The Dr. Vibe Show

12th Annual Textur’d Hair & Beauty Show, formerly the TORONTO NATURAL HAIR & BEAUTY SHOW, on September 23rd – 24th, 2017, at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre located at 6 Garamond Drive in Toronto, Ontario.

With a focus on reshaping our perception of natural hair and emphasizing its beauty to dissolve racial stereotypes, the Toronto Naturals Hair & Beauty Show provides attendees with an atmosphere of positivity, promoting natural hair, natural health and natural beauty.

This is a family event welcoming all people and encompasses over 50 exhibitors, interactive workshops, fashion & hair shows and live entertainment. At the show, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about various styling tips for natural hair, holistic health, fashion and much more!

This is Toronto’s longest running show on natural hair, health and beauty for people from the African Diaspora. Since its inception in 2003, the show has been a huge success, starting off as a one-day (4 hour) event with about 90 participants, to now a full two-day event with over 1000 visitors including international guests. This annual event continues to expand every year due to the fast growing number of African-Canadian women who are returning to wearing their hair in its natural state.

We take the feedback from our customers, vendors and sponsors seriously and have incorporated a system within our plan to ensure we identify and correct any gaps as well as build upon our strengths. As a result, we expect an even bigger, bolder and stronger 2016 Toronto Natural Hair & Beauty Show!

Recently, Stephanie Joseph, Founder/Executive Producer of the Textur’d Hair & Beauty Show was on our show.

Ms. Joseph was joined one the show by one of the guest speakers for this year’s Textur’d Hair & Beauty Show, Dr. Nadine Wong.

Dr. Nadine Wong is an immigrant of Jamaica who has called Canada home for over 20 years. She is the C.E.O of Alabaster Wellness Clinic, founder of Alabaster Gate Children’s Charity, creator of Alabaster Beauty Ointment Products, and author of “What If Your Hair Could Speak, What Would it Say?” “Revelation of my Hair Chronicle”, and currently, completing her third book, Sex- In my Christian Bed.

Dr. Wong has always been intrigued with human anatomy and physiology. After obtaining certificates in Psychology and Interpersonal Group Skills from Centennial College, and from Marvel Beauty School she obtained Hairdressing Diploma and Black Hair Dressing Certification. She furthered studies in Cosmetology and advance studies on Ethnic Hair at Dudley University, North Carolina. Dr. Wong obtained her Doctorate in Cosmetology from the Dillard University and another Doctorate in Trichology from The International Institute of Trichology, Huntsville, Alabama (board certified with the American Drugless Association). Her academic journey came full circle at the California State Christian University where she majored in Psychotherapy. There she has obtained her General Practice Psychotherapist (GPP) and Clinical Psychotherapy accreditations. Presently, she is completing studies in Pharmacology and Food Science at Durham College.

Dr. Wong’s mandate is through scientific research validate health is to be view as one unit. The issues of mental health, application of cosmetics, and consumption of foods are a ramification as a result of exposure to products.

Dr. Wong is a Board Member of the following organizations: The World Organization of Natural MedicineThe Board of Integrative Medicine (www.boim.org), The Board of Natural Medicine, Education Beyond BordersThe Black Hair Dresser Association(Canadian Chapter) and The National Beauty Culture League Inc., Washington DC. In addition to her practice, Dr. Wong is a sought after Motivational Speaker.

In 2013 she was the recipient of Harry Jerome Health Science AwardThe Breakfast Club Award, also the 2003 Achievement Award, 2002 Trichology Student of the Year, and 2001 Pioneer Award. She also functioned as a guest Health advisor contributor on G98.7 FM (CKFG) and Spirit Radio Songs of Solomon. Her personal aspiration is to unlock the harmony of individual’s mind through education based on complete wellness involving the mind, body and spirit.

In 2010, Alabaster Gate Children’s Charity was established Dr. Nadine Wong, based on her desire that every child should be able to have an education and develop vital life skills. That each child should have the freedom to focus only on the lessons being taught in school, and not be distracted with concerns of a hot meal or finances to obtain the necessary school items. The charity also has grown and now includes The International Skype Education Project.

Dr. Wong is an active member of the following Organizations:

The World Organization of Natural Medicine
The Board of Integrative Medicine
Board of Natural Medicine Doctors and Practitioners-North America
Education Beyond Borders
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

You can find out more about Dr. Wong via:

Website
Facebook
Linkedin
Twitter

During our conversation, the ladies talked about:

– Stephanie shared some of her background and some of the show’s background
– Dr. Wong give some her background and her relationship with the show
– How the natural hair movement evolved over the years
– The significance of Black women’s hair in relationship to Black history
– How the show has grown and evolved and the demographic of the attendees
– Dr. Vong shares some great information on Black hair
– The fact that younger Black people getting into the natural hair industry
– That Dr. Vibe does not have a “hill and gully ride head”
– Stephanie shares about the all the workshops happening
– The lack of Blacks manufacturing natural hair products
– Why did Stephanie change the name of the show and why should men come to the show
– Their hopes and concerns about the future of the natural hair industry
– Why are they excited about this year’s show

If you missed the Toronto Natural Hair & Beauty Show in 2016, you cannot afford to miss it this year!

