Can’t Get Enough Of That Funky Stuff

NAACP Comic Book History circa 1964

NAACP Comic Book History circa 1964

Early NAACP Comic Book History – Your Future Rests In Your Hands. This NAACP comic book stresses the importance of voting and other forms of civil engagement like education and employment. Check it out below.

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Collector’s Quest Visits The Museum Of UnCut Funk 2

Collector’s Quest Visits The Museum Of UnCut Funk 2

Back in June, Collector’s Quest visited The Museum of UnCut Funk to do a video shoot featuring our collection for their new website. We posted pictures from the shoot in the pix section of the Museum. We posted the first two videos from the shoot in the Funky Stuff section of the Museum. Here are the next three videos from the shoot. Again, we were very excited about the opportunity to talk to Collector’s Quest because they are one of the premiere collector community websites in the country.

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Collector’s Quest Visits The Museum Of UnCut Funk

Collector’s Quest Visits The Museum Of UnCut Funk

Back in June, Collector’s Quest visited The Museum of UnCut Funk to do a video shoot featuring our collection for their new website. We posted pictures from the shoot in the pix section of the Museum. We were very excited about the opportunity to talk to Collector’s Quest because they are one of the premiere collector community websites in the country.

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Wham Bam Thank You Pam!

Wham Bam Thank You Pam!

Do you know how much I LOVE Pam Grier??? I have got to get both of these for the Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection.

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Shit White Girls Say

Shit White Girls Say

Shit White Girls Say To Black Girls is a parity of a popular viral video series called Shit Girls Say. Franchesca Ramsey, the 28-year-old New York-based blogger, graphic designer, comedian and creator of the series wanted to make a video series that would make people laugh while hopefully opening some eyes. As you can imagine, when she introduced her videos earlier this year she received a lot of buzz, both good and bad.

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Black Folks Don’t

Black Folks Don’t

A good number of Black people have heard it in some colloquial way. “Black folk don’t …” add your own phrase. Who defines this? That is complicated and complex but worth an attempt at an explanation. In some cases, “Black folks don’t” is a statistical fact. Black folk don’t go to the doctor in the numbers they should.

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Soul Britannia Documentary

Soul Britannia Documentary

Soul Britannia is a three-episode documentary from BBC 4 that examines the dynamic impact of Black American and Caribbean sounds on British music and the very fabric of British society. From the 1950s to the present day, Soul Britannia investigates vinyl obsessions, Soul dancing, imitation, innovation and much more. Soul Britannia aired in July, 2007.

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FunkJazz Kafe – A Diary Of A Decade Documentary

FunkJazz Kafe – A Diary Of A Decade Documentary

This film is the story of a cultural legend as told by the innovators of an important, and in some cases overlooked, era in Black culture. Spanning the late 1980′s through to the early 2000′s, this story goes deep into the fabric of soul music, it’s definitions, it’s pioneers, it’s offspring, it’s movements, the challenges with the “mainstream” industry and the evolution of the FunkJazz Kafé, a music and arts movement born of Atlanta’s diverse musical heritage.

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Pump Up The Volume – The History Of House

Pump Up The Volume – The History Of House

Here is a really good documentary on the history of house music, NOT TECHNO, but the real origins of real house music.

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A Blast From The Past: MLK and The Montgomery Story Comic circa 1956

A Blast From The Past: MLK and The Montgomery Story Comic circa 1956

The Montgomery Story comic book was commissioned by the Fellowship of Reconciliation with the permission of Martin Luther King, Jr. The actual creators of the comic are unknown and the artist is said to be a blacklisted comic artist of the time. The purpose of the comic was to spread the message of nonviolence and to get the word out about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. You can read this comic below.

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A Blast From The Past: Harlem Globetrotters Comic circa 1973

A Blast From The Past: Harlem Globetrotters Comic circa 1973

The Hanna-Barbera cartoon series the Harlem Globetrotters aired from Sept 1970 through Oct 1971. Gold Key created a 12-issue comic book series for cartoon that ran from April 1972 through January 1975. You can see all of the covers from this series in one of our previous blog posts. You can read Issue 7, from October 1973 below.

