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Book Review and Commentary on: “Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity” by Sherrow O. Pinder.  Review by Kerry Hennigan.

Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity.By Sherrow O. Pinder(SUNY series in African American Studies) ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08RS4FRV6Publisher ‏ : ‎ SUNY Press (1 August 2021)Sherrow O. Pinder is Professor of Political Science and Multicultural and... Continue Reading →

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Review: My Friend Michael. An Ordinary Friendship with an Extraordinary Man: Growing Up with the King of Pop, by Frank Cascio. William Morrow hardback edition, 2011

The review was originally written in 2011, shortly after I purchased and read the book. It was then updated August 2021 for publication on behalf of the Michael Jackson Book Club, however a different review (by someone else) was used.... Continue Reading →

Being a review of the chapter about Michael Jackson in “Inspirational Black Heroes in Contemporary African American History” by J. R. Anna

"His catalogue revolves around love, around African-American pride, and around uplifting all people… He was trying to tell people we can do better as a human family." – Eric Byrd, music lecturer at McDaniel College. [1] Full of pocket biographies... Continue Reading →

Finding one’s spirituality through the life of Michael Jackson…why not? Review: “My Pop Star Teacher” by Brenda Jenkyns, art by Marjolein Lucas

Michael Jackson as a source of spiritual enlightenment? Such an idea will seem blasphemous to some, ludicrous to others, or outright delusional. Yet for the principal character of Brenda Jenkyns' latest book, that is exactly what happens. As Kayla begins... Continue Reading →

Looking back: Thoughts on both editions of “You Are Not Alone. Michael through a brother’s eyes” by Jermaine Jackson

First edition – reviewed Dec 2011 Considering that I initially resisted buying Jermaine's book because of my feelings towards some of Michael's siblings and some things done and said since his tragic passing, I can't recommend You Are Not Alone:... Continue Reading →

“Have you seen a Ghost?” Insights into working with Michael Jackson as told in “Book on the Dance Floor” by Brice Najar Part 2 – MJ Studies Today, April 2021

Abstract:  This month Kerry Hennigan continues her discussion of Brice Najar’s publication Book on the Dance Floor: Let’s Make HIStory in the Mix  which was previously the subject of our February 2021 column.  In his book, Najar interviews numerous Michael... Continue Reading →

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Behind the scenes on Michael Jackson’s “Blood on the Dance Floor” album as documented by Brice Najar in “Book on the Dance Floor: Let’s Make HIStory in the Mix.” Part 1 – MJ Studies Today, February 2021

MJ Studies Today, February 2021 looks at the making of Michael Jackson's Blood on the Dance Floor album via a recent book by Brice Najar.

Book Review: “Book on the Dance Floor” by Brice Najar

“Book on the Dance Floor” continues the story of Michael Jackson at the peak of his independent creativity in the heady 1990s, specifically the creation and recording of the new material on King of Pop's "remix" album "Blood on the... Continue Reading →

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Review: MJ ONE – Michael is THE ONE. Las Vegas, June 2013

How to describe ‘Michael Jackson ONE’ Cirque du Soleil’s new resident show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas? In a word AWESOME. Of course, I’m biased. I’m an MJ fanatic as well as a Cirque fan. I loved ‘IMMORTAL,’ which I’ve... Continue Reading →

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