The Dr. Vibe Show

Dr. Jonathan P. Higgins is a speaker, educator and thought leader.

With over ten years of experience in education, social justice and grassroots movements, Dr. Higgins is focused on public speaking and working with the media on issues centered on people of color, LGBTQ storytelling and marginalized communities. His work has been included on Blavity, The Root, Efniks, Wear Your Voice and Talkspace. Dr. Higgins serves as Campus Pride’s Curriculum Educator, is a Lambda Literary writing fellow and a regular contributor to SOULE.

Dr. Higgins is committed to using his voice to highlight and bring focus to the issues that affect both the Black and LGBTQ community. In September of 2016, Dr. Higgins launched a YouTube channel where he posts weekly videos about race and identity issues, and began sharing pieces of his a mini-documentary highlighting stories related to his life as a queer Black man growing up in the inner city of San Bernardino. This mini-documentary also covers his journey to receiving his doctoral degree.

Dr. Higgins has spoken at universities including Kansas State, Colgate University, UCSD, and UCLA. He has consulted with Purdue University to restructure their Safe Zone program and has given several presentations within the California State University system about what can be done to better serve LGBTQ+ students. Dr. Higgins continues to lecture all over the country on topics related to intersectionality, race, gender and sexuality and has gained attention from websites including Attn: and Vox. In April of 2017, Dr. Higgins gave his first TEDx talk on how to unlearn fear and develop personal power, leading to an op-ed piece on Splinter.com.

Dr. Higgins was born in Los Angeles, California and graduated from California State University, San Bernardino with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies and a minor in Women’s Studies. He also holds a Masters of Arts in Management from the University of Redlands, where he graduate top three in his class and was inducted into the Whitehead Leadership Society.

Dr. Higgins recently completed his Educational Doctorate of Leadership in Justice from the University of Redlands where he wrote his dissertation on the first year experiences of queer men of color in higher education. You can connect with him on all social media by using the handle, @DoctorJonPaul.

Recently, Dr. Higgins was on our show talking about his article Fixing the Lives of Male Childhood-Rape Survivors.

During our conversation, Dr. Higgins talking about:

– Some of his background including growing up with Rodney King
– Where did his passion for to be better, challenging himself and finding his voice come from
– “Education was never built for Black people.”
– The impact of Bayard Rustin has had on his life
– The story behind his article
– Some of the emotional challenges including sexual and emotional violence that Black queer men face and some of the reasons why do a number of Black people have trouble dealing with Black queer men
– The impact of slavery on Black men and rape culture
– Toxic masculinity
– “Many Black men are not taught to manage their emotions.”
– How do you know if a man has sense of himself
– How can Black people who have been abused be helped
– How big of an issue is Black men who have been sexually abused
– What do many Black men need to unlearn when it comes to Black queer men
– The importance of people go see a therapist if they need to see one
– His calls to action

You can find more about Ms. Higgins via:

Website
Twitter
Facebook
YouTube

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page at “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe


The panelist for last Sunday’s show was Ryan Singh.

Mr. Singh will be commented on the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: For All Its Talk, Silicon Valley Is Terrible At Recruiting African-Americans. Here’s Why

The Dr. Vibe Show™: ‘Stakes Are Higher’ For Women Of Colour Reporting Powerful Men For Sexual Abuse, Activists Say

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Trump Just Won’t Stop Demonizing Black America

The Dr. Vibe Show™: We’re Sick of Racism, Literally

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Can My Children Be Friends With White People?

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page at “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe

Direct download: THE_DR._VIBE_SHOW_-_DO_YOU_KNOW_WHAT_TIME_IT_IS_-_NOVEMBER_26_-__2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

STUFF are live online conversations hosted by Dr. Vibe (Canada) and Jazz Keyes (United States) about current events and culture from a black woman’s and black man’s POV.

Jazz Keyes is a clinical psychologist, certified life coach, author, and motivational speaker. Recognized for her work as a community activist, Keyes has spent the last 10 years of her career focusing on empowering the lives of others. With an intense focus on women, people of color, and children, Keyes has been honored as a Neighborhood Hero by ComEd for her involvement in numerous community-based initiatives.

As a psychologist and life coach, Keyes supplies clients with the necessary tools and techniques to awaken their divine energy, heal their open wounds and create an aura of love, compassionate and tranquility.

