A Jacksons’ Halloween…..


After Hurricane Sandy, I am treating myself and everyone to some music from the Jacksons family for Halloween. When we think of Halloween and scary music videos, the first thought may be Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” but the Jacksons have dabbled into a few other scary videos. By the way, read two of my Frankenstein posts […]

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Behind the Mask: D. Denenge Akpem


Here is another segment. Its focus will be fashion – hair, clothes, carnival costumes, etc. First, D. Denenge Akpem’s performance-lecture on Afrofuturism and fashion, “Constructing Future Forms.” Update: Read her two articles from Chicago Arts Magazine Constructing Future Forms: Afro-Futurism and Fashion in Chicago, Part I Constructing Future Forms: Afro-Futurism and Fashion in Chicago, Part […]

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HIStory


Happy Birthday Michael Jackson! May you continue to live in our memories. And here is the teaser that was released for his album, History, which I have (actually, it’s my mom’s CDs, shhhh). This teaser is kind of giving off a dictator vibe, but it is cinematically appealing.

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Resurrecting the Man in the Mirror


It has been two years since Michael Jackson has died and his cultural impact is still reverberating throughout the world to this day. Today, I came across a 2009 article by Greg Tate in which he gives his thoughts on why Jackson’s icon status was so huge, especially for Black people around the world, and how it […]

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