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CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money

CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money

The Museum Of UnCut Funk was recently interviewed by Charles Morgan, Editor at CoinWeek.com about our museum, our commemorative coin, medal and medallion collection and other funky topics.

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The “N” Word: Forever Alive in Hollywood Film Titles

The “N” Word: Forever Alive in Hollywood Film Titles

Josiah Howard is the author of “Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide” (now in a fourth printing). His writing credits include articles for The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, The Village Voice and Motion Picture. Here is his latest article on the use of the N Word in Hollywood.

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Racism in Animation

Racism in Animation

Whether Americans like it or not, cartoons of the 30s and 40s, considered the Golden Age of Animation, were extremely racist. Cartoons made by Warner Brothers, Metro Goldwyn Mayor, Walter Lantz, and other animation studios, depicted ridiculous stereotypes of Blacks with disquieting regularity.

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Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Ethel Morgan Smith

Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Ethel Morgan Smith

Noted author and scholar Ethel Morgan Smith sat down with the Museum Of UnCut Funk and shared her thoughts on some of the greatest female writers during the Black Arts Movement and her personal stories growing up in the South and living and studying in Germany. Smith captures her experiences in her self published books From Whence Cometh My Help: The African American Community at Hollins College and Reflections of the Other: Being Black in Germany. Our interview with Ethel is below. Thank you Ethel.

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‘Trouble Man’ At 40: A Classic, But Where’s Its Cult?

‘Trouble Man’ At 40: A Classic, But Where’s Its Cult?

The Museum of UnCut Funk thanks jimi izrael for allowing us to use an excerpt from his current article on the 40th anniversary of Trouble Man.

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Looking back at ‘Blaxploitation’ films by Stephen Whitty

Looking back at ‘Blaxploitation’ films by Stephen Whitty

Stephen Whitty is a writer for The Star Ledger, the largest newspaper in New Jersey. Stephen has agreed to allow the Museum Of UnCut Funk to reprint a excerpt from his article.

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Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Josiah Howard

Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Josiah Howard

The blaxploitation film era of the 1970s was one of the coolest and hippest times in cinematic history. These films were made with low budgets for Black audiences and represented what was going on in the “hood”. At the time these films may have offended some but they had a huge impact on many others and Black culture as a whole. A number of these films were some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters of the time.

The Museum Of UnCut Funk loves blaxploitation so much that we had to interview Josiah Howard, author of Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide. This book is in our funky library! So sit back as we take a ride with Josiah’s as he talks about his love of the greatest period in cinematic history.

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Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Dr. Yvonne Sims

Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Dr. Yvonne Sims

I remember rushing to my computer to order my copy of Women Of Blaxploitation the minute I learned this book had been published. I felt as if there was someone else who “got it”… about one of the greatest times in Black cinematic history and the impact that Black women had in these films.

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African-Americans On US Coins: Representation & Discovery – Part 1

African-Americans On US Coins: Representation & Discovery – Part 1

Charles Morgan contacted the Museum of UnCut Funk back in July of this year. He informed us of articles that he and Hubert Walker had written for CoinWeek.com on Blacks on coins. CoinWeek.com is an on-line media source for print and video news about rare coins and currency. We are thrilled to have experts like Mr. Morgan and Mr. Walker recognize the Museum of UnCut Funk and our Black coin and medals collection.

Thank you Mr. Morgan and Mr. Walker for giving the Museum of UnCut Funk this great opportunity to reprint your work.

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African-Americans On US Coins: Modern Commemoratives – Part 2

African-Americans On US Coins: Modern Commemoratives – Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series of articles written by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com, an on-line media source for print and video rare coin and currency news, reprinted at the Museum Of UnCut Funk with the permission of Mr. Morgan and Mr. Walker.

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African-Americans On US Coins: Circulating Coins – Part 3

African-Americans On US Coins: Circulating Coins – Part 3

The final article of a 3 part series written by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com, an on-line media source for print and video rare coin and currency news, reprinted at the Museum Of UnCut Funk with the permission of Mr. Morgan and Mr. Walker.

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Oxymoronic Art – Animation Collection Review By Christopher P. Lehman

Oxymoronic Art – Animation Collection Review By Christopher P. Lehman

The Museum Of UnCut Funk has an impressive collection of oxymoronic art. Why oxymoronic? Animation is an art form with caricature as its foundation. However, nearly all of the cartoons represented in this collection, which feature African American and African caricatures, attempt to negotiate the entertainment value of the characters’ designs with accuracy in depicting African American performance.

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