The Dr. Vibe Show (Citizen Journalism)

Rhoma Spencer is an actor, director, stand up comedian, broadcast journalist and storyteller is from Trinidad and Tobago. She came to Toronto, Ontario in 1999 to earn her Masters Degree in directing from York University and has lived in Toronto since. After graduating, she worked with the African Theatre Ensemble for two years before going on her own to do theatre from the Caribbean and the diaspora. Rhoma founded Threatre Achipilego (http://www.theatrearchipelago.ca/ ) in 2004. During this interview, Rhoma shares some of her story including the moment when she knew that performing arts would be her life, learning about the business side of the world of performing arts, how did Theatre Archipelago come about and it's history to date and some of the challenges along the way, her eight year journey to produce "I Marcus Garvey", her eight year journey to produce "I Marcus Garvey" and the current state of African Canadian theatre. Her next projects include producing Macomere Fifi the reigning calypso monarch of Canada - concert "Mother and Daughter" May 7, 2011 at the Cecil Street Community Centre and the Rock.Paper.Sistahz Festival (http://www.bcurrent.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74&Itemid=82http://www.bcurrent.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=74&Itemid=82 ) You can contact Rhoma via: Email: rs@theatrearchipelago.ca Phone: (416) 750-1764 Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923 God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comPodcastTwitter"The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page

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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 3:22pm EST

Richard Stewart is actor based in Toronto. He was the star of the recent hit play, "I Marcus Garvey" that just finished a highly successful run in Toronto. Six years ago, Richard founded an organization called the "Lion's Circle" in Toronto. The "Lions Circle" is a brotherhood of men, connected through Afrikan ancestry. ; We are committed to supporting each other to pursue, discover, and fulfill our greatest potential. In doing so, we make a difference in the world, for ourselves, our families, our communities and beyond. Richard shares his thoughts on "BLACK MEN: WHERE ARE THEY AT? WHERE DO THEY NEED TO GO? HOW ARE THEY GOING TO GET THERE?" For more information on Richard, please click on the following links: (Richard's site) (previous interview on the "Vibe and Vegas Show") For more information on the "Lion's Circle", please click on the following link: Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook fan page at God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com


Shawn Byfield is the co-creator and choreographer for the Dora Award-winning musical, "I Think I Can". ; He is trained various dance forms including in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern, African, swing, ballroom, partnering and B Boy.


On Thursday March 10, 2011, Mike Colle, MPP (Minister of Provincial Parliament) for Eglinton-Lawrence inToronto, Ontario introduced a private member's bill to establish a provincial body called Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Care Ontario. MPP Colle is calling for a provincial strategy to develop comprehensive coordinated care, promote awareness, and advocate for individuals living with these disorders. In this episode, Sherman Moore, a return guest to the show, talks about the significance about this event and how we can help get this bill passed. Mr. Moore has been living with sickle cell for over forty years of his life and is doing fine with his family and three sons. Please feel to listen the Sherman's previous interview, please click on the following link: If you would like to sign the petition, please open the attachment, print it, get people to sign it and mail it to MPP Collie's office. MPP Collie's address is: 2882 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario M6B 3S6 For further information on Bill 165: Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Care Ontario Act, 2011 Please contact: MPP Mike Colle Email: mcolle.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org Phone: 416-325-4091

Back on February 18, 2011, we were attending an event put on by the Harriet Tubman Community Organization. Before the event, we had the opportunity to speak and share with international motivational dub poet from Jamaica, Charlie Bobus. During the interview, Charlie talks about being in business on his own, his latest CD ("Creative Energy"), the difference between dub poetry and other forms of poetry, the biggest challenge in being a dub poet and the importance of change in Black men's lives. He even drops some poetry for us. If you would like to find out more about or contact Charlie, here is his contact information: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charliebobus MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/inspiratorinternational Email: charliebobus@gmail.com Phone: (647) 269-5446 Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923 God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas Vibe and Vegas Show Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923

Simon Alexander is a 28 year old self employed up and coming "social media mogul" He was originally born in Inglewood, New Jersey and now currently resides in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Florida State University with a Degree in Creative Non-Fiction and Journalism and Minor in Film. He later went to attain a Masters Certification in Editing and Publishing. He worked as a Capitol Hill reporter for the Washington Informer for a year covering Barack Obama's transition into The White House back in 2008. In 2009, he decided to operate solely online because he found out that he could make more money writing articles online than for a brick and mortar publication. He is now involved in using social networks to promote his own content and also making money from promoting the content of others, helping people increase their Twitter followers, selling products and drawing traffic to his blogs. During our interview, we chat about his journey including why he decided to attend law school and when and why he decided to operate solely online. We also chat about the following social media topics: - The Stigma of Social Media - Spammer information get rich quick multi level marketing pyramid scheme culture versus real people making money in a new wave age market - SEO (search engine optimization) - The Fascination with "New" verses "Old" - The Benefit of Loose Regulations on Internet Business - The future of Facebook and Twitter - Anonymity verses Identity on the web Here is a list of Simon's sites: Simon Alexander Blog: WATCHAWAWOO: Viral Marketing Monsters: You can contact Simon via Skype at: Sim0nAlexander Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). Please feel free to "Like" the "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook fan page at God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com


Duane Watson is a music industry veteran and freelance sportswriter whose work has appeared on The Canadian Press news wire, Sway magazine as well as Hoop magazine. Will Strickland is a former basketball pro, the first person to teach a university accredited course on hip-hop culture, and the current president of UMAC, the Urban Music Association of Canada (http://www.umacunited.com/ ). Morgan Campbell ; was the winner of the 2003 National Newspaper award for sports writing and covers sports for The Toronto Star. Together they are the driving force behind All Balls Don'tBounce(http://www.allballsdontbounce.com/ ) team provides a one stop source for insight, commentary and analysis on sports culture on their blog.

Dave Zirin is the bestselling author of five books, the sports editor of The Nation magazine, and the host of Sirius XM Satellite's popular weekly show, "Edge of Sports Radio" (http://www.edgeofsports.com/audio.html ). His blog "The Edge of Sports" (http://www.edgeofsports.com/ ) is read each week by thousands of people across North America. He is also a columnist for SLAM Magazine, The Progressive, and Sports Illustrated online, and his writing has appeared in numerous other publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Mr. Zirin, in conjunction with All Balls Don't Bounce (http://www.allballsdontbounce.com/ ), presents the Canadian premiere of Zirin's "Not Just a Game: Power, Politics & American Sports" ; at the ReelWorld Film Festival on Friday, April 8, 2011, at 9 p.m. Cineplex at Canada Square in Toronto, Ontario (map ) During our interview, Mr. Zirin tells us when and how his interest in politics and sports began, how owners are wrecking sports, the economics of sports, the process of making the films, the current state of professional sports, Black athletes not speaking out on issues, NCAA athletes not being paid, the future of professional sports and how the collaboration with All Balls Don't Bounce came about. God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comPodcast Twitter"The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page

Ray Crockrel is an Author as well as the President and CEO of Brown Eyes Graphic Communications, LLC. Ray has traveled around the world and he is a former military man. After leaving the military, Ray worked as a contractor in numerous areas, with a concentration on advertising, marketing, computer technology, graphic arts, and film production. Recently, we had the opportunity to chat with Ray about his book, "What's Up With The Brothers?" In "What's Up With The Brothers?, Ray addresses many of ; the misconceptions and generalizations about African American men that need to be clarified and disbanded. He also answers an important question, "What is the difference between a man and a father?" and addresses many issues that African American men are dealing and facing with. For more information on Ray and "What's Up With The Brothers" including ordering the book, please go to http://www.browneyesgraphics.com/Home%20Page.html. Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comPodcastTwitter"The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page


Roger Dundas is a Toronto, Ontario based producer and marketer of plays and productions. He is also the president of 404 Media Group Entertainment. Roger shares with us "WHERE ARE BLACK MEN AT? WHERE DO THEY NEED TO GO? HOW ARE THEY GOING TO GET THERE?" If you would like to get in touch with Roger, you can contact him at: Email: info@404mg.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/k6e Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kingston-6-Entertainment/138658669527661 Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message 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 "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923

Eric Schwartzman talks about business to business social media.

Rochelle Dickenson is passionate about helping Black children succeed in the education system. Rochelle is graduate of the University of Windsor (Honors Degree in Criminology) and also has a post graduate certificate in dispute resolution. She is a trained mediator. Rochelle is a licensed Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) representative. Rochelle talks and shares about various issues such as what Black paents need and can do to have their children succeed in today's education system in the environment of program cutbacks, what is an RESP, the importance to have an RESP for children (shows that parents are committed to child's education) for as little as $40/month, the fact that there are programs and scholarships available out there that we can take advantage of, the many ways that education can make a difference in a child's life, if Blacks don't pursue education we will be left behind and ; her thoughts on why some Black parents not investing in their children and their education. If you wish to contact Rochelle, please email her at: rochelle_dickenson@heritageresp.ca, rochelledickenson@yahoo.ca To listen to our previous interview with Rochelle, please click on the following link: http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/04/08/vibe-and-vegas-show-rochelle-dickenson-rites-of-passage-for-black-boys/ Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comPodcastTwitter"The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page


Richard Stewart portrays Marcus Garvey in the play "I Marcus Garvey" which is being performed from March 16, 2011 to March 27, 2011 at the Peppermill Theatre (67 Pottery Road) in Toronto. For more information about the play go to http://www.theatrearchipelago.ca/ Richard was born in Jamaica and moved to Canada (Ottawa) with his parents when he was five years old. In 1996, he moved to Toronto to pursue a career in acting ; or aviation. He chose acting and has not looked back since.
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 4:24pm EST

