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Remembering Lee Scratch Perry and figuring out Vybz Kartel

Remembering Lee Scratch Perry and figuring out Vybz Kartel

It’s a sad time for the Reggae/Dancehall fraternity as family, friends and fans are in mourning after Grammy Award-winning Jamaican music pioneer, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, died. He reportedly died in at...

Reliving “Apocalypse ‘91”  – The Enemy Strikes Back

Reliving “Apocalypse ‘91” – The Enemy Strikes Back

By 1991, seminal rap group Public Enemy not only had rewritten the story of hip-hop and popular music but had offended and unwillingly threatened the white power structure as well. It...

Prince Welcomes U 2 America

Prince Welcomes U 2 America

“Welcome to America, where you can fail at your job, get fired, rehired and get a seven hundred billion dollar tip” Those are the opening lyrics to the title track from...

Vybz Kartel might be what the doctor ordered in the J’can government’s vaccine campaign

Vybz Kartel might be what the doctor ordered in the J’can government’s vaccine campaign

Five years into his lifetime sentence, Adidja Palmer  aka Vybz Kartel is still a power house in the Dancehall world. And might be able to provide the help that the Jamaican...

Michèle Stephenson’s   Stateless unwraps layers of  institutionalized oppression

Michèle Stephenson’s Stateless unwraps layers of institutionalized oppression

One of the takeaways filmmaker Michèle Stephenson has from her most recent documentary is that statelessness is an example of extreme anti-Black racism: “it is bureaucratic violence and it’s state sanctioned...

Play Dominoes for Cash on September 4

Play Dominoes for Cash on September 4

Do you play Dominoes as a pastime? Have you ever thought of playing Dominoes competitively? Well on September 4, Production Sounds in association with MCSO will present their first joint Domino...

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Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mark Garneau addresses  issues on the global front as well as systemic racism at home
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Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mark Garneau addresses issues on the global front as well as systemic racism at home

While other candidates are on the hustings, Marc Garneau in his capacity as Canada’s Foreign Affairs minister is spending a significant chunk of his time preoccupied with evolving situations of crisis...

Trevor Williams’ long and glorious history on and off the court
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Trevor Williams’ long and glorious history on and off the court

Former basketball star, Trevor Williams is proud of many things. One of them is his Trevor Williams Kids Foundation, where for the past 28 years he has managed to train youth...

Lorraine Klaasen 40th Anniversary concert in Downtown Montreal
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Lorraine Klaasen 40th Anniversary concert in Downtown Montreal

For four decades, Lorraine Klaasen has been lighting up stages around the world with her exhilarating performances of African songs and dance. For most of that four decades the Soweto-born South...

Emma Elbourne-Weinstock is worried so she got involved
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Emma Elbourne-Weinstock is worried so she got involved

Emma Elbourne-Weinstock admits to having been among the army of millennials who have become cynical and disillusioned with party politics but soon realized that apathy was not a choice. The impending...

Pioneer Women names scholarship after  founder Thelma Johnson
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Pioneer Women names scholarship after founder Thelma Johnson

Since 1985 the Caribbean Pioneer Women of Canada has been offering scholarships and bursaries to deserving students in Montreal and Jamaica. Over the years, the long-standing organization has handed out more...

The Black Presence at McGill University
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The Black Presence at McGill University

The recently formed Dr. Kenneth Melville McGill Black Faculty and Staff Caucus has been a long time in the making. The first Black professor at McGill University was Quebec City born...

A threat that cannot be taken lightly
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A threat that cannot be taken lightly

It’s a tough call on the government’s decision to institute mandatory vaccination for Quebec healthcare workers, given the fact that many families stand to be impacted at a precarious time. The...

Deadline for all health workers in Quebec to get vaccinated set to Oct. 15
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Deadline for all health workers in Quebec to get vaccinated set to Oct. 15

On Tuesday September 7, the Quebec government announced that all health care workers no longer have the option of turning down the vaccine. And as of October 15, healthcare personnel who...

CANADA VOTES…
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CANADA VOTES…

Promises and counter promises… political auctioneering at its best as stupendous amounts of money are being seductively blown around like magic dust by the candidates vying for Canadians’ votes with hopes...

A Review of Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy”  Certified Weak  and Lackluster
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A Review of Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” Certified Weak and Lackluster

On September 3, Drake released his latest album “Certified Lover Boy.” Comprises of 21 songs and lasting over 86 minutes of listening, this latest effort (if one could call it that)...

Remembering Lee Scratch Perry and figuring out Vybz Kartel
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Remembering Lee Scratch Perry and figuring out Vybz Kartel

It’s a sad time for the Reggae/Dancehall fraternity as family, friends and fans are in mourning after Grammy Award-winning Jamaican music pioneer, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, died. He reportedly died in at...

Reliving “Apocalypse ‘91”  – The Enemy Strikes Back
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Reliving “Apocalypse ‘91” – The Enemy Strikes Back

By 1991, seminal rap group Public Enemy not only had rewritten the story of hip-hop and popular music but had offended and unwillingly threatened the white power structure as well. It...