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August 5, 2009

LKL WEB EXCLUSIVE: Jermaine Jackson On His New Mission!

Posted: 08:55 PM ET

Note: Jermaine Jackson will be Larry's exclusive guest Friday night.

CLICK HERE to watch a preview clip from the interview.

The tragedy of my brother's death is still with me.  But in his death, I have found a mission for my life.  My existence is now dedicated to spreading Michael's message.  Michael had a unique place in the world.  He not only did good, but taught others how to do the same.  This only magnifies his loss to the world.

Michael-Jermaine-JacksonI want to make people aware of the humanitarian side of Michael.  I want to show them how his true emphasis wasn't music, or performing; it was improving the world.  Understand this, and you begin to understand the essence of who my brother was.

Michael wanted to help people see the problems that are destroying our world.   That's what he was about, and what HIS upcoming shows were about.  He was trying to teach through his lyrics, video and performance.  He wanted to use every part of himself to show us what we are capable of becoming.  His goal was to demonstrate to people that if we all just try to make world a better place, it will be.

Michael did charity work all his life – since we first started performing as the Jackson 5.   He quickly learned talent alone means nothing – it's what you do with it that really matters.  What are you doing to make things better for other people?  In grasping this, Michael found his purpose:  Entertain and educate at the same time.

Michael grew to understand why the world is in the state it is.  He would ask "Why?" but not get trapped in trying to find reasons for each and every problem.  His aim was finding solutions.  His message was about solutions.  Michael's day-to-day thought process was: "How do I make the world a better place?"   He dedicated his existence to responding to this question, and to giving a voice to those who can't speak out for themselves.

Man in the Mirror, We are the World, Will You Be There
– all these songs put forward a simple but powerful message: If someone is hungry, give them food, but also help them become self-sufficient.  Michael taught us that when you do good, you start with the individual, then move onto a family, a neighborhood, a village, a nation.

Michael always looked for the good in people, but he also wanted people to understand him, and what he was here for.  This made the ridicule he endured so much harder to bear.  How can someone who gave so much, be the subject of so much hate?  Why is it, the more blessed we are, the tougher our times are destined to be?

My brother wasn't a threat to anyone.  He was at peace, and his peaceful state was a blessing from God.  Michael was given the rare talent to entertain, sing and perform.  But the true blessing God gave him was the ability to use his talents to do good for others.  Michael's songs inspired us to do better.  That was his true gift.

We still feel Michael's loss.  But what will happen as time passes? What will happen to Michael's real purpose for being?  Who can carry on Michael's work selflessly, without ulterior motive?  Nations and governments are capable of good deeds, but those good deeds are too often done to exert control over others.  Michael never wanted to control anybody, he only wanted to spread happiness and joy.

Michael supported over 30 different charities.  Most people, even the most generous, focus their efforts on just a handful.  But Michael was different.  He would personally check every charity he supported.  He'd examine their track records make sure they did what they said they would do.

Michael's generosity extended beyond the charities he supported.  When a girl needed a liver transplant and no one wanted to pay for it, Michael took care of it.  No fanfare, no publicity.  There are so many cases like this!  Many of them, I myself, am just beginning to learn about.

Every time Michael traveled to another country, he would devote time to visiting hospitals, orphanages, cancer patients.  That was his calling.  In every corner of the globe, this was his routine.  The world needs to know this is who he was.  Because while there were always cameras following him, the media didn't tell the story of his caring and compassion.  They only wanted to sensationalize him.

Michael didn't care if we knew everything he did for people, because God knows.  God knows his intentions, and knows the results.  I know my brother is in a very secure, serene, peaceful place.  When we live on earth, we are judged not only by who we are, but also by what we do for others.  When we leave, we take the good and bad deeds with us.  Michael took nothing but  good deeds with him.

Michael and I were raised to believe there is a Supreme Being.  Having success told us God had a plan for us.  Michael used his success in a positive way.  He knew that it's not what you get from others, it's what you do for others.  We all achieve things in life, but the greatest achievement is doing God's work.  Michael was a man of God because he was doing His work. Eternal life is the ultimate reward from God – and Michael has eternal life.

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Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Jermaine, thank you for showing the positive side stuff Michael has done. Unlike the media who is doing nothing but focusing on the negative. Stay strong, Jermaine, and the rest of the Jackson family.


lex   August 5th, 2009 9:12 pm ET

hey jacquelyn where is evry1 2nite


Luda   August 5th, 2009 9:14 pm ET

Your brother was a gift to this world. A gift of compassion and love and I hope one day his enemies will realize it….

Good luck Jermain, we’ll support you in your mission.


marie   August 5th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

michael was very special. i still cry thinking about all the good he did and how much he cared. the world will forever mourn his loss but people have to spread his message of peace and keep his legacy alive.


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Hi Lex

Some was here earlier. They usually come back late night now.


Malaika   August 5th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

well said Jeramine, well written... thank you. allow to add jus one more thing Jermaine, i wish you well in your mission to spread Michael's message BUT please dnt firget to help put behind bars those who are responsible for Michael's death. good luck Jermaine, iam praying for you & the Jackson family everyday.


Lori Quebec Canada   August 5th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

Your brother was a great man with a very big heart who cared about the world and the people in it and it would be nice if the media reported more of the good things Micheal did insted of trying to trash him every chance they get......it is good to see that you will carry on what he started i'm sure he will be very pleased......he was a true gem!


Malaika   August 5th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

Jermaine your mission must focus on not only spreading Michael's message but on putting Klien, Murray, AEG & all involved in Michael's death behind bars. best of luck & God bless.


lex   August 5th, 2009 9:23 pm ET

i'll be bac on later cuz my cousin jus had a baby so yea


suzanne rebro   August 5th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Dear Jermaine,

Your blog about Michael was moving and profound. When we ran into you in Woodland Hills last Sat. at the burger place, I wish I had told you more about how much so many of us appreciate the true magnificance of your wonderful brother and his mission. Please continue your work and never let the naysayers get you down. Of course you will continue to mourn the loss of Michael and so will millions of others who felt they were in the presence of a very special person. We love you all, you are a marvelous force, all of the family. God is taking care of Michael now, and all of you. Much love to you Jermaine and all your family.

Sue of Woodland Hills


lindafromnewyork   August 5th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

Jermaine
Bravo Jermaine. Thank you for his article. It sheds light on the reason why his fans loved him so much.


gloria   August 5th, 2009 9:24 pm ET

I am a 60 year old woman who became touched by your brother Michael when he was involved with "We are the World"... it helped me to focus on what was really important during my lifetime... it inspired me... I will never forget his tremendous spirit and the way that he viewed the "world"... what an inspiration! I pray that he is at rest. He was an innocent in this terrible world. RIP MJ.


lindafromnewyork   August 5th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Correction
Thank you for this article


Linda   August 5th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

I AM SO HAPPY! THIS HAS BEEN OVERLOOKED BY MEDIA FOR TOO LONG! I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE HAS BEEN NO COVERAGE OF HIS RECORD BREAKING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD! ONE WOULD THINK THE MEDIA WOULD MAKE AN ATTEMPT TO AIR SPECIAL TRIBUTE SPECIALS TO THE HUMANITARIAN WORK FROM MICHAEL. I AM STILL WAITING!!!!!!


Jessica   August 5th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Hi Jermaine, Thank you for spreading Michael's REAL message–of peace and love for humanity. He was a pure, gentle soul and I personally have heard and acted on his message to the WORLD. After he died I sponsored a child through world vision and have signed up to help at the homeless shelter in my city. This is how we honour Michael's life, through doing good works and of course we can continue to enjoy his amazing songs, dance, videos and concerts that are his other LEGACY. Keep spreading Michael's message. Love and prayers to you and your family


Malaika   August 5th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Jacquelyn... may u pliz fill me in on wat Jermaine said on LKL. m in england & wl onli hv it on tele 2mrw


Jeremy Horn   August 5th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Jermaine, thank you so much for sharing this information to all of Michael's fans. I knew that Michael was an amazing humanitarian and a philanthropist. It is so sad that the media did not have true facts about his true humanitarian, and focus only on his negative side, instead of his positive side.

Ex: In 2003, when your brother visited Gary, Indiana for his homecoming. I did not see not one major network talk about his homecoming, only on some local channels in my hometown of Chicago. When a little boy was murdered in the mean streets of Gary, Michael donated some money to the boy's family that will cover his funeral expenses.

I am deeply saddened of major news not giving Michael the credit that he deserves. I am very proud of you and the rest of the Jackson family of keeping his legacy alive. I know your brother is at peace, but now it is time for the new generation to carry the torch that your brother has had in the late 60s, 70s, 80s (King Of Pop), 90s, and the 00s.

Jermaine, I am still praying for you and the Jackson family.


Heidi   August 5th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Jermaine,

Please keep Michael alive, keep talking about him and his good works. Don’t let the media just let him go away because they are tried of reporting on him.

His birthday is coming up real soon what is being planned?

I just don’t want him to be forgotten he has millions of fan who loved him!

We will support you in this plan.

Love you always


Malaika   August 5th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

is Jermaine on LKL 2nyt or 2mrw nyt?


Petra   August 5th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

To Jermaine and all the Jackson family. From Whitby, Ontario Canada I would like to express my sincerest sympathies to all of you. As a teeneager I watched Michael over and over and actually deeply in love with him. Although I had never met him I feel that I knew him to the core. I had the honour of attending one of his concerts in 1984 in Toronto and as well I travelled down to Buffalo as well to see him. You surely hear all the time that people love him, but I assure you I truly loved and still love him and mourn his untimely passing. For you to continue his vision of humanitaritism is a testiment to Michael as well as to you. "Koudos" Jermaine you are truly an angel. I wish you all the best in your plight to keep Michaels dreams alive as well as his legacy. And to his children, the Rev. Al Sharpten was right on the money, your daddy was an extrodinary man!


Jessica   August 5th, 2009 9:28 pm ET

Can you tell us what charities he donated to, I'm sure many of us would like to donate to his favourite charities, in his name. Thank you Jermaine , parents, and family for sharing your beautiful son Michael with the world. I'm sure he got much of soul and character from you all, and God of course.


Kerry   August 5th, 2009 9:29 pm ET

Jermaine, thank you for sharing your positive insights on Michael's life and his goodness. I pray for Michael's children, for you, your mom and your entire family. I never doubted Michael for one second; never, ever, even in the darkest moments brought on by all the negatives in this world. Peace and love...I am sure Michael is watching over you in your endeavors.


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Malaika

I sure will.


Malaika   August 5th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

dear Larry,
please Larry dnt ask Jermaine the kind of questions you enjoy asking, you know what i mean Larry, better ask him the questions Michael's fans posted here.


RJ   August 5th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Larry......who cares? if you do get a life! Isn`t there anything better than this drama? Its like these boo hoo`s knew MJ.....are all you people so well off you have nothing better to do than boo hoo over this mess? I mean dont you think your money,homes,jobs,medical care, personal freedom, the list goes on and on are more important and worth intelligent discussion than this?????????.............


Jessica   August 5th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Sorry, one more thing. In the future would love to see attend a tribute concert to him, with performances by your family and video clips of Michael. Would travel far to see it. Please.


Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel   August 5th, 2009 9:31 pm ET

Beautiful words, Jermaine!

I hope your belief in G'd gives you comfort. At the end of our lives we can only trust on him. In death we are at our most vulnerable. Thank G'd he takes away our burdens and sorrow in the end and grants us a new being.


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Jermaine will be on Friday


Malaika   August 5th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Jacquelyn... thanx


vanessa   August 5th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

I just can't stop crying about MJ's death. I hate what the media and greedy people did to MJ. I think the media is just as guilty as his doctors for killing MJ. I have to forgive them because I know MJ would not promote hatered. He wanted people to love and help each other and not destroy one another. What a loving person?


Georgeann   August 5th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine. Looking forward to seeing you on LKL on Friday.

Please carry on for Michael.


lindafromnewyork   August 5th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I want to share something with you that I hope will bring a smile to your face. When I first saw you guys on TV, The Ed Sullivan Show; Oh my god; I just wanted marry you. When you sang Daddy's home–Well, what can I say.

Please let us know how we can help to spread Michael's message.
I hope that Michael knew that his fans always supported and loved him no matter what.


Robyn   August 5th, 2009 9:35 pm ET

This was very touching to read. I have become a huge fan of Michael, sadly only after his death. It is not only his music that inspires me, but all of these instances of care and compassion for all people. Sadly, I do believe the media did not show this side of Michael. But as Jermaine wrote, Michael didn't care if his good deeds were published.


Tracy Christ   August 5th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

Jermaine-such beautiful heartfelt words to describe an angel! I am 38 and grew up so inspired by Michael Jackson. I have had so many people tell me I view the world through rose colored glasses, since Michael's passing, I now realize he was so right. His loss is so painful, but I am so grateful God let us have him and his unmatched talent, compassion, and love as long as He did. My prayers are that your family and his children, although this time of grief must feel unbearable, know that he was so loved as the beautiful sole he was, not just an entertainer, and that in time, the pain is lessened. To the beautiful parents who gave him life, and the siblings, and children your loss is prayed for every day. Love and peace...


Jessica   August 5th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Rj, those things are very important. However, if more people were inspired to treat each other better, and be charitable with their money and time the world would be a better place. We just want people to realize that Michael's mission was to spread these ideas. Jermaine has a huge audience through Larry King and if viewers hear and continue with Michael's mission great things will happen in the world.


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

You are welcome, Malaika


brittany p   August 5th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I so agree and as a loyal fan as many of already knew that mike was special and that he always cared for people. its just sad that people are now seeing that. god is good and i want to live a life as he did


jj   August 5th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

ILOVE YOU Jermaine and I am sooooooooooooooo HURT about Michael ( of courese I know that you are). I am PRAYING for ALL of your family.

Thank God and ALLAH that you are and will continuing MICHAEL's mission towards bettering "mankind" and this PLANET we live on.
((Michael never wanted to control anybody, he only wanted to spread happiness and joy.)) My SPIRIT bears witness to MICHAEL's a) PURPOSE b) JOURNEY and how we have been BLESSED by YOU, MICHAEL, Reebie, JACKIE,TITO,MARLON, latoya,Randy and Janet and ALL of your family. GOD provides answers and healing

""Asalaam Alaikum "" ( ad infinitum )


Malaika   August 5th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

lindafromnewyork.. is MJ losing fans to JJ? LOL i pray Larry will onli ask the questions we posted here cz of late Larry hs bn acting unprofessional & asking weird question to guests


william sowerby   August 5th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

mr king enough is enough on michel jackson.we have heard enough on this man,lets get back to moreimportant issues going on in this world today,and every day.jackson is dead let it rest,and get on with life.


lindafromnewyork   August 5th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

RJ
This is not the place for your negative comments-We want the family to know what Michael meant to his fans. Yes all those things you mentioned are important, but Michael Jackson was also important to us; unless you are fan you won't understand and I will not ask you to.


Shirldean Wood   August 5th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

What has happened to Michael is truly very sad. Michael was a great person and a great performer. Just because he wanted a little privacy, he was considered strange. Just because he wanted a normal life, he was condemned. I was so sad when I heard the news of his death. My heart goes out to his children and his family.. If only he had of known how much he was loved.. I watched him grow up and get famous, he accomplished so much in his life. He should be honored for the good has done and for all that he has given to this world and to his fans. there will never be another like him. He is a god send. I will always remember him. He will live in our hearts forever. May he RIP, with his creator. Now he can find the peace he deserves. Love you Michael.


Cheryl Burnett   August 5th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Jermaine, I am so proud of you for reminding everyone of the humanitarian efforts that your brother and my most favorite entertainer and a great person did for others. It is best for us all to remember that "servant" is what we need to be in this life, servant to mankind. Michael was that servant to others through his work with charities around the globe. I am positive that he is resting comfortably now. I pray that you and the Jackson family continue to show and tell Michael's children about how wonderful a person he was, how greatly he loved and cherished them, and what an amazing person he was. I will always have great respect for you and your family. May God bless you all.


lynn   August 5th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

Jermaine:

WE WILL BE THERE! I noticed that all of the songs you mentioned were the ones I always liked and played the most. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family especially your mom...


linda   August 5th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Right on Jermaine. You are right he does have eternal life. Although when we leave this earth nothing here matters to us anymore, I'm sure he would appreciate what you do.Support is a beautiful thing.


lindafromnewyork   August 5th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Hi Malaika:
Nah


vanessa   August 5th, 2009 9:44 pm ET

MICHAEL WILL LIVE ON IN MY HEART FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
jERMAINE, I WILL BE WATCHING YOU ON LARRY KING ON FRIDAY.


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Malaika

Yes Larry has. I hope he does the right thing and ask only the questions we are posting.


lindafromnewyork   August 5th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Malaika:
I think he will; he knows the Jackson family–He was very respectful of Jermaine during the last interview.


Cynthia Ross   August 5th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

I believe that Micheal was a good and kind person and I also believe that he did good for others. He seemed to me to be kind and very soft spoken when ever I heard him speak. I do believe that his goal in life was to make this a better place. I hope that other people will see that the poparotsie are hateful and just out to heart people. I believe that no matter how other people see Mr. Jackson I will always believe in the kind and giving person that he was. My heart go's out to Jermaine and the family as I know how your heart hurts when you lose a loved one. God bless them all.


jenna   August 5th, 2009 9:45 pm ET

Jermaine,
Michael was such a loving and caring person. I still can't believe he is gone. I pray too, that he is in a loving place where he can see how loved he is. Why did it have to end like this? Please keep speaking for him and look into what happened. I am so heartbroken, I still cry everday. My heartfelt condolences and prayers to you and your family and Michael's children.


lindafromnewyork   August 5th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Hi Jacquelyn


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Hey Linda

Message me on the IM if you can


jj   August 5th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

P.S. JERMAINE,

Can your family put together some type of "media" of ALL of the BROTHERS television/concert footage (s). There's a lot of bootlegging "via" the internet and: a) I want my finances to come/go to the JACKSON family b) I would like the quality that you all will give it and it's the "quilt" of my life [ I am the same age as 'TITO"].

Asalaam Alaikum
JDiane (los angeles)
I HAVE and will continue to "cry" and etcetera for the entirety of my life~~~hotep


mojgan   August 5th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Dear Larry
I read about jermain blog and I thought he talks on behalf of many and many Michael's fans who feel the same way. I rally believe Michael was able to touch people's heart and reach them by his music and his humanitarians even more than all these politicians from all around the world. I think many people will follow him and his messages in their every day life. I cried and cried when I was listening his OXFORD speech in 2001 on youtube. i wish all people have the chance to listen to this music. Looking forward to hear more from Jackson family and thanks you so much for providing us LKL which is the best product of CNN.
Your always fan,

mojgan


Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel   August 5th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Michael didn’t care if his good deeds were published because he knew what Jesus said, being that your left hand should not do what your right hand is doing.


Kathe   August 5th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Jermaine, what a beautifully written piece about your brother, Michael. He was such an outstanding person who gave so much of himself to the world. Please do not let the negative statements from the media about Michael get you down. For us, the fans who love him and will continue to love him, we truly do not hear a word that they are saying. It is my true hope that the leaches and vultures in Michael's life are brought to justice. All the best to you and your family.


mojgan   August 5th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

Dear Jermain

we love to see you and hear from you. Looking forward to see you.


Amy   August 5th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

I didn't hear Michael's message until he was gone, Jermaine. When I think of him now - his goofiness, his sweet giggle, his childlike antics - I smile. What strength that must have taken in a world that's so cynical! I'll be watching and learning as you carry on his genuine legacy. Thank you.


Sharon   August 5th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Jermaine, I wish you and your family peace during what I know is a difficult time. I have been a fan since childhood and the death of Michael still seems so surreal to me. But , I know he is in a better place. I will continue to pray for the entire family. God Bless


cc from fla   August 5th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Greatness is a divine gift. It's something that cannot be explained, learned or even understood so people can become baffled. So, it understandable and also sad, that the media and others feel so compelled to find fault in Michael. But their constant coverage for more than 6 weeks now is a testiminent to his greatness.

"To whom much is given, much is required." And I believe that Michael was required to give so much of himself that he never had a chance to live what many would call a normal life. He gave so graciously to the entire world.

His luminosity will not be extinguished because his family and fans will keep his memory and legacy alive. Thank you for taking up the torch. God bless you and the entire family.


Adrienne   August 5th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Jermaine, I want to thank you for sharing that nice story about your brother. It is good to hear a positive story and to learn about the humanitarian side of MJ that the media REUSES to show. You loved your brother very much and it is evident. I hope that you will be able to continue to follow in your brother's footsteps and help some of the charities that he was so generous to. This will definitely keep his legacy alive. God Bless you and your family. Your brother is GREATLY missed and is an inspiration to us on how to make the world a better place. Although this is a difficult time for you and your family, please remember the words of one of your brother's best songs, "YOu are NOT alone." Take care.


Linda   August 5th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Jermaine, I wonder if you will guide some of the resources that might be available through the estate into conflict resolution and or developing strategies for peace in war-torn countries, where the children suffer so much. The Elders, including Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, have an organization doing such work; perhaps an MJ Foundation for Healing the World could work along side them on some projects. People from all over the world will volunteer to help and participate, because they loved your brother so much.

Linda


DAVID WATT   August 5th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Jermaine:

Thank you for taking the time from your grief to perpetuate your dear brother Michael's memory. Michael's musical genius, his singing and performing were his "talent and career"...but his humanitarian efforts came from his heart and soul. He truly did care about other people and their pain and suffering..maybe because his pain and suffering were so deep within him. Through his humanitarian efforts he brought so much to the world and hopefully released some ofhis own pain. It is no mystery why he was revered by so many. Our hearts are hurting along with those of you and your family. May God provide you the strength and healing to go forth and spread the word in every corner of the earth. Peace be with you and yours always.
David
Naples, Florida


JJ Reinhart   August 5th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

Jermaine...GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY RIGHT NOW! You have suffered a terrible loss, but I have to confess that I have "rediscovered Michael" only recently. I had forgotten his music and his causes over the last several years and soon realized I was TOO LATE to tell him of my devotion to the gifts God graced him with. I want to tell you a story...a friend of mine and I grew up with the "Off the Wall" and "Thriller" albums...after the allegations years ago she burned her albums! I told her at the time that she would REGRET THAT, and that SHE SHOULD TRY TO SEE HIS SIDE!!! I NEVER STOPPED BELIEVING IN MICHAEL...and I am taking this opportunity to tell you and your family. I was just a little girl growing up in a small Iowa community when I would walk downtown with my allowance to purchase your Jackson Family 45's!!! (Remember those?) That was so long ago...I am now 46! I still find myself transported to a different time and place when I hear any of those albums. Perhaps that is a good thing...because a reasonable intuitive artist knows that his music carries a message. Just for old times sake I purchased some of the early albums again to see the progression in Michael's life. I also have a blog and have attributed each July entry to the defense of the legacy of Michael and your family, as well as exploring issues that have been prominent in your lives. This was sort of a tribute to Michael. I have figured out recently how to use my movie maker program and taken stills of times in the Jacksons legacy set to songs appropriate for tribute to him. My daughter is a NEW Michael Jackson fan, (she is 16 years old) and she loves the tribute! I hope to finish the touches and put it on my blog. I AM PROUD TO SAY I AM A LONG TERM MICHAEL JACKSON FAN; but I am a fan of you and your family as well. Thank you for this opportunity CNN and Larry King for letting me share this with Jermaine. 🙂 BLESSINGS & PEACE! NAMASTE MICHAEL.... JOAN


K'leetha   August 5th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Jermaine, those are beautiful expressions of your brother.I am a teacher and I know a lot about giving and sharing of one's self. Please find comfort in knowing that your brother shared pieces of his soul in his music and with people that were touched by him physically and emotionally. The soul never dies. The energy that he shared will live on.His legacy was designed to outlive him.He was human, but his purpose was destined by the Designer of the universe (I call Him God), so the essence of your brother's being is multiplied and perpetuated as long as someone is alive to receive it.


Barbara   August 5th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Thank you for sharing the positive, loving side of Michael. People need to hear about these qualities and how Michael reached out to those in need by way of his compassion and charitable support.
Michael touched countless people in so many different ways throughout the years and his memory continues to live on. I know the world IS a better place because of him. He found his true calling-and that was to bring joy to people's souls through his music and at the same time help and educate others.
Jermaine my prayers and thoughts are with you and the Jackson family.
The world has truly lost a great human being.


Elisheva, Jerusalem/Israel   August 5th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

correction: Jesus said that your left hand should not KNOW what your right hand is doing.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

Okay, I must be dreaming. Finally - a Jermaine blog!


Nicole   August 5th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

I think a great tribute to Michael's humanitarian legacy would to have a children's hospital name after him. We all know how much he loved children. I believe this would have been something he would have felt honoured by if he were still here.

To the Jackson family; I am sad about the loss of Michael. I have been a fan of his music and humantarian work most of my life. I can't imagine how hard it's been for you and Michael's children with the loss of such a wonderful man.


Trina   August 5th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

I can't tell you how thrilled I am to hear that all of the positive things Michael did will be put in the spotlight finally. I have been hoping that this would come forward, since this, is truly what Michael was all about. He was a generous, beautiful, kind person. I really think his inner beauty was so apparent, be it through singing, or interviews. He was of course, undeniably, the most talented artist of all time as well.. I hope, that not only will the charities come forward, in appreciation, but, also all of the families, that benefited from Michael's generosity. I know he helped such a tremendous amount of people. I would love for some of these people to come forward and give Michael his much deserved praise. Michael was definately one of a kind, and will be deeply missed, by myself, and so many others from all over the world. Thank You Jermaine, for bringing this out, and Thank You Larry, for having him on your show. I'm sure you could do at least a weeks worth of shows detailing Michael's genorosity.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

Hey Jacquelyn & Linda (from NY) - how are you tonight?


Judy   August 5th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Jermaine, I admire you so much.I don't know how you have the strength to speak like that about Michael...your words brought tears to my eyes. We in Romania


Anita   August 5th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Jermaine, thank you for sharing about your brother MJ. I saw in Michael exactly what you were writing about him. He had a tremendous love for the world and a big heart. Being about the same age as him, me and my husband have been following him all through the year and really admired him. It's been very hard to see him go. I can't imagine what iit is like for you and the rest of his family. I pray for you every day. Also God knows his heart. Now that he is gone I feel I want to continue the work he has started even more than before. I want to make a difference in the world and send out the love Michael has given us. I want you to know that he did not die in vain and there are people out here who saw Michael for who he was. God Bless!


Marian Haddad   August 5th, 2009 10:06 pm ET

Jermaine and the entire Jackson family,

We are still weeping with you over the loss of Michael and his brilliant, electric, and enduring talent, as well as his hugely philanthropic heart. You can count me in to continue to raise his glass and name and support your strong efforts to continue what you refer to as Michael's mission. Michael was and still is THE ART SPIRIT. The Art Spirit is like faith. It gives of itself constantly, whether through talent and selflessness, or whether through humanitariansim, of which your brother Michael is king. King of Pop, and King of Philanthropy. NEVER to be forgotten! Never.

I work towards that goal with you. Marian Haddad


April Tibbs   August 5th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

Jermaine,
Thank you for those words. My prayers are with you and your family. I grieve with you and your family over the loss of beloved Michael, who was TRULY a gift from God. I have been having a hard time letting go of him, watching his videos over and over, reading about him and watching his interviews. I too have learned a lot about him that I never knew, regarding his spirituality and how he viewed his talent – as a gift from God and instrument to bless others. Despite his immense talent, he was always humble, always loving. Despite being bombarded by paparazzi and scores of fans, he never turned a fan away. When asked if he ever wanted to turn folks away, he maintained that although he is not saying he is Jesus, he wanted to be like Jesus (which is our job) who never turned people away. I'm saddened because there will never be anyone like him – an entertainer with superior natural talent combined humilty and a heart that is truly for people, not seeking any glory. However, I'm blessed that I lived my 28 years with such a person as a part of my life. He's with the father, who has no doubt bestowed the real crown upon him with those words, "Well done my good and faithful servant". Your brother's life should cause us all to reflect on what our gifts are and how we can use them to help others, as well as how to be more tolerant and compassionate. The negative press no longer angers me because just as Jesus was persecuted, so were his followers/disciples. Intelligent folks know who Michael really was...I'll love MJ forever.


Toni   August 5th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

Hi everyone!!:)

I am so happy to hear Jermaine. I have said on here many times that nobody knows Michael better than his mother and Jermaine. This is proof. Jermaine always stood up for Michael and defended everything that was thrown at his little brother. I cant think of anyone I'd rather see spreading his message and keeping his legacy alive other than Jermaine.
Jermaine, there are so many people that loved Michael for the man he was, and he left a permanent mark on our hearts. For those of us that got the privilege to grow up with him and watch what he did with his short life, I for one feel blessed. For those that didnt, I can only hope they will read about him in the future. He has earned a permanent place in our history.
For you and your family, Thank you for sharing such a beautiful soul with us . We will help you by making sure he is never forgotten. God Bless.


patty   August 5th, 2009 10:08 pm ET

Michael was a true believer in God and anyone could see that by the things he did and the way he acted .


Carol   August 5th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

Jermaine, This world will NEVER be the same without Michael. It feels like the days are much darker than ever before. My deepest heart-felt sympathy for you and your family. Michael was so strong to deal with all he did in life. All those who loved him never believe all the lies they always tell about him, and still are telling. Be strong as best you can, and your drive to continue with Michael's goals of peace and love and caring for our earth are much appreciated and Michael would be so happy with that. Let's all remember Michael by loving each other, our children, and our planet as selflessly as he did. Michael, I cry for you everyday, and I pray you are in a peaceful place. We will truly always miss you. Best to the Jackson family.


Beth   August 5th, 2009 10:09 pm ET

Jermaine,

Very eloquent. I cannot believe the way the media is analyzing the precious video of Michael, Paris and Prince ad nauseum. Michael was a genius. His children were obviously raised in a loving home. Looking forward to seeing you on Larry Friday night, Jermaine. And Michael, if you can read this, from one animal-loving Virgo to another: I had a dog named Spanky, too!


Katrina   August 5th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

This is the type of news that needs to be reported about Michael Jackson..enough of other allegations..
it is time to show the world,that the King of Pop was a kind and generous man..
I will definitely watch this interview..
this will be from a different angle..The King Of Pop will be missed..but his music lives on..


Toni   August 5th, 2009 10:10 pm ET

Hey Nicole.....guess who it is? YAY, finally!!! 🙂


Marian Haddad   August 5th, 2009 10:11 pm ET

Jermaine and the entire Jackson family,

We are still weeping with you over the loss of Michael and his brilliant, electric, and enduring talent, as well as his hugely philanthropic heart. You can count me in to continue to raise his name, and support your strong efforts to continue what you refer to as Michael's mission. Michael was and still is THE ART SPIRIT. The Art Spirit is like faith. It gives of itself constantly, whether through talent and selflessness, or whether through humanitariansim, of which your brother Michael is king. King of Pop, and King of Philanthropy. NEVER to be forgotten!

I work towards that goal with you. Marian Haddad


cayton   August 5th, 2009 10:14 pm ET

Michael has showed me on how to make the world a better place,help others, and to follow my dreams so thank you Michael.


carol kesling   August 5th, 2009 10:14 pm ET

thank you jermaine for all the loving stories you told us about michael... it is still so painful to think of live without michael, still seems so surreal to me.. i cant even imagine what you and your family are going through !!! michael was on loan to us, thank you god for such a wonderful gift.. and yes he is at peace, finally .thank you jermaine... WILL YOU BE THERE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS..i play the video everyday. the words tell the whole story....


Toni   August 5th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

I have to say, I was very ashamed of NG coverage tonight on Michael. She just cant get over some stuff.
But thank you Larry, for finally showing the good side of Michael. We new you would finally get tired of us and do what we asked. Thank you!!


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

Hey Toni! I know right! Girl, when I saw this blog, I was like...wow...(faint...gentle thud) ...then I realized I wasn't dreaming! 🙂


Tammy O'Riley   August 5th, 2009 10:15 pm ET

Larry, Thankyou so much for being you. Thankyou, for giving Jermain Jackson the chance and time to let the world now how beautiful Michael Jackson really was, in everyway. Jermaine, I'm sure Michael is looking down on you, thinking how proud he is of you. Larry, Thankyou again. I really enjoy your show.


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

Hey Nicole I am fine, Hi Toni

Hey dont forget to ask your questions to Jeramaine. And no questions regarding me and him ok 🙂


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

Thank you, Larry!! We (Toni, Lori, Jacquelyn ,lindafromnewyork & myself) have been blogging non-stop about Jermaine so much lately.!

I am elated, beyond measure, that the LKL staff created this blog!!! Yes! 🙂

Jermaine, we love you - and miss Michael more than words could ever express...


Paola   August 5th, 2009 10:18 pm ET

Amen Jermaine. These are the reasons why I was a fan of him because of his hummnatiy and how he gave hope to people through his humanitarian work and music. Man in the Mirror is the reason I became a fan, he gave me hope. God bless Jermaine, his children, the whole family, his true friends and fans.

And is true Mike did what Jesus said: that your left hand should not KNOW what your right hand is doing.


lex   August 5th, 2009 10:19 pm ET

i'm glad jermaine is goin 2 continue 2 spread michael's message and as fans i noe we will 2

Long live the King of Pop


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 10:19 pm ET

LOL Jacquelyn - you wish...yeah, keep on dreaming... 🙂


K'leetha   August 5th, 2009 10:20 pm ET

Jermaine,
Those are beautiful expressions of your brother.I am a teacher and know a lot about giving and sharing yourself. Please find comfort in knowing that your brother put so much of his soul in his music and with the people that were touched by him emotionally. The soul never. The energy that he shared will live on. His legacy was designed to outlive him because it was ordained of the Higher Power that I call God.Your brother was an instrument and he served his purpose well. The essence of his being has been multiplied and perpetuated with each ear that hears, eye that sees and heart that feels his energy. Just listen to any of his songs.We all carry a morsel of his spirit.

Thank you for sharing such a private sentiment.
God bless you and your family, especially his children.


Ron J   August 5th, 2009 10:20 pm ET

thanks jermaine- always enjoy hearing directly from you , and look
forward to the new interview.. the fans want to hear what's going
on with theJackson family, & Michaels incredible legacy, and not
the endless unsubstantiated speculation we are being spoonfed

MJ was about people getting together on this fantastic planet Earth.

He never trashed people in the press.

peace!

Ron J


Chris   August 5th, 2009 10:21 pm ET

I too am a fan of Michaels, his gifts were amazing and given by God. No one is perfect and I think Larry must ask the tough questions or it wouldn't be good reporting. The truth is Michael was human and he struggled with drug addiction. It may benefit many others to acknowledge this fact so we can learn from his struggle.


Lori   August 5th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

Hello Nicole and Toni - my gosh you got your wish! Now where is Lionel?


Joan   August 5th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

Dear Jermaine, I am so happy to see that you will be speaking again on Larry King and I am grateful that we have his show to spread truthful news about your brother. I too, as well as so many others am relieved that someone is stepping forward to put a damper on the negativity. Please never give up your effort to carry on Michael's work, and please I also think it is extremely important to eventually show that it was alwaya the media tjat amde everything Michael did seem extreme and weird. The media made him guilty when he was not. The media made it strange to have vitiligo as if Michael went to the Dermatologist and asked to get this disease to have a reason to bleach his skin. God surely did test his faith. So, Jermaine, especially for the sake of his children, keep up your mission and let us know how we can help.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

Hey Lex - I see all the ladies are here tonight! Quite fitting! 🙂

I'm so excited about this blog, or can't you tell?


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 10:24 pm ET

Lori - yes, I did get my wish! I'm still trippin'...can't believe they created not one, but two blogs on Jermaine. Wow...and thank you Lord!


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 10:24 pm ET

Hey Nicole

Dont make me come throught this computer ok?


Hannah - Sydney Australia   August 5th, 2009 10:25 pm ET

Thank you for this! Michael was an inspiration for me my entire life. I loved his music, his ability to dance, his message and his passion for life. I have every cd, dvd so on his birthday i will be donating to his Heal the World Foundation to keep his message alive and to honour him. God Bless you, your family and his beautiful children. Michael will always be in my heart!


lex   August 5th, 2009 10:25 pm ET

hey nicole, as soon as i saw the blog i was like nicole is gonna faint


Freida   August 5th, 2009 10:25 pm ET

Whenever I think of Michael Jackskon, I think of Michael the humanitarian and then Michael, the entertainer. Michael Jackson without a doubt did well and did good. Michael truly cared about the human condition, and he never did anything half-way, always putting his whole heart into everything he did. I agree with Jermaine, and I'm glad he is emphasizing this side to Michael Jackson. If anyone has really listened to Michael over the years through his music, in all the interviews, and through his actions, one can easily see who Michael really was or I should say, is, because indeed, Michael lives on. If anyone has really paid attention to Michael, you know exactly what Jermaine is talking about. I have no doubt that Michael is with our Heavenly Father, that he's happy, and that he finally has the peace he deserved. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the Jackson family. You have my love and support.


Lori   August 5th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

Jermaine,

Thank you for such a beautiful, moving and peaceful article on your brother Michael. I appreciate you sharing this information – even though it made me cry. Your brother was blessed with so many gifts and had to suffer so many trials in his life to share those gifts. I only hope and pray that he gets the recognition he deserves for being more than a wonderful entertainer, but also such a great humanitarian. Thank you. I will continue to keep you, and your family in my prayers.

Just let us know how we can help, because it is sure thing that we will be there to do so.


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

Yes I was telling my baby Jermaine last night to go on Larry King. Watch he says my name on air.


alice b   August 5th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

i; m sure Larry will ask jermaine the right questions. He hasnt been on the air all these years because he asked the wrong questions. I think Michael Jackson was a very deep sensitive,caring person. Theres alot of people out there who will never understand it. How can they understand it when they dont feel it?


leslie   August 5th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

jermaine and the jackson family
I hope your family gets justice for your loss. I also hope that someone shuts up cherilyn lee. I have been a nurse for 19 years and have never seen such a violation of a persons HIPPA rights. I
hope your family seeks prosacution. Michael deserves better.


Hauss   August 5th, 2009 10:28 pm ET

Jermaine, please accept our deepest condolence for the death of your brother, our beloved undisputed King of Pop. I am wondering if the Jackson brothers (and Janet) would organize a reunion concert in memory of th King. This will be great.


Lori   August 5th, 2009 10:28 pm ET

Nicole is happy. Larry must really care about us. Jermaine is a hero to come on the show on Friday. The blog will be wild that night.


Madeline   August 5th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

Everytime I read a piece by someone who knew Michael it just warmth my heart. I've never had the chance to meet him but his death had an inpact in my life. I can't explain it. I feel like someone I knew closed to me passed on. It brought back memories of my childhood in Puerto Rico. All the milestones that he achieved I witness it. It was part of my generation. He WAS a generation. I grew up listening to his music. It was THE Soundtrack. I usually don't follow the non sense that the media print. He would have liked all this positive attention when he was alive, now he can't see that his lifetime efforts, his taken childhood to have fame has paid off. All the struggles he had to endure to be understood. I am sure he didn't think that his death will have such an inpact in the world. I will remember him as a part of my life when I was happy, that's why some of us mourn his death, because we know those good ol' days will never come back. It's like a part of my youth died with him.
Good to see that his family is doing something good with his name. I am sure he would have like that!


Lori   August 5th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

So many blogs...so little time.


Leena   August 5th, 2009 10:30 pm ET

If someone is hungry, give them food, but also help them become self-sufficient. thats so sathya baba...i truelly believe that...god bless MJ, and his family


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 10:30 pm ET

Jacquelyn...now, now...I'm not gonna act a fool...Jermaine could be reading our posts. Otherwise, I'd tell you about yourself! (In other words, hands off...LOL 🙂 🙂

Let me make my disclaimer right here:
To everyone reading these posts, some of us are only joking with one another. We miss Michael a great deal...we've cried so much and, as a result, we keep our blogging about Michael on a light tip at times. Laughter also has healing power...


Mark O'Keeffe   August 5th, 2009 10:31 pm ET

Jermaine,

Doesn't everything happen according to God's plan?

It may seem unfair that such a marvelous talent and a genuinely kind and caring heart has left this world too soon, but when you look back on history, you will see that his life's work paralel's that of many of the great human beings who have walked this earth. Nobody is perfect and we all have to answer to God for our mistakes, but as a musician who never owned any of Mike's records or those of the J5, his greatness – his talent -especially as a dancer – his uniqueness – its impossible to deny. Michael was hands down the best at what he did. Both as a performer and as a humanitarian. God bless him, you and your family and may he finally rest in peace. Amen.


karenannbechtold/*   August 5th, 2009 10:31 pm ET

heart to heart i feel a kindred connection with michael....to live a life with the belief that every thought we have is directly connected to the spiritual world...to wake up and start each day to do no harm. to know that there is more to us than the human experience. that there is no thing greater than an innocent love....that we all have our own set of horns and wings.......in the smallness of my life i never crossed paths with him....i did not follow his life until his death as there seemed such sadness in it but now i get it. his passions so deeply rooted like a great tree....... i think death is the path back to the light where we originate from. in that i know we may not think we know one another here in our diss-connectedness but we are one and he knew that to be true....what an awesome human he was and what an incredible angel of light he must now be........karen/*


Claudia Scott   August 5th, 2009 10:31 pm ET

Hi Jermaine,

What a beautiful tribute. I pray for your Mother and the entire family. I also want to say that I enjoyed the music of all the Jackson 5 family. You are all loved. The coroner, the lawyers, the feds, the police, the media and all who try to sweep his senseless death under the rug will be rewarded by God...(Romans 12:19). They indicted the man who was responsible for Anna Nicole Smith's death and they should do the same in this case...not just Murray, but Klien and all who took advantage of him and didn't care and continued medicating him with the prescription drugs and performing plastic surgery.

As someone else said, don't let up on them and let them get away with it because they think they have the powers that be on their side. God loves truth and nothing is impossible with him on our side. In the right time justice will be done.

I pray that you and your family will stand strong together and with the Lord, and in the midst of it all experience his peace.

Claudia


#1mjfan   August 5th, 2009 10:31 pm ET

i think everyone should listen to the song 'the lost children' on mj's invincible album. i would always skip it and go to the other more fun songs. but tonight i was reading the lyrics (which he wrote) and it's about being concerned for the forgotten and missing children. i was really moved by that...cuz you never see anyone really care about the youth all over the world like michael did.

and jermaine, my name says it all! i'll always have michael's back! good job defending your bro. i also hope your family will fight the frivilous lawsuits of raymone bain, john landis and ola ray. pls. keep standing up for him and make it clear, to anyone else in the future, that he's not a doormat. pls. fight all these lawsuits and also that ian halperin guy.


lex   August 5th, 2009 10:33 pm ET

fridays blog might be another all-nighter man ima need my red bull lol


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 10:33 pm ET

Lex - girl, you have NO idea. When I came home a little while ago and turned the TV on LKL, I saw the info about an exclusive Jermaine blog on the bottom of the TV screen. I was like..."no Larry didn't!" And I'm GLAD he did! 🙂


JJ Reinhart   August 5th, 2009 10:36 pm ET

One of the reasons WHY I LIKE LARRY...he tells the truth! He can recognize GOODNESS IN ANY PERSON...he has good people insight!!! Way to go LARRY!


Lori   August 5th, 2009 10:36 pm ET

I think that it is fitting that our rememberances of Michael are filled with both laughter and tears. Michael expressed so much emotion in his music and he had the gift to be able to make us feel the emotion as well. No one else has able to do that as sucessfully. I continue to feel that Michael did not receive as much credit as he deserved. I am so glad that Jermaine is going to make sure that Michael's charitable works are remembered


Trey   August 5th, 2009 10:37 pm ET

Thanks J. Jackson, for spreading the good things MJ did. He supported 39 different Charities and gave over 320 million dollars. Through his music he taught me that anything is possible, and made me look in the mirror, so that I could trry and make the World a better place. I am so glad that I lived during the Michael Jackson Era. He will live with me until the day I die, because in my heart I really believe that he wanted to help as many people, animals, and places as possible, and I feel in my spirit that all he really wanted in return was love. RIP MJ......


dale jackson   August 5th, 2009 10:38 pm ET

jermaine
the lord sent micheal here on a mission and he obediently served his time . it s a shame that it took his passing for people to recognize and respect his time served . i think i speak for a great number of people when i say though his physical being has left us , his spirit will be not only with us but with the generations yet to come . for his eternal spirit is everlasting may god god bless you and the rest of the jackson family.


lex   August 5th, 2009 10:38 pm ET

haha it took larry long enough but we got wat we'ver been askin 4 a genuine guest


Rachel Drayton   August 5th, 2009 10:38 pm ET

Jermaine,
I'm so thankful for your willingness to speak on your families behalf ! Regretfully, while he was living i took Michael's presence in the world for granted. But when he passed, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I've realized a great sense of loss. But I am also greatly inspired by all of his good works. Despite the vicious lies in the media, his loyal fans have posted so many touching moments in videos and rare interviews- and i've learned so much about the loving, funny, unique person Michael truly was! I want you to know that your work in letting the world know who Michael Jackson was, is already bearing fruit. Thank you so much!!! Your love for your brother is evident. You and your family can count on my prayers. Know that God is with you all.


Lori   August 5th, 2009 10:39 pm ET

Now that Larry answered our requests for this...

do you suppose he can get us the Joe Jackson, Leonard Rowe, Randy Philips and Frank DiLeo in person and face to face meeting?


chris   August 5th, 2009 10:39 pm ET

Jermaine,
I sincerely extend to you, your family and Michael's children my heartfelt condolences on Michael's passing. Your mission is truly inspiring and honourable – just as Michael's mission was through his artistry. I loved many of Michael's songs but with the passing of time, a failure not to update my vinyls to cds and later the apathy towards Michael's masterpieces by some radio stations in refusing to play so much of his music, led me unforturnately until now, to not fully appreciate his work. I am simply gobsmacked by his countless works of art – such depth and versatility! Sadly I did not see him in concert. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and spreading the word of Michael's humanitarianism. Michael was such a kind and humble man in so many ways. You will always be in my heart, Michael.


Lynn   August 5th, 2009 10:40 pm ET

Jermaine,

Wonderfull article and I am happy to hear that you have made it your mission to continue his work and to make sure that Michael gets the recognition and appreciation that he deserves. He did so many wonderful things for so many people and groups. He touched many lives in a positive way and the world needs to know about it.

Thank you and god bless you and all your family.


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 10:40 pm ET

Nicole

Thank you for that disclaimer. I love it.


Lori   August 5th, 2009 10:41 pm ET

Yes, Nicole, because you know there are a few out there that don't understand us and the way we are processing our grief


lex   August 5th, 2009 10:42 pm ET

lori if dat evr happened somebody might end up dead on the show so it could be via satilite 2 keep evrybody safe lol


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 10:44 pm ET

Lori

Ohhhh, that would be something else.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 10:44 pm ET

Jacquelyn - girl, I had to do the disclaimer - you know someone would come on here reading our posts, and start bashing us - even though we know there's a "running inside joke" to keep things light.


Linda D.   August 5th, 2009 10:44 pm ET

Jermaine, thank you for bringing this to light. I believe that in this day and age so much is taken for granted. People have to go beyond the rhythm and beat of a song. Michael said," I don't sing anything I don't mean." I, personally, have been listening to the WORDS of Michael's songs and he was truly a prophet, a disciple. He was falsely accused and often crucified. A terrible burden to bear for a man with such a meek demeanor and giving heart. It seems that life has never been easy for Michael yet he continued with a generous heart. I am so sad that such a gifted man with so many God given talents never got to see all the lives he's touched and how many appreciate his being here with us. May God bless Michael and the entire Jackson family.


Lori   August 5th, 2009 10:44 pm ET

Yes, but as lex said, there might be more that Blood on the Dance Floor, in that case


Stephanie   August 5th, 2009 10:46 pm ET

Jermaine,
Thank you for this wonderful article about your brother Michael. I have always known that he was a very talent and generous human being. I like alot of other people never believed the negative press that he received. The world needs to hear about all the good done by Micheal, they need to hear about all the children who grew to love Michael ( one of whom is my nephew who just happened to be celebrating his birthday the day Michael died). We should all embrace the good things done by this amazing human being and the media shoud pay more attention to the good that was done by him and not the negative things that some would have you believe.
I like you come from a large family ( I am the 2nd of 9), I've not lost any of my siblings so I can't say that I know how you feel. I will say however that we do also have our disagreements, but at the end of the day we are united as a family. I hope that you and your family will soon be able to mourn Micheal and have time to grieve. All of you including the children need that so that you will be able to get on with your lives. We will continue to mourn Michael's death, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the rest of the Jackson family.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 10:46 pm ET

Exactly, Lori. That's why I said what I did, to create a no-drama zone. It's Jermaine's blog, and I, for one, am not having drama of any kind...

It's took us too long to get this going!


Lori   August 5th, 2009 10:46 pm ET

maybe Jermaine will mention our names....


Susan   August 5th, 2009 10:47 pm ET

Jermaine: Your article was very moving regarding MJ. I wished you would have taken this platform while MJ was alive. Do you plan to follow MJ's footsteps and donate the proceeds you receive to charities?


Lori   August 5th, 2009 10:49 pm ET

This blog is the most uplifting and positive one there has been since Michael's death. It is good to focus on the positive, and there was so much that was POSITIVE about Michael.


mercy \florida   August 5th, 2009 10:49 pm ET

thank God I,ve been praying that the world would get it ,Michael God bless his heart was a voice to his generation , God gave him gifts and talents and he devolped them with a spirit of excellance, Michael was a singing \ dancing prophet of the most high, prohets are not perfect people they are messagers with a message from on high, and every generation has always stoned those send to them , but you can never seperated the man from his message the two are one love God and your neigbor as yourself because God is Love and love is the solution to all are ills, the Lord said by their fruits you would know that they are his and you can give without loving but its impossiable to love without giving and the good works and deeds are his friuts and they shout loudly of what the motives of his heart pure this is what God is looking for Well done Michael come blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see GOD, get ready world grace and mercy are next on God messagers lips.


susan   August 5th, 2009 10:49 pm ET

Michaels's legacy IS his message. He spoke once of his own desire for immortality. He achieved it. He has broken through the ultimate barrier and continues to "change the world." Forever! I hope you start a movement to realize his dream. "I'll be there".


Tamela   August 5th, 2009 10:50 pm ET

Jermaine,

Thank you so very much, this is so inspiring that you honestly have no idea. The world can be a better place if we all do our part in making it a better place and learn from our experiences and what others experience. Michael was the most gifted and giving man that God ever brought to us and he did so much good and tried to change so much by reaching people in a way no other thought to.

God has a plan for everyone, not just for those successful, we just have to figure out what it is and do what God's purpose of that plan for us is.

I miss Michael daily and I think many others in this world do as well, and I do not think time passing is going to change that. There was no one as legendary as Michael Jackson and there never will be!!

I will keep you, your family and Michael's beautiful children in my prayers.


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 10:50 pm ET

Exactly, Nicole. You know someone always have something to say.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 10:50 pm ET

Lori - I don't know about all of that. I'm just glad the blog has been created! My stomach's doing flips right now...


Toni   August 5th, 2009 10:51 pm ET

I cannot freakin believe some of those questions. How cruel and rude can some people be?????

HELLO 🙂


#1mjfan   August 5th, 2009 10:51 pm ET

yeah when i saw there was no mj coverage on tonight's larry king, i almost changed the station and just in time caught larry saying a note about this blog. i've also left a question for jermaine.


b   August 5th, 2009 10:51 pm ET

Jermaine, thank you so much for these beautiful words about Michael. I am in tears. I pray for Michael's beautiful children and family. I am still deeply saddened by his death though I never meant or seen him. His music and lyrics is such a big inspiration. Lyrics only makes you a better person and human being. Michael will always be our hearts and prayers. We will support you. God bless you.


Lori   August 5th, 2009 10:52 pm ET

Well I am glad that you got this gift, Nicole


lex   August 5th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

u think u could call in on friday 2 ask jermaine questions


Lori   August 5th, 2009 10:53 pm ET

I agree Toni – some of those questions were really innapropriate. But it is much more positive here.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 10:55 pm ET

Be back in a couple minutes, ladies. Now that we have this wonderful blog in place, I want to read Jermaine's perspective - so I can comment on it too! BRB.


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 10:55 pm ET

I am so glad Jermaine has posted this up for Michael. And being that he did that I am sure he is reading the comments. So people, I am directing this to the rude posters so some respect, because I am sure you want people to do the same for you.


C   August 5th, 2009 10:56 pm ET

Hey Jermaine Michael touched the world and generations!!! I am 42yrs and have been a fan of Michaels since I was 15yrs of age and had MJ's poster on my bedroom door. My 22 year old daughter and I watched Michaels funeral and cried and cried. Watching so much media on MJ, my 4 year old son, and 3 year old grandson show us how they can moon walk! Michael is moonwalking with the angels now! Bless you all!


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 10:56 pm ET

Me too, Lori - what a treat. I am truly in awe right now. BRB.


lex   August 5th, 2009 10:57 pm ET

yea i read some o the questions and iwas like y would u ask dat bout his blog is alot better and happier


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 10:57 pm ET

Lex

Sure we should be able to. I am going to call in, hopefully I dont get tongue tied again. 😦


#1mjfan   August 5th, 2009 10:58 pm ET

i have to say, it's nice reading a blog on the POSITIVE qualities on mj. i realize drugs and scandal make for good ratings, but it's nice to hear about all his charity work. i also heard of a case in l.a. a young boy's dad poured gasoline on him and burned him and michael paid his medical bills.

and when david ruffin [lead singer for the temptations] was found dead thrown on a street, michael was so moved he paid for david's funeral.


Stephanie   August 5th, 2009 10:59 pm ET

I agree with you regarding your brother's great heart and love for others. I was just wondering if he were still a practicing Jehovah Witness? I know he had a Xmas tree and celebrated Birthdays. You mention in this article about how you were raised. The last paragraph to your blog talks about your faith. I do not agree with The Jehovah Witness Organization and feel it is a "man made religion" and that the founder took the Holy Bible and interpreted it to his own understanding. Perhaps the founder felt gipped of his own childhood and perhaps didn't ever receive any Xmas presents or Bday presents. It is very sad that your Mother is taking his children to Kingdom Hall and filling their minds with lies and false prophecy. I was a huge fan of Michael Jackson, however, I am not a fan of the cult of Jehovah Witness!


Lori   August 5th, 2009 11:01 pm ET

I would be to shy to call.


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 11:02 pm ET

#1mjfan

I love David Ruffin. I didnt know Michael did that, but I am not surprise, Michael was an amazing man.


Toni   August 5th, 2009 11:02 pm ET

I think we are all so excited because we actually have a part of Michael here at last. Thank you Jermaine, may be I can actually sleep tonight.
Hey girls, do you think Larrys blogs will crash Friday nite?
It is sooo nice to have some respectable guys on here sharing their condolences.

Nicole and Jacquelyn.......keep yor composure. I dont want to have to have to yell at you two.


lex   August 5th, 2009 11:06 pm ET

i nvr knew michael paid 4 david's funeral...of. ourse u nvr hear of the good things michael did he defintely deserves the nobel price prize hands down


Cindy Toolsie   August 5th, 2009 11:06 pm ET

Thank you for showing the world who MJ really was. GOD bless him where ever he is. Never mind who hated him, GOD loves him because he's GOD'S creation. GOD loves everything He makes, he's only disappointed by the people who speaks ill of others or predicting outcomes on false accusations before hearing the truths. I watched court TV when MJ's trial was on, I know it was all about money that motivated these false accusations. I was really turned off by some of the court TV reporters, It doesn't take much when they are hungry for stories they'll fabricate anything just to keep their stories alive. In the case of Diane Diamond, this lady makes me sick. Even when I see her reporting on ET. she has nothing good to say about MJ. I'm telling you, her day of reckoning is coming. GOD bless the Jackson family.


Lori   August 5th, 2009 11:10 pm ET

I think that Friday night will make blog history! We will probably be up all night


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 11:11 pm ET

Toni

I will keep it. I am doing all my hyperventilating right now. If it crash, I will be blogging on mines. I cant wait.


Ellen Larson   August 5th, 2009 11:11 pm ET

AMEN!


Toni   August 5th, 2009 11:11 pm ET

You know...I come on here thinking I knew so much about Michael, but after being on these blogs for so long, I have learned so much more { good things I mean}.

Did you all know too that Michael had asked Carr if he thought there was anything he{ Michael} could do to help get the journalists out of Korea?


Celeste Hardy   August 5th, 2009 11:12 pm ET

Jermaine, I want to thank you for your wonderful article about Michael's humanitarian legacy. I wish you all the success to carry on Michael's work. I hope and pray you will stay in the forefront to keep Michaels fans informed, as we cannot depend upon the media.

I also would like you to know that my heart is broken into a million pieces over the death of Michael. I have spent the last 6 weeks since his death researching, reading, watching interviews, studying everything I can get my hands on, listening to the words of his music. I am totally crushed. Michael was so wronged in the media; they tried to strip him of all his dignity, and now his fans and family are left with who murdered Michael? Jermaine, please, for the love of God and the love of Michael, find out who killed our beloved and see that they are punished.
I pray every day for the Jackson family and the Michaels precious children. Please know that Michaels true fans never wavered in their belief in him.


Lori   August 5th, 2009 11:13 pm ET

Yes I had read that. And I thought about it when Bill Clinton brought those girls home that Michael had wanted to do that, too.


Lois   August 5th, 2009 11:13 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine for such a intimate and heartfelt blog about your brother, Michael and his charity work. We all miss him dearly and I know I want to continue keeping his name alive so others can be helped. We must continue the mission in MJ's name....I grew up listening to the Jackson 5, then Michael as a solo artist....he will always be close to my heart.

Thank you again, Jermaine, my heart breaks for you and your family. May you find some peace and comfort.


Toni   August 5th, 2009 11:16 pm ET

Of all nites my computer has to be slow. Hey Nicole, do you need a stiff drink tonite to settle you down a bit?? I dont smoke, and dont drink very often, but I could sure use both tonite. I am just so relieved to have a blog like this.

Hey Larry, has anybody thanked you yet?


