Ontario

by Christen N. James

Michael Coteau

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TweetMichael Coteau, Politician, Member of Provincial Parliament. Born: Huddersfield, Yorkshire England When he moved to Canada with his family at the age of 4, Michael grew up with humble means in Flemingdon Park; his mother cleaned buildings and his father was a maintenance worker. With every step he has taken in his professional life, his […]

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by Christen N. James

Naila Keleta-Mae

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TweetNaila Keleta-Mae, Artist-Scholar Born: Mississauga, ON Naila. One name. This one name brings to mind so many talents: an artist, a poet, a storyteller, a scholar, an educator, an actor. One person that has made a pivotal career existing in between being an artist and a scholar – she is no more one than the other. […]

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by Lori-Ann

Tonya Lee Williams

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TweetTonya Lee Williams, Actress, Founder & Executive Director Reel World Film Festival. Born: England Tonya Lee Williams was born on July 12th in London England and then moved to Jamaica when she was just a year old. Because of her health issues as a child, her mother ensured she was always involved in things she could […]

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by Christen N. James

Lincoln M. Alexander – In Memoriam

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TweetLincoln M. Alexander, Politician, Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Born: Toronto, Ontario. Known as a man of many firsts, Lincoln MacCauley Alexander is a name synonymous with the word Legend. To simply say he lived an extraordinary life does not encapsulate his long list of accomplishments and achievements. Born in a time when being black […]

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by Fiona Raye Clarke

Maurice Bygrave

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TweetDr. Maurice Bygrave, Dentist/Co-Founder of Caribana, Executive Committee Born: St. Ann, Jamaica Maurice Bygrave was born in Browns Town, St. Ann, Jamaica and learned a sense of responsibility at an early age. His father left the family to be part of the farm workers program in the US to better support the family. Maurice’s mother […]

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by Fiona Raye Clarke

Romain Pitt

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TweetRomain W. M. Pitt, Judge / Co-Founder of Caribana, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board Born: Grenada Romain Pitt was born in 1935 in Grenada and was the nephew of the first black lawyer in Ontario: B.J. Pitt. He would eventually follow in his uncle’s footsteps by making legal history in Ontario. Like many people […]

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by Mischa Jackson

Elicser Elliott

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TweetPhoto by: Justin Morris Elicser Elliott, Graffiti Artist Born Montreal Elicser Elliott is a Toronto based aerosol artist whose creations adorn the cultural landscape here and abroad.  As an integral part of downtown Toronto’s street art community for over a decade, he has been recognized for his artistry and praised by both street and fine […]

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