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Tribute to our Heroes Because Community Matters

On September 11 an opportunity to celebrate Egbert Gaye Community matters. Because whether we like it or not, community defines who we are and how we’re defined by society. And on Sunday, September 11, a cross-section of the Black and Caribbean community will gather at the Crowne Plaza Hotel to pay tribute to a group of men and women who have had a hand in firming up the foundation of what we have in place today. These men and women, some French-speaking, others English-speaking, come from all walks of life and have distinguished themselves by the impact they have had …

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Prime-time Performers for Tribute Evening on September 11

Contact Staff Those attending the Montreal Community CONTACT’s evening of Tribute to Community Builders are in for several treats, not the least of which will be the line-up of exciting performers that are on the card to add to the already colorful event. One of the highlight performances is expected to come from West Can Folk Performing Company, which over the past decade or so has established themselves as the cultural ambassadors of our community when it comes to dance and drumming as a showcase of Afro–Caribbean expressions. Whenever West Can hits the stage, the magic happens with the effervescence …

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Life-long Commitments to Building Lives

Pastor Joel and Mrs. Mrynelle-Sandra Anderson:an uplifting force at Montreal West Church of God of Prophesy By Egbert Gaye Up at the Montreal West Church of God of Prophecy, which is nestled just outside the de la Savane Metro, on the edge of Town of Mount Royal and Cote des Neiges, there seems to be a free flow of love sprinkling the congregation there. Ray Johnston, who has been at the church with his wife and family going on 30 years, acknowledges the “good vibes” and places it directly at the lap of two individuals, Pastor Joel Anderson and his …

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Tribute to our Heroes Because Community Matters

On September 11 an opportunity to celebrate Egbert Gaye Community matters. Because whether we like it or not, community defines who we are and how we’re defined by society. And on Sunday, September 11, a cross-section of the Black and Caribbean community will gather at the Crowne Plaza Hotel to pay tribute to a group of men and women who have had a hand in firming up the foundation of what we have in place today. These men and women, some French-speaking, others English-speaking, come from all walks of life and have distinguished themselves by the impact they have had …

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Prime-time Performers for Tribute Evening on September 11

Contact Staff Those attending the Montreal Community CONTACT’s evening of Tribute to Community Builders are in for several treats, not the least of which will be the line-up of exciting performers that are on the card to add to the already colorful event. One of the highlight performances is expected to come from West Can Folk Performing Company, which over the past decade or so has established themselves as the cultural ambassadors of our community when it comes to dance and drumming as a showcase of Afro–Caribbean expressions. Whenever West Can hits the stage, the magic happens with the effervescence …

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pastor &mrs Andersonjoel
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Life-long Commitments to Building Lives

Pastor Joel and Mrs. Mrynelle-Sandra Anderson:an uplifting force at Montreal West Church of God of Prophesy By Egbert Gaye Up at the Montreal West Church of God of Prophecy, which is nestled just outside the de la Savane Metro, on the edge of Town of Mount Royal and Cote des Neiges, there seems to be a free flow of love sprinkling the congregation there. Ray Johnston, who has been at the church with his wife and family going on 30 years, acknowledges the “good vibes” and places it directly at the lap of two individuals, Pastor Joel Anderson and his …

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One Additional hour for Mind, Soul and Spirit

CKUT 90.3 Fm’s flagship gospel show Contact Staff After 25 years of sharing songs of praise and words of inspiration with the community every Sunday morning, Montreal’s flagship Gospel music program, Mind, Soul and Spirit, now has an extra hour to spread the joy among its flock of loyal listeners on CKUT 90.3 FM. When it went on air on the morning of Monday, August 6, 1990 from 4:00 AM to 7:00 AM it was hosted by Chris Heron and Cyril Shomarie Callender and Saada Branker. It wasn’t long before it secured the Sunday morning time-slot between 7:00 AM to …

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NOW GO ON AND DISCOVER THE FARCE OF THE REAL BRAZIL

You witnessed all the pomp and circumstance, and competitions of the Rio 2016 Summer Games I watched with some interest part of the opening ceremonies of the 31st Olympiad down there in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But I wasn’t that taken by the proverbial “pomp and circumstance” of the opening ceremonies, which included one aspect of special interest to me: representation of Brazil’s Black people and the history of slavery, which is the why they are in that country (as well as other countries across the South American continent) in the first place. One of my reasons for watching that …

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Black Lives Matter and Basic Civics

For decades, Black activists have organized in response to police brutality, but part of the underlying reason for the visibility and nomenclature of the current Black Lives Matter movement is the fact that such problems have persisted, and even seem to escalate. The birth of the movement as a hashtag was somewhat precipitous, and to this day still remains somewhat of an enigma. Confusion swirls around what BLM really is, mainly because of its dual existence, both as a discrete national network of activists and at the same time as a much more amorphous movement focusing largely on police brutality. …

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