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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

Happy New Year

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2014 by jaguargold

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To all my Speak To All fans that have continue to support the Speak To All blog,  may the new year bring you all your hearts desires.  Invite your friends , family and neighbors to the Speak to All blog for the latest news on music, art , Events, History, and all things Black (African American).

President Obama Speaks at Nelson Mandela’s Memorial

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2013 by jaguargold

Hear the remarks of President Obama as he delivers an amazing speech at the National Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Just Amazing (click on the link below)

President Obama Speaks at Nelson Mandela’s Memorial

 

 

Paying Homage to Nelson Mandela

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2013 by jaguargold

1454839_10100768285736524_1749214478_nPresident Jacob Zuma of South Africa has announced a 10 day period of mourning following the death of Nelson Mandela.

THE PROPOSED SCHEDULE

December 8th 2013:  South Africa will hold a national day of prayer and reflection

December 9th: The South African houses of parliament will be recalled from recess for a special session to honor Nelson Mandela

December 10th: A public memorial service will be held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa

December 11th – December 13th: Nelson Mandela’s body will lie in state at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa and during this time memorials will be held around the world including Washington D.C.

December 14th: Nelson Mandela’s body will be flown to the town of Mthatha, where it will be driven through the streets of his childhood village of Qunu, South Africa

December 15th: Nelson Mandela will be buried during a state funeral in Qunu

the speak to all blog would like to thank the New York Daily News for the proposed schedule of the Nelson Mandela Memorial Serives

 

Remembering Mandela

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2013 by jaguargold

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Nelson Mandela July 18th 1918-December 4th 2013

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

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela a South African Born July 18th 1918 to the chief of the Thembu people, known as the father of South Africa an icon of anti-apartheid, revolutionist and politician who served as the first black president of South Africa from 1994-1999 after serving 27 years in prison for fighting racist white rule, died Thursday December 4th 2013 at the age of 95

In 1994 at the age of 46 Nelson Mandela and seven others were found guilty of sabotage and conspiracy to violently overthrow the government of South Africa, and are sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben Island.

On February 11th, 1990 at the age of 71 Nelson Mandela is released from prison, Nelson Mandela is elected president of the ANC (African National Congress) the majority party in the South African Government.  The remaining apartheid laws are repealed and international sanctions are lifted 

In the year of 1994 Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president. In the year of 1999 Mandela retires after one term as president and hands power to Thabo Mbeki; however Nelson Mandela then turns his attention to peacemaking in other parts of Africa and the world and fighting AIDS.

For nearly seven decades Nelson Mandela spent fighting for freedom and equality. Nelson Mandela inspired and challenged the world to stand up for others. As word of Mandela’s death spread people around the world as well as the people of South Africa reacted with deep sadness at the loss who all consider the father of South Africa. While we mourn, this is also a time to celebrate the achievements of the anti-apartheid leader who emerged from prison to become South Africa’s first black president.

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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