#HonorMJ on June 25th – I YOU WE

I You We

I said you had to do it. You said you didn’t want to. We talked about it, and we agreed that maybe I could help.

I said you were wrong. You insisted you were right. We held each other’s hand, and right and wrong disappeared.

I began crying. You began crying, too. We embraced, and between us grew a flower of peace.

How I love this mystery called We! Where does it come from, out of thin air? I thought about this mystery, and I realized something : We must be love’s favorite child, because until I reach out for you, We is not even there.

It arrives on the wings of tenderness : it speaks through our silent understanding. When I laugh at myself, it smiles. When I forgive you, it dances in jubilation.

So We is not a choice anymore, not if you and I want to grow with one another. We unites us, increases our strength; it picks up our burden when you and I are ready to let it fall.

The truth is that you and I would have given up long ago, but We won’t let us. It is too wise. “Look into your hearts,” it says. “What do you see? Not you and I, but only We.”

Dancing the Dream, Michael Jackson

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“Money” (1995, album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1, by Michael Jackson)

[Verse 1:]
Money.
Money…
Lie for it
Spy for it
Kill for it
Die for it
So you call it trust
But I say it’s just
In the devil’s game
Of greed and lust
They don’t care
They’d do me for the money
They don’t care
They use me for the money
So you go to church
Read the Holy word
In the scheme of life
It’s all absurd
They don’t care
They’d kill for the money
Do or dare
The thrill for the money
You’re saluting the flag
Your country trusts you
Now you’re wearing a badge
You’re called the “Just Few”
And you’re fighting the wars
A soldier must do
I’ll never betray or deceive you my friend but…
If you show me the cash
Then I will take it
If you tell me to cry
Then I will fake it
If you give me a hand
Then I will shake it
You’ll do anything for money…

[Chorus:]
Anything
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
I
Even sell my soul to the devil (I)
Anything
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
I
Even sell my soul to the devil

[Verse 2:]
Insurance?
Where do your loyalties lie?
Is that your alibi?
I don’t think so
You don’t care
You’d do her for the money
Say it’s fair
You sue her for the money
Want your pot of gold
Need the Midas touch
Bet you sell your soul
Cause your God is such
You don’t care
You kill for the money
Do or dare
The thrill for the money
Are you infected with the same disease
Of lust, gluttoney and greed?
Then watch the ones
With the biggest smiles
The idle jabbers… Cause they’re the backstabbers
If you know it’s a lie
Then you will swear it
If you give it with guilt
Then you will bear it
If it’s taking a chance
Then you will dare it
You’ll do anything for money…

[Chorus:]
Anything
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
I
Even sell my soul to the devil (I)
Anything
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
I
Even sell my soul to the devil
Anything
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
I
Even sell my soul to the devil (I)
Anything
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
I
Even sell my soul to the devil

[Verse 3:]
You say you wouldn’t do it
For all the money in the world
I don’t think so
If you show me the man
Then I will sell him
If you ask me to lie
Then I will tell him
If you’re dealing with God
Then you will hell him
You’ll do anything for money

Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
Even sell my soul to the devil
Anything
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
Even sell my soul to the devil
Anything
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
Even sell my soul to the devil
Anything
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
Even sell my soul to the devil
Anything now
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
Even sell my soul to the devil
Anything
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
Even sell my soul to the devil
Anything
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
Even sell my soul to the devil
Anything
Anything
Anything for money
Would lie for you
Would die for you
Even sell my soul to the devil

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“HIStory” (1995, album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1, by Michael Jackson, James Harris III, Terry Lewis, Boys II Men)

He got kicked in the back
He say that he needed that
He hot willed in the face
Keep daring to motivate
He say one day you will see
His place in world history
He dares to be recognized
The fires deep in his eyes

How many victims must there be
Slaughtered in vain across the land
And how many struggles must there be
Before we choose to live the prophet’s plan
Everybody sing…

Every day create your history
Every path you take you’re leaving your legacy
Every soldier dies in his glory
Every legend tells of conquest and liberty

Don’t let no one get you down
Keep movin’ on higher ground
Keep flying until
You are the king of the hill
No force of nature can break
Your will to self motivate
She say this face that you see
Is destined for history

How many people have to cry
The song of pain and grief across the land
And how many children have to die
Before we stand to lend a healing hand
Everybody sing…

