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UMOJA

Posted in Black History Month, Uncategorized on December 26, 2016 by jaguargold

UMOJA, THE FIRST PRINICIPLE OF KWANZZA:

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Umoja or Unity: To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

KWANZZA

Posted in Black History Month, Current Events, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2016 by jaguargold

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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.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Posted in Black History Month with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2013 by jaguargold

Black History Month

BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1ST until FEBRUARY 28TH MANY WILL CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH, INCLUDING SPEAK TO ALL.  THROUGH OUT THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY SPEAK TO ALL WILL POST KNOW FACTS ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICANS PAST, and PRESENT,  so ON THIS FIRST DAY WE WILL INFORM YOU OF THE HISTORY OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH. 

Black History Month had its beginnings in 1926 in the United States, when historian  CARTER  G WOODSON  announced the second week of February to be “Negro History Week”. This week was chosen because it marked the birthday of both  FREDERICK DOUGLASS and ABRAHAM LINCOLON.   CARTER G. WOODSON created the holiday with the hopes that it will eventually be eliminated when black history became fundamental to American history, which as we know today has not been the case.    Negro History Week was met with enthusiastic response; it prompted the creation of black history clubs, an increase in interest among teachers, and interest from progressive whites.

JUNETEENTH: KNOW YOUR HISTORY (June 19, 1865)

Posted in Black History Month, Current Events, Harlem, Speak To All with tags , , , , , , , on June 17, 2012 by jaguargold

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. “Marcus Garvey

There is a common misconception among Americans that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves with a stroke of his pen. Yet the Emancipation Proclamation, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 1863, did no such thing — or, at least, it didn’t do a very good job of it. Two and a half years later, on June 19, 1865, Union soldiers sailed into Galveston, Texas, announced the end of the Civil War, and read aloud a general order freeing the quarter-million slaves residing in the state. It’s likely that none of them had any idea that they had actually been freed more than two years before. It was truly a day of mass emancipation. It has become known as Juneteenth.

We Remember Hal Jackson

Posted in Black History Month with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2012 by jaguargold

HAL JACKSON RADIO PIONEER

IF YOU DONT KNOW NOW YOU DO

Hal Jackson, a veteran broadcaster who broke down racial barriers, becoming one of the first black disc jockeys to reach a large white audience and an omnipresent voice on New York City radio for more than 50 years, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 96.

His death was announced by WBLS (107.5 FM), the New York station where he continued to host a weekly program until a few weeks before his death.

Mr. Jackson, whose eclectic musical taste and laid-back manner helped define black radio, began his career in the late 1930s, when it was a challenge for a black announcer just to get a foot in the door.

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Dr. Cornel West On The Craig Ferguson Show [Video]

Posted in Black History Month, Dr. Cornel West with tags , , on February 10, 2011 by HeRmShOcK

Interview Part 1

Dr. West gives you a lesson on what an African American is, the significance of Black History Month and much. Please watch as Craig Ferguson makes his whole show an interview with Dr. West. Enjoy Click The read more link for the rest of the interview.

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