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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 November 15, 2020 edition of Black Canada Talking™, our guest was Wayne Harris.

Wayne is known for his ability to understand people and their situations by leveraging emotional and cultural intelligence. He has cultivated this edge through thousands of hours of training and development over three decades and loves to pay it forward.

Originally from Montréal, Québec, he is committed to uplifting Black families and their communities from coast to coast. Wayne has coached and mentored teens and adults in basketball, after school programs and career paths, with a special passion for connecting with young Black men from single-parent homes like his own.

Since moving to the Greater Toronto Area in 1990, Wayne has supported folks of all ages in customizing their value to the market and positioning themselves to win. He has also developed young adult programming at the City of North York, The Citizen’ Strong. Wayne is also a proud and longstanding teacher of personal economics for Junior Achievement of Canada.

The majority of his professional background has been based in Information Technology, with 22 years of experience in Cybersecurity technology and solutions for the Canadian, US, and Caribbean markets. Today he works in the Financial Services industry helping families and businesses optimize their succession planning and estates.

Wayne holds a Postgraduate Degree in Business Administration from the University of Leicester and several IT Security related certifications. He is also a licensed insurance agent and a certified coach with the Certified Coaches Federation. He been married to his college sweetheart Angie for over 25 years and has two adult children in university.

Recently, Wayne was on our show talking about Financial Literacy And The Black Family.

During our conversation, Wayne talked about:

– Memories growing up in Montreal and some of the things that he misses about Montreal
– Being raised by a single mother (she died when he was twelve years old) and how has it is impacted him being raised for a few years by his father after his mother died
– Leaving home at and meeting his wife to be when he was nineteen years old
– Memories in the army but not going to war
– Getting into internet security and some memories including meeting and by hired by Robert Herjavec (Shark Tank)
– Changing from the world IT security to financial services
– Two types of Black Canadians when it comes to financial literacy and why many Black Canadians don’t educate themselves about financial literacy
– The importance of having a will, living will and power of attorney
– 2020's impact on Black Canadians financially

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Dr. Vibe
2020 Podcast News Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association
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2018 Innovation Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association
Producer of Google+ Hangouts – The Good Men Project
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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)
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2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
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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.

On the November 19, 2020 edition of Staggers State Of Things, the ladies talked about:

– Will the American presidential election be overturned?
– Sedition
– The American federal government transition that is not happening
– America and Covid

You can find more about Ms. Staggers via:

Twitter
Instagram
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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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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The Real Dads™ Network is the outgrowth of the award winning documentary Real Dads – Black Men on Fatherhood (2000) which included commentary by the late Ossie Davis and was directed by Derek Phillips and Nikki Dees.

The purpose of the documentary was to show positive black fathers who were actively involved in the nurturing and the raising of their children. As a result of the documentary, it became evident that there was a STRONG NEED for an organization where fathers could:

– Tell there stories and share their experiences
– Get information about being better fathers
– Have real conversations about manhood, fatherhood and family
– And feel connected to something powerful and empowering

Thus in 2004, the Real Dads™ Network was founded by Derek Phillips.

The mission of the Real Dads™ Network is:

Create a culture where all the fathers are actively involved in the parenting process, and are portrayed and viewed as exemplary role models by society.

The mission of Real Dads™ Network is to:

– Strengthen the institution of the Family by recognizing and promoting positive aspects of fatherhood in all media.
– Provide fathers with a support system that connects them to resources which are designed to empower them to be Real Dads: Present, Providers, Protectors and Peacemakers.
– Advocate for shared parenting as the standard for public policy decisions.
– Collaborate with organizations to create positive outcomes for fathers and their children.

Derek Phillips is the founder and Executive Director of Real Dads™ Network, an organization that is committed to strengthening the institution of the family by promoting the positive aspects of fatherhood in the media. It is their belief that children do better, both developmentally and in the attainment of life opportunities, when both parents are actively involved in parenting, regardless of the marital or living circumstances.

He is also the founder and President of Jorma Productions, an independent production company (affectionately named after his two daughters) that is committed to creating projects and programs that are educational, inspiring and empowering.

Derek was in education for over twenty years in New York City.

Derek is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and through his works, and actions and words, and actions, he is committed in educating, uplifting and empowering our youth and the community. His motto is “If everyone does a part, then no one is left doing the whole thing.”