Every day create your history
Every path you take you’re leaving your legacy
Every soldier dies in his glory
Every legend tells of conquest and liberty
Every day create your history
Every page you turn you’re writing your legacy
Every hero dreams of chivalry
Every child should sing together in harmony

All nations sing
Let’s harmonize all around the world

How many victims must there be
Slaughtered in vain across the land
And how many children must we see
Before we learn to live as brothers
And leave one family oh…

Every day create your history
Every path you take you’re leaving your legacy
Every soldier dies in his glory
Every legend tells of conquest and liberty
Every day create your history
Every page you turn you’re writing your legacy
Every hero dreams of chivalry
Every child should sing together in harmony

A soldier dies
A mother cries
The promised child shines in a baby’s eyes
All nations sing
Let’s harmonize all around the world

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From the Estate of MJ

#HONORMJ: PAY TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON & HIS PHILANTHROPIC WORK BY POSTING TO THE WORLDWIDE PHOTO MOSAIC

As the 10-year anniversary of Michael’s passing nears, what better way to remember Michael than to pay tribute to his lifelong commitment to helping those in need by focusing on his inspiring legacy of philanthropic work.

It isn’t just about donating cash – it’s about making a difference in the life of another person, your community or even someone you don’t know. This can take many forms – whether it’s volunteering your time at a homeless shelter or a hospital, donating blood or signing up to be a bone marrow donor, planting a tree, cleaning the trash from a public space such as the beach or a park, or helping someone who is lost find their way. The list is endless, and no selfless act of kindness is too small.

Share how you are making things better for others by giving back to your local or global community. Post an image of your humanitarian efforts honoring Michael on Instagram or Twitter starting now using the hashtag #HonorMJ and your post can be added to a worldwide photo mosaic (which will be populated with those images on honormj.michaeljackson.com starting mid-June) and the full mosaic will be revealed on June 25.

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June 13 #VindicationDay #MJInnocent

I Ain’t Scared Of No Sheets

I Ain’t Scare of Nobody

Black or White, Michael Jackson

June 13, 2019 is the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s vindication day. Every year, this day has been celebrated by the fans, friends and family.

Mr. Tom Mesereau, the lawyer who defended Jackson in 2005, was on King Jordan radio on February 13, 2015 and said these words: 

 “People who got anywhere near Michael Jackson thought they could profit in one way or another. People wanted money from him from the earliest times [] Even in his darkest hours, people were suing him, even in the most troubling time imaginable, people were after his money. The pressure on this poor soul was just enormous. [] I will defend Michael Jackson to my last breath. I know he was innocent, I know he was targeted because he was wealthy and famous and perceived as very vulnerable and that made him a target for all kinds of people [] He was a brilliant genius and a kind, gentle soul who was tortured, exploited, punished for things he hadn’t done. I will always feel honored to have defended him” .

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Here you are several excerpts from Mr. Mesereau’s closing argument on June 2 and 3,  2005. There are many similarities between the Arvizos & Co. and Safechuck & Robson & Co. – all of them the Chandlers’ copycats:

Ladies and gentlemen, I just heard a prosecutor get up, start his closing argument with an attack on me. And whenever a prosecutor does that, you know they’re in trouble…
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I submit, based upon the testimony you’ve heard, the witnesses you’ve seen, the issues you’ve seen addressed, there is no way in the world you can find that the Arvizos are trustworthy beyond a reasonable doubt. And if you can’t do that, if anything they said to you, if anything they presented to you causes you to pause and wonder or suspect what really happened, Mr. Jackson must be acquitted under our legal system.

You have heard so much testimony about the scams of Mrs. Arvizo. The prosecutor gets up and tries to prop her up, justify her actions, explain her as a nice person, tell you you can trust her, tell you everyone should trust her. And he especially looks at you in the eye and says, “She never asked for money.”

Well, I have some questions for the jury. When she took her children to The Laugh Factory, placed them on stage, had them do skits and plays about their poverty, about how poor they were, about the part of town they came from in front of George Lopez; when she told George Lopez a story about how her children used to dive for coins in a fountain; when the fund-raisers took place and money was raised, and Janet Arvizo called George Lopez and wanted to give him a gift to thank him, was she asking for money?

When Janet Arvizo and Davellin kept hounding Chris Tucker, “When are we getting the truck? When are we getting the truck? When are we getting the truck?” was she asking for money?

When Janet Arvizo went to Miss Kennedy, who owned the dance class and said, “You know, we settled the J.C. Penney case. We got some money out of it, but all we ended up with were two bicycles. Please continue to give my children free lessons,” was she asking for money?

