Don’t watch much TV outside of sports and politics, but this Michael Jackson memorial event has me intrigued. Definitely want to see the performances and I can’t help but to think why didn’t BET do it up like this? I know there was short notice but I just wasn’t impressed with the performances. Going forward, the turnout in Los Angeles might rival other huge events like President Obama’s inauguration or the Million Man March. Mike was that big. There are less than 20,000 seats available for the fans inside of the Staple Center, but trust the crowd outside will greatly outnumber that. One other thing: No one had the mass appeal of Michael Jackson. Not Elvis, not the Beattles, not Sinatra. Squash that. Mike was loved by all walks of life, not just one race.
How Mike Vick fits with all 32 teams. San Fran needs him the most IMO. (USA Today)
Black Hollywood. (Pop Matters)
Minority-serving Institutions Battle for Budget Consideration. (Diverse)
Head on over to Temple3 and speak your mind on what Independence Day means to you personally. (Temple3)
To the folks who are blaming Steve McNair for his own death, read this. (TMCY)
85% of Aussies think there their country has a problem with racism. That’s a big number. (Taiwan News)
I know it’s all about Mike today (we’ll see his videos and hear his music all day), but my peoples Asya Shein (shes building something nice over there) has me hooked on these cats. Like I said to her, the are Kraftwerk now with a G funk era vibe IMO.