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Jay-Z, Will and Jada Invest in Culture: FUNKIN’ Angela Davis/ The New Annie!

Jay-Z, Will and Jada Invest in Culture: FUNKIN’ Angela Davis/ The New Annie!

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jay-Z are the producers for the films “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” and “Annie.”  This marks Jay-Z’s company’s first two efforts in film.  In addition to starring in movies like “Independence Day”, “Enemy of the State”, “Wild Wild West”, “Ali”, “I Am Legend” and the franchise projects “Men in Black”; “Bad Boys”; “Hancock” and “I-Robot”…

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FUNKY BROADWAY – “The Trip to Bountiful” w/ Cicely, Cuba and Vanessa!

FUNKY BROADWAY – “The Trip to Bountiful” w/ Cicely, Cuba and Vanessa!

Tom Hanks is making his Broadway debut this season in Nora Ephron’s final play “Lucky Guy.”  Bette Midler is even returning to the “Great White Way” for a one-woman-show in “I’ll Eat You Last,” where she’ll depict the life of Hollywood agent Sue Mengers.  Although shows with Tom and Bette are exciting, after a 30-year absence, acclaimed actress Cicely Tyson returns to the stage for “The Trip to Bountiful” – that’s entertainment!

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FOREVER FUNKED UP RE(A)D MESSAGES OF FEAR, DEATH, SEX & DEFEAT

FOREVER FUNKED UP RE(A)D MESSAGES OF FEAR, DEATH, SEX & DEFEAT

OR The Power of Red & Black in Advertising.  The “Temptation” ad from my previous blog inspired this.  Since the beginning of advertising the “creative mind” has literally banked on fear and nothing has changed.  The all ever popular soap commercials of radio, that led to the soap commercials for soap operas on TV, are steeped in fear.  Yes of course we need and use soap for cleaning things we use daily and our personal hygiene, however it’s the way the message is shaped.

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TYLER’S FUNKIN’ TEMPTATION/ KASI’S BLACK NATIVITY

TYLER’S FUNKIN’ TEMPTATION/ KASI’S BLACK NATIVITY

Tyler’s back with a new drama called “Temptation.”  Starring Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jurnee’s not a junior miss anymore.  Initially intrigued to watch the trailer by an ad with huge ruby red lips in the subway, I didn’t recognize Smollett when I first saw the trailer.

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The Charles Walker Band Brings the FUNK ala CHOCOLATE LOVE!

The Charles Walker Band Brings the FUNK ala CHOCOLATE LOVE!

Charles Walker delivers funky original melodies on the sax and keyboards, while Porsche Carmon accents his music with her brand of soul on lead vocals.  If Jill Scott and Pam Grier had a baby, it would be Porsche Carmon, that’s FUNK Sho’ Nuff.

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FUNKY FISH: Fish McBites? I Wouldn’t FUNK With That if I Were You!

FUNKY FISH: Fish McBites? I Wouldn’t FUNK With That if I Were You!

According to the Huffington Post: Oceana, an advocacy organization devoted to “protecting the world’s oceans,” and the latest to test fish samples, would have us believe that the fish mislabeling problem is dire, dire, dire…

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FUNK Unacceptable Behavior: Why We Still Need Black History Month

FUNK Unacceptable Behavior: Why We Still Need Black History Month

It’s 2013, Two-Thousand-Thirteen… in lieu of recent occurrences, I have to start this blog by pointing out how these things happened during Black History Month, which is now also known as African-American History Month.  This annual vital observance began in the United States in 1926.

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DELICIOUS FUNKY FRESH MEXICAN FOOD

DELICIOUS FUNKY FRESH MEXICAN FOOD

I usually leave all that’s FUNKY in food up to Cafe 70 and Sista ToFunky, but I just had to share, as I know she wants to get down with this!

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THE FULL STRENGTH FUNK BAND

THE FULL STRENGTH FUNK BAND

The Full Strength Funk Band are rated number-one on ReverbNation. Groovin’ the stages of San Diego, these folks make it their business to honor FUNK.

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The FUNKALICIOUS TOP-10 for 2012

The FUNKALICIOUS TOP-10 for 2012

My Top-10 and favorites for 2012 ranged from a legend to the future in music.  Bonnie Raitt is a nine-time Grammy winner.  At this year’s ceremony she won her tenth – and first since 1996 – for ”Slipstream”, taking the Best Americana Album honor.

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WHO THE FUNK IS JEYMES SAMUEL?

WHO THE FUNK IS JEYMES SAMUEL?

I believe Jeymes Samuel is an artist on the rise to watch.  The frontman for the group The Bullitts, Samuel is a producer/singer/songwriter and filmmaker.

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THE FUNK AND FIRE OF ALICIA KEYS

THE FUNK AND FIRE OF ALICIA KEYS

Alicia Keys will be the first entertainer to perform three times at the Super Bowl.  The singer is doing the National Anthem at the game this year on February 3rd in New Orleans.

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Prince ROCKS Dubai Tonight!

Prince ROCKS Dubai Tonight!

Prince’s latest video is a bit of a departure from many of his hits over the years.  One who has boasted about his sexual prowess and a voracious appetite for partying and the night life, “Rock and Roll Love Affair” touches on the vulnerability and humble side of a “Rock Star”, check it out.

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DJANGO UNCHAINED, IS OFF THE FUNKIN’ CHAIN

DJANGO UNCHAINED, IS OFF THE FUNKIN’ CHAIN

“Django Unchained” is everything a Quentin Tarantino fan expects it to be — Don’t miss it.  It stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and Christopher Waltz.

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THE FUNK OF BRAZIL!

THE FUNK OF BRAZIL!

Brazil has always been hot, but it’s going to be sizzling for the next few years, as the South American country has two major events on the horizon.

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THE FUNKIN’ BOND FRANCHISE LIVES ON!

THE FUNKIN’ BOND FRANCHISE LIVES ON!

The James Bond 007 franchise has been around for 50 years now.  Whether you’re young, old, white, black, Asian or Latino, if you love action movies with lots of sex and spy drama, you’re no doubt a “Bond, James Bond” fan.  Practically a genre unto itself via the films and the music, ‘James Bond’, has been a mainstay for movies in countries around the world.

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THOSE EVER LOVIN’ FUNKIN’ “REALITY” SHOWS/ R&B DIVAS

THOSE EVER LOVIN’ FUNKIN’ “REALITY” SHOWS/ R&B DIVAS

At this point it appears there’s no end to the inception of another “Reality Show.”  I put the term in quotation marks, because by now even those who are not media savvy, have come to realize that there’s a lot of scenarios and drama created amidst the actual ‘reality’ on these shows.  There’s a new show depicting aspects of reality, centered around a circle of sisters.

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HERE’S WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT YOU!

HERE’S WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT YOU!

The New York State Lottery has a new ad campaign that I find extremely offensive, and I don’t even play the lottery.  Gordon Medinica and Gardner Gumey are the names of the guys upstairs at the NY State Lottery.  They need to know that everybody that rides the subway is not submissive to dumbing it down.

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THE RED HOOK SUMMER PREMIERE!!!

THE RED HOOK SUMMER PREMIERE!!!

The premiere for Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer” was this past Monday night, after the director and cast engaged in interviews throughout the day to promote the film.  Here’s a summation of the event according to his publicist, The 135th Street Agency, headed by Shante Bacon.

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My FUNKY Documentary – Coffee Shopping in Amsterdam

My FUNKY Documentary – Coffee Shopping in Amsterdam

LOL – Laughing because the first words that came to mind to begin this were “Back in… etc…” instead, I’ll start at the very beginning.

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