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Dayle King’s Next Chapter

Renowned dance instructor and choreographer active as ever now that she has turned 60. She will be recognized on Friday, February 17 Contact Staff There’s something intriguing about Dayle King: the way she looks … the way she moves. “Nothing special,” she says in a recent telephone interview. “Just a lot of self confidence and the way I choose to carry myself.” And she has decided to take it to another level now that that she has turned that magic number of 60. “I can’t tell you how excited I am to get to my 60th birthday and begin this …

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The Forgotten Angel of the Battle of the Bulge

Remembering Augusta Marie Chiwy By J. Leblanc Augusta Marie Chiwy was born in 1921 in Burundi. She was the daughter of a Belgian veterinarian and his Congolese wife. When she was 9 years old she moved to Bastogne, her father’s hometown located in Southeast Belgium. On May 10, 1940, Belgium was invaded and occupied by Nazi Germany. During the long occupation Augusta went to nursing school, and after graduating worked in a hospital in the city of Louvain, about 160 km from Bastogne. On June 6, 1944, allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy in France and fought their …

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Warren Allmand was a good man

Novel Thomas Longtime Liberal MP Warren Allmand died on Wednesday, December 7. He was 84. For over 30 years, Allmand served at all political levels—federally, provincially and municipally. An indefatigable champion of human rights and other social justice issues he fought for the issues that were close to his heart uncompromisingly. Allmand’s commitment to social justice was seeded at a young age during the Great Depression; it was a period that helped to nurture his comprehension of humanity and served him in good stead in his adult life, and more specifically throughout his political life. A lawyer by profession, Allmand …

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Christmas with Zina Cantave

The holiday season is in full swing and marks the beginning of many celebrations, from office parties to family gatherings and several other events. On December 18th, pop/rnb singer artist Zina Cantave will be hosting a must-attend Christmas concert. We recently sat down with her to give our readers some details about the show. Community Contact: What motivated you to present this upcoming show? Zina: Other independent artists. Watching them work hard and going forward with what they love to do motivated me to work as hard and do something to let people know that singing is not just a …

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Sean Henry: taking his place on Montreal airwaves

After years on the small-market beat   Egbert Gaye Maybe because there’s a marked under-representation of Blacks and other minorities in newsrooms across Canada, there’s a tendency in our community to celebrate those who’ve made it and hold them up as role models. So it should be with Sean Henry. But there’s another reason why we have to be proud of the 38-year-old CBC radio and television weekend anchor and general reporter: he’s good at his job. Not surprisingly Henry, who returned home to Montreal only four years ago after first a three-year tenure with Global Television in Quebec City …

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Professor Adelle Blackett continues along her path of excellence

Named as a Canada Research Chair Contact Staff More evidence that McGill University Law professor,  Adelle Blackett is a global leader in her in her field of studies comes with her appointment as a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Transnational Labour Law and Development. The position as stated in  program’s website  is part of a Canadian government initiative that established 2000 research professorship at 76 universities across the country as part of a  national strategy “to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development.” The program invests about  $265 million per year “to attract and …

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The Next Level for These Two Entrepreneurs

Driven by John C. Maxwell’s quote: “teamwork makes the dream work” Contact Staff Dawn Sealey and Stacie Merriman are both convinced that they are a perfect business match. You see, not only are they both driven by a passion for everything that has to do with hair: from styles to products to trends, they also share a commitment to succeed as entrepreneurs. In fact, that’s why Sealy walked away from a secure paycheck from her hospital job, which she held for close to 30 years, to launch Kemse Beauty Supply about 2½ years ago in the West Island. Same thing …

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Bob White 1935-2016

He Walked with Kings and Vagabonds Egbert Gaye For many years Bob had a message that he wanted to be known, far and wide: “When I die,” he said, “tell them to bury me with my face down so everyone can kiss my ass.” He carried his irreverence as a shield to protect himself in a society where injustice and alienation are commonplace. But Bob, born Robert White, was not going to be anybody’s victim, not in Montreal, where he was born and bred and walked the streets with kings and vagabonds. In fact, he fashioned a life that allowed …

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Montrealer Chris Heron writes on Joyful Noise

Local Writer earns breakthrough on BET flagship show Egbert Gaye As one of the lead writers behind Joyful Noise, BET’s recently launched gospel music hour, Montreal gospel maven Christopher Heron is among a privileged group responsible for continuing the station’s tradition of offering viewers inspirational Sunday morning programing. Heron, long-serving host of CKUT 90.3 FM’s Mind Soul and Spirit, and writer and editor at Black Gospel.Com, a leading online portal for the industry, says the show’s management recognized that he “had the proper skill-set” to fit the position. “After more than 20 years at various levels in the industry here …

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Family and friends gather for Louise Samuel’s 97th

Relatives and friends came from far and wide across Canada to be with Louise Malvina Phillips Samuels as she celebrated her 97th birthday at home in the Ville St. Pierre area, which she shares with her daughter Saundra and her husband Chuma Anierobi and their son Osita. Among those gathered for the grand event was Louise’s other daughters Dianne, Roberta and Carrie, together with her granddaughter Louisa and her sister Florence Ivy Lorenza Phillips. And there was a multitude of other relatives on hand, including nieces and nephews. Born on October 10, 1919, in the area known as the Plateau, …

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