Black Habits: A Revolutionary Evolution
There was a time when black men and women accepted an invitation to meet regularly in Toronto for the sole purpose of discussing what was wrong and what was right in their lives.
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World News: Jamaican activist sues bank for slavery
A Jamaican youth activist in New York has filed a slavery genocide lawsuit in State Court in Brooklyn, demanding compensation for Barclays Bank's alleged role in enslaving his Jamaican ancestors and the "resulting destruction" of his African ethnic and national identity.
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Local News: Jazz legend, Oscar Peterson dead at age 82
Oscar Emmanuel Peterson will be honoured
posthumously next month at a prestigious annual gathering of the global jazz
community in Toronto.
Entertainment: Ike Turner dead at age 76
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock 'n' roll pioneer Ike Turner, whose achievements as one of the founding fathers of the genre were overshadowed by ex-wife Tina Turner's claims that he regularly beat her for almost two decades, died on Wednesday at his home near San Diego. He was 76.
Note:By Bob Tourtellotte and Dean Goodman
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World News: Nobel Peace Prize winner claims AIDS virus was deliberately created as bio agent
There's actually quite a lot of evidence supporting the theory that the AIDS virus was deliberately created. Now, a Nobel Peace Prize winner back the theory with her own statements about the origin of the AIDS virus
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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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National News: Acclaimed skin-whitening studies from Ottawa raise racism concerns
Award-winning research by Ottawa biochemists into technology that makes dark skin fairer is renewing controversy about a type of cosmetic product worth billions in Asian markets.
Posted by jcohen on Tuesday, October 30 @ 15:03:12 MST (7415 reads)
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World News: Vit D Recommendation Missing From Breast Cancer Task Force Report on Black Women
Once in a great while, a report emerges from the medical establishment that's so
myopic and devoid of wisdom that it boggles the mind.
Posted by jcohen on Thursday, October 25 @ 18:34:36 MST (7028 reads)
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Caribbean News: Reggae artist Beenie Man faces arrest in tax case
KINGSTON (Reuters) - A Jamaican judge issued an arrest warrant for reggae musician Beenie Man after he failed to turn up in court to answer tax evasion charges on Tuesday.
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