#1mjfan   August 5th, 2009 11:16 pm ET

yes jacquelyn, he did that. he was at the funeral with lisa marie (they were married at the time) when michael heard how he died and he considered david ruffin an idol of his, he offered to pay for his funeral. i don't know how much he spent, but when i read that i was very moved by that. i've heard of him doing that for other friends and family members.

even his atty. tom mesereau's sister who died of lung cancer, michael would give her tons of roses and write her very sweet poems. she passed away before michael was acquitted, but i remember mesereau telling larry king that.


Juli   August 5th, 2009 11:17 pm ET

Jermaine,
Your brother was truly a gift to all of us who were fortunate enough to be touched by his music ,and more importantly his message. He has inspired so many of us to make a difference and to open our hearts and to respect the light that is in us all. That we indeed are ALL ONE! He was a kind gentle beautiful soul, and will be sorely missed. God bless you and your family.
Love and Light,
Juli


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 11:17 pm ET

I heard that as well. Oh Michael :(. No I wont get sad. Michael is still with us. Just because we cant see him. He is around guiding us.


Lori   August 5th, 2009 11:17 pm ET

Yes, lets all toast Larry for bringing us what we wanted and needed to hear. Thanks again Jermaine!


lex   August 5th, 2009 11:17 pm ET

u think if Michael did bring the journalist bac 2 america the media would finally leave him alone and embrace evryhng good he has done and wat other person/celebrity has in thr will 2 leave money 2 charities michael is jus amazing


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 11:20 pm ET

Okay. I've finished reading Jermaine's touching account.

To Jermaine - I am so sorry for your loss. I know you've heard this multiple times from so many people - but I truly and sincerely am saddened by Michael's sudden and unneccesary passing. Nine years ago, I lost my father rather suddenly. Less than two years ago, I lost my sister (and only sibling) to terminal cancer. I thought sudden death was horrible. Watching your blood sibling die a slow, painful death is enough to drive one mad. But thank God for Jesus. Both losses seem fresh at times. I've moved forward in my life, but I never, ever forget the pain.

The passing of a loved one is painful. I know. No matter how many people offer their sympathies, nothing can erase the emptiness you feel - nor will anything or anyone ever replace it. Some days, things will be moving along fine. And then it will hit you. And you will feel like it just happened that moment. Believe me, I know. I still feel it now regarding my loved ones. When Michael died, I thought to myself: at least he has a huge family to help one other through the rough patches. I didn't have that. And you will need that. You all will need each other now - more than ever before.

Again, I've said all of this to say that I am sorry for your loss. I love your family, and each and *every* one of you are in my prayers. I'm not just saying that. I know what this type of pain feels like. As long as we live, each person on this earth will feel this pain sooner or later, and it hurts. It hurts so bad. God bless you, and I love you.

With deepest sympathy and understanding,
Nicole S. from North Carolina


Toni   August 5th, 2009 11:20 pm ET

There is NOWAY Nicole would be able to talk if her call got accepted friday nite. She would be so tounge tied, it would be funny. 🙂 🙂


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 11:21 pm ET

Ok, I'm back. Have y'all been talking junk about me? 🙂


Lori   August 5th, 2009 11:23 pm ET

Just that you'd be a big chicken and wouldn't call to talk to Jermaine
🙂


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 11:24 pm ET

Thank you, Larry


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 11:24 pm ET

Toni - when Laura Ling and Euna Lee touched down on American soil this morning, I thought about Michael. I said to myself, "Michael, they made it out of there." I know he would have been proud of that.


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 11:26 pm ET

Lol, Lori.


Gold   August 5th, 2009 11:26 pm ET

Dear Jermaine,

You do not know me, but my name is Gold. I am Michael’s biggest admirer; I love Michael with my heart and soul. I thought I was not going to survive that horrible day, but since that day I have been praying that almighty Allah welcomes him into His Kingdom.
Jermaine, Michael’s journey’s just begun. Don't think of him as gone away, life holds so many facets, and this earth is only one. Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away, and think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched, for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much; by me, by you, the whole world loved him, and you know that my heart breaks when I see you sob on the news, I thought I should at least drop you these words of encouragement. I have seen Michael a few times in my dreams and I know he has assumed his place as angel Michael, his white gloves are now his wings. I have always known that Michael was more than just an ordinary living human being. He told me he was a very stubborn person and that was the human in him, and he thinks you blame yourself for not doing more. That hurts him Jermain, because Michael knows how much you all loved him, especially you Jermaine. He said, you did everything you could, according to him. I do not know what he meant, but then it could just be my unconscious mind, but it was so real. I hope you see him in your dreams so you can see how at peace he feels and that he has assumed his position. He was an extra ordinary human being; now I know why. Do not be too hard on yourself, God has a reason why he allowed him home at this time and we can never question Jehovah. Remember that whatever you do Allah is watching over you and your lovely family. Salaam a lekum, may peace be with you. Please do extend my sincere sympathy to your ever strong and lovely mother, we all pray for her and love her very much.

Love you Jermaine. Take care and God bless you.
Gold


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 11:26 pm ET

Toni - no, I don't drink. I'm drinking a cherry soda, that's strong enough for me! I thanked Larry when I signed on tonight. He is on the path to redeeming himself. 🙂


#1mjfan   August 5th, 2009 11:27 pm ET

listen to his song 'the lost children' it's very moving. i mean, you don't hear or anyone really caring about sick and abandoned children. i can't believe the media would twist that into something negative. but i'm addicted to that song and also 'for all time' on the thriller 25 cd.

jermaine, i just wanna say, more and more people know what a good person michael was. i still remember you on larry king during the trial showing that booklet of charity works michael did. he never got credit for all of that. i'm glad you wrote this blog.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 11:27 pm ET

LOL Lori - you're probably right. I don't want to make a fool of myself in front of Jermaine! 🙂


Lori   August 5th, 2009 11:28 pm ET

@ Nicole: Toni — when Laura Ling and Euna Lee touched down on American soil this morning, I thought about Michael. I said to myself, “Michael, they made it out of there.” I know he would have been proud of that.

OMG, Nicole I did the exact same thing


Toni   August 5th, 2009 11:28 pm ET

Nicole, now I really feel stupid. Open mouth Insert foot. I am so sorry to hear that you went through that. I have never gotten over losing my parents. They didnt suffer alot, but losing any close loved one is difficult. I only have one sibling as well, a sister. She's all I have left and It terrifies me that I could lose her at any time.But I try to cherish each moment with her now, but I'm in Canada and she's in Illinois. We talk about 4 times a week, but only get to see each other 1 or 2 times a year.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 11:30 pm ET

Hey, did you all read my post to Jermaine? I hope I didn't babble on too much. I just had a lot to say!


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 11:31 pm ET

Nicole, I'm just want to say sorry for your lost, and what you wrote was simply amazing.


lex   August 5th, 2009 11:31 pm ET

did u guys see the mtv special michael jackson human nature


Toni   August 5th, 2009 11:31 pm ET

It would really be nice if someone would tell them that he wanted to help them before he died.


Toni   August 5th, 2009 11:32 pm ET

lex
When??


Lori   August 5th, 2009 11:33 pm ET

Nicole, it was beautiful. It is so hard to loose family members. My Aunt is battling cancer so I understand where you are coming form.


Lori   August 5th, 2009 11:34 pm ET

I be back later if y'all are still here


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 11:35 pm ET

Thanks, Toni. Yes, I went through it. For a short time, I didn't think I was going to make it out of the pain I felt. But I have a strong spiritual base, so that prevented me from falling too deep in despair.

It's not easy, though. Especially in August. This is the month my sister passed away nearly two years ago now. The end of August is always difficult for me. This year it will be a bit worse, because it's also right around Michael's birthday. But they are both a better place - the RIGHT place. That gives me comfort.

Thanks again, Toni. You guys - I love y'all!! 🙂


Peggy B- Colorado   August 5th, 2009 11:35 pm ET

Jermaine,
I cannot believe how much I am thinking of Michael, listening to his music, reading books about him and finding out what a wonderful human being he really was. Thank you and your family for sharing him with us all of this years. As said here many times, he was a gift and we will always treasure what he gave us.
Thank you and I will be watching on Friday.
God Bless,


Edna   August 5th, 2009 11:36 pm ET

I am a person who recently and sadly got reintroduced to Michael again through his music and dance. I grew up listening to him and loved his music. We were born in the same year and feel closer to his music now more than ever. I am touched by the humanitarian side of Michael and pleased to see people are now trying to see this side of him.
I would like to say thank you to Larry King for allowing us to speak to Jermaine. Keep up the good work Jermaine and let us know how we can keep his name alive through his charities.
Peace be with you and your family and know for certanity that Michael is at peace. The world had been given the gift of Michael and now its our turn to give back.


Toni   August 5th, 2009 11:37 pm ET

I'm sure we will Lori. Bye


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 11:38 pm ET

Thank you, Jacquelyn. That means a lot. I hope my words will offer comfort to Jermaine. I know what it's like.

Lori - cancer is a cruel, cruel disease. I want to elaborate, but I'd better stop while I'm ahead. I've been using enough Kleenex tonight, just from reading Jermaine's words about Michael.


Toni   August 5th, 2009 11:39 pm ET

Same here Nicole!! 🙂


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 11:39 pm ET

Bye, Lori. I'll probably be here for awhile tonight.


lex   August 5th, 2009 11:40 pm ET

i think it was last weekend it wasonly ahalf hour but it was really great


Bella   August 5th, 2009 11:41 pm ET

LARRY

Thank you. Eventually someone starts talking about the true existence of MJ – a humanitarian. I always respect and love artists who have spent so much time, efforts and money on making the world a better place, and MJ is just one of the greatest.

Those detractors should be ashame of themselves, because all they have done are to spread prejudices, hatred and selfishness to this world.

Thank you Larry.


Toni   August 5th, 2009 11:41 pm ET

Have any of you read " 90 minutes in Heaven"? It's a wonderful book, and has really helped me deal with my parents deaths and now Michaels.


mjfan   August 5th, 2009 11:41 pm ET

Thank You Jermaine for this wonderful and touching article. God bless you and family.

This thought came to my mind after reading this article. If the family or a MJ fan club can arrange a charity event like every year, maybe on Michael's birthday. Like a huge event all around the world on the same day, to raise money for charities. I'm sure I will be a part of it. Even though the media never gave much attention to the good things he did. Maybe we all can continue this as fans, as a memory of Michael.


#1mjfan   August 5th, 2009 11:42 pm ET

yeah i recorded the human nature special. it spoke of his charity works how he improved the quality at a romanian orphanage.


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 11:43 pm ET

See you later, Lori


Rachelle C. San Francisco   August 5th, 2009 11:43 pm ET

Larry

If you could please communicate this to Jermaine Jackson.

That his brother process the quality and character that only few others have on this earth. The quality to "help his fellowman". This character of integrity and spirit has always been opposed by medicore minds quoted by Einstein himself.

I would like Jermaine, to carry on Michael's work of love and charity by continuing to promote Neverland. As a place, for terminally ill children to have thier wishes to come true. I would like to see Neverland restored for this purpose. Not ,all people understood Micheal, but, be sure, that some of his true and loving fans that did understand him very well.


Mara   August 5th, 2009 11:48 pm ET

Hi Jacquelyn

Does anyone remember hearing Dileo say last night that when he arrived at the hospital he made a remark to Randy Phillips "gee I think he's alive"?

I just don't understand why he would say that. Am I being paranoid thinking that they planned it and was surprised that he was still alive? I just don't get it. What does that mean?


Toni   August 5th, 2009 11:48 pm ET

I just checked the other blog. I cannot believe some of the cruel questions being asked. One even asked if Jermaine and Randy had kids by the same woman. Tell me Whos business is that!!!! I cant believe it.


br   August 5th, 2009 11:51 pm ET

Will you be takeing care of the ones your brother name in his trust? Is this what he wanted you to do for him,to carry on for him? I have always amired you and your brothers,You were the one who was always the well spoken one, All of you have a gift, I heard your mother speak the other day and it may me tear up, I know this is so hard on her, She was campared to Rose Kenndy and I so agree, Its tough being a wife,mother,grandmother and still keep it togarther the way she does. How Bless all of you are to have her. God be with you JJ and carry on with his grace,Peace be with you.


Toni   August 5th, 2009 11:51 pm ET

Jacquelyn, Where did everybody go? 😦


Mara   August 5th, 2009 11:52 pm ET

I guess I'll have to wonder about it forever...


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 11:53 pm ET

Mara - I have a problem with a lot of those people right about now. I don't even want to start myself talking about Randy Phillips and that bunch. Most of y'all know what I think of him and AEG Live. I'll leave it at that for now.

Okay...I'm calm...relax, relate, release, Nicole...


Amy   August 5th, 2009 11:53 pm ET

Just wondering if Jermaine or others had highlighted this wonderful aspect of Michael's character during his lifetime. It would have made his life happier than what I've been reading since his untimely death.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 11:53 pm ET

I'm still here, Toni!


lex   August 5th, 2009 11:54 pm ET

im still here toni but barely lol


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 11:55 pm ET

Hi Mara

Toni, I have no idea. I know I am slowing down because I am transferring files


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 11:55 pm ET

Toni, who is the author of "90 Minutes of Heaven?"


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 5th, 2009 11:56 pm ET

Lex - you're not fading off to sleep on us, are you? LOL...


Jacquelyn   August 5th, 2009 11:57 pm ET

Whoosa Nicole, Whoosa


Mara   August 5th, 2009 11:57 pm ET

LOL okay, I just find it strange. The first thing I say when I arrive at a hospital is 'How is he?" not "gee I think he's still alive".
Okay relax...


lex   August 6th, 2009 12:01 am ET

tryin not 2 but im watchin grey's anatomy so i'm up now lol


Jacquelyn   August 6th, 2009 12:03 am ET

Mara

Oh I know that Frankie meant. Those low down dirty people. My thing is, why would he say that when Michael was dead for hours. Well according to new reports by the paramedic. I feel like going to LA myself and solving this on my own.


lex   August 6th, 2009 12:05 am ET

i bet mjcso has a better chance at solving the case thn the dumbass LAPD


Mara   August 6th, 2009 12:05 am ET

But he wasn't told that Michael was dead yet. The nurse didn't tell him he said it before all of that. That's why I find it suspect.


Mara   August 6th, 2009 12:06 am ET

That comment has stayed on my mind since LKL's show last night.


Jacquelyn   August 6th, 2009 12:07 am ET

Mara

I do too. I am so mad, its ashame.


Yasmine   August 6th, 2009 12:07 am ET

Jermaine, thank you so much for your beautiful message. I spent my entire life defending Michael to all who doubted him, and I am holding his memory in my heart for the rest of my life and I am also determined to spread his message and legacy to everyone in the world till my last day on earth.....spreading his message of unity, love, peace and healing is the best way to keep his legacy alive forever.....


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 12:08 am ET

Jacquelyn - LOL...You ain't lyin'..."Whoosa" is right when the topic is Phillips and AEG.


lex   August 6th, 2009 12:11 am ET

besides wat DiLeo said wat elss is bothering me is who exactly told the kids thr father died and who drove thm 2 the hospital, maybe thy took a cab or somethng lol jk


Jacquelyn   August 6th, 2009 12:11 am ET

Lol, Nicole. I know thats right

You know its official. AEG said 90% of the movie profits is going to the Jackson Family and they will only receive 10%. I hope they put it in writing with legit signatures. AEG knows Michael fans would boycott that movie when proven they was behind Michael's death.


Paula   August 6th, 2009 12:12 am ET

I am deeply sorry for the loss of your brother. My heart goes out to your family. I never met MJ but also feel a tremendous loss, thats how much his music and dancing effects you. I feel really bad for his children and was appauled at all the gossip on TV/CNN about who the biological parents are. Please, the children are grieving, do they need to hear all this, too? I have listened to the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson every since I can remember, being born in 1958 also. His music will live on forever and everyone is learning more about what a humanitarian he was. He devoted his whole life to entertaining and helping people. It was never about him, although he loved to entertain. Now, he can finally rest in peace! I hope people do take a page from his book of life and find that giving is a great reward.


Jacquelyn   August 6th, 2009 12:13 am ET

Lol, Lex.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 12:14 am ET

I'm beginning to believe that some of the people on the 2nd Jermaine blog (for Friday's questions) are just plain touched in the head.

I'm not posting over there anymore. You can tell when people have never experienced tragedy and anything traumatic– simply by the ignorant questions they ask.

They couldn't have been real fans of Michael's. The absurdity of the questions are not even in Michael's stratosphere.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 12:15 am ET

Nicole
It's a true story by,Don Piper. He is a preacher that was pronounced dead at a car crash scene. He was coved up, and for (0 minutes the paramedics attended to other victims. During this time, he tells of going to heaven, and what he experienced there. It is a beautiful book, and gives you an insight into everlasting life, and what Gods purpose is for us. During the 90 minutes, another priest was praying over his dead body, when he started to feel a pulse. Piper was almost severed in half, so they could not believe he was still alive. But he tells that he did infact die and was returned by God. He goes on with a dreadful recovery, and never physically normal again, but God had already assured him. It is a very touching book and really helped me to know that my parents are in a beautiful place. Its a NY Times best seller and over 3million copies sold. It really brought me peace of mind.


Debbie W.   August 6th, 2009 12:16 am ET

Our thoughts and prayers to the Jackson family. THANK YOU, THANK YOU,THANK YOU Jermaine for continuing to let the world know what a great person your brother Michael was. And, SHAME ON THE COUNTLESS MEDIA OUTLETS for spending so much time, energy and $$$ on... digging for anything that's wrong or strange about an individual and not focusing on the good.


lex   August 6th, 2009 12:17 am ET

i think my question was wen was the last time jermaine saw or spoke 2 michael


Miranda J. Morris   August 6th, 2009 12:21 am ET

Jermaine, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I am so sorry for all of us as this is a terrible loss to the world. Please know we all love you and your family ! Thank you for all the happiness you all have given us. We mourn with you. I grew up a big fan of The Jackson 5 and am a lifelong fan of Michaels. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with all of us as it comforts me in some way. I can't imagine what you are going through. I am just devestated! Michael was such a wonderful person. I only wish the media would have let him know how much we the people admire him as the greatest entertainer ever and most importantly the humanitarian throughout the world that he was. May God bless you Jermaine and thank you for letting the world know what a kind and generous person Michael was.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 12:21 am ET

Lex - girl, I'm not talking about a question like that. There are some accusatory questions posted over on that blog. Your question is an innocent one. Some of them are just mean!


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 12:23 am ET

Thanks, Toni. I'm going to check out that book.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 12:25 am ET

Well....if ya'll want my opinion.....I'm gonna tell ya'll anyway.:) I think the children should have been with a sympathetic person until their grandmother arrived. Then everyone that was not family should have got the H_ _ _ out of the way, and let the family handle it all from there. And the hospital personnel had no right to tell anyone anything unless they were an imediate family member. Those children should have been taken to Katherine or any other family member the minute they walked in.
Oh God now I need to chill and take deep breaths too.


Schani Krug   August 6th, 2009 12:25 am ET

Jermaine,

Your thoughts about Michael were both eloquent, enlightening and profound. The naysayers of Michael's legacy are eclipsed by his Philanthropy and love for God and his children on earth. I've always
known how spiritual Michael was, and how in touch you are with that same cognitive mindset.

I will continue to pray for Michael and your family, and hope that the world will always bathe in his light. God bless.

Schani


Janice   August 6th, 2009 12:26 am ET

Jermaine this was so touching.The world needs to know what a unique person Michael was so full of love and wanting to heal the world. Thanks for making sure his legacy lives on.
My condolences to your mom and dad, Paris, Prince,Blanket , your siblings and everyone who is a part of the Jackson family. You are forever in my prayers.


cori   August 6th, 2009 12:31 am ET

Thank you Jermaine!!! Thank you for pursuing what your brother's humanitarian efforts which "NONE" of the media made any mention of it. They "CLOSE" their camera when he did these things. In some parts of the world during his tour, he basically donated his proceeds and ending up "PERFORMING" for Charities. Of course he did others that we know, like the "We are the World" for Africa.

I hope FOX bill o'reilly (uncapped cause I have no more respect for him) will find out about MJ's charities and he be ashamed of himself because his small donations to few charities is very SMALL compared to the over $300M MJ donated + other unaccounted + MJ's TIME he spent and his involvement. o'reilly said " How can MJ sing We are the World and spend millions on his face?" He was finding something bad to say because he can't say MJ was guilty since he was aquitted. We understand what is behind MJ's doing his face/nose but others don't.We also know that those accusers were $driven. How can it be known also and emphasized that even Chandler, the 'boy" in 1993 is now apparently saying he lied...which we know of course. But these lies need to come in the open. We know these hurt MJ's heart when he was here on earth.


Robin   August 6th, 2009 12:33 am ET

Yes, Yes, Yes...finally someone who gets Michael. Jermaine you knew him and got him. He wasn't about his entertainment he lived to help others. He was an angel on earth and is now an angel in heaven. We didn't appreciate him here so God took him back. I followed all he did for charity more than I followed all he did to entertain. I really don't know how I will continue on without him in this world but I do know that he was the kindest, most generous and deeply honest human being I have ever been exposed to. Please, please, please keep up his humanitarian work and let us all know how we too can help carry on his legacy through his charity work. I love and miss him more than you will ever know. He was and is my mentor for those who live a difficult life emotionally with high expectations. I want you to know that I got him, I know who and what he really was about and I will miss his spirit. Please help us all keep it alive by letting us help you carry on his legacy.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 12:34 am ET

You know, when he said Michael called him and said he wasnt feeling well....it blows the theory out of the bag that Michael never woke up from the anesthesia.


Anita   August 6th, 2009 12:35 am ET

Thank you, Jermaine!

I hope that Michael's charity, Heal the World, and the others he was supporting, continue to be contributed to; every portion of what Michael continues to earn, to go towards helping those he would have helped. As a consumer and as a fan, that would be really rewarding to know that our purchases of Michael Jackson merchandise would help those causes.

It is unfathomable what the world has lost, what his children, mother, family and friends have lost, when Michael died. But somehow we must trust God for the best in all this. No one can ever replace him. I pray for the truth and for justice to come out on all of this, and that Michael's death might help prevent needless death of others.

As amazing and extraordinary of a human being Michael was, we must also allow him to be human and, whilst not believing most of the garbage and slander out there, he was still just a person like any of us. It is by accepting the gift and grace of Jesus Christ, not by what we do or don't do, that we are blessed with eternal life, from the only One who can satisfy all our need for absolution and unconditional love.

I pray for Michael, his children, his family, his friends, his fans, and even his enemies....that they might see Jesus, the One who inspires us to heal the world through His message of unconditional love and eternal life. Michael's emulation of the innocence of children was a reflection of his understanding of Jesus' love in the Bible, and for that, Michael was needlessly mocked and persecuted. Let all of us see where we can be like Jesus, as Michael did.

Blessings to the Jackson family and especially his children.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 12:37 am ET

Toni - that's what I don't quite understand about the events that transpired at the hospital.

When my father was pronounced dead at the hospital, the doctor and a grief counselor came into the waiting room. He specifically asked about the relationships of each of us in the room. He then addressed my sister and me directly with the news that our father didn't make it. I collapsed into my mother's lap, and neither she - nor the grief counselor - could console me.

I said that to make a point. The doctor usually tells immediate family members about the death. Not a nurse, and certainly not a non-family member. I don't care how chaotic things were. That should not have happened. If it did, it was just plain unprofessional on the hospital's part!

At the very least, Mrs. Jackson should have been the one to tell Michael's children. Not Frank DiLeo. And he should have had sense enough to know that it wasn't his PLACE to do such a thing!


JessicaLampley   August 6th, 2009 12:38 am ET

I hope Jermaine gets alot of people to help protect Michael Jackson's legacy!! I remeber when Michael Jackson came to Stockton California and some crazy guy shot up over 20 children at the elementry school and MJ came to the school to donate!! I will never forget that!! What an awsome man he was!! I will NEVER forget that EVER!! and alot of people didn't know that because he did it in private not for attention!!ilove mj and miss him everyday!!music lives GOD OF MUSIC!!


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 12:40 am ET

Anita, what an eloquent sentiment. I couldn't agree more.


Andrea   August 6th, 2009 12:40 am ET

Jermaine-
AMEN BROTHER JERMAINE!
Funny i just had a conversation about being an artist with a collegue of mine. As an Actor myself I said exactly to him "what good is all this talent, if it cant be used for a higher good" The higher good to serve others, to educate, to heal, and most important to empower indidviduals to stand up and fight for the end of the injustices that are being done in this world. I share the same sentiments as you and your borther Michael do. If we are blessed to be given a platform to reach the youth and people by bringing awareness into this world then we have responsibility to that higher power to serve others through their own empowernent. there is an old chinese porverb that states
if you want to fix the world, you must first fix the state
If you want to fix the state, you must first fix the family
if you want to fix the family, you must first fix yourself

i live by this proverb everyday of my existence. With great power comes great responsibility which is something Michael truely understood and enveloped into his being. His life is eternal, and i know that he is surrounded by totel love and peace.
It is my plea that everyone honor Michael by carrying on his messages of love, compassion, and brotherhood by becoming those things withen ourselves. That is what i pray for every night, and i see this happening more and more around me everyday. We are waking up now to a new time of human counsciouness we can no longer afford to lose the lives of people everyday, to watch people go hungry on the streets everyday, to watch people suffer and not take a stand by changing who we are as humans.
I join you in your pursuit to fullfil this dream.This is our work here on earth

"In a world filled with despair we must still dare to dream, and in a world filled with distrust we must dare to believe" Michael Jackson

God Bless you and your family,
Andrea


kathy giunta   August 6th, 2009 12:42 am ET

Jermaine is so right. I hope that Michael's children will live with the morals and values that he instilled in them. Their father's death was senseless. I wish I personally knew him.


fedupwithhypocrits   August 6th, 2009 12:44 am ET

Beautifully written and well said. My heart aches for the loss of Michael, I will never get over it; but I am glad that Jermaine is still being a good big brother by carrying on Michael's good works.


Jacquelyn   August 6th, 2009 12:45 am ET

Why did Frank Dileo wanted to tell the children before waiting for the relatives anyway? What was his agenda? I smell a rat.


Jessica   August 6th, 2009 12:46 am ET

Well said cc from flo. Michael took on the burden of having this huge gift from God. He did all the right things with this gift. Compared to much of today's music–his was very pure. No swearing, sleazy talk about women, or degrading language. His music was innocent, entertaining and inspiring. How often can you say that about a musician on the radio today? The coverage he is getting is a testament to the impact he had on the world.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 12:46 am ET

Andrea - great minds must think alike. Wednesday morning, I posted that EXACT quote on my Twitter homepage...amazing...

(“In a world filled with despair we must still dare to dream, and in a world filled with distrust we must dare to believe” Michael Jackson)

I loved his Oxford speech. It was so very touching, and Michael's words are a testament to the core of his humanity.


lex   August 6th, 2009 12:46 am ET

whefd the hell was murray dat dileo had 2 call him wen michael said he wasnt feeling well..

now this is me thinkin but wat if murray gav michael propofol or w/e and michael didnt fully go under so wen mike called dileo and said he wasnt feeling well dat dileo told murray 2 finish him off (jus a theory guys)


Toni   August 6th, 2009 12:47 am ET

Nicole
And to make it more confusing is that it was Michael Jackson, for heavens sake. You would have THOUGHT they would have been a little more discrete and careful. I dont get it and never will. And how were the children told? In a warm way or cold? I get angry just thinking about it. Those babies had to be scared out of their little minds. From what I can tell, there was no female around them at the hospital. And just how consoling can these men be that didnt even care about Michael? I get so angry and sickened just thinking about it.


Schani Krug   August 6th, 2009 12:49 am ET

This is a very cool posting site.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 12:51 am ET

Jessica, I know what you mean. My mother is in her late 60's and doesn't listen to secular music - but when Michael died, it touched her to the core. Michael has that effect on people. My mother said that the world truly lost a special soul.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 12:51 am ET

Anita
That was very touching.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 12:52 am ET

Schani - we think so too. Don't you agree, ladies? 🙂


lex   August 6th, 2009 12:53 am ET

i bet dileo told thm in likd a sarcastic kind of way...thn left the hospital and called randy phillips and murray N evrybody so thy can all get thr stories straight

i wonder if ms. nanny grace really wants 2 come out and tell the truth but AEG is controllin her cuz she was w/ mj for a longtime and i trust dat she didnt stand ovr mj's bed and watch him sleep the women jus seems really nice and caring specially w/ the kids


sue   August 6th, 2009 12:54 am ET

God Bless we are the world, the children are our future and we do need to start with the one in the mirror. Michael . . suffered for trying to get his message across. Shame on anyone that played a role in this.

I am sure he is looking down on you smiling!

My sympathys for you and the rest of the family. My heart goes out to all the children in your family that have to deal with the evil words on the internet. With your family I am sure Michaels children will grow stronger and be well adjusted in the end.

May there be justice for MJJ in the end.


Gabby   August 6th, 2009 12:54 am ET

Hello Jermaine:

Bravo to you for educating the world on all of your brother's good deeds.
He was not only a brilliant artist, he was great humanitarian. Your work will continue to inspire others while keeping his message of world peace alive. As the world mourns his loss I'm sure that we can't begin know how deeply this has hurt you.I pray that you and your family will find strength and peace at this difficult time.


kristine tatupu   August 6th, 2009 12:55 am ET

Michael Jackson was and always will be my joy. At 47 yrs old and all the stresses that come along in life, he was always there. No need for anxiety meds, shrinks etc. I just needed to hear that amazing voice and everything was right again. And then with to hear his voice and watch him dance all problems in life are gone. He is my PURE JOY!!!!! Everyone asks me. What about your kids or grandkids!? Of course they bring me joy. But what Michael brought me was a life time of support, enjoyment, pride, suspense, awareness, excitement, unity, happieness, and love. He loved us and we love him. God gave us humans a gift to help us ease this life we live, and that gift was Michael Jackson.


Dorothy Jackson   August 6th, 2009 12:55 am ET

Hey Jermain.

Those were TRUE beautiful words. Michael was so much more than just musical talent. I believe that he was sent from God to show us how we should love and help one another and what we need to do to heal this world. Because Michael's heart was filled with love for all of us, those people who's heart is cold could not comprehend it. Evil does not like that which God ordains. They tried to break him, but Michael being the OAK tree that he is wouldn't break. Jermain in my heart I know Michael has his wings, and God has embrassed his son. I wish you and the family peace, love and many many blessings.


Denise   August 6th, 2009 12:55 am ET

Jermaine, my heart is full and my prayers are with you and your family over the loss of Michael. I think about him everyday, as if he was membe of my family. I am so happy to hear the good things about your brother, and honor the wonderful, wonderful spirit your brother truly was!! I always felt he was not only a fantastic entertainer, but his spirit was pure and full of love for all – he was an angel on Earth who provided help in a profoundly unselfish way. God Bless you and your family. Please continue to keep Michael's true spirit in the news, and not let the sad tabloid news take over.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 12:57 am ET

I heard that the children wont talk to grace and wants nothing to do with her.

Welcome Schani. We like it too. And Larry loves usToo, dont you Larry? 😉


PAM   August 6th, 2009 12:58 am ET

I KNOW WE QUESTION WHY HE WAS TAKEN AWAY...BUT DEATH IS NOT THE ENDING...JUST THE FIRST STEP INTO THE NEXT REALM...TO BE ABSENT OF THE BODY IS TO BE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE KING...HE HAS COMPLETED HIS JOURNEY ON THIS EARTH AND STARTED A NEW ONE..AND IF WE LIVE A LIFE OF LOVE COMPASSION AND DOING GOOD DEEDS FOR OTHERS AS MICHEAL DID THERE IS A CHANCE OF SEEING HIM YET AGAIN...WHERE WE'LL NEVER HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE ! UNTIL THAT TIME WE AS FANS NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND TRY TO FINISH THE LEGACY HE HAS LEFT BEHIND...AND PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IT WAS NOT THE WAY HE DIED BUT THE WAY HE LIVED THAT DISTINGUISHED HIM FROM OTHERS. A FATHER , A SON, A BROTHER A FRIEND AND A WONDERFUL PERSON WITH A CHILD'S HEART !! AND WHEN YOU REMEMBER MICHEAL JACKSON DON'T FORGET TO SMILE EVEN THOUGH YOUR HEART IS BREAKING....LOVE AND PRAYERS TO HIS MOTHER AND FATHER AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY.SPECIAL PRAYERS FOR HIS CHILDREN....


lex   August 6th, 2009 12:59 am ET

oh thnx toni 4 saying dat cuz i didnt noe


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 12:59 am ET

Toni - the whole situation is bad - all the way around. There are too many people inserting themselves into what should be a private family matter. People have no sense of decorum - whatsoever!!

But one thing I know. Whenever coverage comes on about Mrs. Jackson, my mother really pays attention. She understands what it's like to lose a child, and says she cannot imagine having to go through that private ordeal in such a public manner.

That's why when we were listening to Mrs. Jackson last weekend on Geraldo, it tore us up all over again. No mother should have to go through what she's dealing with right now. Not to mention all of the sharks coming out of the woodwork.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 1:00 am ET

We need to keep this blog upbeat and positive tonight for Jermaine so he knows just how much Michael meant to all of us. 🙂


Stacey   August 6th, 2009 1:02 am ET

Its extremely sad that Michael had to die for people to finally see him as the man he really was. .....The artist, singer, dancer, The King of Pop were only layers of him, take all that away he was a kind, caring, and gentle man. Although I may have never met Michael, I didn't have to know him personally or be his friend to know who he really was deep down inside......You can just tell........No one can do that much good, give out that much kindness and not really mean it or believe in it.......He meant it and he absolutely believed in it........All he wanted to do was Heal the World, help any cause in any way possible and share his brilliant talents with us. He gave out nothing but love and kindness but all that was returned was hate................All people talk about is the bad things and put out so many mean, hateful, and malicious rumors about Michael, especially the media. I understand it's the medias job to report all ends of the news, but Michael is dead, let him rest in peace, you people didn't give him the peace in life, let him have it in death...Is nothing off limits?............ What about the good??????? like the charity work he did and continues to due after death by giving 20% of his trust to charity, his record breaking music career, his children, his kindness, his love for every living thing on this earth, his caring for everyone and everything.... One thing I always live by is not to believe anything unless you were there or is said by the person it's rumored about, everything else is just hearsay. .......... It saddens me because I strongly believe that if he wasn't put in the "industry" at such a young age his life wouldn't have ended the way it did...He has never known a "normal" life, it was always Michael Jackson the superstar, not Michael Jackson the child, Michael Jackson the teenager, Michael Jackson the adult, or Michael Jackson the human. When does someone take a step back and realize he was first a human being and then all the other stuff just followed...........The most important title to him was FATHER and nobody was more important to him then his children .........R.I.P MICHAEL JACKSON.................the man...............YOU ARE LOVED, MISSED, AND NEVER FORGOTTEN.................. Jermaine, I think its great you have this mission to continue spreading Michaels message..........I just hope it's for all the right reasons and not all the wrong reasons..................... One more thing I said it before and I'll say it again don't bury him at Neverland. He never wanted to go back there in life, so why would he want to go back there in death?


Sharon   August 6th, 2009 1:02 am ET

Hi Jermaine i would just like to say that i know Michael is proud of you for continuing his good work this year has been a tough year for me and my twin sister we are both very big fans of Michael. 2009 will be very very hard to forget with the passing of Michael on June 25th and my mother on July 18th the pain is doubled but in time i know it will get better so i will pray for your family and mine god bless you Jermaine stay strong.My mom and Michael are in a better place.


lex   August 6th, 2009 1:03 am ET

wat do u thibk geraldo is gonna be talkin bout this weekend...maybe if were lucky he'll hav jermaine on 2 lol


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 1:03 am ET

Pam - more wonderful words. So true...to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. One of my favorite scriptures.


Jacquelyn   August 6th, 2009 1:04 am ET

Exactly Nicole. People have no respect. And they need to realize that Michael is the second child that Joe and Katherine lost. So this is not easy for them, and it will hit Katherine harder because she is the carrier and the nurturer. And to have to deal with all the bs, its crazy.


Miranda J. Morris   August 6th, 2009 1:06 am ET

Larry, please let Jermaine see my email . I thank you for allowing us to talk to him.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 1:06 am ET

Toni - if Jermaine doesn't know how much we loved Michael, he sure does now!

And girl, you know how I feel...no explanation required 🙂


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 1:09 am ET

Jacquelyn - I'm not a mother, but I have a mother. And it hurts me to see how much she hurts. My sister was only 39 when she died in 2007. She was also my mother's firstborn. Enough said about that.


Lori   August 6th, 2009 1:09 am ET

I made it back...are you still here? There was such a lovely full moon tonight.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 1:10 am ET

Nicole
I know. People still today, do not understand that Michael was her little baby boy before he was anything to any of us. And to have to still defend him from cruel evil people, especially now, after everything else she has to deal with, is cruel and a disgrace to his family, his children and to Michael himself.
Some of the questions being asked on the other blog are disgusting. But I think Jermaine has sense enough to blow it off. I think the whole family knows that Michael had more people that loved him, then people that didnt. And hopefully they can all focus on the positive energys.


Lori   August 6th, 2009 1:12 am ET

This is such a nice positive blog – very healing. We will have plenty more opportunities later, I am sure, to get back to blogging about the darker side of things, but for right now, this is just the best thing for the MJCSI.


lex   August 6th, 2009 1:12 am ET

u can tell how mich michael loved his mother...i was watchin ET and thy showed this clip of mike serenading his mother and it made me cry mrs katherine jackson and joe did a great job at raising thr kids


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 1:13 am ET

Hey Lori! Welcome back, girl! I told you we'd still be here...LOL...

With a Jermaine blog now, I'm wide awake! 🙂


Esther   August 6th, 2009 1:13 am ET

Michael was truly a gift. I am guilty of believing he had done bad things to children. I grew up listening to his music from the time I was 10 so when his trials were going on I could not watch because I didn't want to know if he was guilty. After his death I was watching the interview he did with Oprah in 93 and it was then I realized that there was no way he could have done anything to these children. Oprah has a way of pulling the good out in each person. I watched some of his home movies on the internet and saw how he would go and visit cancer patients especially the children. It is amazing at what a good heart he had. I wish the media could have showed more of that side of Michael Jackson. Every morning my kids and I listen to his music and my oldest 12 yrs. does the moonwalk with his one glove on. He will always be remembered. So glad you are speaking out Jermaine.


Lori   August 6th, 2009 1:15 am ET

Yes I was pretty sure the all Jermaine blog would still be rolling. I am so impressed with Jermaine's writing skill. What a testiment to his brother. I just feel so much better; I hope that the Jackson's are feeling some peace as well.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 1:18 am ET

Stacey
What you said was so nice, But Jermaine wanted Michael buried at Neverland. And ONLY Michaels family would have known his true feelings. So if Jermaine wanted him buried there, I'm sure there was a good reason. He shouldnt be made to feel guilty about something he wanted for his brother.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 1:18 am ET

Toni - this is true. Jermaine is used to people making ignorant comments. It's just a shame that people don't have proper manners. Guess they didn't have good home-training in their formative years. I'm trying my best to rationalize it, because people can't be that dumb by natural occurence.


Jacquelyn   August 6th, 2009 1:18 am ET

I guess no sleeping tonight 🙂


lex   August 6th, 2009 1:18 am ET

i hope evrybody is gonna watch the mtv vma's its basically a tribute 2 mj it should be good


Debbie - Arkansas   August 6th, 2009 1:19 am ET

Jermaine, you have just given your brother a "gift of love", expressed so sweetly. Thank you! Since Michael passed, and within my own life, I have really come to understand just how important "family" is. In my own family, I only have one (older) sister...who practically "raised me" since she was four and I was two. She was my "Mom"...and even though we are now both in our 60s, she still "acts" like that. But, I don't know what I would do without her.

I lived in LA for twenty-two years, and my only child has moved to Dallas, married a wonderful young man, and I'm expecting my "first" grandchild in February 2010! And, we just learned it will be a BOY!

I love the fact that 'family' has always been important to you...and Michael. I think his children have been blessed to have the father that God put into their lives. How precious it was, when Paris spoke of "her Daddy"...I was crying, with the rest of the world at that!

I will be anxious to see how you 'continue' Michael's good "works", you know God has a "purpose" for all of us. Don't turn for it if you feel "the calling" to continue doing the 'good' your brother started. God Bless.


Vitoria   August 6th, 2009 1:20 am ET

Hello Jermaine
your words of wisdom really capture and descripted your beloved brother soul and spirit , for those who could not understand his personality and his character are people from different level , michael did made some verious mistakes and for that he paid with his life ,
but never the less michael wanted to hurt anyone but himself .
I am sure you Jermaine and your beloved family did all to help .
I applaud your love for your brother and we his fans know for sure exactly what you are talking about and his legacy will live forever as the king of pop of all time no one will ever take away the king's throne
because that throne was created for our Michael . .
I really hope that the world appreciated Michael's talent & generosity and learned from it , personality I love him and his musics , for sure he was a pure and very trusting person and his sensitivity captured good and also attracted bad people around him that took him or granted and betrayed him very bad .
Jermaine it is yours and your family moral obligation to spread to the world Michale's legacy and visions , be proud of him and stand tall for you to be Michael's brother , may God keep his children safe and be surrounded by love and protection .


marilyn   August 6th, 2009 1:22 am ET

Jermain,

I am so glad, that you are going to spread Michael's mission, I do believe that he is a miracle from God/Allah, he was an inspiration to many people. I am going to miss him very much, i grew up dancing and singing to all the Jackson 5 music, then Michael's. On another note, I am so glad that your mom got custody of his children, it would have been a disaster to give them to a women who they did not know very well, and who did not really want them, I don't care what anyone said, I believe that she only agreed to have his children to get her hands on his millions, and it is a shame that he was so giving, that he gave her that much money, most mothers would never agree to give away her children for no amount of money (what does that say for her morals). I wish that people would also, consider the feelings of Mr and Mrs Jackson, this is the 2nd child that they lost and there hearts are broken. Jermain i must tell you that I watched the memorial service, and when you sang SMILE, you brought me to my knees, it was so beautiful and heart renching, I was amazed how you held it together, and found the strength to pull it off, my heart goes out to you and your family.


Lori   August 6th, 2009 1:22 am ET

I had forgotten until now, but because we have YouTube, I re-discovered Michael's Pepsi commercial series. We had moved to a different state; I didn't know anyone, and we were down to one car, so I was home alone with my daughter. She fell in love with Michael on those commercials and insisted we watch every time one was on. I can't believe I had forgotten that. When we spoke today I asked her if she remembered that time, and of course, she said yes. I had to go find her baby book so I could see what I wrote. We lived near the med center and she always wanted to go to the helipad because she thought Michael was there.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 1:22 am ET

lex
I saw that too. It was his moms birthdat. He sang " For the goodtimes". Very sweet.

Hi Lori. Welcome back. Nicole is riding on top of cloud 9 tonight. We're making sure she doesnt float away. MJCSI on lookout tonight!!


Toni   August 6th, 2009 1:26 am ET

lex
When are the MTV awards?


Ruth   August 6th, 2009 1:27 am ET

Thank you for continuing to bring out the wonderful things that Michael did. Hopefully when people look back on his life they will remember him for his talent and his love for the earth and for the children. Looking back on ALL of his interviews from when he was very young (still a child himself), he mentioned his love for and inspiration that he got from children. This never changed. I'm hopeful that new projects can be created to help the environment and the children around the world in his name. I know he wanted to live forever and this would help make that happen. Worldwide their are children who are victims of famine and war, his legacy could be in helping them and creating the "magic" for others. God Bless and may Michael have the peace in the afterlife that he wasn't able to find in this one.


lex   August 6th, 2009 1:27 am ET

u noe wats ironic bout the pepsi commericials my momtold me dat michael nvr drank soda so idk i thought day was weird and thn his hair catches on fire i think it was planned but not cuz he didnt drink soda


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 1:28 am ET

Lori - I also hope they are feeling some peace. I know one thing - it does not happen right away. People grieve in stages. My sister went through hospice at the end of her life, and a grief counselor contacted me and my mother for more than a year after she died.

Grief is a process, and the Jacksons have to be allowed the space to begin the healing process. From experience, I know that there is not a timetable, and you can't place one on it. Some people deal with the loss in different ways.

I know that the best thing for me was, when the memories flood in, just cry. Get it out - all of it. The tears are a purification of sorts...it helps. Get in a space by yourself, where you can cry as much as you need it, for as long as it takes. Not just right now. For months, and even a few years intermittently. Each person's experience is different.

I haven't talked about this to anybody in a long time. Now I'm sharing it with all of you. I guess I'm growing, which is a positive sign.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 1:29 am ET

Someone should hav asked Jermaine if he was going to have a website soon, so we know what he is doing through his mission to carry on Michaels legacy. 🙂


Lori   August 6th, 2009 1:29 am ET

I know. Larry King must really care about the people who blog here. But of all the stuff that has been posted since Michael died, this has been the most soothing one.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 1:31 am ET

Lori - she wanted to go to the helipad? Oh my goodness...now that is TOO cute!! 🙂


Lori   August 6th, 2009 1:31 am ET

Well if Jermaine had a website with a blog, I guess we'd all meet over there as well....


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 1:33 am ET

Hey Toni - you're right - I'm am SO on cloud nine tonight! 🙂


Toni   August 6th, 2009 1:34 am ET

Nicole
As much as I hate to say it, I dont think this family will ever get that peace and privacy to grieve. I just thank God that they are sheltering Michaels kids from it all.

Jacquelyn, I've already started downing the caffiene.


lex   August 6th, 2009 1:37 am ET

u should save the coffee 4 friday dats defintly gonna be goin all night


Toni   August 6th, 2009 1:38 am ET

If Jermaine had a website.....Nicole would live there!! 😉

We'll listen anytime you need to talk Nicole! "We'll Be There"!!


Jacquelyn   August 6th, 2009 1:39 am ET

Lol, Toni. What I want is a drink but cant have one. :(. No worries will on friday night though.:)


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 1:40 am ET

Oh y'all - I almost forgot! I don't know if Jermaine reads his tweets, but I sent him one from my Twitter account Wednesday morning.

I had no idea that Larry was doing these blogs then. Anyway, in my tweet, I told Jermaine that I looked forward to Friday's interview, and that a group of us talk about him a lot on the LKL blog.

I know Don Lemon follows my tweets, so who knows?


Lori   August 6th, 2009 1:42 am ET

She did AND when her little brother was born she was disapointed at first. She thought she was getting Michael. It's a good thing I wrote that it the baby book. I cannot believe I would have ever forgotten that.


Jacquelyn   August 6th, 2009 1:42 am ET

Nicole would never sleep 🙂


Aimee H   August 6th, 2009 1:42 am ET

Hi Jermaine,

Thank you for sharing your brother and for allowing me to know him a little better. Michael was such a fragile soul, and I could always understand where he was coming from. His childlike attitude was so well childlike. Such a great loss!!! I'm constantly praying for the family and for others who despite their celebrity status, are living very unhappy lives. Although I can't pray for Michael per se, I'm in constant prayer asking God to have Mercy on his soul Michael was a great father, the home videos say it all. I'm still crying over his untimely passing, I pray that God grant you all courage, fortitude, faith, and peace. I also pray for Michel's children and all the children who may be facing such difficult time. God bless you all and, His Hands are upon you always.
Stay strong, Jermaine for you and for your family. Most of all, stay strong for the kids, Everything will work itself out in the long run; it always does. The only regret I have is that I did not know him personally, or see him at one of his concerts. Keep the torch lit, all of you!!!


Lori   August 6th, 2009 1:46 am ET

I have not figured out Twitter. Is it sort of like IM? I did not figure that out. But I am proud to say I learned how to send text messages on my phone! I had to, otherwise I don't think I would have ever heard from my son when he was in the military. Kids text – they don't call much.


Malik Al Hinai   August 6th, 2009 1:46 am ET

My condolences to the Jackson family and to all us fans for the loss of Michael Jackson.

As an avid and loving fan, I was honoured to have met the late Michael in my country Oman in 2006 and spent quality time talking with him on several occasions.

He came across as a very learned man, full of knowledge and appreciative of all worldly things. He told me that he loved to read quotes and sayings from all parts of the world hence I got him a book on Arabic sayings (with english translation), which he then told me he would pick and use in his songs.

To portray his love of the world and its people, could you please Mr Jermaine Jackson ensure that when a library is ever commisioned that you would encompass this particular aspect of him, his love of world poetry. Thank you.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 1:48 am ET

Oh, you guys are the bestest!!!

Remember that term, Angelica from that Nickelodeon cartoon about those babies. LOL! 🙂


Lori   August 6th, 2009 1:48 am ET

wow I just checked out the other blog, I can't believe those questions they want Jermaine to answer. I hope he just ignores them all and talks to us on Friday.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 1:48 am ET

I started on twitter and had no freakin idea what I was doing. All of a sudden I'm getting all these emails from people that I had no clue who they were, wanting to follow me. I'm thinking "what the hell". So I have never been back on. I had no idea what I was doing. :/


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 1:52 am ET

Lori - I'm still figuring out Twitter myself. I'm getting the hang of it now, though. It's more of a 'live' blog, where you can connect via the web or configure to your cell phone. You have to be careful what you say, because anybody can follow your tweets, unless you block your thread from the public. Some celebrities choose that option.

Anyway, I don't know if Jermaine read my tweet. Oh well!


JUDY SELLERS   August 6th, 2009 1:53 am ET

Jermaine, 1st thing, don't think Michael is hated by many,he's hated by few and Loved by many.I would e-mail news programs when they would lie about your brother,dad etc. I would correct them about the lie that Joe Jackson said the Jackson3,I watched the show so I know that was a lie. As far as the media calling your dad an abuser,well there's allot of abuser's out there included my parents and myself. I was brought up getting whoppings and everyone on my street got the same.
My parents had 6 kids and we all turn out great. I watched the media rip people apart for ratings. I wonder what kind of abuse did they experience ,to be so mean-spirited as to kick a family down when there grieving. They even talked about Mrs Jackson being old (she may out live them). Allot of these talk show hosts have more trash in there lives and there family's lives till they should be scared the truth will come out about them,and they will be the topic with the new cycle.
Jermaine theirs 2 thing I wish you would say on Larry King.
1. Michael used prescription drugs for pain before the addition/millions of people suffer with additions that started out by pain medications given by there doctor. Its a national epidemic that needs to be discussed.
2.Clear up that Joe whooped all of you not beat you. He did like millions & millions of Americans do. Michael said that at a young man listening to crappy people who wanted nothing but trouble. Michael was more mad a Joe for the way he treated Katheryn. I know that was the case with me and my parents. Thank God I was not being influence by others like Michael was. So Jermaine hold your head up,99 percent of the people love Michael and the Jackson family.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 1:54 am ET

LOL Lori - I was the same way. I only have a handful of followers. I prefer it that way too. I would give y'all my Twitter site URL, but it might fall into the wrong hands on here. I don't want to start getting tweets from the haters.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 1:54 am ET

Lori
We can only hope that Jermaine has a sense of humor to some of the stupid disgusting questions that are asked, and concentrates on the nice ones that show more compassion.


LaKeisha   August 6th, 2009 1:54 am ET

Jermaine,

Thank you so much for writing this blog. I am still grieving to this day about your brother's passing. I've been a fan of his since I was 6 or possibly earlier than that, and am convinced we knew each other in another lifetime. I am currently 30 years of age, and I've been contemplating ways I could carry on his legacy also. I think it's a great thing you're doing. May God bless.


Lori   August 6th, 2009 1:56 am ET

Yes. You have to be very carful with your personal information and you never know who will turn into a hater.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 1:57 am ET

Lori - I saw on the other blog where some dimwit asked him about demerol.

I mean, really...like I said, no home training whatsoever!


Lori   August 6th, 2009 1:57 am ET

We can only hope Jermaine has a sense of humor over the way you girls fight over him. What if he read THAT blog! LOL 🙂


Toni   August 6th, 2009 1:58 am ET

I Know. How can we ever give each other information to stay in touch? Cause we sure cant give it out here. Any suggestions? We cant lose our MJCSI buddies. 😦


Lori   August 6th, 2009 1:59 am ET

It make one realize how well Katherine and Joseph Jackson raised their children. Geez it is really embarrasing over there.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 1:59 am ET

If Jermaine begins tearing up on Friday's show, I will be absolutely inconsolable. That I do know.


Lori   August 6th, 2009 2:02 am ET

I know I was thinking the same thing! I don't know if there is a safe way. We will have to ponder on that topic.

I am pondering. Do you think it would be tacky if I just take a cake to our family reunion this weeked that says "Congratulations on Your Engagement!", rather than trying to have some big party? Everyone will be in town and my family is pretty casual. It's for my daughter. I think my relatives would catch on.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 2:03 am ET

Lori, I'm sure he would be flattered.Who wouldnt be happy to have 5 girls fighting Nicole for him? 🙂

OK. Midnight munchies...gotta go get my icecream. BRB


Lori   August 6th, 2009 2:07 am ET

I know. If he has tears I will be a goner. As it is now you just never know when it will sneak up on you. But it always seems worse when the guys start crying - oh gosh that is hard.


lex   August 6th, 2009 2:07 am ET

wen jermaine did the inside neverland w/ the guy on nbc( i jus 4got his name) i was tear eyed the whole time


Lori   August 6th, 2009 2:09 am ET

Yes but he will find out I was willing to take Lionel rather than fight for him.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 2:09 am ET

Lori - if Jermaine read THAT blog (especially the posts from last weekend), then I will be...ummm...thoroughly embarrassed...ROFL...

(Although I really did mean every word of it.)


Lori   August 6th, 2009 2:11 am ET

I like it when the blog is peaceful and it is just our bunch on here


lex   August 6th, 2009 2:12 am ET

the haters cnt stay up long


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 2:13 am ET

Lori - I don't know...that might be just a tad bit tacky...do you have a Plan B?


Toni   August 6th, 2009 2:13 am ET

Hi, I'm back. Miss me? 🙂


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 2:15 am ET

Toni - ROFL - my God, it is five of them fighting me about him? Oh Lord...I didn't realize the count was that high... 🙂 Let me stop.


so   August 6th, 2009 2:15 am ET

your brother is the best and very special for me and for other. I still cry thinking about him and I still praying for him.
I just don't want him to be forgotten. We love him


Jacquelyn   August 6th, 2009 2:17 am ET

How do you do you do this twitter, I am twittering but what else?


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 2:17 am ET

Lex - you're talking about the interview Jermaine did with Matt Lauer?


lex   August 6th, 2009 2:19 am ET

yup matt lauer i forget his nams as soonas i was typin


Jacquelyn   August 6th, 2009 2:19 am ET

Lol, Nicole


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 2:21 am ET

Jacquelyn, you just tweet whatever's on your mind. A lot of times, no one will respond...LOL...it's kind of silly in that way...

A tweet from Janet showed up on my Twitter page the other day. It was just a simple message, but good to hear from her for the first time since everything happened. She was just thanking everyone for their love and support.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 2:22 am ET

I think what will be the hardest, is knowing that this isnt some gossipy 15 minutes of famer, or "source". I'ts Michaels own flesh and blood, and we know we are going to feel every bit of hurt with him. I'ts almost scary, because we know it's going to happen. So buy the extra kleenex, lock the kids out of the room, and enjoy the hour of TRUTH for a change!!


lex   August 6th, 2009 2:23 am ET

i only hav a twitter so i can see wat stupid stuff shaq says lol


Patrice   August 6th, 2009 2:26 am ET

Jermaine's comments about his brother, Michael, are nothing short of inspirational. Mrs. Jackson did something right with her children to have raised such wonderful men, like Michael and Jermaine, who care so much about our world and man-kind in general. Jermaine was right, when he said previously that Michael was a gift from God that we did not treat as such. God has subsequently taken Michael home. He is finally at peace, something he wished for everyone. I believe in my heart that Michael knows how much he is missed, he is no longer in pain, he is well rested and he is watching over his children and the family that he loved so much. I think that it would bring him great joy to see that his brother is letting the world know what an amazingly selfless individual he really was. There are few people in this world that get to change the world the way Michael did, no matter how long they live. His presence on this earth did "make this world a better place" and what a legacy to leave for his children, his family and his millions of fans to remember him by. Michael's loss leaves such a large void in many lives but it does bring a smile my face to hear his brother speak so eloquently on his behalf. After all, that is what family is all about. God bless you Jermaine in your new endeavers and best wishes to the children and the whole family.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 2:26 am ET

Man this ice cream is yummy. 🙂 Can you all believe its almost only been us for the past hour? And when someone does come on, its been very sweet comments.


Lori   August 6th, 2009 2:27 am ET

Plan B is the big, "official" party my X and his spouse are throwing, on of all days, Aug 29. We all get along ok, so it won't be too awful, but I am pretty casual and they are kind of society.

I ran it by my DD, and she thought it would be un-traditional and fun, they have been dating for a couple of years and the wedding is not until 2011, so I figured I'd do something fancy shmancy when it gets closer. It's just letting all the family know what's in store. I guess I could make an announcment after the prayer, but I am afraid I'd get trampled in the rush for the food.

In the meantime I need to find myself some drop dead gorgeous guy who can dance to escort me to the wedding.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 2:29 am ET

So....how did Janet show up on your twitter? And what do you do about all these people wanting to follow you?


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 2:29 am ET

Lex - LOL - I think Shaq and his wife, Shaunie are both on Twitter. Shaunie had a car accident a while back, and I heard she was tweeting about the accident. Go figure. If I was in a freakin' accident, the last thing I'd be doing is tweeting my followers. I'd be too busy thanking I'm still alive and in one piece.


Lori   August 6th, 2009 2:30 am ET

I hope people will be nice on Friday.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 2:33 am ET

It's kind of strange not having someone to argue with tonite. Strange, but nice.


lex   August 6th, 2009 2:33 am ET

like durinv halftime players tweet its like wheres ur coach and y whould u tweet rite after a car accident ppl these days


lex   August 6th, 2009 2:34 am ET

toni dng jinx it cuz dat stupid carrie grl mght show up lol


Reneeta   August 6th, 2009 2:35 am ET

Michael will be missed by everyone around the world regardless of race religion or creed. He was God's gift to us, a true hero walking among our midst. We will truly miss you Michael, untill we meet again in heaven to sing and dance in the presence of the Creator.


