Tag Archives: Black Athletes

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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SERENA’S FUNKY SUCCESS

SERENA’S FUNKY SUCCESS

Wow!  If Serena Williams isn’t winning a tennis tournament, she’s popping up on magazine covers or in an (almost) ad for a new video game.  The FUNK of Serena can’t be stopped.  The winner of The French Open for the second time, she graces the cover of Essence magazine for the July issue.

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Sugar Ray Robinson The Movie

Sugar Ray Robinson The Movie

There is currently a biopic on the life of Sugar Ray Robinson in the works…

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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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On The Shoulders Of Giants

On The Shoulders Of Giants

The feature-length documentary On the Shoulders of Giants honors a group of sports pioneers who have been all but forgotten to time, and it celebrates the legacy of a magical game – and the shoulders that today’s players stand on.

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Smokin’ Joe Frazier

Smokin’ Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier’s life, in and out of the ring, was indelibly tied to the man with whom he had an often poisoned relationship – Muhammad Ali.

Ali and Frazier, who on Monday, November 7, 2011 lost his toughest fight of all to liver cancer aged 67, were at the vanguard of the heavyweight division’s heyday throughout the 1970s.

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Blaxploitation Movie Poster Art – US

The U.S. Digs Blaxploitation!


The first Blaxploitaion film I saw was Foxy Brown. I remember begging my step father to take me to see Foxy Brown. Neither of us knew to content of the film and clearly it was not for a 12 year old to view but I had been such a huge Pam Grier fan.

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Say It Loud! Exhibition

 

You’ve Been Warned.
Say It Loud!
Black Power or Black Nationalism?

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Black Sports Collection

Black Sports Collection

Our sports collection is definitely different than what most people would expect and unique compared to the rest of our museum collection categories in that it encompasses a broad range of items, including: animation, board games, lunch boxes, posters, art, coins, stamps and comic books, as well as a few traditional pieces of autographed sports memorabilia. But we like it because different is what we do…

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Good Bye Bubba Smith

Good Bye Bubba Smith

Bubba Smith, an actor and former NFL player who appeared in the “Police Academy” comedy films, has died at age 66.

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Original Art by Muhammad Ali circa 1979

Original Art by Muhammad Ali circa 1979

The Art

I co-owned an art gallery for 4 years and I had the privilege to meet some fascinating collectors, dealers and celebrity artists. They all had their opinions as to what art meant to them. In my mind if I liked what I saw and could identify with the images I made my purchase.

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Tiger’s Sweet Sweetback

Tiger’s Sweet Sweetback

 
A Baad Asssss Blasian Is Coming Back To Collect His Dues….

For all the brothers and sisters who dig Blaxploitation films, have seen the original Sweet Sweetback’s film, and can see the similarities between Sweetback, the sex performer and Tiger Woods, the sex addict, as the Curator of The Museum of UnCut Funk I just could not resist…

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Negro Leagues Memorabilia

Negro Leagues Memorabilia

Many of you may know that the Negro League was established on February 13, 1920, at a YMCA in Kansas City, Missouri. Andrew “Rube” Foster, the man who organized the league, served as its president.

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Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali

Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali

Superman’s Greatest Opponent: Muhammad Ali

Superman has had a tumultuous superhero career since his debut in 1938. He has been forced to walk the Earth as the boring Clark Kent and suffered the stress of battling villains like Lex Luthor and Braniac. In 1992, he was even killed by another foe, Doomsday, before returning a year later.

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