When Janet Arvizo concocted the J.C. Penney fraud, when her lawyer was shocked, after 25 meetings with her, to hear her say at a deposition how she’d been fondled 25 times by J.C. Penney security guards, was she asking for money?

When Janet Arvizo had her children call celebrities, constantly hounding celebrities, trying to get money, with her in the background scripting them and coaching them, do you think she was asking for money? When Janet Arvizo went to the editor of the local newspaper in El Monte and said, “We have no insurance. Chemotherapy costs $12,000 per injection. Please put the bank account number in your article. Please do an article. I know it’s against your policy to do things like this, but please do it for us, because we can’t pay our medical bills,” was she asking anyone for money?

When the calls went to Jay Leno, repeated messages, “You’re my favorite comedian,” messages he thought were awfully effusive, sounded scripted, sounded contrived, didn’t sound like the appropriate  message from a child of that age, when he called the hospital and a woman was in the background telling her son to be effusive, to be wordy, to continue to tell him, “You’re my favorite comedian,” when he thought they might be asking for money but they actually didn’t, what was Janet Arvizo doing?

Ask yourself, “Do I have any problem believing what Janet Arvizo says?” Because if you have the slightest problem that’s a reasonable one, the slightest doubt that’s a reasonable one, the slightest suspicion, Mr. Jackson must go home and he must be free.

Now, the list of people she hustled is endless. You know that ten days after the J.C. Penney settlement — the prosecutor wants you to think she just got $32,000. The fact of the matter is, she put 25,000 in an account for Gavin, she put 8,000 in an account for Star, and she set that up so that she can’t touch it, which I commend her for. She got much more than $32,000, and yes, she had to pay legal fees and costs, and that’s what you normally do when you file a lawsuit and take it to settlement. But when she filed for emergency welfare ten days after getting that money, was she asking for money?

In the J.C. Penney case, in her deposition when she admitted that she had filed a state disability claim because she was depressed, and when she was asked, “Why are you depressed?” she said, “Because I’m a nobody,” was Janet Arvizo asking for money?

When she fraudulently sought food stamps, when she fraudulently sought disability, when she fraudulently sought every state benefit she could get her hands on by perjuring herself and perjuring herself and perjuring herself through constant welfare applications, where she disguised settlements, disguised bank accounts, disguised benefits, was Janet Arvizo seeking money? Because if you think she was, the prosecution falls. Now, ladies and gentlemen, the issue is very, very simple. If you do not believe the Arvizos beyond a reasonable doubt, Michael Jackson must be acquitted. That’s the law.

And these claims are completely based upon your having to believe the Arvizos every which way but Sunday. You’ve got to believe them. Now, I submit that the witnesses we have called and the cross-examination we have elicited in this case proves the Arvizos are con artists, actors and liars. What do I mean?

Janet Arvizo is a very interesting individual in some ways. Janet Arvizo sometimes directly asks for money. She directly asked her lawyer, Mr. Ranieri, for a contribution. He said no. More often than not, Janet Arvizo does not directly ask for money. But she’s so skilled at what she does in articulating her tales of woe, her family’s poverty, her abuse, all the problems, that invariably the person she’s talking to decides on their own to write her a check.

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See, Janet Arvizo is much smarter than her ex-husband David. David was like a bull in a china shop. He would just come out and say, “Give us money,” or he’d send Gavin out to say, “Give us money.”  Janet develops a relationship first. She hardly knows you and she’s hugging you. She’s
loving you. She’s saying, “You’re our family. You’re my brother. You’re my father. We’re all part of your family and you’re part of ours.” She starts sending letters to Michael Jackson in 2002, when Mr. Zonen told you there was no contact. Every letter, “Daddy Michael, you’re our family. We love you. We can’t live without you,” words to that effect.

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You know that Gavin Arvizo, at a very young age, made a false claim of abuse against his mother in the 1990s to the Department of Children & Family Services. He then withdrew the claim. He was very young. He was very street smart. He’d been schooled by his parents, David and Janet. You note in the middle of Janet’s spousal abuse case with her ex-husband David, suddenly the claim that David had molested Davellin surfaced.

