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The conversation topic for the August 23, 2020 edition of Black Canada Talking™ was ADVANCE, Canada’s Black Music Business Collective.

ADVANCE, Canada’s Black Music Business Collective, is leading the change in developing an infrastructure for the betterment, upliftment and retention of Black people in the music business.

Serving as a unified front for Black people working within all sectors of the Canadian music industry, Advance creates conditions for long-term success by addressing racial equality and inclusivity through four areas: Advocacy, Mentorship, Community Outreach and Business Development and Entrepreneurship.

By holding the corporate, private and government sectors accountable, Advance is committed to building a more equitable Canadian music industry that grants Canada’s Black music communities a fair and valued voice in a consistently growing music nation.

The guest for the August 23, 2020 edition of Black Canada Talking™ was David “Click” Cox.

David “Click” Cox started his career as a member of the MMVA winning and JUNO nominated group, The Maximum Definitive. Created reputation for his promotional and marketing efforts working closely with concert promotions company REMG. Soon after, he started his career working with BMG Music Canada and then worked at Universal Music Canada as A&R. During his time with Universal, David founded the Stylus Awards to celebrate the Canadian urban music talents and recognition of DJs. After 8 years with Universal, he created his own entertainment company, CLK Creative Works. Today, CLK is responsible for managing an eclectic roster of highly skilled and experienced artists. Along with management, David teaches music business at Metalworks and The Remix Project.

During the conversation, David talked about:

– Some of his background including getting into the music business, how he got his jobs with BMG Music and Universal Music and some memories
– The weekly roundtable conversations that he is having about the Black Canadian music industry (Breaking Down Racial Barriers) which you can listen to here
– Some of the changes in the music industry during his journey
– Impact of 2020 on the Black Canadian music industry
– Some background on his mother in law the late Salome Bey, one the first Black Canadians to have a television special

You can find more information about David via:

CLK Creative Works
David “Click” Cox – Twitter
David “Click” Cox – Instagram
David “Click” Cox – Linkedin

You can find out more information about Advance – Canada’s Black Music Collective via:

Website
Twitter
Instagram
Email

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Dr. Vibe
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Producer of Google+ Hangouts – The Good Men Project
The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project”
One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine
The Dr. Vibe Show™ Channel
Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio
Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013
2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011
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Dr. Grace-Camille Munroe holds a doctorate in Adult Education and Community Development, with a focus on Transformative Learning, from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. She has acquired the knowledge, experience, and skills required to make interventions as a competent project manager, program evaluator, research analyst, and adult facilitator. In this regard, she has employed her skills successfully in designing and evaluating projects, conducting quantitative and qualitative research, data and policy analyses and preparing research briefs, reports, Cabinet Submissions, and presentations for clients across the public and private sectors. Dr Munroe has significant experience in the development of monitoring and evaluation frameworks for educational programs, as well as, in conducting needs assessments to inform the improvement of school administration and management. She is committed to employing her expanding knowledge and skills to projects and programs that will result in an improved quality of life for stakeholders in education. Dr. Munroe has worked at various levels of the education system in Jamaica, including the Ministry of Education as Senior Policy Analyst and Researcher in the Office of the Minister, to appreciate the complex nature of teaching and learning in the classroom, and to allow her to better address the challenges of developing and implementing system-wide change.

She currently works as the Manager for Research, Projects and Operations for the Leadership By Design Program, the signature program for the Lifelong Leadership Institute. The Lifelong Leadership Institute (LLI) is an educational organization that provides innovative leadership development to Canadian youth of Jamaican, African-Caribbean and Black heritage, so that they may fulfill their personal and professional ambitions, provide inspiring leadership to their communities and country, and make this world a better place for all.

