Monthly Archives March 2014

The Bernie Casey Chronicles

Bernie Casey 2

I fell in love with Bernie Casey when I saw the film Cleopatra Jones. I have been a fan every since. I hope you will enjoy our tribute to Bernie and his contributions to the film industry.

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How Slavery and African Food Traditions Shaped American Cooking

How Slavery and African Food Traditions Shaped American Cooking

The Museum Of UnCut Funk celebrates the contributions of Africans and their culinary expertise during slavery. This article was written by Karen Pinchin for National Geographic.

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Speed Jaxon by Jay Jackson circa 1933

Speed Jaxon by Jay Jackson circa 1933

Speed Jaxon was a WWII-era comic strip by Pol Curi aka Jay Jackson that ran in Black newspapers like the Chicago Defender. The focus of Speeds character was on wartime adventures with a  message of inclusion and equality.

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The Art of Salaam Muhammad

The Art of Salaam Muhammad

The young brothers marching under the word VIBE in the above image remind me of the days when I would visit my great grandmother in Harlem. I would see these young men marching in meticulous formation, dressed to the 9’s in their dark suits and bow ties. My grandfather would later tell me “those young men were from Temple Number 7” as it was known back in the day. The Museum Of UnCut Funk welcomes the art of Salaam Muhammad.

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What’s Happening At The Museum?

What’s Happening At The Museum?

We are busy getting our traveling exhibitions booked in museums around the country. There are more exhibitions to come, so stay tuned! 201,437 people have seen one of our funky traveling exhibitions to date!!!

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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered In New York Times

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered In New York Times

The Museum Of UnCut Funk recently sat down with Felicia Lee from the New York Times for an interview about all things funky!

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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Reviewed By FanBros

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Reviewed By FanBros

FanBros reporter Maya Davis met the Museum Of UnCut Funk at the Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture to see the Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition and interview the Curators. Her review is below.

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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Press Coverage

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Press Coverage

Review all of the press coverage received to date for the Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition National Museum Tour.

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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered On Positively Black

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Covered On Positively Black

Tracie Strahan interviewed Sista ToFunky about the Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition Tour for the WNBC-4 Public Affairs program Positively Black.

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Commander In Comedy

Commander In Comedy

President Barack Obama is definitely doing it his way in his second term. Think he cares if his haters can’t take a joke…got news for ya, he’s laughin’ at ya.

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Barack, Michelle And The Women Of Soul

Barack, Michelle And The Women Of Soul

During the tenure of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama I can definitely say there has been a whole lot more SOUL up in the people’s house…

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Oscar Diversity: The WIN – WIN!!! A Funky Prophecy

Oscar Diversity: The WIN – WIN!!! A Funky Prophecy

Last night was a historical one for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).  Headed by Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to hold the position, diversity was exemplary at the Oscars.  Hosted by the Fabulous Ellen DeGeneres, the list of winners and nominees was multi-cultural as well as valid, in that they made poignant statements regarding sexual; age; gender; class; and racial discrimination.  This was the best thing about the winners and nominees of this year’s ceremony.

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Expert Thief, Infiltrator And Escape Artist Queen Of Diamonds

Expert Thief, Infiltrator And Escape Artist Queen Of Diamonds

Queen of Diamonds appeared in Spidey Super Stories #23, June 1977. She was created by Janet Gari and Winslow Mortimer based on the Electric Company script by Tom Whedon.

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Valerie from Spidey Super Stories #6

Valerie from Spidey Super Stories #6

Valerie from the Spidey Super Stories #6 (circa March 1974) was created by Jean Thomas, Winslow Mortimer, Mike Esposito and Tony Mortellaro based on the Electric Company script by Sara Compton.

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