The Dr. Vibe Show

On Thursday March 10th, 2011, MPP (Minister of Provincial Parliament - Ontario) Mike Colle introduced a private member's bill, Bill 165, Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Care Ontario Act, to establish a provincial body called Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Care Ontario. Mr. Colle was first elected as an MPP in 1995. In October 2007, he was re-elected to serve his fourth term to represent the riding of Eglinton-Lawrence in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to this, Mike served as a City of York councilor and a Metropolitan Toronto councilor where he served as TTC commissioner and was chair of the TTC from 1992 to 1994. Mike currently is the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children and Youth Services. He also serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. During this interview, MPP Colle talks and shares about his involvement with sickle cell and thalassemia Care, the process that it took to get the bill introduced, what difference the bill would make if it is passed and what we can do to help. If you would like to find more information about Bill 165, please click on the following link http://www.mikecolle.com/DocumentEN.aspx?id=44 MPP Colle has also created a Facebook Fan page for Bill 165 at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_159977460723573 (Supporting Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Care in Ontario). Please feel free to become a friend!! 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 PageiTunes


Justin Norwood is a 26 year old Black men who was born in the state of Mississippi who know lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently employed in the educational field. During this episode, Justin talks and shares about a recent article that he wrote, "5 Things Every Black Man Should Know How To Do". You can read the article by clicking on the following url: http://keepingthevision.blogspot.com/2011/05/5-things-every-black-man-should-know.html Justin goes into further depth about each of the "5 Things", why he wrote the article, why Black men don't go to church, the state of Black men, suggestions for parents on how to raise young Black men and how to help Black men. Here is information if you wish to contact Jason: justin.r.norwood@gmail.com (Email)http://keepingthevision.blogspot.com/ (blog) 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 PageiTunes

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.


Ben Johnson. If you are more than thirty years old, you know and probably remember where you where when he had his gold medal taken from him at the 1976 Seoul Olympics. In our interview, Ben tells and shares with us provides us with an update on the issue of the gold medal being taken from him, how has he moved forward (it has not been easy), how important his mother was to him, what he is doing now, why he enjoys training athletes, how the world of athletics has changed, Does he have any regrets?, What has he learned?, his future and life lessons. If you would like to find out more information on Ben Johnson, go to http://www.benjohnsonenterprises.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

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We love fine dining, good cuisine and good people. We found all of that when we went to Room Service Restaurant ; and shared with
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Sanura Weathers is the positive force behind the blog, My Life Runs On Food - "A sweet, savory, buttery, green and healthy food blog", at http://blog.sanuraweathers.com/ since November 2009. At her blog, she shares her beliefs on food. She encourages that people should cook at home. She also believes ; that healthy food can be delicious and that we need start eating fresh food. She has been regarded as one of


Ahdri Zhina Madiela is the founder & Artistic director of and is best known as a director and poet/performer on the independent scene since the late 70's. Over the years she has supported numerous artists, both emerging and established, and is the visionary and driving force behind the rock.paper.sistahz Festival. At , she will be directing Nicole Brook's musical Obeah Operah, a musical journey through the mystical path where hundreds of women accused of being witches and bringing 'Obeah' to good Christian communities have trod. Meet five of the seized, waiting and sharing what would be their last. ahdri will also be presenting her experimental blew excerpt: snow.white.muse as part of Flimsy Things! on May 25. Adhri was born in Kingston, Jamaica and spent her youth growing up in the mountains of St. Ann, Jamaica. She left to live in Canada with her mother when she was fifteen. Adhri went back to live in Jamaica in the 1980's to work as an emerging artist. She finished her degree in biology from York University and has been working in theatre for over thirty years. Adhri shares different things with us during the interview from remember hearing a poem when she was twelve years old started the pull by Claude McKay, "If We Must Die", to how much Miss Lou influenced her life, how started twenty years ago, how started, some highlights of this year's festival, the planning that it takes to put on the festival and two (funding and space) of the challenges that the artistic community continually face. runs from May 10, 2011 until May 20, 2011 at Artscape Wychwood Barns ( ). 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