Jay Martin has been one of Canada's top comedians for the last few years. He is the youngest of seven children. His parents got divorced when he was five years old which resulted in him lacking a father in his life. His mother passed away on his sixteenth birthday. This is when "comedy chose him". During this interview, Jay talks about how he kept on going during his challenging days while he was growing up, being homeless for a period of time, the moment that he found out that comedy was going to be his career, why he is a "clean" comic, the business and science of comedy and his favorite comics. He is even provides some nuggets for those who may be interested in becoming a comic. When we recorded this interview, Jay had a special announcement. He told us that he will be opening up in Canada for Kirk Franklin in Toronto (June 4, 2011), Ottawa, Montreal and in Nova Scotia. These concerts are now confirmed. As soon as we have more information on these concerts, we will post it!! For more information on Jay including his appearances, please go to http://www.jaymartin.tv/index.cfm Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comPodcastTwitter"The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page

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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 4:26am EST

Pepper Miller founded The Hunter-Miller Group (HMG), a consumer research, trend analysis and marketing strategy company, in 1985 and, since then, has been helping Fortune 500 companies understand how to effectively and positively market their products and messages to the African-American market. ; Some corporate clients include: American Airlines, American Greetings, Allstate, General Motors, General Mills, GSK, Ford Motor Company, Hallmark Cards, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Procter and Gamble and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


Walker Tisdale is part of a group of associates that founded the website Healthy Black Men in 2010. Healthyblackmen.org is a dynamic online health and lifestyle magazine for black men. Our philosophy is that striving to live your healthiest life ; most likely will result in living your best life. We partner with our devoted readers and stakeholders to create interesting, accurate, and timely content for black men to apply to their own lives.Healthy Black Men mission is to increase investment in the health of black men everywhere through news, information, and online activities. We believe that when you know better, you can do better. Healthyblackmen aims to connect that concept to supportive strategies that focus on black men integrating healthy behaviors into their own lives. The purpose of Healthy Black Men is to inform, influence, and inspire black men to live their healthiest lives ever! Walker works in Atlanta, Georgia and Chicago, Illinois and has decade of public health experience in the United States and around the world. He worked at the world renowned Center For Disease Control for seven years. Walker has learned about health systems in the United States and other countries, HIV, cancer prevention, global health, health communications and public policy. He recently received his graduate degree in clinical and social health from the University of Chicago and is a licensed social worker. During our interview, Walker discusses various subjects such how he went from a career in television journalism to public health, how he ended up working up the Center of Disease Control, the serious health challenges that African American faces probably similar to African Canadian men face and why Black men are overrepresented in these areas and the issues of politics getting in the way of health data and money not following where health concerns are and the birth of Healthy Black Men out of "frustration, inspiration and passion". Walker is looking for people to contribute content to Healthy Black Men. You can contact Healthy Black Men via: healthyblackmen@gmail.com (email)WebsiteTwitterFacebook Fan Page Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. If you live in North America, you can leave us a message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free). God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comPodcast Site Twitter"The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan Page


Black men and employment. It is one ongoing challenges that many Black men face. Jack Cameron is the president of CCG Global Recruitment Inc. CCG Global Recruitment Inc. specializes in the recruitment of Sales & Marketing, Finance and Accounting Professionals and all the peripheral disciplines in those key areas. Jack has been in the recruitment field for over twenty years. He was born in Jamaica and lived in England before moving and working in the Toronto area. During our interview, Jack talks and shares on various subjects such the importance of education for Black men when it comes to employment to his views on the current employment market. If you want to contact Jack, please feel free to contact him at jack@ccgrecruiting.com (email)http://www.ccgglobalrecruitment.com/index.html (website) 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas "The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/The-Vibe-and-Vegas-Show/155099174532923

Colwyn (aka "Junior") Burchall, Jr. is the author of two books, "Look for Me in the Whirlwind: A Story of Marcus Garvey" and "Freedom's Flames: Slavery in Bermuda and the True Story of Sally Bassett". He is currently working on his third children's book, entitled "Freedom Song" tentatively scheduled for publication in 2011. He is also working on an anthology titled "A Song For You: Black Men On Father Hood, Father Hunger and Healing". Junior is also the editor and sometimes contributor to the "Black Daddies Club Weekly" column is Sway Magazine at http://swaymag.ca/category/people-community/black-daddies-club/ . The Black Daddies Club (BDC) is a Toronto, Ontario, Canada based organization that ; was founded in 2007 by Brandon Hay in response to the lack of forums and spaces for Black men to discuss parenting issues as well as the issues facing the Black Community as a whole. The main goal is to change the image of the black father in the media, from a neglectful figure to a responsible, involved and loving role model. Junior was born in Bermuda and is married with two sons (six and two years old). He is now living in Toronto. Junior states "that my main existence now is being a father". During our chat Junior shares about his father being MIA since he was nine years old,


Adrian Ulysses is a young Black professional man born in Toronto. He is a first generation Canadian whose parents migrated from Dominica. Adrian has a post secondary education. After working in the corporate world in various capacity over a number of years, for the last three years, he is now doing what he loves as his work (a staging director for small and large events). Adrian is the first guest on our new series, "BLACK MEN: WHERE ARE WE AT? WHERE DO WE NEED TO GO? HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET THERE?" 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 Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Belinda Barrocks is the owner & CEO of Kamshuka Photography. She is an award winning international photographer and artist who has taken her to Dubai, the Island of Bahrain, the Bahamas and recently to South Africa for 14 amazing days. Belinda continues to express her thoughts and interpret her heart through her creative Images. Making her mark in Toronto, Ontario, she recently appeared in Sway Magazine. She has been recognzied as one of 12 Phenomenal Women changing our world in the Spring Issue of the Planet Africa Magazine. On December 4th 2010, Belinda received the The Aroni Award was given to Belinda for her commitment to youth and entrepreneurship. Belinda shares some of her story with us from being born in Uganda to growing up in India and some of the challenges that she had to overcome along the way. She also provides some image tips for Black Canadian men. Belinda gives us the details on a ; image building workshop that she is conducting on Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 9:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at a soon to be announced location in Mississauga, Ontario. The workshop sessions include (Cost $60.00): 1. "DOING YOU" - BEING YOURSELF, SELF ESTEEM & CONFIDENCE 2. "WHOLENESS" - EMOTIONAL, SPIRITUAL, HEALTH & WELLNESS 3. "FABULOUSLY FLATTERED" - ENHANCING YOUR OWN BEAUTY - WORKSHOP ON HAIR, MAKEUP & STYLING 4. "WORLD CHANGER" - CHANGING OUR WORLD, NOW THAT YOU - KNOW WHO YOU ARE. USING YOUR IMAGE YOUR BRAND & YOUR INTELLIGENCE TO BE THE CHANGE We will provide the exact location of the workshop as soon as Belinda provides it to us. 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


On February 20, 2011, at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Bell Lightbox in Toronto, Wedge Curatorial Projects along the TD Financial Group and hosted by Cameron Bailey (co-director of The Toronto International Film Festival) presented "Witness As Desired: A Celebration Of African Canadian Film". "Witness As Desired" is an exploration of African Canadian identity in film. The program presented a series of short films by established and emerging filmmakers reflecting historical journeys that challenge representations of African Canadians and documents contemporary perceptions of race and identity. This episode features a panel discussion with Cameron Bailey and most of the featured contemporary filmmakers that followed the film presentation. The following filmmakers were part of the panel discussion: Powys Dewhurst, Alison Duke, Jason Ebanks, Sharon Lewis, Sylvia Hamilton, Colina Phillips, Peter Dean Rickards and Dawn Wilkinson. The filmmakers biographies and film details can be found at http://witnessasdesired.wedgecuratorialprojects.org/ . Since its creation in 1997, Wedge Curatorial Projects has evolved from a residentially based commercial gallery into an art collection & a curatorial project. Wedge was founded by collector Dr. Kenneth Montague in 1997. Conceived to be simultaneously a private and public experience the original gallery space existed inside Montague's home in Toronto, literally 'wedged' inside the narrow hallways of his loft. Wedge Curatorial Projects began showcasing and promoting works exploring notions of black subjectivity and cultural representation in an unconventional way. Wedge Curatorial Projects quickly became a well-respected initiative that filled a gap in Toronto's art community. Wedge has worked with local and international organizations to create programming including community photography workshops, collaborations with local artists, and a music compilation series that speaks to youth about shaping their own identity. The Wedge Collection has grown to include photography, video art, painting and sculpture by international artists from within and outside of the African diaspora. Wedge Curatorial Projects is committed to championing emerging Canadian artists and presenting innovative and accessible perspectives on themes of identity through its evolving collection. For information on the Wedge Curatorial Project and their upcoming events, please go to http://www.wedgecuratorialprojects.org/ . 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


The Historica-Dominion Institute is the largest, independent organization in Canada dedicated to Canadian history, identity and citizenship. The Historica-Dominion Institute has just launched a Black History In Canada portal at http://blackhistorycanada.ca/ We speak with Jeremy Diamond, Director, Development & Programs, National Office about the Historica-Dominion Institute, the story of the Black History In Canada portal and other Historica-Dominion Institute program to benefit Black Canadians and some of the challenges that they have connecting with young Black Canadians about Black Canadian history.http://blackhistorycanada.ca/ (Black History In Canada online resource)http://www.historica-dominion.ca/en/ (Historica-Dominion Institute Website) Phone: 1-866-701-1867 (toll free) 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Tiana Reid ; is a Toronto born biracial (Black father, White mother) fourth year student at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She is also a writer for the McGill newspaper, "The McGill Daily" with her own column, "Mixed Like Me" at http://www.mcgilldaily.com/blog-mixed-like-me/ . During our interview, Tiana talks and shares about various subjects from the challenges she sometimes faces with her identity, why all of us should learn and discuss more about Black Canadian history and why we need to change the way we celebrate it, the possible implications of the recent Egyptian revolution, breaking the generational divide in Black Canada and the state of Black Canada. If you would like to contact Ms. Reid, please email her at tiana.reid@mcgilldaily.com. 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 6:24am EST

