Orinthia Babb

Orinthia Babb is a reporter with CBC News. She was also an associate producer with CBC Manitoba's current affairs department. Contact her via email: orinthia.babb@cbc.ca

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Somali Heritage Week inspires hope for the next generation

A group of grandmothers and moms called the Somalia Grandma Group hosted a virtual outdoor cultural celebration at Knox United church Thursday to celebrate Somali Heritage Week.

Black or African descent? Who decides? Winnipeggers weigh in

The subject of ethnicity has become a hot topic for many Winnipeggers during the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent, the explosion of the Black Lives Matter movement and an increase in Canadian immigration from the Caribbean and Africa.

A year after the murder of George Floyd, Black Winnipeggers say more work needs to be done on prevention

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's murder by ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, which sparked global Black Lives Matter protests.

Winnipegger blends O Canada with afrobeats to celebrate 'what Canada stands for'

While taking the oath of Canadian citizenship two years ago, Winnipeg's Ayodele Odeyemi says he felt very patriotic — and he was also inspired to create a new song based on the Canadian anthem. That was the inspiration for O Canada (Celebration Song), which blends the anthem with afrobeats.

Micro-suite apartment building to provide dignified homes with on-site supports in Winnipeg

Construction starts this summer on a modern, dignified and supportive living space designed to help more Manitobans out of addictions and homelessness.

Woman dies while in custody of Women's Correctional Centre

The woman's family has been notified, but due to privacy reasons, the province is not releasing further information.

Vaccine eligibility gives youth hope that life will eventually return to normal

Manitoba youth are eager to get the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine to get back to 'normal' life ASAP.

Who's your momma? CBC listeners share stories of 5 remarkable moms

CBC Manitoba asked the community to share special thoughts by responding to the question, "Who's your momma?" Here are some of inspiring stories our audience shared about what mothering means to them.

Sunday Frangi wins Brandon byelection, believed to be 1st Black councillor in Manitoba city's history

Sunday Frangi won Wednesday's byelection in Ward 5 (Meadows-Waverly), with 50 votes to Gordon McRae's 42, the City of Brandon says.

New U of M program will help newcomer health professionals find work in Manitoba

The Rady Faculty of Health Sciences has received more than $735,000 to help 400-500 foreign trained health professionals find work in their fields.