The Dr. Vibe Show
Black men and employment. It is one ongoing challenges that many Black men face. Jack Cameron is the president of CCG Global Recruitment Inc. CCG Global Recruitment Inc. specializes in the recruitment of Sales & Marketing, Finance and Accounting Professionals and all the peripheral disciplines in those key areas. Jack has been in the recruitment field for over twenty years. He was born in Jamaica and lived in England before moving and working in the Toronto area. During our interview, Jack talks and shares on various subjects such the importance of education for Black men when it comes to employment to his views on the current employment market. If you want to contact Jack, please feel free to contact him at jack@ccgrecruiting.com (email)http://www.ccgglobalrecruitment.com/index.html (website) Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 ; (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://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

Colwyn (aka "Junior") Burchall, Jr. is the author of two books, "Look for Me in the Whirlwind: A Story of Marcus Garvey" and "Freedom's Flames: Slavery in Bermuda and the True Story of Sally Bassett". He is currently working on his third children's book, entitled "Freedom Song" tentatively scheduled for publication in 2011. He is also working on an anthology titled "A Song For You: Black Men On Father Hood, Father Hunger and Healing". Junior is also the editor and sometimes contributor to the "Black Daddies Club Weekly" column is Sway Magazine at http://swaymag.ca/category/people-community/black-daddies-club/ . The Black Daddies Club (BDC) is a Toronto, Ontario, Canada based organization that ; was founded in 2007 by Brandon Hay in response to the lack of forums and spaces for Black men to discuss parenting issues as well as the issues facing the Black Community as a whole. The main goal is to change the image of the black father in the media, from a neglectful figure to a responsible, involved and loving role model. Junior was born in Bermuda and is married with two sons (six and two years old). He is now living in Toronto. Junior states "that my main existence now is being a father". During our chat Junior shares about his father being MIA since he was nine years old,


Adrian Ulysses is a young Black professional man born in Toronto. He is a first generation Canadian whose parents migrated from Dominica. Adrian has a post secondary education. After working in the corporate world in various capacity over a number of years, for the last three years, he is now doing what he loves as his work (a staging director for small and large events). Adrian is the first guest on our new series, "BLACK MEN: WHERE ARE WE AT? WHERE DO WE NEED TO GO? HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET THERE?" Enjoy!! Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Belinda Barrocks is the owner & CEO of Kamshuka Photography. She is an award winning international photographer and artist who has taken her to Dubai, the Island of Bahrain, the Bahamas and recently to South Africa for 14 amazing days. Belinda continues to express her thoughts and interpret her heart through her creative Images. Making her mark in Toronto, Ontario, she recently appeared in Sway Magazine. She has been recognzied as one of 12 Phenomenal Women changing our world in the Spring Issue of the Planet Africa Magazine. On December 4th 2010, Belinda received the The Aroni Award was given to Belinda for her commitment to youth and entrepreneurship. Belinda shares some of her story with us from being born in Uganda to growing up in India and some of the challenges that she had to overcome along the way. She also provides some image tips for Black Canadian men. Belinda gives us the details on a ; image building workshop that she is conducting on Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 9:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at a soon to be announced location in Mississauga, Ontario. The workshop sessions include (Cost $60.00): 1. "DOING YOU" - BEING YOURSELF, SELF ESTEEM & CONFIDENCE 2. "WHOLENESS" - EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL, HEALTH & WELLNESS 3. "FABULOUSLY FLATTERED" - ENHANCING YOUR OWN BEAUTY - WORKSHOP ON HAIR, MAKEUP & STYLING 4. "WORLD CHANGER" - CHANGING OUR WORLD, NOW THAT YOU - KNOW WHO YOU ARE. USING YOUR IMAGE YOUR BRAND & YOUR INTELLIGENCE TO BE THE CHANGE We will provide the exact location of the workshop as soon as Belinda provides it to us. Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


