Monthly Archives January 2012

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition Toonseum Opening Night

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition Toonseum Opening Night

2012 Toonseum Exhibition

The Museum Of UnCut Funk successfully completed it’s first showing of Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution at the ToonSeum in Pittsburgh, Pa. They have a beautiful space and we were very excited to have worked with them to kick off this historically important traveling exhibition.

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THE POLOTRICKS OF BLACK FILM AND THE BITTERSWEET COVETED OSCARS

THE POLOTRICKS OF BLACK FILM AND THE BITTERSWEET COVETED OSCARS

 

The nominees are in… this past Tuesday the annual Oscar nominations were announced.  A lover of movies, I was always impressed by a show that honored the best of the best in film as a youth.

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FUNKIN’ D’Angelo and Van Hunt – Are They Back?

FUNKIN’ D’Angelo and Van Hunt – Are They Back?

D’Angelo is doing a European tour!  According to various websites, he rocked the stage of Filadelfiakyrkan Church in Stockholm last night.

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The FUNKY Chicken – It Ain’t Just a Dance

The FUNKY Chicken – It Ain’t Just a Dance

“Can You Guess What McDonald’s Food Item This Is? Say hello to mechanically separated chicken.

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2012 State Of The Union Address

2012 State Of The Union Address

January 24, 2012
President Obama
State Of The Union Address
9:10 P.M. EST

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NICKI SAYS YOU’RE A “STUPID HOE”

NICKI SAYS YOU’RE A “STUPID HOE”

 
 
It’s been almost a year since my blog entry on the rivalry between Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim.  Just when you thought it was over, Nicki’s back with a new track called “Stupid Hoe.”

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DOCTOR OF THE FUNK – The Honorable George Clinton

DOCTOR OF THE FUNK – The Honorable George Clinton

One who started out as a hair stylist and a staff writer for Motown Records in the late 60s, these days is known as one of the architects of FUNK.  To honor his contributions and innovative approach to music, Berklee will grant the musician a Doctorate of Music degree on February 16th.

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RED TAILS BRINGS THE FUNK

RED TAILS BRINGS THE FUNK

 
 
The new movie “Red Tails” garnered the number-two spot among top box office grossing films in its first week of release. It’s the story about the Tuskegee Airman of World War II.

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Tuskegee Redtails Animation Project

Tuskegee Redtails Animation Project

The Tuskegee airmen were so called because most of the Black pilots were trained at Tuskegee University in Alabama during the 1940s. Through their bravery and actions, the Tuskegee airmen joined the ranks of other patriotic Americans who defended the United States of America against the Axis military powers during World War 2.

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Those We Lost in 2011

Those We Lost in 2011

 

Let’s not wait to honor those we love, admire, look up to and respect, in death.

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Juanita Brown aka Black Starlet

Juanita Brown aka Black Starlet

Chris Munger directed this 1974 blaxploitation version of the popular skinflick Starlet!…1969. The story concerns Clara, Juanita Brown, an aspiring actress from the housing projects of Gary, Indiana, who goes to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune.

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Bootsy Collins

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Funk Gettin Ready To Roll

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Rufus And Chaka Khan

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Soul Train

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P-Funk

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Jimmy Castor Gone But Not Forgotten!

Jimmy Castor Gone But Not Forgotten!

Funk saxophonist Jimmy Castor, who recorded a string of R&B hits in the 1970s with his group, the Jimmy Castor Bunch, died on Monday January 16, 2012 in Las Vegas at the age of 71 from possible heart failure.

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Real Deal Comix

Real Deal Comix

You want some raw adult comix shit! Then this is da shit. It’s so raw I’m speechless. These motherfuckers, in the comix book, are straight out of the 1970’s and they forgot to grow up.

From The Curator’s collection The Museum of UnCut Funk presents The Real Deal Comix…issues 1,3,4,5,6. Issues 2 is sold out and damn near impossible to find.

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Blacks, The Military and Comics Books Circa Civil War, 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s

Blacks, The Military and Comics Books Circa Civil War, 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s

 

In a time of debt ceiling debates, federal budget cuts and the possible reduction in US military spending, I thought it would be befitting to highlight some of the koolest military / war related comic books I could find, many of which are archived in the collection of The Museum of UnCut Funk. As I continue to research military comics and their portrayal of Blacks and other minorities, The Museum of Uncut Funk has created an online exhibition of the comic books presented in this blog.

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Roger Corman’s Cult Classics

Roger Corman’s Cult Classics

The history of the cinema is dotted with “a-star-is-born” films: James Cagney in “Public Enemy,” Boris Karloff in “Frankenstein,” Sylvester Stallone in “Rocky,” Robert De Niro in “Mean Streets.” But for Pam Grier, her star-making film is less auspicious.

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