Ebony Magazine, December 1974
MJ: “He [Nelson Mandela] is sweet, very childlike.”Q: Does he like to giggle?MJ: “He [Nelson Mandela] loves children because when I went to see him I had some kids with me and people were saying the kids have to stay, but Michael Jackson can come. I said. “I’m sure Mr. Mandela wouldn’t mind seeing children. I won’t go in unless the children go too.” I remember his representatives looked at me like this [makes stern and suspicious facial expression] and they went back and then they said, “Everybody come.” The first thing Mandela did is run to the children and pick them up and hug them. I knew he was that kind of man and he loved them. He was talking to them and then he shook my hand. I knew I was right.”
Merry Christmas, everyone!! I wish with the bottom of my heart, all the joy and happiness for you in this beautiful moment of the year. :)
Personally, I don’t have any reasons to celebrate Christmas: I don’t believe in god/Jesus neither my family are going to celebrate this year. Also I’m having some trouble in dealing with human beings.
However, when it comes to this blog, I have all the reasons of this world to celebrate: it’s my second Christmas with behindthe-mask (and you), this blog reached its FIRST thousand of followers, and they (followers) are the best I can have.
So, there’s nothing I can do but thank to YOU, the follower of this blog, for making my Christmas worthy.
Ebony, December 1982
"Michael Jackson was proud to call Nelson Mandela his friend. Like millions of admirers around the world Michael drew inspiration from President Mandela’s courage, his fight for human dignity and his commitment to peace. During his visits to South Africa Michael met often with President Mandela, who described Michael as “a close member of our family.” Our hearts go out to President Mandela’s family and to his beloved South Africans as they mourn their incalculable loss."
- John Branca and John McClain, Co-Executors The Estate of Michael Jackson
The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™
Special Sesame Street Christmas 1978
Leslie Uggams is celebrating Christmas on Sesame Street, but since Oscar the Grouch is being a right old scrooge, she decides to teach him a lesson by imploring Anne Murray, Imogene Coca, and Dickie Smothers to pose as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Have a hot cocoa with Henry Fonda and enjoy a very special appearance by none other than Michael Jackson as he helps set Oscar on the right track to fully understanding the Spirit of Christmas
A Place With No Name has finally been leaked.