Letter from the Editor: September 2017

Godwin Ifedi Editor

Godwin Ifedi

Good morning all

Hope you had a good restful summer.  This month we bring you the first of a new and exciting series on fashion, written by Sara Khembo Alfazem, a newcomer to Ottawa, but a seasoned columnist, who had cut her “editorial teeth” via London, Vancouver and South Africa. We also celebrate the wedding of Tayo and Erica  Olafimihan, our Top Story for September. The couple did their stuff different than most other weddings we’ve covered: first the traditional Burundi/Nigerian wedding on on Saturday August 12 and then the  formal religious wedding a week later. Needless to say, everyone had a bash! The annual Dapo Agoro Fun Day is featured, in memory of a young African Canadian who died tragically young, trying to make peace among friends and foes alike. Other stories include the anti-racism march to the US Embassy in response to the Charlotteville hated-filled events among our southern neighbours.

Expert financial planner Meiz Majoub provides important advice and insight into the often complex matter of life insurance. We also bring you the community consultation hosted by the Government of Ontario as part of its Black Youth Action Plan.  On the Social Scene, what would summer be without the world renowned Toronto Caribbean Festival?  Our Youth in Action team continues to make editorial  waves, as columnist Illili Ahmed challenges our white neighbours to stand up and be counted in her letter: Dear silent white people. On a rather troubling note, we bring you news of thousands of mostly Haitian refugee claimants arriving in Canada from the U.S.A, out of fear of Donald Trump and his racist immigration policies.

Here is the result of the August 2017 poll: Do you feel women should be allowed to go topless in public, just like men?

Yes 29%

No 71%

Thank you to all who voted. And do remember to vote in the September poll:

Did you watch the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor boxing extravaganza?

All these and more in the September edition.


Godwin Ifedi



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