The Dr. Vibe Show
Glen Antoine Palmer is the man behind The Gentleman's Standard - Sophisticated Perspective For The Distinguished Man Of Color. The Gentleman's Standard was awarded as a "Blog To Watch - Winner - Judges Vote" by 2010 Black Weblog Awards . Glen was regarded as one of the "30 Black Bloggers You Should Know" in a recent article in "The Root ". Glen lives and was born in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in a single parent household in which his mother and grandmother taught him morals and positive values. During our interview, Glen talks and shares about various subjects including how is girlfriend at the time who is now his wife influenced him to start The Gentleman's Standard , ; how he taught himself how to set up his site and what the blog is all about, some game changing moments for The Gentleman's Standard , how he programs and manages the site on his own while working full time and being married, the core message of The Gentleman's Standard , his thoughts on the current state of Black men and the future of The Gentleman's Standard . If you would like to touch base with Glen, here is how:Web Email: 76classic@gmail.com Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923 God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comPodcast Twitter"The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan PageiTunes

Winston "Stone" Ford is the owner and CEO of . The Couch Sessions is the premier online destination for alternative urban music and culture. The online magazine, created in 2005, covers emerging artists in hip-hop, R&B, electronica, house, rock, and all things in between, and has attracted tech savvy and progressive music lovers from around the world who are seeking new, underground and underheard talent. The Couch Sessions attracts visitors from over 20 countries. During our interview, Winston talks and shares about various subjects such as what is was like growing up in ; grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama (an all black town) and going to an all white high school allowed him to diversify his musical tastes, taking part in protests in college because the college radio station would not play hip hop, his stint doing political blogging, the story behind The Couch Sessions and how it can into being, the current state of music, the current state of Black men and Blacks and the future of The Couch Sessions. Oh yes, Winston tells us what is hot these days (one of the groups is from Toronto!). To touch base with The Couch Sessions ... (we like it lots!!!): Winston's email address: stone@thecouchsessions.com


Roland Rogers is the CEO of (The Soul of Sports) at The Black Athlete Sports Network. ; was founded in early 1999 by four individuals who harbored a vision for a site anchored in sports that will be the definitive place on the Internet to find coverage of Black athletes, and Black involvement in sports at all levels. Roland was born in Buffalo, New York and has lived in New York City for over thirty years. He is an astrologer and is interested in history. During our interview, Roland talks and shares about shares the history behind , why most media don't provide in depth coverage of Black athletes, the current state of the Black athlete, provides his opinion on various issues from the NFL strike to Tiger Woods (he shares a very interesting story about Tiger Woods), his thoughts on Black athletes getting involved in the Black community, the state of Black men in America and the future for . If you would like to contact Roland, here you go: Email: ceo@blackathlete.com Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923 God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923


Kenneth Williams is a young black man who lives in Los Angeles who has just launched his first business, , on April 12, 2011. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and now lives in Los Angeles. During our interview, Kenneth talks and shares about his past from background in automotive, spending time in the military (Air Force) for four years and working in web development for other companies before going out on his own with . He talks about what he is doing to market , the future of social media, digital technology, the benefits for Blacks if they get involved in the internet age, how you sign up for , what his first day of business was like and what he sees as the future is for . Kevin also feels lack of passion and direction is the biggest challenge facing Black men. You can contact Kevin via:

This interview marks a first for the show. It is our first interview with someone who lives outside of North America. Alexander Mushroe is a young Black man who lives in London, England. He is in his last year of university where he is studying Marketing and Psychology. He is also studying Japanese. Alexander was born in England but spent most of his youth in Zimbabwe. Alexander shares with us memories of his youth, the current conditions for Black men and Blacks in general in England. He is also operates Black History UK (Twtiter: @blackhistoryuk).He tells us the story behind @blackhistoryuk, what he sees for the future of @blackhistoryuk and what he loves about social media and the digital economy. To keep up with Alexander, go to: Twitter: @blackhistoryuk Facebook: ; http://www.facebook.com/amushore Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923 God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comPodcastTwitter"The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page


Faces By Pureness (Elizabeth Taylor), is a Toronto professional makeup artist with experience in Bridal makeup and hair, Fashion, Photography, TV, Film, Video, Celebrities, Wedding, and Special Occasions. We provide on location beauty services throughout Toronto and the GTA, Markham, Pickering, Thornhill, Brampton, York Region, Woodbridge, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Mississauga, and Hamilton. During the interview, Faces By Pureness shares a bit of her background, why she got into business in a already competitive marketplace, the "gamechanging moment" when she decided to become an entrepreneur and the challenges in the first few years in business. She also talks about various men's skin care topics such as what makes Black men's skin different, ingrown hairs, acne, shaving, waxing, facial scrubs, pedicures and the growing men's care market and general skin care tips for men. You can keep up with Faces By Pureness via: Web: Facebook: Email: makeup@facesbypureness.com or contact@facesbypureness.com Twitter: Linkedin: Phone: (647) 456-4099 Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook fan page at God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com

