Emar Mitchell

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Gregory Charles at the Royalmount Drive In Theatre

Contact Staff The internationally renowned Gregory Charles and his band will be the headline performers at much anticipated Dinner and Show Under the Stars–Benefitting the Miriam Foundation on Wednesday September 2 at the Royalmount Drive In Event Theatre . Charles, a musical livewire who performs in French and English has thrilled audiences across Canada and around the world, selling more than one million albums. He is son of the late Lennox Charles who was a dedicated community worker and one of the founders of Roots Cultural Association, a leading masquerade group in the annual Carifiesta parade. Charles and his band …

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Opening A whole new world of Black literature

WIBCA’s Black Girls Gather Book Club will help young readers discover and discuss new author ROSIE AWORI (Local Journalism Initiative) Dissatisfied with the reading choices offered to them as high school students in Quebec, two young west islanders Fabiola Ngamaleu Teumeni and Mariame Toure, decided to launch a book club for 12-18 year-old girls that would introduce them to Black authors and help them explore a new world of literature. The Black Girls Gather book club is being launched out of the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA), where Fabiola and Mariame together with a team of young women, all …

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LMRC’s Panel Discussion explores Systemic Racism

Submitted by the office of the LMRC In relation to the different consultation on racism held in Montreal in 2019, Lasalle Multicultural Resource Center with the support from Heritage Canada hosted a panel discussion on Systemic Racism on November 29th. Despite a Friday evening many packed the hall, enjoyed a sumptuous cultural cocktail and short films on systemic racism before the panel discussion begun. Dayna Dee Cozier a University Chemistry and Physics major made a compelling opening presentation citing that English Quebecers continue to feel marginalized and ignored by a system that has built its foundation on attempting to mask …

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Christina Gilead: 100 strong and still spunky

Aunty Christine has always been fiercely independent September 28, 1919…. Notable events of that day: Omaha court house lynching, the fastest major league baseball game ever played, 51 minutes, New York Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies at the Polo Grounds, and in Montreal Annie Gilead in her home was in labor delivering to the world the one and only, Christina Miriam Gilead, weight unknown, (even then, mother never divulged her weight or age. Proper girls just didn’t do that). Christina would never entertain that 100 years later it would be OK and that she would be proud to announce to …

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Gaining knowledge about your adversary

Prayer is the key… God is good. And just as God exists as a light in this world, there also exists a darkness. The ruler of this darkness is the father of lies, but the good God that I serve is the father of TRUTH. This ruler of darkness is the same one who tempted Adam and Eve to sin in the garden and through their sin brought evil into this world. An evil that is Governed by wickedness in high places. Wickedness is taking advantage of ignorant men and women. Of those who refuse to believe that there is …

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The award-winning Lee Daniels shoots THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY here

CASTING CALL: Hundreds of Black Montrealers needed as extras Rosie Awori The legendary Billie Holiday stands as one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, adored by fans across the world Since her death in 1959, her life story colored by her struggles with addiction, fame and heartbreaking love has been depicted in books and movies In the 40’s and 50’s jazz was often called “the black man’s music” and according to many of the feds’ memos the lives of the jazzmen and women “reek of filth.” And it was suspected that all jazz musicians were under the influence …

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Canadian students must know the meaning of Genocide

No longer can we hide: During a speech in the House of Commons in 1948, Sir Winston Churchill changed the quote of George Santayana when he (said) paraphrased, “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” In 1944 Raphael Lemkin a Polish-Jewish lawyer, sought to create a new term to describe Nazi policies as the systematic murder of Jewish people. He used the ancient Greek word genos (race, tribe) and the Latin cide (killing) to come up with the new word, “genocide.” It has become apparent that genocide and the steps/antecedents that lead to it are …

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Excelling in the classroom and in the workplace

Isaiah Joyner: cops Concordia University Institute for Co-operative Education’s Student of the Year Award Egbert Gaye For much of his time at high school and college, Isaiah Joyner’s mom, Heather Tyrrell, wouldn’t allow him to work, not wanting him to be distracted. It worked. Allowing him to blaze a trail of excellence during his time at Westmount High School where he won a laundry list of awards and commendations, and at Dawson College where he cemented himself on the Honor Roll every year between 2014 and 2016. Today, the 22-year-old 3rd year Finance major at Concordia University has come full …

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How Are You Coping?

Life isn’t static; it doesn’t just stand still for us. Life is ever changing and we have to learn how to adjust to those inevitable changes. We have to learn to accept what is, let go of how things used to be, and have faith in the future possibilities. You may not be able to change your circumstance, but you certainly can change how you respond to the circumstance and you can change what you have the power to change. Virginia Satir said, “Life is not what it’s supposed to be. It’s what it is. The way you cope with …

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