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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 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

Celebrating MLK (Martin Luther King) Day

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2014 by jaguargold

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

JANUARY 15TH 1928 –  APRIL 4TH 1968

A  Baptist minister and social activist, who  led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.

Born on January 15th 1929 the world will celebrate and honor the life and legacy of one of our great  African American leaders on January 20th  2014.   I have put together a list of annual events that will take place on that date throughout New York City.  For events in your area check your local newspaper.

BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC (BAM)

January 20 at 10:30am in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. The celebration brings together artists and civic leaders to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by revolutionary activist Angela Davis, Jazz and soul singer José James and the Christian Cultural Center Choir. The program will also include remarks by BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins, Medgar Evers College President Dr. Rudolph F. Crew, and master of ceremonies Brooklyn Borough President-elect Eric Adams in an inspiring tribute to Dr. King’s enduring legacy.

NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK

House of Justice 106 West 145th Street , New York, NY 10039 on January 20th, 2014 at 1pm the National Action Network will host their Annual King Day Public Forum

RIVERSIDE CHURCH

A Day of Celebration Honoring
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Realizing the Dream

Date: Sunday, January 19, 2014
Time: 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Location: Nave

TO THE COMMUNITY OF THE SPEAK TO ALL BLOG PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTING FOR MORE EVENTS WITHIN YOUR CITY AS WELL AS TARGET WHO IS THE PREMIERE SPONSOR FOR MANY OF THE MLK EVENTS

Nelson Mandela

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2013 by jaguargold

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The nation has just learn about the death of Nelson Mandela.  Our prayers go out to his family, friends, South Africa, and all those who loved him dearly.  Throughout the month of December  Speak To All  will post a mini bio of Nelson Mandela’s life, his quotes, and pictures of this great man.

HARLEM WEEK 2013

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

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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 http://harlemweek.com/about-3/history/

HARLEM BOOK FAIR 2013

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2013 by jaguargold

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QBR, The Black Book Review (Our lives, Our words, Our Stories) presents the 15th Annual Harlem Book Fair.  If not the largest the Harlem Book Fair will be host to upcoming authors, establish authors, writing workshops, a childrens corner, entertainment,  and the many venders selling books from Science Fiction-Romance.  So come join me (Jaguar Gold) and many others get our read on at the 15th Annual Harlem Book Fair / July 20th 2013 11-6pm at 135th street between Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Avenue) and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.    For more information regarding this event link to; http://www.qbr.com/

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.

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