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The Privileged, The Pompous, Derailed and Delusional (PPDD)

The Privileged, The Pompous, Derailed and Delusional (PPDD)

My initial idea for this piece was to describe those in its title. I became part of a stream that featured them instead, enabling us to read their thoughts, as they scribed their ideas and beliefs themselves. From a friend’s Facebook page who realized she’s going to have to re-evaluate some friends…

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JITNEY: A FUNKY CELEBRATION OF AUGUST WILSON’S LEGACY!

JITNEY: A FUNKY CELEBRATION OF AUGUST WILSON’S LEGACY!

“Jitney” is a triumph for the great playwright August Wilson, director Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the cast and Broadway!  It opened this past Thursday and features a brilliant ensemble cast.

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40 YEARS OF CELEBRATING BLACK (AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH!

40 YEARS OF CELEBRATING BLACK (AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH!

Forty years ago this February, President Gerald Ford, was the first to recognize “Black History Month.”  This period of acknowledgement evolved from “Negro History Week,” that was created by historian Carter G. Woodson, and other prominent African-Americans.  This installment of the FUNKALICIOUS blog, is a retrospective of some American and Internatinal “Black” History accomplishments and occurrences, throughout 2015…

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The FUNKY Blatant Black Ignorance of Rachel Dolezal & Interviews

The FUNKY Blatant Black Ignorance of Rachel Dolezal & Interviews

This is a follow-up to my initial thoughts on the actions of Rachel Dolezal.  In lieu of her Fakin’ the FUNK, I simply want to display her false reality, accompanied by reactions to her delusion.

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NAACP Prez Rachel Dolezal Believes She’s a Black Woman

NAACP Prez Rachel Dolezal Believes She’s a Black Woman

After years of oppression and discrimination that black people have endured, a white woman has benefited from these atrocities.  Born and raised as a white person, Rachel Dolezal who’s the President of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, appears to genuinely believe she’s actually a black woman.

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48 FUNKIN’ YEARS 4 THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY!

48 FUNKIN’ YEARS 4 THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY!

Let’s reminisce a little… I’m an O.G. (older gentleman) and as I recollect, I remember the 70s being my favorite decade, and I will tell you why. The music, the club scene, the dances, and so on – and I could just go on, and on. Why this particular time, rather than some others was more enjoyable to me personally, is easy to explain.

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Norman Rockwell’s America?

Norman Rockwell’s America?

The Museum Of UnCut Funk gathered a number of illustrated interpretations of the events from Ferguson, MO after the tragic death of Michael Brown on August 8, 2014.

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Call A Spade a FUNKIN’ Spade

Call A Spade a FUNKIN’ Spade

In the midst of turmoil, even when the worst of matters are smacking folks of all cultures in the face, a spade gon’ be a spade.  “Call a Spade a Spade”: To tell the truth about something, even if it is not polite or pleasant.  Pertaining to ethnicity, the phrase predates the use of the word “spade” as an ethnic slur against black people, which was not recorded until 1928.  This item encompasses a bit of both regarding recent public and personal occurrences.

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#IfTheyGunnedMeDown – Unjust and Fatal Assaults by Police

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown – Unjust and Fatal Assaults by Police

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown is the latest phenomenon in social media.  In lieu of too many tragic unjustified killings by police, people – particularly ethnic ones – are posting photos of themselves side-by-side in two different respects.  One side is them in a respected capacity, while the other pictures them in what might be a questionable one.

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Bain’s At It Again — Dunkin’ Donuts in Thailand: A Black Disconnect

Bain’s At It Again — Dunkin’ Donuts in Thailand: A Black Disconnect

So for the past few days in my peripheral vision I’ve been seeing this black ad online.  I’m not really taking it in, as I try not to be too consumed by the beast of the media we’re constantly exposed to.  Finally it gets me, it’s for Dunkin’ Donuts, but it’s not for your local shop… but the chain in Thailand.  It’s polished and looks slick, but it’s the same ol’ ish…

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THE MIS-GUIDED MIND & FUNKED UP CIRCUMSTANCES OF LAURYN HILL

THE MIS-GUIDED MIND & FUNKED UP CIRCUMSTANCES OF LAURYN HILL

Here are the facts: Lauryn Hill was sued for not paying collaborators on her Grammy Award winning album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” and now she’s in jail for tax evasion.  I’m not even versed with the details in either case, I don’t really need to be, those that sued her got paid and now she’s been locked up for not paying the government.  Hill posted an open letter on June 28th, the day before she was incarcerated for her three month sentence.  While she unquestionably speaks the truth in it, I don’t know how much of it has to do with HER not paying her taxes.  It’s below from her Tumbler page:

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