He resides in Peekskill, New York with Maria his loving wife and Jordyn and Maya, his two beautiful daughters.

Recently, Derek was on our show.

During our conversation, Derek talked about:

– Some of story including not being interested in school when he was young, his mother dying when he was ten, his father not being in his life when he was growing up, no father mother passed away and growing up in a dysfunctional family
– Learning on how to be a parent by raising his nieces
– When did he realize that he had to something involving fatherhood
– The story behind the Real Dads™ Network
– The insights he received about fatherhood after him being involved in education for over twenty years
– The success of the Daddy Daughter Dance, Real Dads Week and other successes in the journey
– The continuous challenge that many Black fathers have providing for their children and some of the other challenges that Black fathers face
– How did getting married, having children and his wife have impacted his thoughts about fatherhood
– Black fathers and Black dads who are separated and divorced who want to spend time with their child(ren)
– The importance of Black men taking care of themselves
– Some of the services that the Real Dads™ Network offers
– What’s up next for the Real Dads™ Network
– His message to non-melanated people, the Black community, Black mothers and Black dads about Black fatherhood
– What are Black fathers telling him about 2020

You can find out more information about the Real Dads™ Network via:

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Email
Phone: (212) 875-7725

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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
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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Join The New Humanity Initiative™ and Canada CFO’s Inc. in partnership with the Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals (CAUFP) along with our cast of amazing speakers and thought leaders who will promote and amplify equity diversity and inclusion in the accounting and finance sector.

Leadership and Change in Accounting & Finance is an immersive and interactive digital event with a view towards strengthening Economic Mobility for BIPOC Communities. It will feature curated conversations, engagement and experience addressing anti-Black racism, crucial challenges, meaningful change and innovative impact in creating inclusive and equitable opportunities.

A dynamic and interactive experience for attendees, speakers, supporters and stakeholders of the event, where individuals can communicate their points of view.

The event will feature a Dialogues on Diversity by prominent Finance Leaders as well as a Panel discussion on the issues, followed by a ‘Voices in Action’ breakout segment.

(5 Concurrent Sessions)

Join us after the Panel Discussion for our breakout sessions where we will have community participation and conversations about taking collective action.

The Voices in Action are based on the “Economic Mobility” Pillar one of the seven pillars of The New Humanity Initiative that will help shape its outcomes-based approach to achieve national change.

Each session will be facilitated by Thought Leaders who are actively championing change within these areas under the Economic Mobility Pillar. Please bring your ideas and get ready to create meaningful change.

Kindly select the Voices in Action (Breakout) Session that you would like to be a part of during registration.

- Capital & Finance

- Culture and Organizational Change

- Health & Wellbeing

- Investment, Enablement and Financial Services

- Leadership & Inclusion

Together we can strengthen actions and implement strategies to improve professional outcomes for BIPOC Professionals.

Hugh Anthony Simmonds, PhD is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair, The New Humanity Initiative™.

Hugh Anthony is the Co-founder and Co-Chair of The New Humanity Initiative™ a purpose-fueled national organization that is a catalyst for fundamental change to strengthen equity, access and inclusivity for racialized groups throughout Canada, and the first black member to serve as Director for the Toronto Music Festival, the oldest arts and music festival in Canada. Currently he serves as the President of Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation (MTCC) 934 and is a Distinguished President of the Kiwanis Club of Toronto Caribbean. Hugh Anthony is currently Head of Strategy, Assignment & Co. a boutique lifestyle consultancy firm based in Toronto, Canada and a Teaching Faculty at Ryerson University in the Faculty of Arts and the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. Hugh Anthony, believes that “everyone is gifted, but some people never open their package”.

Hugh Anthony received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and Master of Science (MSc), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDE) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the University of the West Indies (Jamaica). In addition, he as taken numerous executive education courses at Harvard University (USA), Ryerson University (Canada) and University of New Orleans(USA). With 20+ years of progressive multi-sector engagements, holding appointments as Executive Director for a nonprofit organization, International President for Kiwanis International Service Leadership organization, Hugh Anthony brings conceptual and strategic thinking with significant experience and expertise in higher education management, non-profit leadership, board governance, fundraising and capacity building. He has played a pivotal role in leading and strengthening individuals and organizations, through visioning, strategic planning, learning and development, marketing and communications, networking, collaborations and partnerships, advocacy and leading people-centered programming, workshops and initiatives. Hugh Anthony is an avid volunteer and believes that “service is the rent we pay for living” and have traveled throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. He brings mastery in public speaking and storytelling with his award-winning presentation skills to help individuals uncover their passion, unfold their purpose and share the power of their stories.

