The Dr. Vibe Show
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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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT

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
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT

Glen Antoine Palmer is the man behind The Gentleman's Standard - Sophisticated Perspective For The Distinguished Man Of Color. The Gentleman's Standard was awarded as a "Blog To Watch - Winner - Judges Vote" by 2010 Black Weblog Awards . Glen was regarded as one of the "30 Black Bloggers You Should Know" in a recent article in "The Root ". Glen lives and was born in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in a single parent household in which his mother and grandmother taught him morals and positive values. During our interview, Glen talks and shares about various subjects including how is girlfriend at the time who is now his wife influenced him to start The Gentleman's Standard , ; how he taught himself how to set up his site and what the blog is all about, some game changing moments for The Gentleman's Standard , how he programs and manages the site on his own while working full time and being married, the core message of The Gentleman's Standard , his thoughts on the current state of Black men and the future of The Gentleman's Standard . If you would like to touch base with Glen, here is how:Web Email: 76classic@gmail.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

Winston "Stone" Ford is the owner and CEO of . The Couch Sessions is the premier online destination for alternative urban music and culture. The online magazine, created in 2005, covers emerging artists in hip-hop, R&B, electronica, house, rock, and all things in between, and has attracted tech savvy and progressive music lovers from around the world who are seeking new, underground and underheard talent. The Couch Sessions attracts visitors from over 20 countries. During our interview, Winston talks and shares about various subjects such as what is was like growing up in ; grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama (an all black town) and going to an all white high school allowed him to diversify his musical tastes, taking part in protests in college because the college radio station would not play hip hop, his stint doing political blogging, the story behind The Couch Sessions and how it can into being, the current state of music, the current state of Black men and Blacks and the future of The Couch Sessions. Oh yes, Winston tells us what is hot these days (one of the groups is from Toronto!). To touch base with The Couch Sessions ... (we like it lots!!!): Winston's email address: stone@thecouchsessions.com


Roland Rogers is the CEO of (The Soul of Sports) at The Black Athlete Sports Network. ; was founded in early 1999 by four individuals who harbored a vision for a site anchored in sports that will be the definitive place on the Internet to find coverage of Black athletes, and Black involvement in sports at all levels. Roland was born in Buffalo, New York and has lived in New York City for over thirty years. He is an astrologer and is interested in history. During our interview, Roland talks and shares about shares the history behind , why most media don't provide in depth coverage of Black athletes, the current state of the Black athlete, provides his opinion on various issues from the NFL strike to Tiger Woods (he shares a very interesting story about Tiger Woods), his thoughts on Black athletes getting involved in the Black community, the state of Black men in America and the future for . If you would like to contact Roland, here you go: Email: ceo@blackathlete.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/ 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


Kenneth Williams is a young black man who lives in Los Angeles who has just launched his first business, , on April 12, 2011. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and now lives in Los Angeles. During our interview, Kenneth talks and shares about his past from background in automotive, spending time in the military (Air Force) for four years and working in web development for other companies before going out on his own with . He talks about what he is doing to market , the future of social media, digital technology, the benefits for Blacks if they get involved in the internet age, how you sign up for , what his first day of business was like and what he sees as the future is for . Kevin also feels lack of passion and direction is the biggest challenge facing Black men. You can contact Kevin via: