Monthly Archives January 2013

150 Years Of Emancipation

150 Years Of Emancipation

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Museum Of UnCut Funk sourced a copy of an old Abraham Lincoln / Civil War Comic Book. Would we do it any other way. Hell No!!!

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Bessie Coleman by Jane Sutcliffe

Bessie Coleman by Jane Sutcliffe

The Museum Of UnCut Funk discovered this article by Jane Stucliffe. We have emailed Ms. Stucliffe for an interview but have not heard from her as of yet. We hope you enjoy her essay.

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Collecting With Kareem — Don’t Call Me a Hoarder

Collecting With Kareem — Don’t Call Me a Hoarder

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a New York Times best-selling author who has written seven books, including Black Profiles in Courage; A Season on the Reservation; Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII’s Forgotten Heroes; On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance; and What Color is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors. He is also an avid collector. Here is his story.

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Second Inauguration Newspapers – Part Four

Second Inauguration Newspapers – Part Four

January 22nd, 2013
Newspaper Covers From Around The World

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Second Inauguration Day Newspapers – Part Three

Second Inauguration Day Newspapers – Part Three

January 22nd, 2013
Newspaper Covers From Around The World

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Second Inauguration Day Newspapers – Part Two

Second Inauguration Day Newspapers – Part Two

January 22nd, 2013
Newspaper Covers From Around The World

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Second Inauguration Day Newspapers – Part One

Second Inauguration Day Newspapers – Part One

January 22nd, 2013
Newspaper Covers From Around The World

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Second Inauguration Day Photos

Second Inauguration Day Photos

January 21st, 2013
Barack Obama
Second Inauguration Day Photos

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The 2013 Inaugural Luncheon

The 2013 Inaugural Luncheon

After President Obama is sworn in and delivers his Inaugural Address, he will be wined and dined at the Inaugural Luncheon in the historic National Statuary Hall at the US Capitol.

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The Second Time Around

The Second Time Around

How amazing is it that President Barack Obama has been sworn in for his second term on Martin Luther King, Jr. day!

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Second Inauguration Day Websites

Second Inauguration Day Websites

January 21st, 2013
Second Inauguration Day
Website Coverage

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WHO THE FUNK IS JEYMES SAMUEL?

WHO THE FUNK IS JEYMES SAMUEL?

I believe Jeymes Samuel is an artist on the rise to watch.  The frontman for the group The Bullitts, Samuel is a producer/singer/songwriter and filmmaker.

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THE FUNK AND FIRE OF ALICIA KEYS

THE FUNK AND FIRE OF ALICIA KEYS

Alicia Keys will be the first entertainer to perform three times at the Super Bowl.  The singer is doing the National Anthem at the game this year on February 3rd in New Orleans.

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Celebrating MLK

Celebrating MLK

We celebrate the 84th birthday and the official holiday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by presenting some of his famous speeches and interviews. While we remember the man, let’s also reflect upon his words. You can also read the text and hear King’s delivery of his famous “I Have A Dream” speech here.

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Organizing For America

Organizing For America

And They Don’t Stop, Won’t Stop…

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The Friday Foster Chronicles!

Friday Foster Banner

The Girl Is Baad!!!

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Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Ethel Morgan Smith

Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Ethel Morgan Smith

Noted author and scholar Ethel Morgan Smith sat down with the Museum Of UnCut Funk and shared her thoughts on some of the greatest female writers during the Black Arts Movement and her personal stories growing up in the South and living and studying in Germany. Smith captures her experiences in her self published books From Whence Cometh My Help: The African American Community at Hollins College and Reflections of the Other: Being Black in Germany. Our interview with Ethel is below. Thank you Ethel.

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Chadwick Boseman stars in “42”

Chadwick Boseman stars in “42”

Brian Helgeland and Legendary Pictures are producing a new film based on history’s most celebrated baseball figure, Jackie Robinson, in collaboration with Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson.

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Django UnChained – The Comic Book

Django UnChained – The Comic Book

I’m a big Quentin Tarantino fan and have been for years. Why? Because he loves Blaxploitation, he gets it and like the Museum Of UnCut Funk he pays homage to it…through his films. I saw Django Unchained and I loved it. It was a funny, brutal love story that happened to have slavery as a back drop. I haven’t seen the original but I plan to.

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Soul Food Disappearing in Chicago as Blacks Leave

Soul Food Disappearing in Chicago as Blacks Leave

Duct tape covers a large crack in the premier booth at Hard Time Josephine’s Cooking, where waitresses still call you “sweetie” and customers come for the steaming shrimp bisque and homemade peach cobbler with just a hint of cinnamon.

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