His scholarship, research and consultancies span cultural organizations, leisure, tourism, hospitality geography, international politics, governance and policy; and professional services from the lens of culture, equity, intersectionality and lifestyle. He brings a wealth of teaching and learning experience having held appointments at the University of Technology (Jamaica) College of Business and Management; the University of Waterloo (Canada) Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Ryerson University (Canada) Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Studies. Hugh Anthony presented his research at several international conferences, his groundbreaking research on film festivals, field-configuring events and cultural organizations and his lifestyle writing and publications have been included on major digital media platforms and he is currently finishing a book publication project – The Ultimate Guide to Public Speaking: Seven Steps to Professional Mastery (forthcoming Spring 2022).

Mr. Anthony was live on our show tonight talking about the The New Humanity Initiative – Leadership And Change In Accounting & Finance Interactive Digital Event which is happening on November 12, 2020.

During the conversation, Mr. Anthony talked about:

– Some of his background including at nine years old realizing that his life would be one of service
– the story behind that The New Humanity Initiative™, some of the keys of success so far, memories of the first event and highlights from some of the past events,
– His thoughts on the state of equity and diversity in Canada at this time
– What to expect during the November 12, 2020 event

You can find more about The New Humanity Initiative – Leadership And Change In Accounting & Finance Interactive Digital Event happening on November 12, 2020 by clicking here

You can find out more about The New Humanity Initiative™ via:

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Email

You can find out more about Mr. Anthony via:

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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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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 this special edition of Black Canada Talking™, we had panelists from Black Canada and Black America talking about Black Canada Talking™ And Black America Talking … The 2020 American Election … What Does It Mean To Us As Black People?

From Canada we had: El JonesCesar Ndema-Moussa and Warren Clarke.

You can contact El Jones via:

Facebook
Email

You can contact Cesar Ndema-Moussa via:

Facebook

You can contact Warren Clarke via:

Website

And from America we had …

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.

You can find more about Ms. Staggers via:

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

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

You can find out more about Ms. Jones via:

Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
Soundcloud

During the conversation, the panelists talked about:

– The results of the election plus why many Black people are happy with the result, American imperialism on Black Americans, America and racism, American crime bill, White supremacy in America and Canada, Black women’s involvement in this past election, post-celebrity culture and more White American women voting for 45 this time

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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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The guest on the November 1, 2020 edition of Black Canada Talking™ was Dr. Rosemary Sadlier.

Dr. 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 CTVCBC News NetworkCBC syndicated radioTVORadio Canada InternationalCITYtvCP24WNED and PBS​,​ Toronto StarGlobe and MailNational PostToronto SunShare NewspaperPride 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: rosemary.sadlier@gmail.com or LinkedIn.

During our conversation, Dr. Sadlier talked about:

– Some of her story including her time as president of the Ontario Black History Society (23 years in a voluntary position) – Some of her achievements and challenges during that time
– Emancipation Day being commemorated and the importance of getting this done
– The effect of 2020 on Black Canadians and what are her concerns and hope for Black Canadians in the future

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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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Ryan Oneil Knight has built multiple businesses over the last 10 years and spends a great deal of his time leading and mentoring young entrepreneurs. After starting Detailing Knights, a mobile waterless car cleaning company, Ryan was able to launch his first youth entrepreneurship program called Knighthood Academy.

Knighthood Academy was designed to help at risk youth in the community develop their leadership skills through an entrepreneurship bootcamp. Various youth with multiple barriers have accessed the program ranging from high school drop outs, past gang members, and those recently released from detention.

“I have realized that entrepreneurship is a tool that gives a level playing field to all those that want to partake. I envision helping youth all over the world experience entrepreneurship at least once during their learning journey.

To this end Ryan is an active board member with the Peel Learning Foundation. Helping to bring alternative resources to youth in the Peel District School Board.

