On Dec. 7, the African Canadian Heritage Association (ACHA) held their annual Kwanzaa showcase at the Warden Woods Community Centre to celebrate and demonstrate the seven principles of the holiday.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” Nelson Mandela once said. South African-born educator Vicki Bismilla, a 2011 inductee to the Scarborough Walk of Fame, has lived those words.
Naomi Sterling’s singing voice brought the audience to its feet. Everybody clapped and swayed together to the music. The message in her song was simple: “You can be Chinese, white, black, whatever,” Naomi said. “You…