“Get involved.” It’s something that Garrison Duke has said to inspire both colleagues and clients he has worked with in the not-for-profit sector for the past 15 years. “Get involved. Grow with skills and help sustain yourself through work and community connection.” In this Afro News community member profile, we find that he is following [...]
As children near and far return to school, The Afro News highlights yet another story of individual and community achievements that support youth education. Through its support of the Sage Foundation , The Afro News has provided scholarships and other support dedicated to the development of youth and continued education opportunities locally. With its international [...]
I think of myself as being blessed and fortunate in my life. I had the opportunity to experience life both as an impoverished and successful person and have the privilege of influencing and helping people change their life. As the Chinese proverb says if you want to plan for one year plant rice, if you want to plan for ten years plant trees if you want to plan for a century educate people.
We need to speak out, and to use all venues and channels of distribution. (The Afro News is one excellent example of this.) There is an unfair push to imply that there are few black people in Canada, and in the west in particular. These myths must always be countered. We are here, and we are significant. We must speak that truth, everywhere.
As we celebrate Black History Month and President’s Day, the nation should mute the loud talk about our future president and quietly reflect on the accomplishments of our current president, Barack Obama. History will reveal in short time, that Obama ranks as one of our nation’s best presidents. As a political science professor of 20 [...]
It just requires some imagination and a few (but important) tweaks to existing pension and income tax laws What do Canadians want out of a national pension system? I think it's safe to guess they want at least the following: a system that can be trusted, the lowest cost possible, high rates of return on [...]
‘Becoming a Mom was the best thing for me, even though I was just starting my music career. My career didn’t define me and still does not. I always wanted to achieve my dreams with my family and wanted to teach my children that they can do anything they want to do’, exclaimed Canadian Pop Artist Singer/Songwriter Marika Siewe
Being a woman is hard work. Not without joy and even ecstasy, but still relentless, unending work
August 15, 1803 – August 2, 1877 Sir James Douglas , often referred to as the “Father of British Columbia” was born in what is now called Guyana. He was the son of a Black mother and a White Scotsman, a merchant. The fact that Douglas was a person of colour does not always get [...]
Campaigns loom large right now in Canada. Elections are coming locally and nationally. It’s a good time to touch on how we came to this democracy and the stability our citizens enjoy, relative to many other parts of the world. It’s time to speak also of our responsibility as a collective to meet the challenge [...]