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Spelling Bee of Canada/Épelle-Moi Canada’s Regional Competitions across Canada began on Saturday, March 2, and continue through Sunday, April 7, 2019. Over 4000 English and French spelling bee participants in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia will be competing for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place titles in three age divisions: Primary (ages 6-8), Junior (ages 9-11), and Intermediate (ages 12-14). Each first place Regional winner advances to the Canadian Championships, to be held in Richmond Hill, ON, on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

“With such strong participation again this year, the message is clear – spelling bees are good for our kids, youth and our communities,” says Dr. Nagina Parmar, President of Spelling Bee of Canada (SBOC). “With the support of parents, Chapter Presidents and volunteers, we’re encouraging young people to expand their vocabulary, communication skills and self-confidence by providing a foundation for future scholastic achievements through our theme of ‘Education + Perseverance = Success’.”

Incorporating technology to better meet the changing needs of participants and their families, is one of SBOC’s modernizations. Over the past months, bee participants have been preparing for the challenging words they will encounter by using SBOC’s web-based coaching app to practice anytime, anywhere, on any web-enabled device. This is just one of the many advancements the new board members are advocating.

“We’re thrilled to have passionate new board members join us this year. Coming from spelling bee backgrounds, they’re adding new perspectives, sharing their expertise and are dedicated to helping us reach our goals,” says Julie Spence, SBOC’s CEO and Founder. “As a registered charity, we depend on like-minded businesses, organizations and individuals to contribute time, materials, service and/or funds to make our spelling bees and educational programs possible.”

In its 32nd year, SBOC has welcomed over 50,000 children as spelling bee participants. SBOC, a not-for-profit grassroots organization, was established in the greater Toronto area in 1987 and led to the development of an Ontario Spelling Bee. Since then, SBOC has been promoting children and youth literacy with the mission to enrich the children and youth learning experience and engage schools and the community at large in an annual education process.

Long-term, SBOC plans on establishing chapters in each province and territory in order to create a National Spelling Bee, providing access to English and French language learning through their proprietary online platforms and ultimately engaging approximately one million participants across Canada.

Recently, Dorine Joelle from Spelling Bee Of Canada was live on our show.

During our conversation, Ms. Joelle talked about:

– Epoi Moi Of Canada (French version of The Spelling Bee Of Canada)
– some background on The Spelling Bee Of Canada and Epoi Moi Of Canada
– How did her and Julie Spence (the founder of Spelling Bee of Canada) met
– The first event that the organizations collaborated on
– the process to qualify for the contest
– How the contest is a year round process
– Literacy in Canada
– Making the children the focus of the competition not the parents
– The biggest change that she has seen with the organization

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Serena Wills

Serena Wills is a native New Yorker and currently resides in the Washington, DC area. She holds a BA in Policy Studies from Syracuse University an MPA from Virginia Tech and studying for her MA in Health and Wellness Coaching. She’s a nonprofit guru, a published author and spoken word artist. Her previous publications include her first poetry book titled, Reconstruction, Pieces of Life, Volume 1 was released in 2014 and is available on her websiteAmazon and Barnes and Noble. She’s also published in numerous anthologies and is a contributing writer/health and wellness blogger for online magazines and websites.

Serena is a mother to her beautiful son and is an advocate for Ovarian Cancer, GYN Cancers, HIV/AIDS, Lymphoma and Lyme Disease research and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc..

Recently, Ms. Wills was on our show talking about Taking Care of Our Elders.

During our conversation, Ms. Wills talked about:

– Why did she want to chat about this subject
– Some of her mother shares mother’s battle with ovarian cancer, how it impacted her and how she became a care giver for her mother
– The need for balance when you are a caregiver
– The support she received and the support she did not receive while her mother was sick
– The importance of elders having life insurance
– Self care is a must if you are a care giver

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Chetachi A. Egwu

Chetachi A. Egwu is a Nigerian American professor, writer/producer, filmmaker, dancer/choreographer, artist and actor . She earned a BA in Communication from the University of Buffalo in 1996, then moved on to Howard University in Washington, DC, where she completed a Masters and Ph.D. in Mass Communication.

Dr. Egwu has served as a faculty member in the communication departments at Morgan State University, The George Washington University and Nova Southeastern University. She is currently communication faculty at the University of Maryland University College.

Her work has been featured in academic journals, newspapers and online publications such as The Grio and The Burton Wire, her creative nature reaches beyond writing. Dr. Egwu is also a dancer/choreographer and was a member of Carla and Company, Coyaba Dance Theater, Choreographers Collaboration Project in Washington DC and featured in several other projects. An avid filmmaker, she is currently co-producer and co-director for the documentaries Runway Afrique and No Justice, No Peas: Getting A Veggie In The Hood, and co-producer, director and cinematographer for the documentary Sunshine Chic. Dr. Egwu also is the host of MediaScope on the streaming platforms Periscope and Facebook Live live on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Eastern.

You contact Dr. Egwu via:

Twitter 
Instagram
Mediascope – Facebook

Lia Miller

Featured in Griots Republic magazine, Nia Magazine, Heart & Soul Magazine, Times Union (the leading newspaper for the New York state capital district), and on (BMWK), , the Dr. Vibe Show, and more, Lia Miller (also known online as Lia World Traveler) is an award-winning blogger, sought after freelance writer, children’s book author, clinically trained social worker with emphasis on childhood and family dynamics, diversity and social inclusion advocate, event producer, social media personality, public speaker, and foreign policy expert. She is also the Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Peace & Purpose (P&P), a social enterprise that serves as a catalyst and launch pad for female entrepreneurs worldwide to expand to new markets, grow their businesses, and in the process, improve their own lives and in turn, their communities. Lia is a wife and mother of two, current foreign service officer/diplomat, and lives overseas in La Paz, Bolivia. Find her online at or @liaworldtraveler ( on Twitter) across social media.

You can find more about Ms. Miller via:

Website 
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Recently, Dr. Egrw and Ms. Miller were live on our show talking about What Are Black Women Afraid Of?.

During the conversation, the ladies talked about:

– Lia makes two big announcements
– The reason why Black women have to be strong
– Have their mothers ever shown fear
– If Black women’s fears are the same today as during their mothers time
– Why do many Black women keep things inside
– “Society is making sure that Black women be insecure.” Tachi
– How are young Black women dealing with this issue
– It being okay for Black women to get therapy

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The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: LeRon Barton and Melvin Lars.

The panelists discussed the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Fentanyl Drug Overdose Deaths Rising Most Sharply Among African Americans

The Dr. Vibe Show™: The U.S. Health Care System Needs More Diversity

The Dr. Vibe Show™: A History Of Recent Attacks Linked To White Supremacy

The Dr. Vibe Show™: A Mother Explains Why She’s Not Raising Her Son To Follow ‘Black Codes’

The Dr. Vibe Show™: ‘You’re Not Supposed To Betray Your Race’ – The Challenge Faced by Black Women Accusing Black Men

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The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: Melvin Lars and Ikey Raw .

The panelists discussing the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: ‘Leaving Neverland’ And What To Do With Michael Jackson’s Music

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Why Won’t More Black Women Do What Tamron Hall Did?

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Trump’s Black Supporters – Inside A Small And Divided World

The Dr. Vibe Show™: A Black Man’s View – 5 Ways To Be A Better Male Ally In The Workplace

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Economic Anxiety Is Not Just For White Men

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The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: Dr. Lawrence Rasheed and Melvin Lars.

The panelists commented on the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: The Need To Protect Black Celebs Like Michael Jackson

The Dr. Vibe Show™: As Black Men, Here Are 4 Ways We Can Hold Ourselves Accountable And Help End Sexual Assault

The Dr. Vibe Show™: For Women’s History Month, Support Black Professional Women

The Dr. Vibe Show™: African-Americans Are The Democrats’ Most Loyal Constituency

The Dr. Vibe Show™: I Wrote The Book On Black Fatherhood. And I Was Wrong.

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Chetachi A. Egwu

Chetachi A. Egwu is a Nigerian American professor, writer/producer, filmmaker, dancer/choreographer, artist and actor . She earned a BA in Communication from the University of Buffalo in 1996, then moved on to Howard University in Washington, DC, where she completed a Masters and Ph.D. in Mass Communication.

Dr. Egwu has served as a faculty member in the communication departments at Morgan State University, The George Washington University and Nova Southeastern University. She is currently communication faculty at the University of Maryland University College.

Her work has been featured in academic journals, newspapers and online publications such as The Grio and The Burton Wire, her creative nature reaches beyond writing. Dr. Egwu is also a dancer/choreographer and was a member of Carla and Company, Coyaba Dance Theater, Choreographers Collaboration Project in Washington DC and featured in several other projects. An avid filmmaker, she is currently co-producer and co-director for the documentaries Runway Afrique and No Justice, No Peas: Getting A Veggie In The Hood, and co-producer, director and cinematographer for the documentary Sunshine Chic. Dr. Egwu also is the host of MediaScope on the streaming platforms Periscope and Facebook Live live on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Eastern.

You contact Dr. Egwu via:

Twitter 
Instagram
Mediascope – Facebook

Lia Miller

Featured in Griots Republic magazine, Nia Magazine, Heart & Soul Magazine, Times Union (the leading newspaper for the New York state capital district), and on (BMWK), , the Dr. Vibe Show, and more, Lia Miller (also known online as Lia World Traveler) is an award-winning blogger, sought after freelance writer, children’s book author, clinically trained social worker with emphasis on childhood and family dynamics, diversity and social inclusion advocate, event producer, social media personality, public speaker, and foreign policy expert. She is also the Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Peace & Purpose (P&P), a social enterprise that serves as a catalyst and launch pad for female entrepreneurs worldwide to expand to new markets, grow their businesses, and in the process, improve their own lives and in turn, their communities. Lia is a wife and mother of two, current foreign service officer/diplomat, and lives overseas in La Paz, Bolivia. Find her online at or @liaworldtraveler ( on Twitter) across social media.

