The Dr. Vibe Show (Citizen Journalism)
In this episode, Paul Osbourne from Young and Potential Fathers talks and shares about the challenges that Blacks who are born in Canada face and the importance of Rights Of Passage for all Blacks. Paul talks about an unique exchange program that he has organized that involves Black and Aboriginal youth from British Columbia.If you would like to find out more information about the Rights Of Passage program that Paul runs, please feel free to contact him at (416) 689-2922.Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

In this episode, we talk and share with two more young Black fathers, Knowledge and Samar.These young fathers share about various subjects such as the challenges that they face young Black fathers face. This is great stuff!!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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

Jumoke (pronounced Joo-MOH-keh) is a Nigerian word which means "Everyone Loves The Child. "Camp Jumoke was founded in 1994 by The Association for the Advancement of Blacks in Health Sciences (AABHS) and is dedicated to enriching the lives of children who have Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). In its first year of operation, 40 children attended the camp for two weeks. The continuing mandate of the Camp Jumoke Organization is to better serve the needs of hundreds of children across Canada afflicted with Sickle Cell Disease. Your contributions help send kids to a camp where they can participate in outdoor activities, develop lifelong memories and relationships, enhance their self-esteem, create support networks and so much more.In this episode, we talk and share with Yvonne Clarke, Events Director for Camp Jumoke. She talks a little about herself and a lot about Camp Jumoke.Each year since its inception in 1994, Camp Jumoke has held a walk-a-thon to raise the necessary funds to send children with Sickle Cell Disease to summer camp. Camp Jumoke receives no government funding. Therefore, it is primarily supported by private and corporate donations. The annual Camp Jumoke walk-a-thon is an entire day of family-oriented events featuring celebrities, live entertainment, children's activities, vendors, refreshments and free giveaways. Thanks to the City of Toronto, we are able to hold all of these festivities in the park behind the provincial legislative building.The Camp Jumoke walk-a-thon is a lively procession through the streets of downtown Toronto and attracts participants from the Greater Toronto Area, surrounding areas and across North America .At last year's walk-a-thon, thousands of dollars were raised by more than 1,500 individual donations and corporate sponsorships. This allowed 36 children to attend the two week camp session and develop a life time of memories.Date: Saturday May 29th, 2010 - Rain or Shine!Time: 10 a.m.Location: Queens Park- Toronto (North Entrance Near Museum Subway Station On the North-South University Subway Line)Web information: http://www.jumoke.org/walk.aspIf you would like to find out more about Camp Jumoke contact:Address: 1457 Dundas St. W., Suite 203Toronto, OntarioCanada M6J 1Y7Phone: (416) 410-2995Fax: Fax: (416) 920-2064Email: info@jumoke.orgWeb: http://www.jumoke.org/about-jumoke.aspPlease feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


In this episode, we speak with Bernice Carnegie, Executive Director, of the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation. The Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation is a non-profit, registered, charitable organization established by Ms. Carnegie's parents and herself in 1987. It has two mandates: to foster self-esteem and ethical behaviour through the application of the Future Aces Creed and to assist youth to attain the highest level of achievement both personally and academically within their capabilities.The Future Aces Philosophy was created Herbert Carnegie in 1956 is designed to help youth develop the self-knowledge that will enable them to take control of their lives and to use their abilities in a positive way. It provides a model for behaviour based on teachable skills with a meaningful message to encourage responsible citizenship. Used in this context:FUTURE means always striving for improvementACES means being the best you can be and an acronym for: A Attitude, Ability, Action, Achieve C Co-operation, Courage, Confidence E Empathy, Example, Education S Service, Sportsmanship Ms. Carnegie shares with us on how her father's, one of Canada's greatest citizens, life and creed become a fantastic organization and it's growth. Enjoy!! The Future Aces Foundation is holding it's Annual Amazing Aces Gala on the evening of May 20, 2010. For more information about the Amazing Aces Gala and the the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation, click on the following link: http://www.futureaces.org/. You can also find out more information please call (905) 947-9131 or emailing Ms. Carnegie at bernice@futureaces.org. Feel free to email us at inf@blackcanadianman.com God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com

