The Dr. Vibe Show

On May 5, 2011, the second annual "Stand Up - Young Men's Conference" conference will be held at George Brown College at 290 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, Ontario from 9 a.m. To 3 p.m. Gary Crossdale is the principal of Lord Dufferin public school in Toronto, Ontario. Gary along with Ainsworth Morgan is one of the organizers of the conference. Gary talks and shares about some the challenges that Black boys encounter with the public school system, the history of "Stand Up! Young Men's Conference", memories of last year's conference, what to look for at this year's conference and the importance of legacy for Black men. Please note that we will be using various forms of social media for this event. We will will be sending tweets, sending out messages via our show Facebook Fan Page, recording interviews and streaming some of them live and for later broadcast and other stuff. Here is how you can follow us during the conference: Twitter: http://twitter.com/vibeandvegas or @vibeandvegas ... please feel free to "Like" our God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, Vibe and Vegas info@blackcanadianman.com


Reigning calypso monarch of Canada, Macomere Fifi (Eulith Tara Woods) will stage her first concert in eight years in Toronto on Saturday May 7, 2011 at the Cecil Street Community Centre. The show aptly titled, "Mother and Daughter" takes its cue from Fifi's classic calypso of the same name. Fifi burst onto the calypso scene in 1998 when she captured the calypso monarch of Canada title, the people's choice, and went on to win the first ever Calypso Queen competition in Canada that same year. A longstanding member of La Petite Musicale Toronto, Fifi began singing with this legendary choir immediately after moving to Toronto in 1987. When in one of the choir's theatrical productions she played a character named Macomere Fifi, this name stuck on her and it was not a difficult decision to adapt this moniker for her calypso career. Fifi's achievement is myriad, having copped the Miami Calypso Monarch title on four occasions, Canadian Calypso Monarch, Pan Kaiso Monarch, Canadian Soca Monarch, Calypso Queen , in addition to capturing such special prizes as People's choice on numerous occasions. Joining Fifi for this momentous Mothers Day Eve concert is her daughter, Lavonne 'Mandy' Woods who has been making quite a name for herself on the Canadian urban music scene. Last year, Mandy was awarded two Canadian Reggae Achievement Awards for Single of the Year and Best Female Vocalist. During this interview, Macomere Fifi talks about growing up in Tobago and signing in the choir, why she came to Canada (a twenty three year holiday and still going strong), why she has started performing again after not performing for eight years, ; the most special award that she has received and why is she performing with her daughter. To purchase tickets and reservations call 416-750-1764 Ext 1 or Glenda at
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Glen Antoine Palmer is the man behind The Gentleman's Standard - Sophisticated Perspective For The Distinguished Man Of Color. The Gentleman's Standard was awarded as a "Blog To Watch - Winner - Judges Vote" by 2010 Black Weblog Awards . Glen was regarded as one of the "30 Black Bloggers You Should Know" in a recent article in "The Root ". Glen lives and was born in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in a single parent household in which his mother and grandmother taught him morals and positive values. During our interview, Glen talks and shares about various subjects including how is girlfriend at the time who is now his wife influenced him to start The Gentleman's Standard , ; how he taught himself how to set up his site and what the blog is all about, some game changing moments for The Gentleman's Standard , how he programs and manages the site on his own while working full time and being married, the core message of The Gentleman's Standard , his thoughts on the current state of Black men and the future of The Gentleman's Standard . If you would like to touch base with Glen, here is how:Web Email: 76classic@gmail.com 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.comPodcast Twitter"The Vibe and Vegas Show" Facebook Fan PageiTunes

Winston "Stone" Ford is the owner and CEO of . The Couch Sessions is the premier online destination for alternative urban music and culture. The online magazine, created in 2005, covers emerging artists in hip-hop, R&B, electronica, house, rock, and all things in between, and has attracted tech savvy and progressive music lovers from around the world who are seeking new, underground and underheard talent. The Couch Sessions attracts visitors from over 20 countries. During our interview, Winston talks and shares about various subjects such as what is was like growing up in ; grew up in Tuskegee, Alabama (an all black town) and going to an all white high school allowed him to diversify his musical tastes, taking part in protests in college because the college radio station would not play hip hop, his stint doing political blogging, the story behind The Couch Sessions and how it can into being, the current state of music, the current state of Black men and Blacks and the future of The Couch Sessions. Oh yes, Winston tells us what is hot these days (one of the groups is from Toronto!). To touch base with The Couch Sessions ... (we like it lots!!!): Winston's email address: stone@thecouchsessions.com


