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


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.


Annual Lights of Hope, Jackie Robinson Park

Posted in Current Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2013 by jaguargold

Harlemites Unite for Annual Lights of Hope Tree Lighting Ceremony

 On Thursday, December 12, 2013, the Jackie Robinson Park Conservancy, in partnership with Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI), and New York City Parks and Recreation, will celebrate the Annual Light of Hope Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Jackie Robinson Park and Recreation Center located at 146th Street and Bradhurst Avenue in Harlem, New York.

Time 4-6pm




Posted in Current Events, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2013 by jaguargold






Goodie Mob Performs for Jet Blue’s Live From Terminal 5 Series

Posted in Current Events, News, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2013 by Georgette Pierre

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After a 14-year hiatus, Southern hip-hop group, Goodie Mob took center stage at JFK airport as part of Jet Blue’s Live from T5 intimate concert series experience. All original group members, Big Gipp, Khujo, T-Mo, and Grammy award-winning artist CeeLo Green, came together to perform some of their classic hits including “Dance No Mo”, “Soul Food,” and newest single “Special Education” featuring Janelle Monae. CeeLo even busted out into a milder rendition of his hit single “Crazy”. The group never sounded better.

To celebrate their reunion, press and contest winners were also treated to a #goodiebus that had us riding in style to the Jet Blue terminal, with their new album, Age Against the Machine, as the soundtrack. After the show, fans and the press were treated to a photo opportunity with the group. Check out some of the pictures from last night’s event below.

Age Against the Machine is in stores now.

PODCAST EPISODE: Singer @KaliUchis On Her Style, Music, and Colombian Roots

Posted in Current Events, New Music, News, Podcasts with tags , , , , , , on September 10, 2013 by Georgette Pierre

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With roots from the streets of Colombia all the way to the state of Virginia, my next guest is an artist you didn’t see coming and she likes it that way. Doing whatever she wants, 19 year old singer, rapper, and director, Kali Uchis, gives off a fearless yet rebellious IDGAF approach to her style and we like it. Currently working on new music under the Hollafame label imprint, Kali’s buzz continues to grow as she readies a fall release. The singer stops by to chat her upcoming EP, major artist collaborations, and her “What They Say” single getting co-signed by Snoop Lion. Plus I run down the OTR (Off the Record) Report including personal tidbits and my backstage recap of the 2013 MTV VMAs. Listen to the archived episode here.

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Check out her latest “What They Say” and “Table for Two”.

What They Say

Table for Two

PODCAST EPISODE: Eccentric Baby Names…Lifetime of Ridicule or Success?

Posted in Current Events, News, Podcasts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2013 by Georgette Pierre


From Blue Ivy (Jay Z and Beyonce) and North (Kanye and Kim K) to Apple (Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin) and Jermajesty (Jermaine Jackson), celebrities are taking baby names to a new level. But what about the children who aren’t born to wealthy and/or famous parents? How will their name affect them growing up? How will their name affect them in the workforce? Studies show that racial bias still exists in hiring especially when it comes to “commonly used” African-American names. Delving more into specifics, my guests, Jennifer Moss, author of “The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book” and curator of and Tami Cook, a licensed make up artist and aesthetician, who decided to shorten her name because of her profession, join me to discuss their take on the baby naming phenomenon and whether that can truly determine the success of a child.

Listen to the episode here.

J. Cole Announces “What Dreams May Come Tour” with Wale

Posted in Current Events, Hip-Hop, J. Cole, News, Wale with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2013 by Georgette Pierre


It seems like J. Cole isn’t too far behind his music counterpart, Drake, on the interesting tour name choices. In June, Drake announced his “Would You Like a Tour” featuring Miguel. Now J. Cole’s Dreamvillain blog confirmed his upcoming “What Dreams May Come Tour” featuring Wale. The 30-city North American tour (with two dates listed as TBA) will kick off September 10th in Miami and carry through the beginning of November.

Cole has also been in the news as of late, celebrating his single “Power Trip” featuring Miguel, hitting the platinum mark and his second album, Born Sinner, going gold in its second week. In the same month, autism advocates criticized the Fayetteville rapper for his distasteful lyric in “Jodeci Freestyle”, a collaborative song with Drake, that lead the Roc Nation signee to apologize via his Dreamvillain blog. Drake issued his own apology a day later sharing in the responsibility as well as stating removal of the lyric.

Check out tour dates below.



Posted in Current Events, News with tags , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2013 by jaguargold


The greatest block party HARLEM WEEK 2013 kicks off with a “Great Day In Harlem” on Sunday, July 28th 2013 at Grants Tomb Located at 122nd street and Riverside Drive 12 noon-8pm. 

