Monthly Archives May 2009

Flagg Brothers Couture – Circa 1970’s

Flagg Brothers Couture – Circa 1970’s

 

Individualism and self-expression was important for people during the 1970s, no matter how much or how little money a person made. The largest difference between the types of individualism and self-expression in this era was most likely due to both class and taste.

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Bertram Fitzgerald

Bertram Fitzgerald

 

Bertram A Fitzgerald is the publisher of the Golden Legacy Series of Black History Comic books. During the decade between 1966 and 1976 he acted as editor and publisher for the series and wrote almost half the books. He also oversaw production of 7 issues of the integrated teen comic Fast Willie Jackson, as well as an anti drug comic.

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Shirley Chisholm – Catalyst For Change

Shirley Chisholm – Catalyst For Change

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
She Was Ahead Of Her Time

This tireless fighter for the poor made history in Congress and at the Democratic National Convention. Shirley Anita St. Hill was born in Brooklyn on Nov. 30, 1924.

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President Obama Nominates Sonia Sotomayor To The Supreme Court

President Obama Nominates Sonia Sotomayor To The Supreme Court

For Immediate Release
May 26, 2009
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
IN NOMINATING JUDGE SONIA SOTOMAYOR TO THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT
10:13 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Well, I’m excited, too.  (Laughter.)

Of the many responsibilities granted to a President by our Constitution, few are more serious or more consequential than selecting a Supreme Court justice.  The members of our highest court are granted life tenure, often serving long after the Presidents who appointed them.  And they are charged with the vital task of applying principles put to paper more than 20 [sic] centuries ago to some of the most difficult questions of our time.

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The Funk Of Black Eyed Peas

The Funk Of Black Eyed Peas

I’ve been so immersed in FUNK since I began writing this blog that I’ve FUNKED up a lot of stuff. Lately, anything that is good to me, I’ve labeled it FUNK because FUNK is so FUNKEN good. I’ve been so FUNKY that my editor started to wonder if I’m out of my FUNKEN mind 😉

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The Awesome FUNK of Geoffrey Holder

The Awesome FUNK of Geoffrey Holder

Recently, totally impromptu, I had the fortune of attending a Gordon Parks exhibit at Hermes on Madison Avenue with illustrious friends Kellyn, Charlotte and Michael via the invitation of Sir Havelock Nelson. While there, I was blessed with the opportunity to meet the great Geoffrey Holder.

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President Obama Delivers The Commencement Adress At The US Naval Academy

President Obama Delivers The Commencement Adress At The US Naval Academy

For Immediate Release
May 22, 2009
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
AT THE UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY COMMENCEMENT
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, Maryland
10:18 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Please, be seated. Governor O’Malley, thank you for your generous introduction and for your leadership here in Maryland. Vice Admiral Fowler and faculty, distinguished guests, parents, family and friends, the Brigade of Midshipmen — (applause) — and most importantly, the graduates of the Class of 2009. (Applause.) Seven hundred and fifty-six Navy and, I am told, the largest number of Marines in Naval Academy history. (Applause.)

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Queen Latifah’s New Funk

Queen Latifah’s New Funk

Have you heard Queen Latifah’s new song? On her forthcoming CD, “Persona,” the Queen’s new track has a splash of FUNK with her single “Cue The Rain.”

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Farrah Fawcett Is Funky

Farrah Fawcett Is Funky

Being one of the smartest blondes in Hollywood since Marilyn Monroe, FUNKY; Nailing UCLA for leaking her medical records and taking credit for California law being changed due to a security breach, TOO FUNKY; Doing your own documentary on your life as your body slowly succumbs to cancer before E! does a True Hollywood Story, FUNKALICIOUS!

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Funky Mother’s Day

Funky Mother’s Day

I wrote this poem for all the mothers I know this past Mother’s Day and sent it to them via e-mail. I thought you, my current and future readers, might appreciate it 😉

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President Obama Delivers The Commencement Address At Notre Dame

President Obama Delivers The Commencement Address At Notre Dame

For Immediate Release
May 17, 2009
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
IN COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
3:06 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, first of all, congratulations, Class of 2009.  (Applause.)  Congratulations to all the parents, the cousins — (applause) — the aunts, the uncles — all the people who helped to bring you to the point that you are here today.  Thank you so much to Father Jenkins for that extraordinary introduction, even though you said what I want to say much more elegantly.  (Laughter.)  You are doing an extraordinary job as president of this extraordinary institution.  (Applause.)  Your continued and courageous — and contagious — commitment to honest, thoughtful dialogue is an inspiration to us all.  (Applause.)

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First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers The Commencement Address At University Of California Merced

First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers The Commencement Address At University Of California Merced

For Immediate Release
May 16, 2009
REMARKS BY THE FIRST LADY
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-MERCED COMMENCEMENT
University of California-Merced
Merced, California
2:27 P.M. PDT

MRS. OBAMA:  Thank you.  Thank you so much, Class of 2009.  (Applause.)  All I can say is wow, and good afternoon, everyone.  I am so proud of these graduates.  We have to just give them one big round of applause before I start.  This is just an amazing day.  (Applause.)  I want to thank Dick for that lovely introduction.  He makes for a good companion when you have to go to an inauguration.  (Laughter.)  So I’m glad he could be here with me today.  I appreciate all that he has done to make this day so very special.

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President Obama Delivers The Commencement Address At Arizona State University

President Obama Delivers The Commencement Address At Arizona State University

For Immediate Release
May 14, 2009
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT
Sun Devil Stadium
Tempe, Arizona
May 13, 2009
7:59 P.M. MST

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you, ASU.  (Applause.)  Thank you very much.  Thank you very much.  Thank you so much.  Thank you — please.  Well, thank you, President Crow, for that extremely generous introduction, for your inspired leadership as well here at ASU.  And I want to thank the entire ASU community for the honor of attaching my name to a scholarship program that will help open the doors of higher education to students from every background.  What a wonderful gift.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  That notion of opening doors of opportunity to everybody, that is the core mission of this school; it’s a core mission of my presidency; and I hope this program will serve as a model for universities across this country.  So thank you so much.  (Applause.)

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The Rick James Interview – Part One

The Rick James Interview – Part One

At the young impressionable age of 15, I heard a song that altered my perception of music and how I listened to the lyrics amidst the groove. “Some people might say I’m infatuated, I don’t care cause they really don’t know. They’ll never see or hear the things I do with you. So far as I’m concerned they all can go to hell.”

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Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

Below is a short called “Trek Turner”, a remix of the cartoon version featuring Lieutenant Uhura from the Star Trek animated series, dubbed over with Nichelle Nichols’ dialogue from the 1974 blaxploitation film “Truck Turner”. Animated or live action, that’s one Bad Ass Bitch!

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President Obama 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner

President Obama 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner

For Immediate Release
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ ASSOCIATION DINNER
May 9, 2009
Washington Hilton
Washington, D.C.
9:56 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you, everybody.  Good evening.  You know, I had an entire speech prepared for this wonderful occasion, but now that I’m here I think I’m going to try something a little different.  Tonight I want to speak from the heart.  I’m going to speak off the cuff.  (Teleprompters rise.)  (Laughter and applause.)

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Funk Ad(d)s Up 2 $ – Part Deux

Funk Ad(d)s Up 2 $ – Part Deux

Here are some more examples of funk adding up to $…

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