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

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).

Rick Ross – The Devil Is A Lie ft. Jay Z (Produced By K.E. On The Track) [New Music]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by HeRmShOcK

Looks like we have entered Rozay season. With this track they put the haters to rest. Rozay says the devil is a lie and Hov says that he’s the king. So with no further adue we give you prolly the track of the year with The Devil Is A Lie. Enjoy!

[DOWNLOAD HERE] Rick Ross – The Devil Is A Lie ft. Jay Z (Produced By K.E. On The Track) || ALT. LINK || AUDIOMACK

Beyonce – Drunk In Love ft. Jay-Z [New Music]

Posted in Beyonce, Hip-Hop, Jay-Z, R&B with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2013 by HeRmShOcK

As the Beyonce songs roll in we now get the feature with her husband HOV. Need I say more. YES! Here she and him talk about there love but while they are drunk. Gets a lil graphic but hey Its love. take a listen to the song below and check out a preview of the vid. ENJOY!

[DOWNLOAD HERE] Beyonce – Drunk In Love ft. Jay-Z
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Beyonce – Mine ft. Drake [New Music]

Posted in Beyonce, Drake, Hip-Hop, New Music, R&B with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2013 by HeRmShOcK


As the Beyonce album has hit iTunes, it looks like it has hit the net as well. The free downloadable songs ore rolling in and here is the firts with the assistance of Drake. Talking about seperating from HOV among other things, Beyonce links with Drake to let out some of her feelings in her new song MINE. Enjoy! Oh yeah and check out a snippet of the video below along with the download link.

[DOWNLOAD HERE] Beyonce – Mine ft. Drake

Beyonce Unexpectedly Releases New Album

Posted in Beyonce, News, R&B with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2013 by HeRmShOcK

Today is the day I get back on my blog shit, and what do you know Beyonce decides to wait for Scandal to go off then drop her 5th studio album titled non other than “Beyonce.” If you cant wait any longer go  directly to iTunes to download your personal copy of the visual album that consist of 17 videos and 14 songs. this def proves that she’s been working. Im sure all the memes and comments on Instagram are going wild right now. Stay tuned throughout the night for more updates and post on the beginning of Beyonce season.

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

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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

nelson-mandela“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”

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