"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.  Full of pocket biographies... Continue Reading →
In this article, Kerry Hennigan recounts her personal memories of the day Michael Jackson died and the impact it had on her and many others. She considers the unique nature of the artist and the problems he had in trusting those who envied his fame and success. In reflecting on what has happened in the twelve years since his passing, Kerry asks what his many devoted fans can do to repay the love and faith Jackson often expressed for them throughout his life.
MJ Studies Today for June 2021 looks at anniversary re-issues of Michael Jackson's iconic albums, including Thriller25 and Bad25. But what about Dangerous and HIStory?
The latest appeal by one of Michael Jackson’s accusers was dismissed by the court on 24 April 2021, but the legal battle to fully reinstate Jackson’s integrity continues, as discussed by Kerry Hennigan in this month’s MJ Studies Today column. The Jackson Estate are suing for public arbitration with HBO on the latter’s four-hour television film that, in 2019, threatened to put an abrupt end to Jackson’s legacy as an entertainer and humanitarian.
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 →
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 →