Lori   August 6th, 2009 2:36 am ET

I think she was on the other blog


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 2:37 am ET

LOL Lori –then that might be okay. If they're hoity-toity society types, you may have a slight problem. You don't want anything talking mess about you...if you bring a hunk to the party, they'll probably do that anyway. Give 'em something to really flap their gums about!


Toni   August 6th, 2009 2:38 am ET

Jacquelyn are you still awake? What timeline is everyone? Hey Nicole, I lived in Havelock and Raleigh for 21/2 years with my ex-husband. Loved it. I liked Havelock alot better.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 2:39 am ET

Toni, I subscribed to receive her tweets. She hadn't made any, so I was shocked when she sent one out.

As for the few people that follow me, I just let them. Except for Don Lemon, I don't know who the other ones are anyway....LOL!


mark fox   August 6th, 2009 2:41 am ET

Jermaine;

With ALL due respect, I'd like to mention that I agree with your sister Latoya, that Michael was murdered, and that this Diprivan/manslaughter stuff is all just a very elaborate coverup.

I'm trying to help awaken Michael's fans to the truth, and have written a song called "St. Michael" – about the murder of Michael Jackson. You can hear/download it at:

myspace.com/michaelwasmurdered

...or mail me at:

mark5fox@yahoo.com

Yours in grief,

Mark Fox


lex   August 6th, 2009 2:41 am ET

im in jersey and its 240 yawn


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 2:42 am ET

I think Jacquelyn left a long time ago. She'll probably be checking in and posting from work in the morning.


Lori   August 6th, 2009 2:42 am ET

I will just have to suffer through the party at the X's on my own. But I will find a guy for the wedding. And I will learn to dance. Good thing I have some time! I wonder if Lionel will be available?


Toni   August 6th, 2009 2:43 am ET

Oh my God Lori, What question did she ask? I bet anything it was about Michaels kids. She is obsessed with that. Lori and Lex, she actually called Michael a racist because he only wanted wht kids and wanted to be wht too. Linda and I told her what we thought.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 2:43 am ET

Toni - Raleigh is a really nice area. I live about three hours east of there.


Lori   August 6th, 2009 2:45 am ET

I can't beleive how late you girls on the opposite side of the country stay up. how do you get up in the morning?


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 2:46 am ET

Lex, we're in the same Eastern time zone...and I am wide awake. I get like this sometimes.


Lori   August 6th, 2009 2:47 am ET

I heard. I saw. You defended.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 2:47 am ET

Lori, I manage somehow. I don't require a lot of sleep. I can function with a couple of hours, give or take. Unfortunately, I have it down to a science.


Lori   August 6th, 2009 2:51 am ET

I am OK if I get 6 hours but 8 is better


Toni   August 6th, 2009 2:52 am ET

I didnt see Carrie on there, but susan and Pat are asking terrible questions. They're like 5 yr olds over there. God help them if something like this ever happens in their family. There are some really sick people in this world.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 2:53 am ET

Toni and Lori - I read that! Who is that person? Her comments are really nasty.

I know Jacquelyn got into it with someone Wednesday afternoon on one of the other blogs. I was online briefly, and it was heated. Someone was saying some really ugly things about Michael. Just uncalled for.


Lori   August 6th, 2009 2:53 am ET

What do you guys make of Bratton announcing his retirement? Says he's going to work for a global security company in Virginia. Do you suppose that is Blackwater?


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 2:56 am ET

I know that Tuesday night, I just shut my laptop down without saying goodnight to anyone. I was so disgusted at the ignorant things people were posting about Michael. That junk gets really old.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 2:56 am ET

Who's retiring??


Toni   August 6th, 2009 2:57 am ET

Nicole, so how do you subsrcibe to get on someones twitter ?


Anne   August 6th, 2009 2:59 am ET

I am from Barbados, where mj is well love, the radio stations even paid tribute to him. My family and i miss him very much and will continue to miss mj every day that pass.Our hearts go out to tne children and the Jackson family, may god bless all of you and keep you safe. Gone but not forgotten mj will always live on in our hearts and through his music. love you all.


Lori   August 6th, 2009 3:00 am ET

The LA PD Chief the one we've been waiting to return from vacation. Today he announced he was leaving effectice 10/31. Apparently it came out of the blue and no one was expecting it.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 3:02 am ET

Just go to twitter.com and create an account, if you don't already have one. You can do a name search to see if someone has an account. If they're the person you're looking for, you can subscribe to follow their tweets. They have a tutorial on there if you don't understand how to use it. It's fun once you get the hang of it, though. I just don't put all my personal business in the street, if you know what I mean.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 3:02 am ET

But you know Nicole, I just keep thinking...To every 10 people that dont like Michael, there are 100 that love him. If you look at it that way, we win. 🙂


Nancy Endari   August 6th, 2009 3:04 am ET

Thank you,Jermaine for sharing this with us. Michael is an altruistic person,and a remarkable artist. I believe our life has a purpose and Michael clearly has done many wonderful works to serve his life purpose.I truly admire Michael so much for his well human being. Abandoned by his fame and popularity did not make him deflect on other people.He was lauded and ignominious by medias.How ridicule his life was being portrayed by medias. Every steps in his life were scrutinized, and none were true. How much more could a man take to endure this agony and pain?Despite all of those, I will always remember Michael for his extraordinary talent and humanitarian. Michael is finally set free from this world and be at eternal place in Heaven with God
Thank you so much Michael for all the joy, love,art, and everything you could possibly bring to us. For you will always be in my heart


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 3:05 am ET

Oh really? It's amazing to me how people get promoted off of someone else's tragedy. A lot of lawyers have those TV jobs because of the OJ era. (Ex: Jim Moret, Marcia Clark, Greta van Susteren, Nancy Dis-Grace, Star Jones, Jeffrey Toobin, and the list goes on!)


jack   August 6th, 2009 3:08 am ET

And for that matter, what are the Republicans doing now, except trying to kill health care for the poor, who need it the most. They are bought and paid for by big insurance, and the Blue Dog democrats also. Don't buy the GOP lies, , we can't all afford a private MD like Michael did.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 3:09 am ET

Oh, one more lawyer I left out: Gloria Allred. The one who harasses Nadya Suleman about her 14 kids. That is one evil heffa. She did the same thing to Michael. That chick is wicked.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 3:10 am ET

(blank stare)


Toni   August 6th, 2009 3:10 am ET

I think I'm going to call it a night and read a little bit. I'm sure we'll have some losers tomorrow to contend with. Now we dont have just Michael to defend and protect, we now have Jermaine to defend and protect too. Man this job is getting tougher. And dont forget Mrs. J.
Geez, we better rest up. Tomorrow may be a long one.
Nite Nite friends, see you tomorrow. Sweet dreams. 🙂

God bless Jermaine
Love you Michael


Lori   August 6th, 2009 3:10 am ET

I don't like lawyers that become tv personalities. it seems like it should be an ethics violation or something. and where do they all go to learn the "voice". it makes me nuts.


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 3:13 am ET

Ok, Toni. I'll talk to you tomorrow evening!


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 3:14 am ET

Lori, are you leaving too?


Lori   August 6th, 2009 3:14 am ET

Nicole I am going to save my strength for Friday. Of course, I will be checking in as usual quite often!


Lori   August 6th, 2009 3:15 am ET

Yes. Sorry. Unless you really want me to stay – I might be good for another 15 minutes


Nicole S. -- North Carolina   August 6th, 2009 3:16 am ET

I know. I'm ready to turn in too! Talk to you soon!! 🙂


jack   August 6th, 2009 3:19 am ET

The big story today is how a great President, rescued two citizens. Kudos to President Clinton!


Cecelia   August 6th, 2009 3:30 am ET

Right on Jermaine. I believe all this about your brother too. In all the interviews of him that I have seen, I could not imagine anyone thinking that Michael could ever hurt anyone. We are really very sorry that all of this has happened. Michael was a wonderful, caring, and loving person. My granddaughter said it all when the media was telling us about the pepsi accident. She being 10 turned to me and said, Mamal nobody has to worry about Michael anymore. He has met the person that loved him the most, Jesus. He is home where there is no more pain or suffering. We love him to Jermaine. The hard part for us is the missing him. I can't even imagine what you all are going through but I am praying for all of you. Michael was definitely a gift to all of us, and we thank Him for that gift.


MaryAnn - San Diego   August 6th, 2009 3:37 am ET

I have been a fan since the beginning of the J5. Michael's fans already know of his goodness in this world when he was with us. His humanitarian services were like no other. Now he is with Father God and Michael has a huge smile on his face. He is now at PEACE.


Sanja   August 6th, 2009 3:39 am ET

Beautiful words, Jermaine. The only thing is that I think it would be good to name specific charities that Michael donated to. I think he was a unique man with essentially a good soul that, at times, was troubled because after all he was only human. I have been praying for him and the kids because of my belief that he was such a kind person, and am truly sad that he died so tragically.
God bless you all.


Rosalie (from Northern CA)   August 6th, 2009 3:44 am ET

When Michael passed the world felt darker; it was as if a bright and beautiful light had been extinguished. But maybe it hasn't completely gone out after all. Thank you, Jermaine. Thank you so much for keeping this all important (and too often overlooked) part of your brother's legacy alive. I hope that more people will begin to remember Michael as the generous humanitarian he was.

Peace, blessings, and love to you and your family.


Anne,BC Canada   August 6th, 2009 3:50 am ET

Please add this to my previous comment: I love Michael Jackson though I never met him but I saw his heart and his soul just as this world did , we were blessed and now we must remember what he taught us . Jermaine please remember to ignore the bad remarks about your brother God knows the truth and why he put him among us. Be strong! You are making Michael so proud. Keep it up. Love to your family and Michael's children *mwha*


pam   August 6th, 2009 3:58 am ET

to rj and william this blog is about michael. if you want to hear about other things going on in the world go blog somewhere else. leave us alone that want to remember a beautiful person like michael. and all the many things he did for children and the world. he was a wonderful person and we want to hear, whatever we can find out about him. to jermaine the article was beautiful. and michael would be very happy to know that you want to continue what he started. thank you jermaine and my prayers and thoughts are with you and your whole family.


D   August 6th, 2009 3:59 am ET

Jermaine, reading this made me love you and your brother even more than i already do, and trust me i love u both very much.
Your brother was a gift.
i cry over him everyday and i get so frustrated thinking about how many people didn't see and some STILL don't see the TRUE side to him.
I wish you all the best and support you to the fullest
i celebrate Michael everyday and also mourn his death everyday
Love you all
and best wishes for you and your family


Angelica   August 6th, 2009 4:04 am ET

Hi Jermaine,
Thank You for sharing your brother's purpose in the middle of your sorrow. Michael will always live through his Music and good deeds he will continue to support! Keep his light burning bright!


MIMI   August 6th, 2009 4:10 am ET

YES JERMAINE... PREACH ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... MICHEAL ALREADY HAS ETERNAL LIFE IN HAVEN .

SO ALL U HATERS BETTER LOOK IN THE MIRROW N CHANGE UR EVIL WAYS INCLUDING ALL THE MEDIA, MICHEALS ACCUSERS IN THE MOLESTATION CASES, EVIL MEDIA CORRESPONDENTS LIKE NANCY GRACE, JANE MITCHEL, DIANE SOWYER, EVIL D.A TOM SNEDDON AND THE REST OF THE AXIS OF EVIL LOT

... U GUYZ BETTER CHANGE UR WAYS OR SOMEDAY U STAND BEFORE GOD AND BE CONDEMNED 4 ALL THE EVIL U DID TO MIKE AND BURN IN HELL!!!!!!!!!! HOPE U ALLL READ THIS THO.


Ghita   August 6th, 2009 4:11 am ET

So beautiful said by Jermaine, he can be so very proud at his brother and its a good thing he will take over the message of Michael.. BUT please don't forget to spread another great message what Michael sadly never was able to do...LOVE YOURSELF FIRST its good to give to others like Jermaine says it's what i also believe God wants us to do, but you have to love yourself first to give it to others, all the generousity and love and patients and humanitaries he also must have given himself FIRST, God wants us to be lovable to ourself too, i think God is very sad about the fact he forgot to be kind and gentle to himself what eventually caused his death, cuz people who love themselve enough never allow propophol into their vains just to sleep and i guess there are many other examples what makes it clear our dearest sweet Michael didnt love himself at all and to me that is so heartbreaking. Yes we all must make this world a better place but please let us all first learn how to love ourselves enough too so we can give the best of us to eichother in a healthy way
My condolences to the family and the children may God Bless You All and May Michael Rest in Peace


MIMI   August 6th, 2009 4:19 am ET

ONCE GAIN, THANK YOU JERMAINE... AND A BIGGER THANK YOU TO THE WHOLE JACKSON FAMILY FOR THE GIFT OF MICHEAL JACKSON..

JERMEINE I WANT U TO KNOW THAT WE ALL ARE BEHIND U IN WATEVER U WISH TO DO TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT MICHEALS LEGACY.. WE ARE ALSO BEHIND MICHEALS CHILDREN AND LOVE N SUPPORT THEM ( AS 4 ME, I HAVE TRANSFERED THE LOVE I HAVE FOR THEIR FATHER TO HIS KIDS, ESPECIALLY BLANKET).

MAY GOD BLESS U ALL IN HIS LOVE AND PROTECTION AND SURROUND U WITH HIS LOVE TO HELP YOU ALL HEAL IN JESUS NAMNE, AMEN!


Maria , Europe   August 6th, 2009 4:27 am ET

Good bless you Gemaine! Michael WAS A VERY SPECIAL HUMAN BEING , a profet of love . The world must understand better his message , not only the english speacher. In my country a lot of people love him , but if they will understand better his messagfe , his lyrics , i am sure they will be touched by Michael's Great Legacy.


Robert F   August 6th, 2009 4:39 am ET

Nothing personal, but it sounds like lots of American people in the U.S.A. still seem to be very racial against Black people in which is sad, and lots of American people seem to have a suing addiction to too many people for a quick buck in the U.S.A., or to whom they are jealous to the successful, but why didn't Michael Jackson a very successful businessman, but a harassed and tortured soul, try to seek residence in Canada where the racial issues of being Black, or people suing other people as a hobby is really not considered to be an issue here in Canada?

“Michael Jackson could have probably lived, and or received a very prestige life style and or living status in peace here in Canada; your friendly neighbour. Canada would have loved to have Michael Jackson as a Canadian, or a Duel Citizen!”

“Michael Jackson had a great honest heart, and soul! R.I.P. !

“Believe it or not, it is not complicated, but your President Obama is not a stupid man! But in fact he is a very intelligent individual. Please try to listen to your President, and he would help these complicated situations with reformed Health Care. Remember, only all legal American Citizens that live in the U.S.A. can benefit from this situation, and therefore would receive good quality medical Health Care with the presentation of an American Health Card, I.D, and not a credit card for payment of moneys owed for your health, and or your well being. All Canadians that live in Canada have the greatest Health Care system in the world because all Canadians are treated the same regardless that you are rich or poor, or Black or White. Canada’s Health Care System covers all most all medical situations, with little limited situations covering to name a few like: all sicknesses, illnesses, yearly physicals, emergencies, free medications for seniors, capped M.D. wages, capped medical staff, no credit cards, prioritized and reasonable waiting times! The better your jobs Health Care Benefits the more competitive jobs get including lots of bonus or extra benefits, or little extra perks like ward rooms, semi-private rooms, or private rooms. Some plans give extra for braces, and extra stuff like lawyers fees for divorces, wills, plastic surgery, and glasses. Health Care covers most basic medical stuff like: appointments, treatments, travelling accommodations, hotels, to name a few. Remember, if you are not a legal Citizen, then you cannot get a Heath Card, and therefore you cannot get any free medical help without paying, so then you have to pull out your credit cards, and pay like the Americans in the U.S.A. No Canadian Citizen ever paid $1,500/check-up, $150,000/month, or had to mortgage there house ever for any medical illness. We have the option to pay out of Country only if we seek medical treatment without our Doctors signed travel grant approval, or without travel co-ordination anywhere in the world. We also would get re-imbursement or covered if there was an emergency situation anywhere in the world that we were that we paid out money, with proper pay out receipts!"

Robert F
Canada


Viktoria Baiandourian   August 6th, 2009 4:39 am ET

BRAVO Jermaine! But I wish I could say you told me something new today. The media may not have put nearly enough emphasis on his charity work, ok, almost none. But who cares? The most important thing was that the billions–yes, BILLIONS of fans he had around the world knew it, and felt it. And what I loved is that, no matter when Michael spoke, no matter what topic may have been the focus, he ALWAYS told of his efforts to give, and encouraged others to do so. And you know that no matter if you were a fan or not, if Michael was giving an interview and it was known, people were glued to the TV. So everyone knows he gave.
If I could ask you one favor though: You spoke of the many cases in which Michael reached out to help, and you said there are many instances you are only now learning about, yourself. My request is, if there is a record of it–on video especially, please release it!! Show him at work, make those charities known. Show the faces of the millions he helped! Let them tell their story. I'd love an update on Farcus for example–the little boy who is alive today because Michael worked to find him a liver–I believe he is from Romania? Better yet, Tally up the total he gave to charity and to individuals and proudly scream the number! I'm sure that number would be close to impossible to beat! God knows how many more people will continue to be helped by his continued generosity–we know that certain charities are in his WILL, and if that doesn't convince people of who Michael was deep inside, then nothing will! Those who were heartless, and spoke only dirt, will unfortunately remain heartless, and there's nothing anyone can do to stop that. Just know that even if people don't or didn't want to admit to Michael's immense generosity, they still know it!

Love you, and thank you! I miss Michael sooooooooo much! It really hurts, it cut so deep.

Love always,

Vicki
San Diego, CA


Norah   August 6th, 2009 4:42 am ET

People must know about MJ"s touch all over the world.I agree and respect your statement but please,assure good media coverage of your future work and people will follow you.When you"re ready let us know how to contact you...
Romania also has to thank for MJ"charity work...


astrid   August 6th, 2009 4:49 am ET

Dear Jermain
make a better place for all the childeren off the world !
Make a song from Michael a old song Whe are the World with your brothers and sisters and all the singers Lionel Ritchie and others ! Do that For Michael !

greetings from a fan from belgium


Kimberly Mercier   August 6th, 2009 4:56 am ET

Jermaine: My children and I want to say Thank You! so much for understanding that for those of us who love Michael, we needed to hear from the family, how you and the family are doing and getting through this difficult time,if the children are getting through each day without their Daddy. To each loved one, he was something different, so lovely in his own way, a father, a son, a brother, an uncle, a beloved friend, and a magnificently talented, compassionate, giving and lovely human being. We will miss his wonderful presence for the remainder of our journey here. He will forever be a treasure to this world and to the Other Side as well. So thank you again, Jermaine, for stepping up to be the spokesperson for the family, for Michael, for having the respect, love, understanding and compassion to speak to the world and all who love Michael, as we share in your grief and wish to carry on his light in this world. We need it! Please keep surrounding Michael's children with love, comfort and guidance as they grow. Let them know their Daddy is looking on at them, every minute, loving, guiding, helping. Michael is covering you with his love and his spirit as well, giving you the words, his intentions, his guidance -remember that. Love and blessings to you and The entire Jackson Family


Geraldine Hughes   August 6th, 2009 5:04 am ET

Hi Jermaine: I too am focusing on a mission to clear Michael Jackson's name by promoting Redemption: The Truth Behind the Michael Jackson Child Molestation Allegation (the book that proves Michael Jackson was framed in 1993) all over the world. I will not stop until Michael Jackson's name is clear. (Available on Amazon.com).

God bless you for what you are doing Jermaine and thank you.


O'Shenia   August 6th, 2009 5:10 am ET

WHO WILL SPEAK FOR MICHAEL? WILL U B THERE

Would be nice to hear them say they are returning Neverland to it's original state in Honour of Michael. Even if he is not put to rest on the property. Any others agree.. Maybe McClain and Branca can save Micheals share? Time will tell I know his albums are still hitting number one... Income is coming in...


Kimberly Mercier   August 6th, 2009 5:18 am ET

Jermaine, I hope that part of your journey from this point forward in honoring Michael's life, will also be for YOU to SING! You have the loveliest voice and Michael wants you to SING. If you can do what you believe your brother wants you to do to bring his message, his compassion and his help to the world, please use your own gift of music to do at least part of that.

SING!

Blessings and comfort to you and your family.


Adam   August 6th, 2009 5:28 am ET

Yea Michael did charity work? Getting little kids to trust him then gathering them up in his bed to play "hide the pole" or who's "twinky is bigger than mine". And lets not forget "bend over here comes Michael"


Nora   August 6th, 2009 5:30 am ET

Hello Jermaine.
You're so right! and I think Michael was the most awesome human ever! I'm just 14 I can't say I've experienced alot of problems or stuff like that, but when I do I always think like Michael, in every situation. What can I do? Not what can she, do or what can he do, but what can I do? It's truly important to think like that. About everything! It's sad that we lost Mike when we need him the most, and it's sad that he gets so much attention now that he's dead. He could have used som more love when he was alive! I hope you & and the rest of the Jackson family feel better!

Just remember that we're all here for you, you're not alone! 🙂
Rest in peace Mike.


Debbie krewinkel   August 6th, 2009 5:32 am ET

Ever since i became a Michael Jackson fan I had to defend myself and michael. I couldn't find the words to explain, why I loved him so mutch an why his music meant so mutch to me and why it could make me feel better from one moment to another.
On the day that he died I never believed he was really gone.

Dear Jermaine,
thank you for putting this Message out, it makes me feel a lot better. If we all would do the same thing, this world is accually going to be a better place.

Thanks, debbie (netherlands)


marilue20   August 6th, 2009 5:38 am ET

Hi Jermaine, thank you for your lovely message. Michael was a truely peacful man with only love in his heart. He exuded love, how people could miss it, I do not know. You too are a peacful man and we all know it. God bless you and give you strength to continue your mission and take care of your family. Your dear mother needs to know that all our love it towards her and the family. Those beautiful childeren must be shielded from all this horribel media and only exposed to information of how wonderful their father was and how he was loved so strongly by all who knew anything about him. I dread to think of how upset they will feel when the day comes that they surf the net or read a book that will depict their father in the ways that he wasn't. Please protect them as much as possibel and when the time comes that they become old enough to no longer be supervised, please prepare them so that they will not be devestated by such ugly rumours.

I pray for Michael's beautiful sole everyday. I pray for your lovely mother. I pray for his inocent childeren. I pray for you and your siblings. And I pray everyday that those selfish and heartless people who caused all of Michael's troubles, get his message and see the light, and go public with the truth about how they were blinded by greed. I will forgive them. Michael deserves to be acknowledged for the good man he was.


Gay   August 6th, 2009 5:43 am ET

Good on you Jermaine you keep Michaels wonderful memories alive.
He is so sadly missed by everyone all over the world, and listening to his songs is a real joy. I have listened to his songs and they all have a meaning to them. Heal The World, The Earth song. In these songs he cared alot about people all over the world, which just goes to show he was a loving person. My prayers are with you and the rest of the family, and also with Michaels children. I am very happy that they are with their grandmother and Michael will be very happy to, because this is the way he wanted it. I know this is hard to do but be strong and carry on with your mission, God bless you all.


zib   August 6th, 2009 5:45 am ET

larry i was disappointed with the silly questions you kept asking michaels father joe.
pls dont ask jermain such silly questions.

TO JERMAINE
michael jackson has been my life.i have loved him since i was born(1986) and the first song i learned to sing was BAD.i have always believed in home abd hoped to meet him,when i was a kid i always wrote letters to him which my father pretended to post.i would threaten to go and live with michael if i was upset.michael has inspired me so much,i never knew the planet was in trouble till i watched "earth song".i learned to give to people because i heard "we are the world". i got scared when i watched "thriller".i fell in love while dancing to "you are not alone".i love michael.i have pushed myself to succeed because i hoped to be rivh and famous and thus meet michael.i wont meet him here on earth,but i will def meet him again in heaven.
please jermaine make sure michaels kids are happy,with a degree of privacy.michael would want that,
God bless you.x


Jurgita   August 6th, 2009 5:49 am ET

Michael brought a light of goodness to this world. He did his job and left us, but this light will shine forever.


Cocovelvet   August 6th, 2009 5:53 am ET

THANK YOU SO MUCH LARRY FOR GIVING US ALL THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE WITH JERMAINE AND THE REST OF THE JACKSON FAMILY THE VERY BEST OF THEIR BELOVED MICHAEL JACKSON. I'm just lost for words to describe how thrilled I am about this opportunity to hear it from the "horses mouth" Jermaine about the humanitarian support and involvement that MJ had in the whole world, which was rarely reported and some of us were to some extend undereducated with it.

JERMAINE, YOU HAVE OUR SUPPORT IN THIS MISSION TO CONTINUE WITH MJ'S HUMANITARIAN WORK. GOD BLESS YOU AND I HOPE WE ALL SEE THIS POSITIVELY WITHOUT THOSE NEGATIVE ATTITUDES SOME USUALLY HAVE ABOUT MJ.

WE LOVE YOU MJ AND RIP!!!:


yolande mengue   August 6th, 2009 5:55 am ET

I love Jermaine's words because the first time I saw Michael/The Jackson 5 on television I thought this boy is an angel sent to us by God. At the same time I fell in love with that handsome and magic black boy who looks like my elder brother. And nobody has been able to convince me that Michael could hurt someone be he a little boy. I personally suffered because of the false accusations and tried to explain to some people that people wanted to take some money from Michael and this made me really sad. Then, I promise to myself that I would be the woman who would protect Michael and be the person he could talk to. Then when he visited my hometown (Oyem)in Gabon I was convinced God took him there to meet me, unfortunately I was in South Africa. I believed so much in his goodness that I feel lost and heartbroken.
I will always love you MJJ and I am ready to help spread your message.


Ruziah   August 6th, 2009 6:01 am ET

Salam Jermaine, Thank you for highlighting the true person that Michael really was – compassionate, kind, gentle and caring person. He has such a huge heart that can wrap itself around the entire globe! he is truly a citizen of the world, a true humanitarian. Back here in Malaysia, i grew up listening to Michael, watching the tv shows, the cartoons, feeling proud of all his achievements and angry with all the accusations brought against him which are obviously financially motivated. I have loved Michael all this time and still do. I miss him terribly but i have to take comfort that he is now in a much better place, free from any pain or hurt. Please continue to fulfill Michael's visions and missions. Honor his legacy. We his fans will continue to stand by him and support him, and you in continuing his missions. Please also make sure that all those who have caused Michael's untimely death be brought to justice and pay their dues. May Allah bless you and your family and especially Michael's children – Prince, Paris and Blanket. I am happy that in his final years, he has his children whom i know brought him so much joy and happiness. I will continue to pray for his soul and mourn his loss. ...Michael continues to live in our hearts forever and always...He is never alone...


Samantha - South Africa   August 6th, 2009 6:18 am ET

Thanks Jermaine for paying testament to your brother who was not only a BRILLIANT entertainer but also a REMARKABLE human being who cared enough to change the world.I'm glad that you have made it your mission to show the world who Michael truly was i.e a loving,caring and compassionate individual who dedicated his life to helping those that were in need and less fortunate.

Michael is LOVE and the Bible says what is the meaning of love and it is what Michael did on earth:

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."

"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. "

Michael deserves to be recognized for his countless humanitarian efforts and for all that he contributed to fellow mankind.You have my full support in your endeavors to spread his word to the world!

God Bless You and the rest of the Jackson Family.

Love you Michael!


Ed Oj   August 6th, 2009 6:35 am ET

Virtually all of Michael Jackson's fans, including my humble self, will be happy to see Jermaine take to the four corners of the world Michael's message of love and humanity and all that he actually stood and lived for as a person. In addition, this article of Jermaine will provoke a disdain for the media from Michael's fans for overwhelmingly downplaying all the good and wonderful things MJ did for the world.In the same vein it will also covertly highlight the injustice and sadness Joe Jackson might have felt( even though Joe will never publicly say this) for not getting much credit publicly from MJ for the enormous role the latter played in his career. Giving the world the impression that Joe Jackson was an abuser of his kids for all that he did to make his kids succeed was not a very good idea, if you ask me.
Nevertheless, it is my deep belief that MJ will finally find peace with his death. Thanks Jermaine for the good job.


Brigitte   August 6th, 2009 6:45 am ET

Hello Jermaine

I'm truely sorry for the lost of a big star !
Your brother Michael was a beautiful person and lovely daddy for his childeren !
I want the thanks your Family for the beautiful memorial that a saw on tv ! I hope that the true come out what happening with Michael that days .
I now what it is when you lost sombody special !
Giff my love and support to all your family
God bless you and the rest of the Jackson Family

From a fan from Belgium


Paola S.   August 6th, 2009 6:47 am ET

Thank you for posting this. I hope that people who read this will realize who Michael Jackson really is and understand him more. Thank you, Jermaine, for sharing us your brother. I am so blessed because I grew up listening and watching your music...to Michael's music. I have always wondered why the media rarely shows the good side of Michael when he has done so many great things not just for our country, but to the whole world. I never understood why they do that and it hurts my heart every time I hear something negative about Michael. To me, he is the kindest, sweetest, gentlest, and most loving soul I have ever known. I may not have known him personally, but I know in heart of hearts that Michael is a good person. Now I feel like a part of me is gone...but I am also at peace because Michael is in a better place and no one can ever hurt him again.
Thank you Jermaine. You have enlightened me and lifted up my spirit. I will do my best to make this world a better place.

I love you, MJ – Paola S.


Miriam   August 6th, 2009 6:50 am ET

I admire you Jermaine.
You must be mounrning right now , but even so you are also helping us – Michael's fans – to cope with our hurt and sadness.

You are a verry warm , tender and loving brother to Michael.
It gives me a good feeling to know that he has you as a brother.

I speak in present , and do so for a personal reason.

I will help by putting this blog in mine, to spread the word,

It must have been hard for you to write this.

Thank youu Jermaine.


Allure   August 6th, 2009 6:53 am ET

Dear Jermaine
Thanks a lot for this message. It makes me glad that you will carry on with Michael's humanitarian work, just great. Please keep us informed.


fina   August 6th, 2009 7:04 am ET

I wish you well Jermaine. Let his legacy live on. Legacy of benevolence. I pray hard each day for Michael, his kids, your mom and your entire family. Now, I will keep you in my prayers in your mission to continue your bother's unfinished business for the needy in the world. KEEP IT UP that the world will never forget Michael. GOD BLESS YOU.


donna conrad   August 6th, 2009 7:08 am ET

Thank you Jermaine, for spreading Michaels love. He was the best! He did spread love and peace for the world. I still can't believe he gone. I will pray for you and your family, and please keep Michaels message alive and spread the love, help and hope that he did.

I love you and your family. Michael rest in peace.


patty   August 6th, 2009 7:16 am ET

I loved your brother's music but am guilty of not listenting for many years. I was stunned by his death and somehow I feel I lost of part of my life and history. I am so sad, I can't imagine how you feel.

I WAS IN THE GROCERY STORE PICKING UP A MAGAZINE ALL ABOUT MICHAEL’S DEATH AND I HEARD A YOUNG BOY BEHIND ME ASK HIS MOTHER “WHY IS EVERYONE SO UPSET ABOUT HIS DEATH?”, WHO WAS HE? AND IN THAT INSTANT I REALIZED THERE IS A WHOLE NEW YOUNG GENERATION WHO PROBABLY DON’T KNOW WHO HE WAS. HE HASN’T REALEASED NEW MUSIC IN QUITE A WHILE. AND I PONDERED THE YOUNG BOY’S QUESTION “WHO IS HE AND WHY ARE WE UPSET.

I hope the younger generation come to know who he was and I hope you and your family help keep his legend alive.

The song "the way you make me feel" keeps going thru my mind. He made me feel I could dance, I could sing and he made me want to heal the world.

I hope we find out soon what happened to Michael. The fans need closure and someone or ones to be held accountable.


surgn   August 6th, 2009 7:27 am ET

Thank you, Jermaine for sharing this insight into your brother's "other" side, unfortunately, the side which the media chose to ignore during his lifetime because presenting this will paint a more "normal and human" side of him which they did not want the public to see. It was not "sensational" news.
After your brother's death, I started scouring the internet and going through his body of work and realized that if people just really listened to his words and his music, they would understand him because he bared himself, his feelings and thoughts in almost all of his songs. In the beginning when the music began, all innocence and the promise of what the future held, to the more carefree teen years, and finally, when all of the ugly accusations and name-calling started, the frustration, the plea for a fair shake and the return of his privacy. However, there was one theme that was was constant through it all, his love for his fellowmen, especially for the plight of children and this place we call home, the earth.
I have felt a tremendous sense of loss since Michael's death. The world was given a wonderful gift in Michael because he shared his gifts and talents with us ( who else can claim to be singer, songwriter, arranger, musician,dancer choreographer poet, philanthropist, not to mention that he drew wonderfully....(loved his sketches and drawings!! )). Sadly, as the world is wont to do, it failed to truly appreciate the gift it was offered until it was too late.
It is time to celebrate MIchael's life and legacy. We owe Michael this.
Thank you again, Jermaine for sharing your talents and your brother with us . He was one of the most beautiful (in every sense of the word..) people who walked the earth.


Niroshini   August 6th, 2009 7:34 am ET

Jermaine, your brother was the most talented artist to ever live, who had a beautiful heart. His music is a part of life my life and it will always be. Thank you so much for making this world aware of all the good that your brother did, keeping on going, you have my support and best wishes!


Denise, Leicester, UK   August 6th, 2009 8:01 am ET

Now I am crying again. What a beautiful tribute Jermaine. Thank you xx


Nicola   August 6th, 2009 8:10 am ET

Dear Jermaine,

I am living in the Netherlands en I want to send you and your family my love.


betek   August 6th, 2009 8:14 am ET

thank you Jermain for sharing with us the true nature of michael.though he went through depression following media demonisation of him i feel he leaves behind his good legacy on the sands of time.his days lived and his humanitarian services is a source of inspiration to me which i have made my pledge to impact humanity by following his footprints.i pray that his passing away should give you the strenght to continue with what he left and God to guide his children


LÍVIA SANTANA - BRASIL   August 6th, 2009 8:17 am ET

OBRIGADA SENHOR PELA OPORTUNIDADE DE LER ESTA LINDA ENTREVISTA.

PARABÉNS LARRY!! INFELIZMENTE NÃO SEI FALAR NEM ESCREVER INGLÊS, MAS SEMPRE COLOCO NO TRADUTOR GOOGLE PARA ME INFORMAR DE TUDO SOBRE MICHAEL. MEU ÍDOLO QUERIDO QUE PARTIU TÃO CEDO E NOS DEIXOU AQUI COM O CORAÇÃO CHORANDO SUA FALTA. ASSITO SEU PROGRAMA SEMPRE, MESMO SEM ENTENDER NADA, KKK...

SEMPRE AMEI MICHAEL E MEU SONHO SERIA CONHECÊ-LO PESSOALMENTE, MAS A VIDA NEM SEMPRE NOS PRESENTEIA COM ESTAS OPORTUNIDADES, INFELIZMENTE NÃO TIVE ESSE PARAZER. MUITAS COISAS SE FALOU SOBRE MICHAEL DURANTE SUA TRANSFORMAÇÃO VISUAL E MUITAS COISAS FORAM FALADAS SOBRE SUA VIDA PESSOAL, MAS JAMAIS SE FALOU DE SUAS OBRAS PARA AJUDAR O MUNDO, AS PESSOAS A SE CONCIENTISAREM SOBRE O NOSSO PLANETA. CONFESSO QUE FIQUEI CONHECENDO MAIS O NOSSO AMÁVEL MICHAEL DEPOIS DE SUA MORTE, MAS SEMPRE O VI COMO UMA PESSOA ESPECIAL, UM ENVIADO DE DEUS PARA NOS MOSTRAR QUE TODOS NÓS SOMOS IRMÃOS E NOSSAS DIFERENÇAS FÍSICAS NÃO IMPORTA, O QUE IMPORTA SÃO NOSSAS ATITUDES SOBRE O QUE PODEMOS MODIFICAR E NO QUE PODEMOS FAZER PARA OS OUTROS.
AMO, AMO, AMO E SEMPRE AMAREI MICHAEL, TENHO CERTEZA QUE O ENCONTRAREI UM DIA.SOMOS MUITO PARECIDOS, EU TAMBÉM GOSTO MUITO DE AJUDAR O PRÓXIMO, INFELIZMENTE NÃO TENHO MUITA CONDIÇÃO FINANCEIRA PARA AJUDAR AINDA MAIS. MINHA SITUAÇÃO NO MOMENTO NÃO É BOA, MAS MESMO ASSIM SEMPRE AJUDO MESMO QUE SEJA COM PALAVRAS, SEMPRE LEVANDO O BEM À TODOS. TAMBÉM SOU APAIXONADA POR CRIANÇAS, SOU SOLTEIRA, NÃO TIVE FILHOS, NUNCA CASEI E SE EU PUDESSE TERIA FEITO O MESMO QUE MICHAEL FEZ PARA TER FILHOS. TENTEI ADOTAR, ENTREI NA FILA, MAS NÃO CONSEGUI. MAS AGORA SEI QUE DEUS TÁ NA FRENTE DE TUDO, ENTÃO VI QUE ELE TEM OUTRA MISSÃO PARA MIM, CUIDAR DOS FILHOS DOS OUTROS, ESTOU CUIDANDO NOVAMENTE DE CRIANÇAS EM MINHA CASA. LEMBREI AGORA QUE QUANDO OS FILHOS DE MICHAEL NASCERAM EU QUERIA TER CUIDADO DELE S ... POXA SERIA MUITO BOM DEMAIS!!

PARABÉNS JERMAINE POR SUA ATITUDE, PODE CONTAR COMIGO PARA LEVAR O LEGADO DE MICHAEL AO MUNDO.

MICHAEL FOI E É UM ANJO ENVIADO DE DEUS, ABENÇOADO POR SEU TALENTO, POR SUA MÚSICA, POR SEUS FILHOS, POR SUAS ATITUDES DE AJUDAR O PRÓXIMO.
SEJA MUITOA FELIZ JERMAINE E QUE DEUS O ABENÇOE SEMPRE.
SAÚDE PARA FAMÍLIA JACKSON.
QUE DEUS ABENÇOE SEMPRE OS FILHOS DE MICHAEL PARA QUE CRESÇAM COM O MESMO PROPÓSITO DO SEU AMÁVEL PAI.
TENHO CERTEZA QUE ELE ESTÁ NUM LUGAR TRANQUILO AO LADO DE DEUS, SUPER SERENO E MUITO FELIZ. ORGULHOSO DE TODOS AQUELES QUE ESTÃO LEMBRANDO DELE POR TUDO QUE ELE FEZ. PELA PESSOA AMÁVEL E DE GRANDE CORAÇÃO.
AINDA CHORO MUITO SENTINDO SUA FALTA, MAS FELIZ POR PODER LER CADA DIA MAIS SOBRE SUA INTIMIDADE, ISSO ME FAZ CONHCÊ-LO AINDA MAIS.
PARABÉNS, PARABÉNS JERMAINE.
I LOVE YOU MICHAEL.

PARABÉNS LARRY POR SUAS ENTREVISTAS MARAVILHOSAS.


Shannon   August 6th, 2009 8:25 am ET

It's about time SOMEONE is taking the time to share all of the positive qualities about MJ. As the public often hears negativity, it is refreshing for Jermaine to speak from his heart. MJ was so ahead of his time, he was able to see a world without love, and try to make it a better place. He was such an honest, good person and the media saw this as a weakness, a way to make fun of his vulnerability. I am ashamed of the way he was treated. All of the good he did for us, our world was not ready for such a creative, beautiful soul. His ability to look for the good in all, is simply unheard of today. MJ was ahead of his time and I hope Jermaine can continue to remind us just how special MJ truly was. Thank you Jermaine. .


mariau   August 6th, 2009 8:34 am ET

to Jermaine,
i really want to say thank you for your brother..and let people hear the voice of your brother MJ again..
May God bless you on your mission..

we love your brother so much..


Lisa S   August 6th, 2009 8:50 am ET

One more thing to Jermaine.

Please take good care of your self. That is the best gift you can give to the ones who love you.

I hope you find peace in your soul and one day find what you are looking for and I hope that you one day will get back some of all that love you send out to everybody.

You are an amazing person!


Vicky   August 6th, 2009 8:57 am ET

I didn't realize what a profound impact Micheal's death would have on me, I still cry every day, I listen to his music daily. I believe he was filled with nothing but good and love and he got very wronged by the media's portrayal of him. May God bless him and give strength to the family to help them through this very sad time. The world will never see anyone as talented as him again, he was truly beautiful.


EMMY LQLONDE, BELGIUM   August 6th, 2009 9:01 am ET

Dear Jermaine, WE deeply thanks for your effort to write the greatest sentences about your brother Michael Jackson. Indeed our feeling of loosing HIM world never be ending, in every seconde, day by day OUr thought, heart and soul goes out with HIM seems that he is still there, somewere, that we will see HIM again someday on the SHOW of new songs for many years to come, as usualy we had, as never beleiving at all that he is really gone. Anyway, by this opportunity, we would like to present as well, Our deepet feeling of sympathies, condolences, and love, to you and all JACKSON clan and family, and hope you'd all be tuff, strong and made unlimited higher power and energie to tackle and to continue his wish and protected seriously his children, his will and his LEGACY, as you are writing above as far as possible without any limit or border for all kind of his creation on his life and to people needed help in this entier WORLD. I am personnaly touching by His natural heart of wise people, for MICHAEL kindheart, magicaly natural way of life on being the best ambassador of humanity in this univers for humanitarian and peace, as king of any other kings and top people as never did those magic messages before, that Michael did his goal and touching entier people BY a spontanity action, by his apparation, by his songs and each lyrics of the songs itself directly listening and or just by the DVD, CD or televisions, in all of the countries approved by the people everywhere in this whole world, that none of Presiden, or King or other top/ simple man or woman did never got a GOAL as the same as what Michael did before. For US, Michael is a gitf of GOD to US, a massenger of GOD to tell anything the truth, an ANGEL that GOD sent HIM to us to make a better life as possible, in THIS WORLD ON many ways and proposes FoR all OF us, mostlY for PEOPLE who need the most, or event for the misanderstood one, that we never had before, from many years and would never GET had the SAME person as MICHAEL again, anymore. We are happy, that Your will is great to continuing his wish and protecting his legacy, it is the most important to US, as no other person outside of the family would ever do it really rigth the same. There are many manipulation I guess among THOSE people, as they sourranded Michael for their own interest only, without really care at all about Michael Jackson interest, as made Michael life becoming many problems by their creation of problem, looks kindnes persons but bad or disaster as to create some stories and problems about Michael for their own interest and brought Michael names down a little by little, without gaining any profit of honnestly for making really true friends or loyal partnership on bussiness, or other activities or just simlpe life and friends, in every step that Michael did for the best interest of every one. They are not honnest people at all, on their mind and heart are consisting of manythings that completaly different with Micahel. Whatever, YOU just not care about those people as Michael was not care either for what those people, while they thinking perhaps Michael in the wrong directions. And I beleive Michael forgive already those bad people, and only GOD knows as you wrote truly about your brother. As you know, WE all his FANS beleive in HIM and all what he was done, always, and would never listening to those bad guys. May LORD blessing you and all your Jackson's family, to overcome these black shadow by his passing and all what you will have to do to gaine and protecting Michael's. And life is go on and should be to continuing however for the futur, so you must have stronger courages in this very difficult times. We love really Michael however, and we are wihing the truth will come about his dead and bring all who are envolve to justice. MICHAEL will always be with US, forever and without ending. Thanks again JERMAINE; thanks LARRY, YOU both are GREAT and GBU.


RedRose   August 6th, 2009 9:05 am ET

Hi Jermaine –
Thank you so very much for this blog. And thank you for taking on the task of preserving Michael's humanitarian legacy. I am having trouble accepting his death, as I feel he received such unfair handling by the media and by many people. I would like to see the record set straight and the truth be told on the front page of the news.

I know that God teaches us to turn the other cheek, but the glaring injustices done to him by other people really should be addressed in some way. I am still appalled by the brutality he endured, by the way a flimsy case was allowed to be brought before the court system, and by the false reporting done about his life.

God Bless You


Mo   August 6th, 2009 9:06 am ET

Hi Jermaine – I hope you read this message. There are many of us in the world who feel your/your family's pain although yours must be miles deeper than ours. I saw you on Larry King Live (at the Neverland Ranch) shortly after MJ's passing and was moved by what you said. I am also deeply moved by your tribute on this page. I am British and have been an MJ and Jackson 5 fan from 1971. You, Jermaine, were my 'first real love' (many young people in my school in Scotland were in love with each one of the J5) but when you married Berry Gordy's daughter, I switched my undying love to MJ and did not waver from then on. Most of all, I admired his child-like ways, uncomplicated innocence and unconditional love for humanity. These, unfortunately, were misinterpreted by some to denote something sinister.

I still cry whenever I listen to MJ's music. The 'cry' is more for all the malevolent things that have been said about MJ and the lack of appreciation for [MJ's] work by some sections of the media and other detractors. If there is anything you would like those of us, who valued MJ's gift of love and extraordinary gift to entertain, to do to promote MJ's good deeds please let us know. I can’t understand why these others do not feel what I do when I listen to his music or watch him dancing. They prefer to sensationalise his private life.

MJ was a short-term (50 years) gift from God to the world and God has now taken him back. It is good that MJ cannot feel pain any more. His detractors will continue to exploit his good name and make money from his demise and music. That’s the nature of the world we live in!


mariau   August 6th, 2009 9:12 am ET

we are all having difficulties since Michael's death. your brother had huge impact in my life, and i really miss him so much.

THIS IS FOR YOU MICHAEL

Love is a strange and beautiful thing,
It spans time and space, distance is no object to love.
You will wait forever for the one you love,
Travel wherever you need to be with them.
When you are in the arms of the one you love,
That love can make a moment last a lifetime,
Yet make a lifetime seem no more than a moment.
When love is distant it grows strong,
When it returns it flowers.
People desire for it, strive for it, fight for it, stand for it,
and die for it,
And when they find it, they know they are complete.
For in the arms of the one we love is wholeness,
Belief, completeness, passion, and loyalty.
The one we love is someone for whom we would do anything,
And never ask for anything in return.
It produces a love of all that person is and will ever be,
Regardless of what that may mean to me.
Love knows that when you are away,
That you are still loved, cherished, thought after, and missed
By the one you love,
And they know that you love them back.
That LOVE will last forever...

i love you Michael... .


Hande Kurt from Turkey   August 6th, 2009 9:14 am ET

Thank you Jermaine for loving Michael this much and telling everyone that he was not only an entertainer, but also a real human being who was full of love.I do really like these sentences of yours; "The world needs to know this is who he was. Because while there were always cameras following him, the media didn’t tell the story of his caring and compassion. They only wanted to sensationalize him." Unfortunately most of the people couldn't get what Michael tried to give.
I still can't stop cryin' since his passing.And it's been 42 days.I hope everyone will understand him one day.I hope he may rest in peace.My condolences to the Jackson Family and to the fans all over the world. I watched the video of the 4th Birthday Celebration of Paris and I think everyone should watch that video and should see how a loving daddy he was, how he was loved by his little kids and how the children were REALLY loved by him...
Love from Turkey


Sharon   August 6th, 2009 9:28 am ET

Well said Jermaine, may God Bless you and I know that Michael is at peace with our loving Heavenly Father. My mission in life is also to do good for the ones who need it the most, I also learned Michael's good nature through his death and will always inspire me. Hearing the song Smile from his History album keep me smiling at all times. Best wishes in the charity work that you will be doing.
God loves you and so do I!


abena   August 6th, 2009 9:31 am ET

Jermaine, your brother's work is laudable. Why all the 'hatred' towards him you ask. It is a part of the human condition. Rather than people emmulating the good that others do, those who are capable but unwilling to do so turn that into 'hatred towards that person' because the/she make them look bad. It highlights the bad in us and we don't like it. I am speaking from personal experiance. Why was MLK shot, Abe Lincoln, Mandela imprisoned, John Lennon shot, the list goes on.

Usually when the famous and/or wealthy do good work , it is easier for people to think that they are in it for themselves. I have heard things like "it makes me look good ' or 'it gives me a tax break ' and things like that. 'Me, myself and I'. The world is so in tune with 'what is in it for me' that they tend to think that everybody else who does something good is the same way. We see the world through our own stained glass.
Besides, talking about humanitarian causes does not sell newspapers that much. The consumers dictate it that way. Very odd but that is what we do so there is less money to be made. Case in point. CNN has a show called heores, how many other networks have anything similar?

Can this be changed, I pray so. But it will be a gradual process. So much so that if you attempt to do that in one shot or in your lifetime, the world will take you down instead. But there is still hope, we can only continue to give and believe that collectively it will make a difference!


Rohma   August 6th, 2009 9:36 am ET

Larry, can you PLEASE PLEASE ask Jermaine if Michael Jackson converted to islam before he passed? I know you've already asked Joe but he knows nothing about his sons personal life. Please, there are many anxious fans waiting for this answer and Jermaine is the only one in the family that will answer it. Thanks!


Stu,Hungary   August 6th, 2009 9:37 am ET

Jermaine,this is so wunderfull,how you wright about your brader,and i am glad,tha CNN halping you to let the peaples know all this pozitivs of Michael.I would like to read alvais this kinde of thinks,and forgat about all the bad things,that the media try to make belive to to the peaples.But dont forgat,its mostly just trying,couse peaples dont lissen that,thay love MJ.


Juls   August 6th, 2009 9:37 am ET

When you see the sensationalism on Michael in death, one can only imagine what he had to endure in life. MJ is at peace now. He was a wonderful talented and giving, caring person, who will never be forgotten. It is a tragic and unnecessary loss, which makes it all so hard to accept. I hope the folks who contributed to his death pay dearly. I wish MJ realized how much we all loved him when he was with us!


Bill   August 6th, 2009 9:37 am ET

Why hasn't the family finally put a closure to where the body should lie in rest? Is it due to another autopsy ,security purposes surrounding the body or family disagreement? Most of the other issues are court related and will settle in due time? If there is so much respect for Michael, place the body in eternal rest .


vanessa   August 6th, 2009 9:53 am ET

Thanks Larry for being a wonderful person. The rest of the media should take some lessons from you. Some of the media (NANCY GRACE) should use tact when talking about people because they are not God. After her death she will be known as a low life. I know the tactics she uses is to keep up her rating. She needs to find other ways to increase her rating. We need more responsible media coverage. The media should report the facts and leave their personal feelings and ideas at home.


josh   August 6th, 2009 10:01 am ET

Yes, Michael do a lot of charity work. During his brief stay in Manila, Philippines (HIStory tour 1996) he visited hospital here. It was on the news though here in Manila, but I guess it did not reached the US... He has a pure heart that was so hard to understand for others... I guess the world has lot more are what we called paranoid than pure at heart, so when you are nice to kids they call you pedophile. As the saying goes, you never know what you have until you lost it.


Mary L. Trendt   August 6th, 2009 10:14 am ET

Jermaine, if your mission is to let the world know all the good that Michael has done, then I hope you will also make it your mission to let the world know the things he has not done as well. I am tired of hearing and sadden by remarks still circulating in regards to "sexual misconduct" with children.


Luciana   August 6th, 2009 10:15 am ET

Michael leaves a pretty message: take care a few of others, be more human, what you can do to help someone? if it is going to give hardly attention and to hear his friend, brother, his parents, do it! Be educated, thoughtfully and affectionately!
Hug and kiss!
Luciana (Brazil)


Bobbie   August 6th, 2009 10:15 am ET

Thank you Jermaine for putting the positive side of this great man out there in the media. I along with many million others loved and still love MJ. There is no one who compares to him in terms of talent , kindness,and a pure heart . I am so glad that people are starting to recognize how wonderful this human being was. I am only sad because not enough people , and the media never saw it. Larry, I am also glad you continue to follow this story ,don't listen to the negative comments from people who are saying that other news should be reported, of course it should but we must not forget this incredible mans life and legacy. Michael may you rest in peace , now you are an angel in heaven who is looking down on all of us and hopefully people will continue to spread your message of love and humanity .


mariau   August 6th, 2009 10:19 am ET

Dear Jermaine, i offered this prayer every time to Michael Jackson..
because i know he is instrument of Peace, love and hope. your brother deserves to be love, to be understood, to be console...

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

St. Francis was born at Assisi in 1182. After a care free youth, he turned his back on inherited wealth and committed himself to God. Like many early saints, he lived a very simple life of poverty, and in so doing, gained a reputation of being the friend of animals. He established the rule of St Francis, which exists today as the Order of St. Francis, or the Franciscans. He died in 1226, aged 44.
The prayer has many of the biblical truths of what it means to be a Christian – to seek to give, and in so doing, receive blessings; that the Lord's Prayer asks God to forgive us as we forgive, and that the goal of eternal life can only result from us putting to death our old sinful lives.


OLESSIA. R.   August 6th, 2009 10:23 am ET

JERMAINE WE'RE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY, JUST LIKE WE ARE WITH MICHAEL, WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU ON YOUR MISSION, FINALLY SOMEONE WILL POINT OUT ALL THE AMAZING THINGS MICHAEL HAS DONE, HE WAS SELFLESS, FULLFILL HIS PROPHECY. THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING OUT, YOU'RE SPEAKING FOR MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD. GOD BLESS YOU. THANK YOU JERMAINE, THANK YOU MICHAEL JACKSON. LARRY YOU'RE A KING AT WHAT YOU DO!


Diane   August 6th, 2009 10:24 am ET

May I say that this is just an amazing thing. Jermaine is a great person to do this for Michael...You will find support Jermaine...Michael was and always will be an amazing person...the world has a lost an amazing entertainer and human being. His main goal was to improve the whole world. May God rest his soul


Dee   August 6th, 2009 10:25 am ET

Jermaine,

You are right on with your comments about Michael.
My prayer is that Michael's love for the good things of God will be
manifested from this moment on until the day comes when we all
stand before Him. And that his legacy will remain everlasting through
the years and on into eternity with our Heavenly Father. My heart goes
out to you and your family. I'm praying for you all and for the children.
I love you all.


hessak   August 6th, 2009 10:35 am ET

Thank you Jermaine for this wonderful story. I think that what your are doing is so important. This is the side of Micheal many chose to ignore because "good" stories dont sell as well as gossip in the media. I hope that you will continue Michael's charity work and maybe someday set up a foundation in his name. I think that would be an even better legacy for Michael Jackson, as a Philanthropist.


Mabel   August 6th, 2009 10:37 am ET

you have managed to put across so simply and eloquently the truth about Michael Jackson.

this is a write up that is so essential and overdue to the public. i cannot imagine the pain you are going through for even today my heart is not whole and still hurting.

God's speed, Jermaine.


Joy   August 6th, 2009 10:44 am ET

God Bless Michael and may he rest in peace. I do believe there are angels among us, sent from God, and Michael was an angel.


CarolAnn Holcombe   August 6th, 2009 10:44 am ET

Dear Jermaine,
THANK YOU for putting forth your energy to make sure people understand what was so important in your brother's heart...making this world a better place. I always saw that in him, no matter what the media tried to portray. I loved Michael and his work, and feel sad he was so persecuted his whole life; it was cruel. How can I help you now in your effort? Just let me know, and "I'll Be There"! Smiles, Carol Ann Holcombe, Morrisville, NC


Honorine   August 6th, 2009 11:06 am ET

We are behind u Jermaine. KEEP MJ'S HUMANITARIANISM ALIVE FOREVER. GOD BLESS


Laryssa   August 6th, 2009 11:12 am ET

Congratulations,Jeramine,for what you wrote about Michael Jackson!
He was an amazing person!Was a GIFT of God,the world did not know how to assess the fair value of! Shame!
I grew up with the music of Michael Jackson,my daddy inspire me to love Michael Jackson!
Michael was full of LOVE,and he showed this love unconditional!He love the people,the earth,the animals,the life!
Has one of a kind,is unique and unrivalled!I hope that he is fine,and maybe he found the LOVE,the HAPPINESS and the PEACE!
I miss him so much and I hope that truth will out!
God bless the Jackson family!
God bless Michael Jackson!
The only and the single king of pop EVER!

For people...
If someone asks you what is music, give him to listen Michael Jackson.
If someone asks you what is dance, show him Michael Jackson.
If you want to explain to someone what is love, tell him about Michael Jackson.

Reast in peace,Michael Jackson!


sarah   August 6th, 2009 11:18 am ET

Keep up the good work Jermaine, Michael was truly a wonderful humanitarian..... People took so much advantage of Michael kind and gentle soul, which is so much heart breaking to us fans, MJ died such a tragic way its very hard to accept , couldn't imagine what you and rest of the Jackson family are going through, but ALLAH will give Hope and strength to carry on Michael work... We miss Michael so much, his pain and suffering is over now, rest in Peace MJ>>... Larry thanks for having Jarmaine, looking forward to see him on your show......Fans of Michael & viewers of your show.... From KARACHI >>>>peace


abea   August 6th, 2009 11:20 am ET

Although the toxiclogy reports are not out yet, a picture of what happened to MJ on that fateful day is beginning to emerge. As an anesthesiologist I am OUTRAGED that a fellow physician who is not trained in the proper use of propofol took it upon himself to do so and the end result is a needless loss of life.

MJ may have had other drugs in his system but if Murray had had proper training in the use of propofol he would have known the proper dosage to give with the rescue equipment needed and medications to give untill 911 help arrived. When was the last time a cardiologist in private practice intubated a patient, anyway?

LIke a colleague of mine noted 'if he didn't kill MJ here in the US, he would have killed him in Europe during the tour'. Murray was the wrong man for the job and he should have said so and disassociated himself from such practice; but I guess the financial incentive was too powerful. (He was in a financial hole).

I am looking forward to the day when Dr. Murray loses his medical license when the American Medical Association is finished dealing with him. He committed GROSS medical negligence. In no way am I endorsing the use of propfol in the home. I have had many a patient ask me for similar drugs to take home with them after surgery, for whatever their reasons might be.

As physicians our creed is 'first to do no harm'. Another aspect we are trained to do is to know when to call an expert in the field, know when to call for help and set our ego aside for the sake of the patient and know when to say no and stand firm. This is what saves lives (in addition to having proper knowledge).