Selected Publications and Research Projects

2019 Research Consultant, Curriculum and Training Development Specialist
Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health & Reducing Adolescent Pregnancies in Jamaica

2018 Researcher and Writer
Situational Analysis on Children and Youth in Jamaica
UNICEF/Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI)

2017 Research Consultant, Curriculum & Training Development Specialist
Curriculum and Training Development, National Family Planning Board

2013 Lead Researcher
An Analysis of Students’ Academic Progress and Attainment for Selected Cohorts (2006-2010) and Projections for Student Matriculation 2014-2018:
The Case of Jamaica College

2013 Researcher and Co-Author
Jamaica Transformation of Education Since Independence: Handbook on Education Development in Commonwealth. Bloomsbury Comparative International
Education Series

Recently, Ms. Munroe was on our show talking about Black Parents Involvement In Their Children’s Academic Success. During the conversation, Ms. Munroe was joined by Anton James.

– Both of them share some of their background including being the father of two boys
– Did education find them or did they find education and how did they meet
– some truths, stereotypes, barriers that many Black parents face when dealing with the education system including the myth that Black fathers are interested in their child(ren) education
– Anton’s dedication to his children and some of the barriers that he faces with his children and the education system
– Some of what Black parents need to do when it comes to education
– Some of the barriers preventing Black parents being more involved in their child(ren) education
– The impact that 2020 has on this subject and what do Black parents need to do in regards to their child(ren) education

You can contact Dr. Munroe via:

Linkedin
Email

You can contact Anton James via:

Email

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Dr. Vibe
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Producer of Google+ Hangouts – The Good Men Project
The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project”
One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine
The Dr. Vibe Show™ Channel
Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio
Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013
2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011
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Black Canada Talking™ is a live online event that provides Black Canadians opportunity to give their takes and POVs on stories that are of importance to them.

On the August 30, 2020 edition of Black Canada Talking™, the guests were: El JonesCesar Ndema-Moussa and Warren Clarke.

The panelists discussed the following topics:

– The Progressive Conservative party in Canada has a new leader Erin O’Toole, the rise of Leslyn Lewis, Blacks realities in Canada and politics
– Jacob Blake, police brutality, Black Lives Matter, sports boycotts and institutions as society replies
– The death of Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther, Wakanda and Black identity worldwide in the 21st century

You can contact El Jones via:

Facebook
Email

You can contact Cesar Ndema-Moussa via:

Facebook

You can contact Warren Clarke via:

Website

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,
Dr. Vibe
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2018 Innovation Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association
The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project”
One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine
Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio
Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013
2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011
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Aisha K. Staggers had her first major publication, an album review, in The New Haven Register while just a sophomore in high school. Another series of reviews published in The Hartford Courant followed. By the time she reached college, Aisha was writing for the literary magazine and interning at a local radio station, ABC-affiliate as a writer in the news department and in the A&R department of an independent record company.

As a graduate student at Fisk University, Aisha asked Dr. Raymond Winbush to chair her thesis because 1) he was one of the most renowned voices in black culture and academia, and 2) he was a Prince fan. His scholarship and guidance led Aisha to an early career as a professor of social sciences and later an administrator in higher education.

Aisha has also served as a director of education and policy research centers and on the staff of legislative commissions. She previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats’ Women’s Caucus, an avid campaigner and has remained active in politics and public policy.

Jill Jones is our special guest for this conversation. Ms. Jones is activist, feminist, former collaborator with Paisley Park.

During the August 23, 2020 edition of Staggers State Of Things, the ladies talked about:

– The recent American Democratic party convention
– Steve Bannon being arrested
– Rose McGowan
– Megan Thee Stallion
– White women’s tears being the drink of America
– Mental health in the workplace in 2020

You can find more about Ms. Staggers via:

Twitter
Authory
HuffPost
Atlanta Black Star
YouTube – I Wish U Heaven – Prince Tribute Playlist
Email

You can find out more about Ms. Jones via:

Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
Soundcloud

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,
Dr. Vibe
dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com
Producer of Google+ Hangouts – The Good Men Project
The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project”
One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine
The Dr. Vibe Show™ Channel
Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio
Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013
2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011
Twitter
Twitter hashtag: #DrVibe
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iTunes
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Dr. Vibe, Kinte Fergerson and special guest LeRon Barton have a conversation about the naming of Kamala Harris as the Vice President candidate for the American Democratic party.

