The Dr. Vibe Show

Karen Burke has been the director of The Toronto Mass Choir for the last twenty three years. She is professor of music at York University. She shares with us on how she help start "The Evolution Of Gospel Music", some of it's history, what it takes to put on the show and where she would like to see go in the future for the show. You can find out more information about the Toronto Mass Choir at http://tmc.ca/?page_id=341 You can catch "The Evolution Of Gospel Music" on Friday, February 4, 2011 and Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. To 10:00 p.m. Student groups are welcome to attend a special matinee on Friday, February 4 at 10:30 a.m. to noon. ; Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door. Group rates are also available. Visit http://www.evolutionofgospelmusic.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Evolution-of-Gospel-Music/218159771007 or call (905) 794-1139 for tickets and more information. 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


It may be 2011 but we recorded some great shows before 2010 ended!! This episode contains another one of our show's roundtables featuring Black Canadian and Black American men. Featured are Brandon Frame of The Black Man Can at http://theblackmancan.org/ , Colin Jobe of Colin's Edge at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge and David Blackman. We discuss three of the prominent stories of 2010: The World Cup, the Haiti Earthquake and Black unemployment. 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
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

If you are looking to do something special on this upcoming Valentine's Day (February 14, 2011) in Toronto, you may want to check out "The Heartbeat Concert" on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the luxurious, Pacha Lounge, 1305 Dundas West in Toronto (http://www.pachalounge.net/ ). According to the promoters, Wolfpixstar and Str8thits Records,"The Heartbeat Concert will celebrate whatever ; makes your heart beat

The power of the media is already big and growing each day. How can Blacks get more involved in and have a positive impact in today's media world? In this episode, we talk with Michelle Lynch, president of the Canadian Association of Black Journalists (CABJ). Michelle is also Coordinator of Volunteer Services for Rogers TV - York Region. From she was eight years old, Michelle wanted to get involved in the media. ; She went to Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario for journalism. It was not what she expected. So after her first year she changed her program to French and attended York University in Toronto. After graduating from York University, she left the media world for a few years. In this episode, we talk with Michelle Lynch, president of the Canadian Association of Black Journalists (CABJ). Michelle is also Coordinator of Volunteer Services for Rogers TV - York Region. From she was eight years old, Michelle wanted to get involved in the media.


With today being Martin Luther King Day in the United States, in this video from 2010, Tavis Smiley examines Martin Luther King, Jr.'s stand against the Vietnam War and the influence of his legacy today. Tavis speaks with scholars and friends of King, including Cornel West, Vincent Harding and Susannah Heschel. 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

Sherman Moore is a overcomer with a great attitude. Why? ; Because he is having a great life even though he has sickle cell for over fourty years. Mr. Moore grew up in Barbados. He came to Toronto when he was thirteen years old and worked for

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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT

Dr. Waldo Johnson is a social scientist at the University of Chicago. Dr. Johnson has recently written a book titled, "Social Work with African American Males: Health, Mental Health and Social Policy", which provides a excellent understanding of the plight of African American men. Here is a description of "Social Work with African American Males: Health, Mental Health and Social Policy": African American males have never fared as poorly as they do currently on a number of social indicators. They are less likely to complete high school than their white male and female or African American female peers, they are more likely to exhibit depressive symptoms, and they have fewer sanctioned coping strategies. Arguably, no other group in American society has been more maligned, regularly faced with tremendous odds that uniquely threaten their existence. When they do receive education, mental health, and physical health services, it is often in correctional settings. They are marginalized in public policies on secondary and higher education attainment, marriage and parental expectations, public welfare, health, housing, and community development. Yet they remain overlooked in health and social science research and are stereotyped in the popular media. Taking a step back from the traditionally myopic view of African American males as criminals and hustlers, this groundbreaking book provides a more nuanced and realistic portrait of their experiences in the world. Chapter authors, both established and emerging scholars of social problems relevant to African Americans, offer a comprehensive overview of the social and economic data on black males to date and the significant issues that affect them from adolescence to adulthood. Via in-depth qualitative interviews as well as comprehensive surveys and data sets, their physical, mental, and spiritual health and emerging family roles are considered within both individual and communal contexts. Chapters cover health issues such as HIV and depression; fatherhood and family roles; suicide; violence; academic achievement; and incarceration. During this interview, Dr. Johnson talks about the book, the current status of African American males and solutions for the current challenges that African American males face. We also find out that many of the challenges facing African American faces are similar that Black men in Canada and around the world face. We are also joined by Vidal Chavannes during this interview. To find out more information on Dr. Waldo Johnson, please click on the following link:http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/faculty/wejohnso.shtml To purchase a copy of "Social Work with African American Males: Health, Mental Health and Social Policy" please click on the following links:http://www.amazon.com/Social-Work-African-American-Males/dp/0195314360http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/SocialWork/?view=usa&ci=9780195314366 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 panel for this Black Canadian and Black American roundtable featured: Vidal Chavannes Vidal is currently the Manager of Program Development and Quality Initiatives at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Previous to his current position, Vidal taught secondary school in the Greater Toronto Area for ten years. He is also an activist, motivational speaker and author of the book, "Detox". You can find out more information on Vidal at http://www.vidalchavannes.com/ . You can listen to "The Vibe and Vegas Show" interview of Vidal Chavannes at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/vibe-and-vegas-show-vidal-chavannes-author-of-the-book-detox/ Brandon Frame from "The Black Man Can" at http://theblackmancan.org/ Colin Jobe from "Colin's Edge" http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge The panelists discuss: 1.Young Black Men and Education 2.Education and Hip Hop 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
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

Milt Ottey was born in Jamaica and is a retired Canadian high jumper. He moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada when he was ten years old. He won the national championships twenty-three times between 1979 and 1988. Ottey spent several years coaching in various universities throughout the United States, including University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Kent State University and University of New Mexico before moving back to Toronto. A eight-time Canadian champion in the men's high jump event, Ottey is now the development manager for the UK based kids core skills development program International Fun and Team Athletics (IFTA) in Canada. He is also the director of Over The Top High Performance Athletics (OT Fitness). Ottey is married, has three children and resides in Ajax, Ontario. During this interview, Milt shares with us various parts of his life from having a great time growing up in Jamaica, his relationship with his father and mother who have always been there for him, adapting to Toronto after leaving to Jamaica at a young age, his many challenges overcoming the educational system which made him stronger, his long and wonderful career as a world class high jumper which provided many great opportunities and learning experiences including Milt sending a application for him to attend an all girls college in Florida, going to school at and graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso, retiring from a great career track and field and starting a new life in the world of coaching and starting his own business. If you would like to contact Milt, here is his contact information: Phone: (416) 388-5350 Website: http://www.teamathletics.ca/ 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


A.D. is an urban music triple threat. He is a writer, producer and rapper. A.D. Was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to parents of West Indian descent. He learned to play the piano at six years old. During his public and high school years, A.D. was heavily involved in sports which taught him discipline, loyalty and focus. At a young age while hanging out with brother and his brother's friends, A.D. acquired a love for break dancing. The first record that he purchased and break danced to was Run DMC's "Peter Piper" with "My Adidas" on the flip side. He began writing rhymes at 12 years old and released his first beat, "G-Spot", in 2005 followed it up with "Da Show's Over". Music labels were eager to sign A.D. to a record deal but it was not the right time for A.D. ; With the arrival of his daughter, A.D. decided to put his career on hold with becoming to Black father. Because of the opportunity to provide a better a better life for his daughter, A.D. returned back to the urban music scene with the release of "Icy" in 2008. He followed it up with "Secret" in 2009. He most recent single is "What I Do". We discuss his life, his musical career, the relationship that he had with his father, how the urban music scene has changed over the years and why he started his own independent label, Blaq Plague Records. A.D. Is planing the release of a solo album in the March 2011 called "Free Agent". You can find out more information on A.D. at: Blaq Plague Records 60 Bristol Road East, Suite 445, L4Z 3K8 Website: http://www.myspace.com/blaq33 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.com http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas