Saturday, June 27, 2009

The NAACP issued a statement about Michael Jackson's passing

“Michael Jackson’s dedication to humanitarian issues, including helping to raise untold millions of dollars to alleviate poverty and hunger, showed us that he understood how to use his fame to advocate for equality and freedom worldwide. Michael’s compassion and vision for a better world, which he so clearly expressed in his music, will be part of his ongoing legacy,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.

In the African American tradition of the great song and dance men Michael’s incomparable, talent and creativity influenced music, dance and culture for decades. His love of soul, rhythm and blues, and rock & roll, all performed with his innovative unique style captured the hearts and imagination of generations of fans.

“NAACP Image Award winning, international superstar, Michael Jackson was a musical artist rooted in the proud tradition of black American music. His career — from the working-class neighborhoods of Gary, Indiana, to the heights of the entertainment industry — is a classic example of the American Dream. Michael Jackson, and the talented Jackson family, represented pride and promise to generations of Americans and people around the globe,” concluded Jealous.

Jealous is a last name?


  1. This was wonderful. I want to read Pres. Obama's statement.

  2. That was might white of them to put this out.

  3. Obama should have issued a statement immediately. If it hadn't been for Michael's crossover appeal people wouldn't have accepted Obama like they did. I'm dead serious.

  4. I am glad black celebs and politicians are standing up to honor this man. He did so much for black America.

  5. It is nice some black celebs and politicians are standig up true but some of those standing up need to sit the hell down. Like Beyonce, Quincy Jones Diana Ross and Justin Timberlake. All of them turned their backs on Michael.