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Janet Arvizo and lawyers.
Have any of you tried to count how many lawyers she’s seen in her short life? I’ll give you some ideas. She said she had a lawyer in her civil divorce action with David and her criminal proceedings with David for all these years named Manning. She had lawyers represent her in the J.C. Penney case against J.C. Penney and Tower Records.
She had a criminal defense attorney represent her when they were arrested at J.C. Penney. She went to Bill Dickerman while she allegedly was being falsely imprisoned.
And by the way, she first went to Bill Dickerman on the 21st of February, 2003. Two days after that, they were continuing to go after their visas and passports at various federal buildings. And the prosecution tells you she was not trying to develop a lawsuit against Michael Jackson? You have in evidence the visa applications. You have the passport applications. You have documents showing they’re going to the Brazilian consulate, they’re going to the federal building in Los Angeles. She’s already been to Bill Dickerman. What do you think is going on?
Bill Dickerman represents her for a period of time and then shuttles her off to Larry Feldman, who is a very well-known attorney in Los Angeles who had represented the Chandlers against Mr. Jackson in 1993. Why do you think he sends her to Larry Feldman? Why do you think he has a profit-sharing arrangement with Larry Feldman? Why do you think Mr. Feldman gets ahold of Stanley Katz, a psychologist he used against Mr. Jackson in the early ’90s? Why do you think Mr. Masada is bringing her to all these meetings? Doesn’t it suggest everybody’s looking for a big payday against Michael Jackson? There’s only one thing they need. A conviction, by you.
There’s going to be great celebration in Los Angeles among this group if he is convicted of one single count in this case. You heard Mr. Feldman testify. He spent an enormous amount of money in the early ’90s litigating and getting a settlement against Mr. Jackson. He didn’t want to do it again. He told the grand jury in Santa Barbara he didn’t want to spend that money again. He grudgingly admitted that if Mr. Jackson is convicted in this courtroom, he will not have to spend huge sums of money establishing liability in a civil courtroom.
It will be established.

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Aren’t they all after millions from Mr. Jackson? Haven’t you seen one witness after another come into this courtroom having sued Mr. Jackson, having tried to get a settlement out of Mr. Jackson? Every one, Ralph Chacon, McManus, Abdool, Cindy Montgomery. They’re all lined up.
He has a reputation for being a very childlike person, very naive, very idealistic, a musical genius. A person who likes to sit in trees and compose. A person who likes to spend time in the studio. A person who, from an early age, was such a genius at what he did that he attracted millions of dollars before he even knew what it meant. A person who has not managed his money terribly well. Has allowed people to use his signature. Has trusted the wrong people.
They’ve emptied out accounts. They’ve diverted funds.

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But think about this, ladies and gentlemen: How absurd is it to say molestation by Michael Jackson occurred on Gavin Arvizo between February 20th and March 12th? What’s going on at that point in time? And I will show you a timeline as well.
You’ve got international media scrutiny of Michael Jackson. He’s under a microscope, the Arvizos are under a microscope, because of the Bashir documentary. Everyone’s talking about it. All sorts of media are buzzing around.
They’re following the Arvizos. They’re trying to follow Michael Jackson. There’s ample evidence to suggest that. The Arvizos don’t like it. Mr. Jackson, of course, is used to it. He seems to have generated publicity his whole career. But to make a long story short, there is no question you have a media frenzy going on internationally. You have a Department of Children & Family Services investigation going on as well. Mr. Jackson knows it, Janet Arvizo knows it, everyone knows it. Remember the evidence of leaks from DCFS that the prosecution didn’t care for? Everyone knows about the investigation. [] Put all this together, what does it say to you about the dates the so-called molestation occurred? It’s absurd. It’s unrealistic. And it makes no sense. Because the whole case makes no sense. You know, these molestation counts and this attempted molestation count, they are completely based on the testimony of Gavin and Star Arvizo. There is no independent witness who allegedly sees any of this

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There is a piece of evidence lacking in the  prosecution’s case that is very significant, particularly with allegations like this. And let me explain what I’m talking about.

Typically, in a sex-crimes-type investigation — and let’s face it, in this case, you’ve had at least 70 officers running everywhere trying to find anything they can on Michael Jackson because he’s a mega celebrity. But typically in this kind of investigation, you have what is called a pretext phone call.

Typically, the police will get the alleged victim, they will sit with the alleged victim, and they will talk about making a phone call to the person who’s suspected of committing the crime. And I’m sure you’re familiar with this from television. They will make the phone call. The so-called victim makes the call, and the so-called victim is told to ask certain questions that are incriminating in nature.

