This VIDEO is extremely powerful and one that will resonate within our community for several years to come. Every now and then we need to remind our selves of how far we have come but also how far we still have to go.
(((+))) We Africans often take history as it has been narrated to us and do little questioning. But, as the proverb tell us, unless we have our own story-teller, the oppressors will always have the best part of the story. To free ourselves from oppression, we must tell our history from our own viewpoint.
“Throughout my life I have believed thoroughly in the power of education, and that belief is the grand gift of my mother, Mae Rose, gave me. The title of this book, the quote “Go to school, you’re a little black boy,” is hers, and I have used it to honour her insight and wisdom. Those words, her words, have been a the core of what I have accomplished in this life. She was a mere maid, but her knowledge and foresight transcended her station in life; she knew that accepting defeat was easy, but success was possible, and education was the vehicle to take you there. She was right, and it has.” – The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander
Lincoln Alexander, the popular former lieutenant governor of Ontario, has died at age 90.
Alexander, Canada’s first black MP and cabinet minister, was lieutenant governor from 1985 to 1991.
Alexander was well liked by people of all walks of life and loved to joke about a highway in Hamilton being named after him even though he never held a driver’s licence.
He was MP for the riding for Hamilton West from 1968 to 1980.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of the Hon. Lincoln Alexander, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario,” current Lieutenant Governor David Onley tweeted Friday.
“A great Canadian, a great man. In the name of Her Majesty and the people of Ontario, our condolences to his wife Marni and his family,” Onley said.
By Richard J. Brennan
Charlie Roach was a human rights activist and lawyer who fought for migrant rights, battled systemic racism and advocated for equality in community halls, on the streets and in court.
A leader in Toronto’s black community, he died of brain cancer Tuesday, still fighting to gain Canadian citizenship without swearing an oath to the Queen. He was 79.
(((+))) This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, QUIT. If you don’t have enough time, STOP watching T.V If you are looking for the love of your life, STOP; they will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you LOVE.
On September 23rd, 2012 the 6th annual Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture wrapped up at Dundas Square.
Sunday’s all day outdoor block party saw Yonge & Dundas Square transformed into a multidisciplinary urban arts playground, highlighting some of Toronto’s finest artists, and vendors. Numerous workshops along with a bboy/bgirl open dance floor and open graffiti wall, were just a few of the many things spectators could have participated in at this unique event.
I am proud to introduce and launch a special package brought to you by JC68 called the “Legacy” Package. This package will include a signed copy of my book titled The John Carlos Story: The Moment That Changed the World, a signed copy of a “1968 Reminisce” digital print and one of the available sizes “Unity” fist tee.
Check out the first single and video by Major Lazer titled “Get Free”, off the new album “Free The Universe”, produced by Iconoclast. This unique video, which was shot in Jamaica by SoME, features a cameo appearance of LIWI’s orginal “1968″ t-shirt.
The “MAN” himself Donovan Bailey supporting and wearing Dr. John Carlos’s signature series t-shirt titled the “UNITY” tee. LIWI is proud to welcome Donovan into the LIWI family and wishes him success with his new endeavors.
“You can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people. You can’t save the people if you don’t serve the people.” ― Cornel West
Last week we lost a great friend and Visionary. Royette Baptiste, TV host of Caribbean Vibrations, passed away most unexpectedly. Words cannot express my shock and sadness at this terrible news about our friend. First and foremost, my sympathies and prayers go out to Alain and the Baptiste’s family.