This image has gone viral! It is a photo of a real hip hop clothing store in Taiwan. I have learned that because of their understanding of hip hop music and culture that NIGGER is commonly used when referring to Black people. They mean no harm, they are simply ignorant to what the word NIGGER means and represents. However, this sign should be changed.
If you would like to send an email to the store regarding the inappropriateness of the name, please use this email address provided by a friend of mine who is currently living in Taiwan – firstname.lastname@example.org. This may or may not be a direct contact to the owner. Nevertheless, please be courteous when trying to get your respective points across.
Michael Jackson is a man that I will always love and never grow tired of and the more horrible the music industry gets, the more I miss him. Check out this cool video of what his life may have been like if he was raised in the social media era.
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I used to hate this song when I was younger because I thought it was depressing and sad. It may very well have an air of sadness, but I definitely understand the lyrics now that I’m older and have more life experiences. Everybody Hurts is an anti-suicide song, but I have heard that people have actually committed suicide while listening to it. I’m sure this is another reason why I initially didn’t like the song.
What made me think of this song, you ask? I was watching Tina Arena version of this song. I like her version better but I gotta give respect to the original.and there was a beautiful dance routine to the
Michael was more to me than a great entertainer. He was the love of my life. I truly loved him as a person. I understood him. Those that know me and know me well know where I am coming from, but let me explain a little for those that don’t.
Besides my grandfather, Michael was the only constant male figure in my life growing up. I thought he was beautiful and I loved to watch him move. My mother took me to see The Wiz at age 2, took me to his concerts as early as age 4, bought his music for me, and I fell in love with him over the years.
Michael taught me to love everyone no matter what race, creed, color, or religion. He taught me to care for our planet and to have compassion for those that were ill. He also kept me from getting involved with boys at an early age because I was so devoted to him.
Michael was a beautiful person in every way to me; so sweet, kind, and giving. Even in the end he wanted to give more of himself to us by performing when, in my opinion, he should of been enjoying his life without performing and raising his children. I do understand that Michael wanted to come back one last time to prove that he is the best and leave a greater legacy that would overshadow his plastic surgery, debt, or molestation allegations, but he never needed to prove anything to me.
Did I ever question the allegations and wonder if Mike was capable of such a thing? Of course I did! I didn’t see Michael as a God or a perfect entity. I saw him as a human being with flaws like the rest of us. Loving Michael does not make a person go insane, become dumb, or unable to see the truth. I saw through the BS of the allegations and fortunately so did a jury of his peers.
Over the years as I have become an adult my “obsession” for him has toned down, but I always loved and supported him. I never believed the hype when it came to him being weird, bizarre, or a child molester. As a survivor of child sexual abuse I do not support anyone that I believe has been involved in that type of behavior.
I am in disbelief, confused, numb, heartbroken, sad…words cannot express what I really feel. Michael was my family. He was and will always be a major part of who I am. I suppose he can rest now and perform forever in heaven or where ever we go when we leave this earth.
I give my love and support to his family and fans all around the world.
THE SABBATICLE SHOW
Dangerous and HP close out the show with music, surprises, and you! Come celebrate with us! The Dangerous Item of the Week is book The Years of Talking Dangerously.
Dangerous talks to R&B singer Jru-Starz and hip hop artist Lee Majors. The Dangerous Item of the Week is book Dangerous Games.
THE SHOW WITH NO GUESTS
Dangerous and HP freestyle for an hour. Features the latest installment of Simply Senia and tracks by Jru-Starz. The Dangerous Item of the Week is a Danger Lighter.
LETS HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS
Dangerous and HP talk to young filmmaker Ben Foster, owner of BLG Publishing Brandon Griffin, and Michael Porter the founder of CTC Designs hip hop sports apparel. The Dangerous Item of the Week is book Danger In A Red Dress.