Aside from the talent, fame and iconic status, first and foremost Micheal Jackson was a son, a brother, a father, an uncle, a mentor, a dear friend, a human being and he should have recieved the proper medical care afforded every human being in this country.


Danielle   August 6th, 2009 11:21 am ET

Really not yet I can accept that Michael no longer be, since he went, something is broken inside me, is unbearable. Everything that our worshipped Michael did in all his life, is the result of what is the Jackson Family: Humanity. Thanks a lot. Now we receive you Jermaine, like the ambassador of the humane cause that Michael headed in the world, powerful as his divine person, music and loving memory. To my worshipped Michael, I mean that I keep mourning by a month, without listening its music, to be respect his memory, but it has been very difficult. Michael I love you.Miss you. You were the first one, the onlyone, now thanks to your brother, your beautiful spirit will be among us. Jermaine, God bless you, and bless all the Jackson family. Thank you so much Larry for this document, I can´t see LKL because I work to that hour. This page is only I can see. LOVE MJ 4EVER.


Kelly Boland   August 6th, 2009 11:22 am ET

Jermaine, I always felt like I "understood" Michael and the kind of loving person that he was. My heart has been crushed by his loss. I was always a big fan of his and feel like I grew up along with him and his music. I never thought he was ever guilty of anything, but I wish that more of the good things that he did throughout his life had been more publicly known. I think that because he was so humble and such a private person that we never found out as much about him as we should have. I wish I had gotten the chance to know him because he was so special. To me, anyone who knew him or had him in their lives was so lucky...since 1983 I have had many health problems and life saving surgeries and I would have loved to have visited Never Land. I feel that Michael should have been laid to rest in Never Land...I think it would be a great way for people to remember him. Please keep us all in touch with Michael. There are so many of us that want to keep knowing and understanding him and all of the gifts that he gave to our world. Love, Kelly


Suzan   August 6th, 2009 11:27 am ET

Well said Jermaine! I personally feel that perhaps you and other family members haven't always understood Michael, but after reading your blog I think you certainly are learning new things about him that perhaps you didn't previously know. Michael's fans are not such diehards for no good reason – Michael was amazing and unique and well loved. There will never be anyone to hold a candle to Michael – he surpassed all others in everything he did. I hope you find comfort in your calling, I cannot imagine how great a loss it must be for someone close to Michael to lose him from their lives. I would like to see the family directly address the fans, who are the people who stood by him through thick and thin – many of us have been waiting for word since that fateful June day.

I hope that a way can be found to put Michael at rest in his Kingdom of Neverland as I cannot imagine an ordinary cemetry being a fitting place for him. Keep up the good work Jermaine. God Bless x


Lea   August 6th, 2009 11:37 am ET

Michael was present in my life in so many ways. He helped me through adolescent ups and downs with his lyrics. He entered my house and danced in my lliving room. He attended my prom. His presence is still in my heart. I mourn his lost as if he were a member of my family. I have cried, laughed, danced, and sang in his memory. Like you Jermaine, I will whenever possible, spread his good works. I have only love for your brother and you and your family. I will try "to smile though I feel like crying." Love always.


Durshane   August 6th, 2009 11:37 am ET

Jermaine I love Michael and I know he had a good heart I wish your family strengh but don't let that doctor or doctors get away with what happen.................................................... this is a major problem in america


Brenda   August 6th, 2009 11:41 am ET

u sound just like micheal jackson , if u are going to do what he did to the world god bless u and he be with u your brother will be there with u to show u , if u donot knowhow to do it are u thing u are not doing it right , we need more people like u and your family , doing this ,of to the side i hope and pray thyat they put micheal jackson in never ranch for that his peter pan , tell ever one they can not take it away from him dead that not right at all , god wood look down on them , your parents had fans from young age , god bless u all with it , SO THE JACKSON FAMILY IS EVER BODY FAMILY NOT JUST FANS FAMILYWITH EACH OTHER , LIKE MICHEAL JACKSON SON BLACK OR WHITE HE WANT EVER BODY TO BE ONE ,GOD DOES SO LETS SO SOME LOVE ABOUT , AND LET LIKE FIGHT TO KEEP EVER BODY , I AM SO GLAD U ARE DOING THIS IT MAKE ME FEEL BETTER THE WORLD LIST TO JACKSON FAMILY SO GOD BLESS U ALL SHOW SOME LOVE FROM JACKSON , GOD BLESS U ALL AND THE KIDS ,JERMAINE JACKSON U WAS THE BROTHER HE WANT ONTHIS AND ALLS BE BY HIM SO GOD BLESS U A LOTE. DO U KNOW WERE I CAN GET A PICUTURE OF ALL OF JACKSON TOGETHER AND AND MICHEAL JACKSON AND HIS KIDS TO , YOUR MOM TO ,I WOULD THANK U VERY MUCH IF I GOT TO PAID I WILL , LOVE U ALL AND MISS MICHEAL JACKSON ALOTE , I I GROW UP ON HIM ,I DRESS IN A RED SHIRT AND RED PANTS COUNTY , BUT I NEED TO TELL EVER BODY THIS , WENT EVER BODY COME IN THIS WORLD WE ARE BROTHER AND SISSTER ..........LOVE JERNAINE JACKSON GOD BLESS U AGAIN


ann   August 6th, 2009 11:47 am ET

What can I do to participate on a larger scale to help you accomplish this?


Cindy Hughes   August 6th, 2009 11:51 am ET

Jermaine,

My heart has been broken ever since Michael died. I have felt like a part of me has died and I can't seem to shake it off.

I have watched CNN and HLN every night since his death for any news. Unfortunetly, a lot have been negative, but I still hover around the T.V. everynight for any news.

I have said all along, you must of loved Michael very, very much and protected him as much as you could.

I am so thankful you are, and have stepped up everytime to bring us the anything positive on Michael. He was a "daddy", son and brother.

I only wish he could of found a true love in his lifetime, someone who loved him for himself, and who would of stood beside him thru all his trials and tribulations.

I too belive he is in Heaven and at peace.

My love & prayers to all your family and those precious children. I am thankful they are with Katherine and the Jackson's.

God's Peace,
Cindy


Karen   August 6th, 2009 11:59 am ET

Thank you for the beautiful words and to bring true focus to who Michael was. I, too, believe he is in a truly serene and peaceful place now.

I listened to the music of Michael Jackson because it made me feel good. After his death, I wanted to know more so I looked up and really read the lyrics. Suddenly, my focus of the songs have changed. Yes, they still make me feel good, but I now see that Michael was , in a sense, a visionary trying to get others to listened by using his talent. He was asking us all to pay attention and to focus away from ourselves and onto others and in time the world would change direction from its current course. I listen now and all the songs have a different message for me beyond just making feel good. I really, really listen to the words and emotions Michael is using and it is so moving and inspiring. It truly is making me look at the man in the mirror and even if I can make one small change, I know it will make a difference but nothing will change without me doing something first. I'm just saddened it took his death for me to truly pay attention.

I'm so glad Jermaine is going to continue this focus of Michael's true mission.


Romi   August 6th, 2009 11:59 am ET

Thank you sooo Much for this statement Jermain. Michael was truly an Angel...

HE Supported charities...And more that are not mentioned!

# AIDS Project L.A.
# American Cancer Society
# Angel Food
# Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles
# BMI Foundation, Inc.
# Brotherhood Crusade
# Brothman Burn Center
# Camp Ronald McDonald
# Childhelp U.S.A.
# Children's Institute International
# Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund
# Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation
# Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)
# Dakar Foundation
# Dreamstreet Kids
# Dreams Come True Charity
# Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation
# Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
# Love Match
# Make-A-Wish Foundation
# Minority Aids Project
# Motown Museum
# NAACP
# National Rainbow Coalition
# Rotary Club of Australia
# Society of Singers
# Starlight Foundation
# The Carter Center's Atlanta Project
# The Sickle Cell Research Foundation
# Transafrica
# United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
# United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope
# Volunteers of America
# Watts Summer Festival
# Wish Granting
# YMCA – 28th Street/Crenshaw

I LOVE YOU MOST MICHAEL!!!


Barbara- CT   August 6th, 2009 12:20 pm ET

Jermaine,

I am happy that we have the chance to connect with you. I am not convinced that my words will ever reach you but I hope they do.

I want to first say that my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I pray that God provides His peace and strength to all of you during this terrible time.

It is amazing, but I feel that through Michael this world has found its common denominator. That just shows how special Michael, your brother, really was. And, I do not mean that only on the bases of his talent but on the basis of his humanity. I never thought I could cry over someone I didn't know as I do for Michael. He not only bonded his soul to his music but he grafted a piece of himself to many of our hearts including mine. When Michael past I felt a shift take place in this world. A void that will forever remain. That is why I could only image how hard this is for you and your family if this is how I feel. And, to think of your pain it only makes all of this harder. I realize that even though Michael was an entertainer, The King of Pop, or whatever title someone may give him, he was a human being with friends, family, and loved ones. I hope many others recognize this as well and provide the respect that is deserving of that reality.

Please Jermaine, I ask if you could tell your mother that this world loves and respects her, supports her, prays for her, and mourns with her. You are truly blessed to have such a wonderful person in your life as your Mother. Her silent strength is commendable. And, I pray that, somehow, God heals her pain. And your father's too. I am also aware that Michael's children must have many questions during this confusing and horrible time. Please let them know that strangers, like myself, keep them in their prayers. Michael has achieved many things but I believe Michael's greatest achievement is through his beautiful children. They are a testimony to his heart, his beliefs, his love, and who he was as a father, a man, and a human being. I just hope he realized how incredible he truly was.

As for you Jermaine, I think it is commendable what you are doing for Michael. Your post was candid, honest, touching, and beautiful. And, I agree the world needs to really know the Michael Jackson you knew. The real Michael. This world has neglected to even comprehend that there was an inner man with emotions, thoughts, dreams, and desires for himself and the world he lived in. Instead this world tore at him and continually took and took from him. This world has also been unfair to him for far too long and undeservingly too. It makes me want to cry every time I think of what he had to endure, what he had to give up, what he had to contend with in this lifetime, and what he had to carry in his thoughts. NO ONE. NO ONE, like your brother, deserved to be treated the way he was treated. I never understood why they could not just let me alone to breathe. I don't know this first hand but I am sure there is a great sacrifice that comes with being famous but this world didn't just let it end with the sacrifice. It was like they wanted his blood. And it made me sick that if he ever said something the world just said he was lying. I know you realize this but it was ridiculous. He could of had blue hair, everyone could see he had blue hair, and he could say he had blue hair. But, as soon as he said he had blue hair the world would say it wasn't blue it was green (because he said it was blue) and he lied. What I said was ridiculous but that is my point. But to not just let it go, on the part of this world, was absolutely, ridiculous. I just wish everyone would just concentrate on Michael's accomplishments.

I don't know about other people, but I have never known or heard of anyone who has worked since they were, what? five, and never stopped. I have never known someone who would open their home to strangers so that they could help take away the pain that person was feeling. I never known someone that gave so much of their money to charity that the amount was astronomical and that it was not for a tax break but really was an act out of genuine concern for the betterment of someone's well being and life. Your brother was so generous. I could almost say that he was generous to a fault. People take advantage of that, of someone's generosity, kindness, and peaceful demeanor. They mistake kindness for weakness. And there are a lot of predators out there in this world. Shame on all those that have ever hurt your brother. There is a special place in hell for all of them.

That is why I agree with you and fully believe that Michael needs to be remembered for his incredible works beyond the realm of entertainment so that the world recognizes the TRUTH!!! That is not to say that I do not feel that your brother was not a musical genius. I do believe he was. But, I also believe that he was a true genius, in every way, and a superb human being. In life you may get the opportunity to meet a genius or maybe someone who is an incredibly amazing person but there are very few times that you are able to say you knew or lived in the time when a genius who was an even more superb human being lived. You are lucky to say you had that experience in your life by having Michael as your brother. I am lucky to say that Michael walked this earth in my lifetime. His mere presence made this world a better place and the world needs to know this.

I don't know why I am able to write these worlds. I feel like I know your brother but I have never meet Michael. Yet, my spirit realizes and recognizes him: his beauty, his sincerity, his compassion, and his brilliance. And if each person was more in tune with their own spirit , I think it would be easier for them to recognize Michael's.

Yet, I have to say that there is one thing that I find most revealing about Michael. Your sister Rebbie had mentioned, in the memorial book, that Michael used to refer to Psalm 37. I know those passages quite well. And, because he leaned on those words I recognize that your brother was ALWAYS innocent, not that I ever doubted it before. That is why my prayer is for wisdom and discernment at this time for everyone involved right now. And for Michael, I pray that God provides justice and retribution (for His Glory for what God says in Psalms 37). And, I also pray that God restores Michael's name and dignity. I say this because I am a firm believer that God protects His own and it is apparent that Michael was and is His.

Jermaine, keep up the good work. You will be rewarded for your efforts. But if you need any uplifting and support just read what Michael's fans have to say about him. Though he was your brother and you knew him better than all of us, I believe that our feelings towards Michael can give you the support you need to go forward with your plans. We love you, your family, and Michael. I think I could say this on behalf of all of Michael's fans – WE LOVE MICHAEL – TRULY- even though we are strangers. And, through our love we are all family. We are all one human race. There is no color, distance, age, time, or any other factor that makes any of us different. Michael taught us that. Together we can change this world and together we can keep Michael's legacy, dreams, desires, wishes, and hopes alive.

Though Michael is not with us, I too know, in my heart, that he is safe and at peace in the love and arms of The Lord. And one day, Jermaine, we will all get to see Michael again.


Annette   August 6th, 2009 12:23 pm ET

Dear Jermaine,
Thank you. This article is beautiful.
I am glad that you have highlighted Michael's humanitarian side, which I think has been greatly overlooked by the press.
We miss Michael terribly. I am glad to hear that you plan to spread Michael's message.
I look forward to hearing more from you on Larry King Live tomorrow.
All the best to you and your family.
Annette


Rae   August 6th, 2009 12:37 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine. We are all behind you. I am all tears from reading your article. Last night I started reading the Aprodite Jones book when everyone was asleep because I didn't want anyone see me crying. It is painful for me to admit my indifference for the past 10 years and I am so sorry that it took Michael's death for me to realize how much he meant to me. My 11, 8 and 4 year olds are actually new MJ fans and they all have their favorite MJ songs. Michael's music will live on. He will never be forgotten.


P.M.Hanh   August 6th, 2009 12:46 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine, for all your saying about. I can't stop my tear from dropping down on reading your words. I'm sure, I myself become much better after listening to MJ music...
Thank you MJ, again and again


Aymi   August 6th, 2009 1:04 pm ET

Great article shedding more light on who Michael really was, a kind natured man with a good soul and big caring heart. I think this poem below by Mother Theresa(also a Virgo like Michael) sums up his life.

Mother Teresa's Anyway Poem

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.


Dezerine   August 6th, 2009 1:07 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine from the bottom of my heart. This so touching and sad at the sam time. It is truely a same that the media was so bias; they focused on spreading lies and made up stories instead of the truth about your brother. Micheal Jackson was sent to us by GOD . He was an exemplar to what a true human being should be. He cared about people and the planet. He was precious to us. He gave so much of himself and it still wasn't enought for some. I still cry because I miss him so much. Micheal was a compassonate human being with a big heart. I am happy that you are letting these sick people who hated him for nothing know the truth that was never told. May God guide you and bless for continuing legacy. You are truely a saint. My hat is off to you. Thanks for that beautiful tribute to your brother at his memorial. God bless and keep you and you family

Thank you Larry King for broadcasting the positive, and for giving us the an opportunity to see the truth. I never believe the lies anyway. Thanks again.

God welcome you with open arms and now you are safe and have abundance of love. You are at peace. Forever Love You Michael Jackson!!!


Dezerine   August 6th, 2009 1:13 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine from the bottom of my heart. This so touching and sad at the same time. It is truely a shame that the media was so bias; they focused on spreading lies and made up stories instead of the truth about your brother. Micheal Jackson was sent to us by GOD . He was an exemplar to what a true human being should be. He cared about people and the planet. He was precious to us. He gave so much of himself and it still wasn’t enought for some. I still cry because I miss him so much. Micheal was a compassonate human being with a big heart. I am happy that you are letting these sick people who hated him for nothing know the truth that was never told. May God guide you and bless for continuing his legacy. You are truely a saint. My hat is off to you. Thanks for that beautiful tribute to your brother at his memorial. God bless and keep you and your family

Thank you Larry King for broadcasting the positive, and for giving us the an opportunity to see the truth. I never believe the lies anyway. Thanks again.

God welcome you with open arms and now you are safe and have abundance of love. You are at peace. Forever Love You Michael Jackson!!!


Elmira   August 6th, 2009 1:20 pm ET

Jermaine, thank you letting the world know about Michael's other mission in life, making the world a better place by truly caring very deeply and acting upon it, yet so humble at the same time. Your brother inspired me to join the Heal the World foundation, to keep his legacy alive and help others who need it. He was a very special human being, with a Godgiven gift and talent.
I pray for you and your family.
MJ RIP


selene   August 6th, 2009 1:28 pm ET

my condolences to the Jackson family.dear Jermaine your mission is the mission of all fans in the world. Michael gave us the hope for a better world.Please try hard to explain to the people that Michael IS a wonderful man, he says "before you judge me, try hard to love me " love from Italy


Melissa   August 6th, 2009 1:30 pm ET

Well said Jermaine!!! I couldn't have said it any better. I always understood Michael. He was truely a gift that everyone has taken for granted. I will miss him and we love him forever!!!!! Good Luck Jermaine and My Prayers are with the whole Jackson family. Stay strong!!!!!!


Lita Aquilizan   August 6th, 2009 1:38 pm ET

I'm glad Jermaine expressed what he believed was the true Michael Jackson. I truly believe Michael is a person with a very big heart. Unfortunately, the press would like to dissect on people's lives and sensationalized false information and make them appear real without respect to anybody. I have a video of what happened behind the scenes of Michael's trial and I wish the person who created that video will present it to the public and open the eyes of many. I always believe Michael is innocent and people are milking him for his money or as what once the reporter said Michael was like ATM machine to many people around him. Michael deserves to be recognized, probably like Nobel Peace Prize, for all his humanitarian works. God bless your soul Michael and may you rest in peace now! May God continue to bless and protect your children, Prince, Paris and Blanket together with your mother. God bless you too Jermaine.


Valerie   August 6th, 2009 1:41 pm ET

Jermaine,
Thank you for informing us about the good deeds of Michael.
There was always something so sincere about Michael Jackson. I believe Michael felt the worlds pain and it weakened him. He knew he was doing what he needed to do to make a difference. Make no mistake he made a difference all over the world.

My mom died seven years ago, and the pain I felt for her is the pain I feel for the lost of Michael. No one has ever been able to prove anything negative about Michael. He was an angel. What Michael did not understand is when there is that much of good in a person the devil is always near.

Jermaine, if your misson is to spread Michael's message than please do. Everyone needs to remember that there was more to Michael's life. He tried to make us aware through song.

To the Jackson family;

An ounce of your tear is a pound of sorrow.
My heart is broken.


Doe   August 6th, 2009 1:43 pm ET

Jermaine, thank your heartfelt words about your brother Michael. I miss him so much, no I never met your brother Michael, but it was always nice to know that he existed somewhere on this earth. I did understand Michael as a man of substance, compassion, dignity and love. He was truly very special. As the days pass us along the way, I will always remember Michael. Right now as you and the rest of the Jackson family feel too, I am heart broken. Jermaine you wrote this so eloquently and all I have left to write is THANK YOU.


Kris   August 6th, 2009 1:46 pm ET

That is beautiful Jermaine. I have been thinking about how Michael loved everyone on this planet. i saw an interview he did in the late 80s and I could see the burden that he was carrying. It was obvious in his eyes. He was happy but very pensive and one could tell he wanted to do more than just entertain, which he enjoyed doing. So sorry for you and your family's loss.


Mulwa   August 6th, 2009 1:46 pm ET

Michael Jackson was special. His life on earth was not in vain. He will be missed. RIP MJ!


Bella   August 6th, 2009 1:48 pm ET

Some would go to this blog under a MJ topic and expect us to talk about non-MJ, or complaining there are too many MJ coverage. It's like going to a shopping mall and complain that why there are so many shops around?

I guess they just wanted to move on and find a next target to attack, like they had done so with MJ.

ADAM, are you talking from your own experience, you sound a real expert to me. Time to grow up and be a real man, instead of attacking a dead man who are loved by so many people. I bet you are craving for a tiny love MJ is receiving worldwide. Pathetic!


Cindy Hughes   August 6th, 2009 1:49 pm ET

Speaking of his songs, if anyone has the CD Invincible, listen to "Speechless". It is beautiful and you will surely cry. I cry everytime I hear it.

I know he wrote this, as he did all his songs from inspirations. I wounder who inspred this one for him?

Beautiful!! Just listen to the words!

LOL,
Cindy Hughes


Diane Swafford   August 6th, 2009 1:50 pm ET

Jermaine
I am so sorry about your loss.I know it is difficult.I lost my mother a yr.ago.


raven   August 6th, 2009 1:51 pm ET

JERMAINE,

YOUR BROTHER MICHAEL WOULD BE PROUD OF YOU!

I HAVE WATCHED YOU IN INTERVIEWS AND IT SEEMS LIKE YOU ARE THE CLOSEST PERSON TO SEE THROUGH MICHAEL'S EYES.

IT'S SO WONDERFUL TO SEE MICHAEL'S VISION WILL GO ON.

I WISH THE PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD...... HAD HALF THE LOVE MICHAEL HAD IN HIS HEART... WHAT A MUCH BETTER PLACE IT WOULD BE FOR YOU AND ME!!!!


Tanya Russell   August 6th, 2009 1:53 pm ET

Jermaine, I am thrilled that you decided to take on this new mission and pick up where Michael left off. A true Testament of brotherhood.

I pray for your strength in God, who will renew it every morning for his Glory and Honour.


linda   August 6th, 2009 1:54 pm ET

I am so sure that Michael received a Hero's welcome when he arrived in Heaven, and with no doubt I know the first words spoken to Michael were "Well done my good and faithful servant".


Julian   August 6th, 2009 1:55 pm ET

Dear Jermaine,

I am terribly sorry for your family's loss; however, I do not completely believe your words. Sadly, I didn't think Michael was weird, but I did think for a while that La Toya was simply because she spoke out about the abuse you all suffered in a way that was entirely public and seemingly for purely economically advantageous reasons. With time, I came to realize that speaking out about this subject for both her and MIchael was extremely difficult while you and and the rest of your siblings remained silent. I even heard you excuse the incredible abuse of your father by saying "it was another time". No, Jermaine. Had you really wanted to be the "man in the mirror", you might have stood by your brother and sister and spoken out. True, Michael wanted to illuminate the world's problems through his music and tours, but he also wanted the world to acknowledge his own pain–pain that was clear the rest of your family was denying.

Yet, he continued to hold the economic burden for your family as you and your family pushed him to reunite with the Jacksons, to tour and record–two things Michael did not want to do. While I am sure you and your family loved him dearly, you also contributed to his downfall in a quite selfish way: you commodified your brother, looking to him for money and finacial security. This was his job since childhood and I do not see evidence in your family's history of anyone taking pause and saying, "Let's leave Michael alone to live his life." He was constantly feeling the pressure to pay your bills and tour (so that you could feel like you were actually paying your bills). He was allowed no autonomy, he was given little love in his life by your family. Attention, managing his tours and showing up to Joe Jackson or Katherine Jackson day is not love. These are obligations that most humans do out of guilt. Love would have been evidenced by you and your brothers taking on jobs, taking over helping your parents economically...in short, relieving Michael of a lifelong burdon he had of supporting a dozen adults, and their children .

So if you really want to show us that Michael's life and message had an impact on you, show the world by burying your brother, ending this canibalistic economic savery of his life and where to make more money in his death, speak out about the child abuse you experienced, and get your own careers going on your own merit.

In short, put your brother, finally, to rest.


Varja   August 6th, 2009 1:58 pm ET

Jermaine, thank you for this words and your intentions.

I still miss Michael and tears come to my eyes everytime I hear his voice.

I hope the world will realize what a great human being Michael was and how much love was in his heart for all living on this planet.

Jermaine and all family, you are in my prayers,
Varja


Mary   August 6th, 2009 1:58 pm ET

Jermaine: I am heart broken over the loss of Michael. I can only imagine your pain. How blessed you were to have him in your life. He was a remarkable human being and I thank God every day for His creation of Michael. I know that you will hold on to all of his goodness and pray it will over power the bad things that are being said. He is a true gift from God. And I thank you for keeping his legacy alive.


yvette   August 6th, 2009 1:59 pm ET

Jermaine, thank you for expressing what Michael believed in. When my mother was alive she use to always say, "I wish these people would leave Michael alone". Still while he's with God they chose to say things that I believe in my heart are not true. On 6/24/09 my 16 yr old daughter was adding one of Michaels songs to her ring tones. This struck me as odd because young kids are in to rap music. Then the next day our world was turned upside down. Now I find myself collecting everything Michael and the Jacksons have created to explain to her what music is about and how your family sang songs with love and meaning. I'm still struggling with sadness that Michaels gone. I wish this world would have dealt him a better deal and not have been so cruel. Michael deserved so much more, so much more. At this point it's up to the Jackson family to see that his legacy lives on.


MED   August 6th, 2009 1:59 pm ET

I am sure if you look you could find another subject besides Michael Jackson. He has been dead almost a month now and you still are very obsessed with this subject. Enough is enough find another subject to drive into the ground!


raven   August 6th, 2009 2:00 pm ET

JERMAINE,

IT'S WONDERFUL TO SEE YOU CELEBRATE MICHAEL'S LIFE THROUGH HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS.


noelleon   August 6th, 2009 2:02 pm ET

I think we should all wear an armband on our right sleeve on Michael's birthday Aug. 29 just like he always did to bring awareness to the suffering children in the world


Carla Whetsel   August 6th, 2009 2:03 pm ET

Please let us know how we can help to spread Michael’s message.
I hope that Michael knew that his fans always supported and loved him no matter what!
He has inspired me to be the best I can be for everyone I come into contact with and for those I'll never know! What a legacy Michael Jackson! 😉


Anthony   August 6th, 2009 2:03 pm ET

Michael is the only person I ever cried for by his passing, but never met. His was a bigger part of my life than I realized, that is until he was gone. I guess it is true what they say, you don't know what you have until it's gone. We'll never have another Michael Jackson in our lifetime, but we should be thankful we enjoyed MJ while he was here with us. Michael is definitely in a much better place, a place he has earned through his kindness and generosity. Rest in peace, King Of Pop.


Dezerine   August 6th, 2009 2:05 pm ET

Thank you Romi for sharing some of the charities that were dear to Michael's heart. WHAT AN EXCEPTIONAL HUMAN BEING MICHAEL JACKSON WAS. HE WAS TRUELY MAGNIFICENT!!! HIS LIGHT WILL CONTINUE TO SHINE BRIGHTLY.

THERE SHOULD BE A SHOW DEDICATED TO MICHAEL JACKSON'S WORK AND CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY.


Carla Whetsel   August 6th, 2009 2:06 pm ET

Thank You, Jermaine.....You remind me of Michael!..I think the two of you are a lot alike!!!...You're doing your brother such justice!..He would be so pleased! Blessings 🙂


Jamie Penny   August 6th, 2009 2:07 pm ET

Jermain,

Keep hope alive!!


Carla Whetsel   August 6th, 2009 2:10 pm ET

Thank You, Romi, for the info on Michael's charities. 😉


Cindy   August 6th, 2009 2:12 pm ET

Jermaine it's a fantastic tribute to Michael that you are willing to pursue his issue concerning humanitarian efforts. Michael's wish to make the World a better place can continue through your voice. May you continue with success in this endeavor. I know Michael has that beutiful Smile on his face. Everyone needs to know who Michael was and not the person the media portrayed to the public. I know those that rallied against Michael, by using false accusations to gain monetary and political gain, will be dealt a losing hand when facing the real Judge of mankind. "Those who have not sin, may you cast the first stone" is a quote that those who tried to destroy him need to ponder upon. I really would have liked to visit Michael's Memorial in Neverland, but it is my understanding that he will be laid to rest at Forrest Lawn. My deepest sympathy goes out to Prince, Paris, Blanket and your entire family. You are in my Prayers. May Michael finally find the Peace that he so much deserved in life. RIP MJ!


Maureen Smith   August 6th, 2009 2:13 pm ET

Jermaine, Thank you so much for getting the strong message out of what Michael was really about. Michael should have been able to enjoy his life so much more without the terrible criticisms and misconceptions. The media seemed to be so cruel with him through the latter years of his life and that is what I find so unfair.
You are supposed to reap what you sow and Michael sowed so much happiness and love through his music, and with his enormous charity donations. He did what he wrote in his music, try to make this world a better place.
I pray now the media will only concentrate on all of the many positive things that Michael did instead of all of the bad publicity that a lot of times is just heresay.
My hearts and prayers go out with the family because I too have lost my 22 year old son, Michael and I miss him so intensely every day and I know what it is like to have someone there that you love so much one day and the next day they are gone.
Let us give the family some peace and love and show the Mom gratitude for raising such an awesome son like Michael.


Sayantani Gupta   August 6th, 2009 2:19 pm ET

dear jermaine, thanks a lot for sharing the memories of your dear brother with us. for past few months i am going through a trying time in my personal life. and at those weak moments when i become anxious and skeptic and frustrated with the world i know, the very thought of your brother's life and his spirit gives me strngth and hope.

if michael jackson even after being michael jackson had to endure so much humiliation from people, who were not worthy enough even to realize his personality not to mention his music, how can we say "can't take anymore"?
dear michael, you will always remail a precious jewel in my heart.


Luanne Ferragine   August 6th, 2009 2:20 pm ET

Dear Jermaine,
Your blog about you brother is very profound. Michael was a GIFT to ALL of us and Michael's gift of LOVE will live on. It will live on through his Beautiful children, through his mother, through his siblings, through his music, and through all that he did to promote LOVE while he was on this earth... I am so happy 🙂 that you will continue to spread Michaels message to the world, as each and everyone that loved Michael should choose to do. Each day it is a choice that each and everyone of us face. If we want to make this world a better place, it starts with US!!! I have been up at Neverland often as I live close by and sometimes just go up to feel the peace and Michael's spirit is ALWAYS present...I take many photos at night and the orbs in my photos are amazing, it is Magical at night. Thank you for keeping your brothers LOVE ALIVE! Stay Blessed


raven   August 6th, 2009 2:22 pm ET

JERMAINE,

I HOPE THAT SOMEDAY THERE WILL BE A THEATER NAMED IN HONOR OF MICHAEL JACKSON.... MICHAEL LOVED THE STAGE!!!!!

MICHAEL COULD PERFORM LIKE NOBODY ELSE AND I MEAN NOBODY!!!!!


Carine   August 6th, 2009 2:23 pm ET

Finally someone has been able to say this publicly and be heard not just "ok yes he was good, but what about the surgeries and the pills?"

Thank you Jermaine for that mission, wasn't sure on which side you were, but happy to see you're on the right one.

We miss Michael like crazy, the world is sad without him, I hope he's in peace and happy. I love him so much.

You go Jermaine, spread the message!!!!!!! The world has to know finally! Looking foward to see you on Friday!


doris   August 6th, 2009 2:23 pm ET

I am from Puerto Rico I have been watching every thing. Here we loved very much Michael and we always will. All I can say is that God as a propuse for all of us Don't you think Jermaine? God bless us all


Raye   August 6th, 2009 2:23 pm ET

Dear Jermaine,
It is so important that you continue Michael's mission so that people can understand exactly the purpose of his life's dedication to the world.
I sincerely support you and so proud of you for doing that.


Pleasure   August 6th, 2009 2:26 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine for expressing what I have felt all along. It was so clear (to me) that Michael was on a mission, and he was using his music as a platform to reach out to as many people as possible. He could have very well been the second coming.....
He was very pure in his humanitarian work. Perhaps now more emphasis can be put on his good deeds, and less on controversial side issues, which are of no relevance.
Certain elements of society were intent on persecuting Michael no matter what. Since he can no longer be ridiculed, his good work must be recognized. Sign the petition to have him awarded the Nobel Peace prize posthumously.
It would be useful if the UN would recognize Michael for the work he did in Africa, Far East and South America. If all the people in the rest of the world would recognize Michael's good work, perhaps he will eventually get the recognition he deserves in the U.S.
I though we would have to wait for his children to take over his good work, so I'm glad we don't have to wait that long.
Good luck and know that you have many supporters.


Holland   August 6th, 2009 2:28 pm ET

Mrs Chandan Coverley,

Thank you so much for the link to MJ's video. Of all bad journalists who create stories to sell about celebrity, Martin Bashir is the worst and the most unethical journalist I have seen. Having said nice things to the man he interviewed to his face, then twisted and said differently on TV – I just can't believe it.

MARTIN BASHIR IS NOT EVEN A HUMAN BEING. A DOG COULD TREAT ITS KIND MUCH BETTER.


raven   August 6th, 2009 2:29 pm ET

JERMAINE,

THERE WILL BE NO "STAR" TO SHINE BRIGHTER THAN MICHAEL!!!!


Miss Private   August 6th, 2009 2:29 pm ET

Jermaine,

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and feelings with us!

I think it's great that you've chosen to carry the torch for your brother, I believe Michael would love that. I hope that we the FanFamily can play a role in helping you with your mission in some way. Like maybe another Heal the World charitable type of organization in Michael's name that we can ALL be a part of.

I would be happy and honored to help, in any way that I can.

Keep The Faith & God Bless you and your entire family.
Sincerely,
Monica

BTW when are you gonna get back in the studio??? (Smile)


doris   August 6th, 2009 2:29 pm ET

I am from Puerto Rico I have been watching every thing. Here, we loved very much Michael and we always will. All I can say is that God has a propuse for all of us Don’t you think Jermaine? God bless us all


Esmeralda   August 6th, 2009 2:33 pm ET

Jermaine – as I had stated on my own personal FB – I truly believe God gave him a Talent to help unite the WORLD. And our nation – US – comdemned him for being a gentle caring soul and because he wasn't the 'adult' SOCIETY told him he needed to be. he was caring and loving and People made his life horrible. God sent and Angel to us and we did nothing but see the Evil because we truly are an Evil people. He is making music from the Heavens now. May God give your family strength and the wisdom to continue Michael's love.


SALLY   August 6th, 2009 2:35 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine for being there for my Michael. Michael thanks you for everything. God be with you all. And may the Good Lord bless you all. Love you all. Rememberto hug the children for Michael every nite.
I miss Michael so much! But he's with Father now. Michael is gone back home.
HIS SOUL RESTS IN PERFECT UNINTERRUPTED JOYOUS DESERVING PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Libby   August 6th, 2009 2:35 pm ET

Jermaine and the Jackson Family,

There are so many of us who have seen your brother through the TV screen and listened through the radio for our entire lives. He is above and beyond 'TALENT' and his death is a tragedy.

Your family has exhibited such grace at this time. That is an inspiration. Michael was and will continue to be an inspiration.

As much as we all want to indulge in MJ media to satisfy the loss we are feeling...let's let it go and let his family live on in privacy and peace.

Libby


Samantha   August 6th, 2009 2:42 pm ET

Jermain,
My question is How do you cope with this loss?i'm typing this and i still can't stop crying.i'm thousands of miles away and i can't bear it.I love Michael as a person more than a personality.
every time I see his smiling face I start crying.I still haven't come across a human being who has a pure innocent open smile like his.
I want to help you to continue Michael's mission. Pls tell me how?


Gee   August 6th, 2009 2:43 pm ET

I am from Curacao, a island in the Carribbean. We here all know of Michael Jackson. I have loved Michael Jackson and I will forever. At moments I have dreamed of to invite MJ to come visit or live on our island. (now maybe his children can come someday. I hope so.
I thought he was taken good care of. I can not overcome his death and feel very very sad about it.
Michael was a really special man in this world.

Germaine, Keep doing what you are doing. Never give up and make the legacy of MJ bigger and everlasting.

God bless you and your family.


Yeng   August 6th, 2009 2:44 pm ET

what a wonderful blog Jermaine! God bless you and your family and it's so true about michael's mission in life and it was truely well accomplished. I know that he is enjoying paradise at the moment and he will be forever in our hearts:))


Philippines   August 6th, 2009 2:47 pm ET

What a great man, he loved the world with all his heart, it was an unconditional love and he really wanted to heal it, stop wars and destruction and have people find a common ground in love and goodness and sharing !

Michael, you were too good for this world, for the people here, for the decadence of the community around us. You are finally up with the angels, where you belong, may you RIP ! We will do our best to carry on your love and selflessness and teach it to our little ones.

We want justice for MJ!!! You have our support Jermaine!!!

LKL please help bring justice for MJ. We are counting on you.

From million of MJ's fans in the Philippines


carole Bonnet   August 6th, 2009 2:48 pm ET

Dear Jermaine,
As you said, Michael was a loving and compassionate man. He came into this world to bring love and happiness and he succeeded.
Unfortunately, some people misunderstood him and behaved without shame.
It's too unfair!
He was the greatest performer and entertainer. His soul was even more beautiful. I hope all those who betrayed and took advantage of his kindness, will be punished.
Michael didn't deserve to be ill-treated, he was a wonderful man.
I will always love him...RIP beloved Michael.


gary dinardo   August 6th, 2009 2:49 pm ET

jermaine, what is the best memory you have of michael?


myra   August 6th, 2009 2:49 pm ET

I would just like to say that I hae loved Michael for years I grew up on his music. If everyone would sit down and listen to the words in his music you would understand what Michael Jackson was all about and what he was trying to do in the world. His music explains it. I would also like to say to Jermaine my heart is hurting for his children and your whole family. May god bless you for what you are doing to carry out and fullfill what Michael was trying to do. Like I said if people would listen to the words of his music then maybe the world would be a better place. My blessings and prayer's are with you. Myra


Joan   August 6th, 2009 2:53 pm ET

GOOD writing. Thanks so much, I once again cried!!! I feel I lost a wonderful friend and a true friend. I miss him everyday, I enjoyed him so much, my kids grew up with him and he is dearly missed.


Alberto Martinez(Canary Islands/Spain)   August 6th, 2009 2:53 pm ET

I knew that Michael had a good heart just from his music and for beind a fan for 29 years.
Thanks Jermaine and take care of your brother´s legacy , a legacy of peace and care for others.


Angela   August 6th, 2009 2:55 pm ET

I can't even tell you how much Michael's death has affected my life. I feel as though I am the only one who knew who he really was, and accepted him as such. I wish I could have known him while he was here on earth but I will tell you I talk to him every night. I knew what a fabulous person he was, never believing a negative word about him, not even now. I still cry every day. I miss him so much.

The HUMANITARIAN in him has encouraged me to do more now then before. He was and still is the most beautiful person in the world.

I have been a Jackson fan all my life. I had a crush on Michael, like many others, from back in the day. I get angry when people speak ill of him, especially now.

When I see MJ or hear his voice, I get choked up. Alot of memories surface and it hurts me so. I feel that MJ and I had so much in common with the "abuse". I understand him so much that I wish I could have told him in person, instead it's in spirit. I still wish I had an "escape" route as he did.

Some reports state that MJ forgave your father and that they became close again and I hope that is true. MJ felt that whatever was happening to him was abuse and in his eyes it was and no one should tell him any different. I pray that he did not pass w/o he and his father at best opening up and discussing. Joe constantly denies the abuse, no taking any responsibility at all. There are too many Jackson's telling the same abuse story.

I wish I could give you the biggest hug you have ever had. Even though it's been over a month it hurts as if it was yesterday that I lost my "main man in the mirror" but I gained a guardian angel....believe that!

MJ is looking down and taking care of his family. He sees and hears everything and trust me when I say that he is sad...extremley sad. I feel his tears roll down my face every time we talk. (Those of you who read this may think I am crazy, and frankly I don't care)! He knows he is still loved by all and he will continue to shine and be the brightest light you have ever seen.

Jermaine, I promised Michael that we will get whomever it is who is responsible for his tragic death. I plan to keep that promise.

My love for MJ will forever be and no matter what happens he will always and forever be the love of my life. My prayers go out to you and your family and it will get better in time, we will all heal and I trust we will remember MJ for whom he was, a person with feelings, before anything else.

Much love to you all. XXOO


Anabela Guedes   August 6th, 2009 2:55 pm ET

Jermaine, thank you for the mission you're about to embrace. Although I'm a fan to Michael's music, the most important thing is His message. Unfortunately the world always mistreats their best souls. And I ask those who are pretending Michael's not an important issue, what's more important than LOVE? The only thing we'll take with us is the good and the bad deeds we've done in this world, and I truly believe that LOVE his the only way to make the world a better place to live in. We should all stand up for spreading and follow His message. I've learned so much from the videos I've been watching you act as a father. Thank You so much for all the love and talent you gave us.
I won't forget You ever. You were the most brilliant and eclectic entertainer, and an example we should follow in our own lifes. P.S.: sorry if there's some mistakes in this message, but I'm portuguese.


Pamela   August 6th, 2009 2:58 pm ET

I am so very proud of you and your family for standing tall in the mist of so much trouble and controversay. I have a very close family and it is nothing greater, or more powerful than unity. Keep showing the world how we do it! I miss Michael like he was my family.


Tracey G   August 6th, 2009 3:00 pm ET

Jermaine, thank you so much for the beautiful thoughts of Michael and the real man he was. Even now, 6 weeks after his passing, I still see too many negative stories from certain networks, members of the press and the tabloids... just looking for the tiniest tidbit of negative about him to exploit. What a shame, seems they learned nothing.

I will always be a Michael believer (fan if you will) I love Michael for ALL he was… not what the media tries to force feed me daily. I did learn the importance of caring and understanding and acceptance from Michael.

I think about him every day, and I miss him. May he rest in peace.


Saga   August 6th, 2009 3:00 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine. Michael was a peacefull Human. He was Not a threat to the Humanity, he was a blessing for the world. The world have to understand, if someone needs help we have to give. The people next to us and everywhere in the world.

Michael Jackson

R.I.P


Oscar   August 6th, 2009 3:03 pm ET

thank you Jermaine for being with us in such a horrible moment of sadness. I send u from my family and I all our support to you and the entire Jackson Clan and friends. We miss him so bad:( I love you


sarah   August 6th, 2009 3:03 pm ET

Well Said Angela !!!!! MISS U SOO MUCH Michael.....


sherry   August 6th, 2009 3:04 pm ET

jermaine is right about his brother micheal was a good person ans always tryed to help people and to make this a better world.me i have a chatroom on paltalk in heath section i created that room to try and help other with illnesses from anxiety just about everything i have anxiety myself and nowing it i try and help others i feel that is what i am in this world to do my id name there is strawberrytea34.i miss michael i love his music and no matter what is said about michael the bad things i will always love his music nothing will every change that micheal had a big heart and cared about other people


Lorie   August 6th, 2009 3:04 pm ET

Jermaine,

I am so glad you are speaking out, it is about time people start knowing and loving Michael for all he has done in this hateful world. People really need to step back and look in the mirror like th song says. I bet they would be pretty quiet after that. Michael is in a much better place and finally can have the world he always wanted sitting up in Heaven.


Josie   August 6th, 2009 3:05 pm ET

Michael is a very special amazing human being. He touched many people dearly.


Tiffany 06   August 6th, 2009 3:05 pm ET

This is beautiful. Michael Jackson is such a delicate, beautiful soul. May he rest in peace.


Brianna   August 6th, 2009 3:08 pm ET

Jermaine....THANK YOU! I am close to tears again.

You said what needs to be said about Michael...what the rest of the world, the ones who refuse to open their eyes and look past the sensationalism, needs to hear.


Julie   August 6th, 2009 3:11 pm ET

Thank you. Before Michael passed I was not aware of all of the charities that he helped. I just turned 15 on June 25th, so I grew up hearing all of these really stupid rumors. Naturally, I believed them, but now, I've watched a lot of videos of him and it is obvious that he was a very genuine person. The kind of genuine that can't be faked. It is almost impossible to believe that this is the same person that the media made up to be a total inhumane monster. He makes me want to be a better person. I want to help in any way that I can. Thank you for carrying out Michael's message.


MS   August 6th, 2009 3:12 pm ET

Jermaine,
You are an awesome brother. You keep us reminded that Michael was indeed your little brother. You were speaking up for him positvely throughout his down days and you still continue to be a most uplifting voice on his behalf. We can't help but love you and support you in your mission to continue Michael's dream. Being orphaned at a young age and only having a big brother throughout my life to look to and depend on only make me believe that Michael looked up to and admired you in an extra special way. You, I believe had a special place in his heart that noone else could dwell.
You are Blessed to succeed and Prevail. Stay encouraged.


ChicaWest   August 6th, 2009 3:13 pm ET

Jermaine,

I would like to thank you for the tears I am crying this very moment. The very essence of your brother was that you spoke of and so much more... much so that all he did shall never be know but to GOD.

Thank you for sharing a profound glimpse into the true intentions of your brother's heart. mind and soul. I know that this world meant a lot to it and he believed in taking care of the inhabitants on it (young and old).

I pray the joy and love Mike had in his heart is NEVER forgotten by those who truly knew and loved him. Steadfast in your mission from this point forward to do God's work for ALL of his children.

Peace & Blessings,

Chica


Nomali Perera   August 6th, 2009 3:13 pm ET

Jermain and Larry,

My full being wants to know how to help you. How can I get involved? What can I do? When do you start whatever is the first phase of the mission? Let's get this thing started for Michael and everyone else he was dedicated to helping.

Nomali
Boulder, CO
(I am Sri Lankan)


Jeni   August 6th, 2009 3:21 pm ET

Jermaine, thank you for sharing the truth about Michael. Unfortunately it was his death that made people stop and take stock in all that he did during his short time on Earth. I never met him, but I could always tell the person he was by the truth he gave to all of his work. He truly will live forever through the gifts he gave to all of us. I know that his death has shown me that we cannot judge others. One can never know what another feels unless we walk in his shoes. I feel sure that Michael is now at peace. Please keep in touch with all of us through your continued mission. Teach his children about their father every day. They were blessed to have such a loving and giving father.


Bianca   August 6th, 2009 3:24 pm ET

Jermaine isn't saying anything new. People who loved the real Michael, the man behind the icon, knew what a great soul he had. I am glad that the entire world is discovering Mike's real face, but I am sad this is happening too late. Maybe they will understand why WE loved him and appreciated him so much when he was alive. I hope they will have the dignity to apologize for every single mean and untrue statement they made, for the names they called him and for the pain they caused him. They buried him!
Hopefully humanity will learn a lesson from this tragedy – treat the heroes with respect before they cross the line to eternity. No tear or pain can bring them back.
As far as I am concerned I would like Mr. Jermaine and all Jackson family to know that Michael's work was not in vain, his voice was heard WE are following you in OUR new mission.

Peace, Love and Respect!


Dietrich   August 6th, 2009 3:24 pm ET

Your words are so true. Thank you so much.


Sherry   August 6th, 2009 3:25 pm ET

I am glad M.j.'s brother is bringing this side of Michael to everyones attention.I look forward to fridays show, and continue to pray for Michaels family.


Sandy   August 6th, 2009 3:25 pm ET

Jermaine,

My prayers go out to you and the entire Jackson Family. I can't express how much Michael's death has affected me. I feel so much anger over what the Press did to Michael and I look for ways to right the wrongs. I got involved with blogs set up to expose the Press but nothing seems to make it better.

That is the part of humanity that I have a hard time understanding. Why do the good ones get ridiculed? Michael was one of the good ones and you are right Jermaine Michael now has everlasting Peace. He was Angel. God Bless Him.


Melissa - Omaha, NE   August 6th, 2009 3:25 pm ET

Crying, yet again, over the poignancy of Michael's untimely passing. I'm just a speck of sand who admired and cherished him from afar. I cannot begin to fathom the depth of loss you, Jermaine, and those who were close to him are experiencing.

Thank you for reminding us what Michael was all about. We were so blessed to have him with us for that blink of time, like Haley's Comet. I'm so glad I was around to witness him and to feel his legacy.


Carmen   August 6th, 2009 3:26 pm ET

Jermaine, we all miss your brother, in fact we are still in shock because of his death!! I am really sorry for his children.

Jermaine, what do you think about Michael´s postulation for the 2010 Nobel Prize on Internet??

God bless you Michael. I will always love you!!! Thanks for all the joy you gave us! Every time I listen your music and watch your videos I remember my youth and the great moments I lived. Thank you!! I love you.


triny   August 6th, 2009 3:27 pm ET

Thank you so much for this wonderful article. Finally something is being published about Michael Jackson's humanitarian efforts. I saw a TV show on MTV last weekend called "Michael Jackson's Human Nature." It talked about this very thing and the kind of guy MJ was.

One of the concert promoters he worked with during his Bad tour, and he said as soon as they stepped off the plane Michael asked him if he wanted to go straight to the hotel or if he wanted to go to the orphanage with him. The guy went to the orphanage with him. When they got there he said conditions at the orphanage were pretty bad. They went around, MJ interacted with the kids and he spoke to one of the other promoters that were there with him. They whispered back and fourth to each other. Basically MJ said he wanted things to turn around at the orphanage. He wanted new beds, clean sheets and more staff caring for the kids and he wanted things turned around within 24 hrs or he would not go on stage to perform. Only MJ could do that!

I found a website that lists all of Michael's humanitarian deeds throughout his solo career and it's 13 pages long! None of this is being talked about in the media. They are all hell bent on making MJ out to be a depressed lunatic when clearly he wasn't. I know how this is affecting them as it has affected me as well. Michael has legions of fans all over the world and we're taking Michael's death just as hard as his family is. My prayers are with you, Jermaine along with the rest of the family and Michael's children. I pray you find the peace and justice you all deserve from this. I will continue to spread Michael's message of love as he did when he was with us.


sheika   August 6th, 2009 3:28 pm ET

Jermaine,

Thank you....
Thank you for this well put description of your brother and his mission. Micheal has done so much, for so many people and WE ALL appreciate it. As angela wrote up above, I too feel as though I knew who he was. I understood him. From his music to his good deeds.. They corresponded... Together in Harmoney, just like he mentioned time and time again. How many of us actually think about others before we think of ourselves. Michael was a true blessing.

I love your brother so much. I wish I could have gotten the chance to look him in the eyes and say "On behalf of the world " Thank you" "Thank you for everything"

Michael was a very strong man, and I admire him for that. Thru all the pain and struggles he still managed to keep his composure.
God has blessed him with so many gifts and I am glad that I was put on this earth at this time to experience your brother Michael Jackson.

I am so inspired to do more....and I will .....Your brothers life has moved me in such a way that my whole out look on life has chaged.

Thanks again Jermaine.... and be blessed

Michael I love you....and I always will.


Kristy Lynn   August 6th, 2009 3:29 pm ET

Jermain,

I would like to say that Michael, to me, was one of the most loving, caring, generous, and talented people to walk this earth. He used his gift for nothing but good and showed us that we can all make a difference. Michael will forever be missed and I am hoping that through you, the rest of his family, and his fans that his legacy will live on forever. Such a beautiful person can not be easily forgotten and I appreciate that you are showing every critic the good that was in Michael.

How are you planning on carrying on his legacy? Will you be touring, doing shows? If so, will you be doing any in America?

However you choose to show the world another side of Michael, that I already know existed, i'm sure you will do a wonderful job. Keep up the good work and stay strong. God Bless.

Kristy Lynn


NESSA   August 6th, 2009 3:30 pm ET

Yes. Michael was a great and loving person. He was a great person who showed others the love the Lord said we should show one another. I will forever miss him dearly. I pray for the Jackson family and his children and I know that Michael is with our Father in Heaven and he can finally rest and enjoy those around him.
Brownie


Josephine D   August 6th, 2009 3:31 pm ET

Michael was a gift from God and used his talents in selfless ways, there will never be another like him! He will never be forgotten, and the hundreds of millions of dollars he donated publicly and privately will never go to waste.


Kharen J. Suerte - Manila   August 6th, 2009 3:31 pm ET

Dear Jermaine,

It's exactly 3am here in Manila, and I thank you for finding the time to write and share the other side of Michael. He is forever gone, but your "blog" is an indication that an ending gives a way for a new chapter to begin. Michael has fulfilled his job here on earth and it seems to me now, through the inspiration of his music that it is our turn to do our share, to reach out a helping hand to those who are in need. Today is another dawn without Michael but a new beginning to to continue what he has started.

"How can someone who gave so much, be the subject of so much hate?" – I am also asking this question to myself, but then I realized that as we grow old, people are apt to throw you brickbats, instead of flowers...stones, instead of bread, just exactly the way some did to Michael. I do not want to sound biased but just like you, I was also raised to believe that there is a Supreme Being, which means that despite the imperfections of being human, which at times lead us to create a mistake, people by nature is good at heart. Why then, despite of Michael's imperfection can we not see the good things that he has done? All his life, I saw him spent his days making others happy. I wasn't given the chance to know him personally but I am those many who was blessed to be cheered and inspired by him.

Michael was once a blessing to the world, now, it's his turn to receive his blessing from God. A reward of never ending happiness and eternal life for all the good and beautiful things that he has done.

Jermaine, thank you for sharing your brother to us. To many, he is an icon, but for me, it doesn't end there, because he is an inspiration for me to think of what I can do to make this world a better place.

God bless your family!


Wacky   August 6th, 2009 3:32 pm ET

Hi Jermaine, i just cant help but cry and think how can i also help to spread Michael's message i also dont want to feel hatred to those people who ridiculed him in the past, because i know that not what Michael wants. Growing up with Michael Jackson's music has been the best thing that ever happened to my life


LAURENCY   August 6th, 2009 3:33 pm ET

Dear Jermaine
It is a great loss for all of us. I just told an old lady (94 yrs) that Michael is gone and she took that quite badly remembering the shy little boy that we used to see on tele during the Jackson 5 years. We were waiting for Michael's return on the stage and my daughter of 11 was only beginning to discover his music. So yes, he touched the hearts of 3 generations. Today's problem is not just economy but ecology and until we do something about it man will always remain ignorant of what's going on. United we must stand and stop destruction in any parts of the world. Forests are burning because of greed. Beings and animals tortured because of hatred. We must make it a better place for you and for me!!! Music is magic and his message in his music was an inspiration for all of us


Jodi   August 6th, 2009 3:38 pm ET

Oh good grief – the Jackson family for the most part are a bunch of publicity hounds. Michael was a miserable soul, it was obvious. In the last 10 or more years of his life he tried to change himself into everything from Diana Ross to Micky Mouse. He did not even want children of his own race. He was not a saint – he was a troubled, sad person. Now that he is dead everyone is singing his praises – how quickly we forget that it was not very long ago he was accused of child molestation – even settling one of those cases. He has been a joke in the media and press for years but now that he is dead, "oh he was great". He was just a weirdo with lots of money.


Kimberly   August 6th, 2009 3:38 pm ET

Jermaine:

Thank you for reminding us what an amazing human being your brother was.

In all the hype it gets forgotten – that he was first and foremost – A HUMAN BEING. A father, a brother, a son, an uncle, – then – he belonged to the rest of the WORLD.

May your family, and his beautiful children find the healing and the peace they seek by continuing his legacy.

"Smile, even though your heart is breaking..."

Blessings,

Kimberly
New Jersey


Carmen   August 6th, 2009 3:38 pm ET

I am convinced that many people took advantage of Michael. For instances, now after his death many "friends" talk about him, his life, and even his feelings. How do they dare to do it?? How they know about his feeelings and thoughts.

Before Michael died nobody cared about him, nobody talked about him, he was called "Jacko" and many people mocked about him. It´s too sad that now after he passed away, everybody comes up with remarkable things about him. Why they didn´t say good things when he was alive, instead of that many people destroyed him.

However, for us, who really love him, who grew up with Thriller, Billy Jean, Beat It, etc, etc,etc, he will always be an angel, an artist, and mostly a great human being.

I LOVE YOU MICHAEL, I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!!!


mimi   August 6th, 2009 3:40 pm ET

Jermaine.. i must confess i really dont know how to let go of Micheal..God help me i really dont know how.. i cry everyday 4 Micheal...

Ever since his passing, Micheals music rings in my mind, my being.. it hurts soooo much.. i dont know when if ever i get over Micheals loss.. Its now that i FULLY understand Janets song- u never know wat uve got till its gone.
I am 31 and have loved Micheal all my life, always will... ALWAYS!!!


gary dinardo   August 6th, 2009 3:42 pm ET

jermaine, thinking back on your days as a member of the Jackson 5 what was your best memory as a Jackson 5?


Beverly   August 6th, 2009 3:42 pm ET

Michael was doing what love best help all the US n nation n he did very well job up it n I do miss help very much. God help guide Michael to right things n everyone have Joy n Happiness WE still love Michael will never be forgot either. Love Beverly


Bijoux   August 6th, 2009 3:42 pm ET

Thank you so much Jermaine for sharing,
this was and will forever be the reason why I love(d) Michael...

He was the most unselfish human being and he gave so much!!
He gave comfort and love through his music, magic through his dancing and hope and inspiration through his "Magic Kingdom".

I feel blessed to have been part of the Michael Jackson generation, and now passing on His Legacy to my 2,5 year old child who's singing 'Beat it' on a daily basis and dancing along with every MJ song...

He truly did nothing but GOOD!!!
Bless Him


Mrs. Beauitful   August 6th, 2009 3:43 pm ET

Hello Jermaine,
I dont know if you will get this message or not, but I just wanted to say that I have always loved Michael ever since I was a little girl. I remember I would run home from school to catch the scream video on video soul or mtv. I never ever for second beleived that Michael had a bad bone in his body. I really see him as a real good role model for my generation and generations to come. I always admire him because the media tried so hard to break him but through it all he stayed strong. He always kept on smiling and always kept giving. I dont think no one will ever understand what Michael endure while he was on earth. I really hate that he had to die to be apperciate. He will live on forever and forever. His legacy will leave on and never die. I love Michael some much even my 7 yr old daughter loves Michael.


