April 2009

Oh No She Didn’t

“My friends admit I am black, beautiful and sometimes bitchy, but only when the situation calls for it. If life were a painting I’d be

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Board Game Funk

  1971 The Harlem Globetrotters Board Game by Milton Bradley The Harlem Globetrotters board game is based on the world famous ballers who gradually worked

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Fast Willie Jackson

Fast Willie Jackson was a funky comic book series that depicted 1970’s Black culture in a positive way. The cast of characters reminds you of

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Funk Ad(d)s Up 2 $

There’s so much Funkin’ music used in advertising. I was taken aback and thrilled recently to hear the classic Ohio Players (OP) track “Fire” as

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Talk To Me

Keepin’ It Real The Original Shock Jock l’ll tell it to the hot; I’ll tell it to the cold; I’ll tell it to the young;

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Funk Forever

Funk is the last genre of original live music. As hip-hop is now the essence of pop-culture, it is unquestionably a child of funk.  Quincy

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School Daze

Remember when getting ready for the new school year included picking out a shiny new metal lunch box? Starting in 1951, the lunch box became

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Operation Bootstrap

Shindana Toys, a division of Operation Bootstrap, Inc., was a South Central Los Angeles, California cooperative toy company formed in 1968, one of many Operation

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