TORONTO Nike Presto Sale , Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- The annual Black History Month in February was observed in Ontario, Canada's most populous province, with events celebrating distinguished Africans who adopted Canada as their homeland.

Toronto's black community was recently pegged at 900,000 strong, the largest across Canada. 1979 marked the year that Toronto became the first municipality in Canada to proclaim Black History Month. This formalized the celebration of the experiences and achievements of African Canadians.

Much of the black cultural influences in Canada came from the United States Nike Presto Off White , the Caribbean and Africa.

February only sparked the flame of black history in Canada. The unique vision in 2015 is that black Canadians can celebrate Canada as their homeland. Toronto Mayor John Tory's focus will be on bringing the city together as "One Toronto."

In a statement, Tory discussed the struggles for equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination that the black community faces. A struggle that the Environics Institute, an NGO that conducts public opinion and social research in Canada, is taking the time to document the exceptional challenges that the black community still experiences living in Toronto. In the past, African Canadians have made significant contributions to Canadian identity Nike Presto Red , culture, economy, literature, sports and politics.

But black life has changed. Suelyn Knight, Environics project coordinator Nike Presto Orange , emphasized that "the results are expected to provide a focal point for the black community circa 2015 to better harness its assets and expand its successes broadly throughout the entire community." The narrative created will further expand the vibrancy of the black community, she added.

Philip Vassel from Word Magazine believed that Canada's unique take on black history is that "it's like Motown, where music is made by blacks but found a universal audience in the process." Blacks in Canada have found a universal audience to become one in Canada.

In downtown Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is featuring Jean Michel Basquiat in an exhibition where timing was a pleasant coincidence. "We've been hoping to arrange an exhibition of Basquiat's work for years," said Andrea-Jo Wilson of the AGO.

Basquiat took the New York City art world by storm in the early 1980s and gained international recognition by creating powerful and expressive works that confronted issues of racism Nike Presto Green , identity and social tension. Although his career was cut short by his untimely death at age 27, his groundbreaking drawings and paintings continue to challenge perceptions, provoke vital dialogues and empower us to think critically about the world around us, said the AGO.

The exhibition titled "Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time" marks the first major retrospective of the artist's work in Canada and will feature close to 85 large-scale paintings and drawings from private collections and public museums across Europe and North America.

Ian Robertson, a visitor to the AGO exhibition Nike Presto Black , told Xinhua, " Basquiat embodies the renaissance and range of African Canadians by unifying our collective pride as an expression of artistic culture." Basquiat once said he painted black protagonists because he didn't see them in paintings.

by Xinhua writers Xia Lin, Mao Pengfei, Zhang Tuo

MEXICO CITY, March 13 (Xinhua) -- The United States has created yet another paradox on international relations in Latin America by slapping sanctions on Venezuela while seeking rapprochement with Cuba Nike Presto White , a long-time foe it has punished for over 50 years with embargo.

In announcing the third set of sanctions against the Venezuelan government in four months, U.S. President Barack Obama declared a national emergency and signed an executive order imposing additional sanctions against several current and former Venezuelan officials over alleged human rights abuses and corruption.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was irate in his preliminary reaction Monday, saying that Obama had taken "the most aggressive" step yet against Venezuela and labeled it as a "desperate" effort by Washington to oust his socialist government.

Fortunately, Maduro turned reasonable and sober Friday by asking for a dialogue with Washington, while requesting Latin American and Caribbean organizations to protect Venezuela against any "escalation" of the unwanted situation.

As strategic stakeholders of this chase-and-catch game Nike Presto , a bunch of Latin American nations stood up in tandem to the shoulder of Venezuela and even mocked the conflicting model of the U.S. diplomacy.

Bolivian President Evo Morales elaborated the stand on Friday, "If Obama doesn't want to meet with any resistance at the Summit of the Americas, then he should apologize to Latin America, especially to Venezuela."

The U.S. government should avoid implementing the sanction policy that had proven failed in other cases and only led to hostility between peoples and their governments, said a declaration published by the Argentine government on Thursday.

With two years left in the White House and roadblocks in domestic reforms Cheap Nike Air Presto , Obama is looking for a political legacy and trying to win credits for the Democratic Party in the next election, by restoring relations with Cuba and rebuilding its influence in Latin America.

However, Cuba rallied behind Venezuela at this very moment, offering "unconditional support".

Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro congratulated Maduro's Monday speech on his "brilliant and brave" stance against the United States in a letter published Tuesday by the Cuban press.

An official statement published in the island nation's state-run media despised the sanctions as "arbitrary and aggressive."

Also on Tuesday, Ecuador's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it "rejects any external or internal attempts to destabilize the democratic order and calls on the international commu

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