Monthly Archives September 2015

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Press Release – Reading

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Press Release – Reading

READING PUBLIC MUSEUM OPENS THREE NEW EXHIBITIONS

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A PASSION 4 PRINCE – “HIT n RUN”

A PASSION 4 PRINCE – “HIT n RUN”

All true Prince friends, fans and admirers don’t believe he makes any bad music, we just like some of his albums more than others.  I honestly have not heard all of his releases, in their entirety over the past several years, but his latest CD “HIT n RUN” is FUN!

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FUNKING UP The Southern Bar Scene

FUNKING UP The Southern Bar Scene

How Five African-American Women Are Shaking Up Atlanta’s Cocktail Scene.

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FOR THE FUNKIN’ LOVE OF LIZZ

FOR THE FUNKIN’ LOVE OF LIZZ

Lizz Wright’s fifth album “Freedom & Surrender” drops on October 16th.  A revelation in music since her first release “Salt,” I’m looking forward to the new work.  Although Wright’s music ain’t FUNK, the spiritual nature of her flavor and delivery, is consistently off the FUNKIN’ CHAIN!

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The Jemima Code: Celebrating African-American Cookbooks

The Jemima Code: Celebrating African-American Cookbooks

When 23rd president Benjamin Harrison and his wife, Caroline, fired their French chef and hired Dolly Johnson, a free black woman who had worked for them in Indianapolis, the move made national headlines. This is in jarring contrast with the recent headlines we’ve seen asking, “Where are all of the black chefs?” Then, as now, they were there doing their thing, hiding in plain sight.  — Chef Adrian Miller. Photo Credit Library of Congress: Dolly Johnson, the White House cook for president Benjamin Harrison.

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The “N” Word: Forever Alive in Hollywood Film Titles

The “N” Word: Forever Alive in Hollywood Film Titles

Josiah Howard is the author of “Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide” (now in a fourth printing). His writing credits include articles for The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, The Village Voice and Motion Picture. Here is his latest article on the use of the N Word in Hollywood.

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African Americans Shake Up Wine Industry Stereotypes

African Americans Shake Up Wine Industry Stereotypes

Some of the Black women who were KICKED OFF the Nappa Valley Wine Train.

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FILTHY FUNKED UP PHARMACISTS: THE DOPE ON HEROIN

FILTHY FUNKED UP PHARMACISTS: THE DOPE ON HEROIN

The “War On Drugs” has been a farce from it’s inception.  Created by government as a means of appeasing citizens, the angle was to make the non-thinker believe that law enforcement, actually had a hold or some level of control on drug trafficking.  Although the information I’ve compiled in this blurb is contained, it’s fairly meaty, however none of it is new and it only scratches the surface.

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