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M-city Solo Back Like he Never Left

His album shows his creative sounds. His single “Slow Wine” is contagious Rosie Awori – LJI REPORTER Montreal knows him as M-city SOLO (born Khalyil Rouse Bakel) has been on the local music scene for a little more than a decade before taking a brief hiatus. Now he says he is ready taken a deep dive back into the music industry, a place where his underlying passion lies. And he is coming back with some lifestyle changes. He says fatherhood has changed him and has refined his vision of the world and is the inspiration for his new body of …

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Toronto’s G-98-FM goes into receivership. Sale might mean end of Black owned and operated station

Petition launched to keep FM license in the hands of the Black community By Egbert Gaye Aubrey Clarke, remembers the day in 2001, when he strolled into the offices of Flow 93.5 Canada’s first Black-owned radio station to collect on a prize that he had won and meeting an executive who introduced him to the prospects of a career in media sales and marketing. “Flow, as a Black owned and operated radio station opened doors to the industry not only for me but to dozens of others in our community, providing opportunities for us to get involved at different capacities” …

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M-city Solo Back Like he Never Left

His album shows his creative sounds. His single “Slow Wine” is contagious Rosie Awori – LJI REPORTER Montreal knows him as M-city SOLO (born Khalyil Rouse Bakel) has been on the local music scene for a little more than a decade before taking a brief hiatus. Now he says he is ready taken a deep dive back into the music industry, a place where his underlying passion lies. And he is coming back with some lifestyle changes. He says fatherhood has changed him and has refined his vision of the world and is the inspiration for his new body of …

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Toronto’s G-98-FM goes into receivership. Sale might mean end of Black owned and operated station

Petition launched to keep FM license in the hands of the Black community By Egbert Gaye Aubrey Clarke, remembers the day in 2001, when he strolled into the offices of Flow 93.5 Canada’s first Black-owned radio station to collect on a prize that he had won and meeting an executive who introduced him to the prospects of a career in media sales and marketing. “Flow, as a Black owned and operated radio station opened doors to the industry not only for me but to dozens of others in our community, providing opportunities for us to get involved at different capacities” …

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Prime Minister Trudeau makes landmark announcement of $121 million to assist Black businesses impacted by COVID-19

Black Entrepreneurship Program first of its kind in Canada Egbert Gaye Black businesses across Canada stand to benefit from an initiative recently announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau totaling about $221 million aimed at helping entrepreneurs access capital and support for new and existing companies. The prime minister heralds the Black Entrepreneurship Program as the first of its kind in Canada saying it will “help support Black entrepreneurs and create new opportunities for Black-owned businesses, so they are well-positioned for our economic recovery.” The program hinges on three pillars: • The National Ecosystem Fund, which will assist Black business owners …

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THE DUAL PANDEMIC IN THESE TOXIC TIMES

Novel THOMASCoronavirus COVID-19 and Racism: Call it a double socially-impacting whammy for Black people… In her historic vice-presidential nomination acceptance speech the night of Wednesday, August 19, Kamala Harris stated, “There is no vaccine for racism…” Harris hit the proverbial [political] nail on the head. Racism, by virtue of its multi-ple manifestations as we see and understand it in America has been at the core of that society since the nation’s existence, and continues to impact the first pri-mary imported euphemistic labour force in a most deleterious way multiple gen-erations on. The Democratic party’s vice-presidential nominee’s speech that night was …

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Let’s talk about mothers who are present

Children learn more from what you are, than from what you teach: W.E.B DuBois. There is an urgent need to talk about issues that are staring us in the face. After all you know that I am all about progress for the race and the community as a whole, so I have got to tell the truth regardless of whose ox it gores. I am fully aware that raising children is not an easy task; however, I hope that the single parent in the home raising the children that they are conscious of the messages they are conveying. Recently, I …

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