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Stonewall 50 yrs

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2019 by jaguargold

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The Stonewall riots also referred to as the Stonewall uprising or the Stonewall rebellion were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBT) community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village.  The Stonewall riots are widely considered the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States.

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JUNE Is PRIDE

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2019 by jaguargold

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June is PRIDE, and Pride is celebrated in June.  The month of June was chosen for the LGBT community to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June in 1969.  Many Pride events are held all over the world to recognize the impact the LGBT community have had in the world.  NYC will celebrate Pride through-out the month, however, the largest pride celebration will be held Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 12 noon.  Visit the website at https://2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org for more details, as NYC host world pride-stonewall50 2019.

 

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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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

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. 

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

HIP-HOP Invades Brooklyn

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2018 by jaguargold

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From July 9th-July14, 2018, Brooklyn NY will host the 14th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and Conference.  Each day will feature everything HIP-HOP, from the history, Culture, Fashion (Styles), Up & Coming Artist, Music, and so much more.  This is one festival that shouldn’t be missed.  Go to http://www.bkhiphopfestival.com The official website of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival and Conference for Venues and the daily line-up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

NYC PRIDE

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2018 by jaguargold

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The Month of June is Pride month, when the LGBT communities host events and parades celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex culture.  These events also at times serve as demonstrations for legal rights such as same-sex marriage. Most pride events occur annually, and in June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, a pivotal moment in modern LGBT social movements.  For more information visit the official NYC Pride 2018 website https://www.nycpride.org/

Memorial Day

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 22, 2018 by jaguargold

 

memorial-day-remember[1]Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Memorial Day Also marks the unofficial start of the summer solstice/vacation season.

 

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…

 

 

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