Ryan has been named one of Brampton’s top 40 under 40 and twice nominated for a Business Excellence Award by the Brampton Board of Trade in 2014 and 2019. In 2013, Ryan won the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Toronto Region Board of Trade.

Ryan has a deep passion for his community and is one of the cofounders of the Afro Caribbean Business Network. A non profit organization created to help entrepreneurs of African and Caribbean heritage (ACH) to not only start businesses but help their companies grow and become assets for future generations.

Along with the vision of helping youth in every city around the world experience entrepreneurship, he is bringing years of startup expertise, award-winning youth work, marketing, advertising, and business operations.

Knight is a current contributor on CFRB NewsTalk1010 appearing each Monday morning with host Jerry Agar to address current affairs from a African and Caribbean heritage business owner perspective.

Ryan is an avid community advocate and devoted family man married to Cherriton and they have two wonderful children Jasmine and Christian.

Recently, Ryan was on our show talking about the ACBN MicroLoan Fund In Collaboration with Alterna Savings Credit Union.

During our conversation, Ryan talked about:

– Some of his background, getting his foundation about being an entrepreneur and turning his life around when he was younger
– The Detailing Knight experience and what he learned from it
– The story behind Afro Canadian Business Network (ACBN)
– The importance of getting children to start their own business
– Black Canadian business and Covid … How are they managing?
– $221 million announced by the Canadian government to help Black businesses and the challenges Ryan sees with it and what he and others organizations are doing about it
– The breakdown of $221 million announcement
– His call to action to the Canadian Federal Government, Black Canadian businesses and Black Canadians who don’t own a business

In response to the Black Entrepreneurship Loan Program announcement from the Canadian Federal Government in which the their loans will be starting from $25,000 and up, ACBN in partnership with SETSI and Empowered 4x has been able to finalize our own Black Led fund and will begin disbursing loans in November.

Thanks to ACBN’s partnership with Empowered 4xACBN has created an easy way to get financial assistance which includes grant writing, bookkeeping and tax filing.

If you are an entrepreneur that could use funds as low as $500 or as high as $25,000 take some time to fill out this form so we know how to help.

They have also have put together a sign up form to help you get access to grants, if you could use some assistance sign up here

If you need help with your bookkeeping and tax filing fill out this brief form here and you can get support.

You can contact Ryan via:

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About Me

You can find out more information about the Afro Canadian Business Network via:

Website
Facebook
Instagram
Linkedin
Email

You can find out more about STESI via:

Website
Instagram

You can find out more information about Empowered 4x via:

Website
Instagram

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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
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)
2012 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best Podcast)
2011 Black Weblog Awards Finalist (Best International Blog and Best Podcast Series)
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Donovan McKenzie is a community mental health advocate with special interest in men's issues. He has spent years helping people to challenge ideas about what it means to be a man. Donovan has turned his pain into purpose. He has and will continue to rewrite the narrative for what it means to be a man struggling with mental health, and Heart of a Man here to help others do the same

Donovan’s experience with depression and PTSD has made him passionate about ending the stigma. By sharing his story in a vulnerable and creative way, he challenges listeners to shift perspectives and develop the courage to reach out for help.

He founded Heart of a Man to offer an alternative and the organization is making an impact in our community.

Recently, Donovan was on our show.

During our conversation, Donovan talked about:

– Some of his journey including his battles with depression, PTSD, anxiety, wanting to commit suicide from a young age and being told that he suffered from depression at twenty-one years old
– Losing his mother and grandmother to cancer
– Growing up in Jamaica and dealing with depression and still thinking about it today
– The impact of racism on his depression
– His and his mother’s reaction when he was told that he needs to see a therapist and making the decision to go see a therapist and how seeing a therapist has helped him
– Some of things that men are sharing with him
– Him coming close to committing suicide
– The impact his son has had on his life
– Managing when he has a tough day
– If Black men should have Black therapists and should the therapist be a man
– The impact that 2020 has had on him
– The next steps for Heart Of A Man

You can contact Mr. McKenzie via:

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2018 Innovation Award Winner – Canadian Ethnic Media Association
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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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The Dr. Vibe Show™ – Spotify
Dr. Vibe Media – You Tube
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