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This Pioneer Woman Stands Tall

Egbert Gaye It’s easy to tell that Ms. Thelma Johnson is a giant, just look at the amount of people who’ve been standing on her shoulders. From the hundreds of students in Canada and Jamaica whose educational journey has been made easier by the bursaries and scholarships that she helped to facilitate to the community of women who has been empowered by her activism and advocacy, Ms. Thelma stands tall among us. More than that, so many of those who are infirm, marginalized and shut-in can still depend on her for a visit and a caring hand. But don’t expect …

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A Journey Back to Happier Times

Contact  STAFF The Umoja Reunion weekend continues to be an important ritual for many in the community who are held together by the bonds formed during their formative years in Montreal in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. So every two years they come from places far and wide, such Florida, New York Alberta, Toronto and Ottawa to celebrate and to catch up with each other. According to Phillip Alleyne, a former social worker at Batshaw Youth and Family Services, the bonds remain tight among the group “because of the close-knit community that we had back then.” He says the strength …

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All Roads lead to the CCAA Hall of Fame for Julieth Lewis

Highest Canadian College honor for a child of the community and former Dawson Blues basketballer Egbert Gaye When former Dawson Blues standout Julieth Lewis received the call informing her that she was among five individuals to be inducted into the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association’s (CCAA) Hall Of Fame, first came the pride of the achievement then the memories of those days at the Showmart Gym in downtown Montreal when she and her teammates ruled the roost in women college basketball. “Truth is, I didn’t even know that the CCAA had a Hall Of Fame, so when I learned that I …

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This Pioneer Woman Stands Tall

Egbert Gaye It’s easy to tell that Ms. Thelma Johnson is a giant, just look at the amount of people who’ve been standing on her shoulders. From the hundreds of students in Canada and Jamaica whose educational journey has been made easier by the bursaries and scholarships that she helped to facilitate to the community of women who has been empowered by her activism and advocacy, Ms. Thelma stands tall among us. More than that, so many of those who are infirm, marginalized and shut-in can still depend on her for a visit and a caring hand. But don’t expect …

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A Journey Back to Happier Times

Contact  STAFF The Umoja Reunion weekend continues to be an important ritual for many in the community who are held together by the bonds formed during their formative years in Montreal in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. So every two years they come from places far and wide, such Florida, New York Alberta, Toronto and Ottawa to celebrate and to catch up with each other. According to Phillip Alleyne, a former social worker at Batshaw Youth and Family Services, the bonds remain tight among the group “because of the close-knit community that we had back then.” He says the strength …

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All Roads lead to the CCAA Hall of Fame for Julieth Lewis

Highest Canadian College honor for a child of the community and former Dawson Blues basketballer Egbert Gaye When former Dawson Blues standout Julieth Lewis received the call informing her that she was among five individuals to be inducted into the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association’s (CCAA) Hall Of Fame, first came the pride of the achievement then the memories of those days at the Showmart Gym in downtown Montreal when she and her teammates ruled the roost in women college basketball. “Truth is, I didn’t even know that the CCAA had a Hall Of Fame, so when I learned that I …

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No Reggae fest this year

Looking forward to bigger and better in 2019 for 15th Anniversary Contact Staff Every year for the past 14 years, music lovers looked to the month of August when they will make the pillgrimage to the Old Port of Montreal to soak  up a weekend of bliss, when a caravan of international stars come to town for Reggae Fest. This year, however, the music has gone quiet. In a recently released press release organizers of the Montreal International Reggae Festival confirmed what was many reggae lovers biggest fear, that the festival is cancelled for 2018. For weeks there has been …

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RACIAL TERRORISM…

They stopped using guns to subjugate and placate, now its words to dehumanize… Each time I hear another story about the matter dealing with the issue of race and racism, ethnicity, the manifestations and ramifications all I can think of is here we go again. About a week-and-a half or so that I first heard about a group of First Nations kids in Quebec City for a hockey tournament. I refer to it as another ‘here-we-go-again’ incident. Then watching the news a day later I was able to see footage of the incident: First Nations kids were being subjected to …

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One Small Step

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” This is just a reminder to… Do something every day that will bring you a little closer to your goals and calling. Every purposeful step that you take moves you closer to your destiny. Yes, it may be a struggle and it may be challenging at times, but it will be worth it in the end. Progress is impossible without a decision and commitment to change. …

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