Archive for Black History

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

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February is Black History Month

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

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Victor Hugo Green (November 9, 1892 – 1960) was an African American postal employee from Harlem, New York best known for developing and writing what became known as The Green Book, a travels guide for African Americans in the United States.

In the 1930s, Green began his work by compiling data on stores and motels and gas stations in the New York City area that welcomed black travelers and published his first guide in 1936.  It was first published as The Negro Motorist Green Book and later as The Negro Travelers’ Green Book. The books were published from 1936 to 1966.

Victor Hugo Green reviewed hotels and restaurants that did business with African Americans during the time of Jim Crow Laws and racial segregation in the United States.  During the time the book was published, choices of lodging, restaurants and even gas stations were limited for black people in many places, both in the South and outside it. Green’s guide was so popular that he immediately began to expand its coverage the next year to other US destinations, adding hotel and restaurants as well.

After retiring from the Postal Service, Green continued to work on updating issues of The Green Book. In addition, he developed the related travel agency business he had established in 1947.

 

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

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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/

Remembering MJ

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2018 by jaguargold

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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

On June 25th 2009 The world morn a musical genius, Michael Jackson (The King of Pop) at the age of 50. The King of Pop music has influenced as well as impacted, that has been felt throughout the music world to this day.

An American singer, songwriter, and dancer,  the “King of Pop”, he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best selling artist, during the year of his death in 2009.  Michael Jackson’s contributions to music, dance, and fashion made him a global figure popular culture for over four decades, who will always be remembered today, yesterday and forever.  Remembering MJ (Michael Joseph Jackson)

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. 

 

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

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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

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