Roland Rogers is the CEO of (The Soul of Sports) at The Black Athlete Sports Network. ; was founded in early 1999 by four individuals who harbored a vision for a site anchored in sports that will be the definitive place on the Internet to find coverage of Black athletes, and Black involvement in sports at all levels. Roland was born in Buffalo, New York and has lived in New York City for over thirty years. He is an astrologer and is interested in history. During our interview, Roland talks and shares about shares the history behind , why most media don't provide in depth coverage of Black athletes, the current state of the Black athlete, provides his opinion on various issues from the NFL strike to Tiger Woods (he shares a very interesting story about Tiger Woods), his thoughts on Black athletes getting involved in the Black community, the state of Black men in America and the future for . If you would like to contact Roland, here you go: Email: ceo@blackathlete.com 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 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


Kenneth Williams is a young black man who lives in Los Angeles who has just launched his first business, , on April 12, 2011. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and now lives in Los Angeles. During our interview, Kenneth talks and shares about his past from background in automotive, spending time in the military (Air Force) for four years and working in web development for other companies before going out on his own with . He talks about what he is doing to market , the future of social media, digital technology, the benefits for Blacks if they get involved in the internet age, how you sign up for , what his first day of business was like and what he sees as the future is for . Kevin also feels lack of passion and direction is the biggest challenge facing Black men. You can contact Kevin via:

This interview marks a first for the show. It is our first interview with someone who lives outside of North America. Alexander Mushroe is a young Black man who lives in London, England. He is in his last year of university where he is studying Marketing and Psychology. He is also studying Japanese. Alexander was born in England but spent most of his youth in Zimbabwe. Alexander shares with us memories of his youth, the current conditions for Black men and Blacks in general in England. He is also operates Black History UK (Twtiter: @blackhistoryuk).He tells us the story behind @blackhistoryuk, what he sees for the future of @blackhistoryuk and what he loves about social media and the digital economy. To keep up with Alexander, go to: Twitter: @blackhistoryuk Facebook: ; http://www.facebook.com/amushore 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


Faces By Pureness (Elizabeth Taylor), is a Toronto professional makeup artist with experience in Bridal makeup and hair, Fashion, Photography, TV, Film, Video, Celebrities, Wedding, and Special Occasions. We provide on location beauty services throughout Toronto and the GTA, Markham, Pickering, Thornhill, Brampton, York Region, Woodbridge, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Mississauga, and Hamilton. During the interview, Faces By Pureness shares a bit of her background, why she got into business in a already competitive marketplace, the "gamechanging moment" when she decided to become an entrepreneur and the challenges in the first few years in business. She also talks about various men's skin care topics such as what makes Black men's skin different, ingrown hairs, acne, shaving, waxing, facial scrubs, pedicures and the growing men's care market and general skin care tips for men. You can keep up with Faces By Pureness via: Web: Facebook: Email: makeup@facesbypureness.com or contact@facesbypureness.com Twitter: Linkedin: Phone: (647) 456-4099 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

This episode features a roundtable on important topic: Black men's health. The participants are: Ray Crockrel, author of "What's Up With The Brothers?" (http://www.amazon.com/Whats-Up-Brothers-ebook/dp/B003O2SCN8 ). For more information on Ray, please click on the following link: http://www.bullhorngypsy.com/bullhorn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58&Itemid=64. To listen to our interview with Ray, please click on the following link: http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/vibe-and-vegas-show-ray-crockrel-whats-up-with-the-brothers/ Walker Tinsdale from Healthy Black Men (http://healthyblackmen.org/) is a dynamic online health and lifestyle magazine for ;black men. Please click on the following link to listen to our interview with Walker: http://thevibeandvegasshow.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/vibe-and-vegas-show-walker-tisdale-healthyblackmen-org/ Colin Jobe (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/colinsedge ) David Blackman lives in Toronto The panelists talk and discuss various issues, challenges and experiences in regards to Black men's health and Black health in general. 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


Are you wondering what social media is all about? Don't have a Facebook page? Don't know what a tweet is? Are you Linkedin? Ricardo McRae (http://www.ricardomcrae.com/ ) and Gloria Roheim (http://gloriaroheim.com/ ) are teaming up again to offer you an affordable, fun and easy way to get ahead with social media for only $25.00 (wow!!) on April 30, 2011. During our interview, Ricardo and Gloria talk about their upcoming seminar, "Social Media Simplified", that is being held on April 30, 2011 in Toronto. Please click on the following link to find more details and how to register for their seminar. Please note that the capacity for the seminar is fifty people. If you attend, you won't ; regret it!!http://www.gloriaroheim.com/workshops/social-media-simplified/ (Link for details on "Social Media Simplified" workshop) 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


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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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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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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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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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
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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 EDT

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 EDT

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