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Exclusive Interview With The Prominent Historian Dr. Thomas Panakal, Ph.D PDF Print E-mail
Written by Patricia Turnier   
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 21:27

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r. Thomas Panakal was born in India. He studied Economics, Political Science and World History in his homeland.  He received his Ph.D from the School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies at the Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam (in the state of Kerala, India). Dr. Panakal immigrated to Canada. He completed his post-graduate studies in Canada and the U.S.A. in Political Science, International Relations and Education. He also studied Anthropology. In other words, Dr. Thomas Panakal is a multidisciplinarian. He taught World History and English for many years in Montreal (Canada). Dr. Panakal received a Gold Medal from the Rotary International for the best essay on the United Nations Organization, and he is the recipient of the largest number of prizes in the graduating class at college, Kerala University. He has written several books and more than 300 articles published in The Journal of Gandhian Studies (New Delhi), Canadian-India Times (Ottawa), Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, Canada), Femina and Youth Times (Mumbai), Alive (New Delhi), Guardian (Trinidad, West Indies) and others. Dr. Thomas Panakal has served as a visiting member of the Faculty of Mary Mata College in India and has conducted classes and seminars at Mahatma Gandhi University attended by students from outside India. The historian has been interviewed on many occasions on radio and television stations in Montreal such as CJNT (Indo-Montreal Magazine programme). Presently, Dr. Panakal works on the editorial board of Bharat Times (an Indian newspaper from Montreal). It is important to note that he is a regular columnist for this publication. In 2009, Dr. Panakal received an award (for his articles) from Bharat Times.

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A portrait of the first Afro-Canadian Oscar and Emmy nominee filmmaker: Hubert Davis PDF Print E-mail
Written by Patricia Turnier   
Friday, 09 July 2010 18:48


 

Hubert Davis grew up in Vancouver BC and was raised by his mother.  Davis is a writer and director who earned his BA in Film & Communication at McGill University in 1999. He also studied Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia with screenwriter Peggy Thompson (The Lotus Eaters, Better than Chocolate).  Hubert Davis is a filmmaker and a commercial director at Untitled Films.  He worked as a Commercial Editor with the edit house Panic&Bob from  2002 until 2005.  His work has been reviewed in various media including publications such as Who’s who in Black Canada (by Dawn P.  Williams), Metro newspaper (in French and English),  The Vancouver Sun, Sway Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Le Devoir, Canada AM, CTV.ca, etc.

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Exclusive Interview With Gage: One Of Québec’s Greatest Soul/R&B Singers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Patricia Turnier   
Sunday, 21 February 2010 20:20

P.T. When did your passion for music begin?

G. It all started when I was five years old.  I come from a single-parent family, growing up with my mother and my sisters.  I was surrounded by women and music was always part of our lives.  Because of this, I was practically immersed in it.  During my childhood, we often listened to French Caribbean vinyl records. I used to enjoy using a sock as a microphone and sing in front of a mirror (laughter).

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A Candid Interview With Dr. Ben S. Carson, M.D: An American Icon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Patricia Turnier   
Sunday, 21 February 2010 19:27

 

 

 

 

Dr. Carson, M.D was born in Michigan in 1951 to a young mother in inner-city Detroit.  He and his older brother, Curtis, grew up amid poverty, crime, and violence.  His parents divorced when Dr. Carson was very young.  He and his brother were raised by their mother.

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Exclusive Interview With Lesra Martin: One Of The Most Prominent Canadian Barristers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Patricia Turnier   
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 20:31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesra Martin was born in 1963 to Earl and Alma Martin. He was the second eldest son of eight children. The family initially enjoyed a middle class lifestyle until Earl Martin suffered an injury and could no longer work.

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