The Dr. Vibe Show
In this episode, we talk and share with author Joyce M. Johnson. Ms. Johnson Ms. Johnson has just authored her first book, "Henrietha". "Henrietha" 'fictionalized' ;chronicle (borne by two novellas -"Henrietha"and "Waiting for the World to Change") of the life, times and consciousness

Rob Ford has recently been elected as the new mayor of the city of Toronto. The election was one of the most interesting mayoral elections in Toronto's history. What does the election of Mr. Ford who is regarded as a conservative mean for Blacks in Toronto?In this episode, Vibe and Vegas along with Colin Jobe of "Colin's Edge" on Blog Talk Radio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge and David Blackman discuss about the participation or lack of by Blacks in the mayor election and in the political process in general. We also talk about what the future for Blacks in Toronto will be with Rob Ford as mayor. Here are the links to Colin's previous appearances on our show:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/vibe-and-vegas-show-vibe-and-vegas-with-colin-jobe-the-g20-and-the-world-economy/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/vibe-and-vegas-show-colin-jobe-of-the-cutting-edge-and-colins-edge/You can check out David Blackman on our show at:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/vibe-and-vegas-show-david-blackman-black-men-and-the-corporate-ladder-you-have-to-believe-in-yourself/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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


We have Dalton Higgins back!!Dalton is considered one of Canada's foremost experts on popular culture. He has recently written his fourth book, "Fatherhood 4.0: iDad Applications Across Cultures".In "Fatherhood 4.0: iDad Applications Across Cultures", some of Canada's most acclaimed multicultural personalities, public figures, intellectuals, entertainers, athletes, and activists share stories, memories, insights, and revelations about fatherhood, from comic to tragic. As an African-Canadian fatherhood advocate, Dalton also digs around to see how Black fathers of this millennium are faring, as academics and pundits have debated for decades what is at the heart of the problem when it comes to the much-publicized shortcomings of Black fathers.The book spots trends across a newer generation of media-savvy multicultural dads influenced by everything from George Lopez and Bill Cosby to the Osbournes and Obama, with keen insights and essays from fatherhood activists. It includes essays on the "baby daddy" phenomenon and Bob Marley, pops in popular culture, technology and parenting, and crucial research on aboriginal fatherhood by Dr. Jessica Ball. Some of the people interviewed are: Michael "Pinball" Clemons, Broken Social Scene's Charles Spearin, Toronto FC's Dwayne De Rosario, Bollywood Boulevard's Mohit Rajhans, George Elliot Clarke, Hal Niedzvicki, Lawrence Hill, dramatist Richard Lee, CBC Radio's Matt Galloway, social entrepreneur Sol Guy and more!!Dalton has written three other books. He also co-directed and produced "More Than A Haircut", the critically acclaimed documentary about Black fathers and barbershop culture. Recently, we had the opportunity to speak with Dalton about "Fatherhood 4.0: iDad Applications" at Harlem Restaurant in Toronto. Enjoy!!By the way, this podcast comes with a bonus - our first contest. If you listen to the whole podcast, you will hear the details!!If you would like to hear our previous interviews with Dalton, please click on the following link:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/vibe-and-vegas-with-dalton-higgins/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/vibe-and-vegas-with-dalton-higgins-on-the-film-more-than-a-haircut/If you would like to view Dalton in a panel discussion about the role of fathers today:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/do-dads-matter-2/If you would like to contact Dalton, you can email him at daltonhiggins@gmail.comFeel 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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Bob Butler is a reporter at KCBS radio in San Francisco, a multimedia investigative reporter on the Chauncey Bailey Project and owns an independent multimedia company. He describes himself as a Navy "brat" having lived in Cambridge, Long Beach, Pittsburgh, Groton, CT, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area. He served in the US Navy in San Diego, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Newport, RI and Philadelphia. Mr. Butler attended San Francisco State University, where he earned a Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast and Electronic Communications Arts.His first radio job was as a desk assistant at Berkeley's KBLX in 1979, then Oakland's KDIA in 1980. Mr. Butler interned at KCBS in 