Steva   August 6th, 2009 3:46 pm ET

Jermaine,

Please don't ever stop speaking for your brother!! All the media and the people who falsely accused him will have to answer for the actions some day and I hope they all pay for the harm that they have caused Michael!! It is sad that the world has lost probably the most compassionate and loving person that has ever walked on this earth. There will never be another MICHEAL JACKSON!! They say God will walk this earth some day well I believe that he has been walking this earth through Michael and the world once again did to him what they did to Jesus back in the day. God took his son so that the world can't hurt him anymore!!! Just know and I hope that Michael knew in his heart how much he was truly loved and cherished by a huge part of the world! More people in the world believed in him and could see through the media and money hungry people that fasely accused him of things! Love and Peace, always and forever to the most compassionate and loving person the world will ever see!!!!


mimi   August 6th, 2009 3:46 pm ET

..... Micheal is someone special u know without even meeting him ... u feel that specaial BOND with him. To me, that is why Micheal is soooooo different from other celebs. That sets him apart and puts him in a class of his own. dat makes u want to protect , support and love him all ur life.

Sometimes i hear people comare Micheal with Elvis, but the truth is Elvis is not even fit to wipe MJ's feet simple!!!... God bless u Micheal forever!


Andrea Domoslai   August 6th, 2009 3:46 pm ET

Beautiful message!

God's work is the only thing that matters and the only thing that will last.


ILKAMARIA   August 6th, 2009 3:47 pm ET

THANKS JERMAINE, FOR TOLD ALL THOSE THINGS TO US, I M SURE THAT MICHAEL IS HAPPY FOR THAT WHEREVER HE BE, I THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE HIM TOO...NOW A LOT OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD AND ME WANTS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, CAUSE MICHAEL DO ,,,,,,,AND WE ARE SO PROUD ABOUT HIM AND ABOUT YOU FOR CONTINUED HIS JOB,,,THANKS FOR THAT AND REMEMBER THAT MICHAEL AND HIS FAMILY HAS A MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD THAT LOVE YOU AND BELIEVE YOU..THANK YOU VERY MUCH.......FOR UR WORDS


Maureen (UK)   August 6th, 2009 3:47 pm ET

Hi Germaine,

Since the tragic loss of your brother Michael, the world has seen the biggest outpouring of loss, sympathy and love in history.

Could you please tell me if Michael knew how much we all loved him ?

Love and support to all the family Germaine. x

Thank you Larry for giving all the people who loved Michael, the chance to show it. You are a sweetheart Larry. x


Leslie   August 6th, 2009 3:49 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine. You allow us to see a different side of Michael. See we are just regular joes and the only way that we do know Michael is through his music and through the media. Well we know the media has portrayed him in a very negative manner in the past. So thank you for allowing us to see things about him we would have never otherwise known. The nation is behind you and your mission!


Adriana from Romania   August 6th, 2009 3:49 pm ET

I cried when I read Jermaine's words about Michael. Very touching and true. Michael really was a man of God and I know that many people around the world perceived him like that. His gifts to this world are...beyond words. I am totally "speechless".
I hope people will become aware of his messages and be able to change this world in "a better place".
Michael will always be in my heart!
All my love to Michael's fans!

Adriana


Nickie   August 6th, 2009 3:50 pm ET

Jermaine, this is so beautiful. I've felt the same way about Michael and his beautiful spirit for many years.

I hope you set up a foundation or some organization so people like me can serve and contribute in Michael's name. This will continue Michael's work to heal the world and find solutions to our global problems. At the same time, by contributing and serving in Michael's name, I believe we'll help his soul to progress in all the worlds of God.


Johnnie Y. Madden   August 6th, 2009 3:51 pm ET

Dear Jermaine: I was so increadibly touched by your words about Michael. I grew up on Michael's music. He & I have the same birthday (Aug 29th) I was 5 yrs old when I first heard "I Want You Back." I thought he was magical because I had never heard a child sing like he did! He was amazing! I went through the teenage crushes....kept a scrapbook (still got it!) I'd read all the "Right On" magazines featuring the Jackson 5 almost practically break my neck to make sure I never missed any appearances on TV or the the Saturday Morning Jackson 5 cartoons. Later I'd get angry when anyone said he was gay. I'd always believed in Michael the power of his talent...I just knew he was incredibly gifted by God. I just feel that he had a beautiful spirit & due to whatever circumstances in his life that he could not be like everyone else. I understood this. I am still so sad he is gone but I know he will live on & hopefully he is at peace. God bless you & the rest of the family, I am praying for each & every one of you.


Helm   August 6th, 2009 3:53 pm ET

Jermaine na familia yako, Rabhi akupeni subra duniani na akher. Mungu amlaze pema Michael peponi 'Ameen'. Moyo na mawazo yangu yapo pamoja nawe, wazee wenu na watoto wenu pia. Nawapenda wote X


ILKAMARIA   August 6th, 2009 3:53 pm ET

I JUST WANNA SAY I LOVE U SO MUCHA MICHAEL JACKSON AND I WILL MISS YOU FOREVER AND NEVER WILL FORGET ABOUT YOU AND WHEN I DIED I WANT TO FIND YOU AGAIN AND BE TOGETHER FOREVER AND EVER....LOVE WITH ALL MYSELF AND ALL MY HEART FOR ALL TIME


Penny   August 6th, 2009 3:54 pm ET

Please keep his light shining – we need it in this world.


deborah   August 6th, 2009 3:56 pm ET

my mom use to say u never miss the water until it runs dry, my dear
jermaine u have found it and i know it, i read where mj said that some things to him is just ignorance. this a great word and when a person use it u will know that this is deapth. so many need to do what he did and not look for it back, how can we get together with this this love that we all need to be healthy, to be. mj gave me love an d i made my family look and enjoy his music his own love shareing, here in st. thomas usvi. i will pray for u and fam. the designer of this world will always unconditionaly lov us. we now must act on the things we share to stay loving.
lov now and forever


Michelle Smith-Strand   August 6th, 2009 3:56 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine for coming out on Michael's behalf. You are helping me deal with the loss of Micahel more than you know. My eyes will always water with earthly sadness and joy when I think of Michael in God's Kingdom (my future home).

Blessings to all the broken hearts.


Amber   August 6th, 2009 3:57 pm ET

Jermaine,
I pray for your family each and everday, I cannot begin to understand how hard this has to be for you and your family. Everything is in the public eye and that has to be hard. I think i've cried everyday since Michael's death, we miss him so very much. I know Michael was such a giving and loving person, he inspries me to help the world and to help others. I think It's amazing that you are going to help carry Michael's wishes and dreams out. Please know that we your fans will be behind you all the way, and will help to do our part. We love you very much and Michael will always be in our hearts. His music will live on FOREVER !
God Bless


Michelle   August 6th, 2009 3:59 pm ET

Michael was a true humanitarian. He soft spoken , kind hearted and unselfish. He did not deserve what happened to him. My heart wil forever be broken. I only hope that he is at peace now because he couldn't have it here. Michael, I always loved you and I always will love you.


Eileen   August 6th, 2009 3:59 pm ET

You are correct, without Jehovah God we are nothing!


Murry   August 6th, 2009 3:59 pm ET

I'm happy with your words Jermaine, thank you. Since your brothers momerial, I feel more pain because of everything the world did to him. I knew all his good works never came in the media. (my excuse, English is not my language). Since my young age (born; 1960), Michael is my life inspiration, my secret lover, my soulmate, my brother. For me, he is a Masjiach. It doesn't matter who's right or wrong, keep on the good work Jermaine. He has a special place in my heart. May he rest in peace. God bless you family Jackson. With love. M.H.G. / Netherland


Michelle   August 6th, 2009 4:00 pm ET

correction
He was soft spoken


Sharon Wheeler   August 6th, 2009 4:00 pm ET

What a beautiful thing to say about your Brother! And I know he is watching over you and your family for the rest of your lives.. I believe he is in a much better place then here – everyone says how much they miss Michael but no one can miss him like his Mum and his Brothers and Sisters and off course his lovely Children....It seems to me that "GOD" needed another Angel to help him and he choose Michael – How special can that be xxxx


Alina   August 6th, 2009 4:03 pm ET

I hope those people who doubted Michael will read your words Jermaine.
I hope those people who misunderstood his love for children and people, will realize the monstrosity of their accusations.
I hope those people who directly accused Michael of doing wrong, and who destroyed his life, will realize they destroyed a good soul and they will regret it for the rest of their life.
Like you said Jermaine, Michael was special, he really care about people and he only did good, helping people was his main priority.
It's a shame people didn't appreciate him, it's a shame people took advantage of him, it's a shame people did their best to destroy him.
May God rest his soul in peace, may God give strength to his kids, mother, brothers and sisters and may Michaels memory and legacy always live.
Jermaine, you are as special as Michael was, I hope one day we'll meet and have a chat.

Alina


ILKAMARIA   August 6th, 2009 4:04 pm ET

ANOTHER THING IS THAT I WANT TO ALL FAMILY OF MICHAEL NEED TO KNOW THAT WE LOVE THAT ANGEL CALLED MICHAEL JACKSON, WITH ALL OUR HEART, AND WE ARE CRYING YET..AND WE CAN NOT STOP YET, WE ARE SO SO SO SAD, AND THAT IS SOMETHING UNBELIEVABLE, CAUSE IS LIKE A BROTHER THAT LEFT FOR US IS LIKE LOVER FAMILY, AND IS THE TRUE ALL FANS ARE CRYING YET, EVERY DAY WE KNOW THAT HE IS IN A BETTER PLEACE NOW, BUT WE CAN NOT LIVE WITH OUT HIM, WE ARE TRYING BUT IS SO HARD....WITH OUT HIM....LOVE YOU MORE THAT YOU COULD IMAGINED MICHAEL JACKSON...WE DID NOT HOW MUCH .........THANKS FOR LOVE US


Jacquie (Toronto Canada)   August 6th, 2009 4:04 pm ET

Bravo Jermaine!! Finally someone has put it all together and so eloquently. If the torment Michael endured from the media and fortune-seekers has finallly brought focus on his real purpose, intentions, good works and gentle, loving soul then I quess it had a purpose but I think it is a sad statement of our society that he had to go through it all. God bless you and your family....I will look forward to and support your future endeavours in Michael's name and will strive to make the world a better place thanks to Michael's example.


patsy pitts   August 6th, 2009 4:06 pm ET

Dear Jermain: I lost a sister and I know how it feels, This too shall pass however it takes a very long time. I think you are on the right track. I am so glad there is a God because we as humans make many mis-judgements when it comes to charector.The people did not know him, I loved michael as a fan. I drew his picture on my business card. I am pretty sure I met him once wearing one of his famous disguises and he hung around with me at my sales booth for a couple of hours. He was soft spoken and pleasent I was a little suspect and ask him if he was M.J.and he smiled a regal smile and said no. Very cute maybe early twenties. I was already married no chance of a future, bumer. What I remember the most about Micheal was his concern for others. If I can help it would be my honor. Pat


Mrs. Beauitful   August 6th, 2009 4:08 pm ET

Jermaine
I hope that you put an end to the horrible rumor of Michael not having any contact with his family. I am so tired of the media saying that he did not want anythin to do with his family. I know that you all are very close and I know that Michael loves all of you. I think that the Jackson family has always maintained a perfect bond.

How is Katherine doing? I know its hurts her so bad to her people come on national TV and speak badly about Michael. I am so glad that she knows Jeovah, because I know she is going through so much and only he can help her with the type of pain the she is enduring.

I also wish that the media leave Joe alone also. He may have made some mistakes in his life, but he always work hard to make sure that his family was ok. I know he loves Michael he just have a strange way of showing it.


Sheryl   August 6th, 2009 4:10 pm ET

World Peace Day is held annually in November. Jermaine, this could be a day to organize an event that would recall Michael Jackson's charitable and peaceful work.


Tawnya Juran   August 6th, 2009 4:12 pm ET

Jemaine, I want to THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for sharing the the real Michael with us all. I have always known there was more to Michael than his music. He was/is a true humantarian. He has so much love and understanding. No one will ever be able to replace him but we all can heal the world and make it a better place by starting with the man/woman in the mirror.... Since Michaels death I am trying to do my part and I hope everyone else will follow in memory of Micheal and the great kind, loving, understanding, generous, heartfelt, and talented person that he was. We will always cherish the time he had with us all here on earth, but knowing he is in a better place is very comforting. Thank You again Jermaine and Michael we will never forget you..... you will live here on earth with us all in our hearts....


Cecilia   August 6th, 2009 4:12 pm ET

First, my condolences to Michael's family. My soul is aching. What I feel is undescribable ... there hasn't been a word or emotion invented that can define it. I'm just an ordinary person who met Michael in 1983 one casual day at his family's home in California. He was EXTREMELY kind, patient and approachable. I've always treasured the pictures we took and the time he spent with us. I'm still in mourning and even though I didn't know Michael personally, I feel a connection. I am of his generation and grew up with his and his brothers' music and talents.

Jermaine I would love to hear any stories or thoughts about Michael that you can share with us ... you know, the crazy stuff families know about a person and usually threaten to talk about at family gatherings. Thank you.


Christine Gardiner   August 6th, 2009 4:13 pm ET

I wish the Jackson family could just focus on all the multi-millions of fans who truly loved, admired, and saw past the negative media reports, to the real, wonderful, and caring Michael Jackson, that they knew. His light was so strong, that no twisted news report could ever cast any kind of shadow over what he created.
Thank you Jermaine for wanting to carry on his legacy, because from the second we lost Michael, a huge hole has been left open, and the world has become a much sadder place because of it.
Michael Jackson left 98% of this world feeling and knowing his mission, please don't let that 2% have the power to minimize any of that.
God Bless all of you, especially his 4 beautiful children.


Lorrie Cherie   August 6th, 2009 4:14 pm ET

Jermaine I think Mike took on way too much, one person alone cannot change the world,we love him and miss him very much, but I still feel it was Mike against the world how much more could he take upon his shoulders, no matter how hard he tried and how much he did.

Not enough people listened and it breaks my heart to see this when all his life he gave of himself, so much of his soul, he had nothing left for himself, this can weigh on one's body and health. There is no one on this planet that can ever be like he was, also I would like to add, to us he was family too, a brother ,a husband, a father, a friend, the word ICON NO, he was much more than that, and will remain inside each one of us forever.

God Bless


Sheryl   August 6th, 2009 4:14 pm ET

Nickie has a great idea (above).


MJLover   August 6th, 2009 4:15 pm ET

May Allah Bless MJ and his family!


Beverly   August 6th, 2009 4:18 pm ET

I 'm in Metairie La Jermaine n I have a grandson by third son marriage n his name is Joseph Alexander Antoine n its french name. I wish all your Jackson Family joy n happiness n God n MIchael is still watching from heaven n he is Angel Now with Angel Wings n cotinue what was doing and dont stop and wish I could have all u and hug all u and We ARE All GOD CHILDREN WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE BETTER NATION AND ALL AROUND THE WORLD N THE U.S. TOO. THANKS U VERY MUCH JERMAINE MISSION CONTINUE DOING THAT IS PUTIING BIG SMILE ON MICHAEL JACKSON YR BABY BROTHER FACE (* ___*) SMILE ON MINE TOO. MY PRAYERS N LOVE AND SUPPORT TO ALL JACKSON FAMILY N MICHAEL'S CHILDREN GIVE THEM HUG N KISS FOR ME IF CAN. MOST OF ALL WE ALL BE TOGHTHER IN HEAVEN WITH HAPPY SMILE TOO. THANK VERY MUCH LARRY KING FOR JERMAINE SPEAK FOR MICHAEL AND MISSION HIS DOING FOR YEARS TO COME. GOD BLESS U JERMAINE JACKSON. I'M SAME AGE AS U ARE. TAKE CARE JERMAINE.(((((((((((((HUGS FOR ALL OF U BLOW A KISS TO ALL U.)))))))))))))))))))


Teri   August 6th, 2009 4:19 pm ET

Your brother was a wonderful and gentle soul. His random acts of kindess were amazing. The fact he didn't make it public said alot about his character. It's a shame people are seeing that side of him now – when it's too late. But that is ok, God knows. I will miss him forever. May God Bless you and your family. Thank you. RIP Sweet Michael.


Selma   August 6th, 2009 4:21 pm ET

Jermaine,
Thank you so much for letting us into Michaels life. For telling us about the good Michael was into. May God keep you and yours. And know Your loved as Is Michael.


Jeremiah Lyles   August 6th, 2009 4:22 pm ET

Jermaine.

I hope that your furthering the ideologies and presence of your brother brings out the best in you and the Jackson family. The loss of your brother is one thing but the absence of the Jackson family, their being present and leading, in the music business, is not good.

In the wake of your brothers death, the world has shown that they love him, and possibly the Jackson family just as much. Do continue and keep the family visually present in the music business.


Anna   August 6th, 2009 4:22 pm ET

ADAM sounds like a child molester... he seems to know exactly how they operate.


Carmen   August 6th, 2009 4:23 pm ET

Dear Jermaine:

What do you think about Michael Jackson´s postulation for the 2010 Nobel Prize on Internet???


raven   August 6th, 2009 4:23 pm ET

Jermaine,

The reason MICHAEL was subject to so much hate, is because his HEART was so full of LOVE... There was no one like MICHAEL and never will be.

MICHAEL always cared about others in this World more than himself.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 4:24 pm ET

Aymi
What a beautiful poem from Mother Teresa. It fits Michael so well. Thanks for sharing!! 🙂


claire   August 6th, 2009 4:26 pm ET

i feel so emotional when Jermaine speaks about Michael. Michael s messages thru his music always inspire me for a better world. I feel so glad listening to Jermaine speak so highly about his brother cause MJ simply deserves it......he s my inspiration. I am not surprised to hear all about his contribution to charities and people in need.....for me MJ was chosen to complete a mission on this earth...and we need him more....his passing away was so untimely....but now he s in a better place ...a place of harmony and peace....a place he always dreamed of thru his music....You will live forever in my heart MJ....and to all the Jackson family...my thoughts are with you.


Tami   August 6th, 2009 4:26 pm ET

My husband and I understand the work of international humanitarians, and understand Michael's heart in the work. My husband, and all his creativity, has invested in the last 4 years projects for humanitarian. May we all do our part in this world to make it a better place!


raven   August 6th, 2009 4:28 pm ET

Jermaine,

One must always remember there is always GOOD and evil.....in the World....


KIM   August 6th, 2009 4:29 pm ET

MAY GOD COVER YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WITH HIS POWERFUL LOVE


Nancy   August 6th, 2009 4:30 pm ET

Jermaine,

Thank you for speaking out. Knowing the good that was in your brother lifts me up. I can tell you will keep the faith. Praying for all of the family. My heart is broken for your Mother too. I can't imagine the pain of losing her son. You only have to reach out to us and we'll be there to help. May seem crazy, but have been buying everything I can get my hands on just hoping that the proceeds will benefit all of you. When you came for the Light Up Atlanta "party" so long ago, it touched my heart. Don't give up before the miracle happens. Sincerely, Nancy


Juan   August 6th, 2009 4:31 pm ET

The process of dealing with the loss of Michael will always conflict with sadness and joy. the sadness is we all never will get enough of the entertainer that was truly the GREATEST of all times. but more importantly, Michael will be missed simply because his life was a script that was chosen for a special soul to show many what love can do for all of us, and there is no doubt Michael followed the script to a tee....joy and peace to his soul......


Vanessa   August 6th, 2009 4:34 pm ET

Michael was a great guy. I still wish i could have gone to one of his concerts, but couldn't. I send all my hope and greetings to the Jacksons. ❤


raven   August 6th, 2009 4:35 pm ET

Jermaine,

When the media sensationalized MICHAEL they were making money, that was an evil soul taking away from the soul of the GOOD....


Anthony Smith   August 6th, 2009 4:35 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine. Love you.


Craig Walston   August 6th, 2009 4:36 pm ET

Dear Larry- Please give me a break already with all this hype for Michael. He was a great entertainer, period. He was an irresponsible adult who didn't pay his bills; he manipulated and deceived people when he could. His behavior in life, displayed a man with serious mental problems..i.e dangling his child off balcony, wearing PJ's to court because he couldn't handle damaging testimony, and being pushed in a wheelchair to get sympathy from others. The list can go on and on; being hooked up to an I.V's to knock himself out. I feel bad for his children who intuitively had to know their dad was sick in his mind. Instead of trying to heal the world, Michael needed to heal himself. Like most people with severe personality disorders, Michael blamed everyone else for his problems, and like a child, never accepted responsiblity for his life. Michael was an ego-maniac, and please stop validating this man. Barack Obama, Michael Jordan, and Oprah Winfrey are real hero's. They display integrity. Validat them. Sorry to give you the facts!


Kizzie   August 6th, 2009 4:37 pm ET

Jermaine, continue with your brothers work and we will support you. Everyone in UK loves Michael.

The media only speculates. The forget Michael was and is a son, a brother, an uncle and cousin and after all, a dad and a good dad (i like the video with with his kids at a birthday party). God bless michael and and God bless all you in your family and he may give you all peace that surpassess everything. Love you Jermaine


Sofie Haugaard   August 6th, 2009 4:38 pm ET

I couldn't agree more. Michael Jackson was a beautiful man, through and through.
Bless Michael and his family.


Vanessa   August 6th, 2009 4:40 pm ET

I love Michael the Jacksons and his children. They're really cute!! Best of hope to them and i'm looking forward to watching LKL tomorrow night.


Jolanda   August 6th, 2009 4:40 pm ET

Dear Jermaine,

Here a email from Jolanda I live in the Netherlands.
I am a big fan of you`re brother . I will never forget the songs , and the dancing but the most presious gift he give us all was his heart his big heart.

A few years ago you`re brother was here in Rotterdam at the Sophia children hospital and what i see there was a dream. he loved every child there.

He send people from him to a toy store and buy a lots of toy`s for al the children in the hospital.

And some of theme he send several years christmas cards.

Here in holland we don`t understand all the bad talking about Michael its very diffrent than the usa.

The most presious gift on earth is now in heaven. I`ll never never never forgot Michael and i really hope the press will leave the kids alone .
They have people around them who love them and take care .
Wish you`re whole family all teh best.

And please finisch Michael`s work he started and if you need help no matter what here in holland will be there for you

Big hugg and don`t forget you have a family to be proud of
Everybody may wish the have a family like you`rs

Let us put our hands in one and heal the world

Love Jolanda


Sandy   August 6th, 2009 4:40 pm ET

Your brother was a great man with a very big heart who cared about the world and the people in it and it would be nice if the media reported more of the good things Micheal did instead of trying to trash him every chance they get. It is too sad that now after he passed away, everybody comes up with remarkable things about him. Why they didn´t say good things when he was alive, instead of that many people destroyed him.
Michael was a tortured soul that the media helped along the way to his death, also greedy people who exploited him for his money by telling lies and blackmailing him. That was the beginning of his tormented soul and caused his death. I am sick of hearing the Media speculating on how many drugs he took.
Jermaine, it is good to see that you will carry on what he started i’m sure he will be very pleased.
Michael will always be in my heart!


Lois   August 6th, 2009 4:42 pm ET

I am so sorry that Michael was so tortured inside that he had to take many medications just to get some rest. I hope many people, young and old, will learn and understand what improper medications can do to you, and the seriousness of Doctors not paying attention, but continue to injure someone with medications rather than getting to the bottom of his pain, and help him servive and, enjoy his children, and all his brothers and sisters. You are in a good place now Michael, no commitments, no one to pressure you. You have left all the demands in your Earthly life behind, and no one will approach you that does not truly love you; You will know the difference. God Bless. Continue to live your Spiritual Life which you will make beautiful.


helena   August 6th, 2009 4:45 pm ET

dear Jermaine,

I was moved when i read this... Thank God Michael will be known and remembered for what he truely is "an angel"..he fought for this all his life, he sang about this all his life, all his life was about helping the world and making it a better place. Thats why we miss Michael so much. He was the only one that felt the pain of this world and one of the only people that acted upon it. May you show this world who Michael really was. Good luck and i know God is there with you. Well done Jermaine i take my hat of to you.........

and as Michael said......

I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change.

and we should all listen to this and act on it....not just sing along.

RIP Michael your always in my heart.....Jermaine bless you and good luck.......


Roxie   August 6th, 2009 4:45 pm ET

Jermaine, thank you for sharing with us all that you have. We are all hurting and what has amazed me in these past weeks is the power Michael's love has left for the world to feel. I too, am thankful that Michael lived in my lifetime. He truly has made my life magical, and his message of love radiates through me always. I want to continue to love, as he did. I do think we can make a difference. I miss Michael, and I love him very much. You all are in my prayers and thoughts. I know we will see Michael again in Heaven. What a glorious day that will be! Until then, I will live my life continuing to love him, and share his message of love to everyone I meet.

Larry, thank you so much for all the great coverage you have done on Michael. I hope you continue to keep us updated. You have shown wonderful respect, and love through this horrible situation. I am forever grateful to you for showing the "truth" on T.V.


Debbie   August 6th, 2009 4:46 pm ET

I love what you said Jermaine. Thank you for sharing. I was one who was quick to judge your brother in the past but through the media in recent weeks even with all the negative, I have come to see him in a different light. The special Don Lemmon, Man in the Mirror was excellent. Also the Larry King night's following your brother's passing were also informative. I believe he is in a place of peace much like Wonderland was.

Best wishes, Stay Strong..

A Jackson Five/Michael Jackson Fan.
Debbie


SuzieCanada   August 6th, 2009 4:47 pm ET

Jermaine,

I am looking forward to your appearance on LKL. Like many other fans, I need to hear a positive, loving perspective on Michael. You, having been so close to him, perhaps could ease some of the anguish some of us are still feeling. How can we get closure when we still don't know why the King of Pop left us, not knowing if he suffered or left peacefully ... how do you cope?


Carla Ward   August 6th, 2009 4:50 pm ET

I wrote this the day Michael passed

When you hear his name
You know life isn't the same
He was a gift given to us
We opened to quickly
And he may have lost our trust
He opened his love and heart to all
This would be a part of his downfall
So many lies about him were made
An innocent man felt betrayed
Did you walk in this man's shoes
Would you then believe the news
He never did have a childhood
He wanted to relive all that he could
All he wanted was to live and love
He felt he could no longer rise above
He planned a comeback for his fans
His future was full of brilliant plans
"This is it" he was almost there
No other concert would compare
But then there came an awful day
This beautiful man was taken away
Our grief is strong, now he's on top
Our gift is gone
May you rest in peace our King Of Pop
Michael Jackson
Written By Carla Ward


Caroline Esparon   August 6th, 2009 4:50 pm ET

Good on you Jermaine. Make sure you do everything you can to keep Michael's good name alive. I support you. Your brother was and is still the best. No one will ever beat him as a performer and from what I could see a very very nice person. I send you all the best of luck. Michael is the best!!!


Cherise   August 6th, 2009 4:58 pm ET

I've always known this about Michael. His music make me want to be a better person. Thank you for sharing this with us!


Romy   August 6th, 2009 4:59 pm ET

Jermaine, I haven't any words to say 'cause I'm crying, because all that you said was wonderful, your brother was a beautiful human, He was the Best singer and entertainer, but He was an angel in this world, 'cause He gave everything to heal the world, and to save us. Thanks Jermaine, Kissies and Hugs for you and your family, and Prince, Paris and Blanket too. Michael is an Angel and He is helping us now. I love Michael, and I miss Him so much. Love you 🙂
kissies and hugs, from ARGENTINA.


Spoken Well   August 6th, 2009 4:59 pm ET

Jermaine, you are a true brother who cares about the death of Michael. I appreciate you sharing the truth about MJ, however, trust and believe they know that he was not a bad person neither was he a person who hated. Although they tried to take everything from MJ. I appreciate your efforts to spread the truth and I only ask that you never, never, never let MJ legacy go. We realize he was not God, however, he had a great compassion for ALL MANKIND. This is what they hated in MJ not that he was a great entertainer, because he did have LOVE for ALL MANKIND. I pray you much success in spreading the news and wish you godspeed. I applaud you for this effort and appreciate you sharing with us. You should list the many charities MJ contributed to in saving many.


Sondra   August 6th, 2009 5:02 pm ET

I think Michael was a very, very special human being. I'm just so sad that this corrupt world and it's "demonic" people tried and almost destroyed him because of his innocence. that's how Satan's world is. I know Michael was raised to know what Jehovah God's purpose is for the earth and the meek ones. I truly believe Michael is a "meek one" that will inherit the earth. If he kept Jehovah in his heart, he will be here to see God transform this earth into the world he sang about and tried to make a reality.


suzan   August 6th, 2009 5:04 pm ET

dear jearmaine.

for me MICHAEL like an angel, his heart and his feelings just like an angel, until now I'm still mourning for his death, I just can't hold my tears everytime I listening his music and all the news about him.
I never believe in media what they say about MICHAEL, I just know that he is MICHAEL with ANGEL HEART.
I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH MICHAEL, you will always in my heart.

God bless you and the Family.


eina guevarra   August 6th, 2009 5:04 pm ET

I believe in you Jermaine, when Michael went to my country (Philippines) for a concert in Dec. 1996 as part of HIStory tour concert, in his spare time he did healing visits to the hospitals and handed gifts and toys to the orphanage, I should know because I was one of the social workers who was tasked for attending the children. MJ was very kind, amiable, soft spoken and most of the time he smiled and I heard him laugh when he saw he little orphaned boy did an MJ dance...oh, boy what an infectious laugh. That's why our hearts torn into pieces when we heard of his tragedy, we really can't believe he is gone. The world needs him. We know that MJ was a God sent but there are many people who doesn't understand what he was doing, but instead criticise him in a negative manners...he was a good man until the end ... well on earth, there are angels and there are satans...and we can just say who are satans to MJ.... Michael will always be remembered not only by his extraordinay gifted talents but most of all his humanitarian legacy and all of these will live on forever...Jermaine, I just want to say thank you so much to Michael for everything he did to the world, and to your parents for allowing Michael to go out to the world. Your family and MJ's lovely children are always in my prayers...and I'm sure MJ is now at peace, happy and shielded with God's blanket in heaven though we miss him loads... Pls. take care and love more MJ's children in your keepings. We love you and MJ so much and never to be forgotten.


Amirah   August 6th, 2009 5:04 pm ET

Jermaine, I want to thank you and your family for sharing michael with us. He has touched the world in a way that will not be forgotten, and with his lessons we will do the same with up and coming generations. Michael had more then a pure and good heart, he had a pure and good soul aswell. He shared that goodness with the the world, even though some of the people in it was to blind to see it or unable to understand it. He personally taught me to help others before helping myself. And I must say it has made me a better person. He showed me that you do not have to be put inside of a certain category in order to suceed in life. He was so much more then the box they tried to put him in. Thank you for showing us the true person michael was, continue teaching us the lessons that he made the world a better place for a lot of people. Michael, his children and the jackson family shall be in my heart and in my prayers.


raven   August 6th, 2009 5:09 pm ET

Jermaine,

People loved MICHAEL, but MICHAEL loved people more!!!!

I found it so SAD that MICHAEL never really got to do everyday things by himself like...cross a street, go to the grocery store ect... The everyday things that we take for granite MICHAEL missed in his life.
BUT Michael will be the first to tell you he would not change his life..


Jessica   August 6th, 2009 5:10 pm ET

Aymi, I too loved Mother Teresa's poem and feel it reflects Michaels life and beliefs. Thank you soo much for sharing this. Beautiful!!


M   August 6th, 2009 5:13 pm ET

Michael was so beautiful person!


tiredofmediahogs   August 6th, 2009 5:15 pm ET

While I am truly saddened by the loss of such a talented entertainer, I'm finding it difficult to swallow Jermaines sincerity. It appears that he is jumping on the the train with many others who are trying to make money from Michaels tragedy such as some of Michaels other family members (Joe Jackdon, La Toya) and "supposedly" good friends. Like Michael, if Jermaine truly would like to honor his brothers memory, he should continue to support Michaels chosen charities in silence....without noriety. Obviously Michael was a very private individual who wasn't interested in publicity for all his good deeds. Jermaine should respect this by carrying on Michaels work in private. If Jermaine is continuing with Michael's message to the world in hopes to reform those who ridculed Michael, then he's fighting a losing battle because you can't change how people feel about Michael or anything else for that matter. So I say to Jermaine, stop trying to steal the limelight from Michael and get on with you cause.


Clara Indire   August 6th, 2009 5:16 pm ET

Jermaine, God bless you for trying to keep Michael's beautiful light shinning. I am from a tiny village in Western Kenya where I am sending this message from and I have Michael's memorabilia everywhere because I felt I understood him. Yes, this world can be so cruel to especially those who try so hard to make it a better place. Michael did it for me as i was growing up. I saw the kindness in his eyes, knew about his charities and have always been disgusted with the unnecessary pain he had to go through. I was and will always be inspired by Michael. Keep up the good work and please can you all do something about getting back Neverland Ranch for Michael. Take heart. God bless you.
(Fan of Jackson 5, Janet and ofcoarse Michael the Great).


Regina   August 6th, 2009 5:16 pm ET

About legacy: Michael Jackson and Richard Wagner

I was so touched when I saw Jermaine talking with Larry King at Neverland. Maybe because of the silent bond that is connecting all those who have experienced the pain of having lost a close loved one. I made some notes that day in my diary. After having read Jermaine's words in this blog today, I want to share my ideas with him and all of you.

Maybe Michael Jackson was for the pop music in the 20th century what Richard Wagner was for the opera a century before. Wagner took control over everything: the music, lyrics, stage design and the entire performance. He merged music with drama to create a “Gesamtkunstwerk”- a total artwork – or more colloquial: the perfect show. Like MJ he adapted things he liked, added new elements and created something unique that would influence generations of composers and other artists to come. And so did Michael Jackson.

Wagner was the first to shade the auditorium and make the orchestra disappear from the stage. He wanted to tell a story with his music that would touch everyone. That is comparable to what MJ aimed for with his innovative video clips. Like Wagner with his operas, MJ wanted to take his audience on a journey during his concerts. For that a band rocking the stage with their instruments wasn’t enough anymore. Instead MJ choreographed shows that set standards still valid today.

The similarities between Michael Jackson and Richard Wagner do not end here yet. Apparently, both were driven by the idea that their art – performed in a perfect way – could influence and yet educate the people and thereby change the world to the better! Wagner explained his vision in some essays; MJ went far beyond: he made himself a part of his artwork. Unlike Wagner he did not demand anything from society but asked himself what he could give. Everything he did was guided by his vision to make the world a better place. Some of us may have called him naive or even crazy. However, we should not forget MJ realized already at a fairly young age that millions of people all over the world would listen to his music and his words. That’s quite an impressive experience. Who are we if we condemn someone who dreams of making use of that influence in order to ease the pain in the world and make it a better place? Maybe we should look in the mirror and ask ourselves who we want to be and in what a world we want to live!

The missing clear separation between the person Michael Jackson and his vision was probably also his tragedy and made him too vulnerable. His mission to make the world a better place was a very adorable one but way too big for just one person, even for such a talented one like him. He had deserved our support instead of all the painful tabloid malice. Richard Wagner was called eccentric during his days but he was absolutely convinced of the success of his ideas and the imprint they would have still after his death. He was right even though he is still polarizing. I am convinced that Michael Jackson’s legacy will live on, too. And in hundred years from now people will say, well, he may have been a bit eccentric but his work is so inspiring – still today.

With love from Regina
Berlin, Germany


Theresa   August 6th, 2009 5:17 pm ET

Julian and MED needs to get a life. If you have nothing to say that is nice, don't post it.


Toni   August 6th, 2009 5:21 pm ET

Jermaine, Thank you.


Jessica   August 6th, 2009 5:22 pm ET

Jermaine,

Thank you for coming out and speaking about his charity work and the humanitarian he is. Lately I've been thinking about how this is the stuff that I wanted to hear about on TV. I want someone to talk about Heal The World Foundation and all the charities that he supported. But the media has not talked about this at all when he was alive. And they have not talked about it very much recently either. All that's been on the news is who gets custody of the kids and who is managing the estate, money issues. What you have to say is so much more important and I believe that if this information was discussed by the media when he was alive then there wouldn't have been so many haters or people who thought negatively of him. It's the most important part of his legacy. I love his music, I always have, but now we can also love him for who he truly was.


Enough Already !   August 6th, 2009 5:23 pm ET

As the Jackson family press machine goes into overdrive with the beatification of Michael and nonstop mention of all his saintly works, I think focus is being taken away from much more important earthly matters. The amount of news coverage for this child-molesting, drug-abusing kook is really getting ridiculous.

While he was very talented and did a lot of good works during his life his fans are losing sight of his dark side – one that forced him to pay tens of millions to silence the families of boys he molested and eventually killed him with his addictions.


Deborah   August 6th, 2009 5:24 pm ET

It is very positive and well placed for Jermaine to offer a message for Michael at this time. Tomorrow night, I hope his appearance on Larry King's show will help to motivate others to a place of understanding. Some folks will never accept a positive view/understanding of Michael, and how he chose to live his life. These are small minded people to begin with. People who are envious, and jealous of the things Michael's work had earned him in this life. It is easier for so many to offer negativity and hate filled responses, than to realize no person is simply one sided in life. I love Michael for the caring, the joy, the inspiration, and compassion he held within his heart and soul. I love Michael for his talent, showmanship, ability to spread happiness via his performances. These are just some of the reasons I've loved and will always love Michael.
I only hope Jermaine's remarks, and his appearance tomorrow night are all being done for the right reasons. If Jermaine is intent on purpetuating Michael's self-imposed mission, he has to first look in the mirror at himself. He is speaking of taking on an endeavor from the heart. He will first need to stop caring so much for himself at such a personal level, before he start to care for others. He has not shown that he can in the past. I honestly hope he can, and does in the future. Big shoes to follow Jermaine, have at it!


raven   August 6th, 2009 5:25 pm ET

OMG CARLA!!!!!

Thank you for sharing


Cliffro77   August 6th, 2009 5:26 pm ET

Jermaine,
We all know the truth and love Michael and his family. I watch his video from Europe everyday and see the Angel with her arm around him! God Bless Michael for making all of us Happy!
Regards,

W. C. Lienemann
Montreal, Canada


donna holmes   August 6th, 2009 5:26 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine for this most eloquent description of who MJ really was. It is my sincere hope that millions of fans will offer thier support to keep MJ's legacy alive. A word of advice though, and no disrespect intended... true fans of MJ know what his relationship was with your father. If you want his legacy to thrive, keep your dad as far away as possible. I have been a fan since 1968 and while I give your dad credit for putting you guys on the map, I would have a very hard time contributing a dime to anything your dad is involved with. His greed and ole school mentality is an automatic turn-off. Quite the opposite of Michael. My email address is available, I'm here to help keep his legacy alive. God's speed.


CHERYL   August 6th, 2009 5:28 pm ET

WELL,FINALLY KUDOS; TO ALL OF MICHAEL'S BLESSED COMMITMENTS AND ACKNOWLEGEMENTS OF WHO HE WAS IS BEING OVERSHADOWED BY ALL THE STORYMONGERS WANTING NOTHING BUT A STORY TO SELL..MICHAEL [IS] NOT WAS A HUMANITARIAN.....PERIOD ....I SUPPORT YOU ALSO JERMAINE..I FORGOT WHAT LISTENNING TO MUSIC MEANT [DID NOT LISTEN ANYMORE SINCE PROBABLY 1990.]MICHAEL JACKSON BROUGHT BACK THAT MUSIC FOR ME..EVERYTHING IN HIS WORDS TELLS OF HIS LIFE STORY FROM [YOUNG TO 50 YEARS] ALL HIS TRIALS LOVES, PASSION,THINGS HE CARED ABOUT,HAPPINESS,SADNESS, ANGER,ITS ALL IN HIS MUSIC. I WILL NEVER WANT TO BELIEVE HE IS NOT WITH US ANY LONGER.HE'S IN MY HEART FOREVER. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY..


elisa   August 6th, 2009 5:30 pm ET

To Jermaine and all the Jackson family. I would like to express my sincerest sympathies and is good to spread michael's true message which was Love, BUT please don't try to copy him because you are just gonna be hated by all the fans,,untill you keep MICHAEL'S memory we are r gonna support you but don't think for 1 second that you can make a career out of it. i saw you in vienna dressing like michael with a armband that michael always used to wear and a BLACK UMBRELLA in a SUNNY day. WHAT WAS THAT? is that part of carrying his message? DO NOT TRY TO COPY HIM. YOU ARE JUST GONNA MAKE YOURSELF MISERABLE. be who you always were and if you want to spread michael's message do it but don't try to replace him cause you'll never be able to. PERIOD.


Toni G.   August 6th, 2009 5:33 pm ET

I didn't notice there was a "Toni" here already. I am new to the site. But Jermaine, Thank you. And please if possible make available all the charities Michael was involved with. Like you said " He would personally check every charity he supported. He’d examine their track records make sure they did what they said they would do." So I know the charities can be trusted. Give us a chance to work with those charities too by letting us know who they are.


Anne   August 6th, 2009 5:34 pm ET

"Michael Jackson Triumph and Tragedy" by Linda Grasse in the Santa Barbara Independent on July 7th is an excellent narrative of all Michael's philanthropic accomplishments. You can find this article through google.


Marcela   August 6th, 2009 5:37 pm ET

Jermain, thank you for educating the general public about the truth regarding your brother Michael. This world lives for the media and the media feasts on negative stories to increase their ratings. That's what its all about. We see it with other celebrities as well the only difference is that none of them come to the greatness of Michael. Michael, like an Archangle, was too large for this earthling life...people could not handle someone so good so they have to find ways to tare it down and destroy him but they didn't. His fans only love him more and more! The more you get his message out the more our new generations will love him as well. He is with God weather we call him, Allah or Jehovah...God is God and Michael is with him. My love and peace to you and your family,


raven   August 6th, 2009 5:37 pm ET

Carla,

The part where it says.....

HE OPENED HIS HEART AND LOVE TO ALL
THIS WOULD BE A PART OF HIS DOWNFALL

YOU COULD NOT HAVE WRITTEN THOSE LINES MORE PERFECT.

IT GOT ME IN THE HEART.

THANK YOU!
CARLA WARD


Marcela   August 6th, 2009 5:40 pm ET

Jermain, how can we support your new mission? We want Michael's message to live on and take on more power than while he was still on this earthly plain. I hope you come up with a way so that all those who want to help can help...thinking globally. Much, much love....


diana NY   August 6th, 2009 5:45 pm ET

May the Jackson family continue to keep the positive faith. Remember we will always be rooting for you when others are continuing to try to distroy your family legacy.


Shell   August 6th, 2009 5:45 pm ET

Very well. Afterwards, work on his vindication.

Heal The World!

Feed the Children!

Molest a child!

What’s wrong with this combination?

Michael Jackson is Innocent!

Clear his name.


Kim   August 6th, 2009 5:46 pm ET

He was a pedophile that used money to cover up his sick ways. He preyed on the sick kids who had nothing and those who could not fight against him. He was acquitted because he was popular not because he was innocent, and dont forget how many times he paid families off to keep quiet/ I hope the victims come forward now that the plastic monster is gone. May he rest in peace and be judged


Shell   August 6th, 2009 5:49 pm ET

What defines Michael Jackson?

Heal The World

Man In The Mirror

We are The World

They Don’t Really Care About Us

Black or White

Earth Song

We Are The World

The true Michael Jackson. We all have human frailties and Michael was no exception for he was HUMAN!


Toni   August 6th, 2009 5:49 pm ET

Hi Toni G.

If you scroll way up on this blog, Romi typed in Michaels charities.


melinda Garcia   August 6th, 2009 5:50 pm ET

What was his faith? Are the kids exposed to all faiths? God bless.


Patrizia from Sydney   August 6th, 2009 5:52 pm ET

Thank you..thank you...


Nicole,London UK   August 6th, 2009 5:53 pm ET

Hi Jermaine, may God grant you the strength to carry your BRO mission, i did not know your brother closely but on facebook and for that few months periods it's was like i knew him personally and for a long time, he shared often pictures with children, family members stating that was closer to his heart and we shared normal staff about our children ,how to guide them etc.., music, funny pctures and laughter, like you said noone wanted to try understand him specialy there in the USA, here in Europe people treated him with respect and love, like you said he's in God's hands resting for the job he done here on earth, i am happy for him as a believer myself i know one day i will see him again in heaven, i just pray for God to see your MUM through with those his childrens, the love we had for Michael now we are transfering it to all of your family so you know, there are real people out there who are supporting you, since Michael died i don't read or watch all of these US tabloid anymore and will never ever do that as long as i live.


Pernell Cruzado   August 6th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

Jermaine

I have been watching for the Jackson five and /michael since I was 5 years old and when Michael died I could not sleep for 2 nights. I wondering why his death botherd me so much and then it dawn on me than now at the age of 45 that Michael has been in my life for years. Like so many of us I always asumed that he would live to be old gray and senile like so many before him. Yes I know we do not know the time or place hat death will come for us but I never would of dreamed that he would come so soon for Michael. I can't stop watching videos and mostly his own home movies on youtube just to hear him laugh( changing from hating touring to loving touring so funny). But I am so glad that yoou are going to keep his works and dreams alive. I know he broke all kinds of records for his charity work but just like you we the fans and people that just loved him are beginning to learn what some of them are. I feel that Michael may have kept some of them quiet so he would not be beat down about them. He was not try to show his fame just his love. My heart goes out to you and your family all of you. May God continue to strength and bless you today and all the days ahead.


anastasia   August 6th, 2009 6:10 pm ET

Great to read how much "good" Michael did. Unfortunatelly, it was not ackgnowledged when he was alive. Why didn't the media present this side of him?


raven   August 6th, 2009 6:13 pm ET

Jermaine,

I hope that MICHAEL'S CREATIVE FANTASY'S LIVE ON FOREVER THROUGH HIS FAMILY.

I WISH MORE PEOPLE COULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD MICHAEL.

I THINK IT IS SAD WHEN PEOPLE SEE ONLY WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE.


Ohsnap   August 6th, 2009 6:15 pm ET

I agree with one of the posters here...Jermaine and practically the whole family leeched off this man (with the possible exception of his mother...Mothers deserve to be taken care of) and Janet (who probably has her own money). They were enablers who were willing to look the other way as long as they were taken care of. It is truly sickening to read this so-called blog of concern. The ONLY people I feel sorry for in this situation is the mother and the kids. As a mother, it must have been horrible to watch her son, talented but in serious need of help, deteriorate. And the kids, who obviously were loved by their father and who seem incredibly well adjusted. If the Jackson clan wants to do something constructive for a change, they can stop cannibalizing on Michael Jackson's memory, and let him rest in peace until the Lord calls him to resurrection. Otherwise, SAVE YOUR BREATH.


Tanya Thurlow   August 6th, 2009 6:16 pm ET

I grew up here in Jamaica with Michael Jackson and the Jackson5. Michaels music was there in every good and bad part of my life. My one regret was never seeing him or meeting him, and I feel his loss deeply. Like you every chance I get I talk about the positive and good things Michael did especially when I hear someone talking negative. In my own humble simple way I want to see Michaels legacy continue it must not die with him, we should all want what he wanted "A changed world" more love and caring for each other no matter colour race or religion. I am hoping that all his haters are seeing all the good he did (visit healtheworldfoundation website), they should take a leaf out of his book and "make that change" Let's keep Michael's spirit alive in all of us. I agree with Donna Holmes keep your father far , yes he gave us Michael but he also caused Michael alot of unecessary pain.
I wnat to thank Larry King for keeping Michael's story in focus and for those not interested in knowing and understanding Michael and what he fought for most of his life as they say here in Jamaica "TEK WEH YOUSELF" (remove yourself). My love and hugs and condolences to ALL your family (including your dad) and especially to Michael's 3 kids. I am glad ai have taken the last four weeks to learn ALL I can about the Real Michael Jackson and for as long as I am alive I will remain a fan and a believer in CHANGE and HEALING THE WORLD.
Thanks....much love Tanya


Deborah   August 6th, 2009 6:18 pm ET

Good for you, Jermaine! Keep it going – I will help in whatever small way I can. Love & Peace


Bea   August 6th, 2009 6:19 pm ET

Beautiful and inspirational words, about a beautiful and inspirational man. Thank you. xx


jolande   August 6th, 2009 6:32 pm ET

thank you jermaine for going on with the good work of your brother
the people dindt understand michael but he was such a wonderfull man i hope you find the strengt to carry you brother missing this open my hearts why doe the tabloids and some people trowing mudd to michael i know him and his music for a long time i have the same age as mike and it feels like losing a childhood friend i always did respect michael for all the good things he did for this earth now he is
i live in holland and here your brother is wel respected i am glad that i can watch larry king tomorow to hear you speak about your beloved brother i still miss him it will be very hard for the family to loose him so sudden my heart goes out to his childeren now hes gone the people try to be good but in life they yreatet him so badley and he was such a goodhearted man to the family i will pay my cincerist sympathy
i hope that you can make the world understand what a great lost this is my sweet michael i will always remember him his legacy will be there for ever and that the family soon may know the source of his dead its so hard to not know i wish your mother all the best its not easy to lose a child a great performer a superstar but most of all a son brother uncle and aspecially a great daddy for prince michael paris and litlle blanket dear jermaine may god give you the strenght to keep up the good deeds of michael i hope hes rest in peace he will live in my heart etarnely he was a great gift to the world why have the good lord take him away much to soon his name will berememberd as the man who did so much to this world i will always support your brother as i did in his life time and now in death i supperted him for more than 200% i will never forget his sweet smile again thank you jermaine for such beautiful words you have written about your brother who whas one of the most importaint man on this planet earth and he will also be a bright and shinning star in heaven keep up the strenght and the good work of michael keep up the faith than at the end of a dark time there is a burning candle and god will show you again the beuatty of the world i hope that all that tabloids leave michael alome i hope he found a good place in the spirit world thank you for the music tha dance and all the good things you gave us my sweetheart michael joseph jackson and for the last time thank you jermaine i wish you all well i wish i could hugh the childeren the have the hardest time losing such a sweet daddy paris maked me cry with her goodbey words to her father R I P MICHAEL


SuzieCanada   August 6th, 2009 6:39 pm ET

To Carla Ward,
Beautiful. Thank you!!!


Erika   August 6th, 2009 6:40 pm ET

Hello Jermain,

It's hard to lose a loved one.No matter that the person was good or bad.We are all sinners and we all making mistakes! Thats God's job to judge!!!! I am so sorry because seems like this is never going to end. The man died!!! Let him rest in peace!!! The media should stop talking about it. Seems like they dont have nothing else to talk about. We have planty of problems in this world to talk about. Lets hope this all commotion will stop someday and everybody moves on with there lifes.
God Bless
Erika:)


Suzan Saad   August 6th, 2009 6:43 pm ET

Dear Mr. Jermaine Jackson,

May GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, grant HIS peace and blessings to you and your beloved, the ones in this life and the next.
May GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, grant all of humanity peace, tranquility of heart, mind , body and soul. For, HE IS THE HIGHEST COMPANION. AMEN

Your sister in GOD'S LOVE,
Suzi :o)


Stephanie   August 6th, 2009 6:43 pm ET

Thanks Jermaine!

By now, I think the whole world knows that those child molestation cases were all fake, and he never did anything wrong. So sad that after that 1993 case, this career when downhill. I just wished it never happened, then maybe he would still be here today.


A. Darton   August 6th, 2009 6:44 pm ET

To Kim.........Grandma always said, testify to that you see, if you didn't see it then how the hell you know it was true? That was good old Granny. The only ones who knows what if anything ever happen, is Michael, the kid, and God. And as for him being judge, you better make sure your soul is right, because you will be judge also. All have sin and come short of the glory of God. Let he who is without sin, case the first stone. People always talk about if Michael was innocent why would he pay out the money? I see it like this, if someone molested my child I wouldn't accept a dime, not one dime. I would want JUSTICE, and I would fight till my last breath. Plus I would be concern for any other child in the future, who could be harm. I wouldn't take the money and run, unless money was what I was after all along. So leave MJ alone, and let him, Rest In Peace. We will miss you MJ.


Anabela Guedes   August 6th, 2009 6:46 pm ET

This is for you Kim

You're nothing but Michael's alter ego. May God, Michael's family and fans forgive you for this blaspheme. You need urgently to look at yourself in the mirror, and make a change in order to turn yourself a better person, because, you know, we have the tendency to see the others the way we are. Shame on you for being so disrespectful to such a loving person as He was. That's just because of people like you that this world as turned out to what it is and it's much harder to make it a better place.
I wish I would have met Him just to say how much I understood his pain, how an amazing person he was and how much I love Him. I hope to meet Him in Heaven.
Rest in Peace my Angel and may God be with your family and give them the strengh they need, and to you, Jermaine, to carry on with your mission.


jolande   August 6th, 2009 6:51 pm ET

i thank you again for writting this blog about michael yor brother whas a treu inspiration i always believed in him he desorved that the world will remember him as a goodhearted person who never talkt bad about any one and so many people have hurt
him so much i cry still about michael his music comfort me in good and bad times it will be a hard time with his birthday comming up this will be a day we all have to think about michael and play his songs why not make his birthday michael jackson day so we can pay respect to michael and mabey gonat some thin to his favourite charity foundation may you brother find his rest with the good lord and may allah give you the straihgt to carry this great lost dear jermaine inch allah


Mimi   August 6th, 2009 6:51 pm ET

God Bless You Jermaine! May you and your family find peace knowing that Micheal is with the LORD and unavailable for
jokes and chachacter assinations.

His daughter said it all at the memorial service......

Blessings and Godpeace


magdalena   August 6th, 2009 6:53 pm ET

I love you Michael. I miss you soo much... God bless you and your children! Amen.


basia   August 6th, 2009 6:53 pm ET

Thank you so much, this is so important!
I miss him so, so much


Stella   August 6th, 2009 6:55 pm ET

Dear Jermaine thank you for sticking by Michael, everything you
said about him is exactly what people need to hear. They need to understand that there was more to Michael Jackson than what they would like to believe. That's the real reason why he has so many people that love him and feel so close to him as if he was there family. My condolences go out to your family and most of all the kids they are so beautiful. I pray that Michael was around them long enough to teach them all the good things in life.

One day your hear, One day your gone.
At times its hard, At times I’m numb.
To think that i would never’ev guessed.
That you’ll be gone and put to rest.

I dedicate this song to you,
Because i know your pure and true
Don’t have to prove yourself to me
Because i always did believe.

To think of how life turns around
It puts you right into the ground
You made a difference in this world
Just no one caught it till you were gone

I dedicate this song to you ,
Because i know your pure and true
Don’t have to prove yourself to me
Because i always did believe

I hope you are @ peace up there,
And all your troubles gone away
You’ll sing and dance forever more
Without controversial bore…

I dedicate this song to you
Because i know your pure and true
Don’t have to prove yourself to me
Because i always will believe.

In loving memory of Michael Jackson RIP


Ayesha   August 6th, 2009 6:55 pm ET

I definatly agree with Jermain....I myself am touched by Michael's efforts for the less privileged, i think he was a great asset to the world n his attitude and aim to change the world and make it a happier place should be applauded today. It was not until Micheal's death that i realized how much he tried to make the world a better place all i can say is that Micheal was misunderstood but still did very well despite all the criticism and media attention. His spirit will still live on because it has defiantly left a mark in my heart.


Kathy Wallace   August 6th, 2009 6:58 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine. Reading this opened my eyes to what I should be doing to have eternal life...God's work! Again, Thanks for the sharing all the good Michael did in the world.


Tanya Thurlow   August 6th, 2009 7:00 pm ET

I really don't have a question as they all seemed to be asked already 🙂 How are the children coping with the reality that their father is really gone? I'm having some difficulty accepting his loss so just wnadered how they are coping. Michael's body is gone but his spirit lives on


Leslie   August 6th, 2009 7:01 pm ET

This really touched my heart. Michael was ordinary yet extrordinary. I'm still saddened that he's no longer physically with us, but comforted to know that he's back home with The Creator.


Kevin ST Pete, FL   August 6th, 2009 7:01 pm ET

What do you say about a man who used his talents to move a world to do right by their fellow man, not just through his gift of music, but through his humanitarianism, his compassion? Even with the jokes and ridicule, Michael never stopped caring about, and doing for his fellow man. God knows that in some small way, we are starting to learn not only more about him, but we are also leaning how to do that thing ourselves, and I want to bestow one more mantle on him; and that is "TEACHER".

Michael Jakcson is now part of the ages, but I prefer that he was STILL here among us, and I will truly miss him, but his spirit, his music, and his works will always live on.


A. Darton   August 6th, 2009 7:06 pm ET

To the Jackson Family, I grieve with you. May God give you strength, and know that you are in my prayers. Jermaine, you touch my heart so when you sung Michael's favorite song, " SMILE" at the Memorial Service. I cried so. Was Michael perfect? No. Are any of us perfect? No.Prescription drug abuse didn't start with Michael and it won't end with him. This is a problem all over the country, famous and not famous.


Galeraman   August 6th, 2009 7:06 pm ET

michael was a prophet. he provided young people a strong, up beat and positive attitude with his songs. he was and is present in a big way in our fundamental is our collective consciousness . thank you michael.


Babs   August 6th, 2009 7:12 pm ET

My deepest sympathies to you and your family Jermaine on the loss of your brother. My prayers go out especially for your Mother who has lost her son. I can't imagine that kind of heartbreak, I pray I never will.
Michael was more than an 'entertainer' he was a generous man with a sweet spirit. Unfortunately many never saw that side of Michael.
God bless his children and keep them in the safety of God's mighty hands.
I literally 'bumped' into Michael at a mall in Las Vegas when I was living in LV. His children were with him and all seemed happy. He apologized for the 'bump' eventhough it was I who was not looking where I was headed! He was kind and had the children say hello to me. He smiled that lovely smile and he wished me well.
I hope he is well remembered for his kindness and his philanthropy more than the the bitterness that some have assumed after reading lies in the Trash Mags! Rest in peace at last Michael.


Niky   August 6th, 2009 7:13 pm ET

Jermaine,

I just want to say I much I miss M.J. since he died I steel grieving, sometime during the night I woke up I start thinking about him and his children. I hope he have peace and rest he deserved now. M.J was not a member of the Jackson's family because none of you act like him, in my opinion all of you send in to the grave, because some of you betrayed him, jealouse, he head his burned because of you who needed money. Now he died all the family is traying to make money on his name and stat a new carreer on his behalf. If you do so you will not succede. I think the people who will be better doing something like that would his children not you because is for your benefit. I hope you family will continue to raise his children the way he started raising them whith love for one an other, supporting one an other, protect one an other, and send them to school to have a better vision of the world they live they can be like their father a better citizen for the world. And not pushed than in the showbisness like the whole family because the life have other things to do and learn. Be a good example for them like their father was. Michael you will leave forever in my heart and everyday I will pray for your 3 children.