We had the opportunity to attend the 19th annual "Visions Of Science" Science Symposium on May 8, 2010 in Toronto. It was held at the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre at Ryerson Univerisity.We had the opportunity to speak and share with Dr. Christopher Edmin, Ph.D. Dr. Edmin is an Assistant Professor Of Science Education: Mathematics, Science and Technology at Columbia University in New York.During this interview we chat about various subject like how much important his parents were to his success, "retooling Schooling", how he relates hip hop and science, his hip hop group GHOSTTOWN, what education means to him, his recently published book "Urban Science For The Hip-Hop Generation". He even drops us a rhyme!!Here is Dr. Edmin's contact information:Email: ce2165@columbia.eduTwitter: http://twitter.com/chrisemdinBlog: http://www.freireproject.org/blogs/christopher-emdinPhone: (212) 678-3825Fax: 678-8145Book: "Urban Science Education For The Hip-Hop Generation" ... view book at amazon.com by clicking on the following link http://www.amazon.com/Urban-Science-Education-Hip-Hop-Generation/dp/9087909861Feel 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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

In this episode, we speak and share with Toronto dentist Dr. Eric Pierre. Dr. Pierre has been a dentist in Toronto, Ontario since 1981. He is also the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Haiti in Toronto.Dr. Pierre talks about various subjects such as how dentistry is not about the patient's teeth but the patient, health care being about the whole individual, his days growing up in Haiti, how he became a dentist, his commitment to rebuilding Haiti and what we can do to help Haiti. Enjoy!!If you wish to find out more information on how you can help Haiti, you can the contact the charitable organization run by Dr. Pierre, Pierspective Entraide Humanitaire, at:Phone: (416) 538-3282Fax: (416) 538-3155Web: http://www.haitiaide.ca/index.htmlEmail: pierspective@hotmail.comPlease 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 Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/info@blackcanadianman.com

After the Black Daddies Club H.I.P. (Holistic Integration Programming) presentation at Harlem Restaurant on the afternoon of May 1, 2010, we had the opportunity to speak and share with some young Black fathers. Our first chat was with Anthony and Omar. They talk about what is like to be a young Black father and some of the challenges that they and other young Black fathers face. Enjoy!!!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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

When we first spoke with Pastor Andrew McKnight back in December 2009, he was on the journey of starting his own church. We are back with Pastor McKnight and things have been definitely moving forward!!In this episode, Pastor McKnight updates us "what a go on"!! He shares and speaks about his first book, "Let's Reason", being published and the launch of his ministry on the weekend of May 14 - 16, 2010. Enjoy!!For more information on Pastor McKnight and his church, Beautiful Gate Ministries, please go to http://bgmonline.org/?pageType=sub&pageID=57#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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

The annual Visions Of Science Science Symposium is in it's 19th year.Founded in 1991, Visions Of Science is a Toronto based non-profit educational organization aiming to promote science and technology in Black,African-Canadian, Caribbean and Multicultural communities.In this episode, we speak and share with Francis Jeffers, the founder and Executive Director of Visions Of Science and the Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum. Enjoy!!For more information:Date: May 8, 2010Location: Ryerson University - George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, 245 Church Street (south east corner of Church Street and Gould Street)Phone: (416) 266-6464, (416) 839-2442 (Symposium Day)Website: http://www.vosnl.org/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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com


It is the favorite time of the year for many of us. Tax time!! The deadline for filing your income tax (if you owe) or if you are an employee is April 30, 2010 at midnight. If you are self- employed the deadline is June 15, 2010.In this episode, we speak with Eldean Dickenson of the Wheatfield Financial Group about various issues in regards to tax preparation and awareness from choosing the right person to do your taxes, why you should file your taxes before the deadline, why you should not be afraid of the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA), RRSPs and making tax preparation a year round priority. Enjoy!!During the interview, Eldean mentioned the "Canadian Taxpayers Bill Of Rights". To access this document online, please click on the following url: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/rc4417/README.htmlEldean's contact information:Phone: (416) 565-6520Email: info@wheatfieldfinancial.caWeb: http://www.wheatfieldfinancial.ca/home.htmPlease 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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 8:33am EST

