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FUNKALICIOUS 200!! THE BREAKDOWN OF HANDKERCHIEF HEADS

FUNKALICIOUS 200!! THE BREAKDOWN OF HANDKERCHIEF HEADS

Some television shows celebrate their 200th episode.  Generally T-V programs will review and/ or reflect on shows past, when celebrating the 200th show.  That’s very appropriate for television, and I suppose I could touch on a few of my favorite blogs over the past five years, but I believe speaking on public figures that are anti-FUNK or just plain FUNKED UP may be more intriguing.

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The Museum Of UnCut Funk Presents Say What!!!

The Museum Of UnCut Funk Presents Say What!!!
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Aunt Jemima, Rastus and My Main Man Uncle Ben

Aunt Jemima, Rastus and My Main Man Uncle Ben

 

I find it ironic that today you see very few Blacks featured in advertising, but at the turn of the last century Black faces were used to sell everything from chemicals to oysters. Everyone is familiar with Aunt Jemima (Pancakes and Syrup), Rastus (Cream of Wheat) and Uncle Ben (Rice), but there were many who preceded and followed this famous trio of Black pitch people.

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