Tag Archives: Washington D.C.

Funky Divas Fly w/ QATAR: Let the Games Begin – Will the Deaths Ever End

Funky Divas Fly w/ QATAR: Let the Games Begin – Will the Deaths Ever End

Qatar Airways has kicked off beefing up their locations for commercial flights across the country.  Qatar is the world’s third largest cargo operator with more than 150 destinations.  The airline currently operates six cargo destinations to the United States, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles.

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ANOTHER FUNKIN’ PSA – B.O.B.’s “New Black”

ANOTHER FUNKIN’ PSA – B.O.B.’s “New Black”

All three of Bobby Ray’s studio releases have made the Funkalicious lists of best albums of the year.  Ever since his first CD, “B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” this talented performer and producer has been droppin’ musical bombs that have exploded beyond the genre of hip-hop.  In addition to his official records, B.o.B. has also released the mixtapes “No Genre” (Import), “No Genre Pt. 2” and “New Black.”

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FUNK THE MIDDLE-CLASS

FUNK THE MIDDLE-CLASS

‎There is no FUNKIN’ “Middle-Class.”  Dear friends, associates, lovers of this website and random blog readers, ever since G. W. Bush Funked Up the economy, the “Middle-Class” has ceased to exist.  Sure, for the most part the Working Class – those with ambition – have been ok, but unless you’re bringing in a minimum of 200-250k, you are not of today’s “Middle-Class.”  It’s cold ain’t it, but it’s real – the sooner you accept this reality, the more equipped you will be to change it.

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Cousin Stevie’s Memories – Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” in Boston

Cousin Stevie’s Memories – Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” in Boston

Stevie Wonder is taking “Songs in the Key of Life” on the road!  He initially announced the tour about a year ago, but dates for the road trip, hit the Internet just last month.  I got the news via http://insideplaya.wordpress.com about a week or so ago!  I didn’t recall having heard about it before –  then I spoke to a fellow Wonder lovers, and they too said they hadn’t heard yet either.  I am generally the one to hear about major music events among my immediate family and friends — then our cousin Stevie told us that he wanted to write something for The Museum of UnCut Funk.  His inspiration, to talk about his memories connected to the album, made me begin to think of mine…

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The Death of Jim Amidst FUNKY ish

The Death of Jim Amidst FUNKY ish

James Garner stood tall along side singers Joan Baez, group Peter, Paul & Mary, Odetta Holmes, Mahalia Jackosn and Bob Dylan, joining A-List actors Marlon Brando, Burt Lancaster, Charlton Heston, Paul Newman & wife Joanne Woodward, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Diahann Carroll, Harry Belafonte, Lena Horne, Sidney Poitier, Maya Angelou, Josephine Baker, Sammy Davis, Jr., opera singer Marian Anderson, baseball legend Jackie Robinson and writer James Baldwin at the Civil Rights Movement’s “March on Washington.”

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The Inevitable Eminent Legalization of Cannabis

The Inevitable Eminent Legalization of Cannabis

On Monday, July 7th, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act.  This action made the state of New York the 23rd in the union to legalize medicinal marijuana.  Although the stamp of approval is restricted to non-smokable forms via pills, oils, or vapors, the legalization of cannabis across America’s 50 states continues.

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NEW FUNKY FOOD FROM TACO BELL & DORITOS

NEW FUNKY FOOD FROM TACO BELL & DORITOS

Taco Bell is tired of Micky-D’s raking in all that breakfast dough.  So they’ve decided to add breakfast food to their menu!!!  While I’m sure there are several that are excited about a new fast food breakfast option, the stuff they’ll be selling, is not necessarily nutritious.  I’ll let the menu speak for itself…

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VANESSA WILLIAMS FUNKS UP BROADWAY, AGAIN!!!

VANESSA WILLIAMS FUNKS UP BROADWAY, AGAIN!!!

Vanessa Williams is headed to Broadway for the fifth time!  On April 1st, she’ll begin her run with the production “After Midnight.”  Williams made her Broadway debut starring in “Kiss of the Spider Woman” in 1994.  Having seen the Oscar award winning film, there was no way I was going to miss her in that production, she was phenomenal.

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“Knock-Out” MUST STOP! Have You Heard About This?

“Knock-Out” MUST STOP!  Have You Heard About This?

Indelibly on my brain are thoughts of loved ones and experiences that have shaped who I am.  Most memories I cherish – there’s a few I’m not so fond of, and a couple I’d like to forget.  As every individual is made up of how they have lived and what one eats — what the hell is in the water of the ignorant children taking part in this detrimental “game” called “Knock Out”?

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FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

FREE ANGELA AND ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

“Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” are the specific choice of words that Angela Davis insisted be used when the plight to emancipate her was in progress.  The film of the same name hits theaters today at select AMC theaters across the country.

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AT LAST, IT’S JUST BEGUN: THE BEST IN FUNK – LEGENDS IN MUSIC

AT LAST, IT’S JUST BEGUN: THE BEST IN FUNK – LEGENDS IN MUSIC

Two of music’s favorite children made their transitions recently.  One was once considered the Queen of the Blues, the other a Master of Funk.  I’m speaking of Etta James and Jimmy Castor, two people in music that may not have always been top of mind as artists via the mainstream, but certainly loved and highly respected among their fans and peers.

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