Tag Archives: Museum Of UnCut Funk

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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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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Mr Soul! Ellis Haizlip

Mr Soul! Ellis Haizlip

Widely recognized as the impresario of Black arts and culture, Ellis B. Haizlip devoted a lifetime of artistic excellence to the communication of Black perspectives through stage and television productions. His mission, in his own words, was “to sensitize and involve the total community in the lifestyle and rhythm” of Black Americans.

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BeBe’s Kids

BeBe’s Kids

Bebe’s Kids is the first animated feature to feature an entirely Black main cast. The film is based upon comedian Robin Harris’ “Bébé’s Kids” stand-up comedy act. Bebe’s Kids is the second animated cartoon featuring Black characters to be based on a stand-up routine, following in the footsteps of Fat Albert, which was based upon Bill Cosby’s Buck Buck routine. Bebe’s Kids was released in 1992. The film was directed by Bruce W. Smith and produced by Reginald Hudlin.

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Stevie Wonder

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Althea, Venus and Serena

Althea, Venus and Serena

The list of Black female Grand Slam tennis champions is a very short one. So is the list of Black female Olympic tennis champions. Among this very select group of Black female athletes is Althea Gibson and the Williams Sisters. Althea Gibson paved the way for all Blacks in tennis to follow. Venus and Serena have literally picked up the ball and crushed it.

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Michael Johnson: Survival Of The Fastest Documentary Controversy

Michael Johnson: Survival Of The Fastest Documentary Controversy

File this one under interesting…Michael Johnson, 1996 Olympic gold medalist in the 200m and 400m traces his roots to answer whether Olympic dominance by African American and Caribbean sprinters is a by product of Slavery. The documentary that explores this question was broadcast recently on Channel 4 in the UK.

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Magic Johnson – The Announcement

Magic Johnson – The Announcement

A few months ago, ESPN aired a documentary directed by Nelson George called The Announcement. I just had an opportunity to watch this. If you missed it, this is highly recommended viewing for basketball fans, students of sports history and most importantly Magic fans.

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Celebrate Video From Sparkle Soundtrack Honors Whitney

Celebrate Video From Sparkle Soundtrack Honors Whitney

Here is the official music video for Celebrate, Whitney’s last song recorded for the soundtrack of the upcoming remake of Sparkle.

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Earth, Wind And Fire

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The Museum Of UnCut Funk Presents Say What!!!

The Museum Of UnCut Funk Presents Say What!!!
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Sly And The Family Stone

 

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Sista ToFunky’s Photo Album

Sista ToFunky’s Photo Album

As the Curator of The Museum Of UnCut Funk I have had an opportunity to meet some of my sheroes and heroes from the 1970′s. I hope to get to meet many more and continue to add to my photo album.

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Whitney Houston’s Sparkle Trailer and Last Songs

Whitney Houston’s Sparkle Trailer and Last Songs

I have been meaning to post the trailer for Whitney’s movie Sparkle, along with the poster. I was a little slow on this. So when Whitney’s last song Celebrate, recorded for the movie soundtrack, was released earlier today, I decided to post everything at once. I have also included a couple of interviews on the film. ENJOY!!!

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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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On The Shoulders Of Giants

On The Shoulders Of Giants

The feature-length documentary On the Shoulders of Giants honors a group of sports pioneers who have been all but forgotten to time, and it celebrates the legacy of a magical game – and the shoulders that today’s players stand on.

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Mary J Channels Nina

Mary J Channels Nina

Mary J. Blige spent the summer researching the life of late jazz and blues legend Nina Simone for an upcoming biopic.

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Samuel L. Ipsum

Samuel L. Ipsum

Now I don’t know if you will ever have a need for Ipsum copy – the dummy text that is usually in latin that you use when you are developing a mock-up of a website or a print ad. But whether you are in the market for some Ipsum or not you have to check out Samuel L. Ipsum.

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A Different FUNKIN’ Perspective on SLY/ Words from ZEK aka Cecil Womack

A Different FUNKIN’ Perspective on SLY/ Words from ZEK aka Cecil Womack

 
 
Recent reports would have us believe that Sly Stone is destitute and homeless. Although the now Michael Jackson Estate owns the publishing of Sly Stone’s music, he still has ownership as a writer. How much money he has or as to extent of what his resources are are unbeknown-st to me and none of my business, but I hope and believe the living legend is actually not on his last leg.

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FOR THE LOVE OF SLY STONE – THE QUINTESSENTIAL INNOVATOR OF FUNK!!!

FOR THE LOVE OF SLY STONE – THE QUINTESSENTIAL INNOVATOR OF FUNK!!!

 
Sly Stone has been reported to be homeless. Living out of a van in Crenshaw, here’s a report from the L-A Times: Sly Stone is homeless and living in a camper-van in L.A., the world learned Sunday, thanks to the director of a documentary about Sly and the Family Stone who co-wrote a story for the New York Post.

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