PodCamp Toronto 2011 is at Ryerson University in Toronto on February 26th and February 27th. It is Canada's largest gathering of members of the new media community. PodCamp has been in Toronto since 2007. Last year, 900 people from Toronto's new media community attended during the two-day unconference. The attendees and presenters are a diverse group of participants who are amateur and professional content creators and communicators. This includes folks from all kinds of different areas of new media - writers, producers, photographers, designers, podcasters, developers and bloggers. We had the privilege and opportunity to speak with three of the organizing committee members of Podcamp Toronto 2011: Connie Crosby, Eden Spodek and Rob Lee. They share about some of the history of Podcamp Toronto, how they got involved in Podcamp Toronto and the some of the great things to expect at this year's event. If you would like to find out about Podcamp Toronto 2011, please go to: http://2011.podcamptoronto.com/about/ Please note that Podcamp Toronto 2011 is looking for volunteers, if you can help out, please go to:http://2011.podcamptoronto.com/register/volunteer/ We would like to thank Connie, Eden and Rob for taking the time from their busy organizing schedules to spend some time and share with us. 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 Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Usage based billing for the internet has been one of the hottest topics in Canadian politics this year. Over 450,000 Canadians signed a petition against the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) decision to implement usage based billing for the internet. This caused the Canadian government to threaten to overturn the CRTC's ruling. Colin Jobe and David Blackman join us in a discussion on usage based billing. 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


Founded in 1972, the Harriet Tubman Community Organization Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the Greater Toronto Area's diverse community. Initially the organization focused on providing programming for youth, but over the years it has expanded its services to address a broader spectrum of the community. The Harriet Tubman Community Organization works in partnership with various community groups and social services agencies across The Greater Toronto Area, and co-sponsors a variety of annual events. In this episode, we speak and share with Ekua Walcott, the Executive Director of the Harriet Tubman Community Organization. Ms. Walcott shares some of her story with us. She also talks about the history of the organization, some of the many services and programs that the organization offers, some of the many challenges that young Black men are facing, the disconnection with society that young Black men are facing and what the Black community needs to do more forward. If you would like to find out more information about the Harriet Tubman Organization, please contact:http://www.tubmancommunity.org/contact.html (website) tubman@htco.org (email) (416) 496-2044 (phone) (416) 496-0881 (fax) 2975 Don Mills Road West Toronto, Ontario. M2J 3B7 (office) 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

The Collective Of Black Artists (COBA) COBA was founded in 1993 by Junia Mason, Charmaine Headley, BaKari E. Lindsay (formerly Eddison B. Lindsay) and Mosa Neshama (formerly Kim McNeilly). They were four Black dancers fired with the raw passion to fill a void on Toronto's arts scene by constructing a platform for dance creations that reflected their physical and social realities. COBA presents Traditional West African dance, music and folklore; Caribbean Indigenous Folk dance, music and rituals in their purest forms possible for the theatrical stage. While also creating contemporary works developed from an Africanist movement aesthetic that reflects African social realities in a global context. COBA's mission "is to preserve the cultural traditions of Africa diaspora through education, research and public performance". In this episode, BaKari E. Lindsay share some of his and COBA's story. If you would like to find out more information about COBA, please contact:http://www.cobainc.com/index.php (web) info@cobainc.com (Email) COBA Collective Of Black Artists 2444 Bloor Street West Toronto, Ontario, M6S 1R2 (416) 658-3111 (Telephone) (416) 658-9980 (Fax) 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


If you haven't been living under a rock in Canada over the last few weeks, you've been consumed with the hotly-contested debate over user-based Internet billing in Canada. At the heart of the issue, which is being fought over between the CRTC(Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) , major telecoms and small Internet service providers, is this: should consumers pay for a predetermined amount of data or get charged for what they use? In this episode, we speak and share with Mark Evans. Mark is a principal with ME Consulting (http://www.markevans.ca/ ), a content and social media strategic and tactical consultancy that creates and delivers 'stories' for companies looking to capture the attention of customers, bloggers, the media, business partners, employees and investors. Mark has worked with three start-ups - Blanketware, b5Media and PlanetEye - so he understands how they operate and what they need to do to be successful. He was a technology reporter for more than a decade with The Globe and Mail, Bloomberg News and the Financial Post. Mark is also one of the co-organizers of the mesh, meshUniversity and meshmarketing conferences. Mark talks about the current environment of Canadian internet service providers (Internet Service Providers) and what needs to be done in order to make it a fair and competitive for consumers to access and pay for internet service. If you want to follow Mark, here is how you keep up with him:http://www.markevanstech.com/ , http://www.markevans.ca/ (web)http://www.facebook.com/meconsulting (Facebook)http://twitter.com/markevans (Twitter)http://friendfeed.com/buckpost (FriendFeed) 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

The "Baby Boyz Dance Group" is a group of eight diversely trained male dancers under the direction of Artistic Director and choreographer, Trevor Brown. The company incorporates many genres weaving a creative identity that is compelling, moving, athletic and explosive dedicated to the creation of original works that celebrate the power and scope of the imagination with an emphasis placed on incorporating social messages in their work. The "Baby Boyz Dance Group" puts the D' in dancehall, while highlighting the artistry indicative in hip - hop and progressively connects both genres to dances of African and contemporary influences. The "Baby Boyz Dance Group" have appeared internationally in videos of Sean Paul and Rihanna and have shared performance venues with the likes of LL Cool J and Jully Black, among others. In 2009, they performed at the Legends of Hip Hop concert in which Chris Brown participated. In 2007 they performed at the prestigious Panafest festival in Ghana, West Africa. In this episode, we speak and share with Sheldon Steel, one of the members of "The Baby Boyz Dance Group". Shelodon talks about various subjects such as how the group was started, how he become involved with the group, the preparation needed for one of their shows and the group's trip to Ghana in 2007. The "Baby Boyz Dance Group" is holding it's fifth annual fundraiser and dinner dance and gala on February 12, 2011 at the Chandni Gateway Banquet Hall at 5 Gateway Boulevard in Brampton, Ontario (http://www.chandnibanquethalls.com/). The event starts at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is at 7:00 p.m. The dress code is formal. The event will feature The Baby Boyz Dance Group and other performers. For more information, please call Novelette at (647) 746-8609 or Paulene at (647) 866-0245. "Dance Immersion" proudly presents the Baby Boyz Dance Group in an urban dance story for its 2011 Annual Showcase presentation. The world premiere of Three Boyz, Three Countries & One Dream runs March 24-26, 2011 at 8 p.m. at Enwave Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps. This exciting new dance-theatre work is about three young men from Africa, Jamaica and Canada who share the same dream to be the best no matter what life has to throw at them. All three men share one dream, but none of them could guess where that dream would lead - or how it would impact their lives and the lives around them. If you want to find out more information about the "Baby Boyz Dance Group" and "Dance Immersion", go to:http://babyboyzent.com/ ; (Website) babyboyz_ent@hotmail.com (email)http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/babyboyz.dancegroup (Facebook) 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

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 http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/games/teachers-corner/black-history-month.asp . 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 ; www.cic.gc.ca/blackhistorymonth . 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


Today is the first day of Black History Month. One of the staples of Black History Month is Robert Small's Legacy Enterprises "Legacy 2011" posted "A Million Ways To Succeed' featuring five successful business people. Billionaire Michael Lee-Chin of Portland Holdings Inc. (http://www.portlandholdings.com/ ), millionaire Delores Lawrence of Nursing and Homemakers Inc., Cassandra Dorrington of Vale and Associates (http://www.valeassociates.ca/ourteam.html ), Barbara Manning of ;Genieknows.com (http://www.genieknows.com/ ) and Michael Duck of Sure Shot Dispensing Systems (http://www.sureshotdispensing.com/ ) are profiled on this year's poster. After seventeen years, the LEGACY poster, created by African-Canadian artist Robert Small, this poster series remains the staple component of Black History Month in Canada. "We need to encourage our youth and community to grow beyond the boundaries we have set for ourselves in order to change our position for the better" say Small. In this episode, we chat and share with Robert about the history of the Legacy poster, his hopes for Black men and the Black community. If you would like to purchase the Legacy poster or Legacy poster bookmarks, please feel free to call (416) 265-6428 , http://www.thelegacyposter.com/ (website), http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Official-Robert-SmallLEGACY-Fan-Page/127412690602382 (Facebook Fan Page) and http://twitter.com/legacyfestival (Twitter). 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


Diane Clemons, wife of Mike "Pinball" Clemons, will make her first appearance in the production bringing her powerful and soulful voice. Diane shares with us on how much gospel music has been a part of her life and why she is so excited to be part of "The Evolution Of Gospel Music". You can find out more about Diane at http://dianeclemons.com/ You can catch "The Evolution Of Gospel" on Friday, February 4, 2011 and Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. To 10:00 p.m. Student groups are welcome to attend a special matinee on Friday, February 4 at 10:30 a.m. to noon. ; Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door. Group rates are also available. Visit http://www.evolutionofgospelmusic.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Evolution-of-Gospel-Music/218159771007 or call (905) 794-1139 for tickets and more information. 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


Karen Burke has been the director of The Toronto Mass Choir for the last twenty three years. She is professor of music at York University. She shares with us on how she help start "The Evolution Of Gospel Music", some of it's history, what it takes to put on the show and where she would like to see go in the future for the show. You can find out more information about the Toronto Mass Choir at http://tmc.ca/?page_id=341 You can catch "The Evolution Of Gospel Music" on Friday, February 4, 2011 and Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. To 10:00 p.m. Student groups are welcome to attend a special matinee on Friday, February 4 at 10:30 a.m. to noon. ; Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door. Group rates are also available. Visit http://www.evolutionofgospelmusic.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Evolution-of-Gospel-Music/218159771007 or call (905) 794-1139 for tickets and more information. 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


It may be 2011 but we recorded some great shows before 2010 ended!! This episode contains another one of our show's roundtables featuring Black Canadian and Black American men. Featured are Brandon Frame of The Black Man Can at http://theblackmancan.org/ , Colin Jobe of Colin's Edge at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge and David Blackman. We discuss three of the prominent stories of 2010: The World Cup, the Haiti Earthquake and Black unemployment. 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 2:35pm EST

If you are looking to do something special on this upcoming Valentine's Day (February 14, 2011) in Toronto, you may want to check out "The Heartbeat Concert" on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the luxurious, Pacha Lounge, 1305 Dundas West in Toronto (http://www.pachalounge.net/ ). According to the promoters, Wolfpixstar and Str8thits Records,"The Heartbeat Concert will celebrate whatever ; makes your heart beat

The power of the media is already big and growing each day. How can Blacks get more involved in and have a positive impact in today's media world? In this episode, we talk with Michelle Lynch, president of the Canadian Association of Black Journalists (CABJ). Michelle is also Coordinator of Volunteer Services for Rogers TV - York Region. From she was eight years old, Michelle wanted to get involved in the media. ; She went to Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario for journalism. It was not what she expected. So after her first year she changed her program to French and attended York University in Toronto. After graduating from York University, she left the media world for a few years. In this episode, we talk with Michelle Lynch, president of the Canadian Association of Black Journalists (CABJ). Michelle is also Coordinator of Volunteer Services for Rogers TV - York Region. From she was eight years old, Michelle wanted to get involved in the media.


