The Dr. Vibe Show

Al St. Louis is a Toronto based actor, poet, spoken artist and motivational educator. Using the art of poetry, Al composes thoughts and words that penetrate deep within the psyche, opening portals into other realms of thought, inviting listeners to participate in an inspirational awakening. He is the CEO and founder of When Words Are Spoken. He coordinates a number of theme-based spoken events each year featuring established and up and coming poets and musicians. Al has worked with various entertainers such as John Singleton, Spike Lee, Andre 3000, Tyrese, Dwayne Morgan, Jemini, 50 Cent, Toya Alexis and Maestro Fresh Wes. He also uses his voice for singing with instruments or accompanied by his band "The SoulMates". Al is a motivational educational and brings his spoken word to high school, facilities, workshops and presentations to uplift, inspire and educate the younger generation. He is also the owner of Loc 'N' Twist Natural and Hair Studio. During the interview, Al goes back to his birtnplace in Guyana, to a promising basketball career that was ended due to a serious knee injury and having nothing to fall back on, to the start of his poetry journey, how and why he became a hair studio owner (Loc 'N' Twist Natural and Hair Studio) and his thoughts and hopes for Black Canadian men. You can find out more about Al at:http://www.whenwordsarespoken.com/ (When Words Are Spoken) Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 ; (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


Roland "Wickida" Young was born in Westmoreland on the south side of Jamaica in the West Indies. When he was twelve years old, his family migrated to Canada. He grew up listening to Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and The Whalers and Jacob Miller. He shares what is what like growing up listening to music and his career in music from being under contract with Cooke Management for one year to now starting his own label, Blaqscope Records. He has produced acts such as Al Beeno, Jr., Flex, Pachino and Rob di the brinx. "Wickida" comments on why he is happy being an independent artist for the last six years and why he wants to stay an as independent artist. He also gives us his take on what needs to be done to improve the situation for young Black men in Toronto and the current Canadian Reggae Music scene. He is completing his first cd which scheduled to be released in the summer of 2011. You can find out more information about "Wickida" at:http://www.myspace.com/wickidacarlitohttp://www.reverbnation.com/wickidahttp://www.facebook.com/people/Wickida-Carlito/100000611921613http://www.numubu.com/profile.php?id=95036http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/WickidStylzhttp://twitter.com/WICKIDA Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 ; (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 3:54am EST

With 2010 coming to an end, we thought that we talk and share about some of the stories that we thought were of interest to Black men in 2010. This episode not only was the start of our year in review but it was the start of a new feature for the show. For a while, we had a vision of doing regular podcasts with Black Canadian and Black American men discuss various issues that they feel are important. Well, this episode is the start of this journey. In this episode, we have Colin Jobe of "Colin's Edge" (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge ) and "The Cutting Edge" on CHRY FM (http://www.chry.fm/ ) and Brandon Frame "The Black Man Can"at http://theblackmancan.org/ In this episode, we start off discussing about LeBron James leaving Cleveland and "taking his talents to Miami". Everyone had a take on this story. We then move onto talking about about Blacks in sports. If you would like to read a good book about Blacks and athletics, please check out: "40 Million Dollar Slaves: ; The Rise, The Fall and Redemption Of The Fall Of The Black Athlete" by William C. Roden Renowned "New York Times" columnist Rhoden deconstructs the black athlete in this explosive and absorbing discussion of race, politics, and the history of American sports. He argues that for all their money and fame, black athletes are no better off than slaves whose masters forced them to race and fight. Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385


Jason "Blockz" Allard knows the meaning of dusting off and trying again. ; Growing up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Blockz" was interested in two things as a child - basketball and music. Blockz struggled in school and often felt bored and uninterested in what he was doing. Blockz only began to excel once he was given the opportunity to perform at his annual school talent shows, and started to fall in love with what music had to offer him. He began to record music at his friend's house - the only place he had access to turntables and a mic - and shortly afterward formed a group by the name of Black Soldiers in 2000. The rest is musical history. "Blockz" shares about his growing up years, his relationship with his parents, how his musical journey started and where it is taking him and his thoughts about the challenges that young Black men are facing. Blockz released his first hit single "YEAH" the summer of 2010 which will be followed by an EP in the near future. Blockz is paving a new path for the international hip hop and r and b scene with his powerful lyrics and rhyming style. For more information on the multi-talented mc and producer, please go to: Blockz on Reverbnation http://www.reverbnation.com/blockz Blockz on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blockz-Allard/154847507884738 Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 3:35am EST

Natasha Waterman is more than a great singer. She is a great writer and a ; single mother of two wonderful children. Her love of music started when she was eleven years old and it has been growing since. During this interview, Natasha goes back to her youth when she wanted to become a figure skater to having a poem put in a book, growing up as a biracial child when everyone else in the family was white, growing up with a father, to becoming a rapper to being on her at sixteen years old, to having two kids by the time she was twenty-one years old and being on her own. We also talk and share about her music career and experiences to date. Natasha has just released her first album, "The Long Road", which is a personal achievement for her. If you would like to find out more about Natasha, please go to: Natasha Waterman websitehttp://www.natashawaterman.com/ Natasha Waterman on Facebookfacebook.com/natasha.waterman Natasha Waterman on Twitterhttp://twitter.com/natashawaterman Natasha Waterman on Myspacehttp://www.myspace.com/natashawaterman2005 Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385


One of the true friends of "The Vibe and Vegas Show" is Nikki Clarke. What can you say about about Nikki? Read on ... She holds a Diploma in Social Sciences from John Abbott College. At McGill University, Nikki earned a degree in Film and Communications where she received formal media training for print, television, radio. Nikki also earned an Honours Diploma from Sheridan College in Early Childhood Education. Gifted with acquiring languages, Nikki is fluent in English, French , and Spanish. Nikki has been an instructor at Sheridan College, in the Faculty of Early Childhood Education, Community Development and the School of Business since 1999. ; In 2006, Nikki started Bead 4 Health , a company for which she designs and handcrafts organic jewelry for men and women and distributes them online at http://www.bead4healthboutique.com/ ,stores , and various community festivals. Self-taught, Nikki began her creating designs for fun. Her pieces quickly got the attention of friends and coworkers who began placing custom orders for her work. Nikki experiments with wood, semi-precious stones, magnets, and freshwater pearls. Nikki was introduced to magnetic therapy after purchasing a magnetic necklace for a neck injury she sustained in an accident. Nikki's designs have been featured in Planet Africa, Rogers Television, the Ethnic Umbrella ,Bless, Shimmer Teen Fashion Magazine, Kurves Modelling and Talent 2009 Calendar and the 2010, Mr. International Caribbean Calendar.Nikki's pieces can be purchased at Big it Up, http://bigitup.com/home.php and Bead 4 Health Boutique at http://www.bead4healthboutique.com/ In 2007, Nikki joined the team of the Ethnic Umbrella, Canada's most diverse community newspaper, as a columnist and public relations manager. Nikki is also a freelance writer for Planet Africa Magazine , Elite Events Magazine, and City Parent . In August 2008, Nikki was the recipient of the African Canadian Women's Achievement Award for her work in the community and excellence in teaching. In 2008, Nikki founded


The year 2010 is coming to the end. One of the most troubling trends for Black men in the city of Toronto is the increase in the number of young Black men being murdered by gun and an increase in gun violence involving Black men. We along with Colin Jobe of "Colin's Edge" at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge and David Blackman discuss this issue, it's causes and what needs to be done to stop the violence. Enjoy!! Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 ; (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


In this episode we speak and share with Karen Fleming, Nurse Director of Camp Jumoke. Karen shares with us about why she became a hematology nurse and how and why she is involved with Camp Jumoke. The mandate of the Camp Jumoke Organization is to better serve the needs of hundreds of children across Canada afflicted with Sickle Cell Disease. She also provides us with the details on Camp Jumoke upcoming event:Camp Jumoke's Annual Scholarship Brunch and 100th Sickle Cell Anniversary CelebrationHonorees and Special Guests include:Tonya Lee Williams (Young and The Restless), Nathan Downer (CP 24), John Tory (Newstalk Radio 1010) and Melanie and Devo Brown (Flow 93.5)Date: December 12, 2010Cost: $50.00Location: Capitol Banquet Hall, 6435 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario. L5T 1X4Time: 12:00 p.m. To 4:00 p.m.Dress Code: FormalFor more information or if you are interested in sponsorship or vending at the event, please contact (416) 520-4277 or (416) 410-2995 or events@campjumoke.com (email) or http://cjbrunch.com/ (website).Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Deon Silvera and Nadia Khan are two of the stars of the play "Ecstasy". We had the opportunity to spend a few quick and crazy minutes just after they arrived from Jamaica last night. This is one of the funniest and craziest interviews we have done. We would like to thank Deon and Nadia for taking the time to share and have some with fun with us. We would also like to thank David Heron (the writer of "Ecstasy") and Roger Dundas of Kingston 6 Productions."Ecstasy" is being performed on December 5, 2010 at Chinguacousy Secondary School (1370 Williams Parkway in Brampton, Ontario) at 4:30 p.m. And 8:00 p.m. Here is the ticket information:For the 4:30 p.m. show: $20 in advance and $25 at the doorFor the 8:00 p.m. Show: $25 in advance and $30 at the doorFor more ticket information, please go to http://www.k6e.ca/ ; or call (416) 918-9045 or 20875670 (Blackberry Messenger).If you would like to find out more information about the play, please go to http://www.ecstasy-theplay.com/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.


