Rosie Awori

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Maya Johnson becomes the face of CTV montreal News

Fifteen years after joining the station, she becomes its first Black news anchor Rosie Awori Maya Johnson continues to raise the bar even as she reaches extraordinary heights in her journalism career. Come March 2021 Johnson will take the mantle as CTV’s first Black female full-time news anchor on the 5 pm and 11:30 pm newscasts. The way she sees it this new role comes at a time where everyone has an interest in the news, and many are looking to credible sources to help them make sense of the news. So she takes the obligations that comes with being …

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Remembering Jerry Rawlings, former president of Ghana

“A great tree has fallen, and Ghana is poorer for this loss,” “Africa has lost a stalwart of Pan-Africanism and a charismatic continental statesman…” These are the sentiments of current Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo after the demise of former president Jerry Rawlings at age 73 from COVID-19 complications. Rawlings is remembered for his two military coups in 1979 and 1981 that were marked by executions of senior military officials before finally becoming the democratically elected president in 1981. He was backed by a radical underground organisation known as the Free Africa Movement, who envisioned a united Africa free from corruption …

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Film-maker Henri Pardo and his wealth of creative endeavours

Kanaval is set for a screen near to you. Feature documentary Jackie Robinson, soon to be released and Black Wealth Media will showcase Afrocentric stories online Rosie Awori (LJl) Motivated by his passion to promote diverse Black stories, Montreal based film maker, Henri Pardo has been curating content geared to promoting the Black narrative for the past 15 years and now his passion is taking him to the next level. Netflix and The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) have chosen his project to potentially benefit from their inaugural development accelerator program. His film Kanaval (creole for Carnival) is among the films …

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Answers to life’s Obstacles

Rosie Awori (LJl) Reading is known to transport the reader to places they’ve never been or seen. It gives a chance to try an infinite amount of lives, explore different characters, worlds and experiences. Stories are the doorway to so many possibilities. And Shinnely Jonas has understood this, and expresses it in her debut novel, ‘The Answers to Obstacles in One’s Life.’ An insight into Jonas’ journey from the age of 19 to 24 when she published, the book gives a keen look into her life and the lessons she learned along the way. “This book gives the reader a …

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Federal government invests in the anti-racism struggle

Rosie Awori (LJl) The Canadian government highlighted 16 Quebec anti-racism projects, aimed at removing systemic barriers faced by Indigenous peoples, racialized communities, and religious minorities in the country. The projects are part of a $15-million Anti-Racism Action Program which funded 85 local, regional, and national initiatives, as well as outcomes-based activities that address racism and discrimination in all forms. “This program is actually about empowering enabling communities to develop the solutions that the country needs. So. as much as the government oftentimes feel that they have all the answers, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and our government recognizes that Canadians have …

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“Running Riddim” features Vern Maytone, Donna Makeda, Shakky Allyene, Desi Ranks,

Indie Rootz Records Releases New Music For The Times Rosie Awori Throughout this pandemic and in the mist of the on-going struggle for social justice, music remains a source of comfort and joy to many. Montreal based label Indie-Rootz Records, recognizes that and used the down period when event both outdoor and indoor have been put on hold to put together a project that overflows with inspiration and vibes. The project features several top reggae talents from Quebec and Ontario and rides on “The Running Riddim,” which was put together by two Montrealers Garnett “Bobby” Pottinger a highly rated musician …

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END SARS PROTEST ROCK NIGERIA

Africa is bleeding “We want to appeal to the Nigerian government to stop killing us, we just want to speak out against police brutality and corruption.” One protestor speaks on TV and his voice breaks as he recounts the events of October 20, in Nigeria. For the past month, Nigeria has been rocked by nationwide protest against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) group. And on October 20, Nigerian military opened fire on unarmed protesters killing 10 and injuring scores. And in response the Nigerian government said the citizens shouldn’t have been out protesting as there is a curfew underway. But …

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Quebec Tightens COVID-19 Measures At Schools

High school students told to wear masks Rosie Awori – LJI Reporter As the second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak threatens Quebec, new guidelines are being rushed into place at schools across the province to ensure the safety of students and educators. As of October 8, students in high-schools are being told to wear masks at all times at school, including in class and on school grounds. The announcement was made by Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge who indicated that masks can be taken off for physical education classes. At a recent press conference, Roberge spoke also of further reducing class …

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Searching for peace among Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta held talks on the standoff over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd), according to Egyptian officials. The two leaders met in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, in early October as President Kenyatta returned home from France. A brief from Egypt’s spokesperson said: “The meeting touched on the latest regional developments of mutual interest, especially concerning the issue of the Renaissance Dam, as it was agreed to intensify coordination between the two countries during the coming period on this sensitive and vital issue”. Recently, the tensions among Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia over the Grand …

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Educators respond to the COVID-19 challenge

It’s scary but we have to go to school everyday Rosie Awori – LJI Reporter Many of Quebec’s almost 250,000 teachers found themselves clamouring after the directive to go back to school for in person learning was issued by the provincial government. Some educators had welcomed the return to school but most underscored that it needed to be done in a safe way. “I love teaching but with how the situation is, it’s not anything that I’ve ever envisioned teaching under these circumstances.” Sabi Hinkson, science teacher and family coordinator at Loyola High school speaks to the CONTACT on her …

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