This annual event began in 1974 as “HARLEM DAY”, a day of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for New Yorkers.  Given the huge success of Harlem Day it is not just for a  day or week.  This great celebrateion which  showcases the Harlem community’s rich economic, political and cultural history, continues throught out the Month of August.  for more information of events link to

Jay-Z’s Track Listing Revealed for Magna Carta Holy Grail

Posted in Current Events, Hip-Hop, Jay-Z, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2013 by Georgette Pierre
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The hype continues to grow around Jay-Z’s 12th studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. This past weekend, Roc Nation did a scavenger hunt, which inevitably revealed the track listing for the long awaited album. His publicist, Jana Fleishman, instagrammed pictures of locations she would be waiting with books containing the song titles.

It’s been four years since The Blueprint 3 dropped but being the business that he is, Jay has dabbled in a little bit of everything from bringng the Nets to Brooklyn to selling off his minority stake in the team to becoming a certified NBA and MLB agent under Roc Nation Sports.

Having the world at attention with this new Samsung deal, we now know that the mobile company purchased one million albums that will be available to through Samsung Galaxy users via an app. The track listing didn’t reveal any features but it’s Jay. We’re pretty sure he doesn’t need any. Check out the listing below courtesy of Billboard.

Magna Carta Holy Grail Tracklisting:

1. Picasso Baby
2. Heaven
3. Versus
4. Tom Ford
5. Beach Is Better
6. FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt
7. Oceans
8. F.U.T.W.
09. Part II (On The Run)
10. BBC
11. La Familia
12. Jay-Z Blue
13. Nickles & Dimes
14. Holy Grail (Bonus Track)
15. Open Letter (Bonus Track)

Angela Davis To Speak At Abyssinian Baptist Church [Event]

Posted in Angela Davis, Current Events, News with tags , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2012 by jaguargold

Angela Davis

Come hear Angela Davis on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 At The Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 Odell Clark Place. New York, New York 10030, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Doors Open: 5:30 PM. She will be interviewed by author and journalist Les Payne.

Historical Harlem Landmark Lenox Lounge Goes Out Of Business

Posted in Current Events, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2012 by jaguargold



The Lenox Lounge, A long-standing jazz bar/lounge in Harlem, located on Lenox Avenue  between 124th and 125th streets, was founded in 1939 and has served as a venue for performances by many great jazz artists.  Unfortunately is slated to close on December 31st 2012.  Alvin Reed owner of the Lenox Lounge since 1988, restored the jazz club from what it once was to what it is now. The landlords have in-forced a rent hike which is forcing Mr. Reed out of the property. Mr. Reed  states that his rent is being raised to $20,000, double what he has been paying.

Due to this rent hike, on December 31st, 2012, when everyone is celebrating the new year and tossing out the old and bringing in the new.  This time tossing out the old will be a sad day for the Lenox Lounge.

African American Day Parade

Posted in Current Events with tags , , , on September 11, 2012 by jaguargold

The African-American Parade is a huge, colourful and noisy affair. Crowds pack the wide boulevards of Historic Harlem, home to one of New York’s largest African-American community.  Founded in 1969  the parade route moves along Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard( fromerly 7th Avenue) starting at 111th street, pumping out a variey of music, floats, and street performers. With dazzling costumes, funky grooves and great dancers, proceeding to 136th Street. it is an amazing street party, and one not to be missed.  so come join harlemnites and others on September 16th at 1pm for the largest African American day parade celebration.


Annual Harlem Book Fair 2012

Posted in Books, Current Events, Harlem, News, Speak To All, The Weekend with tags , on July 20, 2012 by jaguargold

With so much happenings this weekend, make it a point to get to the ANNUAL HARLEM BOOK FAIR, July 21st.  at 135th street between Lenox and Frederick Douglass Blvd.  11-8pm, Presented by The Quarterly Black Review.  Also, before I forget stop by the Harlem Flava table to register to vote, purchase harlem post- cards, President Obama buttons , and much, much, more.  See ya. for more information go to the Harlem book fair link.

Happy Father’s Day From Speak To All

Posted in Current Events with tags , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2012 by jaguargold

Like Mother’s Day, a holiday for dads was inspired by a daughter’s love. Back in 1910, Sonora Smart Dodd petitioned a group of ministers in Spokane, Washington, to honor her widowed dad (who had raised six kids solo), along with other fathers. On the third Sunday in June — still the day we celebrate daddyhood — the pastors of several Washington State churches gave father-focused sermons, and that story was picked up by several newspapers. In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge encouraged states to set aside a day to honor fathers, but it wasn’t until June 1972, when President Richard Nixon signed it into law, that it became a permanent national holiday.

So on this day, your day.  Strut you stuff, hold your head high and most importantly remember you are one of the greatest gifts the lord has gave.


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.

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