The Heritage Singers is a Non-profit organization, which was founded in January, 1977 by its Musical Director, Grace Carter-Henry Lyons. The 30-member group is a reflection of the Canadian mosaic to be found in Toronto, with members hailing from many parts of the world including Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Pakistan, Guyana, The Congo and Jamaica. The Heritage Singers have developed a rich repertoire of music, from sacred to secular, work song to lullaby, seasonal ditty to perennial ballad. The languages of these songs range from discernible Standard English Creole with an English-Lexical base, to French patois, informal Spanish and African dialect. The Singers have participated in international events ; in countries such as Russia, China, Senegal, Croatia, Holland, Taiwan in October, Germany, Mexico and Venezuela. They have also performed in many cities across Canada.We had the opportunity to spend some time with some of the member while they were rehearsing for the next performance which is on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. And 7:30 p.m. At the P.C. Ho Theatre for the Performing Arts (Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto - 5183 Sheppard Avenue East - East of Markham Road - Free Parking). Tickets are $30. For more information, please got to their website at http://heritagesingerscanada.com/.Here is a promo for the upcoming performance on December 11, 2010 in Toronto.Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

The Heritage Singers is a Non-profit organization, which was founded in January, 1977 by its Musical Director, Grace Carter-Henry Lyons. The 30-member group is a reflection of the Canadian mosaic to be found in Toronto, with members hailing from many parts of the world including Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Pakistan, Guyana, The Congo and Jamaica. The Heritage Singers have developed a rich repertoire of music, from sacred to secular, work song to lullaby, seasonal ditty to perennial ballad. The languages of these songs range from discernible Standard English Creole with an English-Lexical base, to French patois, informal Spanish and African dialect. The Singers have participated in international events ; in countries such as Russia, China, Senegal, Croatia, Holland, Taiwan in October, Germany, Mexico and Venezuela. They have also performed in many cities across Canada.We had the opportunity to spend some time with some of the member while they were rehearsing for the next performance which is on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. And 7:30 p.m. At the P.C. Ho Theatre for the Performing Arts (Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto - 5183 Sheppard Avenue East - East of Markham Road - Free Parking). Tickets are $30. For more information, please got to their website at http://heritagesingerscanada.com/Here are The Heritage Singers performing "Country Wedding". Enjoy!!Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


The Heritage Singers is a non-profit organization, which was founded in January, 1977 by its Musical Director, Grace Carter-Henry Lyons. The 30-member group is a reflection of the Canadian mosaic to be found in Toronto, with members hailing from many parts of the world including Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Pakistan, Guyana, The Congo and Jamaica. The Heritage Singers have developed a rich repertoire of music, from sacred to secular, work song to lullaby, seasonal ditty to perennial ballad. The languages of these songs range from discernible Standard English Creole with an English-Lexical base, to French patois, informal Spanish and African dialect. The Singers have participated in international events ; in countries such as Russia, China, Senegal, Croatia, Holland, Taiwan in October, Germany, Mexico and Venezuela. They have also performed in many cities across Canada.We had the opportunity to spend some time with some of the member while they were rehearsing for the next performance which is on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. And 7:30 p.m. At the P.C. Ho Theatre for the Performing Arts (Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto - 5183 Sheppard Avenue East - East of Markham Road - Free Parking). Tickets are $30. For more information, please got to their website at http://heritagesingerscanada.com/.Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

The Heritage Singers is a Non-profit organization, which was founded in January, 1977 by its Musical Director, Grace Carter-Henry Lyons. The 30-member group is a reflection of the Canadian mosaic to be found in Toronto, with members hailing from many parts of the world including Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Pakistan, Guyana, The Congo and Jamaica. The Heritage Singers have developed a rich repertoire of music, from sacred to secular, work song to lullaby, seasonal ditty to perennial ballad. The languages of these songs range from discernible Standard English Creole with an English-Lexical base, to French patois, informal Spanish and African dialect. The Singers have participated in international events ; in countries such as Russia, China, Senegal, Croatia, Holland, Taiwan in October, Germany, Mexico and Venezuela. They have also performed in many cities across Canada.We had the opportunity to spend some time with some of the member while they were rehearsing for the next performance which is on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. And 7:30 p.m. At the P.C. Ho Theatre for the Performing Arts (Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto - 5183 Sheppard Avenue East - East of Markham Road - Free Parking). Tickets are $30. For more information, please got to their website at http://heritagesingerscanada.com/In this episode, we speak and share with the group's youngest member, 16 year old Gailene John. Enjoy!!!Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 2:35pm EST

We always support Black men wherever they are who are doing what they can to help other Black men be better Black men. One of these Black men is Brandon M. Frame.Brandon M. Frame is the founder & Chief Visionary Officer for www.theblackmancan.org. Brandon, who is 23 years old, founded this organization with the thought in mind that young black males need to have positive images in their lives. Brandon is currently an educator at The Fessenden School in West Newton, Massachusetts where he teaches seventh grade English, coaches three sports teams soccer, baseball, and basketball and he facilitates the mentoring program for African American males. During this interview, Brandon shares his story and tells us what ; www.theblackmancan.org is all about and where it and he is going. If you would like to find out more about Brandon and and www.theblackmancan.org, please go to http://theblackmancan.org/. Brandon gave us four books that have had a huge impact on him. They are: 1. "A Do Right Man" by Omar Tyree 2. "The Pact: Three Young Men Make A Promise And Fulfill a Dream" by Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins and Rameck Hunt 3. "It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop: The Rise Of The Post Hip Hop Generation" by M.K. Asante Jr. 4. "The Black Male Handbook" by Kevin Powell Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


We have some more great stuff from the book launch of Dalton Higgins book, "FATHERHOOD 4.0: i DAD APPLICATIONS ACROSS CULTURES" that was held in Toronto on November 2, 2010.This episode features a panel discussion on fatherhood with Dalton as the moderator. The panelists are:Wille Pile (linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts football team)Byron Parker (cornerback for the Toronto Argonauts football team)Alex Punzlan who is interviewed by Dalton in the book who is a twenty-seven year old Filipino- Canadian "balikbayan" singer and keyboardist in the buzz band Styrofoam Ones.Mohit Rajhans who is also interviewed by Dalton in the book is one of the most popular South Asian media personalities in Canada. He hosts co-hosts Canada's number one South Asian entertainment show, "Bollywood Boulevard", hosts a popular blog at http://www.mohitsmovies.com/ and is the co-founder the Toronto South Asian film festival, "Filmi".There are also questions and comments from some of the audience. Also, Michael Clemons (CEO of Toronto Argonauts Football Club) provides some thoughts about fatherhood. Enjoy!!We would like to thank Dalton and Gillian Rodgerson from Insomniac Press for making this event happen.You can listen to previous interviews with Dalton at:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/vibe-and-vegas-show-dalton-higgins-fatherhood-4-0-idad-applications-across-cultures/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/vibe-and-vegas-with-dalton-higgins/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/vibe-and-vegas-with-dalton-higgins-on-the-film-more-than-a-haircut/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 5:07pm EST

Cle Bennett is on fire!! He recently won two (!) Gemini awards for his performances in the mini-series "Guns" and "The Line". The Gemini Awards honor the best in Canadian television as determined by members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and other industry professionals. He currently stars on the Global television series "Shattered" (on Wednesday nights) and "Lost Girl" (on Sunday night on Showcase). Cle also has a role in the feature film, "Barney's Version" starring Paul Giamati and Dustin Hoffman. In this episode, Cle shares some of his story with us from how a cardboard fridge box was important to his future, to dealing with racism in school, to not taking a acting class in his life to how he has made excellence to triumph to racism to sharing his thoughts on what it takes for Black Canadian men to make it as an actor. Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Ricky Neckles is a young Black Canadian man who has done and is doing a lot of good for himself and many others. Ricky was born in Grenada and raised in Toronto's Mount Dennis community, a neighborhood recognized by the local governments as "at risk." He did not let his environment overcome him. ; He graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering. This to Ricky working at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. He was one of Accenture's youngest recruits and the youngest to be appointed to the position of Management Consultant Analyst where his portfolio included consulting Sears, Loblaws, and various other multi-billion dollar corporations. To fulfill his entrepreneurial passion, Ricky left Accenture and founded founded Neckles Global Enterprise Inc. (NGE), a privately held investment company which owns a collection of diversified businesses operating in sectors that include real estate, trade and manufacturing.

We have some more great stuff from the book launch of Dalton Higgins book, "FATHERHOOD 4.0: i DAD APPLICATIONS ACROSS CULTURES" that was held in Toronto on November 2, 2010.This episode features a panel discussion on fatherhood with Dalton as the moderator. The panelists are:Wille Pile (linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts football team)Byron Parker (cornerback for the Toronto Argonauts football team)Alex Punzlan who is interviewed by Dalton in the book who is a twenty-seven year old Filipino- Candian "balikbayan" singer and keyboardist in the buzz band Styrofoam Ones.Mohit Rajhans who is also interviewed by Dalton in the book is one of the most popular South Asian media personalities in Canada. He hosts co-hosts Canada's number one South Asian entertainment show, "Bollywood Boulevard", hosts a popular blog at http://www.mohitsmovies.com/ and is the co-founder the Toronto South Asian film festival, "Filmi".There are also questions and comments from some of the audience. Also, Michael Clemons (CEO of Toronto Argonauts Football Club) provides some thoughts about fatherhood. Enjoy!!We would like to thank Dalton and Gillian Rodgerson from Insomniac Press for making this event happen.You can listen to previous interviews with Dalton at:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/vibe-and-vegas-show-dalton-higgins-fatherhood-4-0-idad-applications-across-cultures/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/vibe-and-vegas-with-dalton-higgins/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/vibe-and-vegas-with-dalton-higgins-on-the-film-more-than-a-haircut/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegashttp://twitter.com/vibeandvegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


On the evening of November 2, 2010, we had the opportunity to attend the book launch of Dalton Higgins "Fatherhood 4.0: iDad Applications Across Cultures". It was great and uplifting event.In this episode, you will get to listen to Dalton talk about "Fatherhood 4.0: iDad Applications Across Cultures". Dalton does some selected readings from the book. Enjoy!!!We would like to thank Dalton and Gillian Rodgerson from Insomniac Press for making this event happen.You can listen to previous interviews with Dalton at:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/vibe-and-vegas-show-dalton-higgins-fatherhood-4-0-idad-applications-across-cultures/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/vibe-and-vegas-with-dalton-higgins/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/vibe-and-vegas-with-dalton-higgins-on-the-film-more-than-a-haircut/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

What are you doing tomorrow night (Saturday, November 6, 2010)? If you don't have any plans and you are in Toronto, why don't you check out the 12th annual "When Brothers Speak 12" at George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre For The Arts at 5040 Yonge Street in Toronto. "When Brothers Speak" is Toronto's biggest annual spoken word showcase.This year's show will feature performances from the 2010 World Poetry Slam Champion, Ian Keteku from Ottawa, Ntare Ali Gault from Buffalo, Andrew Tyree from California, Poetic Speed from Ottawa, Q-Boogie from Buffalo, and this will also be the return of New York's Ainsley Burrows. As always, the show is hosted by Toronto's Dwayne Morgan!! We had the opportunity to speak with Dwayne last night before he left to put on "When Brothers Speak 12" in Ottawa tonight. Dwayne talks about the history of "When Brothers Speak" and what to look forward to with the show. Enjoy!!If you would like to purchase tickets for tomorrow night's show, please click on the following link:http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/1000453BF27EA5B9artistid=1506102&majorcatid=10002&minorcatid=53 You can also purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster (416) 872-1111 or in person on Saturday (tomorrow) at the The Toronto Centre For The Arts box office from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The tickets range in price from $20 to $40. Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 5:54pm EST

