Monthly Archives December 2009

Percy Sutton

Percy Sutton

 
America has truly lost an icon of cultural signifigance. As a 20+ year veteran in the business of entertainment, my foundation would not exist, had it not been for him. Percy Sutton, the founder of Inner City Broadcasting – the home of New York’s first and only black-owned radio station, has passed.

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Funky Christmas Part 2 – The Beatles To Alicia Keys

Funky Christmas Part 2 – The Beatles To Alicia Keys

 
This Christmas I was very fortunate to get the gift of music. Two of my favorite people in the world bestowed treasures upon me that I’ll cherish for years to come. On Christmas Eve, as I did the last of the trimming to the tree, I opened my gift from Chantalle. It was a Beatles Christmas tree ornament. A scenic piece of pottery, the “Fab Four” are presented complete with instruments, as if they’re playing music from their early days of fame.

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Funky Christmas

Funky Christmas

It’s been a minute since my last blog entry. As we approach the end of 2009, the year 2010 has got to be Funky! Chillin’ in my Brooklyn lair, I’m looking forward to the victories and new beginnings that 2010 will bring.

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D’Urville Martin

D’Urville Martin

D’Urville Martin was an actor, director and producer who was considered one of the hardest working men during the Blaxploitation film era.

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Roxie Roker

Roxie Roker

Roxie Roker may best be remembered for playing outspoken Helen Willis for ten years on the popular television sitcom The Jeffersons.

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Champale Tastes Like Champagne???

Champale Tastes Like Champagne???

What??? Looks like champagne, pours like champagne, tastes like champagne! But it cost PENNIES more than beer! Yeah right! This ad was straight from Madison Ave…or maybe Harlem…Ad executives went further to suggest that Champale would taste better served in a stemmed glass. LOL!!! Well, actually it did if you were around during the 1970’s.

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The New Look of Black Barbie

The New Look of Black Barbie

The new line of darker-skinned Barbie BFFs may be a vast improvement over Mattel’s notorious “Colored Francie” of the 1960’s or the inexplicable “Oreo Fun Barbie” of 1997, but they’re still not quite Michelle Obama.

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Nostalgic Funk “Hambone Cigars”

Nostalgic Funk “Hambone Cigars”

The Museum of UnCut Funk has a warm spot in our hearts for Vintage Black Advertising Memorabilia and we now have a few HAMBONE pieces as a part of our collection. Whether it be crate labels, tins or posters we collect it all for the both the historical and artistic value of the items.

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President Obama Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

President Obama Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

A Just And Lasting Peace

Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Distinguished Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, citizens of America, and citizens of the world:

I receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility. It is an award that speaks to our highest aspirations – that for all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice.

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Negro Leagues Memorabilia

Negro Leagues Memorabilia

Many of you may know that the Negro League was established on February 13, 1920, at a YMCA in Kansas City, Missouri. Andrew “Rube” Foster, the man who organized the league, served as its president.

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My Main Man Thalmus Rasulala

My Main Man Thalmus Rasulala

Thalmus Rasulala was born Jack Chowder on November 15th, 1939. One of the many Black actors from the 1970’s and beyond who never got his rightful due, Thalmus will always be at the top of my list of great performers.

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