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Happy birthday Michael! King of Pop honored with celebrations at childhood home

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:05 am August 29, 2014 Celebrations for Michael Jackson’s birthday kicked off on Thursday in his native city of Gary, Indiana. What started off as just a simple block party has morphed into an annual three-day festival that stretches beyond 2300 Jackson St. in honor of the King of Pop.

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Jimi Hendrix, James Brown among those honored with postage stamp

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:04 pm February 25, 2014 The USPS announced more names in its “celebrity line” of postage stamps. The USPS will release stamps featuring several notable people, including NBA star Wilt Chamberlain, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, and Michael Jackson.

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Michael Jackson fans sue Conrad Murray for emotional distress, and win

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:27 am February 12, 2014 Five Michael Jackson fans have been awarded one euro each by a French court for the “emotional damage” they suffered after his death. The case reviewed lawsuits filed by 34 fans against Conrad Murray, who was in charge of caring for the pop star. Murray was jailed […]

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Conrad Murray freed due to prison overpopulation

In just a couple of weeks, the man convicted of murdering the “King of Pop” will walk free. Conrad Murray is set for early released from prison on October 28, completing his sentence for the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson. Why? The prisons are too crowded.

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Michael Jackson lawsuit verdict expected soon

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s family against his concert promoter AEG Live is now being deliberated by a jury.
The verdict could have huge implications for how the entertainment industry conducts business with stars.

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‘Smoking Gun’ Email Revealed in Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit

A potentially damning email will serve as the core of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s mother and children. It suggests that Jackson’s personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray was pressured into getting Jackson to rehearse in spite of health concerns.

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Seeing Michael Jackson Coming

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm January 31, 2012 I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve always taken Michael Jackson’s optimism and musical happiness for granted. Black folks especially, at least those in my circle, praise his artful force for party R&B songs like “Shake Your Body” and “Remember the Time”. Not much has been […]

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Our Souls When The Music Stops and the Paint Dries

By Keantre Malone 3:00 pm January 24, 2012 The deaths of Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse were two traumatic events in my life. What’s interesting however, is that I’ve never met them, let alone have even a superficial conversation with them. Yet, there’s something about the artist-fan relationship that makes us feel so connected to […]

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VIDEO: Michael Jackson “Remember The Time”


Check out the classic (John Singleton-directed) MJ video for “Remember The Time” at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Auction House Selling Michael Jackson’s Death Bed


An auction house plans to start selling off the contents of the home where Michael Jackson died on December 17th. Among the items for sale: Michael Jackson’s death bed! Read more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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