In this episode, we talk and share with author Joyce M. Johnson. Ms. Johnson Ms. Johnson has just authored her first book, "Henrietha". "Henrietha" 'fictionalized' ;chronicle (borne by two novellas -"Henrietha"and "Waiting for the World to Change") of the life, times and consciousness

Rob Ford has recently been elected as the new mayor of the city of Toronto. The election was one of the most interesting mayoral elections in Toronto's history. What does the election of Mr. Ford who is regarded as a conservative mean for Blacks in Toronto?In this episode, Vibe and Vegas along with Colin Jobe of "Colin's Edge" on Blog Talk Radio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge and David Blackman discuss about the participation or lack of by Blacks in the mayor election and in the political process in general. We also talk about what the future for Blacks in Toronto will be with Rob Ford as mayor. Here are the links to Colin's previous appearances on our show:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/vibe-and-vegas-show-vibe-and-vegas-with-colin-jobe-the-g20-and-the-world-economy/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/vibe-and-vegas-show-colin-jobe-of-the-cutting-edge-and-colins-edge/You can check out David Blackman on our show at:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/vibe-and-vegas-show-david-blackman-black-men-and-the-corporate-ladder-you-have-to-believe-in-yourself/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


We have Dalton Higgins back!!Dalton is considered one of Canada's foremost experts on popular culture. He has recently written his fourth book, "Fatherhood 4.0: iDad Applications Across Cultures".In "Fatherhood 4.0: iDad Applications Across Cultures", some of Canada's most acclaimed multicultural personalities, public figures, intellectuals, entertainers, athletes, and activists share stories, memories, insights, and revelations about fatherhood, from comic to tragic. As an African-Canadian fatherhood advocate, Dalton also digs around to see how Black fathers of this millennium are faring, as academics and pundits have debated for decades what is at the heart of the problem when it comes to the much-publicized shortcomings of Black fathers.The book spots trends across a newer generation of media-savvy multicultural dads influenced by everything from George Lopez and Bill Cosby to the Osbournes and Obama, with keen insights and essays from fatherhood activists. It includes essays on the "baby daddy" phenomenon and Bob Marley, pops in popular culture, technology and parenting, and crucial research on aboriginal fatherhood by Dr. Jessica Ball. Some of the people interviewed are: Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Broken Social Scene's Charles Spearin, Toronto FC's Dwayne De Rosario, Bollywood Boulevard's Mohit Rajhans, George Elliot Clarke, Hal Niedzvicki, Lawrence Hill, dramatist Richard Lee, CBC Radio's Matt Galloway, social entrepreneur Sol Guy and more!!Dalton has written three other books. He also co-directed and produced "More Than A Haircut", the critically acclaimed documentary about Black fathers and barbershop culture. Recently, we had the opportunity to speak with Dalton about "Fatherhood 4.0: iDad Applications" at Harlem Restaurant in Toronto. Enjoy!!By the way, this podcast comes with a bonus - our first contest. If you listen to the whole podcast, you will hear the details!!If you would like to hear our previous interviews with Dalton, please click on the following link:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/vibe-and-vegas-with-dalton-higgins/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/vibe-and-vegas-with-dalton-higgins-on-the-film-more-than-a-haircut/If you would like to view Dalton in a panel discussion about the role of fathers today:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/do-dads-matter-2/If you would like to contact Dalton, you can email him at daltonhiggins@gmail.comFeel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Bob Butler is a reporter at KCBS radio in San Francisco, a multimedia investigative reporter on the Chauncey Bailey Project and owns an independent multimedia company. He describes himself as a Navy "brat" having lived in Cambridge, Long Beach, Pittsburgh, Groton, CT, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area. He served in the US Navy in San Diego, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Newport, RI and Philadelphia. Mr. Butler attended San Francisco State University, where he earned a Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast and Electronic Communications Arts.His first radio job was as a desk assistant at Berkeley's KBLX in 1979, then Oakland's KDIA in 1980. Mr. Butler interned at KCBS in 1981 and was hired as a desk assistant, later promoted to editor before becoming a reporter in 1989. As a general assignment reporter, Mr. Butler has covered news across the United States and abroad. Mr. Butler has had assignments in Namibia, Tanzania, Senegal, Mexico and Brazil. Though grounded in radio, Mr. Butler has television writing experience and serves as vice president and national EEO chair on the board of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), helping improve job security and working conditions for broadcast journalists.Mr. Butler has won numerous awards for my reporting and editing. He was part of the KCBS news team which won a George Foster Peabody Award for coverage of the 1989 earthquake. Along with being a journalist, Mr. Butler has spent ten years advocating for more diversity in our nation's radio and television newsrooms. Mr. Butler worked for a year-and-a-half years as director of diversity for CBS Corporation, directing an apprenticeship program that trained the next generation of television newsroom managers. Ten of the eleven apprentices were hired full-time at the end of their training, nine at CBS Television Stations. As the AFTRA national EEO chair, Mr. Butler is working to encourage the Federal Communications Commission in the United States to stop further media consolidation and make it easier for minorities to own broadcast stations. Mr. Butler is also Broadcast Vice President of The National Association of Black Journalists in the United States. Mr. Butler was recently in Toronto for a conference but we missed doing an interview with him. But, we were able to interview him from his home in Oakland, California. During the interview, Mr. Butler talks how he started in the media, about the need for diversity in the newsroom and what can be done to have positive portrayal of Black men in the media. Enjoy!!If you would like to contact Mr. Butler, you can email him at: bobbutler7@comcast.netIf you would like to find out more information about the National Association Of Black Journalists or the Canadian Association of Black Journalists, here is their website information: http://www.nabj.org/ (National Association Of Black Journalists)http://www.cabj.ca/ (Canadian Association of Black Journalists)Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Sandra Subner is a person who is not afraid to live her dreams. Ms. Subner was born in Great Britain. Her family moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. After finding out that Winnipeg is a little cold, her family moved to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. She then continued her studies in London, England. Believe it or not, Sandra has been living in Singapore for the last fourteen years. Ms. Subner is the Senior Manager - Medical Board at the Singapore General Hospital.We had the opportunity to speak and share with Ms. Subner this past weekend. She talks about her life and provides us a unique look at Singapore, a country most Blacks only pay attention to where they hear about it on the news, from the Black person's view. Enjoy!!Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Rustum Southwell is a passionate leader and tireless advocate for economic diversity and capacity building. Originally from the Island of St. Kitts in the British West Indies, Rustum Southwell has called Nova Scotia home for over 30 years. As one of the first Black franchise operators in Nova Scotia, Rustum understands and appreciates the entrepreneurial landscape in Nova Scotia.Rustum is a recognized and respected leader in the business community with strong connections in the public and private sectors. As the Black Business Initiative's ; (BBI) CEO, he is accountable to the Board of Directors and responsible for the management and leadership, strategic planning, and implementation of a loan program, development fund, consulting arm, business summit, and training department.The Black Business Initiative (BBI) is a Province-wide business development initiative committed to fostering the growth of businesses owned by members of the Nova Scotia Black Community. The BBI places priority on educating Black business owners in the operation of their business - from marketing to budgeting to securing funding.The BBI is committed to growing the Black presence in a diverse range of business sectors including high-tech, manufacturing, tourism, and the cultural sector. If you would like to find out more information about the Black Business Initiative, please go to their website at http://www.bbi.ns.ca/index.html.If you would like to contact Mr. Southwell directly:Phone: (902) 426-8948 Toll Free:1-888-664-9333 Email: southwell.rustum@bbi.ns.caWe had the opportunity to speak and share with Mr. Southwell via the telephone. He talks about various subjects such as how he adjusted moving in 1972 from St. Kitts to Nova Scotia, how the BBI started, success stories of Black entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia to providing advice to those Black men are interested in starting their own business. Enjoy!!Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385(toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


