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40 YEARS OF CELEBRATING BLACK (AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH!

40 YEARS OF CELEBRATING BLACK (AMERICAN) HISTORY MONTH!

Forty years ago this February, President Gerald Ford, was the first to recognize “Black History Month.”  This period of acknowledgement evolved from “Negro History Week,” that was created by historian Carter G. Woodson, and other prominent African-Americans.  This installment of the FUNKALICIOUS blog, is a retrospective of some American and Internatinal “Black” History accomplishments and occurrences, throughout 2015…

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SERENA’S FUNKY SUCCESS

SERENA’S FUNKY SUCCESS

Wow!  If Serena Williams isn’t winning a tennis tournament, she’s popping up on magazine covers or in an (almost) ad for a new video game.  The FUNK of Serena can’t be stopped.  The winner of The French Open for the second time, she graces the cover of Essence magazine for the July issue.

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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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The MOUF Celebrates Black History Our Way – Vol 1

The MOUF Celebrates Black History Our Way – Vol 1

The Museum of UnCut Funk celebrates and pays homage to a few of our favorite Black sports heroes who rocked the 1960’s and the 1970’s (“The Greatest Decade Ever”).

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