Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Jealousy Towards A Ten Year Old

While being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, Michael stated that when he was younger, he used to hear people refer to him as a forty-five year old midget. He claimed that he never thought much about it. People used to ask him did he know he was that good when he was younger. He said he never thought about it, he just opened up his mouth, and out came this voice.

In actuality, Michael was upset by these references. Once, a performer said to another before a talent show that they better look out for the Jackson Five," 'cause they got this midget they're using as a lead singer." His brother Jackie heard the remark and told his father, both of which found it funny. When Michael heard about it, he was upset and started to cry. "I can't help it if I'm the smallest." Joseph pulled him to the side and told him he should be proud that he was being talked about by the competition. "That means you're on your way."

Michael still didn't like being spoken about negatively by anyone, nor treated unjustly.

Thank you J.Randy Taraborrelli .

Friday, June 26, 2009

What made Michael different then the other Jackson children?

When Michael was five years old, his mother became a Jehovah's Witness and out of all of the children, Michael, LaToya, and Rebbie were the most serious about their religion.Because of the faith, the children were not permitted to socialize with others outside of the religion. The family was viewed by the neighborhood as being strange, that they thought they were better than other people, and when the neighborhood found out that they were Jehovah's Witnesses, some people were scared of them. Michael's voice was discovered at age four. Michael was a fascinating child. His mother felt that he was different from the other children in the family.

"I don't believe in reincarnation, but you know how babies move so uncoordinated? Michael never moved that way. When he danced, it was if he were an older person."

Michael, it appears, was a handful.When he was three, Joseph spanked him for something he had done. Michael took off one of his shoes, and threw it at his father. Apparently, Joseph held Michael by one leg upside down, and gave him an unforgettable beating .At first Michael was afraid of his father, but after all of the abuse, he grew to hate his father. Michael eventually started leaning more towards his mother. "Because of Katherine's gentleness, warmth, and attention, I can't imagine what it is like to grow up without a mother's love. The lessons she taught us were invaluable. Kindness, love, and consideration for other people headed her list."

J. Randy Taraborrelli, "MICHAEL JACKSON - The Magic and the Madness" pages 7-12

Where did the name "Prince" come from and why are Michael's children so fair complexioned?

Michael's mother, Katherine, was the daughter of Prince Albert Screws and Martha Upshaw. Her grandparents, listed in a 1910 census, were described as mulatto.

Thank you, J.Randy Taraborrelli for supplying this information from the book, "MICHAEL JACKSON - The Magic and the Madness."

A distant relative was a Choctaw Indian named July Gale, who fathered a a boy by a young slave named Gina. The boy was called Nero. July was called "Jack" and because his son was into slavery because he was born to a slave, Nero's name was called Nero Jackson.

Thank you, Christopher Anderson, for information from his book, "Michael Jackson Unauthorized."

These two book are the sources from which much of the information for this blog will come from. I will include statements from Michael derived from interviews, and pictures so that maybe everyone will have a clear idea of who Michael Jackson was.

So, no, Michael was not taking the name Prince as a tribute to the Artist, but to pay tribute to his grandfather. You will also see how it is highly possible that the coloring of his children is so light. Which proves again, Black people can produce many different shades depending on the race it mixes with.