In this interview, we have the opportunity to share and speak with Aaron Brown. Aaron received the Award for Athletics at the Black Business and Professional Association's (BBPA) annual Harry Jerome awards. Enjoy!!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 Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 11:31am EST

Another recipient of the Black Business and Professional Association's (BBPA) of Toronto "Distinguished Men Of Honour" award was Dr. Mansfield Edwards. Dr. Edwards holds a Doctrate in Ministry Degree.


Recently, we had the opportunity to attend the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) of Toronto event, "Distinguished Men Of Honour".Before the start of this event, we had the opportunity to interview Farley Flex.Farley is one of the most recognizable Black Canadian male faces today.Farley has been actively developing the urban music market since the mid-1980's. He began as a concert promoter and artist manager, managing Canada's most successful solo rap artist, Maestro. Farley has also spent time on the FACTOR (Foundation To Assist Canadian Talent On Record) board, helping Canadian artists with financial assistance in the recording of music. He was also involved at the board level at the Canadian Independent Record Producers Association (CIRPA), which is the trade association representing the independent sector of the Canadian music and sound industry. Farley is also the principal founder of the Plasma Corporation, a music and media company based in Toronto, Ontario. With Plasma, Farley currently has in development various projects for television and film. 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 Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 9:08am EST

Ishmael Reed was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but grew up in Buffalo, New York, where he attended the University of Buffalo, a private university that became part of the state public university system after he left. The university awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1995. He moved to New York City in 1962 and co-founded with the late Walter Bowart the "East Village Other", a well-known underground publication. He was also a member of the Umbra Writers Workshop, an organization that helped establish the Black Arts Movement and promoted a Black Aesthetic. Mr. Reed has written nine novels and has edited thirteen anthologies. Ishmael Reed is a founder of the Before Columbus Foundation, which since 1980 has annually presented the American Book Awards; the Oakland chapter of PEN; and There City Cinema, an organization that furthers the distribution and discussion of films from throughout the world. Two of his books have been nominated for National Book Awards, and a book of poetry, "Conjure", was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His "New and Collected Poems", 1964-2007, received the Commonwealth Club of California's Gold Medal. Reed's novels, poetry and essays have been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Hebrew, Hungarian, Dutch, Korean, Chinese and Czech, among other languages. Ishmael Reed's texts and lyrics have been performed, composed or set to music by Albert Ayler, David Murray, Allan Touissant, Carman Moore, Taj Mahal, Olu Dara, Lester Bowie, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Ravi Coltrane, Leo Nocentelli, Eddie Harris, Anthony Cox, Don Pullen, Billie Bang, Bobby Womack, Milton Cardonna, Omar Sosa, Fernando Saunders, Yosvanni Terry, Jack Bruce, Little Jimmy Scott, Robert Jason, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Cassandra Wilson and others. Since the early 1970s, Ishmael Reed has championed the work of other writers, founding and serving as editor and publisher of various small presses and journals. His current publishing imprint is Ishmael Reed Publishing Company, and his online literary magazine, "Konch", featuring poetry, essays and fiction, can be found at www.ishmaelreedpub.com. Reed recently retired from teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught for thirty-five years. He currently lives in Oakland, California with his wife of almost 40 years, Carla Blank, the acclaimed author, choreographer, and director. We interviewed Mr. Reed at A Different Booklist bookstore in Toronto where he was promoting his most recent book, "Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media or The Return of the Nigger Breakers". We would like to thank A Different Booklist and Baraka Books in setting up our interview with Mr. Reed. You can find more information on Mr. Reed at his website www.ishmaelreedpub.com. Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 6:17pm EST