During the conversation, the following topics were discussed:

– If they were surprised that Kamala Harris was chosen by Joe Biden as his vice president choice and if there was a better choice
– If Black women helped Kamala Harris get nominated
– If Joe Biden is fit for president
– Will Kamala Harris be president of the United States
– If Black Americans have power
– What should Black Americans ask their political candidates for
– If the upcoming election is important for Black America

You can contact Kinte Fergerson via:

Indy Radio
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

You can contact LeRon Barton via:

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,
Dr. Vibe
dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com
Producer of Google+ Hangouts – The Good Men Project
The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project”
One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine
The Dr. Vibe Show™ Channel
Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio
Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013
2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011
Twitter
Twitter hashtag: #DrVibe
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iTunes
Dr. Vibe Media – You Tube
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Olivia “Moy” Fung is an author, entrepreneur, certified coach and a mother to three amazing young men.

Above all, she is a multifaceted woman that operates proficiently in the calling of God on her life, and is driven to guide and mentor others to operate in their divine calling also.

Recently, Ms. Fung was live on our show talking about Pray For The Men Global Movement. Ms. Fung was joined by Andrew Montague.

During our conversation, Ms. Fung and Andrew talked about:

– Some of their background including how they came to God
– How they met
– The story behind the movement
– Some of the challenges they are hearing that men are facing
– Encouragement for men and those who love them

You can contact Ms. Fung via:

You Inspire Me Women
Facebook – You Inspire Me Women
Moy Fung – Instagram
Moy Fung – Linkedin
Pray For The Men Global
Instagram – Pray For The Men Global
Email
Phone: (905) 226-3864

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,
Dr. Vibe
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2018 Innovation Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association
The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project”
One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine
Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio
Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013
2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011
Twitter
Twitter hashtag: #DrVibe
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iTunes
Dr. Vibe Media – You Tube
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Stitcher Radio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – TuneIn Radio
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Crystal Zheng is an infectious disease physician currently working in New Orleans. She identifies as Chinese American: Her parents are Chinese immigrants but she was born and raised in Northern Virginia. Her schooling has taken her across the US, including California, Philadelphia, and New York, but she has chosen to remain in New Orleans because of the vibrancy of its people and its great medical need. She is a strong advocate for social justice, particularly when it intersects with medicine.

Recently, Ms. Zheng was live on our show talking about her article Black Lives Matter: How should Asian Americans answer the call?

During our conversation, Ms. Zheng talked about:

– Some of her background including her parents stressing education when she was growing up but not wanting her to get into medicine
– A challenging moment during her medical studies
– Becoming a social activist and getting arrested during a protest for trespassing
– The story behind the article
– What should Officer Tou Thao, the Minneapolis police officer who watched as George Floyd was pinned to death by his fellow officer Derek Chauvin, have done
– Many Asian Americans staying on the sidelines while many Black Americans have been killed by the police
– Many Asian Americans raising up white supremacy and the “model minority myth”
– Her still hearing Asian Americans being racist towards Black Americans and a reason why it continues
– Writing the article and some of the criticism that she has received
– In the light of the current political climate in America, how are Asian Americans dealing with racism
– Her parents reaction to her social justice

You contact Ms. Zheng via:

Twitter
The Lens

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,
Dr. Vibe
dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com
2018 Innovation Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association
Producer of Google+ Hangouts – The Good Men Project
The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project”
One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine
Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio
Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013
2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog)BLACK
2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011
Twitter
Twitter hashtag: #DrVibe
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iTunes
Dr. Vibe Media – You Tube
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Stitcher Radio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – TuneIn Radio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Google Play Music
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iHeartRadio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ at Anchor
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Aisha K. Staggers had her first major publication, an album review, in The New Haven Register while just a sophomore in high school. Another series of reviews published in The Hartford Courant followed. By the time she reached college, Aisha was writing for the literary magazine and interning at a local radio station, ABC-affiliate as a writer in the news department and in the A&R department of an independent record company.

As a graduate student at Fisk University, Aisha asked Dr. Raymond Winbush to chair her thesis because 1) he was one of the most renowned voices in black culture and academia, and 2) he was a Prince fan. His scholarship and guidance led Aisha to an early career as a professor of social sciences and later an administrator in higher education.