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A Blast From The Past: Harlem Globetrotters Comic circa 1952

A Blast From The Past: Harlem Globetrotters Comic circa 1952

Bill Stern was a radio and a TV sportscaster from the 1920’s-1960’s. In the 1950’s, Ziff-Davis published Bill Stern’s sports stories in the form of a comic book series entitled Bill Stern’s Sports Book. Volume 2 # 2, published in the winter of 1952, contained a story featuring the Harlem Globetrotters. You can read this comic below.

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A Blast From The Past: Satchel Paige Comic circa 1953

A Blast From The Past: Satchel Paige Comic circa 1953

Satchel Paige was a star of both The Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball and the first player from The Negro Leagues to be inducted into the hall of fame. The Ageless Satchel Paige story is from Treasure Chest Comic Vol. 8 # 17, April 23, 1953.

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A Blast From The Past: Sugar Ray Robinson Comic circa 1952

A Blast From The Past: Sugar Ray Robinson Comic circa 1952

Bill Stern was a radio and a TV sportscaster from the 1920’s-1960’s. In the 1950’s, Ziff-Davis published Bill Stern’s sports stories in the form of a comic book series entitled Bill Stern’s Sports Book. Volume 2 #2, published in the winter of 1952, contained a story featuring ‘Sugar’ Ray Robinson, whom many consider to have been the greatest boxer of his time. You can read this comic below.

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A Blast From The Past: Joe Louis Comic circa 1952

A Blast From The Past: Joe Louis Comic circa 1952

Bill Stern was a radio and a TV sportscaster from the 1920’s-1960’s. In the 1950’s, Ziff-Davis published Bill Stern’s sports stories in the form of a comic book series entitled Bill Stern’s Sports Book. Volume 2 # 2, published in the winter of 1952, contained a story featuring Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey. You can read this comic below.

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A Blast From The Past Series: Star Trek circa 1974

A Blast From The Past Series: Star Trek circa 1974

Star Trek was adapted for comics by Gold Key. The first issue was published on July, 1967. This series ran for sixty one issues, through 1979. Lieutenant Uhura, played by Nichelle Nichols, was one of the first positive Black characters on television and also one of the first positive Black characters to appear in a comic book series and later in a Saturday morning animated series.

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A Blast From The Past: Jesse Owens Comic circa 1952

A Blast From The Past: Jesse Owens Comic circa 1952

Treasure Chest Comic vol. 7, #20, June 5, 1952, featured a biography of Jesse Owens in which his undermining of Aryan supremacy in Hitler’s Germany at the Berlin Olympics of 1936 is recounted, as is his subsequent recognition by post-Nazi Germany.

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A Blast From The Past: Joe Louis Comic circa 1950’s

A Blast From The Past: Joe Louis Comic circa 1950’s

The Joe Louis Champion of Champions #2 comic book was published in the early 1950’s by Fawcett publishing. This was Fawcett’s way of  breaking into the Black comic book market. You can read this comic below.

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A Blast From The Past Series: Room 222 circa 1971

A Blast From The Past Series: Room 222 circa 1971

The Room 222 comic book series, published by Dell, ran for 4 issues from January 1970 through January 1971. Issue 4 was a reprint of issue 1. Room 222 was one of my favorite TV series back in the day, which ran from 1969 through 1974. I loved tuning in every week to see what was happening at Walt Whitman High. I loved the characters, the handsome Mr. Dixon played by Lloyd Haynes, and his beautiful girlfriend Miss McIntyre played by Denise Nicholas. There were also the cool students – Pam, played by Ta-Tanisha and Larry played by Eric Laneuville.

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A Blast From The Past Series: I Spy circa 1966

A Blast From The Past Series: I Spy circa 1966

I Spy is a secret agent TV adventure series that ran for three seasons, from 1965 to 1968. I Spy teamed Robert Culp, who played international tennis player Kelly Robinson with Bill Cosby as his trainer, Alexander Scott. I Spy was groundbreaking because it was the first American television drama to feature a Black actor, Bill Cosby, in a lead role.

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