For Your Consideration: Ola Ray’s ‘Remember.’

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Remember Ola Ray, the pretty brown girl from Michael Jackson’s crazy famous ‘Thriller’ video? Well, she’s not as brown anymore — and she’s apparently lost her damn mind. [...]

When Afrocentric Art Goes Wrong.

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The posthumous superteam could be its own subgenre of mawkish black memorial art. [...]

Leftovers.

The Canadian artist J-Bone imagines Michelle Obama as Wonder Woman.

Shake that body, party that baaaawwwwwwdy:

Does NPR have a liberal bias? Ira Glass importunes On The Media to find out.

It’s very hard to get a voter ID back in my home state.

A list of celebrity types who used to be [...]

Random Midday Hotness: Jamming With James, Michael and Prince.

How doesn’t everyone know about this? And how come the world didn’t explode? [...]

Random Midday Hotness: Looking for Blame.

Question(s) for the room: Why did The Jacksons release a music video in the late ’70s? Who would have been playing it? And why was Michael ever unhappy with his face?

Also, by mere happenstance, I recently found myself watching a few minutes of “The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty,” the reality miniseries on A&E.

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Good Lookin' Out?

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Dr. Conrad Murray, now most famous as Michael Jackson’s doctor, told supporters today that he appreciated their support but couldn’t respond to their e-mails or phone calls in recent weeks because of all the scrutiny. So he posted a YouTube video. Because that’s better.

'…Wearing a White Suit as Pure as His Heart.'

universeexpanding told me about this commercial. I ain’t believe her.

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Hilarisad.

A quick Google search shows that “American Historic Society” is just some huckster firm that sells worthless coins. Its commercials, though, are priceless:

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‘…with confident smile and kind eyes.’ Sheesh.

Memory Lane.

If David Gates at Newsweek was right about Michael Jackson truly loathing his blackness, it’s only because Eddie Murphy once showed us all how good life could be on the other side:

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Being a race traitor has its benefits. How else do you think Alan Keyes makes his money?

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