Aisha has also served as a director of education and policy research centers and on the staff of legislative commissions. She previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats’ Women’s Caucus, an avid campaigner and has remained active in politics and public policy.

Jill Jones is our special guest for this conversation. Ms. Jones is activist, feminist, former collaborator with Paisley Park.

During the August 15, 2020 edition of Staggers State Of Things, the ladies talked about:

– Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s presidential running mate
– The Democratic and Republican parties can’t agree on additional Covid financial aid for Americans
– The US Postal Service is now a 45 target in the 2020 election
– The upcoming American Democratic Party National Convention

You can find more about Ms. Staggers via:

Twitter
Authory
HuffPost
Atlanta Black Star
YouTube – I Wish U Heaven – Prince Tribute Playlist
Email

You can find out more about Ms. Jones via:

Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
Soundcloud

Visit The Dr. Vibe Show™ at https://www.thedrvibeshow.com/

Please feel free to email The Dr. Vibe Show™ 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
dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com
Producer of Google+ Hangouts – The Good Men Project
The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project”
One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine
The Dr. Vibe Show™ Channel
Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio
Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013
2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011
Twitter
Twitter hashtag: #DrVibe
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iTunes
Dr. Vibe Media – You Tube
Google+
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Stitcher Radio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – TuneIn Radio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Google Play Music
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Growing up, Sheree loved the smells and tastes of her mother’s soul food cooking. The food cooked and enjoyed by her family provided simple thrills and delicious memories. The thought of tasting the unfamiliar was not appealing and the comfort zone created since being a child seemed to be as good as it gets. That all changed over the years starting with college and later into her adult life when she began to discover and explore a whole new world and relationship with food.

Today, she is writing about her delicious relationship as the publisher of Cuisine Noir, the country’s first Black online and print food, wine and travel magazine. Re-launched online in September 2009 and debuting in print in September 2011 (2011 – 2017) under her company V. Sheree Creative Enterprises, Cuisine Noir is a lifestyle publication centered on connecting the African diaspora through food, wine and travel.

Designing a niche publication was an easy fit for Sheree who is also a multicultural marketing consultant. She knew that such a publication was not only needed but will be widely received by all. And it has. It would also provide a clear and distinct media outlet for advertisers executing multicultural campaigns geared toward Blacks with a food, health, wine/spirits and travel focus. Sheree’s leadership has successfully started a new cultural culinary movement by putting Black chefs, culinary professionals and vintners in the forefront to showcase their talents and contributions to foodies, media and key industry companies.

She has interviewed some of the most talented chefs across the country as well as celebrities such as Chef Govind Armstrong, Chef Carla Hall, the late Dr. Maya Angelou, George Duke, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chef Roger Mooking, Niecy Nash, Russell Simmons, Grace Hightower DeNiro and Charlie Wilson.

In addition to writing about the chefs behind the food, she was produced and organized cooking demonstrations with a variety of celebrity chefs such as Chef Jeff Henderson (The Food Network), Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. (The Food Network), Chef Tre Wilcox (Bravo’s Top Chef), Chef Darrell “DAS” Smith (The Food Network), Chef G. Garvin (The Cooking Channel), Chef Kevin Sbraga (Bravo’s Top Chef), Chef Bryant Terry (Author – Vegan Soul Kitchen), Chef Rock Harper (Winner of Hell’s Kitchen Season 3) and Chef Nikki Shaw (The Food Network). Event culinary programming clients include United Negro College Fund, Bay Area Black Expo and The Network for a Healthier California. From 2011- 2015, she was the stage manager for Unicomm’s Travel and Adventure Show’s Taste of Travel stage that traveled to seven cities and worked with local and celebrity chefs as well as restaurants and destinations around the world.

She was a sofi Awards judge for the Specialty Food Association and was also recognized by Dine Diaspora as one of 31 Women in Food to know during Women’s History Month in 2019. In 2020, she was among 26 Black and White women participating in the #sharethemicfoodandbev campaign created to amplify the voices of Black women in these industries.

