The Dr. Vibe Show

On February 20, 2011, at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Wedge Curatorial Projects along the TD Financial Group and hosted by Cameron Bailey (co-director of The Toronto International Film Festival) presented "Witness As Desired: A Celebration Of African Canadian Film". "Witness As Desired" is an exploration of African Canadian identity in film. The program presented a series of short films by established and emerging filmmakers reflecting historical journeys that challenge representations of African Canadians and documents contemporary perceptions of race and identity. This episode features a panel discussion with Cameron Bailey and most of the featured contemporary filmmakers that followed the film presentation. The following filmmakers were part of the panel discussion: Powys Dewhurst, Alison Duke, Jason Ebanks, Sharon Lewis, Sylvia Hamilton, Colina Phillips, Peter Dean Rickards and Dawn Wilkinson. The filmmakers biographies and film details can be found at http://witnessasdesired.wedgecuratorialprojects.org/ . Since its creation in 1997, Wedge Curatorial Projects has evolved from a residentially based commercial gallery into an art collection & a curatorial project. Wedge was founded by collector Dr. Kenneth Montague in 1997. Conceived to be simultaneously a private and public experience the original gallery space existed inside Montague's home in Toronto, literally 'wedged' inside the narrow hallways of his loft. Wedge Curatorial Projects began showcasing and promoting works exploring notions of black subjectivity and cultural representation in an unconventional way. Wedge Curatorial Projects quickly became a well-respected initiative that filled a gap in Toronto's art community. Wedge has worked with local and international organizations to create programming including community photography workshops, collaborations with local artists, and a music compilation series that speaks to youth about shaping their own identity. The Wedge Collection has grown to include photography, video art, painting and sculpture by international artists from within and outside of the African diaspora. Wedge Curatorial Projects is committed to championing emerging Canadian artists and presenting innovative and accessible perspectives on themes of identity through its evolving collection. For information on the Wedge Curatorial Project and their upcoming events, please go to http://www.wedgecuratorialprojects.org/ . 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


The Historica-Dominion Institute is the largest, independent organization in Canada dedicated to Canadian history, identity and citizenship. The Historica-Dominion Institute has just launched a Black History In Canada portal at http://blackhistorycanada.ca/ We speak with Jeremy Diamond, Director, Development & Programs, National Office about the Historica-Dominion Institute, the story of the Black History In Canada portal and other Historica-Dominion Institute program to benefit Black Canadians and some of the challenges that they have connecting with young Black Canadians about Black Canadian history.http://blackhistorycanada.ca/ (Black History In Canada online resource)http://www.historica-dominion.ca/en/ (Historica-Dominion Institute Website) Phone: 1-866-701-1867 (toll free) 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

Tiana Reid ; is a Toronto born biracial (Black father, White mother) fourth year student at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She is also a writer for the McGill newspaper, "The McGill Daily" with her own column, "Mixed Like Me" at http://www.mcgilldaily.com/blog-mixed-like-me/ . During our interview, Tiana talks and shares about various subjects from the challenges she sometimes faces with her identity, why all of us should learn and discuss more about Black Canadian history and why we need to change the way we celebrate it, the possible implications of the recent Egyptian revolution, breaking the generational divide in Black Canada and the state of Black Canada. If you would like to contact Ms. Reid, please email her at tiana.reid@mcgilldaily.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 (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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PodCamp Toronto 2011 is at Ryerson University in Toronto on February 26th and February 27th. It is Canada's largest gathering of members of the new media community. PodCamp has been in Toronto since 2007. Last year, 900 people from Toronto's new media community attended during the two-day unconference. The attendees and presenters are a diverse group of participants who are amateur and professional content creators and communicators. This includes folks from all kinds of different areas of new media - writers, producers, photographers, designers, podcasters, developers and bloggers. We had the privilege and opportunity to speak with three of the organizing committee members of Podcamp Toronto 2011: Connie Crosby, Eden Spodek and Rob Lee. They share about some of the history of Podcamp Toronto, how they got involved in Podcamp Toronto and the some of the great things to expect at this year's event. If you would like to find out about Podcamp Toronto 2011, please go to: http://2011.podcamptoronto.com/about/ Please note that Podcamp Toronto 2011 is looking for volunteers, if you can help out, please go to:http://2011.podcamptoronto.com/register/volunteer/ We would like to thank Connie, Eden and Rob for taking the time from their busy organizing schedules to spend some time and share with us. 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 Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Usage based billing for the internet has been one of the hottest topics in Canadian politics this year. Over 450,000 Canadians signed a petition against the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) decision to implement usage based billing for the internet. This caused the Canadian government to threaten to overturn the CRTC's ruling. Colin Jobe and David Blackman join us in a discussion on usage based billing. 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


Founded in 1972, the Harriet Tubman Community Organization Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the Greater Toronto Area's diverse community. Initially the organization focused on providing programming for youth, but over the years it has expanded its services to address a broader spectrum of the community. The Harriet Tubman Community Organization works in partnership with various community groups and social services agencies across The Greater Toronto Area, and co-sponsors a variety of annual events. In this episode, we speak and share with Ekua Walcott, the Executive Director of the Harriet Tubman Community Organization. Ms. Walcott shares some of her story with us. She also talks about the history of the organization, some of the many services and programs that the organization offers, some of the many challenges that young Black men are facing, the disconnection with society that young Black men are facing and what the Black community needs to do more forward. If you would like to find out more information about the Harriet Tubman Organization, please contact:http://www.tubmancommunity.org/contact.html (website) tubman@htco.org (email) (416) 496-2044 (phone) (416) 496-0881 (fax) 2975 Don Mills Road West Toronto, Ontario. M2J 3B7 (office) 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

