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Entries by Barry Michael Cooper from 07/2009

Michael Jackson Agonistes: An American Pop'era In Three Acts

| Posted 07.06.2009 | Entertainment

I believe MJ wished his ghost to Providence a long time ago for safe-keeping, long before the first trial, because he had seen how the carrion-eaters got down while he was still in grade school.

Michael Jackson Agonistes: Act II of an American Pop'era

| Posted 07.08.2009 | Entertainment

The issue of race became a non-issue the moment a little girl named Paris Katherine Jackson got onstage at the Staples Center and took a look at the casket a few feet away from her.

Walter Cronkite, Anchorman: When Holdin' It Down Lifted U.S. Up

| Posted 07.18.2009 | Media

When we lose public figures who become such an enduring part of our private lives, we lose a part of ourselves. We also realize, like Dylan Thomas, that we too, won't go gently into that good night.

The Re-Education of Prof. Henry Louis Diallo-Bell-Edwards Gates

| Posted 07.27.2009 | Media

Countless black and Latino men need Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to tutor all of the U.S., in what President Barack Obama calls, this teachable moment .