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Sheree holds a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications with a Concentration in Public Relations from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She currently lives in Oakland, Calif., and enjoys trying new restaurants, cooking, gardening, traveling, hiking, relaxing on the beach and food and travel photography.

Recently, V. Sheree was on our show talking about Cuisine Noir Magazine.

During our conversation, V. Sheree talked about:

– Life growing up in Chicago and how she ended up living in California in 1998
– The story behind Cuisine Noir, taking ownership of the magazine in December 2008, the early days of the magazine and some memories
– Her first big YES with the magazine and going from covering food to covering food, wine and travel
– Black restaurants, Black wine industry and Blacks and travel in 2020
– The changes in the industries for Blacks over the years
– The connection of Black food with heritage
– Encouraging and informing Black youth about the different careers in the food industry
– Diversity and inclusion in these industries and are the big players in these industries change their mindset
– Some of the common barriers that Blacks in these industries face
– Some of her favourite foods
– Blacks and food sustainability and farming
– Her passion for self development and always wanting to grow
– The first restaurant that she would like to go to when the restrictions are lifted
– Where in five years would she would like to see Blacks in food, wine and travel and Cuisine Noir

You can fine out more about Cuisine Noir Magazine via:

Website
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,
Dr. Vibe
dr.vibe@thedrvibeshow.com
2018 Innovation Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association
Producer of Google+ Hangouts – The Good Men Project
The Dr. Vibe Show™ At “The Good Men Project”
One of the first Brand Ambassador’s – Cuisine Noir Magazine
Dr. Vibe – Producer And Co-host of Black Men Talking On WJMS Radio
Dr. Vibe on HuffPost Live – August 2, 2013
2013 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog)BLACK
2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
Black Blog Of The Day – Black Bloggers Network – June 23, 2011
Twitter
Twitter hashtag: #DrVibe
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – iTunes
Dr. Vibe Media – You Tube
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Stitcher Radio
The Dr. Vibe Show™ – TuneIn Radio
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Grace JerkFest was presented by TD Ready Commitment and went virtual this year due to COVID-19. The food, music and fun times was live streamed on www.jerkfestival.ca on August 8th and August 9th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night. There was no cost, everyone was invited and saw jerk cooking demonstrations, Canadian dancers, singers, steelpan artists as well as the international headliners: Beenie Man, Jah Cure, Lila Ike and Alison Hinds.

We had the opportunity to speak with Jah Cure before this year’s Grace JerkFest.

You may know him as Jah Cure. Perhaps you know him by his given name, Siccaturie Alcock. But as the saying goes, “What’s in a name?” Most importantly, you must know his message. His music is at once his spirit, his all-consuming passion, and his personal declaration of a belief in a universal consciousness based on love and positivity.

Born in Hanover, Jamaica on October 11th, 1978, the global force that is Jah Cure has been a long time in the making. From as little as three years old, this child of slight build would captivate those around him with his innate musical virtuosity. As he and his love for the art grew, the young man whose voice would make any songbird green with envy would sneak out of his bedroom window late at night to visit local dancehalls and stage shows. It was here that he became immersed in the stylings of the undisputed greats: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffith, Garnett Silk, Yami Bolo, Jacob Miller and Black Uhuru. A young Siccaturie knew that he would dedicate himself to achieving membership of this superlative group.

Initially using the name ‘Little Melody’, Siccaturie’s voice started to leave an indelible impression in the streets and he soon became the talk of Jamaica. At the age of fifteen, he moved to Kingston. The name Jah Cure was bestowed upon him by the world-renowned Capleton and the David House Crew. This was primarily due to the vast amount of herb he smoked in the quest for spiritual enlightenment – a daily custom of his Rastafarian religion and commitment to natural living. Using the plants of the land for medicinal purposes, the singer looked young and healthy. He was ‘well-preserved’ or ‘cured’. Jamaican music icon, Beres Hammond, subsequently took Cure under his wing and became his mentor and producer.