For example, Gavin could have called Michael Jackson and said, “Why did you improperly touch me? Why did you do that to me in bed? Why did you touch me that day we were together? Why, when we were in the wine cellar drinking, did you do this or do that?” And typically the police are listening in, and they’re recording it, and that becomes their primary evidence.

Now, particularly in a case like this, where you have no independent witnesses, with credibility, watching the alleged molestation, and you have no forensic evidence to support it, you would think, if they did anything, it would have been a phone call like that.

You know why they didn’t do it? Look at that police interview. Gavin refuses. Doesn’t want to make a call to Michael Jackson. And Gavin is someone who has been schooled by his parents to very effortlessly call celebrities, one after another, after another, after another. He’s not shy about phone calls. He’s not shy about contacting Jay Leno, Chris Tucker, Michael Jackson, Suli McCullough, you name it.

Why no recorded phone conversation with an incriminating statement from Michael Jackson? Because he knew if he did that, he wouldn’t get an incriminating statement, because it didn’t happen. Now, they’ll probably tell you he was terrified, he was scared, he was traumatized to be on the phone. That’s a bunch of baloney.

I’m going to show you Gavin testified on the witness stand that Michael is a nice person, even in this courtroom. He’s not afraid of Michael. He’s angry that Michael abandoned his family and didn’t  take care of them for the rest of their life. And as I said yesterday, they put demeanor in issue. The only time you ever saw him get angry was when we talked about what Michael really had done for he and his family and what had happened. And his anger came out when he made the false statement that Michael had done nothing for his family.

Remember, he started using this scripted phrase, “In my 11-year-old mind, I believed George Lopez had done more, because he went to the hospital and bought me clothes. In my 11-year-old mind, I thought others had done more because they were at the hospital. In my 11-year-old mind, Michael Jackson hadn’t done much for me at all.”

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Ladies and gentlemen, the prosecution would like the defense to focus only on Janet Arvizo. That is their dream. Their dream is that we will focus on her and somehow the children will look clean and honest and truthful. And I want to make sure that’s not what our thrust is. You may recall that Gavin Arvizo met Chris Tucker at his home and lied. He told him, “We made no money at the fund-raiser,” and that’s when Chris Tucker wrote a check. Chris Tucker described him as cunning, smart. He didn’t trust him. Even at a young age, Star Arvizo told Louise Palanker, “All we got was love for Christmas,” and she began to write the $10,000 checks. Davellin kept hassling Azja Pryor for Chris Tucker’s truck. It was relentless. She finally had to stop talking to Davellin, and she actually liked Davellin. I don’t want to suggest, in any shape or form, this is just a target of Janet. The whole family has difficulties with the truth, difficulties with honesty, difficulties with money, and the children have been raised this way.

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You find Mr. Mesereau’s closing argument here  at 12853 and here

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#HonorMJ on June 25th – Mark of the Ancients

Mark of the Ancients

He had lived in the desert all his life, but for me it was all new.

“See that footprint in the sand?”he asked, pointing to a spot by the cliff. I looked as close as I could. “No, I don’t see anything.””That’s just the point.” He laughed. “Where you can’t see a print, that’s where the Ancient Ones walked.

“We went on a little farther, and he pointed to an opening, high up on the sandstone wall. “See that house up there?” he asked. I squinted hard. “There’s nothing to see.””You’re a good student.” He smiled. “Where there’s no roof or chimney, that’s where the Ancient Ones are most likely to have lived.

“We rounded a bend, and before us was spread a fabulous sight — thousands upon thousands of desert flowers in bloom. “Can you see any missing?” he asked me. I shook my head. “It’s just wave after wave of loveliness.””Yes,” he said in a low voice. “Where nothing is missing, that’s where the Ancient Ones harvested the most.

“I thought about all this, about how generations had once lived in harmony with the earth, leaving no marks to scar the places they inhabited.

At camp that night I said, “You left out one thing.””What’s that?” he asked.”Where are the Ancient Ones buried?”Without reply, he poked his stick into the fire. A bright flame shot up, licked the air, and disappeared. My teacher gave me a glance to ask if I understood this lesson. I sat very still, and my silence told him I did.

