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MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD ON OUR DIGITAL FUTURE.

NDG-based employment agency partners with German cultural centre in Montreal on a European Union project, giving young Canadians a chance to co-create international policy. Public participation is a right that is enshrined in most democratic constitutions and given to citizens across the world. This year, Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, the Goethe Institut of Montreal and Agorize have come together to give global youth a chance to shape policies and help build a digitally-inclusive society. Funded by the European Union, this clarion call is geared towards young people, 18 to 30 years of age, from Canada and Europe to team up …

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Dealing with COVID-19

Novel coronavirus is rapidly spreading fear around the globe Contact Staff There’s a lot to be concerned about. It has been two months since the world learned of the novel coronavirus outbreak crippling the city of Wuhan, the capital of the province of Hubei, in central China. And it wasn’t long before the flu-like respiratory illness, COVID-19, broke out of that country and began to wreak havoc around the world, infecting people in more than 60 countries, including in the Caribbean, with the region’s first cases showing up in the Dominican Republic as well as in St. Bartélemy and St. …

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Dominique Anglade seeking leadership with new vision of Quebec

Contact Staff Dominique Anglade is no stranger to leadership. As a highly-trained engineer who has functioned at the upper echelon in the industry and a well-respected political strategist; hers is a commanding presence in the corporate world, as well as in the political sphere. As one of the builders of the governing Coaltion Avenir Quebec, of which she served as president between 2012 and 2013, Anglade has become an imposing figure in Quebec politics. Now she’s well-positioned to take it to another level. Anglade is one of two people seeking the leadership of the Quebec Liberal Party for a chance …

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So much more to Playmas

Organization celebrates 20 years with a massive “A Taste of Tea” event on Sunday, March 8, Contact Staff Since Playmas Montreal Cultural Association was launched in 2000, it has propelled itself to the forefront of the cultural scene in our community, with a series of annual shows that reflex the story of Black and Caribbean people in this city. Founded as a masquerade band for the 2000 Carifiesta celebrations by the indefatigable Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, Playmas made an immediate impression with its presentation of “Shortknee Madness,” one of the biggest bands on the road that year. The association expanded into an …

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Reflections on Desmond Cole’s literary jewel

The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power. Doubleday Canada, 2020. Nonfiction. 246 pages. H. Nigel Thomas On the evening of February 12, 2020, I hurried from a talk I’d just delivered to Amnistie international to the bookstore Drawn and Quarterly, hoping to hear most of what Desmond Cole had to say about his book The Skin We’re In: A year of Black Resistance and Power. I think I heard about half of the answers he gave to Emily Nicholas, who was interviewing him. I was glad that I made the trip. Hearing Cole talk about the …

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Passion Playlist: Vycroy’s EP release on March 21

Contact Staff Vycroy is quickly taking his place among Montreal’s leading Hip Hop/Rap artistes. Six years on the scene, he has successfully fused his love of the genre together with his groundings in Christian music into a sound that he hopes will inspire a new generation of music lovers. The way he sees it is that he loves to rap and feels a stirring in his soul to use that God-given talent to uplift and encourage people. For him, it’s a calling. And [his] spirituality is at the centre of it all. “My love for Jesus is at the center …

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Spiritually satisfying while getting their jazz on

Priscilla Findlay and Guerschon Auguste: Gospel Meets Jazz Rosie Awori Fusing the sweet sounds of gospel and the groovy Jazz tunes can be expected in an extravaganza dubbed “Gospel meets Jazz.” It’s what two young Montrealers, Priscilla Findlay and Guerschon Auguste are promising to deliver in their upcoming show, what is expected to be an inspirational event in the city. The duo has been slowly making waves on the gospel circuit, locally and internationally. And with youth on their side they’re on course and moving in the right direction. Guerschon Auguste holds a degree in Jazz Interpretation from Université de …

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