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BTW Calling On Young Artists

Gloria Mitchell-Aleong and Victor Philips award can lead to bigger things   Rosie Awori   The Black Theatre Workshop is issuing a call for nominees for their Young and Emerging Artist Awards, which will be presented at the Annual Visions Celebration Gala on February 2, 2019. The financial incentives include the Gloria Mitchell-Aleong Award and the Victor Philips Award the latter was named in honor of the Described as the father of Black theatre in Montreal, Phillips dedicated three decades to the promotion of the art form in the city, and was one of the founders of the Negro Theatre Guild. …

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Skeete wants to change the conversation in Quebec

New Head of  The Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers is proud of his heritage    Egbert GAYE Heaped with the responsibility of maintaining the Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers as an important link between the Anglophones community and the newly elected Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government, Christopher Skeete feels primed for the job. “The challenge is for English speakers in the province to see themselves as full-fledged Quebecers,” he says. “After so many decades of acting as saviours of Canada in the struggle between the Liberals and the Parti Quebecois, one federalist, the other separatist, Anglophones have been …

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Meet Cornwall’s first female mayor. She’s Black

Bernadette Clement is a former Montrealer with roots in Trinidad and Tobago Egbert GAYE Twenty-seven years ago, Bernadette Clement, a former Montrealer, finished her studies at the University of Ottawa and landed her first job as a lawyer at the Legal Clinic in Cornwall. Never did she expect that in November 2018 she’d be getting ready to occupy the Mayor’s chair as the first Black person to occupy the office in Ontario’s easternmost city. She is also the first female of color to serve as mayor in any municipality in that province. On October 22, Clement swept into office with …

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BTW Calling On Young Artists

Gloria Mitchell-Aleong and Victor Philips award can lead to bigger things   Rosie Awori   The Black Theatre Workshop is issuing a call for nominees for their Young and Emerging Artist Awards, which will be presented at the Annual Visions Celebration Gala on February 2, 2019. The financial incentives include the Gloria Mitchell-Aleong Award and the Victor Philips Award the latter was named in honor of the Described as the father of Black theatre in Montreal, Phillips dedicated three decades to the promotion of the art form in the city, and was one of the founders of the Negro Theatre Guild. …

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Skeete wants to change the conversation in Quebec

New Head of  The Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers is proud of his heritage    Egbert GAYE Heaped with the responsibility of maintaining the Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers as an important link between the Anglophones community and the newly elected Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government, Christopher Skeete feels primed for the job. “The challenge is for English speakers in the province to see themselves as full-fledged Quebecers,” he says. “After so many decades of acting as saviours of Canada in the struggle between the Liberals and the Parti Quebecois, one federalist, the other separatist, Anglophones have been …

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Meet Cornwall’s first female mayor. She’s Black

Bernadette Clement is a former Montrealer with roots in Trinidad and Tobago Egbert GAYE Twenty-seven years ago, Bernadette Clement, a former Montrealer, finished her studies at the University of Ottawa and landed her first job as a lawyer at the Legal Clinic in Cornwall. Never did she expect that in November 2018 she’d be getting ready to occupy the Mayor’s chair as the first Black person to occupy the office in Ontario’s easternmost city. She is also the first female of color to serve as mayor in any municipality in that province. On October 22, Clement swept into office with …

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Exploring our place in Quebec and Canada

Contact STAFF Six Montrealers of diverse  experiences will explore issues surrounding migration, community and rootedness in what is expected to be a lively and informative roundtable discussion at the UNIA Hall on November 16, from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. The event is hosted by Logos Readings and will include contributions with the assistance of  Quebec Arts Council. • Leila Marshy: novelist and founder of the Friends of Hutchison Street,  an organisation that promotes dialogue between Hasidic and non-Hasidic neighbours. • David Austin: professor at John Abbott College, and author/editor of several books that focus on literary and political issues. …

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Goals? But It’s Only November

You’re probably wondering why I’m talking about goals in November. We are all a work in progress, and it’s never too early to begin changing the things in your life that aren’t working for you. If you don’t want the next year to be the same as this year, you’re going to have to do something different. There are so many ways that you can make subtle changes in your life but it starts with a decision and a plan. Don’t wait until January 1st to think about what you would like your next year to look like; you have …

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Jewish murders in the synagogue: How Should Blacks Respond?

A Caucasian man, Robert Bowers, 46, walks into a Jewish synagogue in Philadelphia and kills 11 Jews, shoots four police officers, exits, gets arrested, gets into a police car totally unscathed. On the converse, a Black adult or adolescent brandishes a gun (or what is thought to be a gun), reaches for his cell phone, runs or drives away from the police, does not shoot anyone, and yet in seconds he is lying on the ground, shot dead or slumped lifeless in his car. The recent active shooter is not the first non-Black American mass murderer and shooter to be …

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