Jamaican born Playwright, Producer and Actor David Heron has been called one of the most successful Caribbean artists of the last decade.He first came to the attention of Jamaican theatre audiences as a playwright, with the runaway success of his first play "Ecstasy", which ran for two years and toured three continents, emerging as one of the most popular Jamaican plays ever. Since then he has penned five more stage plays, all of which have earned him great commercial and critical acclaim in his homeland and internationally- "Intermission" , "Against His Will" , "Love and Marriage and New York City", "Redemption" and "4PLAY" . Heron is the recipient of five International Theatre Institute Awards including Best Producer and Best Script for "Intermission", and Best Production, Best Drama and Best Script for "Against His Will". His biggest international success to date has been his romantic comedy, "Love and Marriage and New York City", which has toured regionally in the USA as well as throughout Great Britain in both 2002 and 2003, playing to packed houses and excellent reviews, and prompting British critic Terry Grimley to christen Heron "Jamaica's own Neil Simon." The 2006 revival of the show at The Billie Holiday Theatre in New York was nominated for the prestigious AUDELCO Award, New York's highest accolade for Off Broadway Black Theater. That production then triumphed as an Official Selection of the 2007 National Black Theatre Festival held in Winston Salem North Carolina in August, 2007.Heron is only the second Jamaican playwright, after Trevor Rhone, to have his work showcased at the festival, one of the largest in the world."Love and Marriage and New York City" went on to enjoy a highly successful limited run in Toronto, Canada in May of 2008, where Heron made the cover of PRIDE Magazine, of the nation's foremost Black publications.As an actor, Heron's credits include "Ecstasy", "Intermission", "Love and Marriage and New York City", (in Jamaica, Britain and Off Broadway) the US regional production of the Broadway hit "Cheaters and Redemption" (Jamaica and US regional tour).Migrating to the USA, he immediately received high praise for his role as Friday in the World Premiere production of "Robinson Crusoe" at the prestigious Orlando Shakespeare Festival in 2006, and played Hotspur in "H", a modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 at the Bric Studios, New York.In 2007, he made his Shakespearean debut as Laertes in Take Wing and Soar's critically acclaimed production of "Hamlet" at The Workshop Theater Off Broadway, and received excellent notices for his role as Prince in The New Federal Theater's revival of Errol John's classic Caribbean drama, "Moon On A Rainbow Shawl".In 2008, he earned further critical acclaim for his performance as The Messenger in the Off Broadway revival of "Medea" at the National Black Theater in Harlem, as well as in Othello and "The Taming of The Shrew" at The Virginia Shakespeare Festival.In 2009, he appeared in the Off Broadway premiere of John Patrick Shay's acclaimed drama, "Trickster At The Gate", as Harlem Jazz musician Roy "Lucky" Luckwood. In August of 2006, Heron received one of the highest accolades of his career when the City Council of New York honored him with a Proclamation and Award at City Hall, in recognition of his "Outstanding theatrical career and his invaluable contribution to the betterment of society."He is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and The Jamaica Association of Dramatic Artists. If you would like to see David performing live, he will be starring in the first play that he wrote, "Ecstasy" (directed by Douglas Prout and produced by Kingston 6 Entertainment), which is playing in a number of locations in the Greater Toronto area between October 15 - October 24 (see details below)."Ecstasy" locations and showtimes:October 15, 2010 (North York, Ontario):Jamaican Canadian Association (995 Arrow Road) at 8:00 p.m.October 16, 2010 (Barrie, Ontario)::Georgian College Theatre (1 Georgian Drive) at 8:00 p.m.October 17, 2010 (Mississauga, Ontario):Glenforest Secondary School (3575 Fieldgate Drive) at 6:00 p.m.October 23, 2010 (Ajax, Ontario):J. Clarke Richardson College (1355 Harwood Avenue North) at 8:00 p.m.October 24, 2010 (Brampton, Ontario):Central Peel Secondary School (32 Kennedy Road North) at 6:00 p.m. Ticket Prices: $30.00 (In Advance) $40.00 (Day Of) Ticket Locations: Loc' N Twist: 49 Hillcrest Avenue, Brampton, Ontario - (905) 463-1747 and 14 St. Andrews Street, Toronto, Ontario - (416) 850-0336 Majestic Barber & Salon:: 289 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, Ontario - (905) 268-1111 Nicey's Food Mart - 50 Morcambe Gate, Scarborough, Ontario - (416) 497-9717 Ticket Information Online: http://www.ticketweb.ca/snl/Search.action?query=david+heron+ecstasy (Ticket Web) Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


Douglas Prout is one of the most experienced and versatile theatre practitioners of his generation. He established himself as a competent actor in his Montego Bay, Jamaica in the 1980's before moving onto the larger audiences of Kingston, Jamaica. He is highly respected for his hard-work and boundless energy as an actor and for his sensitivity and attention to detail as a director.Recently, we had the opportunity to speak and share with Mr. Prout. Currently, he is the director for the David Heron play, "Ecstasy", which is playing in a number of locations in the Greater Toronto area between October 15 - October 24 (see details below). Enjoy!!Set in the boardrooms, bedrooms and dancehalls of modern day Jamaica, Ecstasy is the romantic comedy that successfully launched the playwriting career of Jamaican David Heron. It also made a bona fide star of Jamaican leading lady, Deon Silvera. The story follows the turbulent relationship between two very different Jamaicans - Richard Foster-the handsome, light skinned, upwardly mobile advertising executive raised in wealth and luxury, and Jewel Brown - the sexy, ebony coloured nightclub dancer fighting for love and respectability. Written by: David Heron ; - Directed by: Douglas Prout - Produced by: Kingston 6 Entertainment - Starring: Deon Silvera, David Heron, Nadia Khan, Al St. Louis and Flower Pryce. For more information on "Ecstasy", please go to http://ecstasy-theplay.com/. Please note "Parental Advisory: Explicit Content"."Ecstasy" locations and showtimes:October 15, 2010 (North York, Ontario):Jamaican Canadian Association (995 Arrow Road) at 8:00 p.m.October 16, 2010 (Barrie, Ontario)::Georgian College Theatre (1 Georgian Drive) at 8:00 p.m.October 17, 2010 (Mississauga, Ontario):Glenforest Secondary School (3575 Fieldgate Drive) at 6:00 p.m.October 23, 2010 (Ajax, Ontario):J. Clarke Richardson College (1355 Harwood Avenue North) at 8:00 p.m.October 24, 2010 (Brampton, Ontario):Central Peel Secondary School (32 Kennedy Road North) at 6:00 p.m.Ticket Prices:$30.00 (In Advance)$40.00 (Day Of)Ticket Locations:Loc' N Twist: 49 Hillcrest Avenue, Brampton, Ontario - (905) 463-1747 and 14 St. Andrews Street, Toronto, Ontario - (416) 850-0336Majestic Barber & Salon:: 289 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, Ontario - (905) 268-1111Nicey's Food Mart - 50 Morcambe Gate, Scarborough, Ontario - (416) 497-9717Ticket Information Online: http://www.ticketweb.ca/snl/Search.action?query=david+heron+ecstasy (Ticket Web)Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

During attending the first Toronto Sickle Cell Conference in Toronto (October 1, 2010 - October 2, 2010), we had the opportunity to speak and share with the new president of the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario, Zacharie Liman-Tinguiri. The Sickle Cell Association of Ontario is the oldest organization in Canada serving patients with sickle cell. Zacharie has his Master's Degree in Economics and is currently employed as a financial analyst in the financial services field. Zacharie shares some of his story with us and talks about the impact of sickle cell on his life and the plan that he has for educating society about sickle cell and his vision for the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario. Enjoy!!Sickle Cell Association of Ontario:Web: http://www.sicklecellontario.com/Phone: (416) 789-2855Fax: (416) 789-1903Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

We spent some time today at the first Toronto Sickle Cell Conference (October 1, 2010 - October 2, 2010). We met a number of wonderful individuals during the day. One of them was Neneh-Iye Bundu. We had the opportunity to speak and share some time with Neneh. She shares about the challenges she faces dealing with sickle cell, how she overcomes the challenges, her life changing trip to Africa and why she spends time sharing her story and the topic of sickle cell with others. Enjoy!!Sickle Cell Awareness of Ontario: Web: http://www.sicklecellanemia.ca/Phone: (416) 745-4267Sickle Cell Association of Ontario:Web: http://www.sicklecellontario.com/Phone: (416) 789-2855Fax: (416) 789-1903Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Flower Pryce shares with us a story about her son overcoming a major physical injury. The world renown Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto played a major part in Flower's son's recovery. This has caused Flower to start an organization called "Perfect 10" whose goal is to help the many children that are in the Hospital Sick Children. Flower shares the "Perfect 10" story with us. Enjoy!!"Perfect 10" is holding a fundraiser on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the Ritz Caribbean Food at 77 Lower Jarvis Street in Toronto. For more tickets or event information:Phone: (416) 434-6932 Web: http://www.1perfect10.webs.com/Email: perfect10@live.caFacebook: Flower PerfectFeel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Roger Dundas of Kingston 6 Entertainment and Ryan Singh of Ryan Singh Enterprises are presenting the play "Sex, Relationships and Sometimes Love" starting on Friday, September 24, 2010 at The Annex Live Restaurant & Live Music Venue (http://www.theannexlive.com/). We had the opportunity to speak with three of the cast members: Mary Goldman, Kelly-Marie Murtha and Gregory Cruikshank about the play, why they are so excited about doing the play for a second time and what they think audiences will get from the play. Please note that the play is for mature audiences only. Enjoy!!For more information about the play including where to purchase tickets, please go to http://www.sexrelationshipsandsometimeslove.ca/_/Home.htmlFeel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


For Robert Chambers, music is the one of the keys to his life and success. From he was four years old, he knew that music would lead him to higher ground. During this interview, Robert shares his story with us from some of the challenges growing up in a church family with six brothers and sisters, to working full-time and going to college full-time, to coming to the realizing the music would be his mission. He also talks about the importance about knowing about the business side of music. Robert has released two albums with two more albums scheduled for release next year. He also developed a revolutionary music program called, "The Any Key Music System" (http://www.anykeymusic.com/).Its focus is to equip anyone, who follows this system, to be able to Master the Art of Playing the Piano by Ear . He also plans to release a music book next year.If that is not keeping him busy enough, he also teaches music and has just celebrated his first wedding anniversary. By the way, he and his wife are planning to release a singles book on dating in February 2011. Does he sleep? Enjoy!!If you wish to contact Robert, here is his contact information:http://www.robertchambers.ca/home.html (website)info@robertchambers.ca (general email)booking@anykeymusic.com (booking email)416-702-2567 (Telephone)Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

Wherever Black Canadian men are going, it is Black Canadian men are going to take them there.One Black Canadian man that is committed to taking Black Canadian men to a better place is Michael Couteau. Michael was first elected in November of 2003, and re-elected in 2007 as the School Board Trustee representing Don Valley East in Toronto. He is running for a third term as School Board trustee for Don Valley East.Michael shares his growing up years, experiences and thoughts with us from growing up in a challenging neighborhood, getting interested in politics as a junior high, being a Black man in Korea as a young man, working in the not for profit world, winning his first election at 30 years old and why education and Black men voting is so important.If you would like to find out more about Michael, please visit http://www.michaelcoteau.com/index.html or you can contact his campaign office at (416) 750-0054.Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

In this episode, we speak and share with Paulton McKenzie, producer of the show, Caribbean Headline News. Caribbean Headline News is a news show on Rogers cable (Ontario, Canada) reporting on local events, issues, and talent. It also covers news stories from the Caribbean. The show airs every second Saturday at 12 noon. It is going into its second season (starting on September 11, 2010) on television. It has been online at http://www.caribbeanheadlinenews.com/ for 2 ½ years.During this episode, Paulton tells us his story about growing up and overcoming. We will interview him about Caribbean Headline News in the near future. Enjoy!!If you would like to contact Paulton, feel free to email him at: info@caribbeanheadlinenews.com.Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

In this episode, we talk and share with musical performer Richilous. Richilous talks about growing up in and memories of Jamaica, his first musical performance, coming to Canada on Valentine's Day, his past and current musical influences, the importance of knowing the business side of the music business and being a "musical triple threat". Enjoy!!We would like to thank Richilous for taking the time to speak and share with us. If you would like for information, please go to http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=245055 and http://www.myspace.com/richilous .Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/info@blackcanadianman.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

