Sista ToFunky and Bianca Gray share a passion for being entrepreneurs. We have forged a friendship that exceeds our day jobs and we provide each other with a level of support that few can understand. The Museum Of UnCut Funk is delighted to support Bianca in her latest endeavor.
Noted author and scholar Ethel Morgan Smith sat down with the Museum Of UnCut Funk and shared her thoughts on some of the greatest female writers during the Black Arts Movement and her personal stories growing up in the South and living and studying in Germany. Smith captures her experiences in her self published books From Whence Cometh My Help: The African American Community at Hollins College and Reflections of the Other: Being Black in Germany. Our interview with Ethel is below. Thank you Ethel.
The blaxploitation film era of the 1970s was one of the coolest and hippest times in cinematic history. These films were made with low budgets for Black audiences and represented what was going on in the “hood”. At the time these films may have offended some but they had a huge impact on many others and Black culture as a whole. A number of these films were some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters of the time.
The Museum Of UnCut Funk loves blaxploitation so much that we had to interview Josiah Howard, author of Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide. This book is in our funky library! So sit back as we take a ride with Josiah’s as he talks about his love of the greatest period in cinematic history.
I remember rushing to my computer to order my copy of Women Of Blaxploitation the minute I learned this book had been published. I felt as if there was someone else who “got it”… about one of the greatest times in Black cinematic history and the impact that Black women had in these films.
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 two 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.
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.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Robert Schnakenberg and discuss his Spoof Comic books Soul Trek Volumes 1 and 2.
Back in October, 2010 the curator of The Museum Of UnCut Funk was interviewed by Dr. Carol Adams, the host of African Diaspora Today, on WVON 1690 AM in Chicago. Dr. Adams is also the Chief Executive Officer of the DuSable Museum of African American History. Check it out.
On June 11, 2012 the curator of The Museum Of UnCut Funk was interviewed by Skip Funktologist from Jammin KZKO The Vibe internet radio in Denver. We discussed the museum, the collection and more. Check it out.
Over the Memorial day weekend, the curators of The Museum Of UnCut Funk were interviewed by Kim Kane, radio personality for Power 105.1 radio in NY. Kim is also the host of the community affairs program Power On The Block. We discuss the museum collection, our Black animation touring exhibition and other initiatives that we are working on. Check it out.
I came across DJ Skeme Richards blog by pure luck. After spending some time reading his blog entries I was impressed with his love for the 1970′s. He doesn’t just collect 1970′s memorabilia, he has an obsession that is greater than mine.