With today being Martin Luther King Day in the United States, in this video from 2010, Tavis Smiley examines Martin Luther King, Jr.'s stand against the Vietnam War and the influence of his legacy today. Tavis speaks with scholars and friends of King, including Cornel West, Vincent Harding and Susannah Heschel. 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Sherman Moore is a overcomer with a great attitude. Why? ; Because he is having a great life even though he has sickle cell for over fourty years. Mr. Moore grew up in Barbados. He came to Toronto when he was thirteen years old and worked for

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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 2:34pm EST

Dr. Waldo Johnson is a social scientist at the University of Chicago. Dr. Johnson has recently written a book titled, "Social Work with African American Males: Health, Mental Health and Social Policy", which provides a excellent understanding of the plight of African American men. Here is a description of "Social Work with African American Males: Health, Mental Health and Social Policy": African American males have never fared as poorly as they do currently on a number of social indicators. They are less likely to complete high school than their white male and female or African American female peers, they are more likely to exhibit depressive symptoms, and they have fewer sanctioned coping strategies. Arguably, no other group in American society has been more maligned, regularly faced with tremendous odds that uniquely threaten their existence. When they do receive education, mental health, and physical health services, it is often in correctional settings. They are marginalized in public policies on secondary and higher education attainment, marriage and parental expectations, public welfare, health, housing, and community development. Yet they remain overlooked in health and social science research and are stereotyped in the popular media. Taking a step back from the traditionally myopic view of African American males as criminals and hustlers, this groundbreaking book provides a more nuanced and realistic portrait of their experiences in the world. Chapter authors, both established and emerging scholars of social problems relevant to African Americans, offer a comprehensive overview of the social and economic data on black males to date and the significant issues that affect them from adolescence to adulthood. Via in-depth qualitative interviews as well as comprehensive surveys and data sets, their physical, mental, and spiritual health and emerging family roles are considered within both individual and communal contexts. Chapters cover health issues such as HIV and depression; fatherhood and family roles; suicide; violence; academic achievement; and incarceration. During this interview, Dr. Johnson talks about the book, the current status of African American males and solutions for the current challenges that African American males face. We also find out that many of the challenges facing African American faces are similar that Black men in Canada and around the world face. We are also joined by Vidal Chavannes during this interview. To find out more information on Dr. Waldo Johnson, please click on the following link:http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/faculty/wejohnso.shtml To purchase a copy of "Social Work with African American Males: Health, Mental Health and Social Policy" please click on the following links:http://www.amazon.com/Social-Work-African-American-Males/dp/0195314360http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/SocialWork/?view=usa&ci=9780195314366 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


The panel for this Black Canadian and Black American roundtable featured: Vidal Chavannes Vidal is currently the Manager of Program Development and Quality Initiatives at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Previous to his current position, Vidal taught secondary school in the Greater Toronto Area for ten years. He is also an activist, motivational speaker and author of the book, "Detox". You can find out more information on Vidal at http://www.vidalchavannes.com/ . You can listen to "The Vibe and Vegas Show" interview of Vidal Chavannes at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/vibe-and-vegas-show-vidal-chavannes-author-of-the-book-detox/ Brandon Frame from "The Black Man Can" at http://theblackmancan.org/ Colin Jobe from "Colin's Edge" http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge The panelists discuss: 1.Young Black Men and Education 2.Education and Hip Hop 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

Milt Ottey was born in Jamaica and is a retired Canadian high jumper. He moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada when he was ten years old. He won the national championships twenty-three times between 1979 and 1988. Ottey spent several years coaching in various universities throughout the United States, including University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Kent State University and University of New Mexico before moving back to Toronto. A eight-time Canadian champion in the men's high jump event, Ottey is now the development manager for the UK based kids core skills development program International Fun and Team Athletics (IFTA) in Canada. He is also the director of Over The Top High Performance Athletics (OT Fitness). Ottey is married, has three children and resides in Ajax, Ontario. During this interview, Milt shares with us various parts of his life from having a great time growing up in Jamaica, his relationship with his father and mother who have always been there for him, adapting to Toronto after leaving to Jamaica at a young age, his many challenges overcoming the educational system which made him stronger, his long and wonderful career as a world class high jumper which provided many great opportunities and learning experiences including Milt sending a application for him to attend an all girls college in Florida, going to school at and graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso, retiring from a great career track and field and starting a new life in the world of coaching and starting his own business. If you would like to contact Milt, here is his contact information: Phone: (416) 388-5350 Website: http://www.teamathletics.ca/ 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


A.D. is an urban music triple threat. He is a writer, producer and rapper. A.D. Was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to parents of West Indian descent. He learned to play the piano at six years old. During his public and high school years, A.D. was heavily involved in sports which taught him discipline, loyalty and focus. At a young age while hanging out with brother and his brother's friends, A.D. acquired a love for break dancing. The first record that he purchased and break danced to was Run DMC's "Peter Piper" with "My Adidas" on the flip side. He began writing rhymes at 12 years old and released his first beat, "G-Spot", in 2005 followed it up with "Da Show's Over". Music labels were eager to sign A.D. to a record deal but it was not the right time for A.D. ; With the arrival of his daughter, A.D. decided to put his career on hold with becoming to Black father. Because of the opportunity to provide a better a better life for his daughter, A.D. returned back to the urban music scene with the release of "Icy" in 2008. He followed it up with "Secret" in 2009. He most recent single is "What I Do". We discuss his life, his musical career, the relationship that he had with his father, how the urban music scene has changed over the years and why he started his own independent label, Blaq Plague Records. A.D. Is planing the release of a solo album in the March 2011 called "Free Agent". You can find out more information on A.D. at: Blaq Plague Records 60 Bristol Road East, Suite 445, L4Z 3K8 Website: http://www.myspace.com/blaq33 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


Al St. Louis is a Toronto based actor, poet, spoken artist and motivational educator. Using the art of poetry, Al composes thoughts and words that penetrate deep within the psyche, opening portals into other realms of thought, inviting listeners to participate in an inspirational awakening. He is the CEO and founder of When Words Are Spoken. He coordinates a number of theme-based spoken events each year featuring established and up and coming poets and musicians. Al has worked with various entertainers such as John Singleton, Spike Lee, Andre 3000, Tyrese, Dwayne Morgan, Jemini, 50 Cent, Toya Alexis and Maestro Fresh Wes. He also uses his voice for singing with instruments or accompanied by his band "The SoulMates". Al is a motivational educational and brings his spoken word to high school, facilities, workshops and presentations to uplift, inspire and educate the younger generation. He is also the owner of Loc 'N' Twist Natural and Hair Studio. During the interview, Al goes back to his birtnplace in Guyana, to a promising basketball career that was ended due to a serious knee injury and having nothing to fall back on, to the start of his poetry journey, how and why he became a hair studio owner (Loc 'N' Twist Natural and Hair Studio) and his thoughts and hopes for Black Canadian men. You can find out more about Al at:http://www.whenwordsarespoken.com/ (When Words Are Spoken) 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


Roland "Wickida" Young was born in Westmoreland on the south side of Jamaica in the West Indies. When he was twelve years old, his family migrated to Canada. He grew up listening to Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and The Whalers and Jacob Miller. He shares what is what like growing up listening to music and his career in music from being under contract with Cooke Management for one year to now starting his own label, Blaqscope Records. He has produced acts such as Al Beeno, Jr., Flex, Pachino and Rob di the brinx. "Wickida" comments on why he is happy being an independent artist for the last six years and why he wants to stay an as independent artist. He also gives us his take on what needs to be done to improve the situation for young Black men in Toronto and the current Canadian Reggae Music scene. He is completing his first cd which scheduled to be released in the summer of 2011. You can find out more information about "Wickida" at:http://www.myspace.com/wickidacarlitohttp://www.reverbnation.com/wickidahttp://www.facebook.com/people/Wickida-Carlito/100000611921613http://www.numubu.com/profile.php?id=95036http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/WickidStylzhttp://twitter.com/WICKIDA 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.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 3:54am EST