Poet, lyricist, emcee, Motion spans the realms of music, spoken word and drama, composing works for screen and stage. A member of Obsidian's 2009 Playwright's Unit, her plays "Aneemah's Spot" and "4our Woman" have been seen, read and heard at the International Black Playwright's Festival, b current's rock.paper.sistahz Fest and the Canonize This! Reading Series. ;Her newest collection of poetry, "40 Dayz" is published by Women's Press. In this interview, Motion talks and shares about different subjects such as

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Djennie Laguerre studied Theatre and French Literature at the University of Ottawa. After living in New York where she studied at The Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting, she moved to Toronto where for three years, she co-hosted the TVO, French, children's show Mini TFO and toured with Grimm Grimm, a production of (TfT). In October 2005, Djennie performed in the first production of Seventeen [ANONYMOUS] Women a play by Carolyn Guillet and directed by Diana Sajrajse at the Infinittheatre, in Montreal. She is a founding member ofCric Crac Collective, dedicated to creating movement and storytelling base plays. Her solo show, Rendezvous with Home, won the Spotlight performance award at the 2008 SummerWorks Festival. The French version of Rendezvous... was produce at the TfT in December 2009 and at the MAI in Montreal in September 2010. Djennie is a Teaching Artist for the Ontario Arts Council and for rAiz'n Summer aRts. Djennie was born in Haiti and came to Canada with her family when she was four years old. During our interview, Djennie talks and shares about her first performance, showing her parents at a young age how committed to performing, how challenging it was to go to New York for acting school for a year and how hard it was it was to come back to Canada, how being bilingual can be an advantage and a disadvantage in the performing environment, how was got involved with , what she will be for upcoming performance for and her future plans. Saturday, May 14, 2011 from Noon - Midnite | Artscape Wychwood Barns ( ), 601 Christie St. : All-day playing with a rock.paper game off, storytelling with Haitian-Canadian artist Djennie Laguerre, Drumming/Music and a dance off with instructors and performers, face paint art, impromptu performances, comedy, and a drag dance party, showcasing local drag 'kings and queens' to close the evening! A little for everyone. You can contact Djennie at djennielaguerre@yahoo.ca 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

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Though you may know her best as one of the lead vocalists for the award-winning group Sugar Jones, Hamilton native Andrea Henry is more than just an accomplished vocalist. She is a visual artistist, performer, singer, songwriter, model, theatre performer. She is an artist-performer who has been a familiar face in Rock Paper Sistahz over the years appearing in "After All," "Zong," "Only You," and "Wise Women." Her artwork was featured in the art installation "Full" for Rock Paper Sistahz 8. For Summer Works 2009, she worked as a Set/Costume Designer in the play "Keen." Emerging from a hiatus, this multi-faceted artist continues to explore all her artistic avenues. Andrea is of Dominican heritage who was born in Hamilton, Ontario and now lives in Toronto, Ontario. During our interview, Andrea talks and shares about her first introduction to performing was with the Creole Dancers, her first singing performance "Save The Best For Last" by Vanessa Williams was in grade eight, the history of her involvement with the group Sugar Jones and what she learned from it, how she got into visual arts, how important giving back to the community is, why did she take time off and why did she decide to come back and what her future holds. If you want to find out more about more about Andrea, please go to: http://www.myspace.com/andreahenrysoul/photos/albums/my-photos/648282 EVENT: hair.Art.photo Park Monday, May 16, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Artscape Wychwood Barns (map ), Studio 251, 601 Christie St. Pay What You Can Suggestion $10 - $15 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 PageiTunes

