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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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Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol.3

Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol.3

Many people are familiar with the slave uprising on the Amistad, which  transported the Mende people of Sierra Leone from Havana, Cuba. Africans took control of the ship in July 1839. However, most may not be as familiar with other slave revolts that took place, which are highlighted below.

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Carteles Magazine

Carteles Magazine

Anyone who knows the Curator of the Museum Of UnCut Funk knows I want to travel to Cuba. Carteles magazine makes me want to go even more. Cuba is full culture, art, history and many untold stories I want to hear for myself.

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Sista ToFunky And Maruchy

Sista ToFunky And Maruchy

My friend Maruchy stopped by with some of her friends to share childhood memories of her mother cooking a very special Cuban dish for the the two of them –  which she called Norma’s Surprise.

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