6 Years An Angel

Michael, as pure and innocent as a dove
Forever sleeping in eternal love
Sleep, my King
Dream uninhibited
Frolic and play
Have joy unlimited
No form of malice,
Nor sadness
Nor stormy weather
Nor cloud, nor rain
Shall again cause you pain
Sweet champion of the people
Your legacy is unequaled
We will hear your laughter again.

I Will Not Stand for the American Flag

I will not stand for the American flag,
Nor will I say the pledge.
For to do so is to sell my soul
To a country that, as a whole
Demands to see my black blood shed.

My Take on Rachel Dolezal

In light of the Rachel Dolezal situation, it seems as if people make it a habit to bring Michael Jackson into things that are not necessarily related to him. He is often used as a prop in order to further someone else’s bigoted point of view. Let’s be honest; the people saying that Michael Jackson was “trans-racial” (which there is absolutely no such thing) are not only ignorant and anti-black, but they are making excuses for a woman who posed as a black person to become a leader of the NAACP in Spokane, Washington. Not to mention, these people who are bringing MJ into this don’t actually care about him or his struggles as a black man who could not help the fact that he had skin diseases. There is no similarity that Michael Jackson and Rachel Dolezal have in common. None. Michael Jackson was constantly reminded of his race, and he was insanely pro-black. don’t believe me? Do a little research, it won’t hurt you. Rachel Dolezal is a disgusting fraud who used her white privilege to reach a position in a supposed “safe space” for Black people.

Michael Jackson was repeatedly vilified in the media because of his race. He was targeted for his acquisition of the Beatles catalog and every popular white artist’s songs that were on that catalog (Elvis for example). He constantly called out the wrong doings of whites who appropriated the “black sound” and our culture in order to make it popular. The racist media then chose to fixate on his changing appearance (which was due to the effects of Lupus, and Vitiligo). They attacked him for daring to be a nurturing man, for wearing makeup and having long hair. They attacked him for respecting children and trying to give them the childhood he never had. Instead of respecting his choices, the media were quick to label his vitiligo as “The Michael Jackson disease”, and also made a huge effort to discredit research for the condition. Not much was known about the disease in the 80s and 90s. However, Michael was not the first black person to have this disease, it only became well-known because of his celebrity.

He had to constantly defend his blackness, and that truly is a shame. The media had a hand in altering people’s perceptions about his message as an artist, a message which remained the same throughout his entire life. People were just too blinded by their negative perceptions of him to see that he truly loved being black and cared about the well-being of his community. Listen to his songs again and really understand the lyrics. He made speeches about how he experienced racism at the hands of police (and also a racist promotion company). Listen to this legend. His message is ever present and has nothing to do with the color of his skin. Do not compare his struggles to Rachel Dolezal. Dolezal has never struggled because of her race, Michael did. He was told he didn’t want to be who he was, and he’s not the only black person with vitiligo to receive those “you don’t want to be black” comments. That is damaging to people who suffer from the disease. You’re invalidating someone’s struggle all because they don’t fit your definition of blackness. Being black is more than how one feels, it’s were you came from, it is biology and physical traits along with a culture. No one can change their race. When you say that Michael Jackson wanted to be white and deny his vitiligo, you in effect call every other black person with the skin condition, a liar. He was born black and he died black. Vitligo does not change your race.

Michael deserves a long awaited apology from society for what was done to him for daring to be the most powerful black celebrity in the world. He is gone, let him rest in peace and uphold his legacy. Don’t you think his name has been dragged through the mud enough? Black people deserve an apology from Rachel Dolezal, and society in general. I am very tired of seeing our struggle commodified for the amusement of society. Rachel Dolezal, you are not one of us, and we are not your costume.

Did Michael Jackson Pay Families Off?

“It is GENERAL practice for an insurer to be entitled to control settlement negotiations..” “The insured is EXCLUDED from any interference in any negotiation for settlement or other legal proceedings..” “The INSURED (Michael Jackson) may NOT interfere with nor PREVENT such settlements.”
“It is UNFAIR for an insurance company’s settlement to be now held against Mr. Jackson…”
“Mr. Jackson could NOT interfere with his insurance carrier’s demand to settle the dispute.”
“Michael Jackson had no choice in the matter”. READ the fine print.

Court evidence and testimony speak for themselves. Do you want to know why MJ was accused of paying people off? Why families went to a civil settlement before a criminal one? It’s because the families who accused him knew that his insurance company would have to pay them for supposed “negligence”. They were after money. The Santa Barbara police department BULLIED kids into saying they had been molested. It’s DOCUMENTED. That is ILLEGAL. Tom Sneddon was head Prosecutor for this case. He encouraged his department to harass Michael Jackson and plant evidence. That is ILLEGAL. The families knew Michael Jackson could not interfere in the settlement negotiations, and once they got their money they did not pursue a CRIMINAL investigation.

A snippet of a video recording of Evan Chandler (the father of Jordan Chandler) planning to extort Michael Jackson. The full video is not available for copyright reasons,  however the full transcript for it is available here.

Evidence that Tom Sneddon planted evidence in the short video above and here.

Racism in the Michael Jackson Fanbase: You “Stan” a BLACK Man!

