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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Ghettos Are Not Gated Communities

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The tides are changing and our youth are demanding better treatment for its marginalized citizens. As the number of violent encounters on...

We are the Best Agents for Change

BY KATHY MCDONALD When one is continuously exposed to the senseless killing of Black males by police in the US, Canada or any other jurisdiction,...

Keep on Trucking

BY KATHY MCDONALD  My dear readers, the way I see it educating our community is the best and dare I say, the only way to...

Reflections: A Call to Action.

As I reflect on the academic year that was I am reminded of the numerous examples of the magnificent initiatives that the PDSB as...

Gratitude, Perseverance & Resilience

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The graduation season is here so I would like to offer some thoughts on graduating and the next steps. As the parent...

Be an Agent For Change

BY KATHY MCDONALD  This weekend has truly been edifying for me and I would like to share some of the messages that resonated with me....

I Am Amazing

There. I said it. I am amazing. These are the words I wish we would encourage our young people to say every day. We...

Exams, Sleep and Stress

BY KATHY MCDONALD Have you tried talking to an IB student lately? I would not recommend it as most of them are in the throes of...

The Man in the Arena

BY KATHY MCDONALD  On April 15th I had the pleasure of attending the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation Awards and Scholarships, followed by the...

Bullying

BY KATHY MCDONALD  After receiving an email from a grade six student regarding bullying on April 11th, I decided to rewrite my column. This is...

Community News

Diversity Wins – TBFF ’18 Delivers Family Fun And Meaningful Discussion

BY: JELANI GRANT Based on the continuous flow of new talent highlighted each year of the Toronto Black Film Festival, the growth and development of...

Get in the Game – A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO Ever had an out of body experience? That’s what it feels like to be surrounded by the digitally designed world of Virtual...

Canada Joins The Movement – Building Better Opportunities For Black Canadians With The  International...

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO For generations, Canada has been known as the land of opportunity. Individuals have immigrated from all over the world to share their...

Get Away & Play! Sports Travel Experts Announce Caribbean Cup Tennis Series

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO Sports and charity go hand in hand, a testament to the athletes that dedicate their hard work and efforts in more ways...

3rd Annual Looking Back into the Future Conference

BY: JELANI GRANT  Channon Oyeniran held her 3rd Annual Looking Back Into The Future Conference over the past weekend. The conference, held at the Ajax...