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GEOFFREY HOLDER – ONE OF THE FUNKIEST EVER!

GEOFFREY HOLDER – ONE OF THE FUNKIEST EVER!

One of entertainment’s true black cultural icons has passed away.  Ever since childhood, my life was touched by the presence, of Geoffrey Holder.  From commercials to film to actually meeting him, Holder has unquestionably influenced, encouraged and inspired dynamics of my life, that led me to choose pursuing the world of entertainment and writing as a career.  A true giant in stature and in life, I am honored to have been in his presence and humbled, by the advice he rendered.

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The Death of Jim Amidst FUNKY ish

The Death of Jim Amidst FUNKY ish

James Garner stood tall along side singers Joan Baez, group Peter, Paul & Mary, Odetta Holmes, Mahalia Jackosn and Bob Dylan, joining A-List actors Marlon Brando, Burt Lancaster, Charlton Heston, Paul Newman & wife Joanne Woodward, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Diahann Carroll, Harry Belafonte, Lena Horne, Sidney Poitier, Maya Angelou, Josephine Baker, Sammy Davis, Jr., opera singer Marian Anderson, baseball legend Jackie Robinson and writer James Baldwin at the Civil Rights Movement’s “March on Washington.”

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Celebrities And The 1963 March On Washington

Celebrities And The 1963 March On Washington

The Museum Of UnCut Funk is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Obama Awards Bayard Rustin The Presidential Medal of Freedom

Obama Awards Bayard Rustin The Presidential Medal of Freedom

The White House announced that Bayard Rustin, the trailblazing civil rights activist, will be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.

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Fifteen of My Favorite FUNKY Quotes and a few words of my own

Fifteen of My Favorite FUNKY Quotes and a few words of my own

Over the years I’ve heard many words that have impressed, inspired and stuck with me.  A couple I remember hearing fondly from my mother Ronna Waller and always recycle are “Better safe than sorry” and “Be careful what you wish for.”  The first time I heard the phrase “People in hell want ice water – that don’t mean they get it,” was a brilliantly delivered line from Jessica Lange as Patsy Cline in the movie “Sweet Dreams.”  Here’s another bakers dozen…

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