And just as the Grammy’s ended, DJ Khaled dropped this fun up-tempo song, featuring the two heavyweights in their respective genres, Shining, exclusively through TIDAL.
On this day, the forth principle of Kwanzaa ask yourself, How did you express the forth principle, through out the year? Was you effective, can you improve, and how will you continue to incorporate the 4th principle in the coming year?
UMOJA, THE FIRST PRINICIPLE OF KWANZZA:
Umoja or Unity: To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
Kwanzaa: is observed from December 26th through January 1st. its focus is to pay tribute to the rich cultural roots of People of the African Diaspora.
Though first inspired by African-Americans, many of African descent celebrate this occasion today. Its reach has grown to include all whose roots are in the Motherland. Its’ concept is neither religious nor political, but is rooted strongly in a cultural awareness. This is not a substitute for Christmas; however, gifts may be exchanged with the principles of Nguzo Saba always in mind. Gifts are given to reinforce personal growth and achievement which benefits the collective community.
The Black Panther Party , originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, was a revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organization active in the United States from 1966-1982.
On October 15th,1966, the Black Panther Party’s core practice was to armed citizens’ patrols to monitor the behavior of police officers and challenge police brutality in Oakland California. In 1969, community social programs became a core activity of party members. The Black Panther Party instituted a variety of community social programs, most extensively the Free Breakfast for Children Programs, and community health Clinics.
Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., January 17, 1942 in Louisville Kentucky, began training when he was 12 years old. At the age of 22, he won the world heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston in 1964. Shortly afterwards, Clay converted to Islam, changed his “slave” name to Ali, and gave a message of racial pride for African Americans and resistance to white domination.
Muhammad Ali an iconic figure during the 20th century, not only in the boxing profession, but as an activist for African American Civil rights. Muhammad Ali was truly the Greatest.
African-American Music Appreciation Month is celebrated throughout the month of June. It was originally started as Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter, who on June 7th, 1979, decreed that June would be the month of Black Music. since then, presidents have announced to Americans to celebrate Black Music Month. For each year of His term, President Barack Obama has announced the observance under a new title, African-American Music Appreciation Month. Call it what you may, June is Black Music appreciation Month so Lets Celebrate.
The 126th Street depot in East Harlem — one of New York’s oldest bus depots — will close its doors in January to become a memorial for slaves found buried there.
About 7 years ago construction workers first discovered a 17th-century African burial ground at the depot located between 1st and 2nd avenues. The MTA had planned to upgrade the dilapidated depot, which originally opened in 1947 as a trolley yard starting, next year, but community demands to convert the site into a memorial shut that down. Before that the land — once home to Harlem’s first house of worship, the Elmendorf Reformed Church, from 1665 until 1869 — started as a cemetery after Peter Stuyvesant ordered African slaves to build a 9-mile road from lower Manhattan to what was then an unincorporated part of the city known as “Nieuw Haarlem.”
Say it isn’t so, Shug Knight Dead or Alive! After much research and internet stories Shug Knight Rap Mogul is Alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shug Knight, While awaiting trail for burgerly charges, passed out in his jail cell and hit his head, he was then rush to the hospital, where the doctors found a blood clot close to his lungs. The doctors believe the blood clots comes from being shot numerous time during his life.
I will continue to update all my Speak to All fans on the news of Shug Knight and his situation, Jaguar Gold
This is definitely absurd. It’s crazy how everything in the dark truly does come to the light. i bet the officers didn’t think this picture would surface. Sources say that this is the official picture taken of the now deceased Sandra Bland and not the one that has been previously floating around the net.
What are your thoughts? How does this make you feel?
On November 20th, 2014 will mark The New York State’s 38th Annual Harlem Tree Lighting Celebration on the Harlem State Office Building Plaza and the lighting design across 125th Street.There will be performances by Vy Higgins’ “Mama Foundation Youth Choir”, Chocolat Jarret, R&B recording artist, Traedonya and more. There will be train rides by the North Pole Express, free hot chocolate and visits with Santa. The fun starts at 6pm! From Fifth Avenue to the west side of 125 vignettes of activities with musical holiday activities, children arts and crafts, entertainment and VIP shopping experiences in offices, restaurants, and retailers will all bring to life the business district with dancing, caroling, parties (and sales!). For more information go to http://harlemlightitup.com/street-activities-registration/
If it wasn’t for my brother who is still in college I would have never known about this app. See Yik Yak was made for college students, and those college students who are in close proximity to eachother. However the Yik Yak GODS have managed non college students to still do his or her thing. Its all about GPS.
So Yik Yak in a nutshell is a way to send messages anonymously to whoever is on the app. The catch is that only the people in your area (haven’t figured out the exact mile radius yet) can see your messages. For instance, if I attend NYU and I happen to be on 14th st. in Union Square and I send a message through Yik Yak all those people in that area (say from 14th st. to 59th st.) can see my text. Inversely, the people at Harvard U can’t see my message unless that message becomes extremely popular and makes the top Yaks page where all those Yak’s are visible but still unable to be up voted or down voted.
Oh heavens, I just said alot that you probably know nothing about. So here,
A Yak is an anonymous thought, in text form, from you, that posts to the Yik Yak feed. Kinda like twitter, well exactly like twitter, because everyone can see it, well everyone in that mysterious radius, so “kinda” like twitter.
This is getting really technical.
An up vote is like a like on Instagram. we all want likes. Inversely, a down vote is like a dislike on Facebook. The only difference is that it’s like the +- method. If I get 20 votes total votes, let’s say 10 up votes and 10 down votes I’ll end up with a score of 0 for that Yak. Oh yeah don’t get too many down votes because they’ll delete your tweet from the feed. Ooops I meant yak.
I think that’s all I have for now. be back when I find out more info.
Side Note. I was in NY when I started using the app. It was so intense, people were yakking like crazy. I’m now in Atlanta where the Yaks are far away and spaced out. I guess it hasn’t swept to the south just yet.
Here’s a video I found that can maybe give you some more insight. YIK YAK EXPLAINED