The 11 Year Trial

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On June 13th,2005 Michael Jackson was acquitted of 14 counts of child molestation, kidnap, and administering alcohol to an underage sick child. Think about those charges for a moment and how serious they are. They tried to say Michael conspired with at least two other people to kidnap and kill the Arvizo family- which was disproved. They tried to say he administered alcohol to Gavin Arvizo in order to molest him countless times-which again, was disproved in court. Staff at Neverland Ranch repeatedly testified to the Arvizo family being very disrespectful and even violent. Star and Gavin would threaten the maids, get pass codes to secret areas and go in Michael’s things while he was not around. It is no secret that he and Star brought their own adult porn to Neverland.This is all in court documents and testimony. It is very confusing as to why the media keeps re-releasing the same debunked story from 11 years ago. In 2004 the media tried to release false information about the trial, that they found child porn in Michael’s residencies, which was shut down even by the prosecution!

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Statement released in 2004 from the office of defense attorney Tom Mesereau

Websites like @DailyMail or @Radar_Online are known for constantly releasing false information about Michael Jackson and his family. This has been going on for years yet people are acting like this news is a fresh discovery. It is not widely known that Michael had solid alibis for each of these dates he supposedly molested these children. It is not widely know that Michael never invited random children that he didn’t even know, into his bed. According to numerous people who testified in the trial, his bedroom alone was like a two story apartment. He never asked anyone to sleep in his bed and said that numerous times. Another thing the public does not know is that Michael often gave his bed to guests who wanted to sleep in his room, and slept down stairs or on the floor. The media tried so hard to hide all of this information, but by publishing lies, it enables fans to spread the truth. Michael did not only have children sleeping in his bedroom. It has been proven that adults would sleep in his room with their kids as well. His nieces and nephews slept in there.

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Allow me to address the subject of Michael “inviting” people into his room. I already established that he never invited anyone into his room. The media claims that he would take random kids in there which is totally false. He had children come to Neverland from inner cities on field trips or from the Make A Wish foundation, they would play all day and be entertained, and then go home. It was not a big sleep over event like the news would have you believe.

I will not post court testimony here because I have been repeating myself for too long. Karen Faye, Jermaine Jackson, Taj Jackson, Paris and Prince Jackson have all taken to social media to defend Michael. I strongly urge that society stop claiming to be informed without actually doing the necessary work to be informed. When Michael said that kids followed him everywhere and that they wanted to “be” with him it was not in a sexual way.

WHERE THE LIES ORIGINATED

I will not post images or links to this Daily Mail story. I will only reiterate what I already said in the beginning of this post. These lies originated from a popular tabloid called Radar Online. These outlets are connected, so whenever they post something about MJ, they twist it to make him look sinister and it spreads to other outlets. They have been doing this since the 80s. I have already posted the statement that Judge Melville signed off on to give Tom Mesereau permission to confirm that the reports the police found child porn at Neverland Ranch is FALSE. This was in 2004 people! Do you now see how you cannot trust the media to give you up to date and accurate information all the time? They repeat this story for 11 years and fans and his family have had to deal with it. The general public thinks that this is a new thing! Taj Jackson is one of Michael’s nephews. He defends his uncle to death and is about to pursue legal action against each of these outlets for using his image to claim that shirtless pictures of the 3T band that he’s apart of was included in the “naked children” statement  they found in Michael’s ranch.

On Snapchat they are claiming that Michael had a secret sex closet, which is ridiculous! This smear campaign is nothing but a huge attack on Michael’s race, legacy, and sexuality-and the lies were published five days before the anniversary of his death. Michael was a non gender role conforming heterosexual man who was slightly androgynous. People think that a man collecting toys and dolls is evidence of sexual perversion, and it was so easy for the media to spin it that way. He may not have had what’s considered a normal hobby but he bought toys to give to kids in orphanages for the most part. It wasn’t just about him. Not all men have to love sports or collect cars-which Michael did a little of both anyway. That closet was full of things he’d collected and earned throughout his career.

