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Montreal Came Out and Celebrated

By Contact Staff The evening unfolded with warmth and grace. And at the end, Mr. Osborne Allen, founder of the Cote des Neiges Child Care Centre, who was one of the recipients of the Community Builders Awards, stopped to tell one of the organizers: “One of the best events I’ve seen in the community in all my years in Montreal… thank you man.” And with that he took off in his slow, deliberate, way and waving it off as the organizer hailed: “No… thank you.” On Sunday, September 11, the community gathered at the Crowne Plaza on Cote de Liesse …

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Race and politics will be part of the drama

The Montreal International Black Film Festival brings Barack and Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou and Black Lives Matter to a screen near you. All will be Breathtaking Egbert Gaye The way Fabienne Colas sees it, everyone committed to diversity and justice for all is obligated to lend a voice to the cause. So this year she is using the spotlight of The Montreal International Black Film Festival to focus on issues of race, inequality and the elevation of human rights. “Today, more than ever, we want to challenge the many inconsistencies, inequalities, and injustices that still claim many victims. Colas, president …

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Hymn to Freedom Concert on Sept. 21

Oliver Jones, Audrey Dubois Harris, Norman Villneuve on stage On Wednesday, September 21, Montrealers should flock to Union United Church for what will be one of the best musical concerts for 2016. And they should get there early for what should surely be a sold out event. Here’s why: The line up of performers includes five internationally acclaimed musicians who now call Montreal home.  The event will be headlined of course, by the great Oliver Jones on piano. And the theme hinges on one of Oscar Peterson’s seminal compositions, “Hymn To Freedom,” which he wrote in 1962 for his Night …

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Montreal Came Out and Celebrated

By Contact Staff The evening unfolded with warmth and grace. And at the end, Mr. Osborne Allen, founder of the Cote des Neiges Child Care Centre, who was one of the recipients of the Community Builders Awards, stopped to tell one of the organizers: “One of the best events I’ve seen in the community in all my years in Montreal… thank you man.” And with that he took off in his slow, deliberate, way and waving it off as the organizer hailed: “No… thank you.” On Sunday, September 11, the community gathered at the Crowne Plaza on Cote de Liesse …

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Race and politics will be part of the drama

The Montreal International Black Film Festival brings Barack and Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou and Black Lives Matter to a screen near you. All will be Breathtaking Egbert Gaye The way Fabienne Colas sees it, everyone committed to diversity and justice for all is obligated to lend a voice to the cause. So this year she is using the spotlight of The Montreal International Black Film Festival to focus on issues of race, inequality and the elevation of human rights. “Today, more than ever, we want to challenge the many inconsistencies, inequalities, and injustices that still claim many victims. Colas, president …

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Hymn to Freedom Concert on Sept. 21

Oliver Jones, Audrey Dubois Harris, Norman Villneuve on stage On Wednesday, September 21, Montrealers should flock to Union United Church for what will be one of the best musical concerts for 2016. And they should get there early for what should surely be a sold out event. Here’s why: The line up of performers includes five internationally acclaimed musicians who now call Montreal home.  The event will be headlined of course, by the great Oliver Jones on piano. And the theme hinges on one of Oscar Peterson’s seminal compositions, “Hymn To Freedom,” which he wrote in 1962 for his Night …

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Robin needs a foster home

BATSHAW CHILDREN NEEDING HOMES   Robin is a 7 year old boy for whom Batshaw Youth and family Centres are seeking a long term foster home. Challenged by ADHD and a history of emotional abuse, he is sometimes anxious and often has tantrums and frustrated outbursts, when he feels that he is not being heard or the game had not gone the way he envisioned. These situations result in conflict with his peers and adults. However, he responds well to clear rules and consistency. Robin struggles academically and will need support and supervision with his homework. He needs patient foster …

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RATCHETING UP THE PRESSURE

It’s the 21st century phase in Black peoples’ continuing fight for Civil Rights and what’s right […] Social construct, racial profiling, psychological effects, stereotypes; genocide: cultural and racial; demeaning; systemic structural racism… Those are just some of the descriptors used by University of Victoria professor, Dr. Charlotte Loppie, director of the School of Public Health and Social Policy. She was a guest on the September 4 edition of CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition. Dr. Loppie was speaking on the history of First Nations people in Canada, with particular reference to the murder of Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Native man who was …

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IT’S NOT AS HARD AS YOU THINK

People and The Right Ingredients equals success Everybody in the barbershop was vibrating on a high frequency. The regulars of the Ways and Means Committee were talking about the speech Member of Parliament Marc Miller made on behalf of his very good friend, Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. If he weren’t preoccupied with the nation’s business that evening, he would’ve been at the CommunityCONTACT gala. What a night… what a celebration! Professor said, “Political attaché Lisa Montgomery was seen talking with Oliver Jones and Olympian Wayne Yearwood. And some of the organizers were overheard singing McFadden and Whitehead’s big …

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