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Outside in a Montreal summer: About mas and I Am Soca

Outside in a Montreal summer: About mas and I Am Soca

Cause we outside from long time”…ords are from Ding Dong popular song – We Outside (Knock About Riddim) “2020. As restrictions ease up globally, this song has become the post Covid-19...

The Slap

The Slap

This is it! The single most unexpected moment in mainstream American television history has hit us (more specifically, Chris Rock) like an asteroid. It’s almost poetic or even Shakespearean. Certain events...

Street parades 2022: Carifiesta in Mtl and Caribana in T.O.

Street parades 2022: Carifiesta in Mtl and Caribana in T.O.

After two years of pandemic life, a sense of optimism, hope and caution is the general feeling among bandleaders and masquerades as they plan for carnivals across North America. Montreal Carifiesta...

Sometimes It Snows In April

Sometimes It Snows In April

On April 21st of 2016, the world of music lovers from around the planet said goodbye to Prince Rogers Nelson, better known to music fans by given first name. Prince died...

Spring into the party scene

Spring into the party scene

Covid 19 may’ve killed our partying spirit over the last two years, but have no fear as Spring is here. We can see that Montreal is gearing up for a summer...

The Crossover

The Crossover

The late, great Bobby White, who was also a controversial but well-respected columnist for The Community Contact, shared a priceless story with me many years ago. Philly music legend Billy Paul...

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Grace Campbell and WOR in service of women
Community News

Grace Campbell and WOR in service of women

As she prepares to exit a position that kept her on the frontlines in the fight to empower women, Grace Campbell stands proud of the achievements of Women On The Rise,...

The builders of the QBBE were driven by a commitment to education and community
Community News

The builders of the QBBE were driven by a commitment to education and community

There was a time when the Quebec education system was even less accommodating to Black students than it appears to be today. A time when many students coming to Montreal from...

The roots of Lorraine Klaasen’s music
Community News

The roots of Lorraine Klaasen’s music

South African born songstress Lorraine Klaasen will be performing in Montreal for the first time in a few years when she will surely thrill, audiences on May 21, at the Women...

LAWS BILLS: CAQ AND THE P.Q. 2.0
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LAWS BILLS: CAQ AND THE P.Q. 2.0

Parti Quebecois governments led by former charismatic political leader of the decades of the 1970s, René Lévesque was almost the norm. The party and issues of the day, primarily and perpetually...

Stage set for Bob Marley’s Biopic
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Stage set for Bob Marley’s Biopic

The release date has been set for January 12, 2024, the Marley family is fully invested in the project and world awaits the much anticipated biopic of a Caribbean icon and...

Montrealers celebrate the Blue and Gold at BIM Spring
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Montrealers celebrate the Blue and Gold at BIM Spring

On the evening of Saturday, April 30, the Blue and Gold bordering Neptune’s broken Trident flew in its glory at Centre Communautaire Sarto Desnoyers in Dorval as hundreds of Bajan joined...

The Female MC Trap
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The Female MC Trap

This August, Hip-Hop will celebrate its 49th year in the world of music. What started as a low-budget experiment put together by a South Bronx disc jockey has turned into the...

Casting an Anchor on Success
Community News

Casting an Anchor on Success

On Saturday April 23rd, fifty guests including family, friends, community leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and politicians, gathered in an industrial location on Beaubien West, to celebrate the Spring chapter of outdoor adventures...

Outside in a Montreal summer: About mas and I Am Soca
Entertainment

Outside in a Montreal summer: About mas and I Am Soca

Cause we outside from long time”…ords are from Ding Dong popular song – We Outside (Knock About Riddim) “2020. As restrictions ease up globally, this song has become the post Covid-19...

A Tribute to Mothers
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A Tribute to Mothers

We ought to honor Moms , because this is the first commandment that comes with a direct promise… Exodus 20:12. In the arena of philosophy, it is said that when God...

Mother’s Day
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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day means different things to different people. For some, Mother’s Day is a time of celebration; for others, it is a time of painful memories; for others, it is a...

Obituaries May 6, 2022
Obituaries

Obituaries May 6, 2022

IN LOVING MEMORY OF PATRICK E. A. HICKSON From Sunrise to Sunset Death leaves a heartache no one can heal Love leaves a memory no one can steal Pat, a spiritual...

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