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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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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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Festive Creations: Chocolates and other Delights:

The Oh-so-sweet dreams of Jackie Millington Egbert Gaye Jackie Millington’s long-standing love for making chocolates reaches back to her high school days when she would spend a lot of time in her mother’s kitchen concocting a variety of flavors and styles to give as gifts and treats. She can’t say where it came from, but it’s a passion that flavored much of her teenage years. She remembers being on a Caribbean cruise as a 16-year-old and rather than joining her friends on land excursions she spent much of her time in the kitchen learning how to master the fine art …

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Montreal United Mentors and Keep Basketball Dreams alive

Egbert Gaye Hugh Scarlett and Charles Boyce grew up in Montreal at a time when Black kids had a lot of activities to occupy their time, but central to it all was the time they spent on the basketball court. “Some of us were playing ball seven days a week,” says Scarlett who represented a number of semi-professional teams around the city. And it reflected in the quality of basketballers that were coming out of this part of the city.” He was referring to NDG, Little Burgundy and other areas in the western end of Montreal, which for many years …

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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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Community Events March 9, 2017

Geordie Theatre Fest: March 21-26 Every year, Geordie Productions commissions two new plays from seasoned and/or emerging playwrights, invites some of Montreal’s finest directors to the studio, casts three up-and-coming actors and produces two plays, simultaneously, one for kids and one for teens, that are packed up in a 320-cubic foot van and hit the road for the Geordie 2Play Tour. Every year, three actors perform both plays in schools, community centres and libraries across cities and remote regions of Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes to some 40, 000 kids over a period of 7 months. The 2Play Tour has …

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Shutting the doors at Trinity Memorial

Many in our community feel let down Egbert Gaye On Sunday, February 26 many in Montreal’s faith community are expected to be among the congregants at Trinity Memorial Church in NDG for the closing service at an institution that has served as a source of spiritual enrichment for generations of Black families. At the same time, many devoted members of the congregation will make a point of not being there for various reasons: some say the emotional burden of the event will be too much to bear. Others feel wronged by the way the Anglican Diocese dealt with them as …

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Life Changing Event for Music Lovers

Ray and Friends will lift up your spirits at a Closer Walk   A great time awaits Montreal music lovers on March 11th at the Church of God of Prophecy as Ray and Friends will be in concert, a Closer Walk. They promise it will be a life-changing event bringing you closer to God. Many of Montreal’s finest Gospel artists will be showcasing their talent that night. Among them will be the Chromatic Effect, a group of young men from the Brossard Evangelistic Center who minister the Gospel in a unique Jazz style, which by all accounts is like candy …

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Seven Divas: All women of Merit

This year the event has earned the distinction of being on the official program of the 375th Anniversary Celebration of Montreal in the NDG/Cote des Neiges borough. Contact Staff Tea has never tasted this good. Especially this year, flavored by the presence of seven of Montreal’s most talented women of song, some of international renown, A Taste of Tea – And All That Jazz promises guests an exquisite evening of fine delicacies and great company as organizers pay tribute to these Divas with the Woman of Merit Award. Lined up to receive this year’s awards of merit on Sunday, March …

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Dynasty Gala will Celebrate the Best Among Us

Red carpet event at L’Olympia Contact Staff The way Carla Beauvais tells it: It’s a shame that there are so many role models in our community that go unnoticed, that’s why it’s so important to shine the spotlight on those among us who are excelling in their respective fields. And it’s exactly what organizers of the Gala Dynastie hope to achieve when they pull back the curtains on March 5 at L’Olympia for the red carpet award event that will celebrate excellence among Black professionals in various areas of life in Quebec. Says Beauvais, head of communications for the Gala, …

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