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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 BROTHERS DOZEN & A SISTA – 13 Successful Black Directors

THE BROTHERS DOZEN & A SISTA – 13 Successful Black Directors

Saw a story on Atlanta Blackstar’s website about black film directors.  A good overview of these mavericks, I wanted to share and archive it, here in the Funkalicious blog…

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COMIC BOOK FUNK AT THE MOVIES — The Power of Robert Downey Jr.

COMIC BOOK FUNK AT THE MOVIES — The Power of Robert Downey Jr.

“Iron Man 3” was number-one at the box office after the weekend results were all totaled.  According to boxofficemojo.com it took in an estimated $175.3 million dollars.  This ranks it the second all-time highest grossing movie opening behind last year’s “The Avengers”, which took in $207.4 million.  The movie is also doing well overseas, and is on its way to earning well over $1 billion worldwide.

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T.J. MARTIN IS THE FIRST BLACK DIRECTOR TO WIN AN OSCAR!

T.J. MARTIN IS THE FIRST BLACK DIRECTOR TO WIN AN OSCAR!

 

Seattle native TJ Martin is the first black man to win an Oscar as a Director for his documentary “Undefeated”!  Martin was just happy to be among some of his filmmaking heroes according to a recent article in the Seattle Times, now he’s made history.  Prior to Martin, the only non-caucassion to win an Oscar for their accomplishment as a Director, was Ang Lee for his film “Brokeback Mountain.”

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