With 2010 coming to an end, we thought that we talk and share about some of the stories that we thought were of interest to Black men in 2010. This episode not only was the start of our year in review but it was the start of a new feature for the show. For a while, we had a vision of doing regular podcasts with Black Canadian and Black American men discuss various issues that they feel are important. Well, this episode is the start of this journey. In this episode, we have Colin Jobe of "Colin's Edge" (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge ) and "The Cutting Edge" on CHRY FM (http://www.chry.fm/ ) and Brandon Frame "The Black Man Can"at http://theblackmancan.org/ In this episode, we start off discussing about LeBron James leaving Cleveland and "taking his talents to Miami". Everyone had a take on this story. We then move onto talking about about Blacks in sports. If you would like to read a good book about Blacks and athletics, please check out: "40 Million Dollar Slaves: ; The Rise, The Fall and Redemption Of The Fall Of The Black Athlete" by William C. Roden Renowned "New York Times" columnist Rhoden deconstructs the black athlete in this explosive and absorbing discussion of race, politics, and the history of American sports. He argues that for all their money and fame, black athletes are no better off than slaves whose masters forced them to race and fight. 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


Jason "Blockz" Allard knows the meaning of dusting off and trying again. ; Growing up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "Blockz" was interested in two things as a child - basketball and music. Blockz struggled in school and often felt bored and uninterested in what he was doing. Blockz only began to excel once he was given the opportunity to perform at his annual school talent shows, and started to fall in love with what music had to offer him. He began to record music at his friend's house - the only place he had access to turntables and a mic - and shortly afterward formed a group by the name of Black Soldiers in 2000. The rest is musical history. "Blockz" shares about his growing up years, his relationship with his parents, how his musical journey started and where it is taking him and his thoughts about the challenges that young Black men are facing. Blockz released his first hit single "YEAH" the summer of 2010 which will be followed by an EP in the near future. Blockz is paving a new path for the international hip hop and r and b scene with his powerful lyrics and rhyming style. For more information on the multi-talented mc and producer, please go to: Blockz on Reverbnation http://www.reverbnation.com/blockz Blockz on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blockz-Allard/154847507884738 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
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 3:35am EST

Natasha Waterman is more than a great singer. She is a great writer and a ; single mother of two wonderful children. Her love of music started when she was eleven years old and it has been growing since. During this interview, Natasha goes back to her youth when she wanted to become a figure skater to having a poem put in a book, growing up as a biracial child when everyone else in the family was white, growing up with a father, to becoming a rapper to being on her at sixteen years old, to having two kids by the time she was twenty-one years old and being on her own. We also talk and share about her music career and experiences to date. Natasha has just released her first album, "The Long Road", which is a personal achievement for her. If you would like to find out more about Natasha, please go to: Natasha Waterman websitehttp://www.natashawaterman.com/ Natasha Waterman on Facebookfacebook.com/natasha.waterman Natasha Waterman on Twitterhttp://twitter.com/natashawaterman Natasha Waterman on Myspacehttp://www.myspace.com/natashawaterman2005 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


One of the true friends of "The Vibe and Vegas Show" is Nikki Clarke. What can you say about about Nikki? Read on ... She holds a Diploma in Social Sciences from John Abbott College. At McGill University, Nikki earned a degree in Film and Communications where she received formal media training for print, television, radio. Nikki also earned an Honours Diploma from Sheridan College in Early Childhood Education. Gifted with acquiring languages, Nikki is fluent in English, French , and Spanish. Nikki has been an instructor at Sheridan College, in the Faculty of Early Childhood Education, Community Development and the School of Business since 1999. ; In 2006, Nikki started Bead 4 Health , a company for which she designs and handcrafts organic jewelry for men and women and distributes them online at http://www.bead4healthboutique.com/ ,stores , and various community festivals. Self-taught, Nikki began her creating designs for fun. Her pieces quickly got the attention of friends and coworkers who began placing custom orders for her work. Nikki experiments with wood, semi-precious stones, magnets, and freshwater pearls. Nikki was introduced to magnetic therapy after purchasing a magnetic necklace for a neck injury she sustained in an accident. Nikki's designs have been featured in Planet Africa, Rogers Television, the Ethnic Umbrella ,Bless, Shimmer Teen Fashion Magazine, Kurves Modelling and Talent 2009 Calendar and the 2010, Mr. International Caribbean Calendar.Nikki's pieces can be purchased at Big it Up, http://bigitup.com/home.php and Bead 4 Health Boutique at http://www.bead4healthboutique.com/ In 2007, Nikki joined the team of the Ethnic Umbrella, Canada's most diverse community newspaper, as a columnist and public relations manager. Nikki is also a freelance writer for Planet Africa Magazine , Elite Events Magazine, and City Parent . In August 2008, Nikki was the recipient of the African Canadian Women's Achievement Award for her work in the community and excellence in teaching. In 2008, Nikki founded


The year 2010 is coming to the end. One of the most troubling trends for Black men in the city of Toronto is the increase in the number of young Black men being murdered by gun and an increase in gun violence involving Black men. We along with Colin Jobe of "Colin's Edge" at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge and David Blackman discuss this issue, it's causes and what needs to be done to stop the violence. 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 Vegas info@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


In this episode we speak and share with Karen Fleming, Nurse Director of Camp Jumoke. Karen shares with us about why she became a hematology nurse and how and why she is involved with Camp Jumoke. The mandate of the Camp Jumoke Organization is to better serve the needs of hundreds of children across Canada afflicted with Sickle Cell Disease. She also provides us with the details on Camp Jumoke upcoming event:Camp Jumoke's Annual Scholarship Brunch and 100th Sickle Cell Anniversary CelebrationHonorees and Special Guests include:Tonya Lee Williams (Young and The Restless), Nathan Downer (CP 24), John Tory (Newstalk Radio 1010) and Melanie and Devo Brown (Flow 93.5)Date: December 12, 2010Cost: $50.00Location: Capitol Banquet Hall, 6435 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario. L5T 1X4Time: 12:00 p.m. To 4:00 p.m.Dress Code: FormalFor more information or if you are interested in sponsorship or vending at the event, please contact (416) 520-4277 or (416) 410-2995 or events@campjumoke.com (email) or http://cjbrunch.com/ (website).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

Deon Silvera and Nadia Khan are two of the stars of the play "Ecstasy". We had the opportunity to spend a few quick and crazy minutes just after they arrived from Jamaica last night. This is one of the funniest and craziest interviews we have done. We would like to thank Deon and Nadia for taking the time to share and have some with fun with us. We would also like to thank David Heron (the writer of "Ecstasy") and Roger Dundas of Kingston 6 Productions."Ecstasy" is being performed on December 5, 2010 at Chinguacousy Secondary School (1370 Williams Parkway in Brampton, Ontario) at 4:30 p.m. And 8:00 p.m. Here is the ticket information:For the 4:30 p.m. show: $20 in advance and $25 at the doorFor the 8:00 p.m. Show: $25 in advance and $30 at the doorFor more ticket information, please go to http://www.k6e.ca/ ; or call (416) 918-9045 or 20875670 (Blackberry Messenger).If you would like to find out more information about the play, please go to http://www.ecstasy-theplay.com/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.


The Heritage Singers is a Non-profit organization, which was founded in January, 1977 by its Musical Director, Grace Carter-Henry Lyons. The 30-member group is a reflection of the Canadian mosaic to be found in Toronto, with members hailing from many parts of the world including Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Pakistan, Guyana, The Congo and Jamaica. The Heritage Singers have developed a rich repertoire of music, from sacred to secular, work song to lullaby, seasonal ditty to perennial ballad. The languages of these songs range from discernible Standard English Creole with an English-Lexical base, to French patois, informal Spanish and African dialect. The Singers have participated in international events ; in countries such as Russia, China, Senegal, Croatia, Holland, Taiwan in October, Germany, Mexico and Venezuela. They have also performed in many cities across Canada.We had the opportunity to spend some time with some of the member while they were rehearsing for the next performance which is on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. And 7:30 p.m. At the P.C. Ho Theatre for the Performing Arts (Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto - 5183 Sheppard Avenue East - East of Markham Road - Free Parking). Tickets are $30. For more information, please got to their website at http://heritagesingerscanada.com/.Here is a promo for the upcoming performance on December 11, 2010 in Toronto.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

The Heritage Singers is a Non-profit organization, which was founded in January, 1977 by its Musical Director, Grace Carter-Henry Lyons. The 30-member group is a reflection of the Canadian mosaic to be found in Toronto, with members hailing from many parts of the world including Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Pakistan, Guyana, The Congo and Jamaica. The Heritage Singers have developed a rich repertoire of music, from sacred to secular, work song to lullaby, seasonal ditty to perennial ballad. The languages of these songs range from discernible Standard English Creole with an English-Lexical base, to French patois, informal Spanish and African dialect. The Singers have participated in international events ; in countries such as Russia, China, Senegal, Croatia, Holland, Taiwan in October, Germany, Mexico and Venezuela. They have also performed in many cities across Canada.We had the opportunity to spend some time with some of the member while they were rehearsing for the next performance which is on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. And 7:30 p.m. At the P.C. Ho Theatre for the Performing Arts (Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto - 5183 Sheppard Avenue East - East of Markham Road - Free Parking). Tickets are $30. For more information, please got to their website at http://heritagesingerscanada.com/Here are The Heritage Singers performing "Country Wedding". 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.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


The Heritage Singers is a non-profit organization, which was founded in January, 1977 by its Musical Director, Grace Carter-Henry Lyons. The 30-member group is a reflection of the Canadian mosaic to be found in Toronto, with members hailing from many parts of the world including Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Pakistan, Guyana, The Congo and Jamaica. The Heritage Singers have developed a rich repertoire of music, from sacred to secular, work song to lullaby, seasonal ditty to perennial ballad. The languages of these songs range from discernible Standard English Creole with an English-Lexical base, to French patois, informal Spanish and African dialect. The Singers have participated in international events ; in countries such as Russia, China, Senegal, Croatia, Holland, Taiwan in October, Germany, Mexico and Venezuela. They have also performed in many cities across Canada.We had the opportunity to spend some time with some of the member while they were rehearsing for the next performance which is on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. And 7:30 p.m. At the P.C. Ho Theatre for the Performing Arts (Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto - 5183 Sheppard Avenue East - East of Markham Road - Free Parking). Tickets are $30. For more information, please got to their website at http://heritagesingerscanada.com/.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
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

