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Christopher Wallace AKA Notorious B.I.G

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2019 by jaguargold

Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), known as The Notorious B.I.G.Biggie Smalls, or Biggie, an American rapper and songwriter. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.

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February is Black History Month: Slavery

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2019 by jaguargold

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Slavery in the United States was the legal institution of human enslavement primarily of Africans and African Americans, that existed in the United States of America in the 16th-19th centuries. Slavery had been practiced from the early colonial days, which began in 1619 when 20 Africans landed in the English Colony of Virginia. These individuals were not slaves but indentured servants. By the 1660s large numbers of Africans were being brought to the English Colonies.  In 1790 blacks numbered almost 760,000 and made up nearly one-fifth of the population of the United States.

With the increasing profitability of slavery and the slave trade, some Africans themselves sold captives to the European traders. The captured Africans were generally marched in chains to the coast and crowded into the holds of slave ships for the dreaded Middle Passage across the Atlantic Ocean.

An estimated 10 million Africans brought to the Americas by the Slave Trade, about 430,000 came to the territory of what is now the United States. The overwhelming majority were taken from the area of Western Africa stretching from present-day Senegal to Angola.

The 13th Amendment, adopted on December 18, 1865, officially abolished slavery, but freed blacks’ status in the post-war South remained precarious, and significant challenges awaited during the Reconstruction period.

February is Black History Month: Black Panther Party

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2019 by jaguargold

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The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was a political organization founded by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in October 1966.  The party was active in the United States from 1966 until 1982, with international chapters operating in the United Kingdom and Algeria.  

At its inception on October 15, 1966, the Black Panther Party’s core practice was its armed citizens’ patrols to monitor the behavior of officers of the Oakland Police Department and challenge police brutality.  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 party enrolled the most members and made the greatest impact in the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago Seattle, and Philadelphia. 

The New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPP) is a U.S.-based black nationalist organization founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1989. Despite its name, the NBPP is not an official successor to the Black Panther Party.  Members of the original Black Panther Party have insisted that the newer party is illegitimate and they have firmly declared, “There is no new Black Panther Party”.  

 

 

February is Black History Month: HBCU

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2019 by jaguargold

February is Black History Month

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2019 by jaguargold

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Throughout the Month of February STA=Speak to All will be posting all things, people, and places depicting everything African American (Black) History, past and present, so stay tuned.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2019 by jaguargold

Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) was an American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to study African American History.  The founder of The Journal of Negro History in 1916.  Carter G. Woodson has been cited as the “father of black history” and In February of 1926, he launched the celebration of “Negro History Week”, the precursor of Black History Month.

Harlem Week July 29th- August 25th, 2018

Posted in Harlem, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2018 by jaguargold

The 43rd Annual Harlem Week Festival kicks off July 29th (A Great Day in Harlem)  thru August 25th, 2018. Harlem Week began in 1974 as a one day event.   From one day, to a week, now Harlem Week is a month long event, depicting the Culture, Diversity, and Flavor of Harlem. 

Harlem Week Theme: “Women Transforming our World: Past, Present and Future”.harlem-week-logo[1]

For more information on the events, music, films, workshops visit the Harlem Week website @ https://harlemweek.com/

February is “Black History Month”

Posted in Black History Month, STA, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2018 by jaguargold

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February 2018 marks the 92nd anniversary of Black History Month and for the next 28 days, America will be challenged to contemplate the global and national journey and achievements of its African-descended residents.

Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976…

 

 

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 Schomburg Celebrates Nelson Mandela

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2013 by jaguargold

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture joins the world in celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. The Schomburg Center will celebrate and honor Nelson Mandela by ensuring that their resources as a global cultural institution always stand for truth, for light, and for knowledge.

Join The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Commemorate the Life of Nelson Mandela: …

Special Broadcast of the Nelson Mandela Memorial Service: Tomorrow (12/10) at 10 a.m.
(Seating is limited; first come, first served)

The Struggle for Justice: Nelson Mandela, A Tribute (Pop-up Exhibit)

Free Film Screenings:Tuesday, December 10 to Thursday, December 12

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.

 

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