SETTLEMENTS

I already wrote a short blog post about the settlements Michael “made” in the past but I will not link them in this post because I feel like the public are screaming about these settlements as an admission of his guilt without actually analyzing why the settlements were made, and also what the terms were.

“It is General practice for an insurer to be entitled to control settlement negotiations and the insured [MICHAEL JACKSON] is precluded from any interference…under the majority of contracts for liability insurance, the absolute control of the defense of the matter is turned over to the INSURANCE COMPANY and the insured is excluded from any interference in any negotiation for settlement or other legal proceedings…the insured may not interfere with nor prevent such settlements.”

This is a screen shot of an actual court document. I highlighted the essential parts because the general public does not understand and the media refuses to report this. Michael Jackson was the one being insured on the Dangerous tour by his insurance company. They took control of the settlements to prevent any liability to their company. So, a company payed settlements to Jordan Chandler’s family in 1994, NOT Michael Jackson. Michael wanted the criminal trial to move forward so that he could testify on the stand in order to exonerate himself, but once the company payed the Chandlers they dropped the criminal charges. Nothing prevented them from testifying against Michael Jackson in the future. A lot of people like to forget that Evan Chandler and Blanca Francia demanded money from Michael because they felt they were entitled to it. These were very greedy people and they aren’t the only ones who wanted money.

A lot of people forget that Evan Chandler tried to kill his own child for the settlement money. He never cared about Jordan and even said he would finance his dream to become a screenwriter and if Michael did not help him he would take him down with everyone else. The media never reported that Evan was later accused of molesting one of his patients. That court document is out there. I will link all of my sources at the bottom of this post because I have had enough.

Another word I need you all to pay attention to in the court document segment above? Notice the word “expedient”.

An insurance carrier has the right to settle claims covered when it decides settlement is expedient.”

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The definition of expedient means convenient. So in other words an insurance company has the right to settle if it is convenient for them, no matter if it is viewed as immoral. Stop saying that Michael payed hush money to kids families when the FBI and IRS had track of where all his finances went from 1980-present. Stop saying that there were new FBI files released that showed he had child porn. That is false. False allegations happen not as frequently as rape happens, but they DO happen. Michael Jackson’s FBI files are public information. His insurance only payed two settlements in the 90s. Go to fbi.gov and search through the Vault. Type in Michael’s name and see that in each of his files he was stalked and threatened by mentally unstable fans, and that they found no child porn on any of his computers. The only thing they found in his house was adult porn because he was a heterosexual man who had a right to view what he liked. He never showed anyone his stash and that’s in court evidence. I could go into detail all day but the point is, fans are not your personal Google search engine. Read it for yourself and stop believing everything you see and hear on the news. This man has been on trial for what seems eleven years. Every time his name is mentioned someone states that he’s either guilty, or they’re undecided on how to feel about him. Let him rest in peace and stop attacking his reputation and legacy.

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Racism in the Michael Jackson Fanbase Part 2

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Yes, I’m back again with another rant about the racism I have encountered while being a Michael Jackson fan. It’s not just me experiencing this, mind you. I have plenty of friends who are Black/POCs that can tell you many stories about the casual-and not so casual- racism they’ve experienced in the fan base as well. I want to make this as short as possible, because it feels like I have to keep repeating myself. Firstly, if you have not read the first part of this article, I advise that you do so in order that you may get a notion of what’s been going on.

Secondly, I need to bring to your attention a heated interaction I had with a so called Michael Jackson fan who supports the most racist presidential candidate Donald Trump, who goes by the name of MattsFTR on YouTube. I was disgusted, along with many others, that someone who claimed to support a socially conscious Black star who hated all forms of racism and prejudice, would so blatantly support someone as bigoted as Trump. Unfortunately, some fans must think that Vitiligo has the ability to change one’s race. They must have forgotten that Mike was always a proud Black man.