1981 and was hired as a desk assistant, later promoted to editor before becoming a reporter in 1989. As a general assignment reporter, Mr. Butler has covered news across the United States and abroad. Mr. Butler has had assignments in Namibia, Tanzania, Senegal, Mexico and Brazil. Though grounded in radio, Mr. Butler has television writing experience and serves as vice president and national EEO chair on the board of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), helping improve job security and working conditions for broadcast journalists.Mr. Butler has won numerous awards for my reporting and editing. He was part of the KCBS news team which won a George Foster Peabody Award for coverage of the 1989 earthquake. Along with being a journalist, Mr. Butler has spent ten years advocating for more diversity in our nation's radio and television newsrooms. Mr. Butler worked for a year-and-a-half years as director of diversity for CBS Corporation, directing an apprenticeship program that trained the next generation of television newsroom managers. Ten of the eleven apprentices were hired full-time at the end of their training, nine at CBS Television Stations. As the AFTRA national EEO chair, Mr. Butler is working to encourage the Federal Communications Commission in the United States to stop further media consolidation and make it easier for minorities to own broadcast stations. Mr. Butler is also Broadcast Vice President of The National Association of Black Journalists in the United States. Mr. Butler was recently in Toronto for a conference but we missed doing an interview with him. But, we were able to interview him from his home in Oakland, California. During the interview, Mr. Butler talks how he started in the media, about the need for diversity in the newsroom and what can be done to have positive portrayal of Black men in the media. Enjoy!!If you would like to contact Mr. Butler, you can email him at: bobbutler7@comcast.netIf you would like to find out more information about the National Association Of Black Journalists or the Canadian Association of Black Journalists, here is their website information: http://www.nabj.org/ (National Association Of Black Journalists)http://www.cabj.ca/ (Canadian Association of Black Journalists)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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Sandra Subner is a person who is not afraid to live her dreams. Ms. Subner was born in Great Britain. Her family moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. After finding out that Winnipeg is a little cold, her family moved to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. She then continued her studies in London, England. Believe it or not, Sandra has been living in Singapore for the last fourteen years. Ms. Subner is the Senior Manager - Medical Board at the Singapore General Hospital.We had the opportunity to speak and share with Ms. Subner this past weekend. She talks about her life and provides us a unique look at Singapore, a country most Blacks only pay attention to where they hear about it on the news, from the Black person's view. 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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Rustum Southwell is a passionate leader and tireless advocate for economic diversity and capacity building. Originally from the Island of St. Kitts in the British West Indies, Rustum Southwell has called Nova Scotia home for over 30 years. As one of the first Black franchise operators in Nova Scotia, Rustum understands and appreciates the entrepreneurial landscape in Nova Scotia.Rustum is a recognized and respected leader in the business community with strong connections in the public and private sectors. As the Black Business Initiative's ; (BBI) CEO, he is accountable to the Board of Directors and responsible for the management and leadership, strategic planning, and implementation of a loan program, development fund, consulting arm, business summit, and training department.The Black Business Initiative (BBI) is a Province-wide business development initiative committed to fostering the growth of businesses owned by members of the Nova Scotia Black Community. The BBI places priority on educating Black business owners in the operation of their business - from marketing to budgeting to securing funding.The BBI is committed to growing the Black presence in a diverse range of business sectors including high-tech, manufacturing, tourism, and the cultural sector. If you would like to find out more information about the Black Business Initiative, please go to their website at http://www.bbi.ns.ca/index.html.If you would like to contact Mr. Southwell directly:Phone: (902) 426-8948 Toll Free:1-888-664-9333 Email: southwell.rustum@bbi.ns.caWe had the opportunity to speak and share with Mr. Southwell via the telephone. He talks about various subjects such as how he adjusted moving in 1972 from St. Kitts to Nova Scotia, how the BBI started, success stories of Black entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia to providing advice to those Black men are interested in starting their own business. 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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