For the last two years, Jazz Keyes has managed to grow her brand as a dating and relationship writer for two major media platforms, JET Magazine and Black and Married with Kids. Her first book, If We Knew Better: Soul Cries of Women Past and Present, is available here.

Ms. Keyes is preparing to begin her PHD program Fall 2017. She will be studying to receive her Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Couples Therapy. Keyes has devoted a great deal of her time and energy on mastering the art of communication to create healthy, dynamic, long-lasting relationships and to help others do the same.

Jazz Keyes is an aspiring bestselling author. Focusing on spirituality, emotional empowerment, and love, Keyes hopes to one day deliver soul healing messages as a television personality and international inspirational speaker.

Photography has always been an interest of Lawrence’s. As a kid, he used to take my parent’s camera and shoot any and everything. He loved it! My parents, not so much. He didn’t have a clue what he was doing and back in those days it was film.

After completing York University’s Business Administration program, Lawrence started my career in radio. Not on-air though, but in sales. Always trying to do things differently, Lawrence put his hobby of photography to use for my clients and Lawrence Kerr Photography was born. As my interest grew he took courses with the world renowned Scott Kelby and Joe McNally and night classes as well as workshops.

Dr. Vibe and Ms. Keyes hosted a conversations with Lawrence Kerr. L

During the conversation, Mr. Kerr talked about:

– How he got started in the world of photography including the early years
– Stressing quality from the get go when starting in photography
– His first big turning point in his photography journey
– The importance of quality images for your brand/product/service
– The importance of his branding from the start and his thoughts on branding
– How customer expectations have changed
– Some of the process he goes through with a potential client
– Working through on charging for your service
– How much of his business is referral
– His HOT principal
– The story behind one of his more challenging shoots
– Some tips for people who would like to become a professional photographer
– Core questions to ask a photographer

You can contact Lawrence via:

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Email
Phone: 647-45-PHOTO (647-457-4686)

You can find more about Ms. Keyes via:

Website
Twitter
Facebook
YouTube
Instagram

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page at “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,
Dr. Vibe


Dr. Stephen de Wit is a Board Certified Sexologist through the American College of Sexologists. He holds a Master of Public Health in Human Sexuality and a Doctorate of Human Sexuality. Toronto’s Hassle Free Clinic is where Stephen started as a sexual health counselor and now travels both nationally and internationally speaking about sexual empowerment. As a sexuality educator, coach and consultant he is committed that people live a sexually empowered life free from guilt, shame and fear and have relationships that work. Stephen is regularly featured in national newspapers and television shows providing relevant, thought provoking sex education and information. He is a master at creating a fun, safe, comfortable environment for people to take an honest look at their sex lives and transform what is not working.

Recently, Dr. de Wit was on our show. During our conversation, Dr. de Wit talked about:

– Some of his background and some his challenges in his early years
– A special moment that his father was proud of him
– His educational journey including being $120, 000 in debt after he graduated
– Common male myths including where men get their education about sex and the power of media and social in this area
– How are millineals handing sexuality including “designer relationships”
– Sexual challenges (penis problems)
– “Sex happens between your ears before it happens between your legs.”
– Issues with mismatched libido
– Impact of porn
– How to have more of the sex you want more frequently (S.W.A.T.B.)
– His book The Sexual Freedom System: Winning The Inner Game of Sex

Dr. de Wit will be one of the speakers at the upcoming Men and Masculinity Summit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 19, 2017. For more information about the Men and Masculinity Summit please click here:

Website

You can connect with Dr. de Wit via:

Website
Facebook
Linkedin
Twitter
Instagram
Email

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page here

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe


For over 16 years, Christine has been guiding women and men to find, create and build amazing relationships by reconnecting with their authentic selves. She believes deep, powerful relationships are accessible to all of us. She specializes in Gender Intelligence which is an awareness of the intrinsic nature of men and women and the ability to be understanding and appreciative of these differences. Christine is a professional speaker, has been interviewed by over 200 media outlets and was the dating expert on 13 episodes of the TV series, LoveTrap. She has also created Hart Coaching Academy to mentor and train others to become Dating + Relationship Coaches.

