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The knowledge to confront autism

Montreal mother wrote the book as a way  to help her family and other dealing with the disease BY: Rosie Awori “Before I had my son, I never knew what autism was, I doubt I had even heard the term autism or autistic,” explains Dr. Sazini Nzula as she reflects on her extraordinary parenting journey. When she and her husband welcomed their bundle of joy, they were not prepared for the way their lives were about to change. “I noticed my son wasn’t doing things at the regular pace of some of his peers, he took a while to eat …

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Jamaica National Expo 2018: Networking, business opportunities and more for the Jamaican-Canadian community at Pearson Convention Centre and Ruby Foo’s

Contact Staff   It’s a networking opportunity unlike any other available these days, when thousands of Canadians gather in Toronto and Montreal for the Jamaica National Expo 2018, a massive exhibition of businesses and professional services connecting Jamaican-Canadians with their homeland and Diaspora communities. Jerrold Johnson, chief representative officer, in the JN Canada Representative Office, said the Expo is a great opportunity for those persons who are interested in investing in, or expanding their businesses to Jamaica, or want to explore current real estate offerings and access well-needed services. Now in its second year, the Expo will be staged at …

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Park School on April 29 Young WEST CAN performers on Show

At Westmount Park School on April 29 Contact Staff It has become one of the most anticipated cultural events in our community, when the young dancers, singers and drummers of West Can Folk Performing Company get on stage fort their annual recital. Over the last couple of years that they have been staging this show, the youthful performers have always been at the top of their game entertaining the consistently sold-out audiences that show up for these events. Expect the same on April 29, at Westmount Park School, when the Class of 2017-18 takes to the stage to showcase to …

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Born To Rise: April 21 at Loyola

Aiesha Robinson’s continuing crusade against vetiligo and other human adversities Contact Staff Aiesha Robinson remembers too well those dark days after she was diagnosed with vitiligo (a disorder caused by the absence of melanin in certain areas of the skin, which leads to irregular shaped white spots on different areas of the body.) She was 18 at the time and says it was devastating. “I felt as if I was in a dark space with no one to turn to… no one to help me get out of it,” she recalls. “I wouldn’t want anyone to experience that kind of …

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Donette returns to Montreal on April 21

New Album in Hand… ‘Bask in His Glory’ By Rosie Awori From the moment she launched her first album, Ultimate Source, five years ago, Donette Thompson-Hall’s star has been on the rise on both the national and international circuits. The Toronto native, famously dubbed “rare diamond,” lives up to this title as a vibrant singer who ministers fully under the power of the anointing, allowing God to take full control. Her voice carries power and a definite testament to intimacy with her heavenly father. Since she arrived on the Gospel scene, she has found great success and received many awards, …

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Brunch at Lincoln’s Sunday, April 22

Best way to welcome Spring 2018   Contact Staff On Sunday, April 22, all roads lead to Lincoln’s Cuisine at 1497 Dollard in LaSalle (next to Ramdass Foods), which is steadily gaining popularity for its Sunday Brunch. The menu for this treat promises to be mouth-watering and will feature everyone’s favorite, ackee and saltfish. But host Patricia Dawkins is offering an expanded table with many other Jamaican brunch specials such as   callaloo and saltfish, pickled mackerel and liver, all of which will be served with green bananas, fried breadfruit, fried dumpling and yam, together with coffee or tea or your …

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Exploring Dr. King’s Legacy 50 years after his assassination

His Message continues to resonate By Adelle Blackette It was August 1967. The Rev. Dr. MLK Jr. addressed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference at a pivotal moment – a turning point. A core aspiration of the civil rights movement – the Voting Rights Act – had been achieved but there was rioting in the street of Watts – rioting is what Dr. King referred to in his CBC Massey Lectures here in Canada as the “language of the unheard”, and communities demanded justice, Black Power. Former allies began to get nervous, but Dr. King deeply understood the call for Black …

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Opportunities open to studentss Career Fair 2018

Last Saturday, I was invited to be the master of ceremonies at the African Canadian Development and Protection Network’s (ACDPN) annual career fair and mentorship initiative, in collaboration with McGill University. It’s an event that introduces youth from the English-speaking Black community to professionals in the health and social services fields. Executive director of the ACDPN, Tania Callendar explains its main objective as been an opportunity for our youth to network with professionals from our community that have succeeded in establishing themselves in the field. “Seeing people that look like them in these positions makes it more realistic and attainable… …

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African News

Africa Roundup April 12, 2018

The rise of tech hubs It is an open secret that Africa is a key region on the globe, with great strategic value and economic potential, and this reality has not been overlooked by tech giants around the world that see Africa as the next hub of tech business activity and development. Google and The World Bank are among the many international companies and institutions that have decided to take advantage of this African reality and are investing in technological “Tech” hubs to foster growth in Africa. Tech hubs are the gathering place for entrepreneurs, developers’ students to meet, learn …

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Church News

Church Events April 12, 2018

IMANI Sisterhood Dinner Sisterhood Ministry Committee of the Imani Family and Full Gospel Baptist Church is inviting Montrealers to its annual dinner on Saturday, April 14 at 6:30. At UNIA, 2741 Notre Dame W. Free for children under 12 years. There will be door prizes and many fun activities Summer and fall at Deliverance Church Of God Montreal Deliverance Church Of God 7th Day announces its line up of events for summer and fall 2018. * Visitors Day at 4020 Grand Boulevard on April 21, from. 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Lunch will be served after service. * Annual Prayer …

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