Emar Mitchell

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Entertainment

On Soca, Reggae, Jail and Carnival…

First and foremost, I would like to wish all Community Contact readers a Happy and prosperous New Year. I believe 2018 is definitely the year of hope and good things to come, as it is evident in both the Dancehall and Soca/Carnival arena. Hope is seeing the light in spite of being surrounded by darkness. Is this the year both Vybz Kartel and Buju Banton are released from prison? After a 17-years absence in the Road March race, can Iwer George take it this year? International Chutney Soca Monarch Competition was cancelled until the Government stepped in to help. We …

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Community NewsLife & Style

Be Like Don

 Montreal’s Cultural Icon to receive BTW’s Martin Luther King Jr. Acheivement Award Melissa Murphy As the year comes to an end, Montrealers cast their eyes forward to Black Theatre Workshop’s annual VISION Celebration, which has become a signature event held early in the new year and also serves as a lead into Black History Month. Next year’s commemorative event, the 32nd annual staging, becomes even more special because the honorary recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award is a Montreal cultural icon, Don Jordan. The acclaimed actor and dancer was all class as he shared a few gems …

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