Jamaican born Playwright, Producer and Actor David Heron has been called one of the most successful Caribbean artists of the last decade.He first came to the attention of Jamaican theatre audiences as a playwright, with the runaway success of his first play "Ecstasy", which ran for two years and toured three continents, emerging as one of the most popular Jamaican plays ever. Since then he has penned five more stage plays, all of which have earned him great commercial and critical acclaim in his homeland and internationally- "Intermission" , "Against His Will" , "Love and Marriage and New York City", "Redemption" and "4PLAY" . Heron is the recipient of five International Theatre Institute Awards including Best Producer and Best Script for "Intermission", and Best Production, Best Drama and Best Script for "Against His Will". His biggest international success to date has been his romantic comedy, "Love and Marriage and New York City", which has toured regionally in the USA as well as throughout Great Britain in both 2002 and 2003, playing to packed houses and excellent reviews, and prompting British critic Terry Grimley to christen Heron "Jamaica's own Neil Simon." The 2006 revival of the show at The Billie Holiday Theatre in New York was nominated for the prestigious AUDELCO Award, New York's highest accolade for Off Broadway Black Theater. That production then triumphed as an Official Selection of the 2007 National Black Theatre Festival held in Winston Salem North Carolina in August, 2007.Heron is only the second Jamaican playwright, after Trevor Rhone, to have his work showcased at the festival, one of the largest in the world."Love and Marriage and New York City" went on to enjoy a highly successful limited run in Toronto, Canada in May of 2008, where Heron made the cover of PRIDE Magazine, of the nation's foremost Black publications.As an actor, Heron's credits include "Ecstasy", "Intermission", "Love and Marriage and New York City", (in Jamaica, Britain and Off Broadway) the US regional production of the Broadway hit "Cheaters and Redemption" (Jamaica and US regional tour).Migrating to the USA, he immediately received high praise for his role as Friday in the World Premiere production of "Robinson Crusoe" at the prestigious Orlando Shakespeare Festival in 2006, and played Hotspur in "H", a modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 at the Bric Studios, New York.In 2007, he made his Shakespearean debut as Laertes in Take Wing and Soar's critically acclaimed production of "Hamlet" at The Workshop Theater Off Broadway, and received excellent notices for his role as Prince in The New Federal Theater's revival of Errol John's classic Caribbean drama, "Moon On A Rainbow Shawl".In 2008, he earned further critical acclaim for his performance as The Messenger in the Off Broadway revival of "Medea" at the National Black Theater in Harlem, as well as in Othello and "The Taming of The Shrew" at The Virginia Shakespeare Festival.In 2009, he appeared in the Off Broadway premiere of John Patrick Shay's acclaimed drama, "Trickster At The Gate", as Harlem Jazz musician Roy "Lucky" Luckwood. In August of 2006, Heron received one of the highest accolades of his career when the City Council of New York honored him with a Proclamation and Award at City Hall, in recognition of his "Outstanding theatrical career and his invaluable contribution to the betterment of society."He is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and The Jamaica Association of Dramatic Artists. If you would like to see David performing live, he will be starring in the first play that he wrote, "Ecstasy" (directed by Douglas Prout and produced by Kingston 6 Entertainment), which is playing in a number of locations in the Greater Toronto area between October 15 - October 24 (see details below)."Ecstasy" locations and showtimes:October 15, 2010 (North York, Ontario):Jamaican Canadian Association (995 Arrow Road) at 8:00 p.m.October 16, 2010 (Barrie, Ontario)::Georgian College Theatre (1 Georgian Drive) at 8:00 p.m.October 17, 2010 (Mississauga, Ontario):Glenforest Secondary School (3575 Fieldgate Drive) at 6:00 p.m.October 23, 2010 (Ajax, Ontario):J. Clarke Richardson College (1355 Harwood Avenue North) at 8:00 p.m.October 24, 2010 (Brampton, Ontario):Central Peel Secondary School (32 Kennedy Road North) at 6:00 p.m. Ticket Prices: $30.00 (In Advance) $40.00 (Day Of) Ticket Locations: Loc' N Twist: 49 Hillcrest Avenue, Brampton, Ontario - (905) 463-1747 and 14 St. Andrews Street, Toronto, Ontario - (416) 850-0336 Majestic Barber & Salon:: 289 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, Ontario - (905) 268-1111 Nicey's Food Mart - 50 Morcambe Gate, Scarborough, Ontario - (416) 497-9717 Ticket Information Online: http://www.ticketweb.ca/snl/Search.action?query=david+heron+ecstasy (Ticket Web) 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


