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I always said that if I went for my PhD, James Brown would play a starring role in my dissertation, along with Muhammad Ali and, just maybe, Ice Cube.  I’m still about six months away from finishing up this M.Ed, so that PhD in American Studies and its Ali-Brown-Cube dissertation is still off somewhere in [...]


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I got this from a post on Okayplayer, and I thought that it was probably the most appropriate way to start my however-long commemoration of The Kang.  So with no further ado… 1. Best Use Of “Funky Drummer”: I wanna say Rebel Without A Pause, but…Mama Said Knock You Out is very close. 2. Best [...]

James Brown

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I wake up on Christmas morning to find out that James Brown has died. He was getting up there, so I knew it would happen eventually, but I wasn’t expecting it now. That’s not the way to digest my Christmas bacon. It’s doubtless that there will be literally hundreds of obituaries detailing everything he did [...]

A Rocky Ending

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Well, I went to see Rocky Balboa, and I’ve got ambivalent feelings about it.  Being a person who has seen all four of the Rocky movies that count literally dozens of times, I know how the movies are supposed to go.  I know the formula, even when there’s not quite supposed to be one.  So [...]

Wha’chu Gon’ Play Now?

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If I Ever Lose This Heaven – Minnie Riperton Nearer Blessed Lord – Nina Simone Bitties In The BK Lounge – De La Soul Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) – James Brown Love Me Two Times – The Doors Not Just What You Say – Fred Hammond [...]

Black Culture Is…

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I’m jackin’ this from DarkStar.  I don’t know if he intended it as a meme, but this is just too good to walk past. chitlins P-Funk James Brown Al Green Barry White Bobby “Blue” Bland] Muddy Waters Neckbones Nappy kitchens Duke Ellington Count Basie Jimi Hendrix Marvelous Marvin Hagler Ebony Jet Page 43 in Jet [...]

Fact Check!!

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There weren’t any animals in the manger, but jackasses still managed to show up. PETA mistakenly targets church’s nativity scene The pastor at Anchorage First Free Methodist Church was mystified. Why was the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals chastising him? No animals are harmed in the church’s holiday nativity display. In [...]

At The Movies

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So I went and saw the new James Blond Bond picture, and I must say that I’m fairly impressed. Fairly. It ran a little long for my tastes, but it was good. The action was good, and the new James Bond, Daniel Craig ,was pretty good. Throughout the whole picture, I really couldn’t get past [...]

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