Recently, Ms. Hart was on our show. During our conversation, she talked about:

– Some of her background growing up between Toronto and Calgary
– Some of the great things about her parents (“My dad taught me about consistency. My mother taught me to go after life even if you don’t know what you are doing.”)
– Her professional journey including running a studio and getting into the speed dating industry including how did she becoome the dating expert on 13 episodes of the TV series, LoveTrap
– Gender Intelligence
– How some well-known behaviors of both men and women frequently create misunderstanding and conflict in the workplace and the tools you can use to resolve them (“Men listen for a point and a problem.”)
– How men can effectively listen to a woman so she feels heard and he feels appreciated
– A specific way women can ask for what they need so it feels empowering to both themselves and to men
– What are millenials are telling her about relationships
– The importance in investing in yourself

You can find out more about Ms. Hart via:

Christine Hart Coaching
Hart Coaching Academy
Facebook
Twitter
Linkedin
Pinterest
Instagram

Ms. Hart will be one of the speakers during at the Men and Masculinity Summit on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information about the Men and Masculinity Summit please click on the following link: http://menandmasculinity.com/

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page here

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe


The panelists for last Sunday’s show were Ryan Singh and Jim Kennedy.

The panelists will be commented on the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Full Text, Analysis: Trump’s 2016 Election Night Victory Speech, 1 Year Later

The Dr. Vibe Show™: In Debate Over National Anthem, Black Wealth Becomes A Target

The Dr. Vibe Show™: AMC, CBS, CW Have A ‘Black Problem’ In Writers Rooms, New Report Finds

The Dr. Vibe Show™: We Get It. It’s Harvey Weinstein’s News Cycle. But What About Our Black Girls?

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Why People Should Stop Asking Black Men If They Are Staying Out Of Trouble

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page at “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,
Dr. Vibe

Direct download: THE_DR._VIBE_SHOW_-_DO_YOU_KNOW_WHAT_TIME_IT_IS_-_NOVEMBER_12_-_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm EST

Spinster: also referred to as an old maid, a woman who has never been married and is considered past the “normal” age of marrying.

Urban Spinster is our safe space for single women to create our OWN agenda, dispelling societal myths and redefining the word Spinster.

The driving force behind Urban Spinster is Sadia Sanders. Ms. Sanders is a full-time employee in healthcare finance, entrepreneur and homeowner while volunteering my time as a member of multiple organizations participating in community projects for over a decade.

The information Ms. Sanders gives at the Urban Spinster is not to prepare single women for a mate, but to ensure that they are thriving and whole in the meantime. Only you can define your meantime. Is that marriage or not? She doesn’t know. But she is celebrating our single life now.

She lets you in on how she learned to celebrate her single life.

Recently, Ms. Sanders was on our show talking about Urban Spinster.

During our conversation, Ms. Sanders talked about:

– Living in Chicago, Atlanta and Los Angeles and her experience living in each of those cities
– How she ended up working in the health care industry
– The story behind Urban Spinster
– Her parents reaction to her being single
– What are some of the challenges that single women bring to her attention
– Emphasizing enjoying your single life and what are some things that ladies can do to enjoy the single life
– Has she had any push back
– why do some of the women she deals with have self identity challenges
– Her Dad’s feedback to Urban Spinster
– How did she come up with the spinster concept
– How single mothers more accepted than women who not being married
– The meaning of her first name

You can find out more about the Urban Spinster via

Website
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page at “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe

Direct download: THE_DR._VIBE_SHOW_-_SADIA_SANDERS_-_URBAN_SPINSTER_-_NOVEMBER_1_-_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm EST

Dr. Angela Dye is the developer of the Empowerment Starts Here brand. With it, she brings together the social sciences and education to promote social change and resistance for disadvantaged communities. Through her brand, she is a published author, creator of an emerging theory for teaching and learning, developer of K12 curriculum for higher order thinking, and is a former charter school designer and operator. Dr. Dye holds a bachelor’s degree in social science and education, a master’s degree in school and instructional leadership, and a PhD in education. She currently serves as an adjunct professor where she teaches graduate students about theories on human development, learning and leadership. She is also a public speaker and serves as a life coach for those living in the margins. Finally, she is the Host and Executive Producer of the Empowerment Starts Here podcast where she talks weekly about power, social change and disrupting the margins.