Dancing The Dream, Michael Jackson, page 16

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“Black Or White”(released on November 11, 1991, Songwriters: Michael Jackson and Bill Bottrell)

I took my baby on a Saturday bang
“Boy, is that girl with you?”
Yes, we’re one and the same

Now I believe in miracles
And a miracle has happened tonight

But if you’re thinkin’ about my baby
It don’t matter if you’re black or white

They print my message in the Saturday Sun
I had to tell them I ain’t second to none

And I told about equality
And it’s true
Either you’re wrong or you’re right

But if you’re thinkin’ about my baby
It don’t matter if you’re black or white

Don’t look at that

I am tired of this devil
I am tired of this stuff
I am tired of this business
So when the going gets rough

I ain’t scared of your brother
I ain’t scared of no sheets
I ain’t scared of nobody
Girl, when the goin’ gets mean

[L.T.B.:]
Protection for gangs, clubs and nations
Causing grief in human relations
It’s a turf war on a global scale
I’d rather hear both sides of the tale
See, it’s not about races
Just places
Faces
Where your blood comes from
Is where your space is
I’ve seen the bright get duller
I’m not going to spend my life being a color

[Michael Jackson:]
Don’t tell me you agree with me
When I saw you kicking dirt in my eye

But if you’re thinkin’ about my baby
It don’t matter if you’re black or white

I said if you’re thinkin’ about my baby
It don’t matter if you’re black or white

I said if you’re thinkin’ about my brother
It don’t matter if you’re black or white

Alright
Alright
Alright
Yeah, yeah, yeah, now
Alright
Alright
Schamo
Yeah, yeah, yeah, now
Alright

It’s black, it’s white
It’s tough for you to get by
It’s black, it’s white, woo

It’s black, it’s white
It’s tough for you to get by
It’s black, it’s white, woo

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“They Don’t Care About Us” (album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, released on June 16, 1995, songwriter: Michael Jackson)

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, aggravation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Bang bang, shot dead
Everybody’s gone mad

All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us

Beat me, hate me
You can never break me
Will me, thrill me
You can never kill me
Jew me, sue me
Everybody do me
Kick me, kike me
Don’t you black or white me

All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us

Tell me what has become of my life
I have a wife and two children who love me
I am the victim of police brutality, no
I’m tired of being the victim of hate
You’re raping me of my pride
Oh, for God’s sake
I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy…
Set me free

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Trepidation, speculation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Black man, blackmail
Throw the brother in jail

All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us

Tell me what has become of my rights
Am I invisible because you ignore me?
Your proclamation promised me free liberty, no
I’m tired of being the victim of shame
They’re throwing me in a class with a bad name
I can’t believe this is the land from which I came
You know I really do hate to say it
The government don’t wanna see
But if Roosevelt was living
He wouldn’t let this be, no, no

Skin head, dead head
Everybody gone bad
Situation, speculation
Everybody litigation
Beat me, bash me
You can never trash me
Hit me, kick me
You can never get me

All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us

Some things in life they just don’t wanna see
But if Martin Luther was living
He wouldn’t let this be, no, no

Skin head, dead head
Everybody’s gone bad
Situation, segregation
Everybody allegation
In the suite, on the news
Everybody dog food
Kick me, kike me
Don’t you wrong or right me

All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about
All I wanna say is that
They don’t really care about us

 

 

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#HonorMJ on June 25th

MJ estate’s message:

https://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sqtfr2

Hello MJFam,

As you all know, it is the Estate’s tradition to acknowledge the date of Michael’s passing each year, but not draw too much attention to it as they wish to celebrate Michael’s life, and not dwell on his death. This is also why there is always an Estate organized event on Michael’s birthday for the fans to gather and celebrate and the recognition of the anniversary of his passing remains muted.

We know this year feels more significant, however, as it has shockingly been an entire decade since we lost Michael Jackson. As the 10-year anniversary of Michael’s passing nears, the Estate feels that there is no better way to remember and honor Michael than to pay tribute to his lifelong commitment to helping others and caring for the planet we all share. So the Estate has decided to launch the #HonorMJ campaign which will be announced on Michael’s social media pages on June 4. This is not a fund raising campaign – it’s about how each of us can make a difference in the life of another human being – whether it is someone we know personally or not. While the Estate will offer some examples of things that can be done, it is up to each of you to do what feels right for you as a way of helping make the world better. It can be anything you want it to be that you think reflects Michael’s message. The list of possibilities is endless.

Details for the campaign will be posted as the Spotlight Story on the home page of MichaelJackson.com on June 4, with the simple instructions on how to participate.

We look forward to seeing your images and seeing how each of you choose to honor Michael’s humanitarian legacy. Keep Michaeling.

