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Austin Clarke Wins Toronto Book Award

By michelle-lee The Afro News Ontario Barbados-born, Toronto resident Austin Clarke has won the 2009 Toronto Book Award for his novel “More”. The novel portrays an immigrant Caribbean woman set against the backdrop of gang violence in Toronto. The jury praised Clarke for “painting a vivid and powerful portrait of a Black woman’s four-day journey […]

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Service to the Community Recognized

By michelle-lee The Afro News Ontario Toronto lawyer Sandra Thomas was presented with the 2009 Lincoln Alexander Award in recognition of her tireless community service. Thomas says her parents, who came to Canada in 1955 from Trinidad & Tobago, were her inspiration. Her father, Dr. Ferdinand Thomas, a successful medical General practitioner, was always available […]

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Weekes Moves On and Makes History

Former NHL goalie Kevin Weekes (Florida, Vancouver, N.Y. Islanders, Tampa bay, Carolina, NY Rangers and New Jersey, over 11 career years) became the first Black on-air commentator on the popular Hockey Night in Canada TV show when CBC

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Merlin le Faucon

Par Réjean Beaulieu The Afro News Vancouver Merlin n’était pas un faucon typique ou “moyen”. Bien sûr, il adorait planer en volant, chanter sa bonne humeur tôt le matin, ou encore grignoter sur des souris de champ observés à refiler des messages le temps d’une fringale, pour son maître dans cette terre lointaine perdue dans […]

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Notes on This Remembrance Day 2009

By Helena Kaufman, Last night I had the strangest dream I’d ever dreamed before ,I dreamed the world had all agreed ,To put an end to war ,Words and music by Ed McCurdy What we remember when we are awake in the light of day on November 11 is Veteran’s Day, Poppy Day, Armistice Day […]

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A Day of Action for Canadian Congolese Women

By Evelyne Mudahemuka The Afro News Montreal On last june 11,2009, one hundred Canadians from the Congolese communities of Montreal, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa and Gatineau arrived on Parliament Hill to raise awareness of the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They came to ask our government assume a leadership role in […]

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NIGERIAN NATIONAL DAY GALA NITE

By Len Chan The Afro News Calgary The Nigerian Canadian Association of Calgary hosted its 16th Annual Gala Nite celebrating the 49th Anniversary of Independence for Nigeria. This event was held at the Thorncliffe Community Centre. The theme for 2009 was ” Strength In Diversity”. The President of the Nigerian Association is Dr. Samuel O  […]

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Carbohydrates a friend or foe

By Diane Dutchin The Afro News Vancouver We’ve all heard of the “no carbs diet” or have gotten on the train at some point for a quick ride to shed those unwanted pounds of fat. For some strange reason this rave, craze or however you’ll want to label it has stuck around with its fair […]

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Pan Fried Mediterranean Prawns with Three Colored Bell Peppers

By Chef Honore Gbedze Serves 4 people Preparation time – 5 Minutes Cooking Time – 5 Minutes

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Reforming Leadership Across Africa Author: J. William Addai

Increasingly, leadership has emerged as a key factor in Africa’s progress. Bewildered leadership schemes have seen a good part of post-independent Africa sinking, some leading to horrible civil wars and state paralysis.

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