No, Donald Trump was not a true friend to Michael Jackson, and I will not do MJ the disservice of posting Trump’s pictures on this blog. My layout is too pretty for that. Also, I know Trump was not a true friend, because where was Trump’s public endorsement of Michael’s innocence in 1993 and 2005? Did he send him money to help with legal bills? Did he risk his career by defending him, or did he even call him after the trial in 2005? Not to my knowledge. Now he wants to drop Michael’s name just for attention from the media. Well, it worked unfortunately. Jermaine was not happy at all, and he had every  right to be mad.

Now, back to my little argument with Matt. Before I was made aware that he supports Trump, I thought he was a legitimate fan who cared about Michael’s legacy. I watched his videos from time to time because the profanity was funny, and he managed to prove some MJ haters wrong.

However, I no longer support him or watch his videos. I haven’t watched them in a year, if I recall correctly. You find more factual info and disproving of haters on the Vindicate MJ site, to be honest. No “activist” for MJ is perfect, but what I won’t tolerate is racism, or the deliberate twisting of the truth.

White entitlement is dangerous. I don’t believe all white people have a innate sense of entitlement, but a lot do. It could range anywhere from a white person demanding you educate them or coddle their feelings (which I believe in the long run can damage a Black person’s mental well being), to them thinking we should all just go back to Africa if we’re not happy here-when THEY are the ones who have immigrant ancestors!

Not only did Matt proudly state this was one of his racist buddies he was joking around with (as evidenced in screenshots) he didn’t care to realize that laughing at the use of racial slurs was also enabling it.

 

Matt demanded that I, a Black person, give him proof of the existence of racism spewed by Trump that I and people like me are directly affected by. A prime example of white privilege and thinking you’re entitled to my space and time. Also, he constantly used misogynistic slurs and gaslighted me because he failed to come up with any valid points. These are not the kind of fans I want speaking up for a Black man’s legacy. Michael was very pro-black, and spoke about white privilege and whitewashing plenty of times. It is beyond me how some of you elect to “not see color” and not absorb the rich messages he left us, especially his people.

How dare you first of all, completely deny my experiences just because it doesn’t fit into your comfortable little narrative. There is no possible way you can defend Trump without me questioning your sanity. At all. Then he (Matt) kept displaying his lack of knowledge of micro aggressions by using them. He actually used the words “you people” when referring to Blacks and Muslims. That is a micro aggression with racial undertones. Ignorance!  He also pretended to have fake sympathy for one of my friends (who joined in the argument) because she said a temporary ban on Muslims that Trump endorsed would direct her directly. He said that a ban on Muslims was not racist.

He said that a ban on Muslims was not racist!

And you wonder why some Black people have a distrust towards white people sometimes? Some of you have absolutely terrible ways of thinking that you have to unlearn. You don’t get that what your ancestors did directly affects minorities to this day, but I will not repeat myself. Stop saying borderline racist things and getting mad when we correct you. Take that opportunity to learn something! Stop demanding that I coddle your feelings when I’m the one having to deal with much worse things than generalization. Racial jokes about you do not hold the same weight as the ones against me, and that’s obvious. I could go on all day about this, but at this point it’s redundant. I can only document things, and I will.

I’ve said this before, but if I have to defend MJ’s legacy at the expense of your “white feelings”, then so be it. There’s no way in hell I’ll let you whitewash his art. Oh, and I am no longer going to cater to anyone’s feelings by saying that pro black is not equal to anti white. That’s just another level of respectability politics that I don’t have time for.

Court documents about the 1993 CASE and MALICIOUS PROSECUTION of Michael Jackson

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Vindicating Michael

We continue studying the 2005 court documents in search for MJ’s phantom victims and their millions, as well as the “wealth of evidence” from the 90s which allegedly could not be admitted at trial due to some technicalities.

This is already part 3 of the search and up till now not a single trace of the above has been found. On the contrary, we learned that all discovery from the 1993 case was requested by the defense and it was the prosecution who blocked it with excuses that it is extremely “complex” and “demanding of time” and they have “limited resources”, and to crown it all, the discovery from prior investigation is “irrelevant”.

