Archive for May, 2015
MUST READ – Dancing with Michael Jackson by Toni Bowers
Baltimore and its discontents- –
An amazing review/article has just been written by LA Review of Books – Bower’s look at the current racial inequities being highlighted in America’s legal system and how it relates to the way Michael Jackson was treated. It is very much worth a read and SHARE — the more the world is awakened to the injustices meted out on Michael Jackson the more they might realize why it happened and what was the reasonings behind it.
“I asked a 20-something friend what he thought of Michael Jackson’s music: do kids still dance to it? My friend’s response was instructive. “Great music,” he said, “but when someone got up to what he did with little children, he’s better forgotten.” I was stunned. Is it possible? After one of the most expensive and intensive trials…
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Willa: This week I am so excited to be joined by D.B. Anderson, author of two of the most popular articles in our Reading Room. “The Messenger King: Michael Jackson and the Politics of #BlackLivesMatter” is an opinion piece published by The Baltimore Sun that places Michael Jackson’s activism within the context of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. And “Sony Hack Re-ignites Questions about Michael Jackson’s Banned Song” is a self-published article that went viral, becoming the most popular independent post in all of Gawker Media for 2014 – and it wasn’t even published until mid-December. Thank you so much for joining me, D.B.!
D.B.: Thank you so much for having me, Willa! I’ve been reading Dancing with the Elephant for a long time and I always walk away with new insights, so it’s quite an honor to be here myself.
Willa: Oh, it’s an honor to talk with you. And your…
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