IN THE FACE OF VIOLENCE: He Held His Head Up

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It is difficult to write anything right now, given the violence in this country. And yet ten years ago one man stood up against what Armond White aptly described as “torture on a global stage with the whole world watching.” Michael Jackson held his head up. He knew who he was, he believed in himself, he believed in humanity, and he won. I needed to remember this. Thank you Jude for reminding me, and thank you Michael for showing us … Read More

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Who Gave You the Right to Take Intrusion?

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A highly recommended repost from Dancing with the Elephant Lisha:  In a previous post we talked about the evolution of Michael Jackson’s Ghosts, from an unfinished cross-promotional short film for Addams Family Values to a 38-minute musical masterpiece, which curiously, never received a proper release. Both films depict a small town Mayor leading an angry mob as they attempt to force the local “weirdo” out of his home and out of town. Unfortunately, the storyline hits terribly close to home … Read More

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“Black HIStory” (Or, Why I Think Black People Need To Re-Introduce Themselves to Michael Jackson”)

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Y. M. Fourney posted this incredible blog for Black History Month last year at Confessions of a Crazy MJ Fan.  I didn’t have a blog back then, but I do now, and I’m thrilled to share her post with you all this February. – Keely Settle in, Loves…. This is about to be one bumpy ride. I did not plan to write this particular blog for Black History Month, but three happenings I witnessed on social media pretty much forced … Read More

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MICHAEL JACKSON’S UNTOLD STORY: Astonishing Challenges, Breathtaking Accomplishments in Social Change

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I’ve always been drawn to the most wounded people … those who struggle to put themselves back together yet also manage to change the world, because I long to do it myself. This is why I am so captivated by Michael Jackson. Funny thing is, when I first started looking at how “messed up” Michael was, I was surprised that popular notions of what was “wrong” with him were either severely warped or outright lies, while his real challenges were … Read More

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