A short reminder from the defense’s motion on September 3, 2004:

“The prosecution has not responded in writing to this request. The prosecution has stated in court, however, that discovery from the prior investigation is irrelevant” 

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The adventures of Michael Jackson’s defenders in the world of his haters

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Recently all those who read, comment and write in this blog were stunned to find that it was suddenly suspended. And a couple of days later all of us were similarly stunned to suddenly find it back.

What happened?

The way I understand it Michael Jackson’s haters wanted to have the blog taken down and complained to WordPress that our reserve wordpress blogs were “spam” intended to promote the main site, and this is why the whole bunch of them should be taken down.

The WordPress looked it up, suspended the reserve blogs but restored the main one. So the bad news is that now we have only one blog (with no back-ups and no archives for the earlier posts), but the good news is that now this website is the only one and unique.

It means that if haters go on impersonating us (read about it in a post…

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An Analysis of Michael Jackson’s “Pro-Blackness”

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Hello fellow MJ fans (and non MJ fans if you are reading this blog). Today I will discuss something that I’ve been dying to talk about for months and that is the subject of MIchael Jackson’s love for his African American heritage.

“The black tradition is a tradition of soul which is a gift of love and joy.  Soul is the most precious thing you can share because you’re sharing yourself and the world needs that gift now more than ever…” Michael Jackson Soul Train Humanitarian Awards, 1993

BLACK OR WHITE

First off, I’d like to take note of how MJ made this short film all about appreciating different cultures, rather than appropriating. He always made it a point to expose the problems that people of color go through around the world, yet he never forgot to focus in on his own people and our issues. In this video, he touches on different cultures from Europe, India, Native American and African. One interesting thing in the beginning of the short film, we see Macaulay Culkin jamming to MJ, and his dad comes in and breaks his MJ poster, calling the music “garbage”. It’s very interesting how he started with this kind of scene as to say that the dad was bigoted against Michael, so Macaulay blasts his father into another part of the world where he can see music from other cultures, as if he’s targeting that message to bigoted audiences, telling them to open their minds.

 LYRICS

🎶”I Took My Baby
On A Saturday Bang
Boy Is That Girl With You
Yes We’re One And The Same…”

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MJ using symbolism. Punching through the image of a burning cross, which is what the KKK used to do to threaten African Americans.

These lyrics come with the racially charged word “boy” – often used to emasculate and infantilize Black men. “Is that girl with you?” describes situations where white men would become enraged to see black men with their daughters, or black women with their sons. So “boy, is that girl with you?” is meant to be disrespectful, and MJ’s answer to that is ” yes, we’re one and the same”, a blatant message for haters to piss off and mind their own business.

🎶I Ain’t Scared Of
Your Brother
I Ain’t Scared Of No Sheets..

“I ain’t scared of no sheets”, obviously referring to the KKK. MJ said he wasn’t scared of cowardly racists who hide under sheets, and they won’t stop him from helping people and loving any race.

 PANTHER DANCE

  Despite how anti-violence MJ was, he named his dance after the Black Panther Party; a militant group of civil rights activistsmj panther gif lead by Huey P. Newton. He also transformed into a black panther to symbolize the group. After turning into a human, Michael begins to let his frustration out through dance, and smashing up cars and windows that have racist messages on them. He also zips up his pants and dances suggestively, hinting at the fact that the media is always trying to emasculate black men, especially the ones who do not fit into gender norms who are sensitive and show emotion. In this short film, I think MJ is making powerful statements that despite society calling him impotent, he was able to be freely sexual and sensitive as a black man. Also, another statement that his message is more important than speculating over his skin color.

THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT USTDCAU

They don’t really care about us

By saying “they” Mike is talking about the government. He knew that the system is corrupt against blacks and people of color, and not just in the United States, but worldwide. In the Rio version, Michael highlighted the poverty of POCs there and danced with the Olodum band, which is part of an Afro-Brazilian group that fights for the rights for Afro Brazilian people, a movement for Black Pride. In the prison version of TDCAU, Michael highlights how the U.S. Government abuses black citizens and throws them in jail, how racist officers are always able to get away with murdering a person of color because the system is corrupt.

