Emar Mitchell

About the Author Emar Mitchell


Community News

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 …

Read more 0 Comments
News

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 …

Read more 0 Comments
Community News

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 …

Read more 0 Comments
Commentaries

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 …

Read more 0 Comments
Commentaries

A Backwards Move

By Dr. Alwin Spence Back off Mr. Minister, back off Mr. Premier. Bad laws, even if supported by the majority, are still bad laws The city councillor from Ville d’ Anjou was upset because she had to subject herself to medical treatment from an ophthalmologist who was wearing a hijab. The ophthalmologist did her job and the treatment seemed to be fine. For the councillor, the professional should not have been wearing the hijab because she is in a position of power. What gives the professional power? Is it the hijab or the Diploma of competence in her field? I …

Read more 0 Comments
Community News

AUDREY DUBOIS HARRIS JOINS TMC FOR MUSICAL TREAT

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – Just seven years after announcing her presence on the international music circuit, Montreal based Audrey Dubois Harris continues to thrill audiences here and afar. That’s why music lovers are in for a treat on June , when she joins the Toronto Mass Choir and Herve for that much-anticipated concert at Evangel Pentecostal Church. Harris is a Miami native and a graduate of The Julliard School in New York is an International Classical Artist whose multi-genre style is a profound melding of opera, classical, jazz, sacred, inspirational and gospel music. Her mastery of her craft has mesmerized audiences …

Read more 0 Comments
Community NewsEvents

Every performer a winner at Monnaie-Money

Kathleen Charles, The Fitz-Patrick Sisters, Loyal-T, Equilibrium Juniors and Rhythm stood tall… Contact Staff On Saturday, February 23, audiences at the annual Monnaie-Money show were treated to a spectacular event at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, Concordia University Loyola Campus, celebrating its 9th anniversary. The annual showcase of youth talent in Montreal kicked off   Black History Month 2019 in fine style with a line-up of stirring performances from young dancers, singers, rappers, spoken-word artists and musicians. They all shone brightly, but a few distinguished themselves enough to end up in the winners row. Standing tall among them all was spoken …

Read more 0 Comments
Caribbean NewsCommunity News

Remembering Ken Professor Philmore

Contact STAFF The steelband world lost an icon with the passing of Ken Professor Philmore on the morning of Sunday, September 30 at the San Fernando General Hospital in south Trinidad. Six days before on the night of Trinidad and Tobago Republic Day, ‘Pro’ was injured when his SUV over-turned on the highway as he was making his way back home after performing at an event in San Fernando.   He was thrown out of the vehicle and admitted to the hospital with broken ribs and punctured lungs. He died of a cardiac arrest.   The 58 year-old stood as …

Read more 0 Comments
Commentaries

There is power in the word of God to change your world

The spoken word can shape your life and frame your world. Readers, there is a reason why God called himself “The Word.” He is the living word. There is also the written word and the spoken word. Death and life are in the power of your tongue. Our creator, God, rules the universe with the spoken word. The Bible is the written word and it is a manual for everyone; yet, it is sad to say that many have never taken the time to read that powerful life-manual. Genesis 1 verse 1 tells us that Earth was empty and void …

Read more 0 Comments