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Local hip-hop artiste CJ Flemings: Something New

Newly signed with Warner Records, his sound is bold and exciting Rosie Awori Montreal songwriter, producer and rapper CJ Flemings has been steady on the musical grind for much of his young life, and it seems as if his dedication will eventually pay off and the world will get to know his music up close and personal. He recently achieved what so many other Montreal artistes have been striving for over the past several decades when he landed a record deal with Warner Music. Something he attributes to patience and practice, saying that he kept on releasing music and EPs …

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EMSB in Trusteship. Jennings in charge

Contact Staff Marlene Jennings, who in 1997 became the first Black woman elected to Parliament in Canada, was tasked by Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge to serve as administrator of the English Montreal School Board, which was placed under trusteeship by the Quebec government on November 6. Her appointment comes in the midst of a drawn-out conflict between the Coalition Avenir Quebec government and administrators of the school board, whom it accused of poor governance and irregularities in the awarding of contracts. The accusations stemmed from a report delivered to Roberge following an investigation he launched into the EMSB earlier this …

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BCQ wants M$171 in profiling case

Contact STAFF The Black Coalition of Quebec has attached a figure to its class-action lawsuit against the City of Montreal for racial profiling, abuse of authority and other injustices carried out by the police against visible minorities. Dan Philip, executive of the BCQ says the $171,000,000 that the organization is demanding is justifiable because of the high number of Montrealers who have been victimized by the police. “As we have seen from the recent report by those two researchers, more visible minorities than we anticipated have been victimized by the police and many of them are coming forward to be …

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Local hip-hop artiste CJ Flemings: Something New

Newly signed with Warner Records, his sound is bold and exciting Rosie Awori Montreal songwriter, producer and rapper CJ Flemings has been steady on the musical grind for much of his young life, and it seems as if his dedication will eventually pay off and the world will get to know his music up close and personal. He recently achieved what so many other Montreal artistes have been striving for over the past several decades when he landed a record deal with Warner Music. Something he attributes to patience and practice, saying that he kept on releasing music and EPs …

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EMSB in Trusteship. Jennings in charge

Contact Staff Marlene Jennings, who in 1997 became the first Black woman elected to Parliament in Canada, was tasked by Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge to serve as administrator of the English Montreal School Board, which was placed under trusteeship by the Quebec government on November 6. Her appointment comes in the midst of a drawn-out conflict between the Coalition Avenir Quebec government and administrators of the school board, whom it accused of poor governance and irregularities in the awarding of contracts. The accusations stemmed from a report delivered to Roberge following an investigation he launched into the EMSB earlier this …

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BCQ wants M$171 in profiling case

Contact STAFF The Black Coalition of Quebec has attached a figure to its class-action lawsuit against the City of Montreal for racial profiling, abuse of authority and other injustices carried out by the police against visible minorities. Dan Philip, executive of the BCQ says the $171,000,000 that the organization is demanding is justifiable because of the high number of Montrealers who have been victimized by the police. “As we have seen from the recent report by those two researchers, more visible minorities than we anticipated have been victimized by the police and many of them are coming forward to be …

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COMMUNITY urged to reach out and touch THE CAREY FAMILY

Fund raising “baby shower” on Friday Nov. 22 Rosie Awori In the spirit of togetherness, several individuals and community groups are getting together to extend a hand to a family here, a refugees from the hurricane-stricken island of the Bahamas. The Carey Family–husband Howard, his eight-month pregnant wife Sonovia and their five children–was forced to abandon their home in the Grand Bahama after Hurricane Dorian devastated the island in September. They lost everything they owned and some of their relatives were killed. Their story of survival was first published by the CONTACT two weeks ago and since then many members …

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THE CHERRY-GRAPES FLAVOUR HAS SOURED

No More Flashy Saturday Night Outfits on CBC – For Now I am no hockey fanatic by any stretch; but there was a time when I did watch hockey – a lot, but never played the game. In my younger years I looked forward to weekends, especially Saturday night. It meant tuning in to CBC television for Hockey Night In Canada; a bunch of us (old school friends) regularly got together to enjoy games featuring les Canadiens de Montreal while chomping on pizza and guzzling some brand of beer. It was a nice time to be a hockey fan back …

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Why Forgive?

I recently spoke to someone who said that they would “never forgive,” a particular person. This person seemed particularly angry, bitter, and just plain miserable as they shared their feelings with me. Forgiveness is a tough one, especially when you’ve been really hurt by someone or by a circumstance; but the thing about it is if you choose not to forgive you will be the one that suffers. To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you – L.B. Smedes Colossians 3:13 says: Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends …

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