Once again, we’ve come to the end of the month, but pleasantly I remind you of that thee good things that happen during October within the Michael Jackson community most definitely outweigh the negative ten-fold.
On the bright side of things, we were notified of the release of Michael Jackson’s Vision (hitting stores everywhere Nov 22) and with bated breath wait for the compilation of every short film/ music video Michael Jackson has ever produced. On the headache side of things, we got notice of an interview between Oprah and Lisa Marie Presley revealing some shocking revelations to those outside of the Michael Jackson community; for us it was old news to be reminded that the marriage between she and Michael was legit. And not only that interview sparked some backlash, but rumors swirling of an interview with Katharine and Joseph airing sometime next month have been fueling some rage amongst message boards and forums alike, given Oprah history in aiding in the defamation of Michael. And to top things off, Taj Jackson confirmed that Oprah spoke to Michael’s children: a taboo in our community. But rest assured, the family is aware of her previous history when it comes to Michael. Furthermore, Oprah is reminded daily by fans all over the globe that if she exploits these children the way we expect her to, she will be in for a nightmare ahead.
But bigger than those previously mentioned, and most importantly, we reached a milestone in the fight to restore Michael Jackson’s name. Through the efforts of those at Uncover MJ’s Name, splendid news overwhelmed us with joy when we learned Michael’s name was officially restored to the Gardner St. Elementary School and once again, hangs proudly above the doors to the auditorium. To put the icing on the cake, a ceremony will be held in December to re- induct Michael’s name as apart of the school.
To remind you once again why it is I do these end of the month letters for Michael, is to remind you of the things we can get done being together and working as a whole. The Uncover MJ’s Name Campaign is a perfect example of what can be accomplished if we really practice Michael’s messages instead of just preaching it to those outside of our Michael Jackson Community. Remember, Love is Michael’s Message.