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Uptown Concert to help Primary School in Jamaica

  Rosie Awori   On January 26, three of Montreal’s top gospel performers will be lending their voices to help students at Denham Town Primary School in Kingston, Jamaica.   Zina Edwards, Sophia Sinclair-Campbell and Mark Henry, will be performing at a concert at the Jamaica Association of Montreal proceeds will go towards providing helping students access eye examinations and towards the purchase of computers for the school. , Sophia Sinclair-Campbell has over two decades of entertaining experience across North America. Her music has touched and empowered millions. She says icons such as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Shirley Caesar and …

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Jamaica, meet Menelik Nesta Gibbons, call him “Don Dada.”

South African star with multi-platinum record. One of the first artistes on the continent signed by Tuff Gong Distribution   Egbert Gaye   This February, when much of Jamaica will be engulfed in events to mark what would be the 74th birthday of Bob Nesta Marley, the celebrations will hold special significance to Menelik Nesta Gibbons, a South African singer who carries a musical link with the reggae legend. Late 2018, Menelik, known as Don Dada, is a multi-platinum selling hip-hop artiste who lived much of his life in South Africa and recently became the first African artiste to join …

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Festival Queen: Fabienne Colas came, saw and conquered

BTW’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award 2019 goes to a cultural livewire Egbert Gaye The quotes on her website say it all. “It has taken Fabienne Colas five years to do here (in Quebec) what it would sometimes take most Haitians 30 years to accomplish.” — Dany Laferrière Those sentiments were compounded by bestselling author and entrepreneur, Stedman Graham who stated that: “Fabienne (Colas) is blessed with so many TALENTS and helpful to so many people. The world needs that energy and determination.” Today, 15 years since she planted her stake in Quebec, Fabienne, the young and enterprising go-getter …

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Uptown Concert to help Primary School in Jamaica

  Rosie Awori   On January 26, three of Montreal’s top gospel performers will be lending their voices to help students at Denham Town Primary School in Kingston, Jamaica.   Zina Edwards, Sophia Sinclair-Campbell and Mark Henry, will be performing at a concert at the Jamaica Association of Montreal proceeds will go towards providing helping students access eye examinations and towards the purchase of computers for the school. , Sophia Sinclair-Campbell has over two decades of entertaining experience across North America. Her music has touched and empowered millions. She says icons such as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Shirley Caesar and …

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Jamaica, meet Menelik Nesta Gibbons, call him “Don Dada.”

South African star with multi-platinum record. One of the first artistes on the continent signed by Tuff Gong Distribution   Egbert Gaye   This February, when much of Jamaica will be engulfed in events to mark what would be the 74th birthday of Bob Nesta Marley, the celebrations will hold special significance to Menelik Nesta Gibbons, a South African singer who carries a musical link with the reggae legend. Late 2018, Menelik, known as Don Dada, is a multi-platinum selling hip-hop artiste who lived much of his life in South Africa and recently became the first African artiste to join …

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Festival Queen: Fabienne Colas came, saw and conquered

BTW’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award 2019 goes to a cultural livewire Egbert Gaye The quotes on her website say it all. “It has taken Fabienne Colas five years to do here (in Quebec) what it would sometimes take most Haitians 30 years to accomplish.” — Dany Laferrière Those sentiments were compounded by bestselling author and entrepreneur, Stedman Graham who stated that: “Fabienne (Colas) is blessed with so many TALENTS and helpful to so many people. The world needs that energy and determination.” Today, 15 years since she planted her stake in Quebec, Fabienne, the young and enterprising go-getter …

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Community stalwart NANCY MACKENZIE to receive BTW’S award

Novel Thomas In Montreal’s Black community the name Nancy Mackenzie has been spoken of for generations. Those who have met and come to know her speak positively and proudly of the person; others have never met her, but readily admit to hearing of her Black and extra-community initiatives. It comes as no surprise then, that after her many years of grassroots work Nancy Mackenzie’s name is among the list of recipients at Black Theatre Workshop’s 2019 Vision Celebration Gala. She will be honoured with the Dr. Clarence Bayne Community Service Award. Always soft-spoken and humble, Ms. Mackenzie admits to being …

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Did I have a nice holiday Christmas season, you ask?

Well… Yes, I did. But that’s old news right now. With a little more than eleven months to go before we do it all over again, that’s truly a long, long stretch to cover. But as the saying goes, “good things come to those who wait.” I can. It’s a new year new year, 2019, so here we go again. Let’s put Christmas behind us. It will come again to be enjoyed, so long as we do all the necessary things (whatever they may be) to stay healthy. That done we will make it to December 2019 and do the …

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The troubling relationship between Blacks and police

An entire community under constant suspicion in the eyes of officers whose perceptions are colored mostly by racism and ignorance…. Accusations of abuse and lingering distrust continue to define the troubling relationship between the Montreal police department and our community. It seems to be an almost weekly routine for a Black person to be in the news as a victim of heavy-handed treatment by police officers, with their complaints usually treated with scant disregard by those in authority, either in the department or their political bosses. Here and there, one or two might be granted a cash award for their …

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