September in Toronto means that summer is coning to an end, summer holidays are over and back to school for many people. But, it also means that it is time for the 35th Toronto International Film Festival which runs from September 9 - September 19. This year's festival features over 300 films, 122 world premieres from over 60 countries. In this episode, we speak and share with Cameron Bailey , the co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival. Cameron shares his story from his days growing up in England, to coming to Toronto, his journey to becoming the co-director of the biggest and most important film festivals in the world and the joy of being a father. If you would like more information on the festival, please go to http://tiff.net/. Enjoy!!We would like to thank Cameron for taking time to speak and share with us. Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/info@blackcanadianman.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

When we last ran into the National Society of Black Engineers, it was between March 31st to April 4th this year, during their annual convention in Toronto (NSBE's first annual convention outside of the United States).Well, it is been a few months since the conference, we thought that it would be a great idea to catch up with NSBE Canada to see what is going on and to have their share some moments and memories from the convention.In this episode, we speak the current members of NSBE Canada's Executive Board at Harlem Underground Restaurant. Enjoy!!We would like to thank Ayokanmi Falade, NSBE Canada Chairperson and the members of the NSBE Canada Executive Board for taking the time to share with us. Stay tuned to our site for information on the NSBE Canada conference being held at Ryerson University in Toronto from October 15, 2010 to October 17, 2010. For more information on NSBE Canada, please go to their website at http://www.nsbecanada.wordpress.com.Here is a list of previous NSBE podcasts for your listening pleasure:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/vibe-and-vegas-show-anne-t-griffin-national-society-of-black-engineers-nsbe-public-relations-chairperson-at-the-2010-annual-convention-in-toronto/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/vibe-and-vegas-show-stacyann-p-russell-and-stevenson-a-dunn-jr-of-the-national-society-of-black-engineers-nsbe-our-first-vidcast/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/opening-night-of-the-2010-nsbe-convention-in-toronto/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/vibe-and-vegas-show-a-roundtable-with-national-society-of-engineers-nsbe-representatives-blacks-and-engineering/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/the-national-association-of-black-engineers-nsbe-talks-about-their-36th-annual-convention-in-toronto-from-march-31-2010-to-april-4-2010/Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/info@blackcanadianman.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Hey ... it is Dr. Vibe. Recently, I had the opportunity to appear on the "Colin's Edge" podcast at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge. During the show, Colin and myself talked about President Barack Obama and the Wyclef Jean's interest in becoming the next president of Haiti.Thanks to Colin, you know can listen to the show!! Enjoy!!Check out Colin's show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge . You can listen to it live, download it to your media player or your computer or you can listen to it on demand. He is doing great stuff and we at "The Vibe and Vegas Show" are big supporters of Colin.Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail message at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

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We have been hunting down him for a while!! Who would that be? Nigel Barriffe. He is an educator, an activist and a politician. He is also one of the first two guests that we had on our show. In this episode, we chat with Nigel about the African Heritage Educators Network (AHEN). Nigel is the Public Relations Officer for AHEN. AHEN collectively represents students, educators and parents of African Heritage through advocacy in policy, staffing, parent and community, programming and curriculum. By ensuring student success and strengthening the development of our human resources, we will empower both our students and our communities. Nigel also talks about the key role that AHEN played in opening Toronto's first Afrocentric school which opened in September 2009. We also talk about the school's first year and what help it needs. Enjoy!!You can find out more information about Toronto's Afrocentric school:Website: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/SchoolWeb/_site/viewitem.asp?siteid=10423&pageid=19951&menuid=23019Phone: (416) 395-5251Principal: Thando Hyman-AmanYou can find out more information about AHEN at it's website: http://www.ahen.ca/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

On June 26, 2010, the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada was in the spotlight of news coverage because of the protests during the G20 summit.In this episode, we speak with Nigel Barriffe who attended the G20 protests. Nigel provides us with his account of what really went on during the protests,the media coverage of the violence, the aftermath of the G20 and why Black need to get involved in the political progress to initiate change. Enjoy!!If you would like to find about more about Nigel, please go to his website at http://www.nigelbarriffe.com/. Nigel is also involved with the organization "Good Jobs For All". You can find out more information about "Good Jobs For All" at http://goodjobsforall.ca/.Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


In this episode we interview author of the book, "Detox", Vidal Chavannes. Vidal talks and shares with us his growing up in Toronto, how "Detox" became a reality and some of his influences. Here is a description of "Detox":"There are books about unrest, tensions that run through a community, and solutions for these conditions. In "Detox", by social observer and activist Vidal Chavannes, readers are pulled into the history, psychology, and culture of the Black community. An edgy and sometimes painful narration, Chavannes shares his frustration and occasional rage at the combination of conditions that foment increased conflict in a community already struggling for acceptance...and survival. Spurred by the tragedy that became known as Bloody Sunday, when four young Black men were gunned down by other young Black men in the City of Toronto, Chavannes considers the causes and implications of this terrible event, and explores the attitudes and behaviours of local educators and police, and all those factions struggling to deal with a diverse, possibly explosive, and potentially dynamic environment."Vidal was born in and is a resident of Greater Toronto. Not only is he a book author but he is an educator, activist and a motivational speaker. Enjoy!!If you would like to get in contact with Vidal or purchase a copy of "Detox", please contact:Phone: (416) 302-9729Website: http://www.detoxthebook.com or at http://www.amazon.com/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com

Another first for the show!! Over the last few months, we have been working on being able to conduct telephone interviews (for interviewees who are based in North America) for the show for you. Well, we are pleased to say that we are now able to do telephone interviews for the show!!!In our first telephone interview, we have Colin Jobe, a fellow Toronto podcaster who we had on previous episodes. Enjoy!! To check out the previous episodes that Colin has appeared on, please click on:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/vibe-and-vegas-show-vibe-and-vegas-on-the-cutting-edge-with-colin-jobe/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/vibe-and-vegas-show-colin-jobe-of-the-cutting-edge-and-colins-edge/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/vibe-and-vegas-show-vibe-and-vegas-with-colin-jobe-the-g20-and-the-world-economy/You can listen to Colin on "Colin's Edge" every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Blog Talk at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge. Colin also is on "The Cutting Egde" on CHRY (http://www.chry.fm/) on the second Sunday of each month from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Eastern Time). We are very excited about having the opportunity to do telephone interviews for the show. It will allow us to interview more people for the show which will make the show better for you!!!If you would like to suggest someone who lives in North America for us to interview or would like to contact us, please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com or call us and leave us a voice mail message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free in North America).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com

We hope that all is fine.with you.Recently, we had the pleasure of being interviewed by Rhoda Nimoh, the host and producer of the show, "Urban Pulse". We would like to thank Rhoda for having us as part of the first broadcast of "Urban Pulse". You can follow Rhoda on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SoulGirl360. The airdate of this interview was on July 17, 2010. For those who did not catch the television broadcast, here is the interview. In the middle of the video, you get the opportunity to see and listen to a ; good friend of "The Vibe and Vegas Show", Anthony Mair. Anthony is not only a friend of the show but he is also the manager of "Harlem Underground" restaurant where we do a number of podcasts. To find out more information about Anthony, please visit his website at http://www.anthonymair.com/. Enjoy!!Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

In this episode, we continue our conversation with Joel Powell. Joel talks about his life and his first book, Black Empowerment and Minority Issues, which is released today. Enjoy!!If you would like to listen to Joel's previous interview, please click on the following link http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/27/vibe-and-vegas-show-joel-powell-talks-about-black-men/If you are interested in attending the book release party, here are the details:NR Entertainment Inc. presents the official book Release party for the book, Black Empowerment & Minority Issues, written by Joel Powell on Saturday, August 7, 2010 inside Spice Safar at 510 King Street West (King Street West of Spadina) in Toronto. The doors open at 10 p.m. and admission is $5.00. Music will be provided by Typhoon Sound.Website: http://joelpowell.vpweb.ca/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com

One of our favorite guests is Duncan Vignale. He has so much vision, knowledge and experience to share with us. In this episode, Duncan shares an interesting story called "The Watermelon Story", why he feels that many Black men should consider getting a trade for a profession, the importance of education inside and outside of the classroom and the challenges between parents and children. You can listen to Duncan on the following episodes:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/vibe-and-vegas-show-duncan-vignale-part-one/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/03/27/vibe-and-vegas-show-duncan-vignale-part-two-you-have-to-put-pork-chops-on-the-table/Here is Duncan's contact information:Duncan Vignale Judo Academy2 Hunter's Point Drive,Richmond Hill, Ontario.L4C 9Y5Phone: (905) 882-5907Fax: (905) 882-9039Email: dunchondo@sympatico.caWeb: http://www.duncanvignalejudo.com/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com

Steven Brown is an avionics technician/engineer for Bombardier. Bombardier designs, manufactures, sells and supports the widest range of world-class products in the aerospace and transportation sectors. This includes commercial and business jets, as well as rail transportation equipment, systems and services.In this episode, Steven shares an incredible story about his son, Maurice, and how it has made him a better Black father. This a great victory story!! Enjoy!!Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com

Ainsworth Morgan obtained his B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) in Criminology from the University of Toledo and received his B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education) and M.Ed. (Master of Education) from the Ontario Institute for Studies In Education (OISE). For the past nine years Ainsworth has worked for the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) as a Grade 7/8 teacher at Nelson Mandela Park Public School.He is currently on secondment from the TDSB, working as the Co-ordinator of tutoring for the Pathways to Education Program-Regent Park. Pathways is a charitable organization created to reduce poverty and increase access to post-secondary education among disadvantaged youth in Canada.In this episode, Mr. Morgan shares his story growing up from being born in Jamaica, growing up in the Regent Park area in Toronto and the importace of giving back, going to university in the United States, the impact of the book "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" had on his life, Black Canadian men's definiton of "Blackness" versus Black American men's definiton of "Blackness", playing football in the Canadian Football League and making sports work for him and the importance of education in his and others lives. Enjoy!!You can see and listen to Mr. Morgan by clicking on the following link from the Vibe and Vegas Show http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/growing-up-poor-black-and-fatherless-whats-the-impactIf you wish to contact Mr. Morgan, you can email him at ainsworthmorgan@hotmail.comFor more information on The Pathways To Education program, please click on the following link http://www.pathwayscanada.ca/home.htmlFeel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com
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In this episode, we interview Rhoda Nimoh, producer of a new television series, Urban Pulse, that debuts on CITY TV on July 17th at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Rhoda describes Urban Pulse as a show that will feature content that you would not find on mainstream television highlighting people and stories from the multicultural communities of Toronto. During the interview he shares some of her story, at the importance of her father in her life, some her thoughts on Black Canadian men, how she got started in and some of the challenges she has faced in he television industry. Urban Pulse debuts on CITY TV (Cable 7) on July 17th at 9 p.m. for nineteen weeks. Check it out!! Please note that Vibe and Vegas will be on the first show so that is a good enough reason to watch!! Enjoy!!Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

