Tag Archives: Slavery

Chef James Hemmings

Chef James Hemmings

Thomas Jefferson is known as a founding father and a founding foodie. Less well-known is the remarkable man who once fed his refined palate: James Hemings.

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M is for Malcolm – Born 90 Years Ago Today

M is for Malcolm – Born 90 Years Ago Today

Many of the lessons Malcolm X taught, were for the benefit of all Men then, as well as today.  A Man that was Marveled, and yet MisunderstoodMalcolm Little was the son of parents Earl and Louise Little.  He Married Betty Shabazz in 1958, and is the father to Qubilah, Ilyasah, Attallah, Malikah, Gamilah Lumumba, and Malaak.

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Black Rice

Black Rice

West Africans had been growing varieties of rice for several thousand years before the start of the slave trade with the colonies. Should Black folks get reparations for creating what is now a billion dollar plus rice industry. I say YES!!!

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Reflections: The Black Panther Party’s 48th Anniversary

Reflections: The Black Panther Party’s 48th Anniversary

Fifteen days ago, October 15th, marked the 48th anniversary of the Black Panther Party (BPP).  This is the second installment of my reflections on the revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organization.  The BPP was able to flourish in urban cities like Baltimore, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Winston-Salem.

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How Slavery and African Food Traditions Shaped American Cooking

How Slavery and African Food Traditions Shaped American Cooking

The Museum Of UnCut Funk celebrates the contributions of Africans and their culinary expertise during slavery. This article was written by Karen Pinchin for National Geographic.

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THE MIS-GUIDED MIND & FUNKED UP CIRCUMSTANCES OF LAURYN HILL

THE MIS-GUIDED MIND & FUNKED UP CIRCUMSTANCES OF LAURYN HILL

Here are the facts: Lauryn Hill was sued for not paying collaborators on her Grammy Award winning album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” and now she’s in jail for tax evasion.  I’m not even versed with the details in either case, I don’t really need to be, those that sued her got paid and now she’s been locked up for not paying the government.  Hill posted an open letter on June 28th, the day before she was incarcerated for her three month sentence.  While she unquestionably speaks the truth in it, I don’t know how much of it has to do with HER not paying her taxes.  It’s below from her Tumbler page:

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The Black Sheet Music Exhibition

The Black Sheet Music Exhibition Banner

Taking A Musical Cakewalk Through Our Racism Filled Past.

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STEVE McQUEEN IN AMSTERDAM: SLAVERY IN AMERICA

STEVE McQUEEN IN AMSTERDAM: SLAVERY IN AMERICA

Steve McQueen’s most recent work of art was a blue vision in Amsterdam’s largest public park, the Vondelpark.  For two weeks, from March 7–25, all 275 streetlamps that usually use a warm white light were replaced with a subdued blue toned light.  McQueen’s objective with “Blues Before Sunrise” was to stimulate the senses via an aspect of cinema.

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Collecting Black History Icons I

Collecting Black History Icons I

Here are a few items from the Museum Of UnCut Funk collection that commemorate the accomplishments of three strong Black women who are Black History Icons.

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Collecting Black History Icons II

Collecting Black History Icons II

Here are a few items from the Museum Of UnCut Funk collection that commemorate the accomplishments of three Black History Icons.

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Django UnChained – The Comic Book

Django UnChained – The Comic Book

I’m a big Quentin Tarantino fan and have been for years. Why? Because he loves Blaxploitation, he gets it and like the Museum Of UnCut Funk he pays homage to it…through his films. I saw Django Unchained and I loved it. It was a funny, brutal love story that happened to have slavery as a back drop. I haven’t seen the original but I plan to.

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Slave Tokens Are Funky Too!!!

Slave Tokens Are Funky Too!!!

There are several United States commemorative coins, medals and medallions that celebrate the lives and accomplishments of Black activists, athletes, educators, entertainers, inventors, leaders and patriots as well as seminal events and institutions in Black History. These coins, medals and medallions are a part of The Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection and are currently traveling to museums and cultural centers across the country as a part of our For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency exhibition. Anti-Slavery Tokens are also an important part of our collection and traveling exhibition.

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Classics Illustrated

Classics Illustrated

Classics Illustrated is a comic book series featuring adaptations of literary classics such as Negro Americans…The Early Years and Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

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