The Heritage Singers is a Non-profit organization, which was founded in January, 1977 by its Musical Director, Grace Carter-Henry Lyons. The 30-member group is a reflection of the Canadian mosaic to be found in Toronto, with members hailing from many parts of the world including Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Pakistan, Guyana, The Congo and Jamaica. The Heritage Singers have developed a rich repertoire of music, from sacred to secular, work song to lullaby, seasonal ditty to perennial ballad. The languages of these songs range from discernible Standard English Creole with an English-Lexical base, to French patois, informal Spanish and African dialect. The Singers have participated in international events ; in countries such as Russia, China, Senegal, Croatia, Holland, Taiwan in October, Germany, Mexico and Venezuela. They have also performed in many cities across Canada.We had the opportunity to spend some time with some of the member while they were rehearsing for the next performance which is on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. And 7:30 p.m. At the P.C. Ho Theatre for the Performing Arts (Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto - 5183 Sheppard Avenue East - East of Markham Road - Free Parking). Tickets are $30. For more information, please got to their website at http://heritagesingerscanada.com/In this episode, we speak and share with the group's youngest member, 16 year old Gailene John. 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.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

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We always support Black men wherever they are who are doing what they can to help other Black men be better Black men. One of these Black men is Brandon M. Frame.Brandon M. Frame is the founder & Chief Visionary Officer for www.theblackmancan.org. Brandon, who is 23 years old, founded this organization with the thought in mind that young black males need to have positive images in their lives. Brandon is currently an educator at The Fessenden School in West Newton, Massachusetts where he teaches seventh grade English, coaches three sports teams soccer, baseball, and basketball and he facilitates the mentoring program for African American males. During this interview, Brandon shares his story and tells us what ; www.theblackmancan.org is all about and where it and he is going. If you would like to find out more about Brandon and and www.theblackmancan.org, please go to http://theblackmancan.org/. Brandon gave us four books that have had a huge impact on him. They are: 1. "A Do Right Man" by Omar Tyree 2. "The Pact: Three Young Men Make A Promise And Fulfill a Dream" by Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins and Rameck Hunt 3. "It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop: The Rise Of The Post Hip Hop Generation" by M.K. Asante Jr. 4. "The Black Male Handbook" by Kevin Powell 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


We have some more great stuff from the book launch of Dalton Higgins book, "FATHERHOOD 4.0: i DAD APPLICATIONS ACROSS CULTURES" that was held in Toronto on November 2, 2010.This episode features a panel discussion on fatherhood with Dalton as the moderator. The panelists are:Wille Pile (linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts football team)Byron Parker (cornerback for the Toronto Argonauts football team)Alex Punzlan who is interviewed by Dalton in the book who is a twenty-seven year old Filipino- Canadian "balikbayan" singer and keyboardist in the buzz band Styrofoam Ones.Mohit Rajhans who is also interviewed by Dalton in the book is one of the most popular South Asian media personalities in Canada. He hosts co-hosts Canada's number one South Asian entertainment show, "Bollywood Boulevard", hosts a popular blog at http://www.mohitsmovies.com/ and is the co-founder the Toronto South Asian film festival, "Filmi".There are also questions and comments from some of the audience. Also, Michael Clemons (CEO of Toronto Argonauts Football Club) provides some thoughts about fatherhood. Enjoy!!We would like to thank Dalton and Gillian Rodgerson from Insomniac Press for making this event happen.You can listen to previous interviews with Dalton at:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/vibe-and-vegas-show-dalton-higgins-fatherhood-4-0-idad-applications-across-cultures/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/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.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas
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Cle Bennett is on fire!! He recently won two (!) Gemini awards for his performances in the mini-series "Guns" and "The Line". The Gemini Awards honor the best in Canadian television as determined by members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and other industry professionals. He currently stars on the Global television series "Shattered" (on Wednesday nights) and "Lost Girl" (on Sunday night on Showcase). Cle also has a role in the feature film, "Barney's Version" starring Paul Giamati and Dustin Hoffman. In this episode, Cle shares some of his story with us from how a cardboard fridge box was important to his future, to dealing with racism in school, to not taking a acting class in his life to how he has made excellence to triumph to racism to sharing his thoughts on what it takes for Black Canadian men to make it as an actor. 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

Ricky Neckles is a young Black Canadian man who has done and is doing a lot of good for himself and many others. Ricky was born in Grenada and raised in Toronto's Mount Dennis community, a neighborhood recognized by the local governments as "at risk." He did not let his environment overcome him. ; He graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering. This to Ricky working at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. He was one of Accenture's youngest recruits and the youngest to be appointed to the position of Management Consultant Analyst where his portfolio included consulting Sears, Loblaws, and various other multi-billion dollar corporations. To fulfill his entrepreneurial passion, Ricky left Accenture and founded founded Neckles Global Enterprise Inc. (NGE), a privately held investment company which owns a collection of diversified businesses operating in sectors that include real estate, trade and manufacturing.

We have some more great stuff from the book launch of Dalton Higgins book, "FATHERHOOD 4.0: i DAD APPLICATIONS ACROSS CULTURES" that was held in Toronto on November 2, 2010.This episode features a panel discussion on fatherhood with Dalton as the moderator. The panelists are:Wille Pile (linebacker for the Toronto Argonauts football team)Byron Parker (cornerback for the Toronto Argonauts football team)Alex Punzlan who is interviewed by Dalton in the book who is a twenty-seven year old Filipino- Candian "balikbayan" singer and keyboardist in the buzz band Styrofoam Ones.Mohit Rajhans who is also interviewed by Dalton in the book is one of the most popular South Asian media personalities in Canada. He hosts co-hosts Canada's number one South Asian entertainment show, "Bollywood Boulevard", hosts a popular blog at http://www.mohitsmovies.com/ and is the co-founder the Toronto South Asian film festival, "Filmi".There are also questions and comments from some of the audience. Also, Michael Clemons (CEO of Toronto Argonauts Football Club) provides some thoughts about fatherhood. Enjoy!!We would like to thank Dalton and Gillian Rodgerson from Insomniac Press for making this event happen.You can listen to previous interviews with Dalton at:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/vibe-and-vegas-show-dalton-higgins-fatherhood-4-0-idad-applications-across-cultures/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/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 Vegashttp://twitter.com/vibeandvegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas


On the evening of November 2, 2010, we had the opportunity to attend the book launch of Dalton Higgins "Fatherhood 4.0: iDad Applications Across Cultures". It was great and uplifting event.In this episode, you will get to listen to Dalton talk about "Fatherhood 4.0: iDad Applications Across Cultures". Dalton does some selected readings from the book. Enjoy!!!We would like to thank Dalton and Gillian Rodgerson from Insomniac Press for making this event happen.You can listen to previous interviews with Dalton at:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/vibe-and-vegas-show-dalton-higgins-fatherhood-4-0-idad-applications-across-cultures/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/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

What are you doing tomorrow night (Saturday, November 6, 2010)? If you don't have any plans and you are in Toronto, why don't you check out the 12th annual "When Brothers Speak 12" at George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre For The Arts at 5040 Yonge Street in Toronto. "When Brothers Speak" is Toronto's biggest annual spoken word showcase.This year's show will feature performances from the 2010 World Poetry Slam Champion, Ian Keteku from Ottawa, Ntare Ali Gault from Buffalo, Andrew Tyree from California, Poetic Speed from Ottawa, Q-Boogie from Buffalo, and this will also be the return of New York's Ainsley Burrows. As always, the show is hosted by Toronto's Dwayne Morgan!! We had the opportunity to speak with Dwayne last night before he left to put on "When Brothers Speak 12" in Ottawa tonight. Dwayne talks about the history of "When Brothers Speak" and what to look forward to with the show. Enjoy!!If you would like to purchase tickets for tomorrow night's show, please click on the following link:http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/1000453BF27EA5B9artistid=1506102&majorcatid=10002&minorcatid=53 You can also purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster (416) 872-1111 or in person on Saturday (tomorrow) at the The Toronto Centre For The Arts box office from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The tickets range in price from $20 to $40. 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
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 5:54pm EST

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

Flower Pryce shares with us a story about her son overcoming a major physical injury. The world renown Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto played a major part in Flower's son's recovery. This has caused Flower to start an organization called "Perfect 10" whose goal is to help the many children that are in the Hospital Sick Children. Flower shares the "Perfect 10" story with us. Enjoy!!"Perfect 10" is holding a fundraiser on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the Ritz Caribbean Food at 77 Lower Jarvis Street in Toronto. For more tickets or event information:Phone: (416) 434-6932 Web: http://www.1perfect10.webs.com/Email: perfect10@live.caFacebook: Flower PerfectFeel 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

Roger Dundas of Kingston 6 Entertainment and Ryan Singh of Ryan Singh Enterprises are presenting the play "Sex, Relationships and Sometimes Love" starting on Friday, September 24, 2010 at The Annex Live Restaurant & Live Music Venue (http://www.theannexlive.com/). We had the opportunity to speak with three of the cast members: Mary Goldman, Kelly-Marie Murtha and Gregory Cruikshank about the play, why they are so excited about doing the play for a second time and what they think audiences will get from the play. Please note that the play is for mature audiences only. Enjoy!!For more information about the play including where to purchase tickets, please go to http://www.sexrelationshipsandsometimeslove.ca/_/Home.htmlFeel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.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/


For Robert Chambers, music is the one of the keys to his life and success. From he was four years old, he knew that music would lead him to higher ground. During this interview, Robert shares his story with us from some of the challenges growing up in a church family with six brothers and sisters, to working full-time and going to college full-time, to coming to the realizing the music would be his mission. He also talks about the importance about knowing about the business side of music. Robert has released two albums with two more albums scheduled for release next year. He also developed a revolutionary music program called, "The Any Key Music System" (http://www.anykeymusic.com/).Its focus is to equip anyone, who follows this system, to be able to Master the Art of Playing the Piano by Ear . He also plans to release a music book next year.If that is not keeping him busy enough, he also teaches music and has just celebrated his first wedding anniversary. By the way, he and his wife are planning to release a singles book on dating in February 2011. Does he sleep? Enjoy!!If you wish to contact Robert, here is his contact information:http://www.robertchambers.ca/home.html (website)info@robertchambers.ca (general email)booking@anykeymusic.com (booking email)416-702-2567 (Telephone)Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.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/
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

