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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.

 

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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

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.

Black History Month Photo Challenge For Instagram

Posted in Instagram with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2012 by HeRmShOcK

For all you iPhone users who have been using instagram I have something for you!!! In the spirit of Black History Month I wanted to send out a challenge. As I saw the #febPhotochallenge I wanted to implement something that would help everyone learn a lil about what Blacks have done for the for the world!!

With that said I want everyone to post a picture a day of an African-American that has made an impact on society, say what they did and tag it with #BHMPhotoChallenege

LETS MAKE THIS BIG PEOPLE!! ITS OUR HISTORY

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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