Recently, Dr. Dye was on our show. During our conversation, Dr. Dye talked about:

– Life growing up in Milwaukee in a challenging household
– “I did not start experiencing racism until becoming a professional.”
– When did education become part of her journey
– The story behind the Empowerment Starts Here podcast and its format
– What has doing the podcast taught her about herself
– Her advice for anyone who would like to start a podcast

You can find out more about Dr. Dye via:

Website
Podcast
Twitter

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page here

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe


LeRon L. Barton is a writer from Kansas City, Mo that currently resides in San Francisco, Ca. He has been writing poetry, screenplays, and short stories since he was way young. LeRon’s essays have appeared in SalonThe Good Men ProjectThose PeopleAlternet,SF BayviewBuzzfeedGorilla Convict, and Elephant Journal. His first book, Straight Dope: A 360 degree look into American drug culture was released in Feb 2013. LeRon’s new book, All We Really Need Is Love: Stories of dating, relationships, heartbreak, and marriage is available at Amazon.

Recently, Mr. Barton was on our show talking about his article MEN AND THE NEED TO BE VULNERABLE.

During our conversation, Mr. Barton talked about:

– Why he wrote about the this subject
– The importance of the question “What if we just let men be free from all the identity destroying expectations we have placed on manhood?”
– Some his manhood journey
– When he became vulnerable did he loss his male friends?
– “Many men need to leave the garden of adolenscense (boyhood) and step into adulthood.”
– The need for men to have fellowship with other men
– Why he cannot stand the terms like “Man Up”, “Boys don’t cry”
– The first time he saw a man tell another man “I love you”
– Some of the root causes of men not being vulnerable
– Suggestion on how men can become vulnerable
– What is society going to be like if men cannot be more vulnerable? What is society going to be like if men become more vulnerable?

You can connect with Mr. Barton via:

Website
Twitter
Facebook

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page here

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,
Dr. Vibe


Families in Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario will no longer struggle to find a funeral home they can trust to give their loved ones the farewell they deserve. This November, New Haven Funeral Centre Inc. — Peel Region’s first Christian black-owned funeral centre opens its doors to the public. The two-day grand opening event will take place on November 11th from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., and November 12th from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The 30,000 sq. ft. contemporary-elegant boutique style facility, features four visitation suites, reception facilities, and a majestic chapel. New Haven’s aim is to create a heartfelt and positive experience for families who turn to them in their time of need or when planning in advance.

Founders, Dr. Lennox Walker and industry veteran Shelley Challenger, shared a vision of a full-service funeral centre that would prioritize faith-based services for families of all denominations. “It is our mission to bring God back to funeral services by providing a new standard of ministry for the Christian faith communities,” Challenger has said.

New Haven’s team includes licensed funeral directors with over 40 years of experience, as well as, on-site chaplains who will minister beyond funeral services by offering Christian grief counseling, last rites, mediation services, prayers requests, and pastoral support. The centre also offers funeral receptions,cultural gatherings, concierge services, health/wellness/real estate seminars, and anti-violence workshops. In addition, the centre will provide a first-class approach to estate and insurance planning to the community. New Haven is driven by a strong leadership and executive team, including Chairman Donovan McLean, and Managing Director, Shari Yearwood, both of whom are integral to the facility’s operation.

New Haven’s first day of opening festivities on November 11th will include public tours, traditional Caribbean cuisine and door prizes for attendees. In recognition of Remembrance Day, poppies will be provided and a moment of silence will be observed.

On Sunday, November 12th, guests can again experience guided public tours and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Jamaica. The grand opening ceremony will begin at 3 pm and will be led by the Honour Guard with several dignitaries expected to attend.

Recently, Ms. Shelley Challenger and Ms. Shari Yearwood from New Haven Funeral Centre Inc. were on our show.

During our conversation, they talked about:

– Both ladies share some of their background including how they got into the funeral industry and how they met eighteen years ago
– What were the early days in the industry like for both of them
– How they become part of New Haven Funeral Centre Inc.
– Some of the things that make New Haven Funeral Centre Inc. unique
– Some of the challenges when one has to arrange a funeral
– How the funeral industry changed
– The variety of services that are offered at New Haven Funeral Centre Inc. 

You can find out more about New Haven Funeral Centre Inc. via:

Facebook
Instagram
Website

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page at “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe

Direct download: THE_DR._VIBE_SHOW_-_NEW_HAVEN_FUNERAL_CENTRE_INC._-_OCTOBER_31_-_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm EST