Wherever Black Canadian men are going, it is Black Canadian men are going to take them there.One Black Canadian man that is committed to taking Black Canadian men to a better place is Michael Couteau. Michael was first elected in November of 2003, and re-elected in 2007 as the School Board Trustee representing Don Valley East in Toronto. He is running for a third term as School Board trustee for Don Valley East.Michael shares his growing up years, experiences and thoughts with us from growing up in a challenging neighborhood, getting interested in politics as a junior high, being a Black man in Korea as a young man, working in the not for profit world, winning his first election at 30 years old and why education and Black men voting is so important.If you would like to find out more about Michael, please visit http://www.michaelcoteau.com/index.html or you can contact his campaign office at (416) 750-0054.Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.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

In this episode, we speak and share with Paulton McKenzie, producer of the show, Caribbean Headline News. Caribbean Headline News is a news show on Rogers cable (Ontario, Canada) reporting on local events, issues, and talent. It also covers news stories from the Caribbean. The show airs every second Saturday at 12 noon. It is going into its second season (starting on September 11, 2010) on television. It has been online at http://www.caribbeanheadlinenews.com/ for 2 ½ years.During this episode, Paulton tells us his story about growing up and overcoming. We will interview him about Caribbean Headline News in the near future. Enjoy!!If you would like to contact Paulton, feel free to email him at: info@caribbeanheadlinenews.com.Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.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

In this episode, we talk and share with musical performer Richilous. Richilous talks about growing up in and memories of Jamaica, his first musical performance, coming to Canada on Valentine's Day, his past and current musical influences, the importance of knowing the business side of the music business and being a "musical triple threat". Enjoy!!We would like to thank Richilous for taking the time to speak and share with us. If you would like for information, please go to http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=245055 and http://www.myspace.com/richilous .Please 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 Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/info@blackcanadianman.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

September in Toronto means that summer is coning to an end, summer holidays are over and back to school for many people. But, it also means that it is time for the 35th Toronto International Film Festival which runs from September 9 - September 19. This year's festival features over 300 films, 122 world premieres from over 60 countries. In this episode, we speak and share with Cameron Bailey , the co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival. Cameron shares his story from his days growing up in England, to coming to Toronto, his journey to becoming the co-director of the biggest and most important film festivals in the world and the joy of being a father. If you would like more information on the festival, please go to http://tiff.net/. Enjoy!!We would like to thank Cameron for taking time to speak and share with us. Please 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 Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/info@blackcanadianman.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

When we last ran into the National Society of Black Engineers, it was between March 31st to April 4th this year, during their annual convention in Toronto (NSBE's first annual convention outside of the United States).Well, it is been a few months since the conference, we thought that it would be a great idea to catch up with NSBE Canada to see what is going on and to have their share some moments and memories from the convention.In this episode, we speak the current members of NSBE Canada's Executive Board at Harlem Underground Restaurant. Enjoy!!We would like to thank Ayokanmi Falade, NSBE Canada Chairperson and the members of the NSBE Canada Executive Board for taking the time to share with us. Stay tuned to our site for information on the NSBE Canada conference being held at Ryerson University in Toronto from October 15, 2010 to October 17, 2010. For more information on NSBE Canada, please go to their website at http://www.nsbecanada.wordpress.com.Here is a list of previous NSBE podcasts for your listening pleasure:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/vibe-and-vegas-show-anne-t-griffin-national-society-of-black-engineers-nsbe-public-relations-chairperson-at-the-2010-annual-convention-in-toronto/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/vibe-and-vegas-show-stacyann-p-russell-and-stevenson-a-dunn-jr-of-the-national-society-of-black-engineers-nsbe-our-first-vidcast/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/opening-night-of-the-2010-nsbe-convention-in-toronto/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/vibe-and-vegas-show-a-roundtable-with-national-society-of-engineers-nsbe-representatives-blacks-and-engineering/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/the-national-association-of-black-engineers-nsbe-talks-about-their-36th-annual-convention-in-toronto-from-march-31-2010-to-april-4-2010/Please 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 Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/info@blackcanadianman.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas

Hey ... it is Dr. Vibe. Recently, I had the opportunity to appear on the "Colin's Edge" podcast at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge. During the show, Colin and myself talked about President Barack Obama and the Wyclef Jean's interest in becoming the next president of Haiti.Thanks to Colin, you know can listen to the show!! Enjoy!!Check out Colin's show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge . You can listen to it live, download it to your media player or your computer or you can listen to it on demand. He is doing great stuff and we at "The Vibe and Vegas Show" are big supporters of Colin.Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail message at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 10:48am EST

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We have been hunting down him for a while!! Who would that be? Nigel Barriffe. He is an educator, an activist and a politician. He is also one of the first two guests that we had on our show. In this episode, we chat with Nigel about the African Heritage Educators Network (AHEN). Nigel is the Public Relations Officer for AHEN. AHEN collectively represents students, educators and parents of African Heritage through advocacy in policy, staffing, parent and community, programming and curriculum. By ensuring student success and strengthening the development of our human resources, we will empower both our students and our communities. Nigel also talks about the key role that AHEN played in opening Toronto's first Afrocentric school which opened in September 2009. We also talk about the school's first year and what help it needs. Enjoy!!You can find out more information about Toronto's Afrocentric school:Website: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/SchoolWeb/_site/viewitem.asp?siteid=10423&pageid=19951&menuid=23019Phone: (416) 395-5251Principal: Thando Hyman-AmanYou can find out more information about AHEN at it's website: http://www.ahen.ca/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.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/

In this episode we interview author of the book, "Detox", Vidal Chavannes. Vidal talks and shares with us his growing up in Toronto, how "Detox" became a reality and some of his influences. Here is a description of "Detox":"There are books about unrest, tensions that run through a community, and solutions for these conditions. In "Detox", by social observer and activist Vidal Chavannes, readers are pulled into the history, psychology, and culture of the Black community. An edgy and sometimes painful narration, Chavannes shares his frustration and occasional rage at the combination of conditions that foment increased conflict in a community already struggling for acceptance...and survival. Spurred by the tragedy that became known as Bloody Sunday, when four young Black men were gunned down by other young Black men in the City of Toronto, Chavannes considers the causes and implications of this terrible event, and explores the attitudes and behaviours of local educators and police, and all those factions struggling to deal with a diverse, possibly explosive, and potentially dynamic environment."Vidal was born in and is a resident of Greater Toronto. Not only is he a book author but he is an educator, activist and a motivational speaker. Enjoy!!If you would like to get in contact with Vidal or purchase a copy of "Detox", please contact:Phone: (416) 302-9729Website: http://www.detoxthebook.com or at http://www.amazon.com/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.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.com

Another first for the show!! Over the last few months, we have been working on being able to conduct telephone interviews (for interviewees who are based in North America) for the show for you. Well, we are pleased to say that we are now able to do telephone interviews for the show!!!In our first telephone interview, we have Colin Jobe, a fellow Toronto podcaster who we had on previous episodes. Enjoy!! To check out the previous episodes that Colin has appeared on, please click on:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/vibe-and-vegas-show-vibe-and-vegas-on-the-cutting-edge-with-colin-jobe/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/vibe-and-vegas-show-colin-jobe-of-the-cutting-edge-and-colins-edge/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/vibe-and-vegas-show-vibe-and-vegas-with-colin-jobe-the-g20-and-the-world-economy/You can listen to Colin on "Colin's Edge" every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Blog Talk at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge. Colin also is on "The Cutting Egde" on CHRY (http://www.chry.fm/) on the second Sunday of each month from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Eastern Time). We are very excited about having the opportunity to do telephone interviews for the show. It will allow us to interview more people for the show which will make the show better for you!!!If you would like to suggest someone who lives in North America for us to interview or would like to contact us, please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com or call us and leave us a voice mail message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free in North America).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com

We hope that all is fine.with you.Recently, we had the pleasure of being interviewed by Rhoda Nimoh, the host and producer of the show, "Urban Pulse". We would like to thank Rhoda for having us as part of the first broadcast of "Urban Pulse". You can follow Rhoda on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SoulGirl360. The airdate of this interview was on July 17, 2010. For those who did not catch the television broadcast, here is the interview. In the middle of the video, you get the opportunity to see and listen to a ; good friend of "The Vibe and Vegas Show", Anthony Mair. Anthony is not only a friend of the show but he is also the manager of "Harlem Underground" restaurant where we do a number of podcasts. To find out more information about Anthony, please visit his website at http://www.anthonymair.com/. Enjoy!!Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.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/

In this episode, we continue our conversation with Joel Powell. Joel talks about his life and his first book, Black Empowerment and Minority Issues, which is released today. Enjoy!!If you would like to listen to Joel's previous interview, please click on the following link http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/27/vibe-and-vegas-show-joel-powell-talks-about-black-men/If you are interested in attending the book release party, here are the details:NR Entertainment Inc. presents the official book Release party for the book, Black Empowerment & Minority Issues, written by Joel Powell on Saturday, August 7, 2010 inside Spice Safar at 510 King Street West (King Street West of Spadina) in Toronto. The doors open at 10 p.m. and admission is $5.00. Music will be provided by Typhoon Sound.Website: http://joelpowell.vpweb.ca/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.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.com

