Category: Non-African black community

Jamaican-born St. John’s man has work permit reinstated, plans to stay for now

Machel Rayner, 31, has lived in St. John’s for eight years. (Bruce Tilley/CBC) Machel Rayner, the Jamaican-born man who feared having to leave his adopted country of Canada, has had his work permit reinstated by the Newfoundland and Labrador government. Rayner, 31, received tremendous support after a CBC News story aired Thursday morning on his plight to stay […]

Police seek Montreal man Louis Edcar Augustin suspected of assault, sex crimes

Police seek Montreal man suspected of assault, sex crimes Louis Edcar Augustin is facing charges of assault, receiving a material benefit derived from sexual services, advertising sexual services and procurement. SPVM A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for a Montreal man who is facing charges of assault, receiving a material benefit derived from sexual services, […]

Haitians made wrong move by crossing from U.S. to Canada: Housefather The tens of thousands of Haitians, especially those living in the U.S. for many years, who have crossed the border from the United States to Quebec through Roxham Road near Hemmingford in recent years, made the wrong decision, says Mount Royal MP Anthony Housefather. The MP was responding to a constituent at his quarterly town […]

Journalism grads start news agency for African-Nova Scotians Tundè Balogun and Sandra Hannebohm have started Objective News Agency, an independent media business in Halifax to investigate stories relating to the African-Nova Scotian community. (Robert Short/CBC) Their business is run out of the living room of Balogun’s Gottingen Street apartment in north-end Halifax. He edits on a donated desktop computer. Hannebohm sits across the […]

Halifax is not Canada’s Black Mecca Tundé Balogun is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. He is owner of The Objective News Agency, a special investigative documentary-style news outlet covering issues important to Black communities that mainstream media miss. Find out more at SANDRA C. HANNEBOHM From education to employment, government and media, Halifax has a blatant culture of systemic racism. In […]