Shirin   August 6th, 2009 7:19 pm ET

Dear Jermaine,

From day one I saw you in screen to announce the tragedy of your loved brother, I find a very calm and caring character that is very unique and I guess you have it from your mum Katherine.

Your brother Micheal was a great man that words won't discribe it, and he was one of, once in a life time person that alwasy think, what was different about them that I can't forget him ever. (there are so many things). But with a big regret we loss him, in such a tragic way that all wish that was different than what it happend.

His great personality and his big hearth is reflected on his children and we say thank you Michael for a precious kids you left for us to remember you more.

Last, I would like to say, I wish to hear Michael rest in his final resting place in peace soon.

God bless all of his family.


sonya   August 6th, 2009 7:20 pm ET

Jermaine- I have loved Michael as long as I have been here on this earth. I already knew he was a remarkable person and am too finding out that he was much more than that. I too mourn his loss and everytime i hear a michael jackson song or see video of him it still brings me to tears. You & the entire jackson family are in my prayors.


Cor   August 6th, 2009 7:21 pm ET

I applaud Michael for his contributions but just don't have this trust with the family still. Especially Joe, what kind of a Father shows up at a Awards show two days after his son's death and party's like it's 1999. I saw him on TV and he sure didn't look like he was grieving. I do beleive Michaels family was having money troubles and now that he's gone this is their chance to get a hold of it. I'm sorry, but I just don't trust any of them.


Blanca   August 6th, 2009 7:23 pm ET

Go Jermaine-keep on spreading all the goodness Michael brought to so many people-because the media did not do a good job doing this. Those who judge Michael should look at facts and realize the greatness of this unique human being.


jerseygrl77   August 6th, 2009 7:23 pm ET

thank you for helping to zone in on the good michael did instead of all the wish wash the media is doing. I always loved michael-never gave up on him or changed my mind about him. A Part of my childhood is gone-but I know he is in peace now. His music and efforts molded some of my my youth-all of our youth. miss him.


Diane Moore   August 6th, 2009 7:26 pm ET

I am so saddened by the death of your brother. I still cry because he was taken too soon. He had so much life ahead of him here on Earth.
The world has truly lost a key person. I totally support you in your mission. Michael is such an inspiration to us all. I have joined "Heal The World" to help carry on Michael's work. I will be a member for the rest of my life and help people and animals like Michael did. He was truly a gift to the world. He was such a beautiful, loving, giving, gentle person. He just amazes me with everything good he did! I have been listening to the Jackson 5 and Michael since I was 5 years old. I am 45 years old now and I just still can't believe he's gone. I never imagined this would happen to him until he was really old. I agonize that he didn't get to have his comeback for himself. He so deserved that after everything he went through and the way people hurt him. I also agonize that he didn't get to do more charity work and see his kids grow up. I have always loved the person he was. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am going to help carry out Michael's dream of making the world a better place also. Take care. Love, Diane


nils   August 6th, 2009 7:27 pm ET

Very few people looked at Michael's humanitarian side out. I'm glad that Jermaine will be bringing more awareness to the world.


raven   August 6th, 2009 7:30 pm ET

JERMAINE,

THANK YOU!

ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT ALONE.....................


Andrea   August 6th, 2009 7:31 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine for sharing with us. We love your family, and we loved Michael.

R.I.P Michael


Melissa T   August 6th, 2009 7:34 pm ET

I am 7 years younger than Mr. Michael Jackson, so I have had the pleasure of listening to his music ever since I was a child and absolutely love him. The whole Jackson's family has been such a positive influence to this universe and I thank them so much for this. When I think of what this world has put Mr. Michael Jackson through, it literally makes me sick. This man exudes nothing but love overflowing when I look him as well as all the things he has done throughout his life for this world. I miss him so-so-so much, it hurts. He is constantly on my mind and everytime I think of him, it just pains me that this man who was so generous, loving, caring, kind and the list goes on-and-on-and-on was hurting so much, not just by his physical pains but what society has put him through. I thank God for making him so strong that he was able to persevere this far (although I was looking forward to seeing him until about 100+ to see if he could still do the moonwalk – I have no doubt he would have been able to – The man was a genius and gave 250% everytime. Well there is a saying that only the good die young, so God needed Michael more than we did for sure to do the same good that he was doing here on earth up there.

And Larry, this might sound a little weired but aside from the scary music accompanying Michael's ghost seen at Neverland when you were interviewing Jermaine, I love to look at that caption. It makes me feel fortunate to have seen him for just one last time.

Jermaine, I am with you when you say the best place for Michael to be buried is at Neverland; please fight for this and let this be so. Nothing is ever written in stone; Michael might have changed his mind as time went by, who knows. All those accusations do not taint Neverland at all, especially as I believe they were not true. He loved that place, he loved kids and that is where he should be ultimately.

RIPP my love.


Ann   August 6th, 2009 7:34 pm ET

Michael Jackson to me is the most beautiful, mesmerizing, and generous human being. Even though his passing has surpassed over a month, I still mourn his death and think of him every second.

Unfortunately, people don't realize what they have until it's ultimately gone and vanished.

I am proundly a Michael Jackson fan and a huge one at that and will always be one.

After his death I feel like music has deceased itself, all I can and yearn to listen to is Michael's voice and his soothing music.
Nothing else can compare and come close.

When you are the greatest you are also the lonliest.
May Michael finally rest in peace.
I love you Michael.


Yazmine   August 6th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

Jermaine,
i am so sorry about the loss of your beloved brother. Her meant everything to the world. He was an idol and we all loved him very much. All the good stuff that you said about him made me realize that Michael had a great soul. I believe Michael is in a better place now. Michael, you may rest in peace.


Diane Moore   August 6th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

Hi Larry,
It would be great to ask everyone to do charity work to honor Michael. I joined "Heal The World" to honor him and follow in his amazing example. With the whold world devestated by his loss, it would be so wonderful if everyone did this for him. I love your show-you are wonderful! I just want to say also, I hope they open Neverland and make it the way it used to be with the rides, zoo and movie theatre. They could bring kids in again and maybe even build some hotels near there. Michael built Neverland out of love and it would be so amazing to have it back to the way he loved it and for children. Maybe even a children's hospital as well. Take care-Diane


sue   August 6th, 2009 7:40 pm ET

If only Americans were like America is suppose to be. Believing and trusting in the Lord. Loving and careing for all mankind regardless of his or her Religion, Race and Economic background. Then what happen to Michael and other's like him would'nt have happen. Agift from God gone to soon for us ,but not for God. He came and tried to do God's will, but it was JUST to much hatredin America, from Americans. All because of LIES. Told by childrens that he loved and trusted. Forgive them father for they no not what they do". As the Lord asked for, forgiveness for us, we must forgive the childrens. For they knew not what they were doing. But their parents did no what they were doing. Jermaine keep your brother dream ALIVE... and may the good Lord BLESS you.


MsT   August 6th, 2009 7:46 pm ET

When you are a blessing to the world that's when the enemey strikes Micheal Was a beautiful Blessing that the world Loved but did not understand. Good luck Jermaine on your mission and you have my support


Kelli   August 6th, 2009 7:50 pm ET

Please keep the memory of Michael alive. Your blog is touching, actually bringing tears to my eyes. There's not a day that goes by I don't listen to Michael's music. He really told alot in his music. I pray he is at peace & his 3 beautiful children are doing OK. People need to let them be kids & stop focusing on whether MJ was his dad. Michael WAS & ALWAYS will be their daddy. He truly meant so much to the world.
We should ALL be kinder to one another. Life is too short for so much anger in this world, as MJ's sang "Make this a better place for you & for me"...all the lyrics gave a meaning. We miss you Michael,God Bless your children & family.


Raseyn   August 6th, 2009 7:54 pm ET

Jermaine,
Thank you for your article. I agree with the other writer; not enough has been said about the positive things Michael did for others. What about putting together something for tv about that side of his life (not everyone is aware of all the incredible things he did for those less fortunate.) I myself am one of those people. Please consider this idea. Many blessings for you and your family in this time of sadness.


catrina   August 6th, 2009 7:57 pm ET

Thanks Jermaine for sharing with everyone, how giving and caring Michael really was . I never met Michael, but I miss him so much. R.I.P. Michael


Denise   August 6th, 2009 7:57 pm ET

Thank you very much Jermaine for writte in this blog about Michael. What you wrote is most purely. Michael was completely that and much more.I cry every day since Michael died and today in special I am still crying more. I am really emotioned.Michael never deserved what many people did to him,the slanders,the lies.Michael was pursued unfairly and soon he that only was doing the good. It had a heart purely,generously and it helped to many people in this world.Michael was unique.

Deep in my heart ...thank you

Excuse me ... my English is not good, I am Brazilian and don't speak his language weel


layla   August 6th, 2009 8:05 pm ET

Michael jackson was THE most caring person in the entertainment industry. He has influenced my life in what i want to do in the future. Listening to we are the world, man in the mirror, and heal the world has made me realize that i want to major in international affairs. Without Michael i would have never thought of that career path. I will never forget what michael jackson did for my life


marcia   August 6th, 2009 8:07 pm ET

Well put Jermaine. I was told once that whenever you try to get closer to God or try to be like God, the devil hates you for it. I believe God was so strongly present in Michael's heart that the devil used his hatred through people all over the world to try to destroy Michael's spirit. I know now Michael is FINALLY at peace. Those of you who spewed hatred towards Michael for no reason only because he was different, are ignorant and closeminded. I truly do not think it was in Michael's heart to harm a child or anyone for that matter. It's very unfortunate that MJ was treated so cruelly for most of his life. He didn't deserve it. Those of you who were so cruel and who used MJ ought to be ashamed of yourselves AND karma is a b@*tch! You will eventually be held accountable for your actions, trust what I"m telling you. RIP KOP. I think about you everyday and I am sorry people failed you so miserably.


margie   August 6th, 2009 8:09 pm ET

I know Michael Jackson is a good person . . . .No controversies or scandals can destroy him.......He is still the best entertainer that has ever lived........


Larissa, france   August 6th, 2009 8:11 pm ET

thank s jermaine

this is a michael's side people should remember, he was'nt sister theresa or ghandi but he showed us that everyone can make good around him, you don't have to go far for that just began by yourself, don't judge others, just love them.
Sometimes we're just writting very kind words about peace, respect eachother, live together without wars, hates but the most difficult thing is not to agree but to do it .

Love you Michael,
each time i think about him i start to cry.

(sorry for my english if there's mistakes)


Fabiana   August 6th, 2009 8:15 pm ET

Dear Jermaine,
I share your pain so very much. Michael was a gift to us and I want to thank your family for sharing him with us. He has brought me much joy with his music and I credit him for the woman that I am today. I have a deep whole in my heart and I'm struggling ;( I was very aware of his generousity and that made me love him even more. I can't name another entertainer that even comes close to Michael's contributions. Rest assured, I will do my part, as a true and loyal fan, to spread your brother's message of love and compassion and to make sure his name is spoken with RESPECT and DIGNITY...like he so much deserves.

I would like to recommend if you could arrange an event/concert with special performances (maybe a really good impersonator) and donate the proceeds to all of Michael's charities. I think he would love that and it would make his fans so proud to have contributed to something he loved so much. I hope you would really consider this. I really want to be a part of Michael's legacy...today and forever ❤

Thank you for sharing this article with us. Know that his fans love him and miss him so much. I will never let him go...

God bless you and your family


Ryan   August 6th, 2009 8:17 pm ET

My heart is beaming with joy as people are now starting to realize Michael's goodness. It has been there for so long but he was scrutinized instead. We have lost one good soul but I know that Michael is now in peace. Just like Jermaine, "My existence is now dedicated to spreading Michael’s message.." I am pledging the remaining days of my life to continue helping those in need. I am not that wealthy but i have a heart that is yearning for this calling. Through this, in my own way, I know Michael's legacy will continue, plus I am doing this because that is what my inner self is dictating.


Debra Sinkfield   August 6th, 2009 8:22 pm ET

The world spreads tne negative,distort the truth, and promote lies, Michael was truly a man of Jehovah there is STILL more good in the world then bad, man made media twisted lies will not last every tongue will confess and EVERY knee will bow. I believe the media can make you and when you don't submit to being controlled and stay on the road of eternity it reared its ugly head. Michael was truly a prophet and one of Gods TRUE Angel yes think about it.


Shenaz, Toronto-Canada   August 6th, 2009 8:23 pm ET

Jermaine and indeed the entire Jackson family know that Michael meant so much to so many of us. It's been 6 weeks and I still can't stop myself from crying when I hear His name or His music. Michael was a gift from God. And in my heart, He deserves equal respect. Michael had a tragic life. He was persecuted by so many even when the law said He was innocent. And so it gave me great joy to see that so many people loved Michael – just as He was. Sometimes it takes someone's passing for people to realize that we lost a lot. Michael was an angel. Even Jesus Christ was labelled weird, was stoned and persecuted. Michael suffered through some of the similar, in fact harsher hatred from people who didn't understand him. Michael is gone now. Some people are happy – they say their kids are now safe. I say ... you fools. If only you knew. If only you took the time to understand the heart of a man who gave up so much – for the greater good. If only the fools tried to ask themselves one simple question – what kind of evil person can sing such heart wrenching, awe inspiring, spirit awakening and soul touching music? Michael was an angel. He was a prophet. Michael was love. And those of us who loved Him, felt that love – pure and innocent. We still do. I will always love Michael Jackson!


Rhea   August 6th, 2009 8:24 pm ET

I admire the positivity, despite of all the emotional turmoils, you have remained calm and a big brother to Michael even after death. True, that Michael has this side and its really touching that you will continue his legacy. I'm sure that Michael is smiling at you from heaven.


Terry Marvin, Dallas, Texas   August 6th, 2009 8:27 pm ET

Wednesday, August 6, 2009–7:21 pm CST

That was a great Blog Jermaine. I really liked it.
Michael indeed was a great entertainer. He is very much missed.
I'll be watching you on "Larry King Live". tomorrow night.
I know yall are griefing the death of Michael Jackson, but yall "Hang in there, Jemaine. You and the rest of your family. Especially Michael's
kids.


Larissa   August 6th, 2009 8:27 pm ET

Jermaine,
Thank you for posting your blog. As I try to comprehend my own grief over the passing of Michael Jackson, it is indeed refreshing to see such an extensive comment made regarding Michael's charitable and humanitarian efforts, which has only been skimmed over by the media. No one mentions his March 6, 2001 speech to Oxford University, UK where he gave a well-spoken, inspiring and highly personal speech regarding the Heal the Kids initiative. Is the Heal the World Foundation still in existence, and how may one contribute? My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family, and especially to Michael's children. God bless.


SuzieCanada   August 6th, 2009 8:30 pm ET

Jermaine, Motown 25, Michael holding the microphone for you while you looked into his eyes and sang "I'll be there to comfort you ..." was a very touching moment. Thank you for always being there for Michael, then and now.


Mark   August 6th, 2009 8:33 pm ET

Why is it that Joe Jackson will not be included in bringing up the children? Was that in the will and why was his father left out of the will? Where is Michael buried and why not? I think it's immoral to let his body lay there. He should be put to rest and not used as a lab rat. The family really should have put him to rest by now. Yes I'm a MJ fan and loved his humanitarian side. I just want to see him put to rest. The Jackson family should have done this long ago. Michael does bare some of the responsibility for his actions. Raising his kids being an addict is very concerning. Did the family suspect he had drug issue's. Why didn't Janet take the kids. It seems to me that out of everyone she would be the one most likely to raise them and ensure they have the things they are accustomed to. My prayers are with you and your family. It sadden's me as well that NOT one station TV, or whatever has talked about his charities.


Jo Ann   August 6th, 2009 8:36 pm ET

Your words, in and of themselves, are such a tender and touching tribute. I, like you, share in the belief that Michael's many, many, countless good acts should be acknowledged. He deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. It's as simple as that!

Should we work through The Heal The World Foundation? What can I and others do? Please let us know how we may help to begin to 'right' the wrongs that a vicious and biased media brought against this man of peace.

We were blessed. But how many of us know this?


Josephine   August 6th, 2009 8:40 pm ET

Hi Jermaine, Thank you for your message. If tears can bring Michael back, believe me he will be back with us. I still cant believe that he is no longer with us. I cant stop crying, WHAT A LOSS!!!!!!!!!!! He will forever be missed


JJ Reinhart   August 6th, 2009 8:41 pm ET

I have seen so many beautiful TRIBUTES Jermaine...please look into them all over the Net!!! So many beautiful sentiments and thoughts "Michael sings for the ANGELS now" .."Michael replaced his white glove for WHITE ROBES OF PEACE" just to name a few!!! The shame of it is Michael could not REALIZE THIS WHILE LIVING...but that is truly the WORLDS LOSS...and we as FANS will KEEP THAT CANDLE ALIVE AND BURNING...and I am hoping that you and Larry will keep it alive as well! NAMASTE


Alexandria   August 6th, 2009 8:44 pm ET

Jermaine, I am so happy that you wrote this blog. hopefully itll open the eyes of those who talked down on michael. although im not old enough to know how his career and life went through those 50 years, i do know that Michael was a generous, kind and caring soul who loved the innocence of a childs face. i know that he didnt want anyone to suffer and i know that he would give his last if it would make a difference in the life of those less fortunate than him. Michael did so much for the world, but the media zoned in on the "so-called" strangeness of him, in my personal opinion and beliefs, Michael wasnt strange. the size of his heart is bigger than the entire universe. its ashamed that he's no longer with us because the world needs some of his healing words. I play Michael's music faithfully everyday in my car so that maybe, just maybe someone will hear it and start to make a change within themselves and move on to the people and things around them. i refound myself through his music and i pray that the world will too. To Michael's family (especially his children): im truly sorry for your loss, but the world lost its healing when Michael passed on. I pray that his family gets stronger over time and that his children understand that although he was a great father, he was an even better humanitarian. Rest in Peace Michael...you truly deserve it


Whitney   August 6th, 2009 8:45 pm ET

Michael was a gift from God, Jermaine. Michael did what he was suppose to and the good lord found that it was time that he brought his son home. His legacy will live on and we, as his fans, will make sure of it.


Lorna, Alberta Canada   August 6th, 2009 8:51 pm ET

Michael Jackson was a man of honour and dignity, but, unfortunately the media and some in this world wanted to focus on rumors and negativity. I wonder sometimes if the media or the world look at reasons why Michael may have become addicted to prescription drugs and couldn't sleep, therefore needing these things. The world made him a addict and a recluse because everytime he moved there was someone trying to get some dirt on him. I truly believe it is time for the world to let him rest in peace, remember his wonderful deeds and stay away from the negative statements like calling him wacko and strange all the other names. Let his children remember the good in their father and not have them everyday see the media trying to belittle their fathers good name. God Bless Michael Jackson and his children and let them all live in the peace that they deserve. Who cares who the father was to those children, he was their father, who cares if he did some drugs to help him live in the world that tried to destroy him, but the world that he tried to fix. JUST let him be!!!!


Tania   August 6th, 2009 8:54 pm ET

Thanks Jermaine.
I'm sure Michael is on Heaven watching all over us
He was an Angel
I'll love him forever


Avril   August 6th, 2009 8:54 pm ET

Do you think Omer Bhatti is Michael biological kid?


Mark   August 6th, 2009 8:55 pm ET

The media is only doing what YOU want. I dare watch a tv station that talks about tea and good deeds. Its just not like that. People are curious and Michael knew how to use his some would say Wacko ways to his advantage. He promoted himself very well and some of the mystique was his doing. Not all media is bad. Yes I think there are a lot out there but you guys reading my blog here wouldn't otherwise be reading it if is wasn't for people telling stories of MJ. MJ is free from his pain and I'm sure his reward awaits him in heaven. He's now teaching God the moonwalk with all the angels. Again Jermaine, my condolences to you and your family.


Janet   August 6th, 2009 8:56 pm ET

Thank you for the mission statement. Cany you please ask Jermaine what will happen to Michael's "Heal the World Foundation"? Will the family be involved in continuing his works through his foundation? How can the fans help?
I have been a lifelong Michael fan and appreciate your continuing to spread his message. Michael was a target of the anger we all carry within ourselves, we all change our appearance, based on the current economy we all over spend, make bad choices, mistakes, yet we expect forgivness for ourselves it's unfortuante that we could not do the same for Michael in life. People are qucik to jump on the band wagon and point out all of his defects, but the truth is if he wanted to change his appearance it was his money that he worked hard to earn, it was his face. Underneath he was still the same Michael. The same talent, this may have been his best statement to the world under the skin you are still the same, your color should not matter it does not change the person that you truly are. I believe that time will vinidcate Michael, and will provide a lasting legacy for his children.


Val   August 6th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

Jemaine, That was beautifully written. I know you are going to do Michael proud with your mission. GOD BLESS YOU


jennifer   August 6th, 2009 9:00 pm ET

Thank you Jermain for making away for you brother's legacy to go on, however I am sick of the way they are bashing him and I wish someone in your FAMILY WOULD assert them selfs, and shut the people up it hurts me so much, to see the media DISECT HIM, they dont know him they you family does. by the way i LOVE THE WAY YOU SANG SMILE FOR MICHEAL it was my favorite for the whole memorial because he was your brother to you, and not r ICON

may yahshua bless you and you family


MariaA   August 6th, 2009 9:01 pm ET

Dear Jermaine,

My sincere gratitude for taking the time to talk to us about Michael.

My condolences to you and your family and I pray for comfort and peace.

I love Michael and I will never forget him.


Christy   August 6th, 2009 9:05 pm ET

Jesus will hold you until your least tear falls. Thank God for the resurrection! You will be reunited when your plan is completed. It was always obvious that Michael was an angel sent by God with Mrs. Jackson as the vessel. He has that thing about him that no one else has. That sort-of heavenly presence. He had to be larger than life to carry out his mission. It is a selfless act that you join as one of the deciples of Goodwill. May God Bless You and your family. We will pray for you and your family, and you can count on us to support your mission.


diana fogolini   August 6th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

j.j, I have enjoyed your family very much. the music,danceinghas gave me so much joy,and now I must say that my grandchildren are now into the music and moves your family gave to us and for all this I say thank you for shareing your lives with us.back in 1993 I wrote to oprahto see if she would air a show to help michael durning his time of troubles but I never sent it Today as I was going through my moveing boxes I found it I wised I could of shared it with the world in hopes it would of easa some of his pain.many many people loves your brother he had a special gift just to listen to his voice could eaise and calm your sprit.I know in my heart he knew ther were alot of people who stood by him.I hope you and ypur family will try to carrie out his wishes.together as one you can do anything god bless you all, here is a note michael wrote in a people's book I have dated back 1994 "like the old indian provers says donot judge a man until you've walked 2 moons in his moccosins.most people don't know me' that is why they write such things in wich most is not true I cry very very often because it hurts and I worry about the children all my children all over the world'I live for them. If a man could say nothingagainst a charcter but what he can prove'history could not be written.animals strike'not for malice'but because they want to live'it is the same with those who critisize,they desire our blood,not our pain.but still I must achieve I must seek truth in all things.I must endure for the paver I was sent forth,for the world for the children but have mercy,for I've been bleeding a long time now." mj If this note don"t say what kind of a man your brother was ,it tell you all worried about the world and the people in it special the children because i belive he knew it would be their next turn to make the world a better place.rest my friend and may you shine your lite until we all meet again in the perfect world again.


Lana Husbands-Ward   August 6th, 2009 9:10 pm ET

Thank you for those words.
I ALWAYS knew in my heart that Michael's giving was NEVER for publicity like most other celebrities, but from the depths of his heart and the trials broke his spirit because he felt betrayed by the very people he was putting his heart and soul in to help. Shame on them.

Michael was my brother ,father and friend from a distance (because I was very lonely too) and his songs and his caring was what I needed since our lives were so similar. I still cry every day and have been wearing his favorite colors every day since he died because it gives me some comfort to be near him. I MISS him, I MISS him with all my heart and what keeps me going is that, as long as he is in God's memory, he will live forever.
I am sorry for your loss and that of the entire family.


Marianne Kramer-Netherlands   August 6th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

To me personally this is a wonderful and lovely confirmation of what I for one,already knew and understood over the past weeks. The focus has always been too much on only Michael Jackson the Artist and not enough on Michael Jackson,the man,the person,the human being that he was. No-one is and can be perfect in this life on this earth,and God does not expect this from anyone, but boy,did Michael try to get as close of it as he could in who he was and everything he did do!
This world was very good when God created her in the first place,but human kind had to destroy that very quickly by being disobediënt to Him and go their own way and will. The more the centuries past,the worse that went on and on; that's why this world is full of sin,misbeviour,hatred,violence,war,sickness,hurt,pain,suffering a.s.o..
Great part of this world loves her wordly ways and not God's ways as it is should to be. That's why she loves sensation,spectacle,mockery,
gossip and more of that blablabla. When you are as talented and become famous the way Michael did,and with that become as rich as he did because of that, jealousy and envy a.s.o. start to grow on induviduals aswell,you become a target easy to aim on,like a sitting duck,and shoot poison bullets toward. The typical way of the world as it is. The thing is,that all the lies and gossip and filth wicked tongues have spread and still do even now about him,says nothing of Michael,but everything and all about the induviduals uttering and acting it! That's why I had myself a T-shirt made several weeks ago,showing an image of Michael,his name Michael Jackson first printed above,and than reading;"Wronged and condemned by the world" and under his image reading;"justified and Loved by Jesus Christ!" This is my statement against all those individuals who did and do wrong and condemn him, as I felt I had to do this, fed up as I am myself by them and their nasty beings and behaviours. Just because Michael is gone now,and happily for him,in a much better place than this world,doesn't mean it doesn't matter to keep fighting for (his) righteousness anymore! I never say goodbye but so long my brother in the Lord,Michael,rest in peace,I Love you very much. See you in Heaven.


tina   August 6th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

I wanted to say ..thanks Jermaine... i agree 100% with you and i never doubted who Michael was or stood for.Many on the other hand did and its sad that the media and whoever else could made him out to be someone he was not.Made people believe he was a child molester and so on.Craziness i say...
I admired everyhting about Michael and i have arguments everyday about the whole issue(s) concerning Michael..and I will continue to defend his honor to who ever questions it.I am a nobody compared to many in ths world but i believe in him,and what he was trying to do for us all.He was an icon to us but to some alot more.He impacted us all in some way or another and touched the lives of many,I wish i had of gotten the chance to meet him to talk to understand him better.His love for people was amazing and he was so misunderstood is his actions.He was just to much of a child at heart and for that was criticized.One person can only take so much.To Not enough ppl stood by him in his weekest moment and i think more of himself got lost when he left his home in neverland.I prey for his family,his children and Michael always.Its a crime that he was potrayed as he was in the end,i didnt believe it then and i dont believe it now.He was very muich misunderstood as a person and his undying love for children.Children truly are the eyes of god and are very innocent and through them Michael seen.I love you Michael and forever you will remian innocent and in my heart.May you find all you were looking for in life and be at toatl peace and solice with no pain and hurt.


Michelle   August 6th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

I would also like to know which were MJs favorite charities so that I could donate in his honor.


Missy   August 6th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

Dear Mr. Jackson,
Please believe me when i say an amazing amount of people could feel the Essence of your brother Michael. It was my honor to watch him, i studied him , i call it ! I was that little girl that was shy and came from a family of twelve with a large amount of joy and pain. I say this because this shy little girl felt like she could fly when i heard your brothers songs, i could dance ! I could dance and sing and "fly away" from anything that upset me because of your brothers music, his lyrics and his dance. He gave freedom of spirit and joy through his sound, his smile, and the things later in life that i learned about. His great big heart...his gentleness! I believe we all have a purpose even in pain to be exactly the way we are and to be part of this universe that all works together. If we had pain as a child maybe as we grow into adulthood we are compassionate, or protective of children or we fight for them till it hurts...I feel that Michael's essence was a gift for us and that is what he knew, that's all he knew..just to stop other's from hurting. God bless Mr. Michael Jackson for going,and going and giving as long as he could and as perfect as he did...EVERYTHING I have been sharing his history through music, dance and interviews that have charachter with my son who is 13. Even he can sense his kindness and talent......I love you Mr. Michael Jackson! Thank you for turning your challenges into blessings for all of us! Thank you for your courage, and your smile, thank you for your spectacular brilliant energy and thank you for giving this shy girl flight! Rest in peace...or teach the angels to twinkle!


nancy   August 6th, 2009 9:33 pm ET

Beautifully said. May peace be with you all.


Dino   August 6th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Wow, so beautiful words from a beautiful man to his brother. My thoughts and prays are still will you and your family. I still miss him so much, I have listened to his music every day since and have come to realise no other musicain compares to your brother. I dont think i'll ever get over it, he meant so much to me and ill bever forget seeing him in 1996 in Australia. I can close my eyes and still remember him on stage. He will forever be in my heart.
May Michael's Legacy live on forever.


TL/Huntington Beach   August 6th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Jermaine, Today is special because you are here!


Elizabeth - NJ   August 6th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine for writing this, I hope everyone reads it. I have always felt Michaels love for the people. I have also felt his pain and his anquish too. I wish the rest of the world can feel and see him the way that I do. He is a true humanitarian, and a genius. No one can touch him. The world needs more Michael Jackson's in it. His death is such a great loss. I am still in morning. I feel like I lost a family memeber, my best friend. God bless you on your quest Jermaine. I love you Michael, may you rest in peace.


Annetta   August 6th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I commend Jermaine for his new mission and vision. It is my prayer that he will abandon pursuing to have Michael buried at Neverland because it is where Michael suffered so much pain versus his initial joy there. Yes, it is a beautiful place but Michael is not there and didn't desire to remain there. Please honor his wishes over your personal point of view.


Allison   August 6th, 2009 9:52 pm ET

Dear Larry King,

Are you going to avail your show, a worldwide forum, for personal exploitation and capitalization of the Michael Jackson legacy?

Have the special administrators of the Michael Jackson Estate, John Branca, et al given Jermaine Jackson the "go ahead" to represent Michael Jacksons views and accomplishments in such a capacity?

Have the said trusees of the Estate appointed Jermaine Jackson as a spokesperson regarding questions about the "Heal The World Foundation"?

I think it admirable of Mr Jackson to speak out now about such matters, and as a brother conceivably understandable, although the generally informed world has been fully aware of Michael Jacksons many and diverse humanitarian and philanthropic accomplishments for many years. It is definitely not "new" news.

I don't recall Jermaine Jackson speaking out or supporting these many causes and issues with Michael Jackson, or apart from him, during Michael Jacksons lifetime. If there were such efforts please also discuss and inform them with the viewers on your show Friday 08/07/09?

We the public would certainly like to commend Mr Jermaine Jackson belatedly for any unrecognized, overlooked or slighted efforts on his part over the years. And for his newly conceived and contrived "mission".

Thank You.


Liz   August 6th, 2009 10:12 pm ET

Dear Jermain,

It pains me to sense the loss through your words, Michael was a very fortunate man to have a brother like you who loved and adored him so. I hope that throughout his life, in-spite of the ridicule, he always sensed your family's love and his fans love and knew in his heart that he had such a great following of people who were touched by his music and good deeds. There are many rich people in the world, but very few that truly give with all their heart and not just because it is common among the rich and famous. Michael gave, Michael cared, Michael inspired, not for the fame of it, not to befriend the media or other celebrities, he gave from the purity of his heart and dedicated his soul and being to improve the world.
I wish you and your family all the best and I am very happy you have taken upon yourself this mission of revealing who the real Michael was. I'm sure you'll find you have many supporters in this honorable cause.

Be strong
Liz


Steva   August 6th, 2009 10:19 pm ET

I believe that Martin Bishir has Michael Jackson's blood on his hands as well. The way he used Michael's trust to deceive him and put his devilish spin on everything that Michael said was awful. Martin Bishir doesn't deserve to be on TV after that deceptive interview. People like Martin who do not have a kind heart can't ever come even close to understanding a sweet, loving, and compassionate individual like Michael! People like Martin cause me to doubt the media and if they can ever be non-judgemental and just present a beautiful person like Michael for who he was inside and out! I hope Michael's acquital slapped Martin and the LAPD right in the face and they never forget the results and pay for the harm they caused Michael and his family!!


gary dinardo   August 6th, 2009 10:20 pm ET

jermaine, what will the Jackson family do with Neverland Ranch?


sandy, Boston   August 6th, 2009 10:22 pm ET

Jermaine
I am so very sorry Michael is gone. Still can't believe it.
If the love we fans had for him could have saved him he never would have died
My sympathy to your family.
May God watch over his children.
Thank you for carrying on his legacy.


Janice   August 6th, 2009 10:23 pm ET

Bless you Jermaine for carrying out Michaels's legacy of healing the world. He smiles down at you with his gratitude and peace so that his
charity work can be continued. Bless the Jackson family and his children as you all stay close to uphold the integrity of the Jackson family vision. Michael's life was a gift to us all and I will cherish it.


Kathy   August 6th, 2009 10:25 pm ET

I love you Jermaine! God bless you!


Jessi Louise   August 6th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

Thank you, Jermaine. We all support you in your mission. My prays are with the wholeJackson family; especially his children. We're all glad all of you are bing strong. Rest in peace, Michael.


Rebecca   August 6th, 2009 10:38 pm ET

Thank you, Jermaine! We needed this refreshing reminder of Michael's humanitarianism, and how selfless and humble he was. I'm so lucky to have lived during his lifetime, and I never imagined a world without Michael Jackson... now here we are, and it's a sadder place.
I remember when I was 5 years old, watching the "Thriller" video, being terrified of it, and wishing he was my boyfriend... that's my earliest memory of Michael. I've since learned so much about him and wish the media would focus on his good deeds, and give him the credit he deserves. Nobody will ever be like him... he cared for so many and gave so much, and never expected anything in return.
He is in a better place, and he's made this world a better place. Keep fighting for him.


Chi-town Lisa   August 6th, 2009 10:40 pm ET

Jermaine, that was wonderful...Please let us know the charities your brother supported so we may give to them as well. I pray you continue his work. Your brother was a giving and loving man and I think everyone will agree. God bless you and may he forever keep you.


Ludger   August 6th, 2009 10:42 pm ET

The more I read about your brother the more compassionate I become. I know he was an angel sent to earth by god. Thank you so much for spreading Michael's wings.


pj   August 6th, 2009 10:45 pm ET

I still cry about his death because of how his was treated by the media during his life. I hope you the best . Your brother was special and he was made from god . i feel your loss as do millions of people. God made no mistake when your brother arrived with his gift. I will pray for you, your beautiful mother and hope you can walk i your brother steps.We your fans will be looking up to god to help you .


Helena   August 6th, 2009 10:47 pm ET

I love to go on youtube and watch old videos of the Jackson 5 and Michael. Its great to read all the comments , you really see how much he's loved and missed. A new generation is rediscovering him and the older generation is appreciating him for what a great talent he was. I think over the recent years we've forgotten all that he contributed to music and dance. On youtube, you can watch his private home videos, they are funny and insightful.
My 5 year old is learning to moonwalk and said he "loves Michael." I tell him that I do too.


Donna   August 6th, 2009 10:48 pm ET

I was always a Michael Jackson fan, I remember the night that the Thriller video was coming out we all waiting in front of the t.v., I never believed the terrible child molestation charges (they got what they wanted ..$$$$) If someone molested my child do you think I would take any $$ , all he has ever done is help children ! The best is the time in a Social class we had a test, this is going back to 1985, I had no clue to any of the answers , I turned the paper over wrote all the lyrics to "We are the World" and the name of the person singing each part ... I got an "A".... awesome !!!


nancy   August 6th, 2009 10:50 pm ET

Michael Jackson took the high road while all the bottom feeders made a living off trashing him.Haters with no talent.The guy was triple threat talent with a sweet soul.Such a big target for people who will do anything for a buck.They coontinue to pay their mortgages on his back.Dimond,Bashir ,Sneddon...who will be crying when your gone ,not me300 hundred million to charity while these people probably stiff their waitress in a restaurant .prayers to your family and i hope you got my card


Teddy   August 6th, 2009 10:52 pm ET

Great, but he still had "boys" in the bed with him, very weird
to have felt he could never become a man, due to his upbringing. Many of us also overcame the pain, hits, bangs and more in our lives. We work towards the light of wellness. He knew and we know it was wrong and always will be a bad mark in our love of the childhood Michael. Too bad he felt prevy to sleep with other peoples children.....So Sad
Dumb really!


alesia   August 6th, 2009 10:59 pm ET

MJs humanitarian side is NOT really shown, his musical genuis and all the false negativity about him is shown. for my 21st brithday i had already planned to do some humanitarian work the morning of the birthday dinner and learning more and falling in love with MJ makes me really want to do it. im donating all the enterance fees to Make-A-Wish Foundation because i know that was one of MJs charaties he gave to. also when i first learned of MJs death i said something negative and i wish i could take it back because a day after i began researching and learning more about him and he was nothing like the tabloids put him out to be. im only 20 and i experience him in the spotlight during his trials and there was more negativity than good and like most people whatever you hear more is the truth so at first i believed the lies and now i know they are lies and i am a MJ viliglante (non-violent) on youtube post something bad about him then imma have to show you how wrong you are. i really do regret the comment i made and asked for God's forgiveness and now i ask for the forgiveness of the Jackson family.


alesia   August 6th, 2009 11:02 pm ET

i wish the media would realize the his children are going to see the negative things they display about their father one day. and who knows it could be on a day their really missing michael. PLEASE remember watch what you put out, THINK ABOUT THE KIDS, and think long and hard before you broadcast something. this goes for any celeb and out to all broadcasting networks.


Rodney Allen   August 6th, 2009 11:03 pm ET

Jermaine, well put man and do what u gotta do, you and ur brothers. We all will keep michael's dreams alive with music and helping others in need.


ron   August 6th, 2009 11:07 pm ET

rest assured michaels legacy will continue as long as like minded people work together.its a hard act to follow,but i think the world is up to the task.peace to the jackson family. ron parker


Rozie Wahabi   August 6th, 2009 11:08 pm ET

This is what ive been waiting for. MJ's family to have a say the true insights of MJ kindness. I hope people out there who hates him for nothing; who criticize him, who tried sueing him; who thinks MJ is weird, bizarre to realize how caring and kind he is. The world has lost the greatest humanitarian. No celebrities can ever replace him. EVER!! He has devoted much of his time and money donating to a number of charities with and with out people knowing. No one can be like him. No one can imitate him. No one can be so sincere; so loving; so caring like him.

I am still very sad and can't believe that he is gone. I never thought it was true but i guess it is.. The Best People Die First. You will always be in our thoughts Michael and may Allah be with you always...Amin!


Miara M   August 6th, 2009 11:12 pm ET

Jermaine: That was an amazing true story of your brother. He truly was a gift of God to the world. The media and the people who only told half of his story are just in the business for money and do not understand the characteristic of real, and genuine. The world is lacking that characteristic today but Micheal gave that off continuously througout his life. We all need to learn from him. Some people just cant grasp the concept of true humanity therefore they try to make this amazing person look bad when in reality the person is indeed a true gift to the world. Micheal loved caring for others and he was such a sweet genuine soul. I am sorry that you had to hear everthing that was said about your brother from the harsh unfaithful media. I like the idea of following in his footsteps to bring peace, love, caring, belonging, hope, faith, and happiness to all. I think that the world can most definitly learn from Michael and legacy.


vicki   August 6th, 2009 11:18 pm ET

I think Jermaine and Joseph Jackson are both opportunists and will use Michael's legacy for their own selfish profit. The good deeds done by Michael will speak for themselves. If he wants to follow in Michaels footsteps, just do it. No need to associate it with Michael. Those who remember Michael don't need Jermaine's voice to do so. He is loving and jumping into the spotlight every chance he gets. I'm so over him and Joseph.


Cynthia   August 6th, 2009 11:22 pm ET

Well done, my good and faithful servant (Michael)!


Nicole Phillips   August 6th, 2009 11:23 pm ET

Thank you for trying to show people the good in Michael what made him the most was that he had a good heart


Michele   August 6th, 2009 11:24 pm ET

Jermaine. I love you! Thank you for this very necessary blog. We so loved Michael, and watching you and your family grieve has been so heartbreaking. I think Michael's loyal fans will follow your lead. We will be there with you along the way. Michael definitely left much too soon, but we can all listen and "feel" him still through his music. God bless you all. And yes, as you so beautifully and emotionally sang, "Smile".


Nathalie B   August 6th, 2009 11:26 pm ET

thank you Jermaine for such a lovely letter.
I will try to live up to Michael's vision.
I miss him.


Tracie   August 6th, 2009 11:29 pm ET

I am so happy about this powerful words coming from Micheal's brother; we all missed Micheal, I pray God helps keep his kids safe. Love you Micheal forever. Canada


SHARON DEAN   August 6th, 2009 11:30 pm ET

JERMAINE WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS WONDERFUL MICHAEL WAS SUCH A GOOD PERSON I COULD UNDERSTAND HIM AS A PERSON.HE DID DO A LOT OF GOOD THINGS.BUT THE NEWS MEDIA JUSTS WANTS TO TEAR HIM DOWN ALL THEY WANT TO DO IS TALK ABOUT THE BADS THINGS THAT MICHAEL DID NOT EVEN DO THEY MAKE ME SICK. I TOO AM HAVING A HARD TIME ACCEPTING THE FACT THAT HE IS GONE I REALLY MISS HIM WE ARE ONLY 4MONTHS APART THE JACKSON 5 IS WHO I HAD TO LISTEN TO BACK IN THE DAY.I WILL NEVER EVER FORGET HIM I ROCK HIS MUSIC EVERYDAY & WE ARE HAVING A M.J. BIRTHDAY PARTY ON AUG 29TH GOD BLESS ALL YOUR FAMILY LOVE U M.J.4EVER IN MY HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tomato   August 6th, 2009 11:35 pm ET

I just wish Michael Jackson had known that he still had trillions of fans when he was alive and wanted to be loved but not just cursed, or laughed at as a weirdo. Now we have felt the loss but isn't this too late? I wish he could feel in heaven how much he's missed. And a lesson to learn for us who are still alive: treat others nicely when they are still alive! Miss you, Michael Jackson!


tisha b   August 6th, 2009 11:37 pm ET

This is very touching to read comments about MJ. His spirit was definately a gift from GOD in heaven. I myself being a fellow Virgo, understand Michael's gentleness and compassion. I already volunteered before MJ's death because of I also care for the well-being of others. To personally honor MJ's memory, aside from listening to his music and videos, I will continue to volunteer in my community as well. It only takes one person to make a difference! Thank you Jermaine Jackson and family for sharing the love of MJ all over the world! May GOD eternally keep MJ and bless your family. Love, MJ Fan Alwayz!


Craig Walston   August 6th, 2009 11:38 pm ET

Michael needs Jesus Christ, so his sins may be forgiven. The Holy Spirit will then lead him to more light, and he will know real truth...


Kay   August 6th, 2009 11:42 pm ET

Jermaine,

Thank you for all the positive feedback. We don't want to hear any negative things anymore. We know what kind of person Michael was. His fans love him and we will never forget him,


Fauna Hodel   August 6th, 2009 11:43 pm ET

Jermaine Jackson..is not only my dear friend..but..most important..a messenger chosen to continue his brother Michael's messages...Fauna Hodel


liyah   August 6th, 2009 11:50 pm ET

jermaine,

thank you for writing an inspiring stories that are rare now these days.. it really shows that your family is God centered and a good example for all of us.. knowing michael's way of raising his kids was an inspiration for me being a mother of 3 kids with the same age of his kids.... his 3 kids are really lucky to have him as their dad who did his very best to raise them smart and with good manners.. I hope the kids will still be the same though their dad is not already in their sides.. may each of your family be like michael's to them.. to be the best guardian,mento,buddy.. to be their strenght and happiness.. to love them unconditionally like the love they had from their dad.. doing so will really make michael's soul at peace and will make us at peace also.. pls pls. pls. pls. pls. tell prince,paris and blanket that their qualities are admirable especially paris she's so sweet and adorable and pls pls pls tell them that there are millions of people whom they dont know who really,truly love and care so much for them.. the Jackson family will always be in my prayers. thank you for sharing your lives with the world.. may your family continue to be an inspiration for us..

liyah


Veronica   August 6th, 2009 11:50 pm ET

Jermaine,

I wish you the all the best in your new mission. The media never mentioned all of your brother's good deeds. If anyone was ever treated unfairly by the media, it was Michael Joseph Jackson. Now, the truth is starting to come out. Please keep it coming. I remember when you stuck by Michael's side during the trial in 2005, and I admired how your family stuck together. Also, I'm tired of the paparazzi preying on your family, especially your niece and nephews. It saddens me to see their faces sprawled all over the rag mags. They don't deserve this. I would love to be able to zap them away so that your family can live in peace.


Meg   August 6th, 2009 11:51 pm ET

I couldnt have put it better than Jermaine, Michael had such a tremendous heart and i will do my part in remembering Michael for everything he stood for. Healing the world to make a better place and starting with the person in the mirror. No one did more for the world than Michael and he will always be my inspiration to do good for others


Sym   August 6th, 2009 11:53 pm ET

Jermaine,

i just wanted to say that u sang beautifully at michaels' memorial. i could see y u were the lead singer of the jackson 5 before. now, im not going to talk about michael like he was family because i think a fan can only get so close although many of us feel like we've lost a brother. i hope ur family is doing well. it must be so hard for blanket and prince and paris. michael wasnt really in my time (born in 96) but i remember my fourth grade class was listening to songs and trying to find the meaning of them. and we listened to Man In The Mirror. when michael died i remembered that song and started listening to him. and when i heard that song, thats when i knew michael always just wanted to help people, and he was a true humanitarian. but people chose to try to destroy him with lies and ts just so horrible. may michael rest in peace and good luck on OUR mission because WE are here to help!


elle   August 6th, 2009 11:57 pm ET

Michael was an extraordinary human being. there will probably never be another like him. He sacrificed his childhood and so much to give us his gifts and to share his prosperity with those in need. He knew no discrimination either. he gave of himself and his good fortune freely. Again, he was extraordinary! Even though it has been nearly two months, I still grieve his loss very deeply. Michael was so special and so sincere. It still hurts to imagine what he went through during that painful trial. I still cannot believe the ,"moochers", who tried in vain to destroy his character and life! Michael was beautiful inside and out. His heart was like gold and he gave us music , and dance , but also so much laughter and joy. He will live on through the love he instilled in his beautiful babies. God Bless Katherine ,the Kids and The Jackson Family forever. Peace be with you all. We will never forget Michael and his generous and genuine love for the world and for wanting and making it a better place. R.I.P Sweet Angel


Kathy O   August 7th, 2009 12:02 am ET

Jermaine, what a beautiful way to keep Michael's legacy alive. He was the finest human being that I know of in my lifetime. I have been so sad
over the loss of your dearly loved brother. I never had the chance to meet
him but through his music, he has definitely made the world a better place. I can only hope that the people in this world follow in his footsteps. He was a truly beautiful humble man. I miss him so much,
not for his super stardom but what he has done to help so many people in this world. The press forgot to report on those things. God Bless you and your family. Your Mother Katherine raised a beautiful family!


pam   August 7th, 2009 12:03 am ET

to jermaine, what a beautiful article. i wish you the best in continueing michaels mission. we are all behind you. if the media tries to bring you down for any reason by doiing this for michael, tell them to go straight to hell.cause we want to hear all the good michael has done. and someone has to tell it. so good luck to you jermaine. my thoughts are with you and your family.


Donna D   August 7th, 2009 12:05 am ET

I love MJ and i do believe he did alot of good but he had to do some bad things too everyone on this earth sins so i dnt agree with the fact that Jermaine said he only brought the good with him.

R.I.P ily x33 !!!


Borneo,Malaysia   August 7th, 2009 12:05 am ET

Wonderful article Jermaine....
Long Live the King of Pop, MJ.... and may GOD bless his children and families members...


Debbie   August 7th, 2009 12:08 am ET

What a wonderful way to show your love for your brother. As people are forgeting that Michael was human and he has a family and children. We need to make sure that everyone knows what Michael did for the world and we need more of this and less of the rubbish the press are printing. My thoughts and love go out to you and your family and most of all to his children. XXX


Elmari   August 7th, 2009 12:10 am ET

Jermaine,

Thank you so much for this wonderful blog. Thank you for continuing to spread Michael's message of love and tolerance. I, too, do not understand how someone with so much love, compassion, generosity and selflessness towards those in need was so much hated by those that chose to be blinded by tabloids and media lies. I know that it is very important for you and family to get the world to finally understand what Michael was all about, what he was all about all his life. There are many people (such as all of his fans) that know what Michael's true message was and are now now trying to spread his message along with you. I will support you 100% in your endeavors to keep the truth of Michael's message alive and thriving for years to come.


Rina (Manila)   August 7th, 2009 12:11 am ET

I am grateful for the gift of Michael to all of us. He will always be in my heart.

Even if I feel some kind of hatred and anger to those who used him, those who took advantage of him, those who mistreated him, disrespected him, insulted him, I am trying to find it in my heart to forgive them and pray for them because I know that's what Michael would have wanted. He has inspired me to be more kind, loving, giving to others. And he has reminded me to remain child-like and not lose that sense of wonder, joy and peace!


Mimi Ayele   August 7th, 2009 12:11 am ET

Jermaine – thank you for telling the truth about Michael. You are very right when we live the world we only take our good and bad actions and deeds, nothing else. Michael is a God messenger. He accomplished his mission, and the rest is our responsibility to carry on his message to make a better world for all of us. Believe me, all the truth will come out and he will honored. We all love him and miss him so much. All of you out there, please keep listening his music to show him our love and to make him close to our heart.


Ferdos   August 7th, 2009 12:13 am ET

Dear brother Jermaine,
May Allah help you always.


pam   August 7th, 2009 12:14 am ET

i don't agree with you donna. i don't believe someone like michael could do anything bad. from all the videos and home movies and articles i have seen, i don't see any way that michael could have done bad things. the media trashed him. but all of that was b.s. i don't think he had it in him to do anything wrong.


MaryLynn   August 7th, 2009 12:19 am ET

I had been hoping that Michael would somehow be recognized for his humanitarian efforts. Thank you, Jermaine for making this part of your mission. Michael genuinely cared about people and the planet.


Connie Chettayar   August 7th, 2009 12:21 am ET

My heart has been broken since Michael pass,I can't get over,I have 4 little children I can image loosing the parents, I feel for Prince, Paris, and Blanquet, my hearth goes to them. He was there Daddy. They still very little. I hope that the media will not destroy they'r lives, with all the stupidity they are talking. The funs want to here all the good he did, RAISIN HIM UP. I love you Jackson's I feel like I know you. For me Michael will always be a live. My heart is with you for ever. Jermaine, Take good care of the children, They were Michael tresure, He's not loger here to defend theme! I love you guys, and I feel for you!!!


Branca Ferraz   August 7th, 2009 12:21 am ET

Dearest Jermaine,

I have been an admirer of your brother MIchael since the first time I ever listened to his music, listened to their words and their messages. I was also blessed to have been moved to watch Celebrity Big Brother when I was living in England, and I instantly became a huge admirer of yours too. Thank you for sharing with us more about Michael and what his life and mission really were about.
I hope I can come close to what he's done for the world.
I am an artist myself – an actor. And I have always told my family and loved ones that the reason why I wanted to do this was to be able to do something greater for the world. I always felt that I had this calling for a much greater reason. This is still my desire and I will continue to visualize it and work towards this goal until is becomes a reality. I believe it already is a reality because it is a goal, and that is the beginning of it.

I would really love to be able to meet you and talk to you one day. I pray for people to let themselves be transformed in a positive way, and for them to look only to do good, without thinking of what they will get in return.
Thank you for reminding me of this again. It is always good to be reminded, though I already know this is what I should strive to do: to do good for others, and not think about what they will give me.

I send you and your family all of my love, and I pray that we will move this world and that both individually and together we will make this change.

Much love,
Branca Ferraz


Trina   August 7th, 2009 12:24 am ET

Very well said Jermaine! I hope Michael finally gets the respect he deserves!


Meyling L.   August 7th, 2009 12:31 am ET

BRAVO BRAVO Jermaine and THANK YOU for writing this. I admire you brother as much as you do and specially because of what you say in this article. I can't think in any way to thank you for this mission you're now dedicated to. What I can tell you is that you are not alone in that mission, I and thousands of people, will do whatever is in our power to spread Michael Jackson's message. You are THE example of what is to be a brother and a man of GOD. Jermaine never stop doing this and know we always support you wherever we are. I wish you the best and am sure you will succeed because you have shown the world the kind of person you are. CONGRATULATIONS Jermaine, am sure Michael is so happy for what you are doing!!!!!! This is the best article I have ever read since THE KING OF POP went to reunite with THE KING OF KINGS.


monica   August 7th, 2009 12:37 am ET

I remember a quote from Michael, "Often in the past, performers have been tragic figures,,,, It's so sad. You feel cheated as a fan that you didn't get to watch them evolve as they grew older" This is so true, my heart is broken, my hope is gone. I love you more, Michael


Linda   August 7th, 2009 12:43 am ET

Thanks for carrying the torch Jermaine! Michael was so much more than people even knew or cared to learn about him! I have always been a fan and have come to know him even better these last 6 weeks! I am heart broken by his passing, and find it hard not to think about him on a daily basis! His music is always on when i am at work or home!!!! I miss him terribly, but his light will be with us forever.
Love and miss you MJ!


MIMI from Guatemala   August 7th, 2009 12:45 am ET

Jermaine:
I professed the Catholic religion and the great love and feel sorry for Michael every day since his death, I prayed that God would give him eternal rest. I know that Michael was a Muslim, in their belief, what should be done to our beloved brother arrives in the presence of God?

Thank you Mr. King for give us the oportunity to be near to Michael´s family.


MIMI from Guatemala   August 7th, 2009 12:47 am ET

I forgot to mention that since you sang "Smile" This song became my favorite.


Gwen   August 7th, 2009 12:51 am ET

Just wanted to let you know that Michael has fans that truely loved him. When I watch his video's I feel as though, if I would have met him on the street that I could have talked with him like a friend. I love his smile. I really wish that I could have met Michael. May God Bless You and Your family in this time of great sorry.


Cheryl   August 7th, 2009 1:00 am ET

Jermaine, you did a lovely job on this article. I found it to be very inspiring. I never met Michael or any Jackson, but I still feel as if I have lost a close member of my own family. The world will never be the same with out Michael. I cry everyday still for his children and the rest of the Jackson family. And while nothing can be truly comforting in times like these we can hope that he is now truly at peace.

The following is a journal entry I wrote a few days ago.

I have found myself still in disbelief about Michael’s passing. The music helps to keep me company and allows my spirit to soar. The debt the world owes to Michael can never be repaid. But we can try, try to keep Michael’s spirit alive through charitable work in his name. I myself have found that I have become more charitable in the days after Michael’s passing. I attribute this sudden opening of my heart to Michael’s spirit living in each of us left here on Earth. And in order to honor his life, spirit and legacy we must each do whatever we can to help those less fortunate than us. Anything, from donating a single dollar at your local pet store to help homeless pets, to donating a pint of blood, to volunteering at a local soup kitchen, everything will help. We must all work locally to achieve change globally, and I’m sure Michael understood this.

Even though I am a strong believer in charitable workings, I would gladly rob every penny from every charity on Earth if it would bring Michael back.


pam   August 7th, 2009 1:01 am ET

i wish you well in continueing michaels message . he was a beautiful person who wanted to help alot of people and change the world. we will all support you. i still find it hard to believe that michael is gone. i still cry for him. i cannot start my day until i watch a video of him singing and dancing. or read an article about him. i look for something new about him everyday. i just hope whoever is responsable for his death gets the punishment they deserve. i will always remember him and his music and dancing. i love him and miss him. i just wish he could have seen all this outpouring of love and support before he passed. maybe, just maybe that would have changed things a little and he would still be here. rip michael. miss you


Julie0958   August 7th, 2009 1:01 am ET

Jermaine – I so admire your commitment to carrying on Michael's mission. I was born just a few days after Michael and grew up watching him become the incredible talent and wonderful human being he became. My heart broke when he was accused of crimes against children because it was obvious he had only love for them, and a deep desire to have a long-deserved childhood. My heart breaks again now to know that he is gone. I feel like I have lost a life-long friend. I cannot imagine the pain and devastation your family must be feeling, but I hope the outpouring of love for him from around the world provides some comfort to you all.


SuzieCanada   August 7th, 2009 1:01 am ET

Jermaine, there is a lot of info on the net about a book you supposedly were going to co-author, as well as a song you wrote in the 1990's criticizing your brother ... I find that hard to believe. Can you please explain?


MIMI from Guatemala   August 7th, 2009 1:08 am ET

To Pam:
I feel the same and I do the same that you do every day.
Is too dificult to say Good Bye to someone that represented a brother, a friend and a fiance.
Is good to know that many person feel the same that us.... and I feel that, because of Michael, the two of us are now friends..


MeL   August 7th, 2009 1:08 am ET

Thank U for the positive insight of Michael's mission in life,though it was shortlived I am so happy to know that U will see it through for him. It is true that he did a lot of good in this world but people seem to ignore his good deeds. I feel sad for these so call people coz I am very sure that some of the charities that he helped cared for has one way or another aided them as well. I know that you and your family are still grieving this great loss as I feel it too but rest assured that he is in a better place.
Jermaine,I would like to offer you my full support for your mission in life which is to continue Michael's work. Michael is a genuine humanitarian and he gave his all. May ALLAH bless his soul and May ALLAH bless you and guide you through your goals in achieving this mission. Amin.


Janet Rubio   August 7th, 2009 1:13 am ET

Jermaine, I am glad to see you speaking up for your brother. Someone needs to tell the good he did. He was great man of God. The world will never forget Micheal Jackson. My love and prayers go out to you and your family.


pat ... wisconsin   August 7th, 2009 1:14 am ET

I purchased the book The magic the maddness the whole story. It's very interesting and it shows he is innocent. Anybody who believes he was guility is insane!!


