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Kevin Durant NBA MVP

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2014 by jaguargold

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The Oklahoma City Thunders Forward Kevin Durant #35 was awarded the most highest individual  honor (beside winning a championship ) given by The National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) of the 2013-14 Basketball Season.  He shares this prestigious award with greats such as Micheal Jordan, LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar , Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, and Steve Nash just to name a few.  However, for me the  MVP award given to Kevin Durant is an honor unto itself, but what came after was just as nothing short of amazing, The Speech.

D.J. E-Z Rock Passes Away

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2014 by jaguargold

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When you think of the early years of HIP-HOP, Rob Base & D.J E-Z Rock is one of the many names that come to mine. Unfortunately this dynamitic duo has lost one of their members D.J. E-Z Rock.  So at this time The Speak To All Blog sends out their prayers and condolences to the family and friends of D.J. E-Z Rock, AKA Rodney “Skip” Bryce.  More to follow.

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.

 

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

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

 

 

The Schomburg Celebrates Nelson Mandela

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2013 by jaguargold

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture joins the world in celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. The Schomburg Center will celebrate and honor Nelson Mandela by ensuring that their resources as a global cultural institution always stand for truth, for light, and for knowledge.

Join The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Commemorate the Life of Nelson Mandela: …

Special Broadcast of the Nelson Mandela Memorial Service: Tomorrow (12/10) at 10 a.m.
(Seating is limited; first come, first served)

The Struggle for Justice: Nelson Mandela, A Tribute (Pop-up Exhibit)

Free Film Screenings:Tuesday, December 10 to Thursday, December 12

Happy Holidays from the Apollo Theater

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2013 by jaguargold

coke_apollo_theatre_662_1385584380The world’d famous APOLLO THEATER along with the  COCA COLA COMPANY will host a FREE EVENT ENTITLED WINTER WONDERLAND, ON DECEMBER 14TH 2013 FROM 2-6 PM, ON 125TH STREET. Bring the family and friends and especially the children to enjoy some of New York’s best choirs and have your picture taken with Santa Claus.  For more information you can visit the Apollo Theater Website http://www.apollotheater.org

 

 

HARLEM TREE LIGHTING EVENT

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

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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 Nelson Mandela

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2013 by jaguargold

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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.

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