Tickets are $25 for in advance for Saturday, and $30 at the door. $20 for Sunday. A weekend pass is $35. Children under 12 receive FREE admission.

For interviews, to learn more about this event or are interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor, please visit here, send an e-mail to info@torontonaturals.ca or call 647-858-4247

You can Find out more information about the 12th Annual Textur’d Hair & Beauty Show via:

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Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe


The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: Jim Kennedy and Curtis Brooks.

The panelists discussed the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Men, Competition And Jealousy – A Potentially Destructive Force

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Sh_t Finally Hits The Fan In St. Louis… Like We Said It Would

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Jemele Hill And Trump – How The White House Ignores Racism

The Dr. Vibe Show™: America’s Shameful History Of Voter Suppression

The Dr. Vibe Show™: An Astonishing Percentage Of Americans Believe White People Are ‘Under Attack.’ Here’s Why They’re Wrong

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe

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Elwood Watson is Professor of History and African American Studies at East Tennessee State University. His latest co-authored book is Violence Against Black Bodies:An Intersectional Analysis of How Black Lives Continue to Matter (Routledge Press, 2017). He is the author of Outsiders Within: Black Women In The Legal Academy After Brown V. Board (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008). He is the editor and co-editor of several volumes including Generation Speaks: Voices from Academia (Scarecrow Press, 2013), Beginning a Career in Academia: A Guide for Graduate Students of Color (Routledge, 2015), The Oprah Phenomenon (University of Kentucky Press, 2007), Performing American Masculinity: The Twenty First Century Man in Popular Culture (Indiana University Press, 2011). His most recent co-authored book is HBO Girls: The Awkward Politics of Gender, Race and Privilege (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015). He was the special guest editor for a special issue of the journal Intellect entitled Masculinity in the 21st Century. He is currnetly working on two books , one that looks at race in the present day and the other that looks at masculitny in the present.

Mr. Watson will be live on our show tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific. He will be talking about his article I’m Not Black, I’m OJ.

– Where did Black America sit with OJ during his athlete and entertainment days
– Memories of OJ Simpson’s first trial and the impact of his acquittal
– what effect has OJ’s journey had on America’s opinion on Black men
– How is America going to handle being a free man
– What does the title of the article mean
– What would he like to ask OJ
– The reaction to the article
– What will people say about OJ fourty years from now
– What should Black America take away from OJ

You can connect with Dr. Watson via:

Twitter
Email

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe


STUFF are live online conversations hosted by Dr. Vibe (Canada) and Jazz Keyes (United States) about current events and culture from a black woman’s and black man’s POV.

Jazz Keyes is a clinical psychologist, certified life coach, author, and motivational speaker. Recognized for her work as a community activist, Keyes has spent the last 10 years of her career focusing on empowering the lives of others. With an intense focus on women, people of color, and children, Keyes has been honored as a Neighborhood Hero by ComEd for her involvement in numerous community-based initiatives.

As a psychologist and life coach, Keyes supplies clients with the necessary tools and techniques to awaken their divine energy, heal their open wounds and create an aura of love, compassionate and tranquility.

For the last two years, Jazz Keyes has managed to grow her brand as a dating and relationship writer for two major media platforms, JET Magazine and Black and Married with Kids. Her first book, If We Knew Better: Soul Cries of Women Past and Present, is available here.

Ms. Keyes is preparing to begin her PHD program Fall 2017. She will be studying to receive her Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Couples Therapy. Keyes has devoted a great deal of her time and energy on mastering the art of communication to create healthy, dynamic, long-lasting relationships and to help others do the same.

Jazz Keyes is an aspiring bestselling author. Focusing on spirituality, emotional empowerment, and love, Keyes hopes to one day deliver soul healing messages as a television personality and international inspirational speaker.

Recently, Dr. Vibe and Ms. Keyes talked with Chiaku Hanson about her book THE MALE CODE.

Chiaku Hanson is a very discerned & spiritual woman. She is honest, unique and eclectic. Ms. Hanson has a male decoded blog, Male Decoded, where she decodes the male psyche. She is a Doctoral Candidate of Clinical Psychology. Her interests in psychology are: Spiritual Psychology; Psychoanalysis & NeuroPsychology. Spirit- Mind-Body.

During the conversation, Ms. Hanson talked about:

– Why does she write about men
– How hbeing raised in a two parent household effected her opinions on men
– The background behind the book
– Why do men open up to her and the fact that men are not simple
– One of thing that we need to know about men
– “Silence drives a man crazy.”
– Suggestions on how ladies get the silence out of the man and how to make a man purr like a cat
– How safety is different for men and women
– How she can tell if a man is insecure
– How much is society coding men
– The importance for men to stand up for themselves
– “Treat people the way they need to be treated.”
– How black feminism is effecting black manhood
– “In the Black environment, there are too many queens and not enough kings.”
– Have Black men and women come to understanding about shared roles
– Will Black women allow Black men to spend time with their children?
– What does the title of the book mean

You can connect with Ms. Hanson via:

Website
Twitter
Email

You can find more about Ms. Keyes via:

Website
Twitter
Facebook
YouTube
Instagram

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page at “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe


The panelists for Sunday’s show were: LeRon L. Barton and Curtis Brooks.