SuzieCanada   August 7th, 2009 1:16 am ET

pam, I feel exactly the same way. I still cry on a daily basis. Strange, it's like losing a family member. I don't know what it'll take for me to get over this tragedy ...


apples   August 7th, 2009 1:17 am ET

Hi Jermaine, don't worry & don't think of those people who don't appreciate your brother. there are millions of his fans who still support him and don't believe in them. I myself, see his compositions. It reflects his personality, his message. For others who don't see it, don't really think of it. There is so much envy for them. Right he has something they don't have and that justifies.


pat ... wisconsin   August 7th, 2009 1:23 am ET

The book was written by J. Randy Taraborrelli who did alot of with Michael and his families countless times, interviews and etc. You might want to read it. He was a God fearing person and believed and that is why he was so nice to people and got persecuted for it. Isn't that the way it goes for alot of us who help some people out. Get real, think about it before you go around flapping your lips. You too someday will have to speak for your actions in front of God. No one is perfect like they think they are. Sweep your own doorstep first. That is why the world needs to be changed which is what he tried to do. To much not enough love for people anymore and backstabbing and opinions before you get the whole truth.!!


Eva from the Czech Republic   August 7th, 2009 1:27 am ET

Dear Jermaine,
Thanks for your wonderful and true words about your brother. Everything you said is true.Michael was and will stay in our heart and mind as a man full of love to people.When I am listening to his music, I am crying,because lyrics of songs are so nice,briliant and ful of love.
How press and media can be so cruel. They know nothing abou his soul,
life,his true behaviour. It is very sad and simple view.
THANK YOU


Tiffany H   August 7th, 2009 1:29 am ET

Jermaine, That is so wonderful that you will be continuing his humanitarian efforts. I thought about that the other day. I was hoping one of his family members actively did. I'm 28 years old and remember my parents buying Thriller for me at about 3-years old. That is when I first fell in love with Michael Jackson. I remember singing Man In The Mirror at my piano recital and holding a mirror in front of the audience at the tender age of 8. I was moved even then by the lyrics and continued to be in awe of his efforts to "Heal The World". It has been over a month, but it is still devastatingly sad and upsetting to think of him as gone. I still cry when I think about it. I had planned to attend one of the concerts in London and I'm heartbroken that I will never get to see him perform. No matter what anyone said, the world was still behind him and also feels the loss. My prayers are with your mom, his children, your dad, and the entire Jackson family during your time of grieving.


Pauline   August 7th, 2009 1:30 am ET

Jermaine there are so many of us that are glad to hear Michaels legend will go on. He brought the world together in his music, and in his death. We as his fans our not tainted by what the media writes. We did not need to know him personally to know his heart and caring soul touched so many around the world. I pray for you and your family that you will always be blessed with wonderful memories of a caring, friend, brother, father and son. He is and always will be a wonderful inspiration to so many. I will miss him.


marianne   August 7th, 2009 1:34 am ET

An anonymous writer wrote this poem and i would like to share it. we all miss and love Michael, we are hurt, we grieve but he will never die, in our hearts and minds. Michael was not ours, he was God's and we thank the Lord for sharing him to us...i love you michael and i am missing you terribly...

"DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP,
I AM NOT THERE, I DO NOT SLEEP,
I AM THE THOUSAND WINDS THAT BLOW,
I AM THE DIAMOND GLINT ON SNOW,
I AM THE SUNLIGHT ON RIPENED GRAIN,
I AM THE GENTLE AUTUMN RAIN.
"WHEN YOU AWAKEN IN THE MORNING HUSH,
I AM THE SWIFT UPLIFTING RUSH,
OF QUIET BIRDS IN CIRCLED FLIGHT,
I AM THE SOFT STARS THAT SHINE AT NIGHT,
DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY,
I AM NOT THERE, I DID NOT DIE.


Loretta Tillett   August 7th, 2009 1:34 am ET

This is the first time that Iam every sending an email to your show. Iam from Belize,in Central America. Ever since I was around twelve years old, I have a been one of my country's biggest fan of MJ. Iam so SAD that he is gone. I cry almost everyday.
Michael was such a GREAT human being. He gave so much of himself, and got so little back:with many people in his own country tearing him down,about unproven accusations.
Now the media and others aret rying to say he was such an addict. I don't believe he was so dependent on drugs as they are saying. How would he have been able to rehearse for hours if he was SOOO addicted? How about his logical, and quite cohesive conversations that he had with people: from his cook to his managers etc on all those days leading to his death? If someone is so addicted as they keep on saying he was, all of that could never had been possible. Something is just not right, and I don't think it is such an ADDICTION as they are saying.
I love you Michael and you will forever be in my heart. God's peace be with you forever!


Tiffany H   August 7th, 2009 1:36 am ET

I also would like to commend Larry King for continuing to cover Michael Jackson despite the naysayers. I've been watching every interview and really hope that justice is served and the truth comes out at some point.


Cris (Florida)   August 7th, 2009 1:49 am ET

Jermaine, this was such a beautiful tribute to the incredible person Michael was and how he touched so many of us. I don't know how the family is coping. I never met Michael, but as a fan for 35 years, I am still struggling every day with his death; crying and feeling the incredible loss (I feel on behalf of the world because it's so great). I thank you and your family for reaching out to the fans and allowing us to reach out to you. I feel helpless as I am watching this story unfold, and sickened that MJ had so many people around him who just simply did not care about MICHAEL. Someone like me would have given everything I have just to watch a movie or have a water balloon fight with him–to just hug him so he could feel safe and pure love for him. I will be watching Friday night, Jermaine! I love you and your family so much and your continued presence is such a comfort!


Laura   August 7th, 2009 2:02 am ET

You guys all know that Jermaine isn't reading any of this, right?


Sheri   August 7th, 2009 2:03 am ET

Jermaine, thank you for sharing those beautiful thoughts. I hate that Michael is gone; however, I'm also elated that much of the younger world is now witnessing the MJ that many of us knew versus only what they've read or heard over the past 15 years. With Michael, there was one thing that always stood equal to, if not above, all his other gifts and talents: Humility.

Michael was always the most humble person. Regardless, of money or awards or cheers or enemies he never, ever took anything for granted and accepted it with grace. Michael was a beautiful man inside and out and, until we see him again, will be forever in our hearts and in our voices and in our dancing shoes.


Kate   August 7th, 2009 2:20 am ET

To The Whole Jackson Family,
First of all **THANK YOU JERMAINE**. Your letter is beautiful and needed to be published, (thank you to Larry King!
Today has been the first day I have been able to watch anything concerning Michael...I have not been able to watch because ..I just get too emotional. But today...not knowing this letter had been posted..I thought,OK..Im just gonna put on my dvd of MJ,s # ones...I did...I DANCED and CRIED for an hour, but I also danced and giggled and laughed..all by myself..just me and Michael...it was an AMAZING feeling..just to let thoses feelings come out!! I KNOW in my heart and in the depth of my soul, that Michael was nothing but GOOD!!!!! Although I didnt know him personally, I lived near him..(In Los Olivos). Ive seen him and wanted to go up and talk, but thought..I dont want to bother him, he needs his peace....BOY, do I wish I had the guts to approach him...a huge regret, I will always have. I have many stories of his compassion and his "human nature" to share...he was and is , EXACTLY what you say in your letter. A TRULY< AMAZING<BEAUTIFUL<GENTLE<SOUL, that wouldnt hurt a fly!!!! I have tried to spread the word...way before he passed...some truly just have "THE KNOW", but others are so closed minded, that it makes me nuts sometimes..BUT, I have learned...just let it be...PEACE, LOVE, GENTLENESS, QUIET GIVING, AND PURENESS OF SOUL AND MIND..is what Michael Jackson is and will be forever. I feel so sorry for the closed minded negative people on this planet. I hope people WAKE UP and see what Michael was trying to do with his life..and LIVE BY EXAMPLE...EVERYONE must do thier part for our Planet and our fellow Human Beings....Please, HEED Michaels call...and do your part..!!! I am beyond devastated by his passing, but I vow to change my life in honor of MICHAEL. To his Beloved children..your father was a Miracle...he changed the world...just know how much he was loved. To the rest of the Family..my thoughts and constant prayers are with you, forever. Im going to Neverland soon...I finally have the strength...and Im so excited , just to be within reach of his UNDYING SPIRIT....I willl dance, cry and CELEBRATE his life with two dear friends who believed in Michaels Mission as much as I.
With the greatest respect and love for all of you..In love, LIGHT and peace.....Kate


mjhuong   August 7th, 2009 2:36 am ET

I am from Asia. And like other millions people all around the world, I deeply grieve at the massive loss of Michael Jackson – a genius and a perfect human being. I had never met Michael, unluckily (I wished I could), I just know about him through his music, lyrics, videos, speeches but I can feel his beautiful humanity, his great love to people especially to children and I adore him. He is the perfect gift that God sent to earth – talent, beautiful, elegant, charming, gracious, dedicated...all the good characters a man can have. I am sure that all hatters if you save a little time of your life try to know more about him, you will love him like me (before I did not like him too because of media).

I would like to express here my deep love to Michael Jackson and his family, his parents, brothers and sisters, his children and all people around the world who loves Michael I love you too. And I would like to thank Michael's parents for giving us so great valuable gift. Thanks Jermaine Jackson


Karla   August 7th, 2009 2:42 am ET

Jermaine, thank you for writing these things, fans love to read words of love for Michael. You truly are a good brother, God will reward you for this. I love Michael jackson with all my heart and I will never stop believing he is a man of God. He did nothing but good to the world, there are no words to say thanks to Michael Jackson for everything he did, he had love in his heart. Michael loved to help! The world will miss you Michael, just like my heart will. Thanks Jermaine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jen...Omaha NE   August 7th, 2009 2:44 am ET

Michael was such a wonderful and caring person. It breaks my heart that he has been taken so soon. I will always treasure him through the gifts he has given to so many, more than just music and video. I will forever love Michael. Thank you so much for carrying on his message. You are a wonderful brother!


kay   August 7th, 2009 2:45 am ET

Thank you so much for shareing about Michaels love for the world. I have always seen it in his eyes. He had a beautiful window to his soul. I have always known that he faced unjustice from a world that doesn't understand what they can't see or want to see. People are cruel and Michael, in my heart has always been the innocent one. God protects the innocent, he knows his children and Michael was deffiently a child of God. I loved his style, his careing and thought of him as a great human being. My love goes out to his family, even though we don' know each other, I feel deeply for them. May Michael rest in the arms of our eternal God and know how deeply he is loved.


M   August 7th, 2009 2:53 am ET

This is to Adam and all the other haters on here!! Get the f*** off this site!!!!!! We have no room for you jerk offs!!! Michael was a great human being that would have never ever hurt anyone!!! You guys need to find a life somewhere else, none of us want you on here!!! Michael we love you and we know the truth!!!! Jermaine, ignore idiots like them, I know its hard cuz I couldnt ignore it!!! They have brains about the size of my pupil and mean nothing to us!! Michael, rest in peace baby, one day I will tell our story . I love you more,,,,,,,M


Ginte   August 7th, 2009 2:58 am ET

I've learned the same ...after many weeks of crying,and mourning now I realise that I gotta keep spreading Michael's message,and carry on his legacy.I thank God every day for sending Michael in this world,and showing me the way I need to go,the mission I must fulfill. And I thank Michael for changing my world. And even it hurts badly,Im gonna survive,Im gonna breath,live,and stay strong for You Michael,for myself,and for a better tomorrow!
God bless You Michael!


Naya   August 7th, 2009 3:11 am ET

Thank you for this Jermaine. Michael will always be in my heart. I can't express how appreciative and grateful I am to you and the rest of The Jackson family. Truly a Godsent family. God Bless. r.i.p. Michael


claire   August 7th, 2009 3:12 am ET

Hi Jemaine,
What a lovely thing to do. Michael would be so proud. Its still hard to believe that Michael is no longer with us, but he'll always have a speical place in my heart. I'm praying for you all.


Alex   August 7th, 2009 3:14 am ET

Jernaine,

yes. Michael probably was a great guy and all my sympathy go to your family, all the friends and fans, who lost someone they loved. Glad to read he did good with all his money. But he wasn't a saint for sure and had flaws like any human being. Please carry on doing good in his name to the best of your capabilities. But do it like he did: In silence. Declaring him a saint over and over again will not serve the purpose. It will make people and the media suspicious about it.

All the best from Germany
Alex


Zenawit Birhany   August 7th, 2009 3:18 am ET

To me Michael Jackson's legacy will always be his selfless efforts to bring people together, to heal the world and make it a better place for all of us... he did so by starting to do things by himself so that others would follow his steps. Personally, he inspired me with his altruistic songs and deeds to become a better person and to dedicate my life in working within a helping profession. Michael was the greatest humanitarian that ever lived thus a positive role model for myself and many others.

Carry on your brothers message Jermaine, I'm proud of you & I may boldly state that many of MJ fans would support you in your quest !


Ralph   August 7th, 2009 3:28 am ET

Please protect those children of his. The vultures are out and they're hungry. A true testiment of his legacy will be how well adjusted his children are years down the line. God Bless the Jacksons!!


Kate   August 7th, 2009 3:37 am ET

August 7th, 2009 2:20 am ET

To The Whole Jackson Family,
First of all **THANK YOU JERMAINE**. Your letter is beautiful and needed to be published, (thank you to Larry King!
Today has been the first day I have been able to watch anything concerning Michael…I have not been able to watch because ..I just get too emotional. But today…not knowing this letter had been posted..I thought,OK..Im just gonna put on my dvd of MJ,s # ones…I did…I DANCED and CRIED for an hour, but I also danced and giggled and laughed..all by myself..just me and Michael…it was an AMAZING feeling..just to let thoses feelings come out!! I KNOW in my heart and in the depth of my soul, that Michael was nothing but GOOD!!!!! Although I didnt know him personally, I lived near him..(In Los Olivos). Ive seen him and wanted to go up and talk, but thought..I dont want to bother him, he needs his peace….BOY, do I wish I had the guts to approach him…a huge regret, I will always have. I have many stories of his compassion and his “human nature” to share…he was and is , EXACTLY what you say in your letter. A TRULY AMAZING–BEAUTIFUL,GENTLE,SOUL, that wouldnt hurt a fly!!!! I have tried to spread the word…way before he passed…some truly just have "THE KNOW", but others are so closed minded, that it makes me nuts sometimes..BUT, I have learned…just let it be…PEACE, LOVE, GENTLENESS, QUIET GIVING, AND PURENESS OF SOUL AND MIND..is what Michael Jackson is and will be forever. I feel so sorry for the closed minded negative people on this planet. I hope people WAKE UP and see what Michael was trying to do with his life..and LIVE BY EXAMPLE…EVERYONE must do thier part for our Planet and our fellow Human Beings….Please, HEED Michaels call…and do your part..!!! I am beyond devastated by his passing, but I vow to change my life in honor of MICHAEL. To his Beloved children..your father was a Miracle…he changed the world…just know how much he was loved. To the rest of the Family..my thoughts and constant prayers are with you, forever. Im going to Neverland soon…I finally have the strength…and Im so excited , just to be within reach of his UNDYING SPIRIT….I willl dance, cry and CELEBRATE his life with two dear friends who believed in Michaels Mission as much as I.
With the greatest respect and love for all of you..In love, LIGHT and peace…..Kate
(I am reposting because of a page error that occured)


Ladii Real   August 7th, 2009 3:41 am ET

Jermaine, stay strong and keep ur head up. ur brother IS WITH GOD now. The King Of Pop is always in our heart. So, do not worry about when some people saying bad things about him. He is a good person with good heart.


Imforgiven   August 7th, 2009 3:52 am ET

Jermaine,
It truly breaks my heart everytime I see you talk about your brother. I can tell you loved him so much and are very protective of him. I am sure your loss is unbearable. It bothers me when i watch the news and all the negative things they choose to say about your brother. I find comfort in knowing that their opinions and views of Michael doesn't really matter. Only what God thinks matters. God doesn't care that he was Michael Jackson. In God's eyes he was just his son, and he only cares what he did with the talents and opportunities he gave him. Jesus said in Matthew 16: 24-27 "...If any man will follow me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his soul?...For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he shall reward every man according to his works." Doing the right thing is not always easy, and we were never promised a perfect life here on earth. People did not understand Michael because they could not believe someone could truly be so loving, sincere, and altruistic.
I don't throw these scriptures around casually, ever since he passed I have struggled with his life, his pain and his death. I think about him from the time I wake up in the morning til i go to bed at night. I was becoming quite depressed. I had to pray and ask God why I was having such a hard time with the death of someone I didn't know. I feel like I did know him through his songs and his smile just warmed my heart. Proverbs 29:18 says "Where there is no vision, the people perish.." Michael's life and death has touched me so profoudly that I am determined to live my life with vision and purpose. That's a true gift. His leaving shook me to the core, woke me up and reminded me why I am here, and that everyday is an opportunity to serve others with my life. I will continue to pray for you and your family. I pray for comfort, wisdom and strength for your entire family to get through this trail. God Bless you all.
All my love
Denise


Linda   August 7th, 2009 3:57 am ET

Dear Jermaine,

I am heartbroken, like so, so many people in the world, that Michael is no longer in this world; I think people NEED and WANT a way to ACT, to express their feelings through doing the kind of work Michael would want done in the world - anything that will make it easier to bring Peace to this planet, with love and justic and compassion for all people - and anything that will help the children of the world.

My greatest hope - and it is a SUPER-SIZED HOPE - is that you and your family and Michael's children and those who worked closely with him throughout his life, will recreate and revitalize the Michael Jackson Heal the World Foundation, and use it to study the way to Peace on this Planet. There has got to be some path to a greater peace on this planet Earth. Does it really matter what name we calll the Almighty Creator of the Universe, the Stars, the Oceans, of our hearts, our eyes, and our brains? Don't we think God can speak more than one language? Don't we think God can understand if we call him Allah or Christ or Jehovah. Don't we think God is great enough to send more than one messenger to Earth or anywhee he/she wants to send a messenger? Maybe from your brother, Michael, we can learn to practice MORE COMPASSION towards ALL THE PEOPLE on this Earth, so we can HEAL THE WOLRD. We could try to give Michael this gift, in grateful thanks for all the joy he brought us. Linda


Gloria NYC   August 7th, 2009 4:08 am ET

Thanks for the message Jermaine. Those of us who are life long fans of Michael's know, and have always known that he was the kindest, most caring, most giving person. But it's comforting to know that you will continue with his humanitarian work. People ridiculed him because he was too good for this world. This what his legacy should be about, his extraordinary musical talents, his humanitarian efforts, and his environmental concerns, rather than the horrible stuff that was written about him by the tabloids.

Jermaine, I really hope your family is planning on suing this guy Ian Halperin for the lies he printed about Michael in his horrible book. He made some horrible claims about Michael, and no one who knows the type of individual Michael was would not believe the none sense he wrote about MJ. Ian Halperin deserves to be sued.

God bless you and the rest of the Jackson family, and hold strong Jermaine. Hold strong.


Sussie   August 7th, 2009 4:09 am ET

Just thought of this some time ago, who can continue his plan? I'm glad it's You, Jermaine. Good Luck, You're in my prayers, and both God and Mike are listening.


milwa   August 7th, 2009 4:26 am ET

i love to hear more about micheal jackson from u jermaine.


allan zabantu   August 7th, 2009 4:32 am ET

jermain,Never give it up.you are not alone.we're proud of you.Be strong!

"Michael jackson"

He was another face of love
one of us in an endless storm
a prophet who died in all is glory
and the tears you cry are for millions years old

Not a word of bibles he quoted
he never seen himself as a saint or a sinner
just a pulse of God's heartbeat trying
to roll the world 's stone into the sea of love
and the tears you cry are for millions years old

allan zabantu


annelies   August 7th, 2009 4:51 am ET

I am a M.J. fan from the netherlands and it higly surprises me how you can be celebrated in the U.S. and on the other hand be prosecuted, when you are considered odd or strange.
Michael Jackson was a victim of the country he was born into and it is a shame that there was a witch hunt going on that prevented people from looking at what was really going on; a man with an incredible talent was hunted down and left alone to basicly waste away.Instead he should have been helped to deal with all the predators around him.He could have lived for another 30 years or so,imagine what he could have accomplished.It is terrible that his own brother needs to make it his mission to keep defending him and making everyone understand who Michael was; those who didn't know that should have figured that out when Michael was still alive.To me personally; I am still in mourning and can't get my head around the fact that he is no longer here.I wish I had the chance to talk to him sometime, trying to help him about the people around him, as I was some one watching from the side-line.In the netherlands we have a different way of looking at people; we see them for who they really are, and Michael was an enlighted old soul, whose perception of the world was as his spirit pure and innocent.But the reality is that we don't live in such a world.At least he is free now; free of pain physically and mentally.This is only a fraction of what i would like to make people understand,but if I go on I might as well start a weekly column here. To the whole Jackson family; be strong; he is still with us, protect his children,please.


Anabela Guedes, from Portugal   August 7th, 2009 4:57 am ET

Jermaine,

I've been watching Michael's Oxford Speech 2001 on you tube. It was an amazing statement. He was so right about what he said.

I'm a teacher and last year I decided to start reading selected short stories to my students that made them realize the importance of Values such as Honesty, Generosity, Compassion, Love, ... and whenever I started reading we could hear the silence in the classroom. I must say that our teenagers, especially in "developed societies" are famine of Love, Peace and Attention.

I was shocked by the fact that only a handfull of my students, among more than a hundred, were used to listen to a bedtime story.

This year, the starting point of the project I have will be Michael's songs "We are the world", "Man in the mirror", "Heal the world" and "Earth Song" because I want my students to become aware that it's up to us to make the world a better place.

So, Jermaine, I want you to know that your brother's message is being spread all over the world and I believe that's the greatest tribute we can pay Him. At the end only Love matters.

I Love you more Michael. Rest in Peace dear Angel.


Teri   August 7th, 2009 4:58 am ET

awww thanks Jermaine for sharing with us this story... I loved your brother so much, he will forever be missed,I only wish i would of had the chance to meet him, he had a heart after my own i just wish i was as strong as he was and thats what i admired about him..Ive had alot adversities and road blocks that stood in my way of doing what my hearts calling is,however no matter how small or big we can all touch someone's lives.. its all about paying it forward ive always been a firm believer of this.. ive come from a very rough childhood starting from foster homes and it continued thru life until just 8 yrs ago..when a nervous breakdown was the turning point in my life the crossroads.. the biggest lesson i learned is exactly what Michael tried to convey was looking at the man in the mirror i had to heal myself before i could even help someone else even though thru my trials i still found the love in my heart to give even if it was the smallest..contribution.. its to long of a story..but no matter how much pain and heartache i endured in lifes journey..i never wanted to see anyone else suffer..Michael was and still is in my heart an inspiration..i loved his heart and that will always remain.Ive always felt l a kindred spirit with Michael, its hard to explain.theres alot i can relate to,just different circumstances. i know all to well the pain when one has a heart that is different then the average person.. the ridicule mockery etc..i fight so hard not to harden my heart due to the cruelty that some give out.. but i know that is not what God would want from me .. Im so srry for your loss Jermaine and to the rest of the family my heart goes out to all of you..I think its awesome that you will be carrying out Michaels calling and I know that God is with you every step of the way..carry on my friend, may God be with you on this journey and may he protect and guide you along the way.. I will keep you in my prayers on this beautiful journey.. May God Bless you always


Anabela Guedes, from Portugal   August 7th, 2009 5:01 am ET

Hi Jermaine,

I just want you to know that I'll be watching your interview in spite of being 5 a.m. in Portugal.


Sheletta   August 7th, 2009 5:04 am ET

WOW.. Jermaine, what you said about Michael's caring for the world has made me be fill with joy. Your word's sum it all up about your brother, even though my heart is sad still because of his passing, I would read alot of comment's as well as the media news. With all the negative word's they had to say, no-one speak of all the good Michael had done. Which I must say that I would bring it up in my comments too. All, these media keep doing is trying to dray his name to the mug, which I feel is very, very wrong, because your brother was a good and kind person. He did a lot for many people around the world asking nothing back, which was unconditional. You do not find people like that who don't have an agenda behind it.

I am so full of tears after reading this, and my heart of full as well. I pray that you continue to speak out for your little brother, because the media will find something else negative to say. My the Lortd continue to bless you as you make this long journey that your brother started.

God bless you Jermaine. Michael rest in peace your fan 4 ever. AMEN


Barbara   August 7th, 2009 5:05 am ET

Dear Jermaine, THANK YOU.
Thanks for sharing this and telling to the world. I am a fan of Michael since I was 13 now I am 34, and the message I got from him has always been LOVE. That's what he taught to us, fans. I am a better person because of him. I still cry every day since his death, I was not raised up with God's notion, Michael was the closest person to HIGHER GOODNESS for me and it is really hard for me to believe that he is not here with us anylonger. I have the feeling that life was unfair to him and I need to believe he's in the right place he deserves now. Thanks for letting the world know who he was and now is.
All my respect to all of your family and Michael's children.
I love you.
Michael, love always, sweet angel. We watch you fly, now you cannot be found. Fly free. Barbara, Italy.


Mury   August 7th, 2009 5:07 am ET

Thank you Jermaine. ( I'm sorry for the spelling, Englisch is not my language). For me, Michael is a Masjiach. He is my inspirator, my secret lover, my brother, my soulmate since my childhood (born;1960). I don't know when I should be out of mourning but one thing I know; Michael is part of me. He gave me strength to keep going with his words in the messages. He's like family. He rest in peace. Jermaine, keep doing the good work . God bless you and family. With love,..... M.H.G. from the Netherland


Carina Gustafsson   August 7th, 2009 5:11 am ET

Tank You Jermanine and Thank You Larry King,

for sharing this with the world.....

It has been more than a month, since Michael passed on, and we are so many that still think about him hundreds maybe thousands of times per day...
I just cant understand why he had to go through so much...why people persecuted and harrased him to death. He did so much good for this world, he gave so many, so much, of himself. He harmed noone! and still the media and greedy jelous people wipped up a hurricane of hatred and ridicule against him, that destroyed his life. I hope those who did him so much harm, think of the consequences of what they did, today. They have to carry the responsibillity for the rest of their lives.
Is there a lesson to be learned here? Even in death, this remarkable, unmatched, loving man; Michael J Jackson, teaches us about, respect, love and sharing, he teaches us about taking responsibillity for our actions – what we say to others, how we act.

I Celebrate your commitment Jermaine, to continue the humanitarian work that Michael was so passionate about. I celebrate the fact that he was commited to reach the masses with the message of Healing this world, to take action to save Mother Earth on his tour, and I deeply mourn the fact that he was not given the chance to do so in life this time around...after all; everything we use in our daily lives, comes from Mother Earth – we cannot live without Her. Think about it, look around you, and see how that is true.
We will keep Michels legacy alive and we are happy to stand with you, Jermaine.

Michael was a Blessing to this world – a gift from the Creator.
We will never forget him. We will never buy into the lies that the media and the tabloids spewed on him. His Spirit will shine on through us, untarnished, unblemished – noone can measure up to his bright shining light that shone upon this planet for a little while, but left visible tracks upon the lives of billions. Noone can accomplish that no politician, no CEO, no mediaperson – they look like fools in comparison.

Much strenght and Love to you Jermanie and to your Family, to Michels children and all those who loves him.

Thank You.

-Carina


Monie   August 7th, 2009 5:22 am ET

Jermaine
I was born in 1969 and some of my earliest memories are standing in front of the TV watching you guys perform and giving interviews. Since his death I have watched a lot of the interviews on youtube. I can listen to him talk for hours. He has the most soothing voice, he was very bright and articulate. I’ve always understood Michael’s message and his philosophy on life. Michael makes me want to be a better person. It’s really sad how the media only looked for the negative stories to report on Michael and ignored the positive contributions he made. I’m happy you will continue his life work. I too have dedicated myself into teaching his message. I have taught my own children to give back and help others. My children believe they can save the world. They don’t understand what they are up against. I just tell them to ask God to use all of us to do his work. I know that I will probably never be able to contribute what Michael has. But I can’t think of any better way to honor him than helping others.


Promise - Nigeria   August 7th, 2009 5:28 am ET

I feel & mourn MJ's loss daily. I wish it can be reversed. Though he never visited my Country before his demise, Nigerians loved and will continue to love him inspite of all the humiliation against his personality which was out of greed and jealousy. His good deeds will continue to speak for him. Carry on his message to the whole world. We are with you.


Lisa S   August 7th, 2009 5:31 am ET

Hi all!

Have you noticed how much Michael resemble Kathrine in this photo?


Nazeerah   August 7th, 2009 5:32 am ET

Dear jermaine
I still cant get over abt michealz passing..it tears my heart deeply..I m upset with god why he never give me a chance to know micheal, to love him, care for him, take care of him and to shower my love all on him not cos of the money i can get out of him but for his kind and pure love that i never get to feel..i will take tis pain to my grave..
Jermaine i cant sleep without thinking of micheal and waking up not thinking of him..i m not happy with my life and my marriage cos i feel my love is for micheal not for my husband..from the day micheal died till now i never had intimate relationship with my hubby cos i feel that i belong to micheal and that he is around me, watching me that i dnt wanna hurt him been close to sumone else..help me jermaine, i need help..pls talk to me as a brother, i beg u..i will feel better if u do so..my email add- n_zeerah@yahoo.com.sg....i feel that u can help me get over tis feeling which is killing me....waiting to hear from u...


Alice Wennfalk   August 7th, 2009 5:33 am ET

Thank You Jermaine for sharing Michaels believes in such a moving and profound blog. I have often thougt about Michaels words in his lyrics and agree when Michael and you say – to do good you have to start with yourself and your family, then move on... It's so nice to read those good works Michael has done for children and the world and to read that you will continue his work is wonderful!
I really hope this side of Miachel will be the side we will remember about him, this and his lyrics and dance! Just think about what he could have reached with his work if the media had been with him and not against him.

So Jermaine, PLEASE CONTINUE your (and Michaels) work and don't let the naysayers take you down. We will be with you and so will Michaels spirit – I'm sure. This work will keep Michael in our hearts for generatons. There are so many bad things happening around us and we are not doing enough to change it. I belive you can help. And I hope that we will be able to read about yours and Michaels work in Sweden to continue support your work!

THANK YOU to You and Your family!
Good Luck & God bless You all.
Alice from Sweden


Jacqueline   August 7th, 2009 5:37 am ET

Hi Jermaine,
I first remember seeing the Jackson 5 on the Ed Sullivan Show and was in awe, of these talented young "brothers' who had it goin on and represented G-D's gifts and talent well beyond what American was ready for. Michael certainly showcase the talents of James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Jackie Wilson and many others, from R&B, and Soul to Variety Shows, and your own cartoon. We your fans from way back in the day, will never forget the contributions that your family sacrificed to entertain and education a society that "really didn't see us" We knew the truth about Michael and wasn't in the least interested in what the "Media" or "Taboid" magazines spread and local networks promoted, to them it was only about making a profit, even at the expense of Micheal and your family's privacy. But, what HIStory has taught us is to trust in G-d as our leading source of inspiration, do good to others, and lead instead of follow. Soft spoken and great humanitarian, Michael represent the "good" in what people could accomplished and raise that bar high..so that everyone, every where could achieve their highest goal in life and toward humanity.


Gail   August 7th, 2009 5:45 am ET

Thank you Jermaine.
Thank you Michael.

I truly believe that God gave us Michael as an eye opener to the truth that there are a lot of people in need of our help. He showed us how each and everyone of us are equal to the eyes of God. He dedicated his life to teaching us ways on how we can help even in the simplest way of showing that we care. And I will be forever amazed by the strength of his will and the love that he selflessly gave the world.

People say that his songs will live forever in our hearts, but to me, so will his works of charity. I am thankful to you and your family for sharing with us your brother. Even though I don't know him personally, just through his songs and his good deeds, I'm still glad to have known a person like Michael Jackson. He will be missed forever.


Brandolyn Rowe   August 7th, 2009 5:47 am ET

Jermaine,God bless you and the entire Jackson family. My prayers continue to stay with you all. Please continue his mission. One thing holds true, the devil is always busy and Michael knew that. And the devil does not like God's children to do His work. Michael was diligent in doing God's work, and we may never see another in this lifetime. Hopefuly we can all learn from Michael unselfish and giving heart and forget about ourselves for the moment and help others. This is my wish. It's like the lyrics in Joni Mitchell's song, we didn't know what we had until he was gone.

Peace and Love


maryam   August 7th, 2009 5:50 am ET

Jermaine, your blog about MJ was very touching.really after listening MJ's song one feels what he wanted to tell the people,i never met him but when ever i saw his interview,that twinkel in mj's eyes explained every thing.the things u told about MJ were never told in mediabefore.i m glad that atlast people will know now that who he really was, may ALLAH ALMIGHTY bless him with a beautiful place in heaven(ameen)
maryam


Kate S   August 7th, 2009 6:00 am ET

MJ music legacy lives on....


Jacqueline   August 7th, 2009 6:02 am ET

Hi Jermaine,
Why isn't Michael buried in his beloved "Neverland" what he created and visioned for himself and his future fans, a place where we could join together and remember his greatest contribution to the world of entertainment and his humanitarian gifts worldwide.
What can his fans all over the world do to see that we want him buried on his property that he loved so much, can we sign a petition, requesting that he be removed from "Forest Lawn" and his resting place be at "Neverland" Need we notify our governor or state representative about this request? Is if fair that other celebraties are buried on "their estates" like Graceland and Railroad Magnet, Huntington. Why Not Michael Also....Just wanted to know. "WHY"!


Corina   August 7th, 2009 6:03 am ET

Thank you so much Jermaine for doing this. To keep my sanity I have chosen to only focus on what members of the Jackson family and their representative's tells us instead of listening to the the media in general. But I do understand that this is a hard time for you and your family and it can't be your main focus to deny irregularyties. So thank you again Jermaine.

I would like to share my thoughts about yout brother. He was a child prodigy and really could master a performance as an adult when he was only a little child. I'm as old as your sister Janet so I missed out on the Jacksons 5's early years. But of course I've catched up on that.
During his adolescence and his adulthood he showed us true genius.
Many of the worlds geniuses have been thought of as special, extraordinary and spectacular in their apperence and behavior. But if they were "normal" in every sence, we- the world, wouldn't have the chance to experience their achievements.
So of cource you have to be different to achieve what Michael did.

I just wish the media would honor him for his achievements and charity work instead of the negativite they sometime spread. True or not true.
I love Michael and all his work. I love when he sing as the scarecrow in The Wiz, with the crows all around him. Just listen to it. My heart is broken and I'm devastatad over him passing.
Love you Jermaine for doing this.


Sarah   August 7th, 2009 6:14 am ET

Jermaine!t Thank you for posting this message!You are one of few persons who is actually trying to defend Michael!thanky you so much. You see, I am from Poland, living in Spain and just by one click was able to read your words, so your message IS really getting to many people worldwide. RIP Dear Michael and all my love for you, Jermaine, and your family.


Allison   August 7th, 2009 6:33 am ET

Dear Jermaine,

I would like to know why you didn't publicly champion and share Michaels viewpoints and universal humanitarian endeavors while he was alive? There were many times that Michael needed, and would have appreciated having, through all those years, a brother to steadfastly and publicly stand beside him for the purpose of calling to attention his many acts of kindness and beauty that he bestowed upon this world through his actions and most effectively through his music. And the many times that Michael could have used the comforting words of a brother to help and stand beside him against a sometimes cruel and hateful world? And he had almost no one, except his fans and children, and endeared friends.

Millions, millions, and milions of people have always been aware and openly appreciative of the wonderful person who was Michael Jackson. Michael always loved his fans, and he knew that they loved him. They and his many select and silent beloved personal friends will always mourn the loss of this beautiful gentle human being.

I heard you sing "Smile" his favorite song at his Memorial Service. You sang it beautifully.

It would have been great if you had sung it to him and for him while he was still alive. Michael undoubtedly would have loved that.

But I guess even in this sad case, some effort made now is better too late than never.


Marlene M   August 7th, 2009 6:38 am ET

I know the following poem is very sad, but, it depicts Michael's life in so many ways. I first sent it as one of my condolences to the Jackson Family on the MJFC.net...It still tears me up to read this. I know Michael is resting in God's care and that he has finally found the Peace that he had searched for his whole life. With loving thoughts and prayers, Marlene.

THE DAY GOD CALLED YOU HOME ~ Anonymous ~

God looked around his Garden
and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon his earth
and saw your loving face.

He put his arms around you
and lifted you to rest.
His Garden must be beautiful,
he always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering,
he knew you were in pain.
And knew that you would never
get well on earth again.

He saw your path was difficult,
he closed your tired eyes,
He whispered to you "Peace be Thine"
and gave you wings to fly.

When we saw you sleeping
so calm and free of pain,
We would not wish you back to earth
to suffer once again.

You've left us precious memories,
your love will be our guide,
You live on through your children,
you're always by our side.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
on the day God called you home.


Yashar   August 7th, 2009 6:40 am ET

I am so glad, that these words have finally been spoken. The lyrics that he wrote himself about the problems in this world and the poems he penned in his book 'Dancing The Dream', could only be from a man that only has love to give to the world. It is so refreshing to hear this news, as hardly anybody got to really see his work for humanity in comparison to the sensationlism the press made out of him.

Thank you Jermaine.
Yashar


julia   August 7th, 2009 6:42 am ET

dear jermain,
Thank you very much for continuing your support for our idol michael jackson. He was such a great performer, a humanitarian and a very compassionate person. It's just very sad that we didn't get the chance to see him while we were vacationing in LA. My children love him so much and they really like his music especially my youngest son who is just 10 years old. His songs are always played in our house. I pray to God that he already found the peace he never had. We will miss him forever. I hope we can see his memorabilia at the grammy museum on our vacation next year. Filipinos love him so much!!! We will pray for his family most especially his children.


betty   August 7th, 2009 6:44 am ET

Thanks Jermaine!

I am very glad that someone finally focusses and shows his charity work, you know, someone who will be heard - and you will be heard, that is for sure. I am glad and wish you all the best on your journey, and i remain a supporter of your brother's and your goal to make the world a better place. Thank you!


Rausis Alessandra   August 7th, 2009 6:55 am ET

Hello Jermaine, thank you so much for your letter and for what you will still do for your brother and mankind. I was wondering...
There are still allegations, at least in Europe (I live in Switzerland) about Michael bleeching his skin (not wanting to be an african american), sleeping in an oxygen chamber and having bought elephant man's bones. Michael explained all this in the Oprah Winfried's interview and Dr. Klein confirmed he had lupus and vitilago, but it doesn't seem to be enough. Would you be willing to make an "official" statement to "set the truth" on specific rumors once and for all? Could it be part of your mission? I suppose those who still want to keep believing he was "wacky" won't be convinced, but coming from you, maybe a thorough statement could help. I can imagine how much Michael suffered from all that was said about him, and I'm just sick and tired of listening to all these allegations still repeated over and over again. Thank-you for the lovely family you are and take care. Alessandra (sorry for my english)


julia   August 7th, 2009 6:57 am ET

dear jermain,
No amount of words can express how much we miss your brother michael. He's an angel for me. We have strong faith in God and my family and i are very sure that God is taking care of him now. So sad we didn't get to see him when we went to LA for a vacation last may. We hope and pray to visit the grammy museum next year to see his memorabilia. We love him so much!!!


Saunthary   August 7th, 2009 6:59 am ET

Thank you so much for carrying on the work of Michael. We will support you! I have watched so many clips of you and your siblings perform when you were younger and I cannot believe just how talented every single one of you are. You are an amazing family and so so many people are grieving with you around the world at this difficult time. God bless. x


Donna   August 7th, 2009 7:04 am ET

I have been a huge fan of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 all of my life, and went to two of their Victory Tour concerts. When he died I was devastated and shocked. His beautiful music, incredible talent and spirit will live on. I was deeply touched to read the inspiring message that Jermaine wrote about his humanitarian works and wish that the media would tell us more about them instead of focusing on negativity. I pray for his children and his whole family. He will be missed but not forgotten. He was definitely gone too soon. May he rest in peace!


Pamela   August 7th, 2009 7:19 am ET

Dearest Jermaine ,Thank you for such a beautiful blog about your brother Michael.I have been a Jackson fan for many many years.I too have lost siblings so I feel your pain immensly. I send my Thanks to you and your family for sharing your family with us and allowing us to see what a beautiful and caring person your brother was.I only wish that he was still here to receive these accolades and know how much he truly ment to us. You are all in our continuous prayers with much love.. Pamela D...


Marlene M   August 7th, 2009 7:22 am ET

Dear Jermaine,

Thank you for loving and honoring your brother so much to write such a beautiful, heartfelt tribute to him. I pray that you are successful in this mission. Many in the world have recognized Michael only for his extreme and gifted talent.

It is wonderful to be able to witness another part of Michael, probably the most important part-his humanitarian, philanthropic and charitable works. He was truly a generous soul. The time he gave, the energy he exuded, the gifts he presented, and the countless, hundreds of millions he donated throughout his lifetime is unheard of! Finally, something 100% positive about Michael!!

I watched your LKL interview back in July at Neverland Ranch. Wow! I just do not know how you had the strength. It was heart-wrenching to see Michael's beloved former home. I do thank you and Larry for bringing to the world that piece of Michael. Paraphrasing some of what Larry said, "he would have never known it to be so serene and beautifully breathtaking." Neither did the world.

I hope and pray Michael's children, you and your family, especially your Mother, whom the world knows Michael loved so much, find the courage, strength and healing of heart. I pray for her. The world forgets that, first, Michael was a son. I know in my heart that is what your Mother feels the most...to her, Michael will always be her baby boy!!

I supported (and still do) your wish to have the evil press and public leave Michael alone! He justly deserves his Peace! He searched for it his whole life and, that is the least they can do now, for his spirit to rest.

I commend you on sharing your personal thoughts with the World and Larry King while at Neverland in July. I get what you were saying. My heart was breaking for you during that interview. Here is a big cyber hug!!!

From the little we were able to see of Neverland, I could see why Michael loved it so. I understand how you could "see" and "feel" Michael all around. I truly appreciated your sharing with the World, Michael's "Giving Tree." I could imagine him sitting up there, contemplating, constructing, dreaming, dancing in his mind, organizing and orchestrating works of his art! His canvas was the vastness of the land, he could day-dream with the ever-changing clouds, he could hear God in the whispered wind, and, for a minute, in the calmness of quiet...he could have "some" Peace. That makes me smile...

For many, many years to many, many people, Michael brought joy to all who visited Neverland. I hope that your family and the co-owners can come to an agreement about what the place should become.

I understood the need for you to "have Michael back at Neverland." His fun spirit is there. It is beautiful and serene and exudes Michael.

What a beautiful and wonderful tribute to Michael to be able to have Neverland "come alive" again, not as an amusement park, but as a loving, respectful, peaceful place to pay homage to a great man!! It would be a perfect compliment to Michael's loving heart, his gentle soul, his kindness and generosity, and his fun-loving personality. It would be especially nice to visit Michael's "Giving Tree." I believe that his sweet spirit would be smiling...

God Bless!!! ~ Marlene ~ USA


Marlene M   August 7th, 2009 7:32 am ET

Michael's song, "Will You Be there" sums it up. Read and feel the words-it is Michael.

Michael, you are FOREVER in OUR HEARTS!!!!

Love YOU more!!! ~ MM


Sylvia Palstra   August 7th, 2009 7:33 am ET

Dear Jermaine ....

I know this mission ....
Actualy we all have this mission i am very aware why i am here on earth and what is awaiting for us, each and every one of us is resposable for all life and spirits (meaning soules)..

This is why i loved not only this man but also many others who gave their life and talent to help other beings ..

I thank you so very much that you are making it clear ones again ..

Namaste

Sylvia (same love same mission )


Marlene M   August 7th, 2009 7:36 am ET

Dear Jermaine and Jackson Family,

My deepest and heartfelt sympathies to your family. I pray that Michael's Mother, whom he adored, finds the courage, strength, and also the joy of raising Michael's children. I know that all the uncles and aunts will help too because that is what Families do!

Thank you all, Jackson Family, for sharing Michael with us!! He will be greatly missed!! He was THE BEST!! THE ONE!! THE ONLY!!

Thank you for that beautiful memorial you gave to his fans and friends. I greatly appreciated it. I could not move, I was numb, I could not stop crying from the first minute to the last minute. I am still devastated and in shock. It will be a long, long time to get over this tragedy.

I am in my late 40's and "grew up" with The Jacksons and Michael. My brother and I would watch the Jackson cartoons every Saturday morning. We were glued to every variety show they appeared on. Like a lot of girls, I had crushes on Jermaine and Michael. Then Michael came into his own! I treasure my vinyls and 45's of their music. Another treasured keepsake of mine is a large, "left-handed," "white-gloved" sparkled pin. Many years ago, when I would wear it, I would receive many compliments. That makes me Smile! Now, having all of Michael's CD's, DVD's, and other works, it is still much appreciated.

I admired Michael from afar not having an opportunity to see him in live concert. But his music was all around me, throughout my life, the good and bad. Because of the closeness in our ages, I now feel that a part of my youth and history are gone-a friend is gone. I listen to his music, watch the DVD's and get upset. It will take time to heal. I feel as if I lost one of my own family because Michael made you feel that way when he performed and when he interviewed. You felt like he was your friend even if you never met him...

Let's take a minute to smile-for Michael.........


Julie in Washago ONT   August 7th, 2009 7:37 am ET

How about a special on Michael humanitarion work that he did over the years? There is so much tarnishing info out there right now, how about some good.
I recently watched the 4-part u-tube videos of Michael at Oxford, what a brilliant and caring soul he was, Jermaine you can be so proud of your brother, please continue to do his good


Marlene M   August 7th, 2009 7:40 am ET

Dear Paris, Prince (Michael, Jr.) and 'Blanket' (how cute),

What beautiful children you are!!! I hope you are secure in your heart to know that your Dad loved you so much!!! He made that well-known!!

Paris, what a loving tribute to your Father!!! No one! No one! could have said it better!!!! All of you saw how the "World of Michael Jackson"-friends and fans alike LOVED YOUR DAD!!!

As you know, THAT was what he was all about-LOVE, PEACE, HARMONY, HUMANITARISM!! It is a comfort to know that your family will carry on and raise you the way Michael, your Dad, would have wanted.

Peace, Love, Joy, Laughter and Blessings!! ~~ Marlene -USA


LCE   August 7th, 2009 7:40 am ET

Ohforgoodness sakes. Leave him alone, stop reporting about this guy. There are more important things in life


lostemperor   August 7th, 2009 7:45 am ET

Sad so many good things of Michael were unknown during his life. It was mostly the smear what caught the public interest.


Niroshini   August 7th, 2009 7:45 am ET

Dear Jarmaine, your brother, Michael will live forever through his music. He was a wonderful man who did lot of good to this world. I will always keep him close to my heart.


Nenea   August 7th, 2009 7:46 am ET

this one touched me

Why is it that the world just focus on evil and digg to kill people?
to be honest, MJ was a nice person but see what happens

But when bad people exists, the world praises them.
True talk, MJ has eternal life. its not the ones we show on tv n publicise, its the ones that God sees in our hearts
MJ did try to change the world but the world spat on him just like they did Jesus.(dont get me wrong, Jesus is the King of kings)
MJ does have eternal life now and I know it

I will keep doing good in ma own little corner. God sees n rewards everyone

God bless U all and remember, Believe in Jesus.He is real


SARA   August 7th, 2009 7:48 am ET

THX &GOD BLESS U JERMAN,,PLZ GO ON SHOW THE WORLD WHO IS MJ WAS,,PLZ DONT LET US MISS HIM,,PLZ KEEP HIS NAME 2 B MENTIONED WHENEVER WITH THE HUMANITY , KINDNESS & LOVE. GOD BLESS MJ'S SOUL.


WB   August 7th, 2009 7:49 am ET

Unless you know God, you won't recognize His works. All good comes from God, expressively through people like Michael Jackson and his humanitarian giving. We are all children of God, blessed with unlimited good...but if you don't know God, you won't recognize His works, nor your role of contributing to an abundant life.

Although I didn't know MJ personally, like many fans, I sure felt like I did. Yes, Michael was truly blessed with divine talents, ideas and creative thoughts that contributed to his abundant life because MJ knew God and he did his part on Earth. Now, it was MJ's time to go home to God. Deepest sympathies to the Jackson family!


k guzman   August 7th, 2009 7:57 am ET

your brother is truly an inspiration to all of us. he has shared so much in his songs on how to be humble and inspire others through good deeds. we are with you in this path your brother has set for you.God Bless...

kaye-from davao city,philippines


Camille   August 7th, 2009 8:18 am ET

Dont worry Jermaine. You only hear from the big mouths in the media but there are millions upon millions of us unknowns who know Michael was Love*. The world was a much more loving place with Michael here. I hope he is an Angel in the sky watching over all of us. That comforts me.


Nene   August 7th, 2009 8:20 am ET

the fact remains that
MICHAEL JACKSON IS AND WILL FOREVER BE THE KING OF POP
He was just unique
the whole wide world knows him.even unborn babies know who Michael Jackson is
God did send him to earth and bestowed him with talent of singin and dancing.
yeah, we all fall sometimes(the surgeries he did) but Mj never hurt no bpdy
Im so glad he was acquitted before he died
and for all those that believe in "killing" people to make money, i wud just leave u for God

I will never ever believe that MJ hurt a child.he brought those children to his home to help them n they turned back to slay him

Lets live in LOVE.when we have love for people we wudnt want to hurt them
even the Bible says LOve ur enemies(almost an impossible thing to do but if we try we wud see that the world will be a loving place)

I never ever knew that MJ's death cud affect me this much but its all I think about since the 25th o june
Money, clothes, awards etc, we are all going to leave it behind on earth. we came to this world with nothign n we r leaving with nothing.
MJ will never be forgotten even by those who dislike him cos HE touched the UNIVERSE

love from a true Nigerian fan


Debbie Baker   August 7th, 2009 8:28 am ET

Jermaine, I have been so impacted by the death of Michael as I know you and your family have. He touched life in suce a profound way. I am so glad to see you come forward and want to carry on the message he tried so hard to spread on his own. He was a truly a gentle spirit sent here from God and he was so unapreciated by so many. I do not understand the need of people to break down such a person. You and your famliy can take peace in knowing that the people that truley loved him also understood what he was trying to do with his music. Please make sure that his children grow up knowing what their father wanted for this world and them. I as many other people have purchased all of his music as far back as I can find it. It has been a wonderful walk back in the past. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family but especially with his children, They were his life and everything he did was for them. Love and blessings always.


Cristina   August 7th, 2009 8:34 am ET

Jermaine,

Please try to open out to the world all his work and effort. He was a true humanitarian and a genius and nobody else will be like him.

When I hear "Speechless", I remain breathless, this is the effect of his music on me.
One day, I hope I will get to tell to his children all the words that I wasn't able to tell to Michael. I just love all his work.

My soul is weeping since Michael died, it is in pain.

Thank you Michael for all that you gave us.


Denise   August 7th, 2009 8:35 am ET

Jermaine, thank you so much for sharing this information to not only Michael’s fans but to all the Jackson's fans also. I knew that Michael was an amazing humanitarian and a philanthropist.

How can I help???

You need to get back into the stuido yourself. it is time, also you can use this time to aid in healing.

I love you and your family,
Hugs to your Mom

God Bless us all

Denise


Michelle   August 7th, 2009 8:42 am ET

I have loved Michael my whole life and I could always see the good in him. God must have had a better plan for him and I know he will still be there for those who need help but now he can do more than he ever could here on Earth. The normal people of the world could never understand the goodness in Michael's heart. We usually do not recognize when we are in the presence of an angel. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and helping us all understand how we can learn from the work that Michael did.


A.N   August 7th, 2009 8:44 am ET

Wow Jermaine! An amazing entry!! I hope he writes a complete book about Michael and himself!!

Knowing Michael off- stage is even more important than just listening to his song about Charity for understanding who he REALLY was. Even though MANY of his fans never met him or even came close to him, it feels like he's your long time friend. A BEST friend, at that. I'm glad Jermaine took the time to write this article. It;s something all M.J haters [a minority] should read to grasp the wonderful, loving and caring Michael the tabloids never bother to write about, the people who made the documentaries never bothered to show the world.

Michael and Jermaine were always my favorite Jacksons. Before the tragedy I would always dream of meeting them!! Talking to them, listening to them and spending time with them! What wouldn't I give NOW to go meet the kids!!

And a few words to Katherine Jackson, whom I KNOW Michael adored: My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Katherine, find the strength you need to care for my angel's children. I know you will do good. I have heard Michael talk about you in the most respectful way! I hope you know how lucky you are, not to have lost a loved son, no! But for be given the opportunity to care for his kids. I can't wait to read your book about Michael's humanity. Good luck to you and you family!!


Nicola, The Netherlands   August 7th, 2009 8:44 am ET

"Some things in life,
they just don't wanna see'

With love


Peggy,ILL   August 7th, 2009 8:44 am ET

MICHAEL WAS A HUMAN BEING

SON, BROTHER, FATHER

MICHAEL LOVED TO:
SIT IN THE TREE AND THINK,
HAVE BALLOON FIGHTS, LIKED TO JOKE AROUND,
HAD A BIG HEART, LOVED TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED,
LOVED HIS FAMILY AND ADORED HIS CHILDREN,
WOULD STOP TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS FOR FANS,
LOVED HIS FANS

LOVED LIFE!

WILL MISS YOU MICHAEL

FROM A FAN

Michael

was

a

HUMAN BEING

LOVING

SON, BROTHER, FATHER


Holland   August 7th, 2009 8:47 am ET

Has any one tried to contact any psychic to talk to Michael since June 25?


ariel   August 7th, 2009 8:58 am ET

Jermaine, so touching, so beautiful written. I think we should all continue to Michael's mission, he tried to teach us helping the ones that have less chance in life. He was a beautiful human being, and in my opinion there will never be anyone compared to him in this world, I know its a classic phrase, but its just true for Michael. He was a gifted man, he would achieve anything he wanted to do. Some people knew he was a genius, and couldn't bear this inside of them, so they blamed him for the things he NEVER ever could do. He continued loving even the ones who tried to stumble him. He never gave up. I wish he was still alive, I wish I met with him, I'm 17 I couldn't had a chance to meet this amazing man. If I had , I wouldn't want to leave him for a second. I can't find the right words to describe him fully, I just want to thank Michael for being a true friend of us, sharing his precious smiles, songs and dances with us. and sharing his heart with us, THANK YOU MICHAEL, thank you, and you are finally in peace now. Rest in peace


samah   August 7th, 2009 9:00 am ET

VERY BEAUTIFUL
it just makes me cry 😦
we all love micheal..
we'll never forget him
thank you jermain ..

from
saudi


Reign   August 7th, 2009 9:02 am ET

Good job Jermaine, awesome article, very well written. I commend you on keeping your brothers hopes and dreams for a better world alive. You too must believe in those dreams to be doing this. Your mother and father raised you guys right. Kudos to Joe and Katherine. I have always been a fan of MJ's and I never doubted his innocence during his troubles. His innocence was so obvious, but like one of the bloggers above stated, you have to know God (Amon-Ra), I mean really know God (Amon-Ra) to recognize its' people and works. Peace to you and your family.


Carine Parrilla   August 7th, 2009 9:02 am ET

Jermaine thank you for sharing the positive and caring side of your brother . Michael was indeed an angel sent from above . His message was through his music and his legacy will live on forever .


Merv   August 7th, 2009 9:08 am ET

Thank you seems so inadaquate. Thank you for bringing this side of your brother into the light. It is sad it is taking his passing to get the media and the world to see his true message.

Please know that I am behind you, supporting you and Michael's vision. This is the legacy he really wants his children to inhert.

May you find peace and comfort at this difficult time. Continuing Michael's work ensures that he will never die, but live in all of our hearts.


SILVIA ECKSTEIN   August 7th, 2009 9:17 am ET

I WASN'T A "FAN" OF MICHAEL JACKSON BECAUSE OF GENERATION DIFFERENCES (I'M MUCH OLDER) NOW I'M LISTENING TO SOME OF HIS SONGS AND FIND THEM WONDERFUL. I AM VERY SORRY FOR HIS DEATH. I KNOW HE WAS A GOOD PERSON. I WORRY ABOUT ONE THING.: I AM AFRAID THAT HIS FAMILY WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIS DEATH. THEY WEREN'T THE BEST FAMILY WHILE HE WAS ALIVE. ESPECIALLY HIS FATHER. THEY MAY THINK THAT NOW IS THEIR TIME TO MAKE MONEY IF HIS MEMORY. I AM SORRY FOR HIS MOTHER BECAUSE I AM SURE THAT IT CAN'T BE EASY TO LIVE AT JOSEPH'S SIDE FOR SO LONG. I WISH HER A LOT OF STRENGTH AND HEALTH SO SHE CAN TAKE CARE OF MICHAEL'S CHILDREN. I DO BELIEVE THAT HE WAS A GOOD FATHER, MAYBE A CHILDISH FATHER BUT FULL OF LOVE.


Marci Wells   August 7th, 2009 9:22 am ET

Thank you, Jermaine. What a wonderful way to keep to keep his humanitarian legacy alive. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest complement, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. The world already knows MJ's music will last and be enjoyed forever.


Mahbuba   August 7th, 2009 9:22 am ET

I loved Michael's work-his performance-nd Im in total shock which I know takes time to heal-we will always love u Michael.


Maria , Europe   August 7th, 2009 9:37 am ET

"Why is it, the more blessed we are, the tougher our times are destined to be?" ask Jermain.
This is why the world love Michael , for his LIFE , not only for his great music.


