The Dr. Vibe Show (citizen journalism)
Sanura Weathers of My Live Runs On Food (http://blog.sanuraweathers.com/)gives us some suggestions and on how you eat and cook for the summer. Sanura also provides some great recipes for you to try out and she provides us with an update with what is going on with her. 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 Podcast: http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ 2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series): http://www.blackweblogawards.com/bwa2011finalists.pdf Black Blog Of The Day - Black Blogger Network - June 23, 2011: http://www.blackbloggernetwork.com/category/black-blog-of-the-day/ 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 iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-vibe-and-vegas-show/id434781229

Jessica Ann Mitchell owner of The Black Blogger Network. She has a Bachelor's Degree in African World Studies, a Masters Degree in Pan African Studies and is currently studying to obtain her Masters Degree in Public Relations at Syracuse University. During our interview, Jessica shares about various subjects including where her love of Africa came from, going to a historical Black college, her first trip to Africa, the moment when she first stepped on African soil, dealing with the issue of skin tone when she visit the Dominican Republic, why she started blogging, her first blog post, her thoughts of the state of the Black blogosphere, some keys to getting a blog started, the biggest growth opportunities for Blacks with blogging, the future of the Black blogosphere, the fall of MySpace, how to empower young Blacks so they get involved in the blogosphere. Jessica also talks about the history and the future of The Black Blogger Network and digital racism. Here is the contact information for Jessica and her sites: Email: info@blackbloggersconnect.com Black Blogger Network: http://www.blackbloggernetwork.com/ Black Bloggers Connect: http://www.blackbloggernetwork.com/2011/06/18/black-bloggers-connect-the-first-social-media-network-for-black-bloggers/ 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 Podcast: http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ 2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series): http://www.blackweblogawards.com/bwa2011finalists.pdf Black Blog Of The Day - Black Blogger Network - June 23, 2011: http://www.blackbloggernetwork.com/category/black-blog-of-the-day/ 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 iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-vibe-and-vegas-show/id434781229

This is the first of a series of podcasts featuring present and past CABJ members. This episode features Angela Lawrence who is the Founding President of the CABJ. During our interview, Angela discusses various subjects including how CABJ started, how she started her career in journalism, how the media industry has changed since the start of the CABJ and CABJ's future. She also provides some words of advise for Blacks who are interested and who are currently involved in the media. For more information about the CABJ, please visit http://cabj.ca/
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 5:41pm EDT

Another first!! Our interview with a Black man living in Tokyo, Japan!! Norman Munroe was born in the city of Chappleton in the parish of Clarendon in Jamaica. He regards himself as a country boy. He has lived in Tokyo, Japan for the last eight years. Norman takes us on his journey from going to University of The West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica (where he studied broadcasting and journalism), working in the field of journalism and public relations in Jamaica for many years, the differences between journalism and public relations, how and why going to Japan entered his life and his family and friends reaction, some stories about the journey from Jamaica to Japan, his day working in Japan, his experience surviving the Japan earthquake earlier this year, how is Japan recovering from the earthquake, what changes and challenges a Black man would have to face if he moved to Japan, the alien registration card, how singing has been a part of his life, his cooking business Sweet Jamaica Things (http://sweetjamaicanthings.com/) and the Japanese fascination with and love of Jamaican culture. 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 Podcast - http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ 2011 Black Weblog Awards (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series) - http://www.blackweblogawards.com/bwa2011finalists.pdf Black Blog Of The Day - Black Blogger Network - June 23, 2011 - http://www.blackbloggernetwork.com/category/black-blog-of-the-day/ 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 iTunes - http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-vibe-and-vegas-show/id434781229


This episode contains part of the recording that we did on Social Media Day (June 30, 2011) at the ING Social Media Cafe at 221 Yonge Street in Toronto. Myself and Colin Jobe (Colin Loves Docs - http://colinlovesdocs.wordpress.com/, Colin's Edge on Blogtalk Radio - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge and the host of "The Cutting Edge" on CHRY - http://www.chry.fm/) discuss various subjects including how Colin got started in podcasting, the lack of Black representation at social media events in Toronto and why this situation exists, you get to hear some of my story, the advantages to Blacks in being exposed to some social media, lack of Black representation in social media in Canada and our and Blacks futures in the world of social media. Thanks to: God, Ann-Marie, my family, Vegas, David Blackman, @podcasthelper , @mediacastguy, The Staff at The ING Cafe at 221 Yonge Street, Colin Jobe and his wife, Winnett Chambers, @gloriaroheim, @ricardomcrae, Chef Washington and Chef Alberto from Room Service Restaurant, The Black Weblog Awards, Blogging While Brown, The Black Bloggers Network and every guest that we have had on the show and everyone and anyone who has listened to any of our shows and has ever come to our site!!!! God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com Podcast: (http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ 2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist: http://www.blackweblogawards.com/bwa2011finalists.pdf Black Blog Of The Day - Black Bloggers Network - June 23, 2011: http://www.blackweblogawards.com/bwa2011finalists.pdf 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 iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-vibe-and-vegas-show/id434781229