Meditation. Many think that it does not work, many think that it does.In this episode, we speak and share with Morgan O. Smith.Morgan has had an interesting life. He was an established comedian and heavily involved in the entertainment industry for 14 years. Then, he felt that "something was missing". He started doing and studying meditation. He shares with us how meditation has helped him personally and professionally. Morgan has been studying Eastern Philosophy & Metaphysics and has been practicing meditation/yoga for almost 10 years. He holds a Teacher's Certificate in Transformation Meditation and is certified in Meditation. He is a member of the SHA (Sound Healer Association).He is a Yinnergy Practitioner. Yinnergy is a very sophisticated form of nero-audio technology. Through stereo headphones, Yinnergy puts the participant into deep meditative states, overtime leading to emotional, mental and spiritual growth.Morgan has just opened his practice four weeks ago. Here is the contact information:Corrective Healthcare Group1371 Neilson Road, Suite 206,Scarborough, Ontario.M1B 4Z8Phone: (416) 281-0640Fax: (416) 281-9519 Email: morgan@myyinnergy.com Feel free to email us at info@blackcandianman.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com


The life of a Black comedian is not always funny. In this episode with sit and share with comedian Dred Lee. Dred talks about various subjects such as growing up in turmoil, life as a comic, the science of comedy, not being bitter, the Canadian comedy scene and his parents reaction to him being a comic. Enjoy!!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.com and visit our podcast site at http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


With the weather getting better, it is time for many of us to the "spring cleaning thing". Many of us are challenged when it comes to cleaning our living space.In this episode recorded at Harlem Underground, we share and speak with someone who can help you get you home in order. Marie Mercurius is the owner of "The Urban Organizer". Her company specializes in "small space living
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 4:34pm EST

Rochelle Dickenson is a parent-child advocate. She is the owner of a company called "Motivated Moms" as well as a trained mediator. She will be soon launching a new website centred around the concept of "It takes a village to accomplish great things". Whether you are in Africa, the Caribbean, the United States or right here in Canada, she believes the concepts are universal. In addition, Rochelle has spoken to a wide variety of female audiences about health and wellness. She is also a registered education savings plan representative. Rochelle can be contacted at (416) 220-1547 or at info@motivatedmoms.ca. Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 9:38pm EST

In episode, we have part two of our interview with musician Sean Jones. Sean talks and shares about various subjects from life and challenges as a solo artist, the impact working as a foster worker had on his life, his biggest accomplishment in life, the defining moment in his solo music career, earning the support and respect of his parents, messages to Black young men, what he does to succeed and some life nuggets that he has learned. Enjoy!! Here are ways that you can follow Sean: FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/sean-jones MY SPACE: http://www.Myspace.com/seanjonesmusic TWITTER: http://twitter.com/SeanJonesmusic PUBLICITY: Sasha Stoltz Publicity (416) 579-4804 sashastoltz@bellnet.ca. Enjoy!!God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


Today is the start of the 36th annual National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) starts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We will be attending the convention and hope to get some interviews!! In this episode held at Harlem Underground (http://www.harlemrestaurant.com/underground/index.html), we talk and share with the members of the convention committee about why going into engineering is a great thing for Blacks to do. If you would like to find out more information on the convention, here is the contact information: THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS (NSBE) 36TH ANNUAL CONVENTION - "ENGINEERING A GLOBAL IMPACT" WHEN: March 31st -April 4th, 2010 WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Center - Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NSBE WEBSITE: http://national.nsbe.org/ NSBE TORONTO CONVENTION INFORMATION: http://convention.nsbe.org/convention2010/ FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Society-of-Black-Engineers-NSBE/81682771394?ref=mf TWITTER: http://twitter.com/nsbeFeel free to email the The Vibe and Vegas Show at info@blackcanadianman.com God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


We continue to speak and share with Duncan Vignale.In this episode, Mr. Vignale talks about being the first Black man to join the electrical union that he was a member of, that a Black man having a trade is a good thing, his career in judo, the benefits of judo and how judo relates to real life.Click on the following link to listen to our previous interview with Mr. Vignale http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/vibe-and-vegas-show-duncan-vignale-part-one/ .Here is Mr. Vignale'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: www.duncanvignalejudo.caFeel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