The Collective Of Black Artists (COBA) COBA was founded in 1993 by Junia Mason, Charmaine Headley, BaKari E. Lindsay (formerly Eddison B. Lindsay) and Mosa Neshama (formerly Kim McNeilly). They were four Black dancers fired with the raw passion to fill a void on Toronto's arts scene by constructing a platform for dance creations that reflected their physical and social realities. COBA presents Traditional West African dance, music and folklore; Caribbean Indigenous Folk dance, music and rituals in their purest forms possible for the theatrical stage. While also creating contemporary works developed from an Africanist movement aesthetic that reflects African social realities in a global context. COBA's mission "is to preserve the cultural traditions of Africa diaspora through education, research and public performance". In this episode, BaKari E. Lindsay share some of his and COBA's story. If you would like to find out more information about COBA, please contact:http://www.cobainc.com/index.php (web) info@cobainc.com (Email) COBA Collective Of Black Artists 2444 Bloor Street West Toronto, Ontario, M6S 1R2 (416) 658-3111 (Telephone) (416) 658-9980 (Fax) 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


If you haven't been living under a rock in Canada over the last few weeks, you've been consumed with the hotly-contested debate over user-based Internet billing in Canada. At the heart of the issue, which is being fought over between the CRTC(Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) , major telecoms and small Internet service providers, is this: should consumers pay for a predetermined amount of data or get charged for what they use? In this episode, we speak and share with Mark Evans. Mark is a principal with ME Consulting (http://www.markevans.ca/ ), a content and social media strategic and tactical consultancy that creates and delivers 'stories' for companies looking to capture the attention of customers, bloggers, the media, business partners, employees and investors. Mark has worked with three start-ups - Blanketware, b5Media and PlanetEye - so he understands how they operate and what they need to do to be successful. He was a technology reporter for more than a decade with The Globe and Mail, Bloomberg News and the Financial Post. Mark is also one of the co-organizers of the mesh, meshUniversity and meshmarketing conferences. Mark talks about the current environment of Canadian internet service providers (Internet Service Providers) and what needs to be done in order to make it a fair and competitive for consumers to access and pay for internet service. If you want to follow Mark, here is how you keep up with him:http://www.markevanstech.com/ , http://www.markevans.ca/ (web)http://www.facebook.com/meconsulting (Facebook)http://twitter.com/markevans (Twitter)http://friendfeed.com/buckpost (FriendFeed) 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

The "Baby Boyz Dance Group" is a group of eight diversely trained male dancers under the direction of Artistic Director and choreographer, Trevor Brown. The company incorporates many genres weaving a creative identity that is compelling, moving, athletic and explosive dedicated to the creation of original works that celebrate the power and scope of the imagination with an emphasis placed on incorporating social messages in their work. The "Baby Boyz Dance Group" puts the D' in dancehall, while highlighting the artistry indicative in hip - hop and progressively connects both genres to dances of African and contemporary influences. The "Baby Boyz Dance Group" have appeared internationally in videos of Sean Paul and Rihanna and have shared performance venues with the likes of LL Cool J and Jully Black, among others. In 2009, they performed at the Legends of Hip Hop concert in which Chris Brown participated. In 2007 they performed at the prestigious Panafest festival in Ghana, West Africa. In this episode, we speak and share with Sheldon Steel, one of the members of "The Baby Boyz Dance Group". Shelodon talks about various subjects such as how the group was started, how he become involved with the group, the preparation needed for one of their shows and the group's trip to Ghana in 2007. The "Baby Boyz Dance Group" is holding it's fifth annual fundraiser and dinner dance and gala on February 12, 2011 at the Chandni Gateway Banquet Hall at 5 Gateway Boulevard in Brampton, Ontario (http://www.chandnibanquethalls.com/). The event starts at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is at 7:00 p.m. The dress code is formal. The event will feature The Baby Boyz Dance Group and other performers. For more information, please call Novelette at (647) 746-8609 or Paulene at (647) 866-0245. "Dance Immersion" proudly presents the Baby Boyz Dance Group in an urban dance story for its 2011 Annual Showcase presentation. The world premiere of Three Boyz, Three Countries & One Dream runs March 24-26, 2011 at 8 p.m. at Enwave Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps. This exciting new dance-theatre work is about three young men from Africa, Jamaica and Canada who share the same dream to be the best no matter what life has to throw at them. All three men share one dream, but none of them could guess where that dream would lead - or how it would impact their lives and the lives around them. If you want to find out more information about the "Baby Boyz Dance Group" and "Dance Immersion", go to:http://babyboyzent.com/ ; (Website) babyboyz_ent@hotmail.com (email)http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/babyboyz.dancegroup (Facebook) 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

On February 1, 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) marked the beginning of Black History Month with the launch of a new, online black history museum. "Canadian Black History: an Interactive Experience" can be accessed through the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/games/teachers-corner/black-history-month.asp . In this episode, we speak and share with Karen Shadd: Communications Advisor - Public Education and Marketing Unit - Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Karen is a descendant of Mary Ann Shadd, the first Black woman editor of a North American newspaper and was also a educator and a lawyer. Mary Ann Shadd's father, Abraham Shadd, was the first Black man to be elected to political office in Canada. Karen tells us how Canadian Black History: an Interactive Experience can into existence and some of the website's highlights. This is the 15th anniversary of official celebrations of Black History Month, and this year, the theme is "Proud of Our History." The month will focus on the exceptional accomplishments of black Canadians including noted rancher John Ware, journalist and human rights activist Carrie Best, baseball star Ferguson Jenkins, and hockey player and humanitarian Jarome Iginla. To raise awareness, CIC will also launch a series of public service announcements featuring historical accomplishments of black Canadians, to be aired on television stations across Canada, and online. For more information about these and other events happening nation-wide, visit ; www.cic.gc.ca/blackhistorymonth . 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


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