and reuniting with […]

30 years of the BBPA’s Harry Jerome Adwards

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“Never give up” was Harry Jerome’s motto.  (www.canadaswalkoffame.com/inductees) When you take a look at his life and his accomplishments it is easy to see that he did his very best to live up to that motto whenever he could. He was a stellar example of the phenomenal achievements that can be reached when one pursues […]

An Interview with MLK award winner Tonya Lee Williams

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Over the past three decades, millions of viewers have witnessed Tonya Lee Williams climb the career ladder and establish herself as a multifaceted entrepreneur. In addition to her many achievements, Ms. Williams was honoured at the 26th Annual Vision Celebration Gala on January 28th, 2012 by the Black Theatre Workshop with the prestigious Dr. Martin […]

Let’s Move Forward

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One summer day, my brother-in-law, Vince, said:  “That’s why I would never hire a black lawyer. I know that you like to support black people, Angela. See what happened, though? I’m telling you: Sometimes it’s better to deal with other people”. The thing is, my brother in law is a proud black man. Moreover, he […]

Hope is in the air for Haïti

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Last month I went to Haïti to lend whatever help I could as the country continues to rebuild after the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010. BIM asked me to contribute a piece summarizing my experience there but be quite honest, I couldn’t give anyone a quick retelling of my trip without leaving out hugely […]

Micro-Credit Program to Jump Start the Black Creek Business Community

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The micro-credit loan-support program, launched one year ago and bestows the residents of Toronto’s Black Creek community with the opportunity to build up their neighbourhood, one business at a time. In recognition of the neighbourhood’s vast potential and cultural richness, and the Black Creek Micro-Credit Program seeks to support small-business incubation and growth by reducing […]

International Women’s Day: Celebrating African Canadian Women

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When I reflect on what International Women’s Day represents for many, it can be expressed in this single verse. “We know that we are walking in footprints made deep by the confident strides of women who parted the air before them like the forces of nature that you are.” This powerful proclamation is taken from […]

The Real McCoy: Michael Duck – a “Sure Shot” to make Black History

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When one hears the story about Michael Duck, founder and president of A.C. Dispensing Equipment Inc. and inventor of the SureShot® Dispenser, a few inspirational phrases come to mind like Never give up. . . . Stay connected to yourself and . . . Maintain a sense of wonder! In the Beginning . . . […]

Black Daddies Club (BDC) – A Movement Built On Love

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“We need fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception. We need them to realize that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child – It’s the courage to raise one.”
President Barack Obama – Father’s Day Speech – June 2008 on his campaign trail.