On March 30, 2010, the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) is presenting "Distinguished Men Of Honour". The theme of this event is "taking time to honour Our Black Men who continue to pave the path for others in our community". In this episode, Karlyn Percil, chair of the Harry Jerome Awards, talks about and share with us about the "Distinguished Men Of Honour" event. Here are the details: Event: Distinguished Men Of Honour (A Pre Harry Jerome Awards Event) - Taking time to honour Our Black Men who continue to pave the path for others in the community" When: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Starts at 7:00 p.m. Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Upper Canada Room, Toronto, Ontario Cost: $20 (Members), $30 (Non-Members), $40 (VIP) Email: bbpa@bellnet.ca Website: http://www.bbpa.org/ Phone: (416) 504-4097 Fax: (416) 504-7343 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/
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 2:43pm EST

"Etiquette": a set of practices and forms which are followed in a wide variety of situations; many people consider it to be a branch of decorum, or general social behavior.How is your dining etiquette? Do you realize how important it is?In this episode, we speak with Karlyn Percil. Ms. Percil is conducting an event, "Dining With Etiquette" on March 27, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

There are many words that could be used to describe Sean Jones. Singer, song writer, actor, model, honest and genuine are just a few. However, the character trait that best defines this young man is his passion. Yes, the music has truly stirred his soul. In the first of two parts, we talk and share with Sean Jones about being born in Hamilton, Ontario, going to Saudi Arabia at 5 1/2 years old and spending five years there, buying his first album (it was by the rock group Whitesnake), his first audition in his Grade Nine class to becoming a member of the R&B group "Essence" in 2004 and winning a Juno Award in 2004.If you would like more information on Sean, please contact his publicist:Sasha StoltzSasha Stoltz Publicity(416) 579-4804sashastoltz@bellnet.caFeel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/info@blackcanadianman.com


In this episode, we talk and share with Janel C. Scarborough (star and co-producer) and Roger Dundas (co-producer) of the play, "Single Black Female". It is playing in Toronto from March 13 - 21 at the George Weston Recital Hall. For more information, please go to www.SingleBlackFemaleThePlay.ca.Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is coming to Toronto coming to Toronto for its annual convention from March 31st to April 4th, 2010.

In this episode, we are privileged to have Duncan Vignale share some of his story.Please feel free to email us at info@blackcandianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcandianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 7:55am EST

This episode features part two of a discussion on "Blacks and The Media".We again have with us Anthony Mair from Harlem Underground Restaurant (http://www.harlemrestaurant.com/underground/), Graham Wong - President of Urban DNA Communications (http://www.urbandna.ca/), Eldean Dickenson of the Wheatfield Financial Group and comedian Dred Lee.In this episode, we talk and share about various subjects such as: being a better citizen, what can Black men do to help Black youth and the challenges that young Blacks born in Canada face. Enjoy!!Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


This episode starts another first for The Vibe and Vegas Show. For a long time, we have wanted to do some roundtables on various subjects with Black men. This episode starts that journey. We talk about "Blacks and The Media" with Anthony Mair from Harlem Underground Restaurant (http://www.harlemrestaurant.com/underground/), Graham Wong - President of Urban DNA Communications (http://www.urbandna.ca/), Eldean Dickenson of the Wheatfield Financial Group and comedian Dred Lee.During the roundtable, we not only speak and share about "Blacks and The Media" but also "What does it mean to be Black?", "What is the Black community?", "Is there a Black political movement?". It is a great chat!! Enjoy!!We would like to thank the participants for taking time to share. We have recorded a number of sessions with different Black men in which we discuss various topics. The episodes will be posted in the upcoming weeks. Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

