The Dr. Vibe Show

Another recipient of the Black Business and Professional Association's (BBPA) of Toronto "Distinguished Men Of Honour" award was Dr. Mansfield Edwards. Dr. Edwards holds a Doctrate in Ministry Degree.

Recently, we had the opportunity to attend the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) of Toronto event, "Distinguished Men Of Honour".Before the start of this event, we had the opportunity to interview Farley Flex.Farley is one of the most recognizable Black Canadian male faces today.Farley has been actively developing the urban music market since the mid-1980's. He began as a concert promoter and artist manager, managing Canada's most successful solo rap artist, Maestro. Farley has also spent time on the FACTOR (Foundation To Assist Canadian Talent On Record) board, helping Canadian artists with financial assistance in the recording of music. He was also involved at the board level at the Canadian Independent Record Producers Association (CIRPA), which is the trade association representing the independent sector of the Canadian music and sound industry. Farley is also the principal founder of the Plasma Corporation, a music and media company based in Toronto, Ontario. With Plasma, Farley currently has in development various projects for television and film. Please feel free to email us at and visit our podcast site at bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegas

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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 9:08am EST

Ishmael Reed was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but grew up in Buffalo, New York, where he attended the University of Buffalo, a private university that became part of the state public university system after he left. The university awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1995. He moved to New York City in 1962 and co-founded with the late Walter Bowart the "East Village Other", a well-known underground publication. He was also a member of the Umbra Writers Workshop, an organization that helped establish the Black Arts Movement and promoted a Black Aesthetic. Mr. Reed has written nine novels and has edited thirteen anthologies. Ishmael Reed is a founder of the Before Columbus Foundation, which since 1980 has annually presented the American Book Awards; the Oakland chapter of PEN; and There City Cinema, an organization that furthers the distribution and discussion of films from throughout the world. Two of his books have been nominated for National Book Awards, and a book of poetry, "Conjure", was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His "New and Collected Poems", 1964-2007, received the Commonwealth Club of California's Gold Medal. Reed's novels, poetry and essays have been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Hebrew, Hungarian, Dutch, Korean, Chinese and Czech, among other languages. Ishmael Reed's texts and lyrics have been performed, composed or set to music by Albert Ayler, David Murray, Allan Touissant, Carman Moore, Taj Mahal, Olu Dara, Lester Bowie, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Ravi Coltrane, Leo Nocentelli, Eddie Harris, Anthony Cox, Don Pullen, Billie Bang, Bobby Womack, Milton Cardonna, Omar Sosa, Fernando Saunders, Yosvanni Terry, Jack Bruce, Little Jimmy Scott, Robert Jason, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Cassandra Wilson and others. Since the early 1970s, Ishmael Reed has championed the work of other writers, founding and serving as editor and publisher of various small presses and journals. His current publishing imprint is Ishmael Reed Publishing Company, and his online literary magazine, "Konch", featuring poetry, essays and fiction, can be found at Reed recently retired from teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught for thirty-five years. He currently lives in Oakland, California with his wife of almost 40 years, Carla Blank, the acclaimed author, choreographer, and director. We interviewed Mr. Reed at A Different Booklist bookstore in Toronto where he was promoting his most recent book, "Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media or The Return of the Nigger Breakers". We would like to thank A Different Booklist and Baraka Books in setting up our interview with Mr. Reed. You can find more information on Mr. Reed at his website Please feel free to email us at God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas

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Meditation. Many think that it does not work, many think that it does.In this episode, we speak and share with Morgan O. Smith.Morgan has had an interesting life. He was an established comedian and heavily involved in the entertainment industry for 14 years. Then, he felt that "something was missing". He started doing and studying meditation. He shares with us how meditation has helped him personally and professionally. Morgan has been studying Eastern Philosophy & Metaphysics and has been practicing meditation/yoga for almost 10 years. He holds a Teacher's Certificate in Transformation Meditation and is certified in Meditation. He is a member of the SHA (Sound Healer Association).He is a Yinnergy Practitioner. Yinnergy is a very sophisticated form of nero-audio technology. Through stereo headphones, Yinnergy puts the participant into deep meditative states, overtime leading to emotional, mental and spiritual growth.Morgan has just opened his practice four weeks ago. Here is the contact information:Corrective Healthcare Group1371 Neilson Road, Suite 206,Scarborough, Ontario.M1B 4Z8Phone: (416) 281-0640Fax: (416) 281-9519 Email: Feel free to email us at and visit our podcast site at bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and

The life of a Black comedian is not always funny. In this episode with sit and share with comedian Dred Lee. Dred talks about various subjects such as growing up in turmoil, life as a comic, the science of comedy, not being bitter, the Canadian comedy scene and his parents reaction to him being a comic. Enjoy!!You can contact Dred Lee via:MySpace: feel free to email us at and visit our podcast site at bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com

With the weather getting better, it is time for many of us to the "spring cleaning thing". Many of us are challenged when it comes to cleaning our living space.In this episode recorded at Harlem Underground, we share and speak with someone who can help you get you home in order. Marie Mercurius is the owner of "The Urban Organizer". Her company specializes in "small space living
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Rochelle Dickenson is a parent-child advocate. She is the owner of a company called "Motivated Moms" as well as a trained mediator. She will be soon launching a new website centred around the concept of "It takes a village to accomplish great things". Whether you are in Africa, the Caribbean, the United States or right here in Canada, she believes the concepts are universal. In addition, Rochelle has spoken to a wide variety of female audiences about health and wellness. She is also a registered education savings plan representative. Rochelle can be contacted at (416) 220-1547 or at Feel free to email us at God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 9:38pm EST

In episode, we have part two of our interview with musician Sean Jones. Sean talks and shares about various subjects from life and challenges as a solo artist, the impact working as a foster worker had on his life, his biggest accomplishment in life, the defining moment in his solo music career, earning the support and respect of his parents, messages to Black young men, what he does to succeed and some life nuggets that he has learned. Enjoy!! Here are ways that you can follow Sean: FACEBOOK: MY SPACE: TWITTER: PUBLICITY: Sasha Stoltz Publicity (416) 579-4804 Enjoy!!God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com

Today is the start of the 36th annual National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) starts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We will be attending the convention and hope to get some interviews!! In this episode held at Harlem Underground (, we talk and share with the members of the convention committee about why going into engineering is a great thing for Blacks to do. If you would like to find out more information on the convention, here is the contact information: THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS (NSBE) 36TH ANNUAL CONVENTION - "ENGINEERING A GLOBAL IMPACT" WHEN: March 31st -April 4th, 2010 WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Center - Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NSBE WEBSITE: NSBE TORONTO CONVENTION INFORMATION: FACEBOOK: TWITTER: free to email the The Vibe and Vegas Show at God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas

We continue to speak and share with Duncan Vignale.In this episode, Mr. Vignale talks about being the first Black man to join the electrical union that he was a member of, that a Black man having a trade is a good thing, his career in judo, the benefits of judo and how judo relates to real life.Click on the following link to listen to our previous interview with Mr. Vignale .Here is Mr. Vignale's contact information:Duncan Vignale Judo Academy2 Hunter's Point Drive,Richmond Hill, Ontario.L4C 9Y5Phone: (905) 882-5907Fax: (905) 882-9039Email: dunchondo@sympatico.caWeb: www.duncanvignalejudo.caFeel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com