A week ago, in What started as a large peaceful protest in downtown Toronto to rally against the G20 summit suddenly turned violent. Police cars were set ablaze, protesters hurled bricks and golf balls at windows and many Toronto venues were on lockdown. In this episode, we discuss the aftermath of the G20 with comedian Dred Lee. Enjoy!!You can check Dred on previous episodes of the Vibe and Vegas show at: http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/vibe-and-vegas-show-dred-lee-the-life-of-a-black-comic/, http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/vibe-and-vegas-show-black-mens-roundtable-blacks-and-the-media-part-two/ and http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/vibe-and-vegas-show-black-mens-roundtable-blacks-and-the-media/. You can contact Dred Lee via:MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/dredleeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Dred-Lee/517780960Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com
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George C. Fraser is Chairman & CEO of FraserNet, Inc. He is considered by many to be the new voice for African Americans and one of the foremost authorities on networking and building effective relationships.Mr. Fraser is the author of two books: Success Runs In Our Race: The Complete Guide to Effective Networking in the African American Community (a critically acclaimed bestseller) and Race For Success: The Ten Best Business Opportunities for Blacks In America (selected as one of ten best business books of the year by Booklist). Both were published by the William Morrow Company.Mr. Fraser is also the publisher of the award-winning SuccessGuide Worldwide: The Networking Guide to Black Resources. He is the founder of the annual PowerNetworking Conference, the largest gathering of Black professionals, business owners and community leaders.A popular speaker and author, George C. Fraser's inspiring talks on success principles, effective networking, wealth creation, business ethics, and valuing diversity, are as popular among corporate professionals as they are among college students. His views have been solicited by CNN and the Wall Street Journal. Over the past decade, the prestigious publication, Vital Speeches of the Day, has selected, reprinted and distributed worldwide, four of Mr. Fraser's speeches-a first for any professional speaker in America.UPSCALE magazine named him one of the "Top 50 Power Brokers In Black America". Black Enterprise Magazine called him "Black America's #1 Networker" on a cover issue. Personal growth "guru" Stephen Covey called Mr. Fraser a "masterful teacher." TV host and journalist, Tony Brown called him a "visionary with the rare combination of leadership and management skills." Mr. Fraser is featured in the New York Times-bestseller, Masters of Networking, along with Colin Powell.Mr. Fraser attended New York University and received his executive training at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters from Jarvis Christian College. Mr. Fraser has been married to Nora Jean for over 30 years. They have two sons, Kyle and Scott.We had the opportunity to interview Mr. Fraser before his presentation in Toronto on June 25, 2010. Thanks to Warren Salmon of First Fridays ( http://www.firstfridays.ca/ and Robert Small of Legacy Enterprises (http://www.thesmallgallery.ca/) for bringing Mr. Fraser to Toronto and arranging our interview with him.To find out more information about Mr. Fraser visit http://www.frasernet.com/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/
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Joel Powell is a young Black man that is man of many talents. He is a DJ, hosts and programs an online radio show, manager of his own entertainment company and he has just finished writing his first book, "Black Empowerment & Minority Issues", which will be available on July 25, 2010.In this episode, Joel shares his thoughts on Black Canadian men and the following issues: Black Canadian Men and Fatherhood, Black Canadian Men and the Entertainment Industry, Black Canadian Men and the Legal System and Black Canadian Men and the Prison System.Here is how you can get in touch with Joel:website: http://joelpowell.vpweb.ca/Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/ninjarydersEmail: nrentinc@hotmail.comInternet Radio Show: "The Layer Show" with Ninja Ryders Sound on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) at http://sensimedia.netPhone: (647) 388-8212 Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


The G20. Today is the first day of the G20 summit. Is this meeting in Toronto which basically locked down for the next few days, going to make any difference in our lives?In this episode, we discuss the G20 and the world economy with Colin Jobe of "The Cutting Edge" and "Colin's Edge". Enjoy!!You can listen to Colin on "Colin's Edge" every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Blog Talk at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge. Colin also is on "The Cutting Egde" on CHRY (http://www.chry.fm/) on the second Sunday of each month on the "Cutting Edge" from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Eastern Time). Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail message at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

In celebration of Fathers Day, we speak and share with Paul Osbourne of the group, Young and Potential Fathers. Paul speaks about various subjects such as his experience growing up as a Black Canadian born man, his celebration of being married for 10 years and some of the challenges that Black Canadian men and the Black Canadian family face.If you would like to contact Paul or about Young and Potential Fathers, please email us at info@blackcanadianman.comFeel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

After Colin Jobe had us on his show a few weeks ago (http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/vibe-and-vegas-show-vibe-and-vegas-on-the-cutting-edge-with-colin-jobe/), we thought that it would be a great idea to have Colin on our show. Enjoy!!Colin shares on how he got started in radio and podcasting and some of the challenges that the Black community faces. You can listen to Colin on "Colin's Edge" every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Blog Talk at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge. Colin also is on "The Cutting Egde" on CHRY (http://www.chry.fm/) on the second Sunday of each month on the "Cutting Edge" from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Eastern Time). Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail message at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

Black men and climbing the corporate ladder. It is possible but it isn't easy.In this episode, we talk and share with David Blackman. David has spent over about twenty years in the corporate world at the same company which is a Fortune 500 company. David shares and talks about the challenges that Black men face who want to "climb the corporate ladder". We also talk about solutions for this issue including owning your own business. Enjoy!!Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you are in North America, you can call us and leave a voice mail message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/info@blackcanadianman.com

We are usually interviewing people but here is a little switch. In this episode, we are interviewed by Colin Jobe of "The Cutting Edge". Colin hosts "The Cutting Edge" once a month on Sunday evenings at CHRY at http://www.chry.fm/. He also hosts "Colin Edge" every Wednesday on Blog Talk Radio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge.Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can call us and leave a voice mail message at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


One of the challenges that some Black Canadian men face is being in prison and getting back into society after being released from prison.During this episode, we speak and share with Greg Rogers, Executive Director of the John Society of Ontario.The mission statement of the John Howard Society is effective, just, and humane responses to crime and its causes. The Society also:1. Provides for the effective integration into the community of those in conflict with the law and provides, or encourages others to provide, services to those in contact with, or affected by the criminal justice system; 2. Promotes changes in the law and the administration of justice which will lead to the more humane and effective treatment of individuals; 3. Promotes citizen awareness of the problems of crime and its causes, acceptance of responsibility to respond to these problems and involvement in the delivery and management of justice related programs; 4. Promotes the fair and humane treatment of all incarcerated person and seeks to ensure that all forms of detention and imprisonment comply with relevant legal and human rights standards. Here is the John Howard Society of Ontario contact information: Address: 111 Peter Street, Suite 603 Toronto, Ontario M5V 2H1 Tel: (416) 408-4282 Fax: (416) 408-2991 Email: jhso@johnhoward.on.ca Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


In this episode, Paul Osbourne from Young and Potential Fathers talks and shares about the challenges that Blacks who are born in Canada face and the importance of Rights Of Passage for all Blacks. Paul talks about an unique exchange program that he has organized that involves Black and Aboriginal youth from British Columbia.If you would like to find out more information about the Rights Of Passage program that Paul runs, please feel free to contact him at (416) 689-2922.Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

In this episode, we talk and share with two more young Black fathers, Knowledge and Samar.These young fathers share about various subjects such as the challenges that they face young Black fathers face. This is great stuff!!Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

Jumoke (pronounced Joo-MOH-keh) is a Nigerian word which means "Everyone Loves The Child. "Camp Jumoke was founded in 1994 by The Association for the Advancement of Blacks in Health Sciences (AABHS) and is dedicated to enriching the lives of children who have Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). In its first year of operation, 40 children attended the camp for two weeks. The continuing mandate of the Camp Jumoke Organization is to better serve the needs of hundreds of children across Canada afflicted with Sickle Cell Disease. Your contributions help send kids to a camp where they can participate in outdoor activities, develop lifelong memories and relationships, enhance their self-esteem, create support networks and so much more.In this episode, we talk and share with Yvonne Clarke, Events Director for Camp Jumoke. She talks a little about herself and a lot about Camp Jumoke.Each year since its inception in 1994, Camp Jumoke has held a walk-a-thon to raise the necessary funds to send children with Sickle Cell Disease to summer camp. Camp Jumoke receives no government funding. Therefore, it is primarily supported by private and corporate donations. The annual Camp Jumoke walk-a-thon is an entire day of family-oriented events featuring celebrities, live entertainment, children's activities, vendors, refreshments and free giveaways. Thanks to the City of Toronto, we are able to hold all of these festivities in the park behind the provincial legislative building.The Camp Jumoke walk-a-thon is a lively procession through the streets of downtown Toronto and attracts participants from the Greater Toronto Area, surrounding areas and across North America .At last year's walk-a-thon, thousands of dollars were raised by more than 1,500 individual donations and corporate sponsorships. This allowed 36 children to attend the two week camp session and develop a life time of memories.Date: Saturday May 29th, 2010 - Rain or Shine!Time: 10 a.m.Location: Queens Park- Toronto (North Entrance Near Museum Subway Station On the North-South University Subway Line)Web information: http://www.jumoke.org/walk.aspIf you would like to find out more about Camp Jumoke contact:Address: 1457 Dundas St. W., Suite 203Toronto, OntarioCanada M6J 1Y7Phone: (416) 410-2995Fax: Fax: (416) 920-2064Email: info@jumoke.orgWeb: http://www.jumoke.org/about-jumoke.aspPlease feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


In this episode, we speak with Bernice Carnegie, Executive Director, of the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation. The Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation is a non-profit, registered, charitable organization established by Ms. Carnegie's parents and herself in 1987. It has two mandates: to foster self-esteem and ethical behaviour through the application of the Future Aces Creed and to assist youth to attain the highest level of achievement both personally and academically within their capabilities.The Future Aces Philosophy was created Herbert Carnegie in 1956 is designed to help youth develop the self-knowledge that will enable them to take control of their lives and to use their abilities in a positive way. It provides a model for behaviour based on teachable skills with a meaningful message to encourage responsible citizenship. Used in this context:FUTURE means always striving for improvementACES means being the best you can be and an acronym for: A Attitude, Ability, Action, Achieve C Co-operation, Courage, Confidence E Empathy, Example, Education S Service, Sportsmanship Ms. Carnegie shares with us on how her father's, one of Canada's greatest citizens, life and creed become a fantastic organization and it's growth. Enjoy!! The Future Aces Foundation is holding it's Annual Amazing Aces Gala on the evening of May 20, 2010. For more information about the Amazing Aces Gala and the the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation, click on the following link: http://www.futureaces.org/. You can also find out more information please call (905) 947-9131 or emailing Ms. Carnegie at bernice@futureaces.org. Feel free to email us at inf@blackcanadianman.com God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com

We had the opportunity to attend the 19th annual "Visions Of Science" Science Symposium on May 8, 2010 in Toronto. It was held at the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at Ryerson Univerisity.We had the opportunity to speak and share with Dr. Christopher Edmin, Ph.D. Dr. Edmin is an Assistant Professor Of Science Education: Mathematics, Science and Technology at Columbia University in New York.During this interview we chat about various subject like how much important his parents were to his success, "retooling Schooling", how he relates hip hop and science, his hip hop group GHOSTTOWN, what education means to him, his recently published book "Urban Science For The Hip-Hop Generation". He even drops us a rhyme!!Here is Dr. Edmin's contact information:Email: ce2165@columbia.eduTwitter: http://twitter.com/chrisemdinBlog: http://www.freireproject.org/blogs/christopher-emdinPhone: (212) 678-3825Fax: 678-8145Book: "Urban Science Education For The Hip-Hop Generation" ... view book at amazon.com by clicking on the following link http://www.amazon.com/Urban-Science-Education-Hip-Hop-Generation/dp/9087909861Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

In this episode, we speak and share with Toronto dentist Dr. Eric Pierre. Dr. Pierre has been a dentist in Toronto, Ontario since 1981. He is also the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Haiti in Toronto.Dr. Pierre talks about various subjects such as how dentistry is not about the patient's teeth but the patient, health care being about the whole individual, his days growing up in Haiti, how he became a dentist, his commitment to rebuilding Haiti and what we can do to help Haiti. Enjoy!!If you wish to find out more information on how you can help Haiti, you can the contact the charitable organization run by Dr. Pierre, Pierspective Entraide Humanitaire, at:Phone: (416) 538-3282Fax: (416) 538-3155Web: http://www.haitiaide.ca/index.htmlEmail: pierspective@hotmail.comPlease feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/info@blackcanadianman.com

After the Black Daddies Club H.I.P. (Holistic Integration Programming) presentation at Harlem Restaurant on the afternoon of May 1, 2010, we had the opportunity to speak and share with some young Black fathers. Our first chat was with Anthony and Omar. They talk about what is like to be a young Black father and some of the challenges that they and other young Black fathers face. Enjoy!!!Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

When we first spoke with Pastor Andrew McKnight back in December 2009, he was on the journey of starting his own church. We are back with Pastor McKnight and things have been definitely moving forward!!In this episode, Pastor McKnight updates us "what a go on"!! He shares and speaks about his first book, "Let's Reason", being published and the launch of his ministry on the weekend of May 14 - 16, 2010. Enjoy!!For more information on Pastor McKnight and his church, Beautiful Gate Ministries, please go to http://bgmonline.org/?pageType=sub&pageID=57#Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

The annual Visions Of Science Science Symposium is in it's 19th year.Founded in 1991, Visions Of Science is a Toronto based non-profit educational organization aiming to promote science and technology in Black,African-Canadian, Caribbean and Multicultural communities.In this episode, we speak and share with Francis Jeffers, the founder and Executive Director of Visions Of Science and the Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum. Enjoy!!For more information:Date: May 8, 2010Location: Ryerson University - George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, 245 Church Street (south east corner of Church Street and Gould Street)Phone: (416) 266-6464, (416) 839-2442 (Symposium Day)Website: http://www.vosnl.org/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com


It is the favorite time of the year for many of us. Tax time!! The deadline for filing your income tax (if you owe) or if you are an employee is April 30, 2010 at midnight. If you are self- employed the deadline is June 15, 2010.In this episode, we speak with Eldean Dickenson of the Wheatfield Financial Group about various issues in regards to tax preparation and awareness from choosing the right person to do your taxes, why you should file your taxes before the deadline, why you should not be afraid of the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA), RRSPs and making tax preparation a year round priority. Enjoy!!During the interview, Eldean mentioned the "Canadian Taxpayers Bill Of Rights". To access this document online, please click on the following url: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/rc4417/README.htmlEldean's contact information:Phone: (416) 565-6520Email: info@wheatfieldfinancial.caWeb: http://www.wheatfieldfinancial.ca/home.htmPlease feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 8:33am EST

In this interview, we have the opportunity to share and speak with Aaron Brown. Aaron received the Award for Athletics at the Black Business and Professional Association's (BBPA) annual Harry Jerome awards. Enjoy!!Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 11:31am EST

Another recipient of the Black Business and Professional Association's (BBPA) of Toronto "Distinguished Men Of Honour" award was Dr. Mansfield Edwards. Dr. Edwards holds a Doctrate in Ministry Degree.


Recently, we had the opportunity to attend the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) of Toronto event, "Distinguished Men Of Honour".Before the start of this event, we had the opportunity to interview Farley Flex.Farley is one of the most recognizable Black Canadian male faces today.Farley has been actively developing the urban music market since the mid-1980's. He began as a concert promoter and artist manager, managing Canada's most successful solo rap artist, Maestro. Farley has also spent time on the FACTOR (Foundation To Assist Canadian Talent On Record) board, helping Canadian artists with financial assistance in the recording of music. He was also involved at the board level at the Canadian Independent Record Producers Association (CIRPA), which is the trade association representing the independent sector of the Canadian music and sound industry. Farley is also the principal founder of the Plasma Corporation, a music and media company based in Toronto, Ontario. With Plasma, Farley currently has in development various projects for television and film. Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 9:08am EST

Ishmael Reed was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but grew up in Buffalo, New York, where he attended the University of Buffalo, a private university that became part of the state public university system after he left. The university awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1995. He moved to New York City in 1962 and co-founded with the late Walter Bowart the "East Village Other", a well-known underground publication. He was also a member of the Umbra Writers Workshop, an organization that helped establish the Black Arts Movement and promoted a Black Aesthetic. Mr. Reed has written nine novels and has edited thirteen anthologies. Ishmael Reed is a founder of the Before Columbus Foundation, which since 1980 has annually presented the American Book Awards; the Oakland chapter of PEN; and There City Cinema, an organization that furthers the distribution and discussion of films from throughout the world. Two of his books have been nominated for National Book Awards, and a book of poetry, "Conjure", was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His "New and Collected Poems", 1964-2007, received the Commonwealth Club of California's Gold Medal. Reed's novels, poetry and essays have been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Hebrew, Hungarian, Dutch, Korean, Chinese and Czech, among other languages. Ishmael Reed's texts and lyrics have been performed, composed or set to music by Albert Ayler, David Murray, Allan Touissant, Carman Moore, Taj Mahal, Olu Dara, Lester Bowie, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Ravi Coltrane, Leo Nocentelli, Eddie Harris, Anthony Cox, Don Pullen, Billie Bang, Bobby Womack, Milton Cardonna, Omar Sosa, Fernando Saunders, Yosvanni Terry, Jack Bruce, Little Jimmy Scott, Robert Jason, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Cassandra Wilson and others. Since the early 1970s, Ishmael Reed has championed the work of other writers, founding and serving as editor and publisher of various small presses and journals. His current publishing imprint is Ishmael Reed Publishing Company, and his online literary magazine, "Konch", featuring poetry, essays and fiction, can be found at www.ishmaelreedpub.com. Reed recently retired from teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught for thirty-five years. He currently lives in Oakland, California with his wife of almost 40 years, Carla Blank, the acclaimed author, choreographer, and director. We interviewed Mr. Reed at A Different Booklist bookstore in Toronto where he was promoting his most recent book, "Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media or The Return of the Nigger Breakers". We would like to thank A Different Booklist and Baraka Books in setting up our interview with Mr. Reed. You can find more information on Mr. Reed at his website www.ishmaelreedpub.com. Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 6:17pm EST

Meditation. Many think that it does not work, many think that it does.In this episode, we speak and share with Morgan O. Smith.Morgan has had an interesting life. He was an established comedian and heavily involved in the entertainment industry for 14 years. Then, he felt that "something was missing". He started doing and studying meditation. He shares with us how meditation has helped him personally and professionally. Morgan has been studying Eastern Philosophy & Metaphysics and has been practicing meditation/yoga for almost 10 years. He holds a Teacher's Certificate in Transformation Meditation and is certified in Meditation. He is a member of the SHA (Sound Healer Association).He is a Yinnergy Practitioner. Yinnergy is a very sophisticated form of nero-audio technology. Through stereo headphones, Yinnergy puts the participant into deep meditative states, overtime leading to emotional, mental and spiritual growth.Morgan has just opened his practice four weeks ago. Here is the contact information:Corrective Healthcare Group1371 Neilson Road, Suite 206,Scarborough, Ontario.M1B 4Z8Phone: (416) 281-0640Fax: (416) 281-9519 Email: morgan@myyinnergy.com Feel free to email us at info@blackcandianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com


The life of a Black comedian is not always funny. In this episode with sit and share with comedian Dred Lee. Dred talks about various subjects such as growing up in turmoil, life as a comic, the science of comedy, not being bitter, the Canadian comedy scene and his parents reaction to him being a comic. Enjoy!!You can contact Dred Lee via:MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/dredleeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Dred-Lee/517780960Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


With the weather getting better, it is time for many of us to the "spring cleaning thing". Many of us are challenged when it comes to cleaning our living space.In this episode recorded at Harlem Underground, we share and speak with someone who can help you get you home in order. Marie Mercurius is the owner of "The Urban Organizer". Her company specializes in "small space living
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 4:34pm EST

Rochelle Dickenson is a parent-child advocate. She is the owner of a company called "Motivated Moms" as well as a trained mediator. She will be soon launching a new website centred around the concept of "It takes a village to accomplish great things". Whether you are in Africa, the Caribbean, the United States or right here in Canada, she believes the concepts are universal. In addition, Rochelle has spoken to a wide variety of female audiences about health and wellness. She is also a registered education savings plan representative. Rochelle can be contacted at (416) 220-1547 or at info@motivatedmoms.ca. Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 9:38pm EST

In episode, we have part two of our interview with musician Sean Jones. Sean talks and shares about various subjects from life and challenges as a solo artist, the impact working as a foster worker had on his life, his biggest accomplishment in life, the defining moment in his solo music career, earning the support and respect of his parents, messages to Black young men, what he does to succeed and some life nuggets that he has learned. Enjoy!! Here are ways that you can follow Sean: FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/sean-jones MY SPACE: http://www.Myspace.com/seanjonesmusic TWITTER: http://twitter.com/SeanJonesmusic PUBLICITY: Sasha Stoltz Publicity (416) 579-4804 sashastoltz@bellnet.ca. Enjoy!!God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


Today is the start of the 36th annual National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) starts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We will be attending the convention and hope to get some interviews!! In this episode held at Harlem Underground (http://www.harlemrestaurant.com/underground/index.html), we talk and share with the members of the convention committee about why going into engineering is a great thing for Blacks to do. If you would like to find out more information on the convention, here is the contact information: THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS (NSBE) 36TH ANNUAL CONVENTION - "ENGINEERING A GLOBAL IMPACT" WHEN: March 31st -April 4th, 2010 WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Center - Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NSBE WEBSITE: http://national.nsbe.org/ NSBE TORONTO CONVENTION INFORMATION: http://convention.nsbe.org/convention2010/ FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Society-of-Black-Engineers-NSBE/81682771394?ref=mf TWITTER: http://twitter.com/nsbeFeel free to email the The Vibe and Vegas Show at info@blackcanadianman.com God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


We continue to speak and share with Duncan Vignale.In this episode, Mr. Vignale talks about being the first Black man to join the electrical union that he was a member of, that a Black man having a trade is a good thing, his career in judo, the benefits of judo and how judo relates to real life.Click on the following link to listen to our previous interview with Mr. Vignale http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/vibe-and-vegas-show-duncan-vignale-part-one/ .Here is Mr. Vignale's contact information:Duncan Vignale Judo Academy2 Hunter's Point Drive,Richmond Hill, Ontario.L4C 9Y5Phone: (905) 882-5907Fax: (905) 882-9039Email: dunchondo@sympatico.caWeb: www.duncanvignalejudo.caFeel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

On March 30, 2010, the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) is presenting "Distinguished Men Of Honour". The theme of this event is "taking time to honour Our Black Men who continue to pave the path for others in our community". In this episode, Karlyn Percil, chair of the Harry Jerome Awards, talks about and share with us about the "Distinguished Men Of Honour" event. Here are the details: Event: Distinguished Men Of Honour (A Pre Harry Jerome Awards Event) - Taking time to honour Our Black Men who continue to pave the path for others in the community" When: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Starts at 7:00 p.m. Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Upper Canada Room, Toronto, Ontario Cost: $20 (Members), $30 (Non-Members), $40 (VIP) Email: bbpa@bellnet.ca Website: http://www.bbpa.org/ Phone: (416) 504-4097 Fax: (416) 504-7343 Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 2:43pm EST

"Etiquette": a set of practices and forms which are followed in a wide variety of situations; many people consider it to be a branch of decorum, or general social behavior.How is your dining etiquette? Do you realize how important it is?In this episode, we speak with Karlyn Percil. Ms. Percil is conducting an event, "Dining With Etiquette" on March 27, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

There are many words that could be used to describe Sean Jones. Singer, song writer, actor, model, honest and genuine are just a few. However, the character trait that best defines this young man is his passion. Yes, the music has truly stirred his soul. In the first of two parts, we talk and share with Sean Jones about being born in Hamilton, Ontario, going to Saudi Arabia at 5 1/2 years old and spending five years there, buying his first album (it was by the rock group Whitesnake), his first audition in his Grade Nine class to becoming a member of the R&B group "Essence" in 2004 and winning a Juno Award in 2004.If you would like more information on Sean, please contact his publicist:Sasha StoltzSasha Stoltz Publicity(416) 579-4804sashastoltz@bellnet.caFeel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/info@blackcanadianman.com


In this episode, we talk and share with Janel C. Scarborough (star and co-producer) and Roger Dundas (co-producer) of the play, "Single Black Female". It is playing in Toronto from March 13 - 21 at the George Weston Recital Hall. For more information, please go to www.SingleBlackFemaleThePlay.ca.Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is coming to Toronto coming to Toronto for its annual convention from March 31st to April 4th, 2010.

In this episode, we are privileged to have Duncan Vignale share some of his story.Please feel free to email us at info@blackcandianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcandianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 7:55am EST

This episode features part two of a discussion on "Blacks and The Media".We again have with us Anthony Mair from Harlem Underground Restaurant (http://www.harlemrestaurant.com/underground/), Graham Wong - President of Urban DNA Communications (http://www.urbandna.ca/), Eldean Dickenson of the Wheatfield Financial Group and comedian Dred Lee.In this episode, we talk and share about various subjects such as: being a better citizen, what can Black men do to help Black youth and the challenges that young Blacks born in Canada face. Enjoy!!Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


This episode starts another first for The Vibe and Vegas Show. For a long time, we have wanted to do some roundtables on various subjects with Black men. This episode starts that journey. We talk about "Blacks and The Media" with Anthony Mair from Harlem Underground Restaurant (http://www.harlemrestaurant.com/underground/), Graham Wong - President of Urban DNA Communications (http://www.urbandna.ca/), Eldean Dickenson of the Wheatfield Financial Group and comedian Dred Lee.During the roundtable, we not only speak and share about "Blacks and The Media" but also "What does it mean to be Black?", "What is the Black community?", "Is there a Black political movement?". It is a great chat!! Enjoy!!We would like to thank the participants for taking time to share. We have recorded a number of sessions with different Black men in which we discuss various topics. The episodes will be posted in the upcoming weeks. Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

"Personal branding!" It is one of the hot items in today's world of self-development. We feel that there is no one better to explain and talk about "personal branding" than Ricardo McCrae.Ricardo is the sole owner of RicardoMcRae.com (http://www.ricardomcrae.com/) which is a leading web, design and branding company. RicardoMcRae.com helps companies gain competitive advantage with customers by developing creative and innovative solutions that get both reactions and results.Also, for the last 10 years, Ricardo also the force behind "Hook Me Up Rico" (http://www.hookmeuprico.com/). "Hook Me Up Rico" is a site where people sharing everything from jobs, tickets, free puppies, and movie passes to great restaurants, community events and news stories... You can contact Ricardo via his sites or via phone at (416) 944-3101.Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/info@blackcanadianman.com

Rochelle Dickenson is a parent-child advocate. She is the owner of a company called the Motivated Moms Club, as well as a trained mediator. She will be soon launching a new website centred around the concept of "It takes a village to accomplish great things" whether you are in Africa, the Caribbean, the U.S. or right here in Canada, she believes the concepts are universal. In addition, Rochelle has spoken to a wide variety of female audiences around health and wellness. She is also a licensed registered education savings plan representatives because studies have shown that many of societies' ills can be averted by unlocking the power of education and self. She may be contacted at 416.220.1547 or at info@motivatedmoms.ca Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ info@blackcanadianman.com

"Are Black men still men?" We along with Dr. Geddes Clarke and Eldean Dickenson discuss this important question. Enjoy!!You can contact Dr. Clarke at:Email: dr.geddesclarke@gmail.comPhone: (647) 214-0288You contact Eldean Dickenson at:Email: info@wheatfieldfinancial.caPhone: (416) 416) 565-6520Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 10:37am EST

Health and wealth. These are two important aspects in life. In this episode, Dr. Geddes Clarke, a doctor of Naturopathy with his own business, "HEAL-THY-SELF" holistic health services and Eldean Dickenson from the Wheatfield Financial Group discuss the importance of health and wealth with Black men.Dr. Clarke's contact information is:Phone: (647) 214-0288Email: dr.geddesclarke@gmail.comMr. Dickenson's contact information is:Phone: (416) 565-6520Email: info@wheatfieldfinancial.caPlease feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

In this episode, we talk and share with Mark Lewis. He talks about his long career in the information technology industry and the importance of owning your own career.You can find out more information on Mark at his website http://www.myspace.com/SchulichCISSPPlease feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


We had a great response to the episode that featured Clarence Haynes and Anthony Mair. Thanks so much for the feedback and comments!!In this episode, Mr. Haynes talks about diabetes and Black men. It is great listening. Thanks to Anthony and the staff of Harlem Underground for allowing us to record this special event. Enjoy!!Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


We recently mentioned that we had the opportunity to attend a great presentation by Dr. Dennis Kimbro in Toronto on January 29, 2010. We are pleased to offer you the presentation via audio for your listening pleasure. Please note that Mr. Kimbro's presentation was recorded with a portable MP3 recorder so the sound is not top notch. We were sitting right in front of Dr. Kimbro so the sound is okay. We would like to thank Robert Small of The Legacy Festival (http://www.thelegacyfestival.com/) for bring Dr. Kimbro to Toronto!! Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


We have a Black/African History Month special!!!Recently,
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On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, a great earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 hit the island of Haiti. It is estimated that 250,000 people were killed due to the earthquake. It is estimated that 1.2 million Haitians have been left homeless. In our first roundtable of 2010, we along with Ann-Marie, Leslie and Michael discuss the earthquake and what the future holds in regards to rebuilding Haiti.Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


It's tax time!! The time of year that everyone looks forward to!! Yeah right ...In this episode, we speak with Eldean Dickenson of the Wheatfield Financial Group about having the right mentality to create wealth. If you would like to contact Mr. Dickenson, here is his contact information:Phone: (416) 565-6520Email: info@wheatfieldfinancial.cawebsite: www.wheatfieldfinancial.caPlease feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com

Dwayne Morgan began his career as a spoken word artist in 1993.
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Many Blacks would like to own a home but are not able to. Many Blacks are interested in becoming a real estate agent but are not aware of the process to become a real estate agent. Jason Dorsey, a Black real estate in Toronto, answers these questions during this episode. He also share his thoughts about the lack of support that he has received from the Black community. If you have any questions about real estate, please feel free to contact Jason via email at jason@dorseyhomes.comPlease feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com