This episode features a roundtable on important topic: Black men's health. The participants are: Ray Crockrel, author of "What's Up With The Brothers?" (http://www.amazon.com/Whats-Up-Brothers-ebook/dp/B003O2SCN8 ). For more information on Ray, please click on the following link: http://www.bullhorngypsy.com/bullhorn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58&Itemid=64. To listen to our interview with Ray, please click on the following link: http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/vibe-and-vegas-show-ray-crockrel-whats-up-with-the-brothers/ Walker Tinsdale from Healthy Black Men (http://healthyblackmen.org/) is a dynamic online health and lifestyle magazine for ;black men. Please click on the following link to listen to our interview with Walker: http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/vibe-and-vegas-show-walker-tisdale-healthyblackmen-org/ Colin Jobe (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge ) David Blackman lives in Toronto The panelists talk and discuss various issues, challenges and experiences in regards to Black men's health and Black health in general. Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923 God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comPodcastTwitter"The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page


Are you wondering what social media is all about? Don't have a Facebook page? Don't know what a tweet is? Are you Linkedin? Ricardo McRae (http://www.ricardomcrae.com/ ) and Gloria Roheim (http://gloriaroheim.com/ ) are teaming up again to offer you an affordable, fun and easy way to get ahead with social media for only $25.00 (wow!!) on April 30, 2011. During our interview, Ricardo and Gloria talk about their upcoming seminar, "Social Media Simplified", that is being held on April 30, 2011 in Toronto. Please click on the following link to find more details and how to register for their seminar. Please note that the capacity for the seminar is fifty people. If you attend, you won't ; regret it!!http://www.gloriaroheim.com/workshops/social-media-simplified/ (Link for details on "Social Media Simplified" workshop) Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923 God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comPodcastTwitter"The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page


Rhoma Spencer is an actor, director, stand up comedian, broadcast journalist and storyteller is from Trinidad and Tobago. She came to Toronto, Ontario in 1999 to earn her Masters Degree in directing from York University and has lived in Toronto since. After graduating, she worked with the African Theatre Ensemble for two years before going on her own to do theatre from the Caribbean and the diaspora. Rhoma founded Threatre Achipilego (http://www.theatrearchipelago.ca/ ) in 2004. During this interview, Rhoma shares some of her story including the moment when she knew that performing arts would be her life, learning about the business side of the world of performing arts, how did Theatre Archipelago come about and it's history to date and some of the challenges along the way, her eight year journey to produce "I Marcus Garvey", her eight year journey to produce "I Marcus Garvey" and the current state of African Canadian theatre. Her next projects include producing Macomere Fifi the reigning calypso monarch of Canada - concert "Mother and Daughter" May 7, 2011 at the Cecil Street Community Centre and the Rock.Paper.Sistahz Festival (http://www.bcurrent.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74&Itemid=82http://www.bcurrent.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74&Itemid=82 ) You can contact Rhoma via: Email: rs@theatrearchipelago.ca Phone: (416) 750-1764 Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923 God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comPodcastTwitter"The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page

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Richard Stewart is actor based in Toronto. He was the star of the recent hit play, "I Marcus Garvey" that just finished a highly successful run in Toronto. Six years ago, Richard founded an organization called the "Lion's Circle" in Toronto. The "Lions Circle" is a brotherhood of men, connected through Afrikan ancestry. ; We are committed to supporting each other to pursue, discover, and fulfill our greatest potential. In doing so, we make a difference in the world, for ourselves, our families, our communities and beyond. Richard shares his thoughts on "BLACK MEN: WHERE ARE THEY AT? WHERE DO THEY NEED TO GO? HOW ARE THEY GOING TO GET THERE?" For more information on Richard, please click on the following links: (Richard's site) (previous interview on the "Vibe and Vegas Show") For more information on the "Lion's Circle", please click on the following link: Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook fan page at God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com


Shawn Byfield is the co-creator and choreographer for the Dora Award-winning musical, "I Think I Can". ; He is trained various dance forms including in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern, African, swing, ballroom, partnering and B Boy.


On Thursday March 10, 2011, Mike Colle, MPP (Minister of Provincial Parliament) for Eglinton-Lawrence inToronto, Ontario introduced a private member's bill to establish a provincial body called Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Care Ontario. MPP Colle is calling for a provincial strategy to develop comprehensive coordinated care, promote awareness, and advocate for individuals living with these disorders. In this episode, Sherman Moore, a return guest to the show, talks about the significance about this event and how we can help get this bill passed. Mr. Moore has been living with sickle cell for over forty years of his life and is doing fine with his family and three sons. Please feel to listen the Sherman's previous interview, please click on the following link: If you would like to sign the petition, please open the attachment, print it, get people to sign it and mail it to MPP Collie's office. MPP Collie's address is: 2882 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario M6B 3S6 For further information on Bill 165: Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Care Ontario Act, 2011 Please contact: MPP Mike Colle Email: mcolle.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org Phone: 416-325-4091