"Personal branding!" It is one of the hot items in today's world of self-development. We feel that there is no one better to explain and talk about "personal branding" than Ricardo McCrae.Ricardo is the sole owner of RicardoMcRae.com (http://www.ricardomcrae.com/) which is a leading web, design and branding company. RicardoMcRae.com helps companies gain competitive advantage with customers by developing creative and innovative solutions that get both reactions and results.Also, for the last 10 years, Ricardo also the force behind "Hook Me Up Rico" (http://www.hookmeuprico.com/). "Hook Me Up Rico" is a site where people sharing everything from jobs, tickets, free puppies, and movie passes to great restaurants, community events and news stories... You can contact Ricardo via his sites or via phone at (416) 944-3101.Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/info@blackcanadianman.com

Rochelle Dickenson is a parent-child advocate. She is the owner of a company called the Motivated Moms Club, as well as a trained mediator. She will be soon launching a new website centred around the concept of "It takes a village to accomplish great things" whether you are in Africa, the Caribbean, the U.S. or right here in Canada, she believes the concepts are universal. In addition, Rochelle has spoken to a wide variety of female audiences around health and wellness. She is also a licensed registered education savings plan representatives because studies have shown that many of societies' ills can be averted by unlocking the power of education and self. She may be contacted at 416.220.1547 or at info@motivatedmoms.ca Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/ info@blackcanadianman.com

"Are Black men still men?" We along with Dr. Geddes Clarke and Eldean Dickenson discuss this important question. Enjoy!!You can contact Dr. Clarke at:Email: dr.geddesclarke@gmail.comPhone: (647) 214-0288You contact Eldean Dickenson at:Email: info@wheatfieldfinancial.caPhone: (416) 416) 565-6520Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 10:37am EST

Health and wealth. These are two important aspects in life. In this episode, Dr. Geddes Clarke, a doctor of Naturopathy with his own business, "HEAL-THY-SELF" holistic health services and Eldean Dickenson from the Wheatfield Financial Group discuss the importance of health and wealth with Black men.Dr. Clarke's contact information is:Phone: (647) 214-0288Email: dr.geddesclarke@gmail.comMr. Dickenson's contact information is:Phone: (416) 565-6520Email: info@wheatfieldfinancial.caPlease feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegashttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/

In this episode, we talk and share with Mark Lewis. He talks about his long career in the information technology industry and the importance of owning your own career.You can find out more information on Mark at his website http://www.myspace.com/SchulichCISSPPlease feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


We had a great response to the episode that featured Clarence Haynes and Anthony Mair. Thanks so much for the feedback and comments!!In this episode, Mr. Haynes talks about diabetes and Black men. It is great listening. Thanks to Anthony and the staff of Harlem Underground for allowing us to record this special event. Enjoy!!Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


We recently mentioned that we had the opportunity to attend a great presentation by Dr. Dennis Kimbro in Toronto on January 29, 2010. We are pleased to offer you the presentation via audio for your listening pleasure. Please note that Mr. Kimbro's presentation was recorded with a portable MP3 recorder so the sound is not top notch. We were sitting right in front of Dr. Kimbro so the sound is okay. We would like to thank Robert Small of The Legacy Festival (http://www.thelegacyfestival.com/) for bring Dr. Kimbro to Toronto!! 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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


We have a Black/African History Month special!!!Recently,
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 9:10am EST

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, a great earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 hit the island of Haiti. It is estimated that 250,000 people were killed due to the earthquake. It is estimated that 1.2 million Haitians have been left homeless. In our first roundtable of 2010, we along with Ann-Marie, Leslie and Michael discuss the earthquake and what the future holds in regards to rebuilding Haiti.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 Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.comhttp://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/


It's tax time!! The time of year that everyone looks forward to!! Yeah right ...In this episode, we speak with Eldean Dickenson of the Wheatfield Financial Group about having the right mentality to create wealth. If you would like to contact Mr. Dickenson, here is his contact information:Phone: (416) 565-6520Email: info@wheatfieldfinancial.cawebsite: www.wheatfieldfinancial.caPlease feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com

Dwayne Morgan began his career as a spoken word artist in 1993.
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 1:46pm EST