However, Cure’s journey would be unexpectedly interrupted when in 1998 he was stopped and arrested late one night in Montego Bay. He was charged with four crimes, all of which he vehemently denies to this day. A non-jury trial was convened (one in which a single judge decides both questions of law and fact) and unfortunately, despite a total lack of visual confirmation of his involvement in said crimes, Cure was given a 15 year sentence.Not letting this setback disrupt his dream, Cure recorded and released many #1 singles from jail. The songs “Jamaica” and “Longing For” were both local and global successes. Cure’s first album, FREE JAH’S CURE, was recorded and released in 2001. On this project, Cure conveys his gratitude for life. He believes his incarceration was Jah’s way of teaching him humility, kindness, forgiveness and love for his fellow man. Consequently, he has relinquished any resentment for those who judged him unjustly. In 2003, Beres Hammond produced Cure’s second album, GHETTO LIFE, which featured the acclaimed single Divide and Rule.

On his first day of freedom, Cure publicly stated that his only remaining life goal would be to use his music as a means of spreading love, peace and healing. Since 2007, Jah Cure has topped the charts with several # 1 singles – Call on Me, featuring Phyllisia, followed by You’ll Never Find, and Unconditional Love, which quickly became the #1 reggae single worldwide. The song Like I See It, featuring Rick Ross, and the remix with dancehall king Mavado, undeniably rocked the international reggae scene. Released in 2013, the album WORLD CRY featured collaborations with the talents of Tupac, Keri Hilson, Mavado, MDMA, Rick Ross, Jazmine Sullivan, Shyne and several others. It can confidently be described as an auditory explosion that crossed and entwined the genres of reggae, hip hop, R&B, Latin and pop.

During our conversation, Jah Cure talked about:

– Some of his background including growing up in jungle in Jamaica
– The influence his grandmother has had on his life
– How music found him and singing the song that won his first singing competition when he was a young boy
– His first real music gig
– Moving to Kingston, Jamaica changing his life
– Some of reggae’s legends including Capelton, Beres Hammond, Buju Banton influencing his life
– Making his time in prison into a positive experience including recording music while he was in prison
– Joe Bogdanovich’s positive impact on his career
– His memories on the day he was released from prison
– Some of the musical moments that he is most proud of
– What does being a father mean to him
– Performing at Grace Jerk Fest
– How is he handling 2020

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Black Canada Talking™ is a live online event that provides Black Canadians opportunity to give their takes and POVs on stories that are of importance to them.

On the August 2, 2020 edition of Black Canada Talking™ the conversation topic was Emancipation Day … Reconciling Our Black Histories.

This edition of Black Canada Talking™ was a collaboration between The Dr. Vibe Show™ and Black History Ottawa.

The conversation was co-hosted by Dr. Vibe and Sarah Onyango.

The special guests for this conversation were:

Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 2016. She is a highly regarded social worker, educator, researcher, community activist and advocate of social change. She has worked in mental health at the provincial level, in rural community practice at the municipal level, and, since 1990, as a professor at the Dalhousie School of Social Work, where she also served as director for a decade. In 2016, she was appointed Special Advisor on Diversity and Inclusiveness at Dalhousie University and she is the first African Nova Scotian to hold a tenure track position at Dalhousie University and to be promoted to full professor. Dr. Thomas Bernard has worked with provincial organizations to bring diversity to the political processes in Nova Scotia and teach community members about Canada’s legislative process and citizen engagement. She is a founding member of the Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) which helps address the needs of marginalized citizens, especially those of African descent. As a former member of the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women, and as its past Chair, was instrumental in the development of advice to ministers regarding frameworks for gender violence prevention and health equity. At the national level, she has served as a member of the National Coalition of Advisory Councils on the Status of Women. She has served as an expert witness in human rights cases and has presented at many local, national and international forums. Dr. Thomas Bernard has received many honours for her work and community leadership, notably the Order of Nova Scotia and the Order of Canada.

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Rosemary Sadlier is a historian, author, educator and Black History expert based in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Among her publications: ​Harriet Tubman (Dundurn Press), and The Kids Book of Black Canadian History (KidsCanPress). She was the consultant and writer/contributor to Black History: Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas (EMP)​

She completed her course work for her doctorate at OISE, University of Toronto.

