7:02 AM on 06/27/2009
A music legend. An icon. A controversial figure. Media outlets around the world have widely reported on Jackson's travels in and out of countries, his suffering and recovering from various rumored illnesses, even informing the public about his visits to bookstores and antique shops. But there is one topic the mainstream...
President of National Action Network
7:51 AM on 06/27/2009
It was the mid-1970s. The nation was fresh off the heels of the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War was...
4:47 PM on 06/26/2009
Al Sharpton said it best: "Michael Jackson made culture accept a person of color. Way before Tiger Woods, way before...
Head of Cardiology at the Harlem Hospital Center
2:10 PM on 06/26/2009
Michael Jackson is dead at 50 from cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest simply means that the heart has stopped pumping, which...
Author of 'Kiss The Sky' and journalist
9:47 AM on 06/26/2009
(AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File) Just months after our President proved that you can be born black in America and achieve...
Political Analyst & Writer
9:45 AM on 06/26/2009
How ironic. Between the economy and the weather -- seemingly endless rain that has robbed us of half our summer...
9:44 AM on 06/26/2009
Debt. Everyone has some these days. From our own federal government (the current federal deficit is a whopping $11.3 Trillion)...
Sister of Troy Davis and anti-death penalty activist
8:54 AM on 06/25/2009
My name is Martina Correia and I am on Death Row in Georgia. No I have not murdered anybody, never...
Author and Finance Professor at Syracuse University
8:33 AM on 06/25/2009
In America, there are essentially two types of power: Political power and economic power. African Americans, relatively speaking, have always...
NAACP President & CEO
8:18 AM on 06/24/2009
In Georgia, a man named Troy Davis sits on Death Row despite unassailable evidence pointing to his innocence. It is...
9:50 AM on 06/27/2009
Schools are not using enough discretion under Michigan's zero-tolerance expulsion law and are disproportionately kicking out black students who ultimately end up behind bars, according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union.
7:29 AM on 06/27/2009
The Filipino inmates who shot to global fame with a Youtube video recreating the "Thriller" dance swayed and stomped again Saturday in a behind-bars tribute to their idol, Michael Jackson. After being told of Jackson's death Thursday in Los Angeles, the 1,500 inmates...
5:58 PM on 06/26/2009
Five members of the Jena Six pleaded no contest Friday to misdemeanor simple battery and won't serve jail time, ending a case that thrust a small Louisiana town into the national spotlight and sparked a massive civil rights demonstration...
2:45 PM on 06/26/2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An emergency caller from Michael Jackson's home says he wasn't breathing or responding to efforts to revive him. The Los Angeles Fire Department released the emergency call Friday. The caller reported that Jackson was on a...
12:44 PM on 06/26/2009
Michael Jackson's music is flying off store shelves. Gloria Washington loaded up on Jackson's hits at Best Buy hours after his death. "I'm devastated. I'm totally devastated. I'm a true Michael Jackson fan," said Washington. "I was there at his...
11:44 AM on 06/26/2009
Residents of Gary, Indiana are mourning the loss of their most famous native son. Hundreds gathered outside of Michael Jackson's boyhood home as news of his passing spread through the town where his musical career began. Jackson died in Los...
9:51 AM on 06/26/2009
Michael Jackson, the "King of Pop" who once moonwalked above the music world, died Thursday as he prepared for a comeback bid to vanquish nightmare years of sexual scandal and financial calamity. He was 50. Jackson died at UCLA Medical Center after being stricken at his rented home in Holmby Hills...
9:24 AM on 06/26/2009
Hakeem is a student at P.S. 36 in Brooklyn. He hopes to one day become a doctor, but in the meantime he's happy to be a hero to a super-hero. "Hakeem saves Superman by pushing the kryptonite into the crevice...
8:49 AM on 06/26/2009
All over the country people are remembering, and celebrating the life of music icon Michael Jackson. In Los Angeles mourners gathered all over the city as news spread about the pop star's sudden death. In Jackson's hometown of Gary, Indiana is was a mix of grief and celebration...
10:00 PM on 06/25/2009
Michael Jackson's family has issued their first statement on the passing of the entertainment legend. Jackson's older brother Jermaine spoke briefly to reporters at UCLA Medical Center on Thursday, just hours after Michael's passing. "This is hard," he said tearfully...