The Dr. Vibe Show

On February 1, 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) marked the beginning of Black History Month with the launch of a new, online black history museum. "Canadian Black History: an Interactive Experience" can be accessed through the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website at . In this episode, we speak and share with Karen Shadd: Communications Advisor - Public Education and Marketing Unit - Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Karen is a descendant of Mary Ann Shadd, the first Black woman editor of a North American newspaper and was also a educator and a lawyer. Mary Ann Shadd's father, Abraham Shadd, was the first Black man to be elected to political office in Canada. Karen tells us how Canadian Black History: an Interactive Experience can into existence and some of the website's highlights. This is the 15th anniversary of official celebrations of Black History Month, and this year, the theme is "Proud of Our History." The month will focus on the exceptional accomplishments of black Canadians including noted rancher John Ware, journalist and human rights activist Carrie Best, baseball star Ferguson Jenkins, and hockey player and humanitarian Jarome Iginla. To raise awareness, CIC will also launch a series of public service announcements featuring historical accomplishments of black Canadians, to be aired on television stations across Canada, and online. For more information about these and other events happening nation-wide, visit ; . Feel free to email us at If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail at 1-866-280-9385