All posts by Cherryl Bird

Cherryl Bird is the founder and editor of Core Magazines, and was an original founder and marketing director of Voice of Montreal (Voice Magazine), now called Vice Magazine. She is the former English editor and advertising executive for Images Interculturelles magazine, an award-winning bilingual (French-English) ethnocultural publication. She has an English/Sociology degree from the University of Toronto and studied Journalism at Humber College. When she's not writing or editing articles for CoreMagazines.com, she creates and executes communications plans and public affairs strategies for the health care and education sectors. Cherryl loves music, travel and all things cultural.

Live stream a benefit to support the legendary Apollo Theater tonight

Before Star Search, American Idol, The Voice, The Masked Singer, Eurovision Song Contest, Rhythm + Flow and other top talent competitions, there was Amateur Night at the Apollo. 

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Former Officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck now charged with 2nd-degree murder, three former officers charged

Derek Chauvin has an additional 40-year murder charge and three other former officers were charged with aiding and abetting 2nd-degree murder

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison just announced that four police officers have been charged in the death of George Floyd. Until now, only Derek Chauvin was charged.

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Atlanta mayor speaks with protesters as a mother of four Black children

“And when I saw the murder of George Floyd, I hurt like a mother would hurt.”

In an impassioned speech, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a former judge and city councillor, urged protesters to stop destroying property and the CNN building after hours of peaceful protests erupted into vandalism and looting on the streets of Atlanta on Friday night. She pleaded with agitators to stop burning down their community and to “go home,” because she couldn’t protect them. 

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Gifted 12-year-old sings emotional song about life for young black men in America

The lyrics of a song in a video posted on Instagram echoes the voices of generations of young Black men. Find out who the kid is, who wrote the song and the meaning it holds for millions of people.

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Marvel test-runs content on SiriusXM and Pandora

Before Marvel signed their podcast agreement with SiriusXM and Pandora to create new content for extended play across their services, they did a limited run of their programming on the two networks.

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Uber wants drivers and riders to wear masks

Uber announces new guidelines in response to COVID-19. The company that prides itself on moving people has been asking people not to move. It’s known for disrupting technology but it introduced a program with the goal of moving people who are offline, outside the app. It got its start as a ride-sharing company but for the moment has stopped sharing rides.

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Beauty expert outlines new post-pandemic normal for salons and spas

Salons and spas need to know what to do to prepare to open their doors after lockdown. An industry expert is suggesting significant changes in the workplace and a “new normal” for the beauty industry, as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. | article | video

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Zucchero and Bono sing emotional rendition of ‘Canta La Vita’ at Rome’s Colosseum in honour of 50th Earth Day

Zucchero and Bono singing 'Canta La Vita' in front of Rome's Colosseum
Zucchero and Bono singing ‘Canta La Vita’ at illuminated Colosseum in Rome. Photo courtesy of Earth Day Network

Musicians Zucchero and Bono perform together in front of the illuminated Colosseum in Rome and His Holiness Pope Francis sent a message of hope for the planet to the global community today in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020. | article | music video

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Toronto Caribbean Carnival cancels festival to minimize impact of the global health crisis

The annual festival that attracts millions of people to frolic in the streets of Toronto in celebration of Caribbean arts and culture and a highlight of the summer; featuring elaborate costumes, Caribbean music, and food in the Grand Parade by the shores of Lake Ontario, has been thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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All-female legal team launches class action against Toronto plastic surgeon 'Dr. 6ix'

Three law firms just publicly announced that they have launched a class action against cosmetic surgeon Dr. Martin Jugenburg, referred to as “doctor six” (self-styled as “Dr.6ix”) for taking and distributing images of patients without their permission. 

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