Many Blacks would like to own a home but are not able to. Many Blacks are interested in becoming a real estate agent but are not aware of the process to become a real estate agent. Jason Dorsey, a Black real estate in Toronto, answers these questions during this episode. He also share his thoughts about the lack of support that he has received from the Black community. If you have any questions about real estate, please feel free to contact Jason via email at jason@dorseyhomes.comPlease feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.comGod bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com


January 20, 2010 was one year since Barack Obama was sworn in as the United States first Black president. We look back at his first year.Please 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: 5:54am EST

20X (2010) is here!! 2009 is done!! Before we closed out 2009, we had a roundtable with some friends. We took a look at 2009. Enjoy!!Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

It is the holiday season and this is time of year that many Black men enjoy a lot of food. But, Black men need to take care of their health during the holiday season and all year round.In this episode, we speak about Black men's health with Shaun Douglas and Rose-Ann Bailey of the Taibu Community Health Centre. If you have any heath questions, please feel free to contact the Taibu Community Health Centre:Telephone: (416)644-3539Fax: (416) 644-3542Email: info@taibu.caWebsite: www.taibu.caPlease feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com


We have been trying to interview Brandon Hay, the Executive Director of The Black Daddies Club, for a long time. The Black Daddies Club (BDC) 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. The BDC's mandate/guiding principles are:1. Develop a continuous support system for Black fathers to share their challenges and or experiences2. Host events featuring various speakers both high-profile and "everyday" people who can inspire and encourage positive practices for Black fathers and community members generally3. Work with the media to provide alternate images of Black fathersWe had the opportunity to speak with and to share with Brandon. He about how the history of the BDC, challenges that Black fathers face and about their upcoming event, "MONOGAMY...IT IS RELEVANT?" which is being held on Saturday, November 229, 2009 at The Strictly Roots Hair Salon at 154 Bathurst Street in Toronto, Ontario. The event starts promptly at 10 p.m. You can find out more information about this event and the BDC at their website, http://blackdaddiesclub.com/ .Please feel free to send us your comments, feedback and suggestions at info@blackcanadianman.com.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com

United States president Barack Obama recently won the Nobel Peace Prize. Did he deserve it? Myself and Vegas host a roundtable discussion on this issue. Enjoy!!Please feel free to send us a email at info@blackcanadianman.com.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 10:58am EST

On October 3, 2009, we spent the afternoon at The Jamaican Association Family Conference (JCA) "To Acknowledge, Strengthen and Support Families" in Toronto. We would like to thank the Jamaican Canadian Association for hosting us and having us as one of the sponsors of the event.In this episode, we had the opportunity to have some of the JCA's youth outreach volunteers talk about the importance of family. If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback, please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 10:55am EST

The weekend of September 12 and September 13 was quite a weekend for Black entertainment. First, during the women's finals of the recent United States Tennis championships, one of the best female tennis players, Serena Williams, went off on a lineswoman during the match. Then famous rap artist, Kayne West, critized Taylor Swift in public live about her winning a award during the MTV Music Awards. We welcome your comments, feedback and suggestions at info@blackcanadianman.com.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Dr. Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 10:52am EST

Can you believe it????!!!! The Vibe and Vegas Show is two years old!!!! We did our first show back on September 15, 2007. We would like to thank each and every one of you (all of our guests and listeners) for your support. We don't take it for granted. A special thanks to Harlem Restaurant!!! With you support, the show continues to grow. We look forward to growing the show with you. In this episode, we come full circle. We did our first podcast about Michael Vick back when he was being arrested and suspended from the National Football League. He is now free from his jail sentence and has been signed by the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. Myself and Vegas chat about Vick and other athletes who get in trouble with the law. As usual, we welcome your comments, feedback and suggestions. Feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Dr. Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 10:51am EST

Dr. Michael A. Haughton is an Associate Professor in the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University.
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 10:47am EST

I had a great opportunity come up last Saturday. I had the pleasure of interviewing the company manager of the stage production of the "The Harder They Come".