Blacks love social media!! In this episode, we speak and share with Gina McCauley, the executive director of Blogging While Brown and The Black Weblog Awards. This year's ceremony is being held in Los Angeles on July 9, 2011. It is part of The Black Social Media Weekend that is being held from July 8, 2011 to July 10, 2011. For more information, please go to http://blackweblogawards.com/. Gina started her blog, What About Our Daugthers (http://www.whataboutourdaughters.com/), on August 18, 2007. During our conversation, Gina talks about various subjects including attending her first Blogging While Brown conference in 2007, some game changing moments in her social media journey, the history of The Black Weblog Awards and Blogging While Brown, why she founded Blogging While Brown, why she purchased The Black Weblog Awards in March 2011, the history of Blacks and social media, what are Black bloggers good at, where the opportunities are for Black Bloggers, state of the Black blogosphere, what are the hot trends in social media, the work necessary to put on this year's awards and the future of the awards. If you would like to find about more information about this year's awards, please go to: http://blackweblogawards.com/ If you would like to find out more information about Blogging While Brown, please go to: http://www.bloggingwhilebrown.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/ 2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series) - http://www.blackweblogawards.com/bwa2011finalists.pdf Black Blog Of The Day - Black Bloggers Network - http://www.blackbloggernetwork.com/category/black-blog-of-the-day/ 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 iTunes - http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-vibe-and-vegas-show/id434781229


There is no questioning of Oprah Winfrey's popularity with women. But, what do Black men think about Oprah? In this episode, David Blackman, Colin Jobe (http://colinlovesdocs.wordpress.com/) and Mike Ramey (http://www.blackmeninamerica.com/manhoodline.htm) chat about Oprah. We have a spirited discussion about Oprah that ranges from Oprah's opinion in the eyes of Black men, Is she any different in any way from other Black entertainers?, Should we hold Black entertainers to a higher standards?, Has Oprah been negative towards Black men?, Has she and other Black entertainers been "playing it safe"? 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/ 2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalists (http://www.blackweblogawards.com/bwa2011finalists.pdf) Black Blog Of The Day - Black Bloggers Network - June 23, 2011 (http://www.blackbloggernetwork.com/category/black-blog-of-the-day/) 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) iTunes ( http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-vibe-and-vegas-show/id434781229)


On June 18th, I had the opportunity to talk and share about podcasting at the annual general meeting of the Canadian Association Of Black Journalists (CABJ). Even though I have spoken to groups about podcasting before, this was the first time that I recorded one of my podcasting "how to" sessions. In this episode, you get to hear some of my story including how the show started and how it has grown. I also provide the steps that I go through in doing a podcast from getting people to interview to the equipment that I use to podcast. One thing that I forgot to mention that I do podcasting via Skype to Skype calls on top of doing interviews Skype to a cell phone and Skype to landline. Please note that I recorded this presentation via a portable MP3 recorder so the sound is not 100%. I tried my best to make the recording the best that I could for you. I also encountered a challenge with the power point presentation (I lost some slides!!) but we worked in out. We were able to video record most of my presentation and will be posting it in the near future. I would like to thank the CABJ for allowing me to share with them. For more information about the CABJ, please go to their website at http://cabj.ca/
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 6:32am EDT

Katherine Parris is the owner of The Toronto Wedding Chapel and has been a event planner for twelve years. The Toronto Wedding Chapel Chapel opened on August 11, 2007. During our interview Katherine discusses various subjects including why did she leave the job world to become a event planner, her first event as a wedding planner and the first wedding at The Toronto Wedding Chapel on August 11, 2007, how The Toronto Wedding Chapel came into existence, why people choose The Toronto Wedding Chapel, her clientele and find they find out about her, when the busy season is for weddings, what has made her successful as a event planner, how men are active in the planning in a wedding at her chapel, how great the timelines are to get married at The Toronto Wedding Chapel, the importance of vendors to the success of the business and why people choose The Toronto Wedding Chapel. Katherine also shares some wedding planning tips and what to look for in a event/wedding planner. The Toronto Wedding Chapel contact info: http://www.torontoweddingchapel.com/ (website) http://torontoweddingchapel.blogspot.com/ (blog) E-mail: weddings@torontoweddingchapel.com Phone: (416) 487-9800 Fax: (416) 483-5161 Toll Free: 1-888-418-1188 2 Lola Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5P 1E4 (Yonge and Eglinton)


Another first!! Steve Byfield is the only Black head winemaker with his own label in Canada. Steve is the head winemaker of the award winning Nayarai Cellars in Jordan, Ontario (Niagara region of Ontario). During our interview, Steve shares his story on how he got into the vine business including on how Nyarai Cellars started in 2008 including the business model and operations, where the name "Nyarai" came from, the details of the process of wine making from start to finish, overcoming the negative perception that some people have of Ontario wines, the process of getting his product on shelf. Steve also shares some wine tips and success stories. Here is how you can contact Steve (Nyarai Cellars): http://www.nyaraicellars.com/ (Web) 3100 Glen Road Jordan, ON L0R 1S0 (905) 562-5214 (Phone) (905) 562-3999 (Fax) http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=99470571104 (Facebook Group Page) http://twitter.com/#!/NyaraiCellars (Twitter Page)