The side of Michael Jackson they don’t show you: his ACTUAL RACE.
On 6th February 1984, after winning an unprecedented number of AMA awards Michael spoke to black publication JET magazine about people in his life he was thankful for; Stevie Wonder, who expresses pride of race in his music.
“That’s why I love Stevie Wonder’s album called Songs in The Key of Life… He had a song called Black Man and I just jumped up screaming when I heard that record because he’s showing the world what the Black man has done and what other races have done… He named it Black Man and all these people who have got the album sing it. And that’s the best way to bring about the truth.”
Fun fact: I wrote a paper on Michael Jackson last year. A lot of people don’t know that his DNA was actually traced all the way back to Ghana where we is part of a royal dynasty.
Yes, because of that he was crowned Prince Mikaeel Amalaman Anoh II Of the Ivory Coast Kingdom Krinjabo & Agni Empire (that’s his full royal name).
I’m guilty of believing the anti-blackness hype propagated by Michael. We need to make sure this part of his legacy gets passed on.
They KEPT coming for Mike as soon as he got hot. Why? Because they couldn’t handle the fact that a nigga had as much diplomatic status as some world leaders, was more famous than the pope WHILE BLACK. Like could he live?
SOOOO glad to see his quote about Otis Blackwell. That’s why I will NEVER be a fan of Elvis. Especially when EVERYTHING he did was stolen from black culture (Chuck Berry…the ACTUAL king of rock and roll and hell even Ike Turner who is commonly called the founder of roll). THE HISTORY BOOKS IN AMERICA ARE A LIE!
If you don’t fuck with MJ over some shit you heard on T.V., you’re not woke.
He loved his blackness but still opted for surgery to change his nose and permed his hair. Like most black celebrities he souled his identity for white mans riches. No one is perfect and I can forgive him for that but I won’t forget what he did to achieve his fame and stardom. You’ve got to have a balanced perspective on reality. There is a valuable lesson in it. It would be wise if Ms Raven Symone understood that
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"I’ve heard sharks followed slave ships crossing the atlantic ocean, trailing black bodies thrown overboard.”
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why did I almost cry tho!? holy shit…