Father Jim served Montreal well
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Father Jim served Montreal well

Thirty-eight years ago when Archdeacon James W. Bennett introduced himself to Montrealers on the pulpit of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Cote des Neiges, the Black and Caribbean community...

Summer in the City 2022
Community News

Summer in the City 2022

Faybee’s at McKenzie Park on June 24 The Saint Jean Baptiste (Quebec’s national day) celebration is a day for many in our community to get outdoors and enjoy some...

No love as factions disagree over Jamaica Day
Community News

No love as factions disagree over Jamaica Day

Cue strains of Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’ with wisps of smoke carrying the smell of jerk seasoning and other delightful scents in the mid-summer sunshine and breeze on the...

SPICE ISLAND FESTIVAL BACK at Vinet Park
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SPICE ISLAND FESTIVAL BACK at Vinet Park

By Gemma Raeburn-Baynes This year’s Spice Island Cultural Festival is back at Vinet Park in Little Burgundy on July 9. Organizers say the two-year hiatus gave them an opportunity...

Florence Phillips-Westmoreland looks back at a different Montreal
Special Features

Florence Phillips-Westmoreland looks back at a different Montreal

It’s easy to describe Florence Phillips-Westmoreland as a people’s person, after all her readily discernable effervescence combined with her gift of gab make it pleasurable for anyone to engage...

Social justice is important to new CdN/NDG borough mayor
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Social justice is important to new CdN/NDG borough mayor

Rosie Awori (LJI) Grace Kasoki Katahwa’s goal was clear when she entered the nursing field a decade or so ago: “I wanted to ensure that when I wake up...

The Black man’s burden
Opinions

The Black man’s burden

Historian Dorothy Williams once described Montreal’s Black community as “a vibrant, multicultural, multilingual consisting of Blacks from Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Canada and Latin America.” She went on say...

A Black Community in distress
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A Black Community in distress

Submitted by Rhema Walters In memory of Shawn Birch and all the other Blacks killed by other Blacks. My young nephew was stabbed in his heart by another black...

Leon Llewellyn: A lifetime of art
Community News

Leon Llewellyn: A lifetime of art

“In every society, the artist has an important role. They use their work to give voice (expression) to ideas and to change as well as to make what is...

Two months after her son Jannai was killed, Charla Dopwell is searching for peace of mind
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Two months after her son Jannai was killed, Charla Dopwell is searching for peace of mind

“I miss him… I miss him… I miss him,” laments Charla Dopwell as she contemplates Christmas and the holidays without her son Jannai. The 16-year-old was accosted by three...