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CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money

CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money

The Museum Of UnCut Funk was recently interviewed by Charles Morgan, Editor at CoinWeek.com about our museum, our commemorative coin, medal and medallion collection and other funky topics.

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THE ART OF THE CHAMP: ARTISTS TALK ABOUT VISUALLY REPRESENTING ALI

THE ART OF THE CHAMP: ARTISTS TALK ABOUT VISUALLY REPRESENTING ALI

The Museum Of UnCut Funk was recently interviewed for an article written by Patrick Sauer from Vice Sports about visual representations of Muhammad Ali.

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Museum Of UnCut Funk Partners With The Google Cultural Institute

Museum Of UnCut Funk Partners With The Google Cultural Institute

The Museum Of UnCut Funk brings images from it’s FUNKY Collection online with the Google Cultural Institute

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Vintage Black Heroes – Blackjack – The Adventures Of Arron Day

Vintage Black Heroes – Blackjack – The Adventures Of Arron Day

Blackjack is Arron Day, a Black soldier of fortune living in a tumultuous time.

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Maya Angelou USPS Stamp

Maya Angelou USPS Stamp

First Lady Michelle Obama, White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, Attorney General Eric Holder, singer Valerie Simpson, singer Roberta Flack, Donna Brazile and emcee Melissa Harris-Perry crowded into the Warner Theatre in downtown Washington, D.C., for the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp dedication ceremony.

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Vintage Black Heroes – The Butterfly

Vintage Black Heroes – The Butterfly

The Butterfly was the first Black Female Superheroine to be featured in a comic book.

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Robert Robinson Taylor USPS Stamp

Robert Robinson Taylor USPS Stamp

Robert Robinson Taylor, believed to have been both the first African-American graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the nation’s first academically trained black architect, became the 38th honoree inducted into the Black Heritage stamp series.

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Introducing Our Afrotopia Brand

Introducing Our Afrotopia Brand

Afrotopia, our funky retro brand, features Vintage Black images from the 1950’s.

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Introducing Our SuperBad Soulware Brand

Introducing Our SuperBad Soulware Brand

Our new SuperBad Soulware Line, our funky house brand, includes our SuperBad, SuperFly, SuperBad Superhero, Soul Brother, Soul Sister, Soul Baby and Soul Princess items.

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Introducing Our Funky Turns 40 Brand

Introducing Our Funky Turns 40 Brand

Our new Funky Turns 40 Line, based on our highly successful traveling exhibition, includes our embroidered t-shirts and funky party accessories – everything you need to commemorate your special FUNKY BIRTHDAY or MILESTONE!

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Introducing The Museum Of UnCut Funk Store

Introducing The Museum Of UnCut Funk Store

Just in time for the holiday gift giving season we have launched our virtual Museum Of UnCut Funk Store, the FUNKIEST STORE on the planet!!!

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SuperBad, Super Fly and Soulful

SuperBad, Super Fly and Soulful

Calling all Soul Brothers…

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Sexy, Foxy and Soulful

Sexy, Foxy and Soulful

Calling all Soul Sisters…

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Wilt Chamberlain USPS Stamp

Wilt Chamberlain USPS Stamp

The Forever Stamps focus on two phases of Chamberlain’s career: his days in Philly, where he led the 76ers to an NBA title in 1967; and his days with the Lakers in Los Angeles, where he left with another NBA title.

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More Thoughts on Fat Albert By Floyd Norman

More Thoughts on Fat Albert By Floyd Norman

Floyd  Norman was employed as an inbetweener ( the process of generating intermediate frames between two images to give the appearance that the first image evolves smoothly into the second image) on Sleeping Beauty at Walt Disney Productions, becoming the first Black artist to remain at the studio on a long-term basis. This is a follow up to his article on his recollections of his pitch to Bill Cosby for his new animated show.

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Bill Cosby and Fat Albert by Floyd Norman

Bill Cosby and Fat Albert by Floyd Norman

Floyd E. Norman  is a animator, writer, and comic book artist. Over the course of his career, Norman has worked for a number of animation companies, among them Walt Disney Animation Studios, Hanna-Barbera Productions, Ruby-Spears, Film Roman and Pixar. This is his article on his recollections of his pitch to Bill Cosby for his new animated show.

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Edna Lewis USPS Stamp

Edna Lewis USPS Stamp

Known as “the Grande Dame of Southern Cooking,” Edna Lewis found wisdom in the customs and patterns of her rural Virginia childhood.

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All Negro Comics: Sugarfoot

All Negro Comics: Sugarfoot

Finally, we’ve been able to source digital copies of Sugarfoot from the ground breaking comic book All Negro Comics circa 1947 from the Digital Comic Museum.

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Vintage Black Heroes – Ace Harlem

Vintage Black Heroes – Ace Harlem

Ace Harlem was the first Black Detective to be featured in a comic book.

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Up From Harlem

Up From Harlem

Up From Harlem is a christian biographical drama in comic book form, based on the inspirational book by Rev. Tom Skinner about his Malcolm X-like transformation from street gang member to religious leader.

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