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Community News

The Harassment Continues: That Friday night with the police

Kenrick McRae, former Guyanese Assistant Superintendent of Police tells of his continuing run-ins with the Montreal police department Contact Staff It has become a cliché about Black men driving expensive looking cars being harassed by the police, but for Kenrick McRae of NDG, it’s a reality he lives almost every day… yes he says: “almost every day.” That’s since he bought his Mercedes Benz ML500. McRae, a former assistant superintendent with the Guyana Police Constabulary, says the stops have become so routine that on every occasion before he gets into his vehicle, he would walk around and make sure everything …

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Angelique
Community News

BTW’s Angelique at Segal Centre

History Continues Contact Staff With Black History Month 2017 behind us, Black Theatre Workshop continues the journey by bringing the story of Angelique, an enslaved Black Woman to the stage at the Segal Centre. The story which centers on Marie Josephe Angelique’s tumultuous life as a slave and showed that she was bought for companionship, sexually exploited, physically abused by a jealous wife, was a forced sexual partner with another slave, and involved in a love triangle which lead to accusations of arson and her eventual torture and death. The fire that Angelique was accused of setting destroyed much of …

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ONR March 9
Entertainment

On The Record March 9, 2017

Miles Davis brought Jazz to the next level “Everything’s Beautiful” – Miles Davis & Robert Glasper – Columbia Records After emerging as a side-men with greats such as; Coleman Hawkins, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, Davis began his career as a bandleader with mixed results from the critics. Davis, however was never one to be too concerned with critics or for anyone who didn’t care for his music for that matter. He was too busy getting ready to change the face of popular music, even through what was to soon become a niche genre in music at the time …

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Commentaries

Walking the Minefield

A social analysis and critical perspective on organizing in the Black communities of Montreal By Clarence S. Bayne A social activist and active local politician in frustration once said to me, ” Trying to work with the Black communities is like walking through a mine field.” Some of us might take exception to this statement and reach for a defensive weapon which Yvonne Sam has recently, and aptly, described in a Community Contact article as “denial.” But some of us who refuse to be ruled by fear live this experience constantly. The Black community of Montreal has developed a tradition …

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Commentaries

Who’s Taking Care Of You?

Are you tired, stressed out, beat down? Life can be extremely hectic. No doubt, the struggle is real. The question is: Have you been taking care of yourself? We only get one chance at this gift called life and we need to cherish it. So… when you’re weary take some time to rest, refresh and renew yourself, your body, mind and spirit. And then you’ll be able to move forward with strength and vitality. Take a little time to just relax and take it easy even if it’s only for a few minutes a day, and appreciate the little things. …

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Commentaries

Black People: You Have No Birth Record!

Roger A. Muhammad We just finished our celebration of Black History Month in February. As I’ve stated in the short video I filmed as a laureate of the 2017 Black History Month calendar, the irony about this month is that it is the shortest month of the year to celebrate the longest history, in history. Moreover, the history being highlighted during this celebration tends to focus on very recent accomplishments of Black People within the narrow realm of North American and European civilization. In other words, the history being discussed deals with what we have accomplished inside the society of …

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Commentaries

Religion: A Blessing Or A Curse?

By Peter Bailey The New Life Poet From what I could ascertain from various sources of information, the meaning of “God” is as follows: Divine, a being to worship, a supreme being seen as an omnipotent (all powerful) creator and ruler of the universe. Nature created the universe and nature is all-powerful and it is everywhere. If one were to call nature God, then in my view they would be correct. Nature created life and destroys life; it does these things because that is the nature of the universe. It does not do those things intentionally. It is man who …

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Divas
Events

Tribute to the Divas

Awards, music and fashion flavored the evening Contact Staff The packed hall in the main Ballroom at 6767 Cote-des-Neiges Road, in the Cote des Neiges/NDG Borough On Sunday, March 5, was a-buzz with the power of the event as Playmas Montreal Cultural Association celebrated women around the world with “A Taste of Tea and All That Jazz,” paying tribute to seven outstanding women of song and stage for their achievements and contributions to the cultural landscape of Quebec and Canada. The event was made even more special because it was designated an official event of Montreal’s 375th Anniversary celebrations. Russell …

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Special Features

REDBARREL LAUNCHES FOOD TRANSFER SERVICE TO HAITI WITH FREE DELIVERY

Customers benefit from up to 45% savings on online purchases of food and household items RedBarrel, an e-commerce business powered by Digicel, announced a new free delivery service for food and household items purchased online by customers in the Haitian diaspora for their loved ones back home in Haiti. RedBarrel’s free delivery service is made possible through a partnership with Jaco Transfer, Haiti’s leading online supermarket and can be accessed at https://jacotransfer.redbarrel.com/. The partnership will also see customers benefiting from a savings of up to 45% on their purchases of food, electronics and household as well as construction items via …

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Church News

Church Events March 9, 2017

Guest Day at Mtl Deliverance Church of God 7th Day Montreal Deliverance Church of God 7th Day invites Montrealers to their Community Guest Day on March 25 from 1:00pm – 3:30pm. Sister Beverly and her team are calling on the faith community to join them  in  worshipping  the Lord and sharing lunch at 4020 Grand Blvd They also invite you  to come with a Psalm or to learn some songs or give testimonies or have discussions about God “All are invited to come and be blessed” (514) 736-0650 Visit our website: deliverancechurchofgod7thday-montreal.net WI Prayer Group’s  C’bean breakfast Phyllis Bennett West …

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