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I Remember When Michael Jackson Was Black

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    I Was Very, Very Young, Mind You

    But I do remember. Barely. Old footage and videos has helped keep those memories alive but mostly they've faded long ago. When his skin tone started changing and everyone was talking about it I was annoyed at how people could penalize him for a disorder. He'd probably have been...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2007

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    I Remember Him In All His Bellpepper Nose Glory

    I used to be so in love with this man , he could bring me to tears with longing for him and my dreams were always in true colors of our life and how it was gonna pan out in our future..............................but, he grew up to be an old pervert  and I PERSONALLY DON'T...
    presleysshadow presleysshadow 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    And In the Winter of '73-'74, ...

    ...I said to my Puerto Rican friend Gilbert as he drove toward New York City in his flat black Pontiac GTO with no reverse gear that we should go to a cuchifritos restaurant - he knew my love for pastelles y morcilla y arroz con pollo. I told Gilbert, whose English wasn't the...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F Nov 25, 2011

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    A New Beginning?.

     Now that Obama is president, will Jacko go back to being black? Gonna still need a nose though..
    paulinlv paulinlv 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 12, 2009

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    You guys are ignorant idiots.

    Michael was black and always have been. You are judging a man by his skin color. Most of you don't even know he had a skin disease called vitiligo. He had to bleach his skin so he didn't have ugly white blotches. He suffered from it, not just outside, but inside because many...
    Kitzami Kitzami 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 17, 2014

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    I Want You Back

    I remember the Jackson 5ive!   I remember: I Want You Back, I'll Be There, ABC, The Love You Save. Yes! Back then Michael was black! He even had a nose and was really, really cute! Maybe it was that (was it first or second?) Pepsi commercial and he caught fire (supposedly...
    silvermystics silvermystics 51-55, F 2 Responses May 28, 2009

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    Thriller

    Ok this is going to sound soooo bad but here we go. On Halloween, I was telling my neighbor that it just isn't halloween until you hear thriller! I also mentioned this to my husband when we were out with a couple friends. Anyhoo, I said that I am creeped out by him and not really...
    Aminik Aminik 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2007

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    Ah, Memories.

    i remember when michael jackson was black. i also remember when he was sexy. times were so much simpler then.
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2007

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    A Bit

    I was kind of young, but I remember when he was darker - I think it was the video clip Thriller that I remember
    Ellycy Ellycy 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2007

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    I used to be a very forgiving and trusting person. Too trusting, even. I used to fall in love hard, and get all these intense emotions for my significant other(s). That is, until...
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    I have loved Michael Jackson since I was 10 years old, I come frome the bad era his music makes me feel so alive. I do miss him.
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    Aye. 'twas but twenty summers ago that the Men of the North swept through this here land and ravaged our fields, bringing desolation, ruin and blight upon us all...oh, hear me boy...
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    I was thinking that the first four years of my life I wasn't around many people. I was the first born child. My family is from Kansas and my father moved to Colorado for work just...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    who isn't ? I remember when I first discovered self pleasure and I would get left home alone I would do my teddy bear that I won it was a huge bear and I loved it
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    Hey guys don't you agree with the petition for a Dangerous 25 album
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    Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)I was five and he was sixWe rode on horses made of sticksHe wore black and I wore whiteHe would always win the fightBang bang, he shot me downBang...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 70+, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I vaguely remember it but it wasn't particularly great haha
    nicholas25 nicholas25 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Its ok to be racist against black skin, but while you are at it, remember your blood isnt a deeper red than mine. You don't have an extra eye or ear or more arms or extra pair of...
    Spparkle Spparkle 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    smileforme14 smileforme14 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My mother lived with my grandparents when I was young - I never really knew my dad, though they had been married. Living at my grandparents' house wasn't ideal for any of us - my...
    alearninglife alearninglife 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Had a guy message me saying he wants to be closer to me as a lover and I said "Sorry not interested. I like someone else." to which he responded with "you hate black right, you're...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Some of it still is you just have to know where to look. It is quite depressing though, how the most popular things today seem to be just a repeat of bad lyrics and no talent. Not...
    melody477 melody477 16-17, F a week ago

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    As a black woman, admitting this to myself, realizing that this is something I truly feel and taking steps to attend to this matter is a hardship. I hate to admit to such a thing...
    Nevermorn8 Nevermorn8 22-25, F a week ago

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    Van Halen wasn't bad either
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F Jul 26

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    ACDC were one of my face bands
    7lulu 7lulu 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    Led Zeppelin was an awesome band:)
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    Yeah... I remember when those didn't exist.. I did everything by hand when I wrote my stories or wrote in a journal. I was the last member of the family to own a computer. I hated...
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    Not hard to remember when it was only a few years ago. I was a bit of a late bloomer and had my first date at the age of 17. I'm 19 now. Lost my virginity a week before my 19th...
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    so, i was hanging out with my boyfriend, his twin brother, & his brothers girlfriend. we were all hanging out in the basement smoking weed, the usual. i cleared the bowl, & i...
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    I'm not an attractive guy but when I wear all black I feel like one of the hot ones! Lol.
    iluvgrouphugz iluvgrouphugz 26-30, M Jul 21

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    42 yr bbw growing up in nudist family in the late 70s my father died in 90s growing up I remember that my mother would have black lovers come over spend the weekend with us I...
    odie12345 odie12345 41-45 Jul 21

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    Micheal Jackson is so awesome when u quote a song from him u can't put it under a category of I love music he's so amazing to me he therefore has a category of his own
    RebelStar24 RebelStar24 16-17, F Jul 20

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    Wanting to connect to anyone with a significant other in Fort Jackson, that's where my bf is training currently.
    SillyAnna15 SillyAnna15 18-21, F Jul 19

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