Journal of Pan African Studies

A transdisciplinary scholarly journal devoted to an Africological synthesis of African world community studies and research that works to ask questions and seek answers to critical contemporary and historical issues, based on an affirmative African centered logic and language of liberation.

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 7, March 30

"I'm a Cartoon!" the Jackson 5ive Cartoon as Comodified Civil Rights & Black Power Ideologies, 1971-1973
The Jackson 5ive Cartoon Paved the Way I was already a devoted fan of film and animation by the time "The Jackson Five" Saturday morning cartoon show started appearing over network television in 1971... but being a cartoon character pushed me over...
Love: The Human Family's Most Precious Legacy
Thank you, thank you dear friends, from the bottom of my heart, for such a loving and spirited welcome. And thank you, Mr. President, for your kind invitation to me which I am so honored to accept. I also want to express a special thanks to you Shmuley,...
Metaphor of Hybridity: The Body of Michael Jackson
"To be different is to lead a life of pain and persecution" --Nip/Tuck Many writers and theorists have attempted to deconstruct the persona of Michael Jackson from his superstar emergence in 1979 with the studio release of Off the Wall--from...
Michael Jackson: Color Complex and the Politics of White Supremacy
"Lord, Lord Why did you make me Black? Why did you make someone the world wants to hold back? Why did you give me thick lips, a broad nose and kinky hair? Why did you make someone who receives the hatred stare? Why do people think I'm useless? How...
Michael Jackson Motivated
As a songwriter Michael Jackson tapped into an endless stream of consciousness. Whether it was romance, politics, social awareness, environmental concerns, good for the global community, spiritual awakening, religious conundrums, or any number of other...
Michael Jackson & Television before Thriller
The Jackson Five had a huge effect on television. --Margo Jefferson, On Michael Jackson (1) The primary form of Jackson's secular spirituality is televisual. In fact, the major moments in Jackson's vocation have been catalyzed by the visual medium,...
Michael Jackson & the Psycho/biology of Race
For many, Michael Joseph Jackson represented the epitome of entertainment. His lyrical gravity, choreographed precision, and existential spontaneity were unparalleled and may never be seen in one individual again. Because of this, MJ was loved by billions...
MJ: The Man in the Mirror Analyzed
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Welcome to our special issue on Michael Joseph Jackson (1958-2009). Michael Jackson is one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time; he leaves an indelible imprint on popular music...
The Semiosis of Soul: Michael Jackson's Use of Popular Music Conventions
The focus of my research for this paper is the conventions Michael Jackson engaged with to create his music. Specifically, this paper will be looking at the conventions at work in "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" and "Beat It." I'm curious how these...
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin': MJ in the Scholarly Literature: A Selected Bibliographic Guide"
To say that researchers can find tons of material on Michael Jackson would be an understatement. Our original goal was to provide scholars with a guide to printed books, articles, websites and other online sources that researchers could use as legitimate...
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