On February 20, 2011, at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Wedge Curatorial Projects along the TD Financial Group and hosted by Cameron Bailey (co-director of The Toronto International Film Festival) presented "Witness As Desired: A Celebration Of African Canadian Film". "Witness As Desired" is an exploration of African Canadian identity in film. The program presented a series of short films by established and emerging filmmakers reflecting historical journeys that challenge representations of African Canadians and documents contemporary perceptions of race and identity. This episode features a panel discussion with Cameron Bailey and most of the featured contemporary filmmakers that followed the film presentation. The following filmmakers were part of the panel discussion: Powys Dewhurst, Alison Duke, Jason Ebanks, Sharon Lewis, Sylvia Hamilton, Colina Phillips, Peter Dean Rickards and Dawn Wilkinson. The filmmakers biographies and film details can be found at http://witnessasdesired.wedgecuratorialprojects.org/ . Since its creation in 1997, Wedge Curatorial Projects has evolved from a residentially based commercial gallery into an art collection & a curatorial project. Wedge was founded by collector Dr. Kenneth Montague in 1997. Conceived to be simultaneously a private and public experience the original gallery space existed inside Montague's home in Toronto, literally 'wedged' inside the narrow hallways of his loft. Wedge Curatorial Projects began showcasing and promoting works exploring notions of black subjectivity and cultural representation in an unconventional way. Wedge Curatorial Projects quickly became a well-respected initiative that filled a gap in Toronto's art community. Wedge has worked with local and international organizations to create programming including community photography workshops, collaborations with local artists, and a music compilation series that speaks to youth about shaping their own identity. The Wedge Collection has grown to include photography, video art, painting and sculpture by international artists from within and outside of the African diaspora. Wedge Curatorial Projects is committed to championing emerging Canadian artists and presenting innovative and accessible perspectives on themes of identity through its evolving collection. For information on the Wedge Curatorial Project and their upcoming events, please go to http://www.wedgecuratorialprojects.org/ . Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


The Historica-Dominion Institute is the largest, independent organization in Canada dedicated to Canadian history, identity and citizenship. The Historica-Dominion Institute has just launched a Black History In Canada portal at http://blackhistorycanada.ca/ We speak with Jeremy Diamond, Director, Development & Programs, National Office about the Historica-Dominion Institute, the story of the Black History In Canada portal and other Historica-Dominion Institute program to benefit Black Canadians and some of the challenges that they have connecting with young Black Canadians about Black Canadian history.http://blackhistorycanada.ca/ (Black History In Canada online resource)http://www.historica-dominion.ca/en/ (Historica-Dominion Institute Website) Phone: 1-866-701-1867 (toll free) Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Tiana Reid ; is a Toronto born biracial (Black father, White mother) fourth year student at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She is also a writer for the McGill newspaper, "The McGill Daily" with her own column, "Mixed Like Me" at http://www.mcgilldaily.com/blog-mixed-like-me/ . During our interview, Tiana talks and shares about various subjects from the challenges she sometimes faces with her identity, why all of us should learn and discuss more about Black Canadian history and why we need to change the way we celebrate it, the possible implications of the recent Egyptian revolution, breaking the generational divide in Black Canada and the state of Black Canada. If you would like to contact Ms. Reid, please email her at tiana.reid@mcgilldaily.com. Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas
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PodCamp Toronto 2011 is at Ryerson University in Toronto on February 26th and February 27th. It is Canada's largest gathering of members of the new media community. PodCamp has been in Toronto since 2007. Last year, 900 people from Toronto's new media community attended during the two-day unconference. The attendees and presenters are a diverse group of participants who are amateur and professional content creators and communicators. This includes folks from all kinds of different areas of new media - writers, producers, photographers, designers, podcasters, developers and bloggers. We had the privilege and opportunity to speak with three of the organizing committee members of Podcamp Toronto 2011: Connie Crosby, Eden Spodek and Rob Lee. They share about some of the history of Podcamp Toronto, how they got involved in Podcamp Toronto and the some of the great things to expect at this year's event. If you would like to find out about Podcamp Toronto 2011, please go to: http://2011.podcamptoronto.com/about/ Please note that Podcamp Toronto 2011 is looking for volunteers, if you can help out, please go to:http://2011.podcamptoronto.com/register/volunteer/ We would like to thank Connie, Eden and Rob for taking the time from their busy organizing schedules to spend some time and share with us. Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385. God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Usage based billing for the internet has been one of the hottest topics in Canadian politics this year. Over 450,000 Canadians signed a petition against the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) decision to implement usage based billing for the internet. This caused the Canadian government to threaten to overturn the CRTC's ruling. Colin Jobe and David Blackman join us in a discussion on usage based billing. Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 ; (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


Founded in 1972, the Harriet Tubman Community Organization Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the Greater Toronto Area's diverse community. Initially the organization focused on providing programming for youth, but over the years it has expanded its services to address a broader spectrum of the community. The Harriet Tubman Community Organization works in partnership with various community groups and social services agencies across The Greater Toronto Area, and co-sponsors a variety of annual events. In this episode, we speak and share with Ekua Walcott, the Executive Director of the Harriet Tubman Community Organization. Ms. Walcott shares some of her story with us. She also talks about the history of the organization, some of the many services and programs that the organization offers, some of the many challenges that young Black men are facing, the disconnection with society that young Black men are facing and what the Black community needs to do more forward. If you would like to find out more information about the Harriet Tubman Organization, please contact:http://www.tubmancommunity.org/contact.html (website) tubman@htco.org (email) (416) 496-2044 (phone) (416) 496-0881 (fax) 2975 Don Mills Road West Toronto, Ontario. M2J 3B7 (office) Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas