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Jekalyn Carr at Hellenic Center on August 11

Contact Staff Jekalyn Almonique Carr has been on the road to success and stardom the day she decided to dedicate her life inspiring others with her music and her ministry. By the time she was 11, she made the decision, and with the full support of her parents embarked on the journey that would become her life. At 15, she started to make her mark with her first Billboard top 5 single, Greater is Coming, from her debut studio album by the same name, which reached No. 3 on Billboard Gospel Albums. She went on to snag a Stellar Award, …

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Caribana 2018: Beautiful costumes, Salah Steelband Academy and Carnival Kingdom

Contact Staff   Thousands of revelers took over the Lakeshore in downtown Toronto on Saturday, August 4, in a spectacular showcase of the music, color and excitement of carnival, as the city celebrated   the 51st staging of Caribana. The celebration got underway early in the day with several dignitaries in attendance including newly elected Premier Doug Forde, and Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders. It attracted well over 250,000 spectators from across North America and beyond. About a dozen masquerade bands and four steelbands took to the Lakeshore before parading in front of the judges at Exhibition Center in Ontario Place. …

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Dan Philip still on the frontlines

“Every generation faces their own problems. I can’t say for certain that this generation is interested in confronting the problems we face today.”   Egbert Gaye On a hot summer day, Dan Philip, head of the Black Coalition of Quebec was sitting in his office on Decarie reading a recent article by Richard Martineau published in the Journal de Montreal. Of course, he and his organization came in for a lot of slag from Martineau who fancies himself a columnist and a commentator as he muses on the legitimacy of advocacy groups such the BCQ. “Dès qu’il y a un …

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Jekalyn Carr at Hellenic Center on August 11

Contact Staff Jekalyn Almonique Carr has been on the road to success and stardom the day she decided to dedicate her life inspiring others with her music and her ministry. By the time she was 11, she made the decision, and with the full support of her parents embarked on the journey that would become her life. At 15, she started to make her mark with her first Billboard top 5 single, Greater is Coming, from her debut studio album by the same name, which reached No. 3 on Billboard Gospel Albums. She went on to snag a Stellar Award, …

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Community NewsToronto Caribana

Caribana 2018: Beautiful costumes, Salah Steelband Academy and Carnival Kingdom

Contact Staff   Thousands of revelers took over the Lakeshore in downtown Toronto on Saturday, August 4, in a spectacular showcase of the music, color and excitement of carnival, as the city celebrated   the 51st staging of Caribana. The celebration got underway early in the day with several dignitaries in attendance including newly elected Premier Doug Forde, and Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders. It attracted well over 250,000 spectators from across North America and beyond. About a dozen masquerade bands and four steelbands took to the Lakeshore before parading in front of the judges at Exhibition Center in Ontario Place. …

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Community NewsLife & Style

Dan Philip still on the frontlines

“Every generation faces their own problems. I can’t say for certain that this generation is interested in confronting the problems we face today.”   Egbert Gaye On a hot summer day, Dan Philip, head of the Black Coalition of Quebec was sitting in his office on Decarie reading a recent article by Richard Martineau published in the Journal de Montreal. Of course, he and his organization came in for a lot of slag from Martineau who fancies himself a columnist and a commentator as he muses on the legitimacy of advocacy groups such the BCQ. “Dès qu’il y a un …

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Why Rue Delisle should become Rue Daisy Peterson-Sweeney

The hope is that when Montreal mayor Valerie Plante categorically dismissed the option of naming a street after beloved music teacher Daisy Peterson-Sweeney, she did not take the time to properly consider why the symbolic recognition is the right thing to do for an outstanding Montrealer and for our community. Ever since Plante’s predecessor, Denis Coderre, promised on August 16, following her death, that Peterson-Sweeney’s contributions to Montreal will not be forgotten, there has been an air of expectation among family members and many in the community. The hope was that Rue Delisle, where the historic Union United Church is …

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SEEKING A HAVEN

Of Relevant Cultural Spiritual Food And Social Comfort There I was going about my business when Fate intervened, stopping me in my tracks for a brief conversation. Fate is a committed and involved member of Union United Church. And as conversations are wont to go, one subject invariably led to another, the church, and “your absence…” Well I haven’t been that absent I told Fate. My last two appearances were for the closing ceremony of Heritage Week, an annual weeklong Union celebration. It once was a well-attended cultural event at the church, both opening and closing Sundays. But times and …

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The power of sacrifice

Every great man and woman must know about the power of sacrifice. John 3:16 states: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son to the world.” This is the true meaning of sacrifice. Many are destroyed for the lack of knowledge concerning sacrifice and sacrificial giving. There are physical sacrifices and there are spiritual sacrifices and to become a great leader you need to know and understand the power of sacrifice. To become an outstanding worker or celebrity of any kind, you must be willing to pay the price. The poor and lazy do not like …

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