MJOnline The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™

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June and August are Michael’s months. To honor his artistry and humanity, we will post every week the lyrics of some of his songs. 

“Man In The Mirror” (1987, album Bad, songwriter Siedah Garrett and music by Glen Ballard)

I’m gonna make a change
For once in my life
It’s gonna feel real good
Gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right

As I turn up the collar on
My favourite winter coat
This wind is blowin’ my mind
I see the kids in the street
With not enough to eat
Who am I to be blind
Pretending not to see their needs?

A summer’s disregard
A broken bottle top
And a one man’s soul
They follow each other on the wind you know
‘Cause they got nowhere to go
That’s why I want you to know

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change

I’ve been a victim of
A selfish kind of love
It’s time that I realize
That there are some with no home
Not a nickel to loan
Could it be really me
Pretending that they’re not alone?

A willow deeply scarred
Somebody’s broken heart
And a washed-out dream
(Washed-out dream)
They follow the pattern of the wind
You see
‘Cause they got no place to be
That’s why I’m starting with me

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make that change

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
(‘Cause you better change!)
No message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make the change

You gotta get it right
While you got the time
‘Cause when you close your heart

You can’t close your your mind
(Then you close your mind!)

That man, that man, that man, that man
With that man in the mirror
(Man in the mirror, oh yeah!)
That man, that man, that man
I’m asking him to change his ways
(Better change!)
You know that man
No message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change

Gonna feel real good now
Oh, no, oh, no

I’m gonna make a change
It’s gonna feel real good
Shamone
Change

Just lift yourself
You know
You’ve got to stop it yourself
(Yeah! Make that change!)
I’ve gotta make that change today
(Man in the mirror)
You got to
You got to not let yourself, brother
(Yeah! Make that change!)
You know
I’ve got to get that man, that man
(Man in the mirror)
You’ve got to
You’ve got to move
Come on! Come on
You got to stand up! Stand up! Stand up
(Yeah. Make that change)
Stand up and lift yourself now
(Man in the mirror)

(Yeah. Make that change)
Gonna make that change
Come on
(Man in the mirror)

You know it
You know it
You know it
You know

Change
Make that change

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“Jam” (1991, album Dangerous, songwriters Michel Jackson, René Moore, Bruce Swedien, Teddy Riley)

Nation to nation
All the world
Must come together
Face the problems
That we see
Then maybe somehow we can work it out
I asked my neighbor
For a favor
She said later
What has come of
All the people
Have we lost love
Of what it’s about

I have to find my peace cuz
No one seems to let me be
False prophets cry of doom
What are the possibilities
I told my brother
There’ll be problems
Times and tears for fears
We must live each day
Like it’s the last

Go with it
Go with it
Jam
It ain’t too much stuff
It ain’t too much
It ain’t too much for me to
Jam
It ain’t
It ain’t too much stuff
It ain’t
Don’t you
It ain’t too much for me to

The world keeps changing
Rearranging minds
And thoughts
Predictions fly of doom
The baby boom
Has come of age
We’ll work it out

I told my brothers
Don’t you ask me
For no favors
I’m conditioned by
The system
Don’t you talk to me
Don’t scream and shout

She pray to god, to Buddha
Then she sings a
Talmud song
Confusions contradict
The self
Do we know right
From wrong
I just want you to
Recognize me
In the temple
You can’t hurt me
I found peace
Within myself

Go with it
Go with it
Jam
It ain’t
It ain’t too much stuff
It ain’t too much
It ain’t too much for me to
Jam
It ain’t
It ain’t too much stuff
It ain’t
Don’t you
It ain’t too much for me to
Jam
It ain’t too much stuff
It ain’t too much
It ain’t too much for me to
Jam
It ain’t
It ain’t too much stuff
It ain’t
Don’t you
It ain’t too much for me to

[Rap performed by Heavy D:]
Jam jam
Here comes the man
Hot damn
The big boy stands
Movin’ up a hand
Makin’ funky tracks
With my man
Michael Jackson
Smooth criminal
That’s the man
Mike’s so relaxed
Mingle mingle jingle
In the jungle
Bum rushed the door
3 and 4’s in a bundle
Execute the plan
First I cooled like a fan
Got with Janet
Then with guy
Now with Michael
Cause it ain’t hard to