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Sharron McLeod is a jazz vocalist who is well established in Toronto and New York City. Sharron has shared the stage with some of jazz's most exciting musicians such as Jane Bunnett, Greg Tate, Archie Alleyne, Salome Bey, Jimmy Lovelace, Jackie Richardson, Yoron Isreals, Gord Webster, Duane Burno, Elliott Levine, Lewis 'Flip' Barnes and Frank Falco. Along with regular club and festival appearances in Toronto, Sharron has performed in Europe and the United States. Trained as a classical flutist and trombonist, Sharron's focus naturally evolved to encompass jazz. Following the success of For the Love of Abbey at the Trane Studio in December, Sharron is bringing her tribute to the late great jazz diva Abbey Lincoln to the Rock Paper Sistahz 10th anniversary festival. She will perform and recall the music of Ms Lincoln along with her own personal anecdotes and observations about this legendary and iconic artist. During our interview Sharon talks and shares about growing up in a household were her mother was a fan of opera, classical, reggae and world music, the moment when she fell in love with jazz, her first musical performance as singer, her special relationship with her "musical mother" the late great Abby Lincoln and how her tribute came into being, how her performance at this year's "Rock Paper Sistahz " came about ; and her future plans. To find out more about Sharron, please go to : www.myspace.com/sharronmcleodRock Paper Sistahz Festival Opener - Sharron McLeod in a Tribute to Abbey Lincoln Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Artscape Wychwood Barns (http://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=103504369285256632619.000463ae727d781146556&source=embed&ll=43.646494,-79.39667&spn=0.134153,0.263672&z=12 ), 601 Christie St. Toronto, Ontario 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 PageiTunes

Ms. Peters grew up in Toronto, Ontario. She moved with her family to Weymouth Falls, Nova Scotia with her family at the age of 13. In the early 1980's, she started her media career in rural Nova Scotia as the afternoon Newscaster for Annapolis Valley Radio. She then went on to anchor the CHSJ television news out of Saint John, New Brunswick before joining CBC Television News. In 1996, she left the world of broadcast news and started her own production company. During is a founding member of Women In Film and Television-Atlantic, a member of Actra Maritimes and has served as Chair as the Diversity Board and is also a member of The Writers Guild of Canada. She has appeared in more than 20 films and numerous stage plays. During our interview, Ms. Peters shares some of her journey with us from growing up in Toronto and moving to the east coast of Canada, her first performance doing a one-woman show with seven characters, her first commercial playing the role of a five year old when she was eighteen, some of the challenges of being a Black and female news anchor in the 1980's, why she started her own production company, the story behind her latest film "AFRICVILLE: CAN'T STOP NOW". Ms. Peters also gives some advice for those who would like to follow in her footsteps. If you would like to find out more about Ms. Peters, go to: If you would like to contact Ms. Peters, please go to: "Africville: Can't Stop Now" is ; part of "Flimsy Things!" on Wednesday, May 11th from 8 p.m. to

Gary Pieters is a school administrator in the Toronto school board with over 15 years of experience in the education sector and sits on many community boards. He was born in London, England then went to Ghana at four months of age. Gary was raised by grandmother until he was seven years old. He then went to Canada for a bit then went back to Guyana until he was nineteen years old. Gary has a Bachelor of Arts in African History and Politics and Bachelor of Arts in Teacher Education (Primary and Junior). He has been a teacher in Southern California. In 1999, he became a teacher in the Toronto District School Board. In 2005, he became a principal at a school in the Toronto School Board. In this interview which was recorded just before the recent Canadian federal election, Gary talks and shares about various subject including the importance of minorities getting involved in the current federal elections and the importance of voting and it is important to vote, what he felt was the number issue of the recent Canadian election, the importance of cities in Canada, the many examples of current Black leadership in Canada, time is now for Blacks to get involved in the political process and what it will it take to get more young Blacks involved, ; the importance of Africentric schools and the contrast between American vs. Canadian schools. During the recent Canadian election, Gary was a volunteer citizen blogger for CBC News during the last election. You can read his final entry at You can also read Gary's article, "Who's afraid of Africentric?", in which he comments on why Africentric secondary school in Toronto