You can find more about Ms. Miller via:

Website 
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Recently, Dr. Egrw and Ms. Miller were live on our show talking about WThoughts On How To Incorporate Black History And Black Contributions Into Broader Educational Curriculum.

During the conversation, the ladies talked about:

– Why Lia wanted to talk about this subject
– “If you are not doing an adequate job of incorporating Black history into the broader scope of American history your history in incomplete.” Tachi
– How much Black history were both of them exposed to while they were growing up

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The scheduled panelists for last Sunday’s show were: LeRon BartonMelvin Lars and Ikey Raw.

The panelists commented on the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Why White School Districts Have So Much More Money

The Dr. Vibe Show™: 2020 Democrats Wrestle With A Big Question – What Are Reparations?

The Dr. Vibe Show™: We Teach Black Boys Sports Are Their Only Hope. What If We Let Them Dream Bigger?

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black Men Need To Create A Space For Healing – Brandon Hay

The Dr. Vibe Show™: We’ve Never Had A Black History Month Like This Before

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LeRon L. Barton is a writer from Kansas City, MO currently living in San Francisco, Ca. A graduate of Paseo Academy of Fine Arts, LeRon is the author of two books, “Straight Dope: A 360 degree look into American Drug Culture” and “All We Really Need Is Love: Stories of Dating, Relationships, Heartbreak, and Marriage.” In addition to the books, LeRon is an essayist; whose topics cover racism, mass incarceration, politics, gender, and dating. These works have appeared in Salon, The Good Men Project, Elephant Journal, East Bay Times, and MoAD.

Recently, Mr. Barton was on our show talking about his recent article The Minimising Of The Sexual Assault Of Black Boys.

During the conversation, LeRon talked about:

– Why he wrote the article
– The lack of attention about this subject
– Why it is normal for a Black boy to have sex at a young age? Why is not a concern?
– The assumption that Black men and boys cannot be raped
– Black boys can never be innocent and often are viewed as a predator
– The response to the article
– The effect that this has on Black boys and men's emotions
– The importance of therapy for Black men

You can find out more about LeRon via:

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A fitting grand finale for Black History Month, the first Black Canadian-made film of 2019 launches into general theatrical release on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Black Canadian filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon’s internationally acclaimed feature film, HERO, makes its Canadian theatrical premiere at TIFF Bell Lightbox, located at 350 King St. W., Toronto, ON. In celebration of HERO’s achievement, Ghanian superstar Adjetey Anang, and British rising star Eric Kofi Abrefa (Snowden, The Harlots) are confirmed to attend along with Peter Williams (Canada) and Nickolai Salcedo (Trinidad and Tobago).

“Frances-Anne Solomon has done so much to bring crucial stories from the African Diaspora to screen,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF’s Artistic Director and Co-Head. “Her portrayal of the Ulric Cross story illuminates an important chapter in Caribbean history. We’re honoured to present HERO at TIFF Bell Lightbox, in collaboration with CTFF.”

Filmed in Trinidad, Ghana, the UK and Canada, HERO is the story of Ulric Cross, who in 1941, left his small island to seek his fortune, and became the Royal Air Force’s most decorated West Indian. Then his life took a dramatically different course when he followed the call of history. He joined the independence movements sweeping the world in the 50s and 60s.

Toronto’s Canadian premiere launches screenings across Canada and a cinematic world tour that includes Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe.

HERO features an all-star cast of top international Black actors in powerful roles. Joseph Marcell (Fresh Prince of Belair) plays Trinidadian author CLR James, alongside Fraser James’ (Terminator) as Trinidadian revolutionary George Padmore, while British-Nigerian actor Jimmy Akingbola plays Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah, and Adjetey Anang (Adam’s Apple, Potomanto) plays Congo’s ill-fated first Prime Minister, Patrice Lumumba.

Canada’s Peter Williams (Stargate SG1), and Trinidad and Tobago’s Nickolai Salcedo co-lead the extraordinary cast, along with Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Informer), Pippa Nixon (John Carter, Unforgotten), and Valerie Buhagiar (Bad Blood, Murdoch Mysteries).

Several members of the international cast will be attending the premiere and will participate in the post-film Talk Back session. The official after-party location will soon be announced.

HERO captures a transformative moment in Black global history. Securing a general release for the film presents a significant opportunity for us to share our story with a broad and diverse audience. The film is important especially for young Black people to understand on whose broad shoulders we stand, to learn who led big lives and who were heroes,” says Frances-Anne Solomon, director and producer of HERO. “Launching at the prestigious TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre acknowledges the impact of this film on the Canadian theatre ecology and its capacity for exposure beyond the Caribbean and Africa.”

Frances-Anne Solomon

Recently, Frances-Anne Solomon, director and producer of HERO was on our show.

During our conversation, Ms. Solomon talked about:

– A little of her background and Caribbean Tales, CineFam
– The background and story behind Hero and the selection of the cast
– What message would she like the audience to get from the movie

You can find out more about HERO via:

HERO
Caribbean Tales – Twitter
Hero Film – Twitter
HERO – Facebook
CaribbeanTales is proud to present: The “Hero” World Tour – Facebook

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