LYRICS:

🎶Tell me what has become of my rights
Am I invisible because you ignore me?
Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now
I’m tired of bein’ the victim of shame
They’re throwing me in a class with a bad name
I can’t believe this is the land from which I came

“Am I invisible because you ignore me?”

The first sentence refers to a quote from Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, where the main character is a black man who feels invisible because the white people around him  refuse to acknowledge him or his humanity.

“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me.”
― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

This quote is interesting because it nails Mike’s situation perfectly-people refuse to see MJ as he really is, and are blinded, or refuse to look deeper and realize there is a human being they are trying to drag through the mud all for the sake of money. I wrote a bit more about how MJ used his Vitiligo for awareness and as a statement here.

REMEMBER THE TIME

There’s nothing really pro black about the lyrics. It’s in the video where we see that MJ tried to represent Ancient Egyptians mj RTT accurately, especially Nefertiti, played by the supermodel Iman. MJ always made it a point to hire dancers who had the ancestry of the culture they were representing (he did that in Black or White too), and though some thick heads may argue that MJ was appropriating Ancient Egyptian culture (which he was not), you can’t claim to know MJ’s full ancestral history. We know he was able to trace his roots back to the Agni tribe on the Ivory Coast. Furthermore, MJ was not “playing dress up” with a culture. He treated it with much reverence and respect and it is evident he studied Africa a lot.

Anyway, back to the topic. One thing that I notice about Michael’s work is that he always has a diverse cast and mostly black women as his love interest *wiggles eyebrows*. You Rock My World, for example, felt like they were in a club where black people could be carefree. I’m not sure, maybe I’m reading it wrong. Remember the Time is always a breath of fresh air to watch because you realize Hollywood really likes to whitewash history, especially when it comes to talking about Ancient Egypt. (side-eyes Elizabeth Taylor). Another thing? MJ did not portray every Ancient Egyptian as a king or queen. There were servants and common folk as well. Hoteps, don’t get any ideas!😉

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MJ gave that brotha dap

BAD (THE SHORT FILM)

This short film is based on a true story of a Black boy named Daryl, who was killed by his friends for refusing to live in a lifestyle of gang banging. Michael heard about it in the papers and decided to use the story for his short film. MJ plays the role of Daryl. Basically, Michael brings awareness to the fact that Daryl probably lived at home with his mom always at work to put food on the table. I know MJ could identify with being poor. He was born in a poor part of Indiana and his parents worked many exhausting jobs. Music and education kept him and his siblings out of trouble, and education kept Daryl out of trouble too. I think the message Mike was trying to convey to black youth during that time, was to stay in school and find an outlet that will keep you out of trouble.

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This film oozes Carefree black children. I didn’t get the message behind this film until a couple months ago. Before, I just thought it was a cool video, like always. Jam is an embodiment of how black youth express themselves, whether it be dance, sports, rapping, music, or play, as evidenced in the beginning of the film where we see the little black boy with the hat playing with a ball. Jam lets you know that despite the challenges you face “it ain’t too much for me to jam!” You can express yourself and be yourself. You have permission to let your frustrations fuel your creative outlets.

OTHER LYRICS: WE’VE HAD ENOUGH

🎶 She asked the man in blue, how its it that you get to choose, she innocently questioned why, why her father had to die? You saw he didn’t run, and that my daddy had no gun.

These lyrics are so chilling to hear, ever since the Black Lives Matter movement began last year. It reminds me that it doesn’t matter how rich you are. As a black person, the police will still brutalize you. They brutalized, harassed, and planted evidence on MJ. They shot so many unarmed black people this year. They terrorized so many children and a lot of police officers are a part of the KKK. Racism is still alive and well, and it should not be that way.

