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Seven mature beauties vie to be Miss Elegance

Contact STAFF There is beauty and poise at any age. And it will come to the fore when seven mature  Montrealers take to the stage on Dec 9,  for a Beauty Pageant at Le Manoir in NDG. The women will be judged on talent, walk, and a question and answer segment. Organizers at Caribbean Promotions say the event  will celebrate the diversity of mature women and will be a move away from the traditional beauty contests that have been based on  preserving youth. It has been long thought that pageants are all about promoting physical appearances and  unrealistic female attributes.  …

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David Kalubi: Arrested then he dies

Family left confused after young Congolese man dies while in police custody Contact Staff Going on two months since David Kalubi died under suspicious circumstances while in police custody, family and friends are still waiting for official word from investigators. Dan Philip, head of the Black Coalition of Quebec, doesn’t expect much from Quebec’s Independent Investigations Bureau (BEI) that is looking into the case because of the usual veil of secrecy that surrounds the workings of the unit. “There is still so much that the family doesn’t know about why their son died, but sadly they may be able to …

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A demonized Robert Mugabe forced from office

Contact Staff The demonization of Robert Mugabe continues, even as the 93-year-old was ran out of office after 37 years as president of Zimbabwe, a country he helped to liberate in 1980 from the inhuman grip of minority rule and tyranny that kept his people subjugated and suffering for decades. Today, his people are besides themselves with jubilation after he was forced out of power by a limited military coup, followed by the threat of impeachment by the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front, the ruling political party he help to found and a small uprising by frustrated Zimbabweans. Sadly, …

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Peace Be With You

John 14:27 says: Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Peace. It doesn’t mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or challenges. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. Many times we look outside of ourselves for things that will bring us peace, but in reality… peace comes from within us. Until you decide to change what’s happening on the …

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DJ Serius is all about good music

He will be at Lavish 2017 Contact Staff There are reasons why Dan Callender why has become a much sought-after disc jockey on the Montreal dance circuit, and they all hinge on his love of music and his consistently professional approach in delivering it to his audiences. Call him DJ Serius. It seems inevitable that Dj Serius would emerge as the top music man. He is having been nurtured into the business at an early age by his dad Handy Andy, a calypsonian and singer of worth; his older brother Don Smooth, a leading deejay and radio host, and his …

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MTL Underground at Le Belmont on Dec.7

Contact Staff If you’re a fan of  the new army of local performers and the new vibes that they bring   then be at the at Le Belmont 4483 Blvd St-Laurent  on Thursday,  December 7, for the launch of  MTL. Underground Vol 1, presented  by Squash Comp.Com. It’s a Party and Album launch and there will be performances by several local artists  such as  BRH (Otages), Tito, Red Rum Records, XL, Deemy Twoseven, Visionary, Jessy-B, Sub Lucid, Scott Murray, Budda Child, Tokyo Kid, Shawn James, Stretch Monroe, Vinci Kobra, Merc Frosst, Dalton, Cross Faded, Scavenger Kal, Mad Axes, Reservoir Doggs, The …

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Charting the way forward for our community (Part 2 of 2)

Aging in an Age of Innovative Technologies, Global Changes to the Economic Paradigm, and Quebec’s Uniqueness By N Oji Mzilikazi Historical forces of power, racist ideologies, white supremacist education, racist attitudes and practices, and racial, economic and social exclusion accounts for Aboriginals and people of African descent as the premier impoverished and discriminated ethnicities in Canada. As noted in a 2011 report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Wellesley Institute, “a ‘colour code’ is keeping visible minorities out of good jobs in the Canadian labour market.” Things are worse off for Blacks in Quebec regardless of French …

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Holiday Events Nov 30, 2017

Toy Giveaway and Food at C’bean Paradise on Dec. 17 The Holiday cheer will be in full bloom at Caribbean Paradise  Restaurant on  Sunday, Dec 17  for their annual Christmas Toy and Giveaway Dinner. And the invitation goes out to all  Montrealers  to come and enjoy an afternoon of food, music together with all the joys of the season. A signature event in the community for the past several years, this fun-filled evening is open to all:  rich and poor; old and young.   It’s an opportunity  to share the warmth of the Holidays in a family atmosphere. Together with the …

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Valerie Plante takes over Montreal

Black candidates go down to defeat together with popular NDG/CdN mayor Russell Copeman and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre Contact Staff On November 16, Valerie Plante, a 43-year-old mother of two, takes the mayor’s seat at Montreal City Hall, becoming the first woman to hold the job in the city’s 375 year history after leading her party, Projet Montreal, to an unexpected sweep in the November 5, municipal elections. Plante defeated the highly favored Denis Coderre whose boasting of pulling Montreal out of decades of political corruption and ushering in its elevated economic standing fell on deaf ears as Montrealers cast …

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