Tune into The Groove Master's Hour this Friday at 5pm and Anatomy of Carribbean Music on Saturday at 8PM at as Gee Weekes discusses The Universal Negro Improvement Association & African Communities' League's Emancipation Day!

The Universal Negro Improvement Association & African Communities' League is "a social, friendly, humanitarian, charitable, educational, institutional, constructive, spiritually governing ruling body, and is founded by persons, desiring to the utmost, to work for the general uplift of the Negro peoples of the world." The Montreal division of the U.N.I.A. contributed greatly to its development worldwide and is a source of strength to Black Montrealers by engaging in activities including: education and training, nutrition and healthcare, housing, arts and humanities, agronomy and applied sciences, building and trades, manufacturing and economic development.

People of African descent and their friends are cordially invited to celebrate Emancipation Day at the U.N.I.A. Hall located at 2741 Notre-Dame Street West (near metro Lionel-Groulx) on Monday, August 1st at 7pm. This event will feature guest speaker Dr. Nigel Thomas, an extremely talented writer and retired professor. There will also be music by Julian McIntosh, as well as African drumming and dancing. If you are of African descent, please come dressed in your African attire! All donations will go towards U.N.I.A. Scholarships Fund. For more info contact Mervyn Weekes 514-487-2790 or 514-846-0049.