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Dancing Garbage Man

Dancing Garbage Man

Unnamed dancing garbage collectorPhoto Credit: Tysa Fagan A dancing waste collector is putting smiles on the faces of people in Brampton.  On Jan. 20, the yet unnamed young man was caught dancing while emptying green bins into a truck.  Brampton entrepreneur...

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Jamaican Jazz Fest

Jamaican Jazz Fest

SevanaPhoto Credit: Jamaican Jazz and Blues Festival Jazz fans rejoice! The Jamaican Jazz and Blues Festival returns March 4-6, 2021.  This year’s festival is a virtual, interactive event with an artisan village and pre-festival band search. Other events include...

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Author Wins Award

Author Wins Award

Nalo HopkinsonPhoto Credit: Tania Anderson/Nalo Hopkinson Nalo Hopkinson, a Jamaican-born Canadian science fiction and fantasy writer, has won a prestigious writing award.  Hopkinson was named the 37th Damon Knight Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy...

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Reggae Singer Dies

Reggae Singer Dies

Yvonne SterlingPhoto Credit: Jamaica Gleaner Yvonne Sterling, the Jamaican reggae singer, died in hospital on Jan. 18 after suffering a stroke two weeks ago. The singer, 64, was receiving treatment at Kingston Public Hospital.  Tamara Harrison, Sterling’s niece,...

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Nigerian Animated Film

Nigerian Animated Film

Lady Buckit And The Motley MopstersPhoto Credit: ID AFRICA Nigeria’s first animated film is packing the movie theatres across the West African nation.  Lady Buckit and the Motley Mopsters centres around the life of Bukky, a happy 8-year-old whose carefree life is...

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Church To Be Repaired

Church To Be Repaired

Salem Chapel British Methodist Episcopal churchPhoto Credit: Salem Chapel BME The Salem Chapel British Methodist Episcopal church in St. Catharines, built by Harriet Tubman and other freed slaves, is getting much needed repairs.  The church, a national historic...

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One Night In Miami

One Night In Miami

Aldis Hodge, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Leslie Odom Jr., Eli GoreePhoto Credit: Amazon Studios Take four black men, revered in their chosen fields, and put them together for one night.  That is the simple basis for Regina King’s directorial debut, One Night In Miami. But...

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Harris’s Oath of Office

Harris’s Oath of Office

Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisPhoto Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Jan. 20, when Kamala Harris becomes Vice-President of the United States, she will be surrounded by family, friends, and history.  One friend will be Supreme Court Justice Sonia...

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MLK Biopic

MLK Biopic

Martin Luther King Jr. at the March on Washington in 1963. Photo Credit: Central Press/Getty Images It is common knowledge that the Federal Bureau of Investigation followed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The depth of the FBI’s surveillance of King, and...

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Duke Bootee Dies

Duke Bootee Dies

Edward Fletcher, who wrote and performed under the name Duke Bootee.Photo Credit: Geoff L Johnson Photography Duke Bootee, who co-wrote and appeared on Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s classic “The Message” died Jan. 13 at the age of 69.  Born Edward...

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Lee Kids Honoured

Lee Kids Honoured

From left, Jackson Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee, Spike Lee, and Satchel Lee. Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File Satchel and Jackson Lee, the daughter and son of award-winning director Spike Lee, are the 2021 Golden Globe Ambassadors. The Hollywood Foreign Press...

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Lady Gaga to Sing Anthem

Lady Gaga to Sing Anthem

Lady Gaga. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Lady Gaga will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Jan. 20.  The much-anticipated event begins at 11:30 a.m. ET. After taking the oath of office, Biden becomes the...

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