Blog Articles

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Blog Articles

Amisu, Elizabeth:

Colby, Tanner, ‘The Radical Notion of Michael Jackson’s Humanity’, Slate.com, 24 June 2014 <http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2014/06/michael_jackson_death_anniversary_we_recall_thriller_and_bad_but_what_about.html> [accessed 25 June 2014]

Covach, John, ‘Michael Jackson: Five Years Gone and It’s the Music That Endures’, Huffington Post < http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-covach/michael-jackson-five-year_b_5509147.html?utm_hp_ref=tw> [accessed 24 June 2014]

Fast, Susan:

Kauffman, Barbara:

Landis, Forbes Everett, ‘Does the American Dream Have to Die with Michael Jackson?’, Hub Pages. 2011 <http://foreverlandis.hubpages.com/hub/Does-American-Dream-Have-to-Die-With-Michael-Jackson> [accessed 21 June 2014]

Martin, Sylvia J., ‘Remembering Michael Jackson: Moonwalking between Contradictions’, LearCenter.org. 24 June 2010 <http://blog.learcenter.org/2010/06/remembering_michael_jackson_mo.html> [accessed 22 July 2014]

MJJJustice Project:

Mortilla, Syl:

Soyini, Ayana, ‘How Michael Got Gangsta with Sony Music over Black Music and Racism’, Golden Eyes Online, July 2002, republished by Davey D’s Hip Hop Corner, 30 June 2009

Stillwater, Willa and Joie Collins (et al.):

Sullivan, John Jeremiah, ‘Back in the Day’, GQ. September 2009

Tate, Greg, ‘The Man in Our Mirror’, Village Voice. 1 July 2009

Thomas, Michael R., ‘A Tale of Two Michaels’, Make Up Artist Magazine. 20 October 2009 <http://makeupmag.com/news/newsID/653/> [accessed 13 July 2014]

Thomson, Charles:

  • ‘One of the Most Shameful Episodes in Journalistic History’, The Huffington Post. 13 June 2010
  • Conjuring a Chorus of Boos: The Truth About Michael Jackson’s UK Comeback’, 17 November 2013 <http://charlesthomsonjournalist.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/the-truth-about-michael-jacksons-uk.html> [accessed 18 June 2014]
  • ‘Video: Thomas Mesereau Interview’, The Diary of a Fledgling Reporter. 17 October 2011
  • ‘Michael Jackson’s ‘One More Chance’: A Dream that Turned into a Nightmare (part 1 of 4)’, Sawf News. 30 November 2010
  • ‘Michael Jackson: It’s Time for Media Outlets to Take Responsibility in Covering the Rock Star’, Huffington Post. 2 March 2010
  • ‘One of the Most Shameful Episodes in Journalistic History’, Huffington Post. June 2010
  • ‘Play that Funky Music, White Girl’, Sawf News. 13 March 2010
  • ‘FBI File Reveals Attempt to Convict Jackson with Racist Law’, The Diary of a Fledgling Reporter. 3 January 2010
  • FBI Files Support Jackson’s Innocence; Media Reports Otherwise. The Diary of a Fledgling Reporter. January 2, 2010

Vogel, Joseph:

  • ‘Am I the Beast You Visualized? The Cultural Abuse of Michael Jackson’, The Huffington Post. 2 November 2011
  • ‘Remembering Michael Jackson: The Story behind His Magnum Opus’, Huffington Post. 24 June 2011
  • ‘Exclusive: Inside Michael Jackson’s ‘Hollywood’’, Huffington Post. 14 March  2011
  • ‘Michael Jackson: Man in the Music, Part 2 (Morphine)’, Huffington Post. 27 June 2009
  • ‘Michael Jackson: Man in the Music, Part 4 (Tabloid Junkie)’, Huffington Post. 2 July 2009

Woods, Raven:

  • ‘“The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain”: How Langston Hughes’s Seminal 1926 Essay May Help Us Better Understand Both Michael Jackson’s Art and His Struggles: Pt 1’, AllForLoveBlog, 5 July 2014, <http://www.allforloveblog.com/?p=9242> [accessed 8 July 2014]
  • ‘“Remember the Time”-Review’, AllForLoveBlog, 11 June 2014, <http://www.allforloveblog.com/?p=9205> [accessed 22 July 2014]

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