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Inspiration continues to flow 30 years later

By Egbert Gaye From Day One, on August 20, 1990, Mind, Soul & Spirit was meant to touch the hearts of Montrealers. When Christopher Heron brought the then two-hour show to the airwaves at CKUT 90.3 FM on the morning of August 20, 1990, he wanted to share with listeners the inspirations and joy that he felt with Gospel music. “I just wanted to share with others my love-affair with the music and to expose it,” he told the CONTACT, just outside the studios of the McGill University-based station, soon after coming off-air on the morning of Sunday, January 5. …

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Damien Sneed’s We Shall Overcome coming to Place des Arts

By Egbert Gaye As a young boy growing up in Augusta, Georgia, Damien Sneed felt a strong connection to Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights icon who was born about two hours and 15 minutes away in Atlanta. “I’ve always seen Martin Luther King Jr., as a genius that was a global voice for justice,” says Sneed, who wrote more than his fair share of reports and features on his idol in the classroom and in churches as a young man. “I’m not sure that people value what he did for the world.” It’s not surprising then that Sneed—who …

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Our Literary Giant Nigel Thomas to receive MLK Jr. Award

Rosie Awori Kicking off this years Montreal’s Black History Month celebrations, will be Black Theatre Workshop’s vision 2020 gala which serves to pay homage to outstanding Black artists who have sought to bring growth and depth to the arts in Canada, while celebrating the vision of growth, solidarity and unity inspired by the great historical and contemporary figure, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and this year, H. Nigel Thomas will be awarded for his work in literature as an outstanding author, academic, and essayist: “A prophet is not without honor except in his own community, I must admit this feels …

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Inspiration continues to flow 30 years later

By Egbert Gaye From Day One, on August 20, 1990, Mind, Soul & Spirit was meant to touch the hearts of Montrealers. When Christopher Heron brought the then two-hour show to the airwaves at CKUT 90.3 FM on the morning of August 20, 1990, he wanted to share with listeners the inspirations and joy that he felt with Gospel music. “I just wanted to share with others my love-affair with the music and to expose it,” he told the CONTACT, just outside the studios of the McGill University-based station, soon after coming off-air on the morning of Sunday, January 5. …

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Damien Sneed’s We Shall Overcome coming to Place des Arts

By Egbert Gaye As a young boy growing up in Augusta, Georgia, Damien Sneed felt a strong connection to Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights icon who was born about two hours and 15 minutes away in Atlanta. “I’ve always seen Martin Luther King Jr., as a genius that was a global voice for justice,” says Sneed, who wrote more than his fair share of reports and features on his idol in the classroom and in churches as a young man. “I’m not sure that people value what he did for the world.” It’s not surprising then that Sneed—who …

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Our Literary Giant Nigel Thomas to receive MLK Jr. Award

Rosie Awori Kicking off this years Montreal’s Black History Month celebrations, will be Black Theatre Workshop’s vision 2020 gala which serves to pay homage to outstanding Black artists who have sought to bring growth and depth to the arts in Canada, while celebrating the vision of growth, solidarity and unity inspired by the great historical and contemporary figure, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and this year, H. Nigel Thomas will be awarded for his work in literature as an outstanding author, academic, and essayist: “A prophet is not without honor except in his own community, I must admit this feels …

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Ethics Committee rules that police racially profiled Kenrick McRae

After multiple stops and alleged harassment Rosie Awori “This time, the (justice) system worked. And it’s the best Christmas present I ever received.” After years of complaining of harassment by the Montreal police, Kenrick McRae has found vindication. It came In late December, in a 31-page ruling, the Quebec’s police ethics committee ruled that the Montreal police officers, Constables Christian Benoit and Philippe Bernard-Thomassin unlawfully arrested McRae, a Black man, and two years ago in what was a racially motivated intervention. Constables Benoit and Bernard-Thomassin were found guilty of 16 police ethics violations stemming from an interaction with Kenrick McRae …

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Quebec’s values test is insulting and dangerous

Quebec premier Francois Legault and his governing Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) party are playing games with peoples’ well being as they try to score political points with their base. That’s exactly what the new Quebec values test comes down to: creating an environment of arbitrary fear and hatred towards immigrants. We know that it’s not something that’s unique to Quebec because despots and wanna-be political strongmen the world-over, including the bad-boy just south of the Canadian border, have been making a perceived threat from immigrants central their belligerence and hate-filled rhetoric. So it has been with Mr. Legault and the …

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A NEW YEAR, SAME BATTLES…?

Perhaps… But ‘vigilance’ remains the operative word as people go about the business of making a difference in the community in their individual way. So the ‘year-that-was’ is now that: over. Those so inclined celebrated by rounding out the ‘teens’ decades when the clock struck midnight and the ‘long hand’ ticked its way into 2020.’ No more whining years, just hard numbers going forward into the third decade of the 21st century. Doing my ‘end-of-year’ reflection one thing stuck in my mind, the dogged determination of one Kenrick McCrae, who had been in an ongoing fight with the Montreal police …

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