Monthly Archives December 2012

The 2013 Glyph Comic Awards

The 2013 Glyph Comic Awards

Do You Feel like Black Comic Books and their creators could use more recognition?

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Brown v Board Of Education Commemorative Bronze Medal

Brown v Board Of Education Commemorative Bronze Medal

The 1954 Supreme Court case known as Brown versus Board of Education of Topeka (Kansas) actually included five cases from five different states, but all the cases related to the issue of ending racial segregation in public schools. The Commemorative Bronze Medal commemorating this seminal case is in the collection of the Museum Of UnCut Funk.

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Promises Kept

Promises Kept

Here is Politifact’s take, via The Daily Kos, on how Barack Obama has performed relative to the promises that he made for his first term (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/02/1166659/-Politifact-Obama-passes-200-promises-kept#). The Daily Kos article points out that Obama has kept over 200 promises, compromised on 101 and broken 109. He has kept or compromised on 3 out of 5. Not bad considering the obstruction that he has faced. Here is a summary of some of the most important actions that the President has taken.

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Mr. Funny Man

Mr. Funny Man

Here are some of the funnier, more amusing, whimsical images of President Barack Obama. Kind of a Presidential blooper reel. Well, at least he has been able to keep his sense of humor.

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More Motown: The Musical

More Motown: The Musical

Chrysler just released their new commercial featuring Berry Gordy riding in their new Motown 300C. This spot is supposed to air during the Super Bowl. It is nice to see Gordy and Motown get the accolades they deserve. Give them their flowers while they are here…

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The Panthers Protested Blaxploitation?

The Panthers Protested Blaxploitation?

I learned something new about the Blaxploitation movement, that in addition to the NAACP, the Black Panthers at some point also started to protest this genre of film. Seems like they had more of a love / hate relationship with Blaxploitation.

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Tuskegee Airmen Commemorative Bronze Medal

Tuskegee Airmen Commemorative Bronze Medal

The Tuskegee Airmen Commemorative Bronze Medal has been added to the Museum Of UnCut Funk Coin and Medals collection.

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USPS Stamps for 2013 – Part One

USPS Stamps for 2013 – Part One

Here are two of the latest stamps to be released in 2013 by the USPS that represent the history of Black America.

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Dorothy Height Commemorative Bronze Medal

Dorothy Height Commemorative Bronze Medal

The Dorothy Height Commemorative Bronze Medal has been added to the Museum Of UnCut Funk Coin and Medal Collection.

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‘Trouble Man’ At 40: A Classic, But Where’s Its Cult?

‘Trouble Man’ At 40: A Classic, But Where’s Its Cult?

The Museum of UnCut Funk thanks jimi izrael for allowing us to use an excerpt from his current article on the 40th anniversary of Trouble Man.

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Looking back at ‘Blaxploitation’ films by Stephen Whitty

Looking back at ‘Blaxploitation’ films by Stephen Whitty

Stephen Whitty is a writer for The Star Ledger, the largest newspaper in New Jersey. Stephen has agreed to allow the Museum Of UnCut Funk to reprint a excerpt from his article.

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TIME Person Of The Year – AGAIN!!!

TIME Person Of The Year – AGAIN!!!

Wow! Has there ever been another President who has been selected to be TIME’s Person of the Year twice during their reign? Barack Obama was TIME Person Of The Year in 2008 (http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2011/10/16/time-magazine-person-of-the-year/) and he has earned a repeat in 2012 (http://poy.time.com/2012/12/19/person-of-the-year-barack-obama/). He’s a baaaad man!!!

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Prince ROCKS Dubai Tonight!

Prince ROCKS Dubai Tonight!

Prince’s latest video is a bit of a departure from many of his hits over the years.  One who has boasted about his sexual prowess and a voracious appetite for partying and the night life, “Rock and Roll Love Affair” touches on the vulnerability and humble side of a “Rock Star”, check it out.

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DJANGO UNCHAINED, IS OFF THE FUNKIN’ CHAIN

DJANGO UNCHAINED, IS OFF THE FUNKIN’ CHAIN

“Django Unchained” is everything a Quentin Tarantino fan expects it to be — Don’t miss it.  It stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and Christopher Waltz.

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Free Angela And Other Political Prisoners

Free Angela And Other Political Prisoners

Free Angela And Other Political Prisoners is a new documentary produced by Shola Lynch that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. Lynch is best known for her 2005 documentary Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed, on Shirley Chisholm’s historic 1972 Presidential run, which won a peabody award in 2006.

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Sistas: The Musical

Sistas: The Musical

Sistas: The Musical had my head bouncing, my toes tapping and my off key voice singing (to myself, of course). This off Broadway production is a hidden jewel and a musical delight.

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Heroes and Villains by Kevin Greene

Heroes and Villains by Kevin Greene

I saw Kevin’s work at New York Comic Con this year and really dug his celebrity caricatures, especially Nichelle Nichols aka Lt.Uhura. I was later contacted by another artist who told me to take a look at Kevin’s art. Kevin I like your creativity and I appreciate your patience. Please keep us updated on your projects…Sista ToFunky!

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THE FUNK OF BRAZIL!

THE FUNK OF BRAZIL!

Brazil has always been hot, but it’s going to be sizzling for the next few years, as the South American country has two major events on the horizon.

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Luís Alves Illustration

Luís Alves Illustration

I received an image of Luis’ work that was sent to me via facebook. I have never seen graphic design quite like this before. Being such a huge fan of 1970’s Black culture, Luis’ creations blew me away. His designs are very Afrocentric, which of course is appealing to me. His intricate patterns of iconic figures like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Prince and Marvin Gaye are so beautiful that they speak for themselves. I think you are going to like his work.

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The Walking Dead 1970’s Style

The Walking Dead 1970’s Style

The Museum Of UnCut Funk is a big fan of comic book artist Jim Rugg. I introduced myself to Jim several years ago when he published his Afrodisiac graphic novel. When I found out about his latest endeavor, The Walking Dead Ghost Variant, I purchased a copy for the Museum collection and contacted Jim to ask him if I could include it in our Aesthetic Grooves blog. The article below was reprinted with the consent of Jim Rugg.

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