The panelists discussed the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: The Character Assassination Of Michael Bennett Continues – LVMPD Investigating Alleged ‘Altercation’ That Happened Before His Encounter With Police

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Will ‘BlackOut’ Be The Movement To Shut Down The NFL?

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Using Black Celebrities To Push Pop, Pudding And Politics

The Dr. Vibe Show™: ‘Ban The Box’ Laws May Be Harming Young Black Men Seeking Jobs

The Dr. Vibe Show™: 5 Ways Black Men Can Succeed In Corporate America

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe

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Dr. Kami J. Anderson has published extensively in both English and Spanish in scholarly and trade journals as well as in national US news publications. She has traveled to 17 countries across the globe for academic and professional endeavors. She is a strong advocate for study abroad in particular for students of color. A loving mother to four wonderful, bilingual children, Kami has a vested interest in the construction of identity with bilingualism. She has published the book, Language, Identity and Choice: Raising Bilingual Children in a Global Society (2015, Lexington Books) which talks about her own experiences raising her children bilingual.

Dr. Anderson was on our show talking about Why Black Children Should Know Many Languages.

During our conversation, Dr. Anderson talked about:

– How did she become passionate about bilingualism
– What values did her mother instill in her
– Some of her journey travelling to various countries around the world
– “It is easier to talk about my Blackness in Spanish than English.”
– Why did she decide to raise her bilingual and biLiterate
– The initial reaction by Blacks students about being bilingual and biliterate about raising children
– What do they do as a family to maintain bilingual and bicultural mindset
– The story behind Bilingual Brown Babies – Website and if there is any push back from parents
– The decrease in funding of public schools and its effect on learning languages
– Why do many Black families do not pay attention to they children learning languages
– What parents will gain from Bilingual Brown Babies – Website
– What countries that she would like to take her children too
– How important knowing many languages to Black America’s future
– The response from the Latino America community about Bilingual Brown Babies – Website

You can connect with Dr. Anderson via:

The Color Of Language
Black Away From Home
Bilingual Brown Babies – Twitter
Black Away From Home – Twitter
Bilingual Brown Babies – Instagram
Dr. Kami J. Anderson – Website
Bilingual Brown Babies – Website
Email

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page here

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe


The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: Jim Kennedy and Curtis Brooks.

The panelists discussed the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black Republicans Despair Over Trump’s Response To Charlottesville

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Race And Class Are The Biggest Issues Around Hurricane Harvey And We Need To Start Talking About Them

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black Women And Girls May Run The World, But They’re Not Safe In It

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black People Should Never, Ever, Ever, Ever Call the Police … Unless 1 Of These 10 Things Just Happened

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Dear Black Men (From King To Underdog)

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe

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Chiaku Hanson is a very discerned & spiritual woman. She is honest, unique and eclectic. Ms. Hanson has a male decoded blog, Male Decoded, where she decodes the male psyche. She is a Doctoral Candidate of Clinical Psychology. Her interests in psychology are: Spiritual Psychology; Psychoanalysis & NeuroPsychology. Spirit- Mind-Body.

Ms. Hanson was on our show talking about her article Healing Black People.

During our conversation, Ms. Hanson talked about:

– Some of her background comparing life in California compared to going to school in Virginia
– Life growing up with a helicopter dad
– Why she had at great experience at Virginia Tech University and a not so great experience in Washington
– How did she start he journey into the world of psycology
– Her parents influence with education on her life
– The story behind the article
– Black people’s attitude toward psycology
– Post Truamatic Slave Syndrome
– “Anger is accepted but show emotion is rejected.”
– Her thought that Blacks had issues before slavery
– Blacks and transference
– Some take homes when it comes to Blacks and psychology

You can connect with Ms. Hanson via:

Website
Twitter
Email

Visit our website at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page at “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe


The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: Rodney Kellum and Curtis Brooks.

The panelists will be discussed the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: The Public Face Of Antifa

The Dr. Vibe Show™: 3 Facts That Prove The Reality Of White Supremacy

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black Americans Don’t Trust Our Healthcare System — Here’s Why

The Dr. Vibe Show™: A Black Man Undercover In The Alt-Right

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Healing Black People

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page at “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe

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The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: Rodney Kellum and Curtis Brooks.

The panelists will be discussed the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: The Public Face Of Antifa

The Dr. Vibe Show™: 3 Facts That Prove The Reality Of White Supremacy

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black Americans Don’t Trust Our Healthcare System — Here’s Why

The Dr. Vibe Show™: A Black Man Undercover In The Alt-Right

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Healing Black People

Please feel free to email us at dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com

Please feel free to “Like” the “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook fan page at “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page

God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,


Dr. Vibe

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