Road to Rugby League World Cup -2017

Here’s a look at one person’s  journey to an international stage where they will be representing our country, a community and women. In the interview conducted on the Marcia Tulloch Show you will get a brief insight into what we would call a non-traditional sport.

 

Road to Rugby League World Cup 2017 

Here is a picture of the entire team.

 

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Movember 2017

Fall has arrived here in the Northern Hemisphere and the cooler weather usually brings a change to the habits of most people. This year around the world there has been a lot of conversation about climate change and the measures needed to try and reverse as many of the effects as possible. Therefore when you are outdoors take some time to enjoy the beauty of nature as the leaves on the trees change to reveal their true colors. As you do also consider that some of those trees may not even be there next year at this same time!

On another topic, another subject that is ever-present on the human mind is health. Most places here and beyond do things to raise awareness about specific health issues. For instance, October is widely recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and although there have been strides made to reduce this disease there is still more that needs to be done.

Stepping into November or Movember as it is affectionately known in regards to men’s health, the focus shifts towards cancers that are specific to men and their overall health. As a company based in Canada we would like to take a moment and ask that you recognize the Walnut Foundation who are doing their part to raise awareness about Prostate Cancer, a subject that is still very taboo especially in the Black community.

We hope as you head into the winter months and the cold makes the days seem longer than usual; you take the extra time to look after your health both physically and mentally. Please be aware of the world around you and keep a positive attitude, as that is the greatest comforter.

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Posted in Community, Health & Wellness, Life Style, Mental Health

Thanksgiving Weekend Canada – The Princess in Deh House

On Monday, October 9th the Marcia Tulloch show was able to interview Bellavie Olotu is a Princess from the house of Olotu.  Most of us have consistently hear about the greatness from which we have been disconnected but seldom get the opportunity to experience it first hand. However, on this Thanksgiving Monday we at Rootz Reggae Radio during a special presentation of the Marcia Tulloch Show got that opportunity and we much say it was very rewarding. Listen to Bellavie as she speaks about the upcoming movie The Princess and her life as it relates to being a real-life Princess, woman, actress, mother, entrepreneur and so much more.

We encourage you to come out and see the movie support cultural presentations as they come to us one at a time.

Here’s a message from Bellavie

Conversation with Bellavie Olotu

 

Movie Trailer and remember help make history and come on out to this Canadian Premiere.

 

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Film, Life Style

Great Lakes Water Walk

 

Here is an interview with Kim Wheatley,  Anishinaabe Cultural Consultant giving us an ovastanding of the Water Walk and a further overview of some of the customs and traditions.
We consider ourselves to be blessed to have had this time and look forward to heading out to the Walk! 

Posted in Community, Health & Wellness, Historical Events, Life Style

After Affects…

As you are aware Hurricane Irma has left catastrophic damage throughout the Caribbean and the Southern United States of America.
This assistance request is for Barbuda where it is estimated that 95% of the island has been affect and thus it’s entire population. The Antiguan Consulate in Toronto is collecting items to ship on September 23,2017 by air for emergency aid. Items can be dropped off at Sea Jamaica Shipping, 39 Voyager Court North, Etobicoke, M9W 4Y2
Hours for drop off:Monday to Friday 10AM to 4PM
Saturday 10Am to noon

Here are the emergency items they are requesting:

  • Diapers, wipes
  • Baby food
  • Dried and canned milk
  • New baby clothes
  • Baby bottles
  • Soap
  • Disinfectants
  • PillowsSheets (all sizes)
  • Blankets
  • Toiletries
  • Sanitary pads
  • Underwear (children, males, females)
  • Large garbage bags
  • Medical supplies
  • First aid kits
  • Painkillers
  • Shaving kits (male and female)
  • New towels
  • Batteries
  • Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
  • Flash lights

 

Most of us around the world have so much to be grateful for, let’s reach out and help our fellow  human beings – Caribbean people who have lost so much at this time.