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It’s very confusing -and disheartening- to know that there are some fans who are racist and insensitive towards the plight of Black Americans. In light of the Black Lives Matter movement, I see that a lot of fans have shown their true colors. Some white fans have gone on to complain about black fans talking about what their ancestors did, blatantly displaying their “white guilt”, and acting as if we were trying to make them feel bad for what their ancestors did. Well, to be frank, white people are not responsible for what their ancestors did (unless you are in fact racist). HOWEVER, African Americans did not create this system, so you cannot expect us to vanquish systematic racism by ourselves. We have to live with the effects of what your ancestors did every day, so excuse me if I don’t feel sympathetic towards your feelings being hurt just because I talk about racism and the history of your ancestors that affect me and my people to this day. Blacks and Whites just integrated only fifty years ago. Fifty years. not one thousand, or two thousand. Fifty. Just because it makes you uncomfortable to talk about doesn’t mean we have to stop talking about it. How can you call yourself a fan of a conscious black man and then turn around and make racist/silencing statements? Let me give you some examples:

Whether you like it or not, Michael Jackson made an effort to educate people about systematic racism and white privilege. He spoke about it in his videos. He read books about real Black history and even sought out his African roots. He didn’t just sing about healing the world or repairing the earth. His music has a deeper message, especially songs like They Don’t Care About Us. in the prison version, he highlighted how the incarceration of black males is a business, and in the Rio de Janeiro version, he highlighted how the government refused to give disadvantaged people of color resources, their living¬† conditions.¬† I think it’s very interesting how he made it a point to show his vitiligo (He would usually cover himself in makeup, so that took a lot of courage) in the TDCAU short film, as if to say “I may have changed but I’m still Black, I’m still aware.” There is a deeper message. In Remember the Time and other short films, he made it a point to accurately portray ancient Egyptians.¬† For a fan to claim that Egypt is not in Africa, and that Egyptians were not black shows ignorance. He did his research.

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Michael being crowned “King Sani” in 1992

There are so many things to talk about when it comes to racism in the fan base. I’ve seen many hurtful things said by non black fans, such as saying that blacks make themselves out to be the victim, or depend on handouts. Or that we’re responsible for our own oppression. I’ve even seen some fans saying that there were once white slaves, as if they were oppressed on the same level as black slaves. Ridiculous! It’s also dismissive and deviates from the subject. Do not talk about something else when someone is speaking of something historical that makes you uneasy. Also, do not claim to care about black lives and then turn around and center the movement around yourself as a white person. You do not understand oppression, so don’t even try to add your opinion or suggestions of what Blacks should do. You should be more concerned about calling out white people who are actually racist, rather than crying about being generalized. Hash tags like #WhiteLivesMatter and #WhiteAppreciationDay are racist, inappropriate and silencing. For you to even use those hashtags proves you only care about yourself, because they are a direct response to #BlackOutDay and #BlackLivesMatter . Every white person has white privilege. That doesn’t mean your life is perfect, but society stands to benefit you because of your race, just like it stands to oppress me. Step out of your bubble. Your fave was a black man, pre and post-vitiligo. It didn’t suddenly change his race or his awareness of what his people went through. Yes, he highlighted the suffering of other races as well, but he also made it a point to focus on his people. He also exposed how the entertainment industry in general was very racist, especially the SONY promotion company. It was revealed in the SONY hack that even today they have racist employees. MJ knew that the black sound and dance was stolen and appropriated. He knew that Black artists had their music stolen from them from racist promotion companies. That is part of the reason why he bought the rights to that music and returned them to their rightful artists. So, tell me how MJ wasn’t pro-black again?

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Pain Inside.

Pain Inside
Pain Inside. Acrylic. (c) 2015 Do not use without permission.

The head and heart are connected. What affects my head also affects my heart and therefore my emotional and physical well-being, and vice versa. I often feel isolated from others because it feels like no one will understand. Hoping others can relate! ‬

Conversations and Upcoming MJ Projects #janfam #mjfam

What can I say? Janet’s been building anticipation for new music since August 2014

She had most people fooled for a good while but wow. The anticipation was slowly building and music has been lagging without 2 of the biggest entertainers in the industry. Janet surprised us all on her birthday last night and she basically broke the internet. She also trended at number two worldwide on Twitter.  You can see her big announcement here:

For fans of Michael Jackson there are also promising projects coming up for 2015 and 2016. Fans are anticipating another Documentary from Spike Lee for Off the Wall, as well as Thriller and HIStory in 3D, Dangerous 25, and there were even talks of a movie coming out. We already know that more unheard music from the King of Pop is planned to be released, so I can personally say that as a fan of both artists, I’m very excited! I feel as if Janet is about to inspire a new generation of people and bring even more innovation into the music industry, or as she called it, a “new revolution”. If Michael were here, there’s no doubt that he would be doing the same.¬† He is sorely missed.

For the upcoming Michael Jackson projects, I cannot wait to see what they do for the Off the Wall Documentary. I hope they make it long because even though I enjoyed the BAD 25 Documentary, I felt it was too short (and the presence of Justin Bieber highly unnecessary). I adore Off the Wall Era. It’s one of his most classic, innovative times and albums, and gets no love because of Thriller. Mike was so sassy, spunky and shy during that time and I adore it. One of my favorites.

ARTISTS WHO PAVED THE WAY

One thing that I constantly see from a fan’s point of view is, the constant bashing of Janet as an artist and entertainer. She and Michael paved the way and set a bar that many artists try to aspire to to this day (for example, Beyonce, Ciara, Usher, and Justin Timberlake). I don’t understand the disrespect sometimes. If they hadn’t decided to break so many barriers and records as black entertainers, your favorite artists would not be here. Give credit where it is due. Janet emphasized what it was to be a carefree black woman who had control of her own beliefs and sexuality. She doesn’t belt out like some other artists do, but not every legend is going to have the same voice. Everyone is different. Janet inspired the choreography you see in most female artists of today. The slander against Mike and Janet is always unwarranted and done out of bitterness and jealousy. Let these legends prosper like they’ve always been doing regardless of your opinion please.

Anyway, I thought I would add my two cents about what’s been going on in the music world. Again, I cannot wait and my countdown timer is ready!