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Marlon Reid is Vice President, Treasury Credit, Investment Banking - TD Securities and Past President of The Urban Financial Services Coalition - Toronto Chapter . During our interview, Marlon shares shares some of his challenges he encountered with the educational system when he was younger and what was the gamechanger that sent him into another direction, shares some of his challenges he encountered with the educational system when he was younger and what was the game changer that sent him into another direction, how he stayed strong and didn't quit, the importance of mentorship, how he got involved with the conference, memories from last year's conference and how it impacted him, what needs to be done to maximize young Black men's talents and words of inspiration and encouragement for young Black men. The conference is being held at George Brown College on May 5, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Neil Le Grand is an analyst at Trez Capital Corporation in Toronto, Ontario. He was born in Oakville, Ontario and has a degree in Economics from the University of Windsor. Neil is also the Chair Of Community Outreach for . During this interview Neil shares about his experience with the educational system, how he got involved with "Stand Up! Young Men's Conference" and some of his experiences from last year's conference, what do young Black men need help with, why he takes his time to help out young Black men and the importance of events like "Stand Up! Young Men's Conference". Please note that our show will be using various forms of social media for this event. We will will be sending tweets, sending out messages via our show , recording interviews and streaming some of them live and for later broadcast and other stuff. Here is how you can follow us during the conference: Twitter: or @vibeandvegas Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook fan page at 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


On May 5, 2011, the second annual "Stand Up - Young Men's Conference" conference will be held at George Brown College at 290 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, Ontario from 9 a.m. To 3 p.m. Gary Crossdale is the principal of Lord Dufferin public school in Toronto, Ontario. Gary along with Ainsworth Morgan is one of the organizers of the conference. Gary talks and shares about some the challenges that Black boys encounter with the public school system, the history of "Stand Up! Young Men's Conference", memories of last year's conference, what to look for at this year's conference and the importance of legacy for Black men. Please note that we will be using various forms of social media for this event. We will will be sending tweets, sending out messages via our show Facebook Fan Page, recording interviews and streaming some of them live and for later broadcast and other stuff. Here is how you can follow us during the conference: Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas or @vibeandvegas ... please feel free to "Like" our God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com


Reigning calypso monarch of Canada, Macomere Fifi (Eulith Tara Woods) will stage her first concert in eight years in Toronto on Saturday May 7, 2011 at the Cecil Street Community Centre. The show aptly titled, "Mother and Daughter" takes its cue from Fifi's classic calypso of the same name. Fifi burst onto the calypso scene in 1998 when she captured the calypso monarch of Canada title, the people's choice, and went on to win the first ever Calypso Queen competition in Canada that same year. A longstanding member of La Petite Musicale Toronto, Fifi began singing with this legendary choir immediately after moving to Toronto in 1987. When in one of the choir's theatrical productions she played a character named Macomere Fifi, this name stuck on her and it was not a difficult decision to adapt this moniker for her calypso career. Fifi's achievement is myriad, having copped the Miami Calypso Monarch title on four occasions, Canadian Calypso Monarch, Pan Kaiso Monarch, Canadian Soca Monarch, Calypso Queen , in addition to capturing such special prizes as People's choice on numerous occasions. Joining Fifi for this momentous Mothers Day Eve concert is her daughter, Lavonne 'Mandy' Woods who has been making quite a name for herself on the Canadian urban music scene. Last year, Mandy was awarded two Canadian Reggae Achievement Awards for Single of the Year and Best Female Vocalist. During this interview, Macomere Fifi talks about growing up in Tobago and signing in the choir, why she came to Canada (a twenty three year holiday and still going strong), why she has started performing again after not performing for eight years, ; the most special award that she has received and why is she performing with her daughter. To purchase tickets and reservations call 416-750-1764 Ext 1 or Glenda at
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