Rosemary is an expert on the history of African Canadians and has been interviewed on numerous media outlets including CTV, CBC News Network, CBC syndicated radio, TVO, Radio Canada International, CITYtv, CP24, WNED and PBS​,​ Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Sun, Share Newspaper, Pride Newspaper​ and the ​Caribbean Camera​. She has presented across Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean.​ Her recent writing concerning Black History related matters included a monthly column for Inside Toronto; book chapters for a publication on The Ward; and the Black Canadian Network Facebook site.

Rosemary is available for speaking engagements, short-term contracts, to consult and provide interviews​ on all aspects of Black History, Black Women, the Black experience and social justice. Among her recent accomplishments, she organized​ the national Canadian Black History Summit (April 2016); partnered with Councillor Paula Fletcher for the commemoration of the William Peyton Hubbard Park (Oct 2016); the historic recognition of Lincoln Alexander and Kay Livingstone; successfully planned the South African and Black Canadian Network reception (Nov 2016).​ Her patience and persistence resulted with a commemorative plaque for the AME Church site – Toronto (Dec. 2016) and the submission of the Parliamentary Petition for August 1st Emancipation Day (2018). She Chairs the Royal Commonwealth Society Toronto Branch, has given deputations to the UN, the Senate and City Council. Info: Email or LinkedIn.

Peter Hanes

A descendant of enslaved persons who worked at President George Washington’s Mount Vernon and President James Madison’s Montpelier, both in Virginia, Peter Hanes has been a coordinator for annual Washington, DC Emancipation Commemoration educational programs since the early 1990s. His late mother, Loretta Carter Hanes, a distinguished educational activist, historian and researcher, spearheaded the DC Emancipation Day Commemoration revival with an annual educational events series. Her son Peter produced the educational events, with historians CR Gibbs and Vincent deForest, and other partners. Loretta’s work came to the attention of local and federal government officials and the community which took up her cause and joined in organizing DC Emancipation Day city-wide public events, including in schools, libraries and churches. Then-DC Mayor Anthony Williams in 2005 signed into law April 16th DC Emancipation Day, as a legal public holiday.

Peter specializes in the electronic marketing of African American and African Canadian Heritage educational information and programs to Washington, DC, national and North American (USA-Canada) public audiences and is the editor for African North American Heritage News Digest. A former U.S. Department of the Interior headquarters IT specialist/editor, Hanes has served on the planning committees or supported numerous Washington, DC, national/ international African American and African Canadian Heritage public programs including national/international commemorations and conferences in the USA and Canada since 2001. Historian CR Gibbs and Peter were presenters at various Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) Emancipation Day Commemorations. Peter attended such August 1st Emancipation Day Commemorations and Caribana in Toronto from about 2000-2006, 2012, and 2013.

A strong proponent of documentary films/video as a global distance learning resource, Peter was a film festival coordinator for: 3 Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) national conventions; and a Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Canada-USA Black Studies mini-film festival (2010).

Among his projects, Peter was part of a National Park Service (NPS) headquarters team that supported:

· Presidential Commission on the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which made recommendations to the U.S. Congress that established the NMAAHC;
· NPS Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study Team, which made recommendations to the U.S. Congress that established the Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks.

He has also served as a:

· USA delegate/presenter, UNESCO Slave Route Project (SRP) International Seminar, Brasilia, Brazil (2012);
· Program Committee member, UNESCO SRP International Seminar, Charlottesville, Virginia (2018);
· Consultant, UNESCO SRP’s free web publication, Legacies of Slavery: A Resource Book for Managers of Sites and Itineraries of Memory (2019);
· UNESCO SRP Advisory Board Member (since 2013)

You can contact Peter via:

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During the conversation, the panelists talked about:

– Why they are passionate about commemorating Emancipation Day as a national holiday in Canada
– Emancipation Day being more relevant than ever
– The negative feedback that is being brought up in regards to Emancipation Day being regarded as a national holiday
– If Emancipation is a “made-up white-saviour holiday”

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2012 Black Weblog Awards Winner (Best International Blog)
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