Monthly Archives February 2013

Rosa Parks Is Honored With A Statue At The Capitol

Rosa Parks Is Honored With A Statue At The Capitol

Rosa Parks has become the first Black woman to be honored with a life-size statue in the Capitol. The statue of Mrs. Parks captures her waiting to be arrested on Dec. 1, 1955, after she refused to give up her seat for a white passenger on a crowded segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She is seated, dressed in a heavy wool coat and clutching her purse as she looks out of an unseen window waiting for the police.

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Jewish Delis Closing

Jewish Delis Closing

While Jewish delis closing may not seem like a huge food industry trend, those who grew up in a culture where the institutions were a staple may realize what we stand to lose in urban neighborhoods as diners are distracted by flashier, less traditional options — leaving it so storied establishments are dying off with little fanfare.

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Brooklyn Copper Cookware

Brooklyn Copper Cookware

Cafe 70 has been on hiatus but that hasn’t stopped me from keeping up with my love of cooking, shopping and most importing eating.

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USPS Stamps for 2013 – Part Two

USPS Stamps for 2013 – Part Two

We continue to build our collection of Black Heritage and Forever Stamps depicting Blacks who have made significant contributions to Amercian History. We recently added the new Emancipation Proclamation stamp that was introduced on January 1, 2013 and the Rosa Parks stamp that was introduced on February 4, 2013. We are now eagerly awaiting the release of two more Black Heritage stamps that will be introduced later this year honoring Althea Gibson and Ray Charles.

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Golden Legacy

Golden Legacy

I did a post on the Golden Legacy series about a year ago where I featured the author Bertram Fitzgerald. All 16 titles is the series were represented but I did not show any pages from the inside of these books. I have now added a few pages below.

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DE’BA Designs

DE’BA Designs

The Museum Of UnCut Funk is pleased to add D’Andhra Bascomb to the Aesthetic Grooves family.

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DELICIOUS FUNKY FRESH MEXICAN FOOD

DELICIOUS FUNKY FRESH MEXICAN FOOD

I usually leave all that’s FUNKY in food up to Cafe 70 and Sista ToFunky, but I just had to share, as I know she wants to get down with this!

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THE FULL STRENGTH FUNK BAND

THE FULL STRENGTH FUNK BAND

The Full Strength Funk Band are rated number-one on ReverbNation. Groovin’ the stages of San Diego, these folks make it their business to honor FUNK.

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Daddy Cool Graphic Novel – Chapter 1

Daddy Cool Graphic Novel – Chapter 1

I have always been a fan of black and white comic art. When I first saw the Daddy Cool graphic novel I read it right away and I spent a lot of time studying the black and white art on each page. For me, there is nothing like a graphic novel or a comic book drawn in black and white. It’s classic…almost like a black and white photograph.

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Daddy Cool – The Graphic Novel

Daddy Cool – The Graphic Novel

Daddy Cool is one of the first graphic novels the Museum Of UnCut Funk archived in it’s collection. Being a fan of Black and White comics I sought out this novel for the collection. I have found very little written about Daddy Cool. I did, however, come across one article written by Kristy Valenti for Comixology. We thank Kristy for allowing the Museum Of UnCut Funk to reprint her article.

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2013 State Of The Union Address

2013 State Of The Union Address

President Obama
State Of The Union Address
February 12, 2013

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Collecting Black History Icons I

Collecting Black History Icons I

Here are a few items from the Museum Of UnCut Funk collection that commemorate the accomplishments of three strong Black women who are Black History Icons.

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The FUNKALICIOUS TOP-10 for 2012

The FUNKALICIOUS TOP-10 for 2012

My Top-10 and favorites for 2012 ranged from a legend to the future in music.  Bonnie Raitt is a nine-time Grammy winner.  At this year’s ceremony she won her tenth – and first since 1996 – for “Slipstream”, taking the Best Americana Album honor.

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Collecting Black History Icons II

Collecting Black History Icons II

Here are a few items from the Museum Of UnCut Funk collection that commemorate the accomplishments of three Black History Icons.

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Come and Be Black For Me – Ethel Morgan Smith

Come and Be Black For Me – Ethel Morgan Smith

Ethel Smith wrote “Come and Be Black For Me” for The Baltimore Sun several years ago. When she shared this article with the Museum of UnCut Funk I could definitely relate, as I too have been asked once a year to do “something” for Black History Month. I hope you enjoy reading this.

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Black Samurai – The Book Series

Black Samurai – The Book Series

The Museum Of UnCut Funk has added the Black Samurai stories by Marc Olden to it’s ever growing collection of 1970’s crime novels. We have books 1,2,3 and 5 and are currently looking for books 4,6,7 and 8. These books were published in 1974 and 1975 and we have the 1st printed issues in our collection.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 4 – 1973

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1973 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, with the exception of Ganja and Hess, Heavy Traffic and The Black Bunch.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 3 – 1972

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1972 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, with the exception of A Place Called Today, Fritz The Cat, Is The Father Black Enough and The Limit.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 2 – 1971

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1971 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, with the exception of Black Chariot.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 1 – 1970

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1970 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, except Ghetto Freaks and The McMasters.

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