[Michael]
Jam
It ain’t
It ain’t too much stuff
It ain’t too much
It ain’t too much for me to
Jam
Get on it
It ain’t too much stuff
It ain’t
Don’t stop
It ain’t too much for me to
Jam
It ain’t
It ain’t too much stuff
It ain’t
Don’t you
It ain’t too much for me to
Jam
It ain’t
It ain’t too much stuff
It ain’t
Don’t you
It ain’t too much for me to

It ain’t too hard for me
To jam [9x]
Get on it
Jam
It ain’t
It ain’t too much stuff
It ain’t
Don’t you
It ain’t too much for me to
Jam
It ain’t too much stuff
It ain’t too much
It ain’t too much for me to
Jam
It ain’t too much stuff
It ain’t too much
It ain’t too much for me to
Jam
Too much
It ain’t too much stuff
It ain’t
Don’t you
It ain’t too much for me to

Get on it
Get on it
Give it baby
Give it to me
Come on
You really give it to me
Got to give it
You just want to give it

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Tom Mesereau: “[MJ] was a great artist, a great person, honest, decent”

#IKnewLeavingNeverlandWasBS

In an interview with TooFab, Tom Mesereau said (May 31):

Very interesting thread on Twitter:

May 31

1/ when I realized how many times Reed reused the same images of MJ/Wade at an event together, bolstering Joy Robson’s testimony & old radio interviews that they didn’t get to spend much time w/ MJ. To explain wat I did more clearly, I went thru the

4/ just w/ diff brightness & an xtra one that was taken just before or after the wider couch pic. The same can be said for the other 4 sets of pics where MJ/Wade’s family are at the same event. The OVERALL POINT here is that in total there are approx 70 pics of WR as a child in

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June 25, 2019 is approaching!

Did you buy your Rose for Michael? If not, please follow OneRose 4MJJ

5650 Roses of Love & Innocence by Sunday May 19th 7:22pm EST

PayPal. onerose4mjj@gmail.com

$3.00 per long stem Rose Love & Innocence is our message this year with Freedom Red & White Dove Roses In honor of Michael on June 25th

Rose’s are donated to various charities in LA.

🌹🌹🌹

Will you be in LA on June 25th? Perhaps you wish to join the MJInnocent/LOVE Rally (by MJJJP)

June 25th 2019 MJInnocent/LOVE Rally 

Since the Michael Jackson fanbase is so DIVERSE, MJJJusticeProject  thought it only fitting to have a large gathering while fans from all over the world are visiting Los Angeles in observance of the 10th Commemoration of Michael Jackson’s passing.  Michael Jackson has achieved his goal of immortality and we hope to gather in HONOR of his life and to peacefully demonstrate that we STAND with him in LOVE, especially in hours of tribulation.

This is a LOVE March & Rally in honor of our beloved Michael. Our intent is to have a Peaceful gathering of his world-wide fans to demonstrate his message of Peace, Love and Brotherhood.

Please register at MJLoveRally so that we may organize and you may receive a Group Photo. Donate to this endeavor at PayPal candlemel@aol.com

Itinerary June 25, 2019

6:00pm     Meet outside Holiday Inn Express: 1921 N Highland Ave, LosAngeles, CA

6-6:20pm Fans Signing Love Banner entitled “MJ♥️Rally”

6:30pm    Arrange in groups with Team Captains, prepare for walk

6:45pm    Walk from Hotel to Madame Tussauds  – (see map below)

7:00pm    Speech & Intro of  LA Zombies

7:15pm    LAZombies will perform to TWO Michael Jackson’s songs

7:40pm   Speech by Keen Zhang & Intro of MJChinese impersonator Wang Jinguyan 

8:00pm   Group Photo of Attendees & Signing of “Reclaiming Neverland Banner”

8:30pm  Event disassembly

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Walk-map from Holiday Inn Express to Madame Tussauds

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These last weeks and days, Michael Jackson was remembered and honored in many different parts of the world.

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And this one from MJVibe!

A 3D sculptor/CG artist called Hadi Karimi from Iran has taken internet by storm with his realistic 3D version of Michael Jackson from the “Thriller” video.

Fans on social media have been sharing the imagery all over facebook and twitter!

The artwork is so look-like that you can mistake the artwork for a real picture! Amazing result and talent!

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A must read thread on Twitter!

This a thread published by Julia Berkowitz. Here you are some of the tweets:

Rock and pop music is FULL of songs glorifying pedophilia and sex with underage people. Most of those artists aren’t blacklisted, the media is not crucifying them. Some examples..

May 5

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