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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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DC Comics VS. Marvel Comics – “Black Panther” & “Luke Cage”

DC Comics VS. Marvel Comics – “Black Panther” & “Luke Cage”

In the wee hours of the morning DC Comics blanketed any one who “Likes” Marvel Comics with their timeline for upcoming films.  I was having a bit of insomnia, and happened to catch it in my peripheral vision, while posting “Happy Birthday” to friends on Facebook.

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ALL ABOUT ALBERT & ALLEN – The Hughes Brothers

ALL ABOUT ALBERT & ALLEN – The Hughes Brothers

The Hughes Brothers set it off in the world of cinema with their gritty depiction of South Central L-A ala the film “Menace II Society” in 1993.  A ghetto opus captured on screen, it made John Singleton’s “Boyz N The Hood” of two years prior look like a Disney movie.  After four releases under their preverbal belts as a directing duo, the brothers Executive Produced their fifth release “Scratch.”

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FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” are the specific choice of words that Angela Davis insisted be used when the plight to emancipate her was in progress.  The film of the same name hits theaters today at select AMC theaters across the country.

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Free Angela And All Political Prisoners – UPDATE ON APRIL 5th PREMIERE

Free Angela And All Political Prisoners – UPDATE ON APRIL 5th PREMIERE

Here is an update to my previous post on the highly anticipated documentary Free Angela And All Political Prisoners (click here to read)….the film is being distributed by Codeblack Films, a division of Lionsgate, and will open on April 5, 2013 exclusively in select AMC theatres in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Oakland, Philadelphia and Atlanta.

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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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Free Angela And Other Political Prisoners

Free Angela And Other Political Prisoners

Free Angela And Other Political Prisoners is a new documentary produced by Shola Lynch that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. Lynch is best known for her 2005 documentary Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed, on Shirley Chisholm’s historic 1972 Presidential run, which won a peabody award in 2006.

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Summer Short List – FELA!

Summer Short List – FELA!

Everybody say YEAH YEAH! I say oh HELL to the YEAH. FELA! is back for a limited run on broadway through August, 4th. If for some reason, like me, you are one of the few that missed the original run of this show you have been granted a once in a lifetime second chance to see something amazing that will transform you.

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IN FUNKY MEMORIUM: Donna, Chuck, Belita, Robin and Hal Jackson

IN FUNKY MEMORIUM: Donna, Chuck, Belita, Robin and Hal Jackson

Donna Summer, Chuck Brown, Belita Woods, Robin Gibb and legendary DJ Hal Jackson have all passed away recently.  It seems like so many of our outstanding contributors in music are leaving us at a faster rate lately.  Just as soon as we’re able to take a breath from the death of an entertainer that’s beloved, we’re struck again with the sad news of another.

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