Letter from the Editor: March 2020

Godwin Ifedi Editor Photo by Darren Goldstein/DSG Photo.

Good morning all

As we enter the month of March, one begins to see glimmers of the spring, comforting thoughts in the middle of a rather dreary winter. This month’s edition is dominated by Black History Month events, starting with Prime Minister Trudeau’s cameo interview at the Ottawa government of Canada celebration, our Top Story. Other Black History Month events featured include African Day on the Hill, Ottawa Church of God; the coloured hockey celberations with iconic pioneer Willie O’Rea in attendance; MP Chandra Arya dinner with African Canadians, all rounded off with the Black Hisory Month gala organised by Yomi and Kelly Pratt.

The recent blockades of the country’s rail system by indigenous people is analysed in historical context by columnist Andy Kusi-Appiah. Youth Editor Ililli Ahmed gives an insightful review of the Gift of Jazz, while newcomer columnist Ifeoma Chinwuba reviews the novel “Orchestra of Minorities”. We bring you more accolades on the late Professor Pius Adesammi, this time by his former colleague and friend Professor Nduka Otiono. We join our readers in congratulating Zvondai Muchenje for the Ontario Arts award.

Here is the result of the February 2020 poll:

Are you confident that Canada can cope with the corona virus that started out in China?

Yes 80% No 20%

Thank you to all who voted in the survey. Remember to vote in the March 2010 poll:

Do you support the manner in which the Government of Canada handled the indigenous rail blockage?

Happy March greetings to you and your loved ones.

Godwin Ifedi


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