One of our favorite guests is Duncan Vignale. He has so much vision, knowledge and experience to share with us. In this episode, Duncan shares an interesting story called "The Watermelon Story", why he feels that many Black men should consider getting a trade for a profession, the importance of education inside and outside of the classroom and the challenges between parents and children. You can listen to Duncan on the following episodes:http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/vibe-and-vegas-show-duncan-vignale-part-one/http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/03/27/vibe-and-vegas-show-duncan-vignale-part-two-you-have-to-put-pork-chops-on-the-table/Here is Duncan's contact information:Duncan Vignale Judo Academy2 Hunter's Point Drive,Richmond Hill, Ontario.L4C 9Y5Phone: (905) 882-5907Fax: (905) 882-9039Email: dunchondo@sympatico.caWeb: http://www.duncanvignalejudo.com/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.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.com

Steven Brown is an avionics technician/engineer for Bombardier. Bombardier designs, manufactures, sells and supports the widest range of world-class products in the aerospace and transportation sectors. This includes commercial and business jets, as well as rail transportation equipment, systems and services.In this episode, Steven shares an incredible story about his son, Maurice, and how it has made him a better Black father. This a great victory story!! Enjoy!!Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.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

Ainsworth Morgan obtained his B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) in Criminology from the University of Toledo and received his B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education) and M.Ed. (Master of Education) from the Ontario Institute for Studies In Education (OISE). For the past nine years Ainsworth has worked for the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) as a Grade 7/8 teacher at Nelson Mandela Park Public School.He is currently on secondment from the TDSB, working as the Co-ordinator of tutoring for the Pathways to Education Program-Regent Park. Pathways is a charitable organization created to reduce poverty and increase access to post-secondary education among disadvantaged youth in Canada.In this episode, Mr. Morgan shares his story growing up from being born in Jamaica, growing up in the Regent Park area in Toronto and the importace of giving back, going to university in the United States, the impact of the book "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" had on his life, Black Canadian men's definiton of "Blackness" versus Black American men's definiton of "Blackness", playing football in the Canadian Football League and making sports work for him and the importance of education in his and others lives. Enjoy!!You can see and listen to Mr. Morgan by clicking on the following link from the Vibe and Vegas Show http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/growing-up-poor-black-and-fatherless-whats-the-impactIf you wish to contact Mr. Morgan, you can email him at ainsworthmorgan@hotmail.comFor more information on The Pathways To Education program, please click on the following link http://www.pathwayscanada.ca/home.htmlFeel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.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
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 1:54pm EST

In this episode, we interview Rhoda Nimoh, producer of a new television series, Urban Pulse, that debuts on CITY TV on July 17th at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Rhoda describes Urban Pulse as a show that will feature content that you would not find on mainstream television highlighting people and stories from the multicultural communities of Toronto. During the interview he shares some of her story, at the importance of her father in her life, some her thoughts on Black Canadian men, how she got started in and some of the challenges she has faced in he television industry. Urban Pulse debuts on CITY TV (Cable 7) on July 17th at 9 p.m. for nineteen weeks. Check it out!! Please note that Vibe and Vegas will be on the first show so that is a good enough reason to watch!! Enjoy!!Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.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/

A week ago, in What started as a large peaceful protest in downtown Toronto to rally against the G20 summit suddenly turned violent. Police cars were set ablaze, protesters hurled bricks and golf balls at windows and many Toronto venues were on lockdown. In this episode, we discuss the aftermath of the G20 with comedian Dred Lee. Enjoy!!You can check Dred on previous episodes of the Vibe and Vegas show at: http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/vibe-and-vegas-show-dred-lee-the-life-of-a-black-comic/, http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/vibe-and-vegas-show-black-mens-roundtable-blacks-and-the-media-part-two/ and http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/vibe-and-vegas-show-black-mens-roundtable-blacks-and-the-media/. You can contact Dred Lee via:MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/dredleeFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Dred-Lee/517780960Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 7:11pm EST

George C. Fraser is Chairman & CEO of FraserNet, Inc. He is considered by many to be the new voice for African Americans and one of the foremost authorities on networking and building effective relationships.Mr. Fraser is the author of two books: Success Runs In Our Race: The Complete Guide to Effective Networking in the African American Community (a critically acclaimed bestseller) and Race For Success: The Ten Best Business Opportunities for Blacks In America (selected as one of ten best business books of the year by Booklist). Both were published by the William Morrow Company.Mr. Fraser is also the publisher of the award-winning SuccessGuide Worldwide: The Networking Guide to Black Resources. He is the founder of the annual PowerNetworking Conference, the largest gathering of Black professionals, business owners and community leaders.A popular speaker and author, George C. Fraser's inspiring talks on success principles, effective networking, wealth creation, business ethics, and valuing diversity, are as popular among corporate professionals as they are among college students. His views have been solicited by CNN and the Wall Street Journal. Over the past decade, the prestigious publication, Vital Speeches of the Day, has selected, reprinted and distributed worldwide, four of Mr. Fraser's speeches-a first for any professional speaker in America.UPSCALE magazine named him one of the "Top 50 Power Brokers In Black America". Black Enterprise Magazine called him "Black America's #1 Networker" on a cover issue. Personal growth "guru" Stephen Covey called Mr. Fraser a "masterful teacher." TV host and journalist, Tony Brown called him a "visionary with the rare combination of leadership and management skills." Mr. Fraser is featured in the New York Times-bestseller, Masters of Networking, along with Colin Powell.Mr. Fraser attended New York University and received his executive training at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters from Jarvis Christian College. Mr. Fraser has been married to Nora Jean for over 30 years. They have two sons, Kyle and Scott.We had the opportunity to interview Mr. Fraser before his presentation in Toronto on June 25, 2010. Thanks to Warren Salmon of First Fridays ( http://www.firstfridays.ca/ and Robert Small of Legacy Enterprises (http://www.thesmallgallery.ca/) for bringing Mr. Fraser to Toronto and arranging our interview with him.To find out more information about Mr. Fraser visit http://www.frasernet.com/Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.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/
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 6:29pm EST

Joel Powell is a young Black man that is man of many talents. He is a DJ, hosts and programs an online radio show, manager of his own entertainment company and he has just finished writing his first book, "Black Empowerment & Minority Issues", which will be available on July 25, 2010.In this episode, Joel shares his thoughts on Black Canadian men and the following issues: Black Canadian Men and Fatherhood, Black Canadian Men and the Entertainment Industry, Black Canadian Men and the Legal System and Black Canadian Men and the Prison System.Here is how you can get in touch with Joel:website: http://joelpowell.vpweb.ca/Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/ninjarydersEmail: nrentinc@hotmail.comInternet Radio Show: "The Layer Show" with Ninja Ryders Sound on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) at http://sensimedia.netPhone: (647) 388-8212 Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.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/


The G20. Today is the first day of the G20 summit. Is this meeting in Toronto which basically locked down for the next few days, going to make any difference in our lives?In this episode, we discuss the G20 and the world economy with Colin Jobe of "The Cutting Edge" and "Colin's Edge". Enjoy!!You can listen to Colin on "Colin's Edge" every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Blog Talk at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge. Colin also is on "The Cutting Egde" on CHRY (http://www.chry.fm/) on the second Sunday of each month on the "Cutting Edge" from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Eastern Time). Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail message at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

In celebration of Fathers Day, we speak and share with Paul Osbourne of the group, Young and Potential Fathers. Paul speaks about various subjects such as his experience growing up as a Black Canadian born man, his celebration of being married for 10 years and some of the challenges that Black Canadian men and the Black Canadian family face.If you would like to contact Paul or about Young and Potential Fathers, please email us at info@blackcanadianman.comFeel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.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/

After Colin Jobe had us on his show a few weeks ago (http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/vibe-and-vegas-show-vibe-and-vegas-on-the-cutting-edge-with-colin-jobe/), we thought that it would be a great idea to have Colin on our show. Enjoy!!Colin shares on how he got started in radio and podcasting and some of the challenges that the Black community faces. You can listen to Colin on "Colin's Edge" every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Blog Talk at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge. Colin also is on "The Cutting Egde" on CHRY (http://www.chry.fm/) on the second Sunday of each month on the "Cutting Edge" from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Eastern Time). Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can leave us a voice mail message at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

Black men and climbing the corporate ladder. It is possible but it isn't easy.In this episode, we talk and share with David Blackman. David has spent over about twenty years in the corporate world at the same company which is a Fortune 500 company. David shares and talks about the challenges that Black men face who want to "climb the corporate ladder". We also talk about solutions for this issue including owning your own business. Enjoy!!Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you are in North America, you can call us and leave a voice mail message at 1-866-280-9385 (toll free).God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/info@blackcanadianman.com

We are usually interviewing people but here is a little switch. In this episode, we are interviewed by Colin Jobe of "The Cutting Edge". Colin hosts "The Cutting Edge" once a month on Sunday evenings at CHRY at http://www.chry.fm/. He also hosts "Colin Edge" every Wednesday on Blog Talk Radio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge.Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/. If you live in North America, you can call us and leave a voice mail message at 1-866-280-9385.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


One of the challenges that some Black Canadian men face is being in prison and getting back into society after being released from prison.During this episode, we speak and share with Greg Rogers, Executive Director of the John Society of Ontario.The mission statement of the John Howard Society is effective, just, and humane responses to crime and its causes. The Society also:1. Provides for the effective integration into the community of those in conflict with the law and provides, or encourages others to provide, services to those in contact with, or affected by the criminal justice system; 2. Promotes changes in the law and the administration of justice which will lead to the more humane and effective treatment of individuals; 3. Promotes citizen awareness of the problems of crime and its causes, acceptance of responsibility to respond to these problems and involvement in the delivery and management of justice related programs; 4. Promotes the fair and humane treatment of all incarcerated person and seeks to ensure that all forms of detention and imprisonment comply with relevant legal and human rights standards. Here is the John Howard Society of Ontario contact information: Address: 111 Peter Street, Suite 603 Toronto, Ontario M5V 2H1 Tel: (416) 408-4282 Fax: (416) 408-2991 Email: jhso@johnhoward.on.ca Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/