HIS BUSINESS MOVES:

Not many people know that MJ bought the rights to black artists’s music and returned those stolen rights to the original owner. Mike spoke once about how promotion companies would take advantage of black artists and they would end up bankrupt because they were cheated out of their deal and stolen from. He spoke about how SONY was trying to do that to him when he was alive, and also exposed SONY for its racist employees. Michael was smart. He bought the Beatles and Elvis catalogs, and businessmen coveted it, which is why MJ believed Sony came out with those slanderous allegations and rumors about him. He made sure to give artists of color representation. MJ broke racial barriers by becoming the Greatest Artist of all time, a Black man did that! He and other pioneers were responsible for Black artists being featured on predominantly white radio and TV stations. Without them, we would would not be able to take credit for the music that African Americans have created.

THE BOOKS HE READ:

It is frustrating to hear narrow minded comments about MJ from people who say that MJ wanted to be white. First of all, not only does it show how shallow your mind is, but you also do MJ a huge disservice by insulting his intelligence. MJ was not disconnected from the world. Adults called him aloof because he wasn’t paying them any attention. MJ tried to heal the sick children because he felt like their innocence should not be destroyed, and they shouldn’t suffer. He payed cynical adults no mind.

Neither Michael’s vitiligo, his surgeries, or who he married/the color of his children’s skin determines whether MJ hated his race or not. He did suffer from some confidence issues, just like any normal person would. He didn’t have as much surgery as the media said he did, and if you still think he bleached his skin, you must not be able to read because there is a lot of information on the internet about Vitiligo and the type MJ had. He could not have had a bunch of surgery because he also had Lupus, which would have prevented his skin from healing correctly. To open that up time after time would probably cause him to have horrible complications. I wrote more about Mike’s Vitiligo here.

As previously stated, Michael Jackson was a very intelligent person. People would describe his uncanny ability to notice everything going on in a room, and he was a voracious reader. He read stacks of books at a time and his library in Neverland Ranch had nearly 10,000 books, including many on Black/African History. He had such reverence for Black tradition and for the continent of Africa. Below are just some of the books from his Neverland library.


“They manipulate our history books. The history books are not true! It’s a lie! The history books are lying. You need to know that. You must know that. All the forms of popular music: From jazz to hip-hop, to bebop to soul. You talk about the different dances from the cake walk to the jitterbug to the Charleston to break dancing. All these are forms of BLACK dancing!…The minute I started breaking the all-time record in record sales—I broke Elvis’s records, I broke Beatles records—the minute it became the all-time best-selling album in the Guinness Book of World Records,
OVERNIGHT they called me a freak, they called me a homosexual, they called me a child molester, they said I bleached my skin! They made everything to turn the public against me!
This is all a complete conspiracy.
I know my race! I just look in a mirror. I know I’m black!”

-Michael Jackson’s anti-racism Speech at the National Action Headquarters in Harlem, NY.

After considering all of this information and actually studying the man in depth, it’s ridiculous for anyone to say that MJ didn’t want to be associated with his own people, or that he had internalized hatred for his race. If you know the truth behind his medical conditions, what he studied, the time period he was born in, and his true message, you’ll completely understand that Michael Jackson was very pro black, open minded and woke.

A Letter

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All I wanted to do
Was turn on a light in the darkness.
And you extinguished it.
You got mad because
I turned on a light
You attacked me personally
Because I turned on a light
In the darkness.

Whenever I defend my light
It’s a problem
I’m shut down,
Things are thrown back in my face
Things I never did, things I can’t do
You use your ability to function against me
And make me feel like I’m insane,
Warped, twisted, illogical
Babbling like a fool.
According to you, I’m selfish for not being able to function like you.
According to you,  nothing I do is even remotely correct.
So I doubt myself and my own intentions.

You can insult me and forget, I can’t.
You forget what you say, but you sure do remember my short comings.
You fall asleep easily while I cry in the darkness.

And you wonder why I have trust issues.

Always invalidating me, calling me crazy, in need of therapy, just because I’m defending myself from your disrespect?
Why am I supposed to let people treat me like I’m nothing?
Why am I supposed to trust someone who supposedly “has my good intentions at heart”, yet always tells me that my mind is warped,  and anything I say invalid?

