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Thursday is usually music royalty’s final day on earth

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Thursday, the fifth day of the week, seems to be a day where the world’s biggest honorific names in music...

Michael Jackson Grammy coverage that wasn’t meant to be

By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader This is the greatest story never told in my lengthy and broad career in journalism. It all started when as...

Joseph Fiennes’ portrayal of Michael Jackson is an act of terrorism

By Britni Danielle, ebony.com When I first learned British actor Joseph Fiennes had been cast as Michel Jackson in a film about a road trip...

Ola Ray: Thriller 35 years later

By Gemma Greene, blackdoctor.org Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video broke all kinds records nearly 35 years ago. It was the first music video directed by a...

Kanye West passes Michael Jackson’s record for most Top 40 hits

By Derek Lawrence, Entertainment Weekly The always modest Kanye West now has another accolade to rap about as he has passed the King of Pop,...

Welcome Cam Newton – to the perils of Black superstardom in...

By Vernon A. Williams, Gary Crusader It’s like a broken record. When an African American dominates a field of endeavor in the U.S., invariably the public...