The King of Pop joined the ancestors today at age 50. One of the most groundbreaking artists to ever grace the stage, Michael Jackson was more than a musician he was a popular culture icon. I’m disgusted with the way the media has been denigrating his legacy by focusing their reports on his secluded and eccentric lifestyle. I must have heard the term “tortured soul” a dozen times in the past 2 hours of media coverage. It was media’s obsessive infatuation with Jackson that probably contributed to the heart failure that claimed his life this afternoon. That said, I just wanted to give a Michael Jackson a Blackademics farewell free of judgment and scrutiny. Since he was a little boy, MJ has inspired us with his dynamic personality, powerful voice, dynamic stage presence and dazzling dance moves. His legacy will live with us and our children for generations to come.