Right now, you’d be reading this and you’re already figuring out how you can dismiss it.
You won’t listen.
You have no idea how my mind works, and I’m hesitant to open up to people I no longer trust with my thoughts and emotions.
They aren’t precious to you, obviously. I’m not even going to argue anymore, I’m just going to sit here and take whatever meanness anyone has to take out on me.
I’ll continue to let you call me self centered, lazy, trifling,  jobless, crazy, twisted and illogical.
I understand why you’d get frustrated with me.
After all, I don’t contribute any positivity to the household.

I’m just a cloud that no one wants to be under.

I prayed to God to end my life yesterday night, in the darkness.
My soul is tender and raw to the point where I can’t take it anymore.
I’m sorry for not being enough, doing enough.
I’m sorry for turning on the light.

(C) 2015 Taylor A. Jackson

“America’s Greatest TV Dad” vs The King of Pop

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BillRecently, I’ve seen people comparing the late Michael Jackson to the likes of Bill Cosby. You’re probably asking “what do these two have in common?” Well, they were both beloved by America until allegations of abuse surfaced. For Cosby, this has been going on for decades. For Michael Jackson, this happened 10 years ago, in which he was tried and exonerated of all 14 charges with a unanimous jury decision. Also, there are only 2 people who accused Michael Jackson of molesting them. What is confusing to me is, why people are comparing a case in which one man was exonerated and proven to be innocent of these charges (where each accuser was discovered to have created false allegations for money), and the other, a self admitted predator who has evaded the spotlight when it comes to the allegations of having drugged and raped at least 40 women. I went on a “rant” about this days ago (as you can imagine, I was slightly pissed-imagine hearing the same lies and false facts about the Jackson cases for years on end and having to correct people whenever you mention him as your inspiration):

I want to examine the parallels between Michael Jackson and Bill Cosby for a moment. Let’s go back to what I said earlier about how they were both nationally loved and adored. I grew up watching Bill Cosby and listening to Michael Jackson (some what). At some point in my life I matured and learned to see famous people as regular people with extraordinary, otherworldly talents (and I’m only talking about MJ here when I say other worldly). America very much valued Bill Cosby, even as allegations have come out throughout the years. We still upheld him even if he talked down to the Black Community and saw us as just charity and a way to boost his ego ( I’m glad America is waking up and realizing that Cosby is not their TV Dad). Meanwhile, when Michael Jackson revealed that he had the skin disease vitiligo, and stopped using the darker makeup to hide the splotches, America turned a 180. Gossips sites started labeling him as something foreign, and the black community all but disowned him. People suddenly forgot that he was black, but he never forgot. While Bill Cosby was reprimanding and degrading the black youth to pull up their pants to be respected, Michael Jackson was educating black youth on how to be carefree, black, and powerful. A lot of people ignored his real messages because of his skin tone, and the White Media made sure to white wash his lyrics so that no one would realize that he was building the black community up. TDCAUMichael Jackson taught us about representation, about the importance of being who you are. He taught us that men can be expressive and unbelievably strong, that you can wear whatever you want and be whatever you desire to be. He taught us the significance of knowing our history. For the black community to expel one of our biggest champions and accept the lies fabricated against him in a heartbeat, yet continue to support the coonery (excuse my language) that is Bill Cosby while over looking his crimes is inexcusable. Bill Cosby is not Cliff Huxtable, but Michael Jackson is Michael Jackson. Mike didn’t play a character, he was open and vulnerable to the point of being crucified for it. Do not ever do him the injustice to compare a highly intelligent, sensitive being to the likes of a monster again. He deserves more credit than society gives him.

UPDATE (author’s note): I’d like to link anyone to this article that thinks that marrying into another race and having mixed children means that you hate your race. Ignorance and anti blackness will not be tolerated on this blog. Just because you have limited views on the diversity of blackness does not mean that what you state about Mike’s children is true. They know who they are, however you do not. Here’s another article if you refuse to believe Mike loved his race.

And another.

And another.