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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: HERE AND NOW

Rosie AWORI On January 29, a cross-section of Montrealers gathered at Salon Urbain, Place des Arts for the launch of Black History Month 2020. at the Place des Arts. It was organized by The Round Table on Black History Month and kicks off with events and activities showcasing the presence, contributions and achievements of Blacks in Montreal, across Canada and around the world. Those gathered for the launch heard messages from Michael Farkas, president of the Round Table and from Deputy Mayor of Montreal Sterling Downey on behalf of Mayor Valerie Plante. The theme of this year’s celebration is Here …

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Carla Beauvais turns advocacy and organizing into empowerment

Contact Staff The way Carla Beauvais sees it, Black History Month comes as a reminder for us as a community to get our act together: to reflect and figure out ways to build for the future. “I see it as a platform for us to take a moment to think creatively, and maybe organize ourselves for the rest of the year,” says Beauvais who has been the coordinator of the Round Table on Black History Month for the last 12 years. She says every time February rolls around, it should remind us of how much work Black people still have …

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Koffee’s Blessings From on High

The youngest and the first female solo act to win the Grammy for the Best Reggae Album Contact Staff Probably it’s too much of a cliché but here goes: It’s safe to say that Koffee, is now the toast of Jamaica That love was cemented on January 26 ceremony when at the Staples Center in Los Angeles the 19-year-old singer out of Spanish Town, became the youngest and the first female solo act to win the Grammy for the Best Reggae Album. She did it with her debut EP Rapture , which carries five powerful tracks: “Blazing,” “Raggamuffin,” “Rapture,” “Throne” …

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: HERE AND NOW

Rosie AWORI On January 29, a cross-section of Montrealers gathered at Salon Urbain, Place des Arts for the launch of Black History Month 2020. at the Place des Arts. It was organized by The Round Table on Black History Month and kicks off with events and activities showcasing the presence, contributions and achievements of Blacks in Montreal, across Canada and around the world. Those gathered for the launch heard messages from Michael Farkas, president of the Round Table and from Deputy Mayor of Montreal Sterling Downey on behalf of Mayor Valerie Plante. The theme of this year’s celebration is Here …

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Carla Beauvais turns advocacy and organizing into empowerment

Contact Staff The way Carla Beauvais sees it, Black History Month comes as a reminder for us as a community to get our act together: to reflect and figure out ways to build for the future. “I see it as a platform for us to take a moment to think creatively, and maybe organize ourselves for the rest of the year,” says Beauvais who has been the coordinator of the Round Table on Black History Month for the last 12 years. She says every time February rolls around, it should remind us of how much work Black people still have …

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Koffee’s Blessings From on High

The youngest and the first female solo act to win the Grammy for the Best Reggae Album Contact Staff Probably it’s too much of a cliché but here goes: It’s safe to say that Koffee, is now the toast of Jamaica That love was cemented on January 26 ceremony when at the Staples Center in Los Angeles the 19-year-old singer out of Spanish Town, became the youngest and the first female solo act to win the Grammy for the Best Reggae Album. She did it with her debut EP Rapture , which carries five powerful tracks: “Blazing,” “Raggamuffin,” “Rapture,” “Throne” …

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Mamba Mentality Lives On

Rosie Awori Let’s remember Kobe Bryant. The 6 foot 6 inch scoring machine was the first guard to be drafted from high school into the NBA in 1996 as the 13th overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets. He went on to play 20 seasons, all of them with the Lakers, and scored 33,643 points, which ranks him fourth on the all-time NBA scoring list. On January 27, at 10am local time near Calabasas, Los Angeles, the NBA giant was among eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, killed in a helicopter crash In Montreal just like the world over, family, …

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2020

Lots of talk, yes, but does anyone care, is anyone listening…? With all due respect to the civil rights icon, anyone and everyone born in the decades of the 1940s to ‘70s, all now 50- to 60- and early 70-something year-olds, should be quite familiar with him, and to varying degrees well-schooled in his historic socio-political exploits… [Before continuing, let me hasten to add that several years ago I was in the presence of a group of Black people, including a Black gentleman who at the time was in his late 70s, and was being interviewed about growing up in …

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Remember the words of Dr. King Jr. and embrace your value

As we are in the second month of the year, the month that has been dedicated to Black history, we must talk about our story. As a Black race, we must make an effort to attack the racism within our own race. We must appreciate the colour(s) of our skin and the diversity of our race. Whether black-skinned, light-skinned, brown-skinned, dark-skinned, medium brown, light brown or yellow-skinned, we are all God’s creations. We are wonderfully made by the skilled master craftsman, God himself, therefore we must stop labeling skin color. Some will compliment the smooth, rich, even tone of the …

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