Please donate and pass this message along to your network to mobilize as much help as possible.

We would like to further add a call out to all the major companies that supply these countries and states to donate generously and as someone pointed out what about those who receive prescribed medication.
Pharmaceutical companies this is your call to action!!

Please remember those also affected in United States of American, US Virgin Islands and other areas of the Caribbean!

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Caribbean Carnival is in the Air – 50 and beyond

Louis Saldenah, a native of Trinidad and Tobago where it is said produces one of the greatest shows on earth referring to Carnival/Carnvale. The name Saldenah is synonymous with Mas band presentations and like his father, he has been able to bring that majestic style to Canada since in 1970s. So as Toronto prepares to celebrate it’s 50th theatrical Carnival performance on the streets of Lakeshore Blvd in conjunction with Canada’s 150th celebration of the Confederation of the country, Louis Saldenah is ready to put on another fabulous show.

Spectra One Films was able to capture the band launching presentation and it continues to reflect the cultural content we expect from a Saldenah presentation. Not surprisingly this years presentation also embraced aspects of Canadian life that this generation have come to know as their own. Come out and participate in the 50th Anniversary of the Caribbean’s gift to a country some it’s best and brightest people  have chosen to call their new home!

Here is “Celebration Time” Saldenah Mas Band

For further information on on some of the other bands please visit this link.

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Festivals

Marcia Tulloch speaks with Comfort Arthur

Comfort Arthur is the director and animator of “Black Barbie” a personal reflection on her experience with skin bleaching. You will be blown away by the information you will gain from this interview.

 

Here’s a teaser of from the film:

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Posted in Film, Health & Wellness, Poetry

New Testament “Pop Up” at Regent Park Community Centre

Interview with Abeena Samm visionary of this new venture

 

Here are some pictures from the “New Testament”  Pop Up

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Community, Economics

Mumzi Speak with Professor James Small

 

 

Here is the link to the interview with Professor James Small

Posted in Community, Economics

Your Actions Matter- Staying Eva Bless

December 6th, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada the tradegy at Montreal’s Ecole polytechnique saw 14 dead (1989) and the string of murders in Indeginous Communities across Canada. We are seeing and hearing about these scenerios everyday, maybe because of greater access to information but it does seem to be a great disregard -for human life.

Most recently Domestic Violence has taken centre stage with the killing of a well respected doctor by her spouse who by all accounts was at the top of his game, as one of the few nuerosurgeons in the country to be able to performs – life saving surgery. Closer to home for us has been the death of a rising star in the reggae music business ” Nanny Mistik” another accomplished educated women with 2 children being killed at the hands of her husband.
We are aware that most of the suffering of the victims happen in silence, due to shame, doubt and self-degradation. The time is now to say, no more- Your #ActionsMatter! Life is getting more and more difficult everyday therefore if you are aware of someone who is currently in this situation seek help for them as they are not in a position to do it for themselves. Be cautious because if the prepitator of the violence becomes aware of an exit strategy – it can lead to death in some cases.

So we ask that you be vigilant look out for your fellow sistern or bredren because situations such as this do not discriminate and they are signs …

Here was the view from the natural room at Rootz Reggae Radio in Toronto yesterday. JuLion from Canadian Reggae World  graciously and generously gave of his time to come into the studio and host a special program on this prevelent but closely guarded issue. We ask that you follow Julion’s posting on @FaceBook and check this site frequently for updates, helpful tips and information.

We do request that you assist the family at this difficult time and as it was mentioned last night it takes a village to raise a child, this viallage has two children to raise. Please visit this link for further infromation Nanny Mistik Go Fund

We extend our thanks to those who took the time to call in and share their deeply personal, and moving  stories with us, and to the listening audience rest assured that we will continue to follow this issue and others that are impacting our future.

We offer this quote to you from a poem called” The Rise Era” by Munirah Nailah
WE ARE  a sacred people 
and everyday we RISE! (c)

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