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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 2 – 1971

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1971 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, with the exception of Black Chariot.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 1 – 1970

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1970 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, except Ghetto Freaks and The McMasters.

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The Panthers Protested Blaxploitation?

The Panthers Protested Blaxploitation?

I learned something new about the Blaxploitation movement, that in addition to the NAACP, the Black Panthers at some point also started to protest this genre of film. Seems like they had more of a love / hate relationship with Blaxploitation.

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Looking back at ‘Blaxploitation’ films by Stephen Whitty

Looking back at ‘Blaxploitation’ films by Stephen Whitty

Stephen Whitty is a writer for The Star Ledger, the largest newspaper in New Jersey. Stephen has agreed to allow the Museum Of UnCut Funk to reprint a excerpt from his article.

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Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song To Hit Broadway

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song To Hit Broadway

According to Shadow & Act, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song – A Hood Opera is coming to New York sometime in 2013.

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THE POLOTRICKS OF BLACK FILM AND THE BITTERSWEET COVETED OSCARS

THE POLOTRICKS OF BLACK FILM AND THE BITTERSWEET COVETED OSCARS

 

The nominees are in… this past Tuesday the annual Oscar nominations were announced.  A lover of movies, I was always impressed by a show that honored the best of the best in film as a youth.

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Where Are They Now!!!

Where Are They Now!!!

The 1970s produced the film genre that would become known as ‘Blaxploitation’. These films were made specifically with an urban Black audience in mind. These movies were larger-than-life, action-packed and full of funk and soul music. These films also incorporated progressive social and political commentary. From Pam Grier to Bill Cosby, check out who delved into this genre and what the actors have been doing since the 1970s.

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Broadway In Black

Broadway In Black

 

With the number of new Black Broadway shows that have opened in the past few years, like The Color Purple, there has been much written about the increase in Black attendance on Broadway. However, Blacks have been acting, writing, scoring and attending Broadway shows since the late 1800’s, so it’s not a new phenomenon. Here is a chronological history of the Great White Way in Black from 1896 – Present.

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