Local News: Trustees again consider school tailored for blacks
Admitting it is failing some students of colour, the Toronto public board could open a black-focused school as early as next fall.
Two community meetings are planned in the next week to discuss the idea of an "African-centred alternative school" from junior kindergarten to Grade 8 that would have more black teachers, black mentors, more focus on students' heritage and more parent involvement.
Note:The Toronto Star
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Local News: Become a Mentor
The Youth Affairs Committee (YAC), a youth wing of the The Jamaican Canadian
Association (JCA), a non-profit social services organization, in partnership
with Metro Toronto Public Housing (MTPH), is currently recruiting mentors for
our Mentorship Program, which is geared towards youth between the ages of
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Local News: Carol Allen speaks about son Keegan Allen
As many of you already know, my 18 year-old son Keegan was senselessly shot in the head on Thanksgiving Sunday, Oct 7, 2007 while he was watching a dance competition at a Banquet Hall in Toronto. He was hooked up to life support, but he died in hospital on Tuesday, October 9th from his severe injuries.
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Local News: ''da Kink'' Premeres on Global - October 14
'da Kink in My Hair, a new Global Original Series, follows the lives of a group of women who let their hair down in more ways than one at Letty's, a vibrant and bustling hair salon in Toronto's Caribbean community.
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Local News: R.I.P. - CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF KEEGAN 'SPECKZ' ALLEN
My heart, prayers and deepest sympathy goes out to my friend Carol Allen and her family for the lost of her beloved pride & joy..........her only son Keegan Allen.
Keegan SPECKZ Allen, a loving and positive 18 year old was shot in the head early Sunday morning while attending an all-ages Dance Competition at the Hungarian House Cultural Centre on St. Clair Ave. West. He quickly slipped away late yesterday afternoon when he was removed from life support.
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Local News: RYERSON UNIVERSITY PRESENTS A TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA
Ryerson University is pleased to present, in concert with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (Canada) (NMCF Canada), a special Tribute to Nelson Mandela gala-film screening. On October 17, 2007, the University will host an evening of celebration to mark the achievements of the courageous South African leader and the Children’s Fund he founded. The centrepiece of the event is the Canadian premiere of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation at 8:00 p.m., at the Ryerson Theatre
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Local News: LKTYP thrilled to present cherished musical, The Wizard of Oz
Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People (LKTYP) is proud to present The Wizard of Oz, one of the most beloved stories of the twentieth century! Filled with all the magic and wonder of L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece, The Wizard of Oz will run on the Mainstage November 4 to December 30.
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Local News: Ontario leader apologizes for ''ghetto dude'' e-mail
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The premier of Ontario has apologized to a young black man who received an e-mail from a government worker referring to him as a "ghetto dude", officials said.
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