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June; Black Music Month

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2017 by jaguargold

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June is the official celebration of African American Music an annual celebration of African-American music in the United States.  initiated as Black Music Month by Former President Jimmy Carter who, on June 7th, 1979, decreed that June would be the month to celebrate Black Music.  Thank You Mr. Jimmy Carter. 

 

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Kwanzaa

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2016 by jaguargold

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?kwanzaaujamaa1

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 Panther Party”, 50 Years old

Posted in Angela Davis, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2016 by jaguargold

 

bpowerlogo1The 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.

 

 

 

 

 

“THE GREATEST”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2016 by jaguargold

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.

June is Black Music Month

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2016 by jaguargold

 

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.

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2014 by jaguargold

images (2)As the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia begin, we will cheer on the United States Olympic Team.  We will celebrate when they win and sign when they  lose.  Some of us will just watch certain sports such as ice skating or hockey, and in between maybe watch downhill skiing, and snowboarding.  We will also take a quick look at curling and try to understand and after some time turn the channel because we still don’t get it.  We love the Olympics because the Olympics represent the best of the best and once upon a time when we were young we wish one day that would be me. We also secretly wondered where was I an African American  in a sea of the many faces that represented the different countries around the world.  Where was I represented. Since the inception of the first  Winter  Olympic Games In 1924 (France) there has only been a few African Americans who have participated in the Winter Olympic Games representing the United States.  Here they are;

DEBBIE THOMAS: ICE SKATING, BRONZE MEDAL

VONETTA FLOWERS: 2 PERSON BOBSLED, GOLD MEDAL

SHANI DAVIS: SPEED SKATING, GOLD MEDAL

Today there are 6 African Americans representing the United States in these 2014 winter  Olympic games lets support them and maybe just maybe there will be more African American participating in the Winter Olympics.

 

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2014 by jaguargold

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN SPORTS

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What names come to mine when we think of Black Americans in sports, well depending on your age you may  spit out the names of Arthur Ashe, Althea Gibson, Joe Louis, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Douglas Williams, Jim Brown, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed, Michael Jordan, Jessie Owens, Muhammad Ali, Venus and Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Lebron James, Lawrence Taylor, Micheal Strahan, Carl Lewis, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Lenard, George Foreman, Daryl Strawberry, The Fridge, Jimmy Winkfield, Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Julius Irving, Shaquille O’Neil, Patrick Ewing, the Harlem Globetrotters, Evander Holyfield, Reggie  Jackson, The Negro Baseball League, Satchel Paige, O.J. Simpson, Mike Tyson and Willie Mays.

These are just a few names out of many, great African American Athletes that have contributed their talents to the wide world of sports.  Let us honor them  always.  Who can you add to this list of greats.

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2014 by jaguargold

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Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, by historian Carter G.Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be “Negro history Week,” because it marked the birthday of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.  In 1976 the expansion of Black History Week to Black History Month  as part of the United States Bicentennial.   President Gerald Ford spoke in regards to this, “let all Americans seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history”.

During Black History Month The Speak to All blog will be celebrating Black History Month by bringing our readers each week the known and unknown of black history.  The schedule is as follows:

Week 1: February 1-8th African Americans in sports

Week 2: February 9-15 African Americans in the Arts 

Week 3: February 16- 22 African Americans in Entertainment

Week 4: February 23-28 African Americans in Business, and Politics

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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

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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.

CELBRATING KWANZAA

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 28, 2012 by jaguargold

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UJIMA: COLLECTIVE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY, ON THIS THRID DAY OF KWANZAA WE AS AFRICAN AMERICANS REFLECT ON THE BUILDING AND MAINTAING OF OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER, MAKE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS PROBLEMS OUR PROBLEMS AND SOLVE THEM TOGETHER IN OTHERWORDS BE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS KEEPERS.

Celebrating Kwanzaa

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 28, 2012 by jaguargold

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UJIMA: COLLECTIVE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY, ON THIS THRID DAY OF KWANZAA WE AS AFRICAN AMERICANS REFLECT ON THE BUILDING AND MAINTAING OF OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER, MAKE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS PROBLEMS OUR PROBLEMS AND SOLVE THEM TOGETHER IN OTHERWORDS BE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS KEEPERS.

Celebrating Kwanzaa

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2012 by jaguargold

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Kwanzaa is an African-American cultural holiday conceived and developed by Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga, first celebrate in 1966.  Kwanzaa is celebrated from December 26th through January 1 st, with each day focused on seven principles.   Kwanzaa seeks to enforce a connection  to African cultural identity, provide a focal point for the gathering of Africans and African-American peoples, and to reflect upon the seven principles (Nguzo Saba), that have sustained Africans

UMOJA: The first principle of Kwaznaa, which means UNITY, To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

KUJICHAGULIA : The second principle of Kwanaa, meaning Self determination, To define ourseleves, name ourseleves, create for ourseleves, and speak for ourseleves.

Tomorrow on the third day of KWANZAA, I WILL POST THE THRID PRINCIPLE , SO STAY TUNED.

 

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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