Back on February 18, 2011, we were attending an event put on by the Harriet Tubman Community Organization. Before the event, we had the opportunity to speak and share with international motivational dub poet from Jamaica, Charlie Bobus. During the interview, Charlie talks about being in business on his own, his latest CD ("Creative Energy"), the difference between dub poetry and other forms of poetry, the biggest challenge in being a dub poet and the importance of change in Black men's lives. He even drops some poetry for us. If you would like to find out more about or contact Charlie, here is his contact information: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charliebobus MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/inspiratorinternational Email: charliebobus@gmail.com Phone: (647) 269-5446 Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923 God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas Vibe and Vegas Show Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923

Simon Alexander is a 28 year old self employed up and coming "social media mogul" He was originally born in Inglewood, New Jersey and now currently resides in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Florida State University with a Degree in Creative Non-Fiction and Journalism and Minor in Film. He later went to attain a Masters Certification in Editing and Publishing. He worked as a Capitol Hill reporter for the Washington Informer for a year covering Barack Obama's transition into The White House back in 2008. In 2009, he decided to operate solely online because he found out that he could make more money writing articles online than for a brick and mortar publication. He is now involved in using social networks to promote his own content and also making money from promoting the content of others, helping people increase their Twitter followers, selling products and drawing traffic to his blogs. During our interview, we chat about his journey including why he decided to attend law school and when and why he decided to operate solely online. We also chat about the following social media topics: - The Stigma of Social Media - Spammer information get rich quick multi level marketing pyramid scheme culture versus real people making money in a new wave age market - SEO (search engine optimization) - The Fascination with "New" verses "Old" - The Benefit of Loose Regulations on Internet Business - The future of Facebook and Twitter - Anonymity verses Identity on the web Here is a list of Simon's sites: Simon Alexander Blog: WATCHAWAWOO: Viral Marketing Monsters: You can contact Simon via Skype at: Sim0nAlexander Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook fan page at God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com


Duane Watson is a music industry veteran and freelance sportswriter whose work has appeared on The Canadian Press news wire, Sway magazine as well as Hoop magazine. Will Strickland is a former basketball pro, the first person to teach a university accredited course on hip-hop culture, and the current president of UMAC, the Urban Music Association of Canada (http://www.umacunited.com/ ). Morgan Campbell ; was the winner of the 2003 National Newspaper award for sports writing and covers sports for The Toronto Star. Together they are the driving force behind All Balls Don'tBounce(http://www.allballsdontbounce.com/ ) team provides a one stop source for insight, commentary and analysis on sports culture on their blog.

Dave Zirin is the bestselling author of five books, the sports editor of The Nation magazine, and the host of Sirius XM Satellite's popular weekly show, "Edge of Sports Radio" (http://www.edgeofsports.com/audio.html ). His blog "The Edge of Sports" (http://www.edgeofsports.com/ ) is read each week by thousands of people across North America. He is also a columnist for SLAM Magazine, The Progressive, and Sports Illustrated online, and his writing has appeared in numerous other publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Mr. Zirin, in conjunction with All Balls Don't Bounce (http://www.allballsdontbounce.com/ ), presents the Canadian premiere of Zirin's "Not Just a Game: Power, Politics & American Sports" ; at the ReelWorld Film Festival on Friday, April 8, 2011, at 9 p.m. Cineplex at Canada Square in Toronto, Ontario (map ) During our interview, Mr. Zirin tells us when and how his interest in politics and sports began, how owners are wrecking sports, the economics of sports, the process of making the films, the current state of professional sports, Black athletes not speaking out on issues, NCAA athletes not being paid, the future of professional sports and how the collaboration with All Balls Don't Bounce came about. God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comPodcast Twitter"The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page

Ray Crockrel is an Author as well as the President and CEO of Brown Eyes Graphic Communications, LLC. Ray has traveled around the world and he is a former military man. After leaving the military, Ray worked as a contractor in numerous areas, with a concentration on advertising, marketing, computer technology, graphic arts, and film production. Recently, we had the opportunity to chat with Ray about his book, "What's Up With The Brothers?" In "What's Up With The Brothers?, Ray addresses many of ; the misconceptions and generalizations about African American men that need to be clarified and disbanded. He also answers an important question, "What is the difference between a man and a father?" and addresses many issues that African American men are dealing and facing with. For more information on Ray and "What's Up With The Brothers" including ordering the book, please go to http://www.browneyesgraphics.com/Home%20Page.html. Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comPodcastTwitter"The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page


Roger Dundas is a Toronto, Ontario based producer and marketer of plays and productions. He is also the president of 404 Media Group Entertainment. Roger shares with us "WHERE ARE BLACK MEN AT? WHERE DO THEY NEED TO GO? HOW ARE THEY GOING TO GET THERE?" If you would like to get in touch with Roger, you can contact him at: Email: info@404mg.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/k6e Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kingston-6-Entertainment/138658669527661 Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message 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 "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923

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