Douglas Prout is one of the most experienced and versatile theatre practitioners of his generation. He established himself as a competent actor in his Montego Bay, Jamaica in the 1980's before moving onto the larger audiences of Kingston, Jamaica. He is highly respected for his hard-work and boundless energy as an actor and for his sensitivity and attention to detail as a director.Recently, we had the opportunity to speak and share with Mr. Prout. Currently, he is the director for the David Heron play, "Ecstasy", which is playing in a number of locations in the Greater Toronto area between October 15 - October 24 (see details below). Enjoy!!Set in the boardrooms, bedrooms and dancehalls of modern day Jamaica, Ecstasy is the romantic comedy that successfully launched the playwriting career of Jamaican David Heron. It also made a bona fide star of Jamaican leading lady, Deon Silvera. The story follows the turbulent relationship between two very different Jamaicans - Richard Foster-the handsome, light skinned, upwardly mobile advertising executive raised in wealth and luxury, and Jewel Brown - the sexy, ebony coloured nightclub dancer fighting for love and respectability. Written by: David Heron ; - Directed by: Douglas Prout - Produced by: Kingston 6 Entertainment - Starring: Deon Silvera, David Heron, Nadia Khan, Al St. Louis and Flower Pryce. For more information on "Ecstasy", please go to http://ecstasy-theplay.com/. Please note "Parental Advisory: Explicit Content"."Ecstasy" locations and showtimes:October 15, 2010 (North York, Ontario):Jamaican Canadian Association (995 Arrow Road) at 8:00 p.m.October 16, 2010 (Barrie, Ontario)::Georgian College Theatre (1 Georgian Drive) at 8:00 p.m.October 17, 2010 (Mississauga, Ontario):Glenforest Secondary School (3575 Fieldgate Drive) at 6:00 p.m.October 23, 2010 (Ajax, Ontario):J. Clarke Richardson College (1355 Harwood Avenue North) at 8:00 p.m.October 24, 2010 (Brampton, Ontario):Central Peel Secondary School (32 Kennedy Road North) at 6:00 p.m.Ticket Prices:$30.00 (In Advance)$40.00 (Day Of)Ticket Locations:Loc' N Twist: 49 Hillcrest Avenue, Brampton, Ontario - (905) 463-1747 and 14 St. Andrews Street, Toronto, Ontario - (416) 850-0336Majestic Barber & Salon:: 289 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, Ontario - (905) 268-1111Nicey's Food Mart - 50 Morcambe Gate, Scarborough, Ontario - (416) 497-9717Ticket Information Online: http://www.ticketweb.ca/snl/Search.action?query=david+heron+ecstasy (Ticket Web)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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

During attending the first Toronto Sickle Cell Conference in Toronto (October 1, 2010 - October 2, 2010), we had the opportunity to speak and share with the new president of the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario, Zacharie Liman-Tinguiri. The Sickle Cell Association of Ontario is the oldest organization in Canada serving patients with sickle cell. Zacharie has his Master's Degree in Economics and is currently employed as a financial analyst in the financial services field. Zacharie shares some of his story with us and talks about the impact of sickle cell on his life and the plan that he has for educating society about sickle cell and his vision for the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario. Enjoy!!Sickle Cell Association of Ontario:Web: http://www.sicklecellontario.com/Phone: (416) 789-2855Fax: (416) 789-1903Feel 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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

We spent some time today at the first Toronto Sickle Cell Conference (October 1, 2010 - October 2, 2010). We met a number of wonderful individuals during the day. One of them was Neneh-Iye Bundu. We had the opportunity to speak and share some time with Neneh. She shares about the challenges she faces dealing with sickle cell, how she overcomes the challenges, her life changing trip to Africa and why she spends time sharing her story and the topic of sickle cell with others. Enjoy!!Sickle Cell Awareness of Ontario: Web: http://www.sicklecellanemia.ca/Phone: (416) 745-4267Sickle Cell Association of Ontario:Web: http://www.sicklecellontario.com/Phone: (416) 789-2855Fax: (416) 789-1903Feel 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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas