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Thursday, July 16, 2009


James Brown v. Michael Jackson

Posted by The Dean of Cincinnati

With all the fervor over whether City Council should pass a resolution honoring Michael Jackson, I tried to remember, and to find any record of, a resolution on the passing of James Brown.  I remember no statements from the NAACP, and nothing from City Council.  If Cincinnati should honor dead musicians, shouldn’t we start with those who have a history in Cincinnati?


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  1. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) says:

    Yes the city should have recognized James Brown’s contribution to our history and music. And I see nothing wrong with recognizing Michael contribution to our culture and his work to break down the color barriers.

  2. Wolfie says:

    Maybe a petition should be started to vote on it.

    LOL

  3. King of Poppin' Pills says:

    I agree with JJ. To help break down the color barrier, Michael even went from black to white.

    Cincinnati and every city in America should honor Blanket’s father. Rubba Rubba!

  4. Big Chief Running Nose says:

    I suggest a minute of silence for Michael Jackson’s nose, wherever it is.

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