We have a roundtable discussion about relationship choices. Enjoy!!!
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 10:36am EST

This another show of firsts!!! It was the show that we have recorded at the "Harlem Underground Restaurant" at 745 Queen Street West in Toronto. It was the first time that the guests Michael Haughton and Michael Slocombe had met each other. It was the first time that we did a show on the importance of supply chain management. Enjoy!!!Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadiaman.com

During the last few years, we have seen many people lose their jobs and not get another one. These days, if you have a job, you should feel blessed. Claudette Thomas has been an career consultant for the last eleven years. We had the opportunity to talk and share with Ms. Thomas about her life and her current thoughts about and opportunities available in the current employment/career market. Ms. Thomas has been kind enough to provide her email address for you if you have any employment/career questions. Her email address is encourageed@hotmail.com.Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 8:30am EST

During the last few years, we have seen many people lose their jobs and not get another one. These days, if you have a job, you should feel blessed. Claudette Thomas has been an career consultant for the last eleven years. We had the opportunity to talk and share with Ms. Thomas about her life and her current thoughts about and opportunities available in the current employment/career market. Ms. Thomas has been kind enough to provide her email address for you if you have any employment/career questions. Her email address is encourageed@hotmail.com.Please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com


We have been trying to interview Brandon Hay, the Executive Director of The Black Daddies Club, for a long time. The Black Daddies Club (BDC) 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. The BDC's mandate/guiding principles are:1. Develop a continuous support system for Black fathers to share their challenges and or experiences2. Host events featuring various speakers both high-profile and "everyday" people who can inspire and encourage positive practices for Black fathers and community members generally3. Work with the media to provide alternate images of Black fathersWe had the opportunity to speak with and to share with Brandon. He about how the history of the BDC, challenges that Black fathers face and about their upcoming event, "MONOGAMY...IT IS RELEVANT?" which is being held on Saturday, November 229, 2009 at The Strictly Roots Hair Salon at 154 Bathurst Street in Toronto, Ontario. The event starts promptly at 10 p.m. You can find out more information about this event and the BDC at their website, http://blackdaddiesclub.com/ .Please feel free to send us your comments, feedback and suggestions at info@blackcanadianman.com.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com

Artist and innovator Robert Small was the creator of the Official Black History Month Poster and is the driving force behind the Legacy Festival, designed to inject a mood of excitement and energy into Black History Month. Recently, I had the opportunity to have a chat with Robert and have him share his story and his thoughts on the current state of Black leadership. Please feel free to contact us at info@blackcanadianman.com.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com
Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 9:24am EST

Artist and innovator Robert Small was the creator of the Official Black History Month Poster and is the driving force behind the Legacy Festival, designed to inject a mood of excitement and energy into Black History Month. Recently, I had the opportunity to have a chat with Robert and have him share his story and his thoughts on the current state of Black leadership. Please feel free to contact us at info@blackcanadianman.com.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com


In this episode, I continue my chat with Robert Small. We speak and share about the state of Black Canadian men.Please feel free to send us your comments, feedback and suggestions at info@blackcanadianman.com.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 10:00am EST

In this episode, I continue my chat with Robert Small. We speak and share about the state of Black Canadian men.Please feel free to send us your comments, feedback and suggestions at info@blackcanadianman.com.God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Originally broadcast on December 28, 2008 ... We chat about President Bush and his last days as President of the United States, Barack Obama's chances of becoming the first Black American president and the lack of Blacks in Canadian television. As always, please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com

This episode was originally broadcast on December 16, 2008 ...The Canadian parliament is at a standstill. As usual in poltics, each party is blaming the other for this situation. We chat with Nigel Barriffe about this crazy situation. As always, we welcome your comments, feedback and suggestions, please feel free to email us at info@blackcanadianman.com. God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegasinfo@blackcanadianman.com

Part two of a conversation that I had with Jonathan Shaw.
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Category:Citizen Journalism -- posted at: 7:24am EST