Lynn   August 7th, 2009 9:50 am ET

Michael sacrificed a lot for humanity but the media chose not to highlight these sacrifices while he was living. I haven't been following Michael for the past several years but I'm extremely surprise to see all the marvelous things he has accomplished over the years that never made the mainstream media! I'm disguised with the media reference of the child abuse case because he was FOUND not guilty. We don’t care to hear about that any longer! I personally believe rich people are sometime targeted for “easy payday” (Mo Money, Mo Problems). Why Michael can’t be referenced for his work and positive contributions to society such as Heal the World foundation?! I'm disgusted with cable TV and the media. It’s shameful the media wants to discuss Michael's surgeries, his complexion and etc. Walter Cronkite wouldn’t dare report those types of stories. He was a journalist! I understood Michael’s messages "Leave Me Alone", "Black or White" and etc. The things our media focused on were irrelevant and made me terminate my newspaper subscription. I hope cable goes a la carte because the news channels would be next on my chopping block. Peace to the family.


nobody   August 7th, 2009 9:51 am ET

I am from a little country...
And, everybody, say that: Michael Jackson was murder.
Here isn't another oppinion...But, there? In America?
Here everybody knows why Michael Jackson is dead...maybe in SUA too.Of course nobody can't demonstrate with legal evidence .
Mister Larry you are old man and, i am sure, you saw a lot of things in your life...
Aren't upset that a good man was a victim? A victim of ingnorance?


Anastasiia   August 7th, 2009 9:57 am ET

I will do it too, Jermaine. I will try to do my best, to spred Michael's message, and make this world a better place. That's what Michael wanted, that all people will come together and make that change. We all need to try!!! I will love you, Michael, forever!!!! You are always in my heart!


hemnebob   August 7th, 2009 9:58 am ET

this will sound harsh but i believe the most he wil miss about michael is how much money michael represented to him. no doubt he enjoyed all the publicity he got just after the death of the king of pop...but i have to wonder really how much he saw his brother on a regular basis or even how often they even spoke on the phone. sure he is going to inflate what was true, why wouldn't he? but i have to wonder what is really true with regards to he and michael's dynamic. i say he is going to ride this out to get as much as he can because after it is all settled down? nobody is going to give a poo about him. he is probably like his daddy right now in wanting to exploit everything.


Trish   August 7th, 2009 10:05 am ET

I would love to help keep your brother memory and what he was about alive.....I think almost all of Michaels Music was to teach each and everyone something.

I always wanted to meet Michael...and that feel grew even more when I saw him reach out to the first child that had AIDS and was being treated unfair. I knew Michael was an angle. If I could be an 8th of what he was...I think I would be just an ok person....Michael was a great person.

Wanting to give and give, and that is what he did, and was doing all the way up to day he left me. I miss him like he was family

Jermaine if you read this you can, and if I can help call me I'll be there


Heycube   August 7th, 2009 10:07 am ET

Go Jermaine, this is a good decision to seek retribution from your brother who was a gift to the world, and this will help to throw light on the message he tried to pass to the world during his short stay with his talent. May God help you with this Mission.


Ola (Poland)   August 7th, 2009 10:14 am ET

Thank you Jermaine! That's the most beautiful side of Micheal, that's why I love him so much and consider him the most beautiful person of our times. His true messagge was to make the world a better place and that's what I've learned from him and what I belive he'd wish us to continue. I'm so glad, that as his brother, you want to continue Michael's great work. You have to know that all the people that loved Michael for his unconditional love and devotion for the world, are with you on this. Thank you so much! Keep the faith and never give up! Lots of love for you and all Jackson family, especially Prince, Paris and Blanket.


Natalia K. da Silveira   August 7th, 2009 10:18 am ET

Dear Jermaine,
Thank you for the blog! We, Michael´s fans from all counties of our planet, are shearing your pain and sorrow! Your blog is a good answer to disgusting perverts like Peter King! We all know that Michael was a pure, talented person…and we never let the people forget this! Days are passing by, but the pain is stronger every day...I miss you Michael and still can´t believe that you are in heaven now…still waiting for your birthday like I did all these years, hoping to see you again on TV and say: “Happy birthday, Michael!” I will never say goodbye, because for me you are alive…eternally! God bless you and your family!!!


Jacqueline Dib   August 7th, 2009 10:25 am ET

Thank you Jermaine for speaking up on behalf of your brother. I grew up with Michael's songs. I am married with two beautiful children. I expose my kids with Michael's songs everyday and they love him! I wish I could go back in time to those Michael days! This expression of love shows even my own mortality. God bless you and your family. May Michael's legacy continue forever!


Pamela Kay Edwards   August 7th, 2009 10:32 am ET

Dear Jermaine,

As a fellow Hoosier, I applaud your very thoughful and heartfelt words. Michael was a peacemaker: a Giver in this life. Hundreds of millions of people across the planet adored your brother and his legacy of music and humanitarian efforts will exist forever. God had a special plan for Michael and brought him home.
Continue to "seek ye first the kingdom of heaven..." and He will direct your path.
The universe is proud of the way your are conducting yourself Jermaine during this difficult time. Continue to let your light shine and be there for Michael's dear children. Michael was a gift from God and it is difficult to imagine a world without him living in it but the "Lord works in mysterious ways".
Be strong and stand firmly on God's word.
All the best,
Pam In Maryland.


Ben S   August 7th, 2009 10:33 am ET

Someone has to do the job of clearing all the bigoted misconceptions the media created about Michael, and Jermaine is the right man for that job. I personally think there was an element of racism in the way the media portrayed Michael.

God Bless The Amazing Michael Jackson, I never met him but I saw him many times from 1988-2009 and he had the most aura I've every come across, powerful yet peaceful. And Michael did use the power he had to spread love around the world.


Lolly   August 7th, 2009 10:37 am ET

JM
You are right about all you said. MJ is God giving and he has live this world the way he can touching peoples life I pray he is at the right place and seeing the love from his fans. Ride on JM I know MJ will be happy with your new mission to continue from where the stop and God too. To his kids I pray may the Good lord be with them and be come what God and their father we love them to be. Mrs Jackson should please bring them up with the fear and love of God which I know their father will be pleased with and that is why he choose her to take good care of them. To the family may the good lord continue to be with you all. I miss MJ.


Helen   August 7th, 2009 10:37 am ET

Dear Jermaine
well said
i understand this is so hard for you,the rest of the family and Michaels adorable children
God and the whole world is with you!
i pray for him everyday and i know he deserves to be in paradise.
Michael will live and be remembered forever as a person and a genius artist for many generations to come!
stay strong!!
may God be with all of you,,
love from Eritrea


danny shows   August 7th, 2009 10:40 am ET

MBAH DANIELBABY BOY IN BELGIUM,Asking to god and to the rest of the world thats why good people never stays for ever,and example likes (HEROE LOVELY MICHAEL JACKSON) did leaved on earth 4 long time???,where and when are we going or thinking to ever see him and his excellency majesty nomber one performances in the world agained?????,was it¨s a situationaly penning and pains only for (mama katherine jackson or Dadd Joe jackson ??) who cleans the family ties in this terms of missing their¨s only beloved world extra ordinary entertainment styles of performance legend michael jackson¨s families??,I (mbah daniel lovely baby boy in belgium still feeling said thats is tru story if (legend michael jackson) is off from this world ,till when are we going to gets anothers creations or creatives very activeds in singing and dancing likes (legend michael jackson???)we pray to the almighty god to be heroe michael jackson guidians in heaven and good judgments,may legend michael jackson soul rest in perfects peace,DANNY SHOWS LOVELY BABY BOY IN BELGIUM,


Corina   August 7th, 2009 10:45 am ET

Jermaine – tell me how I can help you in your work from Europe.


Noor   August 7th, 2009 10:52 am ET

OH MY GOD...my heart is still bleeding...I can't stop crying...I mean innocent people dye every day all over the world, which is extremely sad because it is caused by evil humans...but MICHAEL'S death is something different!! I'M just so sad all the time..I want him back!! I can't even imagine what his family is going through..I pray that they find the strength they need to continue on with their lives. I pary that his soul finds the peace that he was always searching for. I love you Michael Jackson, the awesomly good human being, and I love the Jackson family.

Noor H. (Ottawa, Canada)


iphie   August 7th, 2009 10:53 am ET

Dear Jermaine,
Your words only bring more tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing your thoughts of Michael with us. We are all are beginning to see who Michael really was (even though we have refused all this while). We only pray we would be able to do same in our everyday lives and communities as well. I share your pain, I'm ready to follow this course through with you. Let us all Make this world a better place.
Indeed, Michael Lives on......


Noor   August 7th, 2009 10:54 am ET

I just read Corina's message to Jermaine...excellent idea...Jermaine I'd love to help you from here..Ottawa, Canada


HALLE911   August 7th, 2009 10:55 am ET

MYHAERTWITHYOUJermain.AND ALAH WETH Michael.
INEED YOR EMIL ,


Lynn   August 7th, 2009 10:55 am ET

Well someone has to pick up the mantle and move forward. Why not Jermaine?! Michael's children are too young to chair/promote a foundation or their dad's work. Whether or not Jermaine and Michael talked regularly is irrelevant. People need help their help or your help if you can bring something to the table (try to stay focused). Negativity based on speculation of someone's motive is a "hater". Jermaine has to move forward with his brother's legacy and remember that "...[they] even hated on Jesus...." Jermaine, you and your family can do this! (surround yourself with positive & honest people). Good luck


Gail   August 7th, 2009 11:00 am ET

God is so FAITHFUL, even in death, God is Faithful. To God be the Glory. I want to be a part of your work from Europe. I live in Florida. Please let me know. Thank you. Peace and Blessings.


Louise Belsley   August 7th, 2009 11:05 am ET

Thanks for the insight Jermaine. I know that your brother was not a child molester and people are so suspicious of anyone loving children. Its a stereotype and someone must have evil reasons for wanting children around them. Not everyone fits that mold and Michael didn't. I admire anyone that has money that uses their money to help the needy and gives back.


Monica   August 7th, 2009 11:14 am ET

@ Laura, I agree with you 100%!!!!! Jermaine isnt reading all this, he would get way too bored!!!! I only wrote a quote that Michael had said in Moonwalker his autobiography. Its quite eerie!! I did run across a couple of hater comments so I did have to blast on them though!!


Kjo   August 7th, 2009 11:30 am ET

Jermaine,

My prayers are with you and your family especially his children, I love Michael Jackson for he is my hero. I have alway been not only a fan but a friend in spirit. I am so happy that you have decided to focus on the good things of such a great man. Michael was not only an Entertainer but he was a Great Philantropist and you can hear it through the words of his songs. I will miss Michael because we grew up listening to his music. I am still mourning his lost and I will for some time but I know one day we will all meet again because Michael like the world is "JUST ANOTHER PART ME".

I support you in your quest.

Love always Kjo

PS: Katherine Jackson is a Queen ~ I truly love her and what she is doing God Bless her for always.


kaz   August 7th, 2009 11:31 am ET

Hi everyone,
Just read what Jermaine has said, well as Michael's brother he knew him better than anyone and I agree with what everyone else has put, Michael was a GOOD man, he was a very very special human being, I adored him, even through the bad times, makes me sooo angry the media only wants to try and diss him all the time, and they dont want to focus on the extraordinary things he did, but the press will never change!! my condolences Jermaine to you and your family from the UK, I was going to see him at the o2 in London, he will be forever in my heart, god bless you Michael, and your family, R.I.P.


Shivan Henry   August 7th, 2009 11:44 am ET

Jermaine,

Thank you so much for taking the time out to show the world that your brother was indeed a man of God. I have always known that he has a heart for God and he was concerned with the purposes of God. God used him mightly throughout his lifetime. God;s word says, "Many are called, but few are chosen". Michael was indeed chosen.


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Anita   August 7th, 2009 11:47 am ET

Jermaine,

I know you were the voice for MJ. God Bless You and you take on the mission to spread what your brother ready deposit in all of our lives. I really listens to the words of MJ songs more and I really hear the message of love and peace in his songs. You were great on the day of his memorial when you song "Smile" Jeremaine you smile when your heart is heavy and I know you still feel the effects of not having his presence here, but know that MJ spirit is watching over all of your family right now and I believe you are the one that he is pushing in the spirit to carry the mission.


ada   August 7th, 2009 11:47 am ET

Mj was the best, i'm glad JJ is creating the required awareness!
But i loathe their father!


Lucinda   August 7th, 2009 11:53 am ET

It is a shame he could not save himself. Drug addicts leave a lot of broken hearted people when they die. Jermaine, as publicity-minded as you have always been, I hope this is sincere and not one more stunt. I am glad the family is finally burying MJ–what an insult to his memory that they chose to bicker so long about where the burial should be.


Shawn Y E Fleming   August 7th, 2009 12:00 pm ET

Jermaine, God Bless you and your family. Thank you for bringing Michael's work to light. Michael always had that light of God and His soul, you just knew it. The world was cruel to him but now you can see exactly How Much Love We the world has for him. I miss knowing He is here on earth. Thank you, Michael did much more good than can be imagined. Michael was a good man and good soul never brigning harm to anyone. He was not a drug addict, I hate that. Michael had a chronic illness and by trying to give, give, music, dance, humanitarian, needed pain killers just to ease the discomfort.He became dependent on them. Regardless, that doctor is responsible. Maybe the world can now see the messge God is sending about the good people here and what will be missed when they leave this earth. I wish the best in all the world for his children His Mom and your family.


tammy malig   August 7th, 2009 12:01 pm ET

What you have just written is the most beautiful, from your heart expression of who Michael Jackson is, was and will always be. Not only as your brother, but to many an idol or a friend. Yes, I truly believed in Michael throughout the years and each music he made, just was a medium of him bringing out what was in his heart and in his thoughts. God has blessed your family with a such a wonderful person. The love we feel for Michael will never fade or die... Rest in peace dear Michael, you have touched our hearts and have been a great example.


tammy malig   August 7th, 2009 12:14 pm ET

In addition to what I wanted to say also was that, let us in our own little way make this world a better place to live in . No matter where you live, what language you speak what race you belong to, let us always think of what we could do to make people's lives better or even just be more aware of who or what our neighbor's need and help in our own little way. A piece of bread goes a long way, as Jesus did the same before. Michael, for me, was just like Jesus. Did his little miracles and good deeds but got lambasted, scorned, tried in court and also endured all the pain. For his mom, thank you for the love you have poured out fro Michael and now for his children. I pray God gives you the strength and the many years to see them through and teach them the same path you taught Michael. You are truly a wonderful mother.


Joy   August 7th, 2009 12:15 pm ET

Michael is a good person. And most of the people in media wanted to destroy him, at the beginning i really cannot understand them and how they are hurting such a good man. But well, out of greed and envy i guess.


Mesrak   August 7th, 2009 12:25 pm ET

All of you listen – Oprah is one of the journalist & media who smeared his name on the national TV. Do not forget that. She should be condemned and boycotted. She betrayed him after opening his house and let her know everything about him during the 1993 interview. With all her power, she should have found the truth about him and supported him, instead she believed the tabloids. Well she is the tabloids. Don't forget you all. Peace and love to Mike.


RedRose   August 7th, 2009 12:27 pm ET

Hello Jermaine and Larry again –

I wanted to ad something else...I wanted to let Larry know that I support him in his focused interviews about Michael Jackson over the past few months. I know he is getting flack about this topic from other journalists and news media.

But that is b/c Larry is not afraid to get to the truth and to try to help to correct the lies and misconceptions that the news media has created over the years about Michael. Larry is trying to be a healing force and I respect him for that. The other people were trying to make money off of MJs name, and they dont want any one to unveil the travesty that was done, as then they will suffer (hear me NG?)


Monica   August 7th, 2009 12:34 pm ET

Alex, I have to agree with you as well!!! Declaring him as some sort of a saint will only provoke the media and the haters to talk more trash!!!! We true MJ fans knew what he was about!!! This is a little far fetched in my eyes!!!


Flavia   August 7th, 2009 12:39 pm ET

Thank you very much Jermaine to carry on Michael's legacy. I know he will be guiding you. Let me tell you, that all our blessings are with you, to support you in this wonderful mission.

Even when I don't know you and I am very far away, I feel you all as my family, as my friends, and my prayers and thoughts are and will be with all of you forever, and specially with Prince, Paris, Blanket, and Katherine. Michael will live in all our hearts.

With all my love and respect.

Flavia
from Argentina


c7   August 7th, 2009 12:50 pm ET

It is really inspiring to see so many positive responses. The media is so full of hate that it pleases me to read this. I grew up on the Jaxkson 5 and still smile when I think of all the fun my little brother and I had singing there songs staying up late on summer nights pretending we were the Jackson Five. Dancing and singing. those were the times when life was simple we did not have all the media blist as we do today. Technology is a wonderful thing, but like all things too much is too much. The media uses it as a tool to sell stories...All about the money. Michael was great and true inspiration. We are born into this world to help others...Michael touch millions thank you Jermain and thank you Michael! May God bless you and your family!


c7   August 7th, 2009 12:55 pm ET

It is really inspiring to see so many positive responses. The media is so full of hate that it pleases me to read this. I grew up on the Jaxkson 5 and still smile when I think of all the fun my little brother and I had singing there songs staying up late on summer nights pretending we were the Jackson Five.
Dancing and singing. those were the times when life was simple we did not have all the media blist as we do today. My brother is gone now, gone onto heaven and when i think of him I always think of those summers we of the Jackson Five!

Technology is a wonderful thing, but like all things too much is too much. The media uses it as a tool to sell stories…All about the money. Michael was great and true inspiration. We are born into this world to help others…Michael touch millions thank you Jermain and thank you Michael! May God bless you and your family!


Kate   August 7th, 2009 1:04 pm ET

Thank you, Michael. For all those wonderful things you've given.
And thank you, Jermaine and Larry, and the Jackson family.
Thank you for the non-stopping reports and interviews of the truth.

God bless you all.


Monica   August 7th, 2009 1:05 pm ET

@ Bella, Yes I have seen this video!! Isnt it amazing how Michael could make grown men shake in their shoes???!!!!!!!


Carie   August 7th, 2009 1:15 pm ET

Jermaine, I feel pride reading this article. I am proud of you that you could take a tragedy and make something good come out of it. MIchael's heart was as big as the Universe. He understood that all the wealth in the world isn't worth anything unless you can give it away. His kindness and compassion were boundless, but in addition to saying, he DID. Best of luck continuing his message. Let me know if I can help!!!


Beverly L-W   August 7th, 2009 1:15 pm ET

For Jermaine
My prayers go out to you and the entire Jackson family. Once again the world has lost a Chosen One. Once again God has said, "Well Done." Michael has returned Home for he was tired. Now God has Chosen another Soldier to carry the Cross that Michael was laden with for so long. Because of your close relationship with your brother and your sincere concern for the humanitarian work and love that he so selfishly harbored within, I commend you. I can see the love you have for him in your eyes when you speak of him. Just know that You are not alone as you venture out to continue Michael's Legacy. One day it will be Jermaine's Legacy and I am certain that you will do just as well as Michael did. (He would want it this way) I will continue to pray for you and possibly one day our paths will cross as we work on this earth to comfort and/or aide the many who are in need.


gary   August 7th, 2009 1:21 pm ET

what is the best memory of michael as a member of jackson5?


Lola Fatoyinbo   August 7th, 2009 1:34 pm ET

Jermaine may God bless you,
In every disappointment we try to find a blessing or good cause this maybe yours but the truth remains nothing good in the loss of your brother Michael. His music, his humanitarian works,his love and most especially his cause to make this world a better place would be missed.
I pray Gods protection on you and the rest of the family and you try to pick up pieces of his life that you are learning about for the first time. may God help your cause as you go before nations, spreading the word of God and the word of love that you brother as a man of God shared.
We really need to help carry the torch that he started to carry, Please dont relent no matter the persecutions remember Jesus Christ was persecuted but He still carried out Gods plan for humanity.
The media can be a vechicle success and also of doom, pls dont play into their hands as I would pray for you forever. MAY GOD BLESS U, AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Miss Missy   August 7th, 2009 1:34 pm ET

Congrats to you for carrying on your brother's legacy. I have decided to share your brother's story with my elementary students as a means to combat "bullying". As we are inserviced on how to combat bullying in our schools, your brother seems to be the classic case. Instead of being assaulted (verbally & mentally) on the bus or on the playground, your brother was bullied by the media.

How would these same individuals who wrote these stories about your brother feel if I, the teacher allowed their children to be tormented and harangued by stories told by their peers in my classroom?

Just something to think about


Tanya   August 7th, 2009 1:43 pm ET

I think that Jermain is looking for a way to make money, using his brother's death. He was not foing it with him, and now he wants to show the humane side of him.


Danielle   August 7th, 2009 1:45 pm ET

A LOT THANKS JERMAINE, BY MAINTAINING ALIVE THE IMAGE OF MICHAEL, ALL OF US WILL BE UNITED AND NEAR HIM, WITH YOUR HELP.
Really not yet I can accept that Michael no longer be, since he gone, something is broken inside me, is unbearable.
EVERYTHING THAT OUR BELOVED MICHAEL DID IN ALL HIS LIFE, IS THE RESULT OF WHAT IS THE JACKSON FAMILY: HUMANITY.

Thanks a lot. Now we receive you Jermaine, like the ambassador of the humane cause that Michael headed in the world, powerful as his divine person, music and loving memory.

TO MY BELOVED MICHAEL, I MEAN THAT I KEEP MOURNING BY A MONTH, WITHOUT LISTENING ITS MUSIC, TO BE RESPECT HIS MEMORY, BUT IT HAS BEEN VERY DIFFICULT. MICHAEL I LOVE YOU.MISS YOU. YOU WERE THE FIRST ONE, THE ONLYONE.

Now thanks to your brother, your beautiful spirit will be among us.
JERMAINE, GOD BLESS YOU, AND BLESS ALL THE JACKSON FAMILY.

Thank you so much Mr King for this document, I can´t see LKL because I work to that hour. This page is only I can see. LOVE MJ 4EVER.


Michelle   August 7th, 2009 1:46 pm ET

Jermaine you are wonderful...standing up for your brother...looks like beautiful human beings run in your family....we are praying for all of you.....you are so strong....THANK YOU...for we, Michael's, fans...KNOW better about Michael...and many of us are just waiting, mourning and wondering just what we can possibly do to honor Michael and everything he stood for....and maybe you can provide us all a way, a direction to move in.....Again...thank you, God for Michael, and Katherine, Mrs. Jackson and family Thank YOU for sharing Michael in the first place and thank YOU Jermaine for taking this step in your life. If there is anything we can do just let us know.....With Kind Regards and Much Thankfullness, Michelle


Linda   August 7th, 2009 1:53 pm ET

Dear jermaine -

How can we do it - "HEAL THE WORLD AND MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE FOR THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE?"

LET'S FIND A WAY TO TRY. LET'S DO IT TO HONOR YOUR BROTHER. WE CAN TRY. WE CAN TRY WITH ALL OUR RESOURCES AND THE LOVE AND APPRECIATION OF MICHAEL JACKSON FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

This is a unique opportunity. This is the ONLY GOOD THING we can really take out of Michael's death - and to heal the grief we are all experiencing now.

THIS IS THE MOST COMPLICATED PROBLEM WE WILL EVER HAVE ON THIS EARTH - HOW TO OVERCOME THE DIVISIVENESS AND ACTING OUT OF HATRED, AND PREJUDICE, AND RETALIATING AGAINST VIOLENCE WITH MORE VIOLENCE.

NOW IS THE TIME, IN MEMORY OF YOUR BROTHER, MICHAEL.

There are different ways to do things. One can do something superficially, or one can do something giving 100%, deeply, with a total heart-and-soul commitment. THE ONY POSSIBLE WAY WE CAN MAKE THIS A BETTER WORLD IS FOR MANY MANY - PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE - TO COME TOGETHER IN 100^% COMMITMENT - AND SAY "WE CAN, WE CAN FIND A WAY. IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT. BUT IT IS NOT GOING TO BE IMPOSSIBLE. AND WE WON'T STOP UNTIL WE FIGURE OUT HOW TO WORK ON IT - GO TO WORK ON IT - AND SEE THAT WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Jermaine, isn't it kind of ODD that with all the famous high-level politicians all over the world, presidents, ambassadors, heads of military groups and religious groups - that A MUSICIAN, A SINGER, A WRITER, A DANCER - WITH HIS EYES WIDE OPEN AND A HEART FULL OF COMPASSSION - YOUR BROTHER MICHAEL - COULD BRING THE WHOLE WORLD TOGETHER FASTER, AND BETTER.

WE NEED AN OFFICIAL "MICHAEL JACKSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR DIALOGUE ON HEALING THE WORLD." We need to have serious serious talks about "what comes from God and what comes from Man" in this world. We need to have DIALOGUE - talking about TOLERANCE. We need a NEW LANGUAGE OF UNDERSTANDING. IF IT DOESN'T EXIST, THEN WE HAVE TO CREATE IT OURSELVES. I AM CERTAIN THAT THE SUPREME GOD IN HEAVEN WILL HEAR OUR PRAYERS IF WE TALK TO HIM AND SAY HE IS ALLAH, OR CHRIST, OR THAT BUDDHA OR KRISHNA WAS HIS MESSENGER, OR JESUS, OR MOHAMMED. GOD IS LOVE. THAT IS WHAT MICHAEL JACKSON SAID IN 'HEAL THE WORLD.' GOD IS ABLE TO SEE PAST OUR UNIMPORTANT LITTLE HUMAN DIFFERENCES AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES - TO SEE INTO THE DEPTHS OF OUR HEARTS, SOULS AND BEINGS - WHERE WE ARE ALL THE SAME.

We can only begin to bring MORE PEACE AND LOVE FOR ALL GOD'S CHILDREN into this world if we develop A SERIOUS DIALOGUE. WE CANNOT BE AFRAID TO TALK ABOUT IT. We must not be afraid to search our hearts, to ask questions, to look to the new sciences which are trying to find a UNIFIED THEORY OF EVERYTHING - to understand some of the science of QUANTUM PHYSICS which winds up showing us a WORLD OF MYSTERY, A WORLD OF PARADOXES, WHERE SEVERAL THINGS MIGHT BE TRUE AT THE SAME TIME.

LIGHT IS A PARTICLE/ BUT LIGHT IS A WAVE. This is the TRUTH. It depends on how you look at it, what you see!!!!!! SO - GOD PRESENTS TO THE WORLD IN MANY WAYS AND FORMS. WE NEED NOT KILL EACH OTHER OVER OUR DIFFERENCES.

WE MUST LEARN TO LOVE AND RESPECT EACH OTHER - AND TO HELP EACH OTHER IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE - RATHER THAN BRINGING MORE PAIN INTO THE WORLD. WE DON'T NEED MORE LAND MINES. WE DON'T NEED MORE BOMBS. WE DON'T NEED TO SET FIRE TO MORE CHURCHES, OR MOSQUES, OR SYNAGOGUES. WE NEED TO FEED THE WORLD, CLEAN UP THE WATER IN MANY COUNTRIES, FIND NEW WAYS OF GROWING FOOD, PARENT THE CHLDREN ORPHANED BY HIV/AIDS.

We have an awful lot of work to do. PLEASE, PLEASE, use this time when SO MANY IN THE WORLD ARE GRIEVING DEEPLY FOR YOUR BROTHER MICHAEL - TO CREATE A LASTING FOUNDATION, THAT WILL BE VERY CAREFULLY RUN - BY EXPERTS - WHICH WILL STUDY DEEPLY AND WORK SLOWLY BUT STEADILY - LOOKING FOR RESULTS - TO HEAL THE WORLD.

Linda


Nikki   August 7th, 2009 1:55 pm ET

"It's been my dream since I was a child to somehow unite the people of the world through love and music." ~ Michael Jackson


Efrem Sr.   August 7th, 2009 2:10 pm ET

God Bless you, your family and all of your brothers fans. Jermaine I know the pain of losing a brother & a friend young. My prayer is that God will by will you always.


m thompson   August 7th, 2009 2:12 pm ET

the world will never see another michael jackson . and the sad thing is i dont think we deserve to .god bless michael i miss you


gary   August 7th, 2009 2:13 pm ET

how is the jackson family coping?


Kiru   August 7th, 2009 2:16 pm ET

Jermaine : Thank You!


Courtney   August 7th, 2009 2:20 pm ET

Jermaine – you too are a gift. I'm sharing your pain and heartache. Keep up the good works in the name of your brother. Thanks for your example to me and more importantly, my children.


Robin   August 7th, 2009 2:20 pm ET

Evidently paying his bills was not one of his purposes in life. Or living drug free.


carrie from SF Bay, CAlifornia   August 7th, 2009 2:23 pm ET

Fanatic-obessed fans, one more thing before I leave the building, this is CNN/LARRY KING'S BLOG, NOT MICHAEL JACKSON'S. OK again have a nice day YA. HA HA HA I am laughing out loud.


Monica   August 7th, 2009 2:25 pm ET

I must say this is getting too intense!!! Lets lighten up a little and share some thoughts on Michaels performances, his tours, something!!!! Im going to start by saying just how sexy he was on stage, he certainly made us women desire him so strongly!! He knew how to become a sexual magnet for women when he walked on that stage. If any of you are interested in seeing the very sexy side of Michael go to you tube and type in Michael Jackson gold pants video. It will make you drool!!!!! Them gold pants he wore in his HIStory tour he filled in very well, and the moves and grabs were masterminded by Michael to get the females hot and bothered!!!! He wanted every woman in his audience to lust for him, which by the way we all did!!! At least I did.


cassandraferguson   August 7th, 2009 2:27 pm ET

JERMAINE, I LOVE YOU. WE ALL MISS MICHEAL, MICHEAL WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON. I FELT MICHEAL'S PAIN EVERYDAY. MICHEAL IS IN A BETTER PLACE TODAY. MICHEAL IS OKAY, HE'S DANCING ON THE MOON. I LOVE YOU.


cmichael   August 7th, 2009 2:30 pm ET

thank you for sharing this Jermaine. no, REALLY. thank you. the passing of Michael continues to be a surrealistic event of far-reaching deep loss that isn't likely to subside anytime soon...but thank you for giving us hope that the true meaning of Michael's life will live on...i support you and the entire Jackson family...


Mike   August 7th, 2009 2:31 pm ET

Jermaine- Keep riding the gravy train and cashing in off your brothers death .


Tiff   August 7th, 2009 2:31 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine for sharing this. I hope that you and your family will be able to share these thoughts with the world at large. It is amazine how the media refuses to reveal the true legacy of Michael Jackson. He gave more than any other celebrity, EVER. The public never hears of these things. It may be a good idea to set up a website in Michael's name that gives people the resources to donate money or time to those in need as Michael did.
Keep up the good work. We TRUE fans support your mission!


asdf   August 7th, 2009 2:32 pm ET

Are we talking about the same Michael Jackson?


Helen Moore   August 7th, 2009 2:36 pm ET

Thank Christ, Jermaine
Michael was great humanitarian!
But the majority of the media
only brought out the controversial side of dear Michael,
just for the almighty TV advertising buck.
Let's get Michael's TRUE image out to the people.
We who sat by and publicly said nothing
while Michael was being pursecuted in the press
now owe him that much...if not more


bohica Also   August 7th, 2009 2:41 pm ET

Jermaine will do whatever is necessary to keep from getting a job. He can claim that it his mission to deliver "Michael's message" to the world, but what he really wants is a payday without putting forth any effort.


Peter Kwiatkowski   August 7th, 2009 2:41 pm ET

Jermaine, you are gone. Miss michael cannot get to heaven by doing good deeds. He needed to repent of his sins and believe in Jesus as his Lord. Good people cannot enter heaven. Jesus did not die to save good people: "When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." Mark 2:17


NikkiParks   August 7th, 2009 2:42 pm ET

Jermaine Jackson, you and your Family failed Michael Jackson. You had to have known that he was exposed to addictions and you all looked the other way for the sake of staying on his payroll. You failed your brother.


ja   August 7th, 2009 2:42 pm ET

with all due respect to the Jackson family, waht happened to Micheal was inevitiable due to his resources and determination, the same was with Elivis and others, money will get most things you want in America and the world period


LD   August 7th, 2009 2:43 pm ET

I think a lot of people now realize what a gift he was to the world.

RIP Michael, Beautiful Soul.


triana   August 7th, 2009 2:43 pm ET

I am still grieving and can not believe this. I wake up every day hoping that this is not true. That Michael is not gone. For me, when i was growing up, he was my inspiration and my comfort. I want to do something in his honor but i dont know what to do. I know that we are just Borrowed Angels and we will see him again.


Jennifer   August 7th, 2009 2:44 pm ET

Hi Jermaine,

Thank you for sharing that part of Michael with us. I've been following Michael and his work since I was 13. His Thriller album was the first album I ever owned, and I saw you, your brothers and Michael during the Victory Tour in 1984. For those of us, like myself, who have followed Michael for many years, there was NEVER a question about what a special and caring person he was – he truly shared his soul through his music and lyrics. As much as I've learned about Michael over the years, through his own words and actions, I never knew about a speech that he gave at Oxford until the other day. I read the transcript, and it just completely took my breath away. I can't even begin to express how much his words touched me especially how he talked about the power of forgiveness with his own father and his deep passion and understanding for the human heart and spirit, and most importantly, his love and dedication to helping children. The speech was intelligent, articulate, funny, incredibly insightful, loving, and inspiring. I really think that if people read or heard excerpts of it, those who don't know him, would certainly see a completely different Michael than the one that the media portrayed - the real Michael.. It's just a suggestion that you may want to share parts of that speech with the world. I'll post it in my next thread to people can read it here as well.


Pequena   August 7th, 2009 2:44 pm ET

Fortunately, I was able to sift thru all the trash in the coverage of Michael's life to realize Michael was all about exactly what Jermaine has said here. He truly was a gift from God to better this world. I could see he was a genuinely peaceful, good person. Shame on this world for depicting him any other way. He had to be really strong to put up with this treatment. I think he was more than just the King of Pop. His talent was just an additional blessing for us. And he rocked at that too. He truly was a great person. I love you Michael and to you also Jermaine for seeing the real Michael and helping us see too.


Antonia Suber   August 7th, 2009 2:46 pm ET

Jermaine,
Thanks so very much for sharing the Human side of your brother Michael with the world and we all thank your God for him. Michale was an humanitarian and with an very big heart. Alot of time, we as fans never got to see or hear the other side of the story. You have open up another side of him to the world....and we thanks you for that...continue to be bless and keep up the good work...Michael Joseph Jackson was one of the chosen one's and yes he was chosen and created by an special person...

Though Michael is no longer with us, I too know, in my heart, that he is safe and at peace in the love and arms of The Lord.


Jennifer   August 7th, 2009 2:47 pm ET

Michael Jackson's Speech at Oxford Union Speech, March 6th 200

NOTE: This is a beautiful, inspiring speech, and a must read!

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 honoured to accept. I also want to express a special thanks to you Shmuley, who for 11 years served as Rabbi here at Oxford.

You and I have been working so hard to form Heal the Kids, as well as writing our book about childlike qualities, and in all of our efforts you have been such a supportive and loving friend. And I would also like to thank Toba Friedman, our director of operations at Heal the Kids, who is returning tonight to the alma mater where she served as a Marshall scholar, as well as Marilyn Piels, another central member of our Heal the Kids team. I am humbled to be lecturing in a place that has previously been filled by such notable figures as Mother Theresa, Albert Einstein, Ronald Reagan, Robert Kennedy & Malcolm X. I've even heard that Kermit the Frog has made an appearance here, and I've always felt a kinship with Kermit's message that it's not easy being green. I'm sure he didn't find it any easier being up here than I do.

The walls of Oxford have not only housed the greatest philosophical and scientific geniuses – they have also ushered forth some of the most cherished creators of children's literature, from JRR Tolkien to CS Lewis. Today I was allowed to hobble into the dining hall in Christ Church to see Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland immortalised in the stained glass windows. And even one of my own fellow Americans, the beloved Dr Seuss, graced these halls and then went on to leave his mark on the imaginations of millions of children throughout the world.

I suppose I should start by listing my qualifications to speak before you this evening. Friends, I do not claim to have the academic expertise of other speakers who have addressed this hall, just as they could lay little claim at being adept at the moonwalk – and you know, Einstein in particular was really terrible at that.
But I do have a claim to having experienced more places and cultures than most people will ever see. Human knowledge consists not only of libraries of parchment and ink – it is also comprised of the volumes of knowledge that are written on the human heart, chiselled on the human soul, and engraved on the human psyche.

And friends, I have encountered so much in this relatively short life of mine that I still cannot believe I am only 42. I often tell Shmuley that in soul years I'm sure that I'm at least 80 – and tonight I even walk like I'm 80. So please harken to my message, because what I have to tell you tonight can bring healing to humanity and healing to our planet. Through the grace of God, I have been fortunate to have achieved many of my artistic and professional aspirations realised early in my lifetime. But these, friends, are accomplishments, and accomplishments alone are not synonymous with who I am. Indeed, the cheery five-year-old who belted out Rockin' Robin and Ben to adoring crowds was not indicative of the boy behind the smile.

Tonight, I come before you less as an icon of pop (whatever that means anyway), and more as an icon of a generation, a generation that no longer knows what it means to be children. All of us are products of our childhood.

But I am the product of a lack of a childhood, an absence of that precious and wondrous age when we frolic playfully without a care in the world, basking in the adoration of parents and relatives, where our biggest concern is studying for that big spelling test come Monday morning. Those of you who are familiar with the Jackson Five know that I began performing at the tender age of five and that ever since then, I haven't stopped dancing or singing. But while performing and making music undoubtedly remain as some of my greatest joys, when I was young I wanted more than anything else to be a typical little boy. I wanted to build tree houses, have water balloon fights, and play hide and seek with my friends. But fate had it otherwise and all I could do was envy the laughter and playtime that seemed to be going on all around me. There was no respite from my professional life. But on Sundays I would go Pioneering, the term used for the missionary work that Jehovah's Witnesses do. And it was then that I was able to see the magic of other people's childhood. Since I was already a celebrity, I would have to don a disguise of fat suit, wig, beard and glasses and we would spend the day in the suburbs of Southern California, going door-to-door or making the rounds of shopping malls, distributing our Watchtower magazine.

I loved to set foot in all those regular suburban houses and catch sight of the shag rugs and La-Z-Boy armchairs with kids playing Monopoly and grandmas baby-sitting and all those wonderful, ordinary and starry scenes of everyday life. Many, I know, would argue that these things seem like no big deal. But to me they were mesmerising. I used to think that I was unique in feeling that I was without a childhood. I believed that indeed there were only a handful with whom I could share those feelings. When I recently met with Shirley Temple Black, the great child star of the 1930s and 40s, we said nothing to each other at first. We simply cried together, for she could share a pain with me that only others like my close friends Elizabeth Taylor and McCauley Culkin knew. I do not tell you this to gain your sympathy but to impress upon you my first important point – it is not just Hollywood child stars that have suffered from a non-existent childhood.

Today, it's a universal calamity, a global catastrophe. Childhood has become the great casualty of modern-day living. All around us we are producing scores of kids who have not had the joy, who have not been accorded the right, who have not been allowed the freedom, of knowing what it's like to be a kid. Today children are constantly encouraged to grow up faster, as if this period known as childhood is a burdensome stage, to be endured and ushered through, as swiftly as possible.
And on that subject, I am certainly one of the world's greatest experts. Ours is a generation that has witnessed the abrogation of the parent-child covenant.
Psychologists are publishing libraries of books detailing the destructive effects of denying one's children the unconditional love that is so necessary to the healthy development of their minds and character. And because of all the neglect, too many of our kids have, essentially, to raise themselves. They are growing more distant from their parents, grandparents and other family members, as all around us the indestructible bond that once glued together the generations unravels.

This violation has bred a new generation, Generation O let us call it, that has now picked up the torch from Generation X. The O stands for a generation that has everything on the outside – wealth, success, fancy clothing and fancy cars, but an aching emptiness on the inside. That cavity in our chests, that barrenness at our core, that void in our centre is the place where the heart once beat and which love once occupied. And it's not just the kids who are suffering. It's the parents as well. For the more we cultivate little adults in kids' bodies, the more removed we ourselves become from our own child-like qualities, and there is so much about being a child that is worth retaining in adult life.

Love, ladies and gentlemen, is the human family's most precious legacy, its richest bequest, its golden inheritance. And it is a treasure that is handed down from one generation to another. Previous ages may not have had the wealth we enjoy. Their houses may have lacked electricity, and they squeezed their many kids into small homes without central heating. But those homes had no darkness, nor were they cold. They were lit bright with the glow of love and they were warmed snugly by the very heat of the human heart. Parents, undistracted by the lust for luxury and status, accorded their children primacy in their lives. As you all know, our two countries broke from each other over what Thomas Jefferson referred to as "certain inalienable rights". And while we Americans and British might dispute the justice of his claims, what has never been in dispute is that children have certain inalienable rights, and the gradual erosion of those rights has led to scores of children worldwide being denied the joys and security of childhood. I would therefore like to propose tonight that we instal in every home a Children's Universal Bill of Rights, the tenets of which are:

The right to be loved, without having to earn it
The right to be protected, without having to deserve it
The right to feel valuable, even if you came into the world with nothing
The right to be listened to without having to be interesting
The right to be read a bedtime story without having to compete with the evening news or EastEnders
The right to an education without having to dodge bullets at schools
The right to be thought of as adorable (even if you have a face that only a mother could love).

Friends, the foundation of all human knowledge, the beginning of human consciousness, must be that each and every one of us is an object of love.
Before you know if you have red hair or brown, before you know if you are black or white, before you know of what religion you are a part, you have to know that you are loved.

About 12 years ago, when I was just about to start my Bad tour, a little boy came with his parents to visit me at home in California. He was dying of cancer and he told me how much he loved my music and me. His parents told me that he wasn't going to live, that any day he could just go, and I said to him: "Look, I am going to be coming to your town in Kansas to open my tour in three months. "I want you to come to the show. I am going to give you this jacket that I wore in one of my videos." His eyes lit up and he said: "You are gonna give it to me?" I said "Yeah, but you have to promise that you will wear it to the show."

was trying to make him hold on. I said: "When you come to the show I want to see you in this jacket and in this glove" and I gave him one of my rhinestone gloves – and I never usually give the rhinestone gloves away. And he was just in heaven. But maybe he was too close to heaven, because when I came to his town, he had already died, and they hadburied him in the glove and jacket. He was just 10 years old. God knows, I know, that he tried his best to hold on. But at least when he died, he knew that he was loved, not only by his parents, but even by me, a near stranger, I also loved him. And with all of that love he knew that he didn't come into this world alone, and he certainly didn't leave it alone.

...If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can he dealt with. A professor may degrade you, but you will not feel degraded, a boss may crush you, but you will not be crushed, a corporate gladiator might vanquish you, but you will still triumph. How could any of them truly prevail in pulling you down? For you know that you are an object worthy of love. The rest is just packaging. But if you don't have that memory of being loved, you are condemned to search the world for something to fill you up. But no matter how much money you make or how famous you become, you will still feel empty. What you are really searching for is unconditional love, unqualified acceptance. And that was the one thing that was denied to you at birth.

Friends let me paint a picture for you. Here is a typical day in America
– six youths under the age of 20 will commit suicide, 12 children under the age of 20 will die from firearms – remember this is a day, not a year.
Three hundred and ninety-nine kids will be arrested for drug abuse, 1,352 babies will be born to teen mothers. This is happening in one of the richest, most developed countries in the history of the world. Yes, in my country there is an epidemic of violence that parallels no other industrialised nation. These are the ways young people in America express their hurt and their anger. But don't think that there is not the same pain and anguish among their counterparts in the UK.

Studies in this country show that every single hour, three teenagers in the UK inflict harm upon themselves, often by cutting or burning their bodies or taking an overdose. This is how they have chosen to cope with the pain of neglect and emotional agony.

In Britain, as many as 20% of families will only sit down and have dinner together once a year. Once a year! And what about the time-honoured tradition of reading your kid a bedtime story? Research from the 1980s showed that children who are read to had far greater literacy and significantly outperformed their peers at school. And yet, less than 33% of British children ages two to eight have a regular bedtime story read to them. You may not think much of that until you take into account that 75% of their parents did have that bedtime story when they were that age. Clearly, we do not have to ask ourselves where all of this pain, anger and violent behaviour comes from. It is self-evident that children are thundering against the neglect, quaking against the indifference and crying out just to be noticed.

The various child protection agencies in the US say that millions of children are victims of maltreatment in the form of neglect, in the average year. Yes, neglect. In rich homes, privileged homes, wired to the hilt with every electronic gadget. Homes where parents come home, but they're not really home, because their heads are still at the office. And their kids? Well, their kids just make do with whatever emotional crumbs they get. And you don't get much from endless TV, computer games and videos. These hard, cold numbers which for me, wrench the soul and shake the spirit, should indicate to you why I have devoted so much of my time and resources into making our new Heal the Kids initiative a colossal success.

Our goal is simple – to recreate the parent/child bond, renew its promise and light the way forward for all the beautiful children who are destined one day to walk this earth. But since this is my first public lecture, and you have so warmly welcomed me into your hearts, I feel that I want to tell you more. We each have our own story, and in that sense statistics can become personal. They say that parenting is like dancing. You take one step, your child takes another. I have discovered that getting parents to re-dedicate themselves to their children is only half the story. The other half is preparing the children to re-accept their parents. When I was very young I remember that we had this crazy mutt of a dog named Black Girl, a mix of wolf and retriever. Not only wasn't she much of a guard dog, she was such a scared and nervous thing that it is a wonder she did not pass out every time a truck rumbled by, or a thunderstorm swept through Indiana. My sister Janet and I gave that dog so much love, but we never really won back the sense of trust that had been stolen from her by her previous owner. We knew he used to beat her. We didn't know with what. But whatever it was, it was enough to suck the spirit right out of that dog. A lot of kids today are hurt puppies who have weaned themselves off the need for love.

They couldn't care less about their parents. Left to their own devices, they cherish their independence. They have moved on and have left their parents behind. Then there are the far worse cases of children who harbour animosity and resentment toward their parents, so that any overture that their parents might undertake would be thrown forcefully back in their face. Tonight, I don't want any of us to make this mistake. That's why I'm calling upon all the world's children – beginning with all of us here tonight – to forgive our parents, if we felt neglected. Forgive them and teach them how to love again. You probably weren't surprised to hear that I did not have an idyllic childhood. The strain and tension that exists in my relationship with my own father is well documented. My father is a tough man and he pushed my brothers and me hard, from the earliest age, to be the best performers we could be. He had great difficulty showing me affection. He never really told me he loved me. And he never really complimented me either. If I did a great show, he would tell me it was a good show. And if I did an OK show, he would say nothing. He seemed intent, above all else, on making us a commercial success. And at that he was more than adept. My father was a managerial genius and my brothers and I owe our professional success, in no small measure, to the forceful way that he pushed us. He trained me as a showman and under his guidance I couldn't miss a step. But what I really wanted was a Dad. I wanted a father who showed me love. And my father never did that. He never said I love you while looking me straight in the eye, he never played a game with me. He never gave me a piggyback ride, he never threw a pillow at me, or a water balloon. But I remember once when I was about four years old, there was a little carnival and he picked me up and put me on a pony. It was a tiny gesture, probably something he forgot five minutes later. But because of that moment I have this special place in my heart for him. Because that's how kids are, the little things mean so much to them and for me, that one moment meant everything.

I only experienced it that one time, but it made me feel really good, about him and the world. But now I am a father myself, and one day I was thinking about my own children, Prince and Paris and how I wanted them to think of me when they grow up. To be sure, I would like them to remember how I always wanted them with me wherever I went, how I always tried to put them before everything else. But there are also challenges in their lives. Because my kids are stalked by paparazzi, they can't always go to a park or a movie with me. So what if they grow older and resent me, and how my choices impacted their youth? Why weren't we given an average childhood like all the other kids, they might ask? And at that moment I pray that my children will give me the benefit of the doubt. That they will say to themselves: "Our daddy did the best he could, given the unique circumstances that he faced. "He may not have been perfect, but he was a warm and decent man, who tried to give us all the love in the world." I hope that they will always focus on the positive things, on the sacrifices I willingly made for them, and not criticise the things they had to give up, or the errors I've made, and will certainly continue to make, in raising them.

For we have all been someone's child, and we know that despite the very best of plans and efforts, mistakes will always occur. That's just being human.
And when I think about this, of how I hope that my children will not judge me unkindly, and will forgive my shortcomings, I am forced to think of my own father and despite my earlier denials, I am forced to admit that he must have loved me. He did love me, and I know that. There were little things that showed it.
When I was a kid I had a real sweet tooth – we all did. My favourite food was glazed doughnuts and my father knew that. So every few weeks I would come downstairs in the morning and there on the kitchen counter was a bag of glazed doughnuts – no note, no explanation – just the doughnuts. It was like Santa Claus. Sometimes I would think about staying up late at night, so I could see him leave them there, but just like with Santa Claus, I didn't want to ruin the magic for fear that he would never do it again. My father had to leave them secretly at night, so as no one might catch him with his guard down. He was scared of human emotion, he didn't understand it or know how to deal with it. But he did know doughnuts. And when I allow the floodgates to open up, there are other memories that come rushing back, memories of other tiny gestures, however imperfect, that showed that he did what he could. So tonight, rather than focusing on what my father didn't do, I want to focus on all the things he did do and on his own personal challenges. I want to stop judging him. I have started reflecting on the fact that my father grew up in the South, in a very poor family.

He came of age during the Depression and his own father, who struggled to feed his children, showed little affection towards his family and raised my father and his siblings with an iron fist. Who could have imagined what it was like to grow up a poor black man in the South, robbed of dignity, bereft of hope, struggling to become a man in a world that saw my father as subordinate. I was the first black artist to be played on MTV and I remember how big a deal it was even then. And that was in the 80s! My father moved to Indiana and had a large family of his own, working long hours in the steel mills, work that kills the lungs and humbles the spirit, all to support his family. Is it any wonder that he found it difficult to expose his feelings? Is it any mystery that he hardened his heart, that he raised the emotional ramparts?
And most of all, is it any wonder why he pushed his sons so hard to succeed as performers, so that they could be saved from what he knew to be a life of indignity and poverty? I have begun to see that even my father's harshness was a kind of love, an imperfect love, to be sure, but love nonetheless. He pushed me because he loved me. Because he wanted no man ever to look down at his offspring. And now with time, rather than bitterness, I feel blessing. In the place of anger, I have found absolution. And in the place of revenge I have found reconciliation. And my initial fury has slowly given way to forgiveness. Almost a decade ago, I founded a charity called Heal the World. The title was something I felt inside me. Little did I know, as Shmuley later pointed out, that those two words form the cornerstone of Old Testament prophecy. Do I really believe that we can heal this world, that is riddled with war and genocide, even today? And do I really think that we can heal our children, the same children who can enter their schools with guns and hatred and shoot down their classmates, like they did at Columbine?

Or children who can beat a defenceless toddler to death,like the tragic story of Jamie Bulger? Of course I do, or I wouldn't be here tonight. But it all begins with forgiveness, because to heal the world, we first have to heal ourselves. And to heal the kids, we first have to heal the child within, each and every one of us.
As an adult, and as a parent, I realise that I cannot be a whole human being, nor a parent capable of unconditional love, until I put to rest the ghosts of my own childhood. And that's what I'm asking all of us to do tonight. Live up to the fifth of the 10 Commandments.
Honour your parents by not judging them. Give them the benefit of the doubt.

That is why I want to forgive my father and to stop judging him. I want to forgive my father, because I want a father, and this is the only one that I've got.
I want the weight of my past lifted from my shoulders and I want to be free to step into a new relationship with my father, for the rest of my life, unhindered by the goblins of the past. In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe. To all of you tonight who feel let down by your parents, I ask you to let down your disappointment.

To all of you tonight who feel cheated by your fathers or mothers, I ask you not to cheat yourself further.

And to all of you who wish to push your parents away, I ask you to extend your hand to them instead.

I am asking you, I am asking myself, to give our parents the gift of unconditional love, so that they too may learn how to love from us, their children. So that love will finally be restored to a desolate and lonely world.

Shmuley once mentioned to me an ancient Biblical prophecy which says that a new world and a new time would come, when "the hearts of the parents would be restored through the hearts of their children". My friends, we are that world, we are those children. Mahatma Gandhi said: "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

Tonight, be strong. Beyond being strong, rise to the greatest challenge of all – to restore that broken covenant.

We must all overcome whatever crippling effects our childhoods may have had on our lives and in the words of Jesse Jackson, forgive each other, redeem each other and move on.

This call for forgiveness may not result in Oprah moments the world over, with thousands of children making up with their parents, but it will at least be a start, and we'll all be so much happier as a result. And so ladies and gentlemen, I conclude my remarks tonight with faith, joy and excitement.

From this day forward, may a new song be heard. Let that new song be the sound of children laughing. Let that new song be the sound of children playing. Let that new song be the sound of children singing. And let that new song be the sound of parents listening. Together, let us create a symphony of hearts, marvelling at the miracle of our children and basking in the beauty of love. Let us heal the world and blight its pain. And may we all make beautiful music together. God bless you, and I love you.


James   August 7th, 2009 2:48 pm ET

Jermaine, please allow me to join you on your mission. It would be an honor. CNN now has my email address if you would like to contact me. Thank you.


m thompson   August 7th, 2009 2:48 pm ET

to all michaels fan we have written a song for michael and the good things he did . and them responable for what he whent through please have a listen .the site is carbon logic the song is called hold the front page please


Melissa   August 7th, 2009 2:49 pm ET

Its wonderful such positivity. Thank you Jermaine.


Annie   August 7th, 2009 2:50 pm ET

Jermaine, this truly makes it clear what Michael Jackson was doing. A lot of times we are to do things without anyone knowing and God will provide much more to that person. Michael was one of them. He gave a lot without letting anyone know and that is why he had so much to give to others. He was truly BLESSED by God and yes people miss him and always will. Those who think that's enough quit talking about him, do not know how Michael touched everyone with his songs and performances. He was wonderful and the bad things that showed up only God and Michael know the truth.

His children is what I worry about but I believe that they will be loved and well taken care of. It is so sad that they had to lose their Dad, them being so young.

Prayers are with you and your whole family especially Michael's children. HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!1


Anahita   August 7th, 2009 2:52 pm ET

I'm so glad you are doing this, please let us know how we can help.
He was the most geuine soul and the most uappriciated & misunderstood in a very personal and intimate level.
I was in Nepal terkking back in 1990, his music is waht the vilagers were playing and dancing to. The whole world new his music, now it is time they should know the real Micahel the human behind the music.


Lisa Rousseau   August 7th, 2009 2:53 pm ET

I think what Jermaine Jackson is doing to honor his brother's memory is fantastic. I work for a non-profit homeless shelter for women and men with alcohol and other drug addictions and we "Help People Find Their Way Back" to a meaningful life. We educate and give them the tools to re-enter society as productive citizens with a purpose. We all need to make this a priority in our lives and help those that are hurting and in despair and give them hope and a chance for a better way of life.


Meliza   August 7th, 2009 2:57 pm ET

Jermain,
You're one BROKEN BROTHER who is trying to benefit off his death. Why didn't you stand by his side when he was alive. Now you wanna use his death for a meal ticket. You're BROKE. GOT KICKED OUR OF YOUR RENTED HOUSE but drive RR!!! YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED. You DISGRACE his legacy. So NO, I ain't proud of you for nothing. You're just using his name to make money. SHAME ON YOU!! Only good person in that family is Kathrine!


irene from PHiladelphia   August 7th, 2009 2:58 pm ET

I am so touched by what you are doing Jermaine. There are millions of Michael Jackson devoted fans who always knew what his mission in life was. You could see this through how he raised his children as well. He exuded kindness and generosity, his song lyrics reflected his purpose in life, he understoodd humanity and its struggles. Unfortunately, society focuses on what will make headlines – which is part of what is wrong with society. The headlines about Michael should have always reflected the good work he did throughout his life. Thank you, Jermaine, for emphasizing what Michael was really about – finding the goodness in people and using that goodness to "Heal the World." IE


JoAnn   August 7th, 2009 2:59 pm ET

Jermaine- I underdstand where you are coming from and what your mission is, however, there are many of us that know this about Michael. Even the one's who speak foul about him. Fo rmany of us, that have grooved to Micheal's and your music, that loved and felt for him, our minds and hearts will never be tarnished... So spread the message, however do it, not to apease those who are in denial of his greatness.


Kathy, Ontario, Canada   August 7th, 2009 3:00 pm ET

Well written Jermaine!!

I know you still have sorrow in your heart. But I think you will find what you are about to do will be so rewarding. Your brother is looking down at you with so much love, and thanking you for continuing his work that he could not complete. Be strong.


Vince Skyler   August 7th, 2009 3:00 pm ET

It’s great that the man managed to find time and a portion of his resources for charity, but.
Lets no all jump on an after death fanwagon, he was a deeply troubled individual who despite tremendous talent and wealth was quite insane. If he could’ve found some clarity and clear direction in his life without so many hanger-on-er’s and yes men doing there very best to get there piece regardless of his physical health and sanity…well one can really only imagine the progress he could’ve made. If his real dream and goal was a better world then I think he really only achieved a very small fraction of his potential that’s a shame and now all we will be left with is a made up fantasy and legacy of a man no one really knew.
P.S. And a bunch of people trying to cash in.


Anna   August 7th, 2009 3:00 pm ET

HI Jermaine,
Hi Mr. King,

I'M NOT REALLY GOOD IN ENGLISH, BUT I'M AGREE WITH LINDA IN THAT COMMENTS.....SEE THE COPY BELOW....

Thank your !

ANNA
Laval (Québec) Canada

August 7th, 2009 1:53 pm ET

Dear jermaine —

How can we do it — “HEAL THE WORLD AND MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE FOR THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE?”

LET’S FIND A WAY TO TRY. LET’S DO IT TO HONOR YOUR BROTHER. WE CAN TRY. WE CAN TRY WITH ALL OUR RESOURCES AND THE LOVE AND APPRECIATION OF MICHAEL JACKSON FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

This is a unique opportunity. This is the ONLY GOOD THING we can really take out of Michael’s death — and to heal the grief we are all experiencing now.

THIS IS THE MOST COMPLICATED PROBLEM WE WILL EVER HAVE ON THIS EARTH — HOW TO OVERCOME THE DIVISIVENESS AND ACTING OUT OF HATRED, AND PREJUDICE, AND RETALIATING AGAINST VIOLENCE WITH MORE VIOLENCE.

NOW IS THE TIME, IN MEMORY OF YOUR BROTHER, MICHAEL.

There are different ways to do things. One can do something superficially, or one can do something giving 100%, deeply, with a total heart-and-soul commitment. THE ONY POSSIBLE WAY WE CAN MAKE THIS A BETTER WORLD IS FOR MANY MANY — PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE — TO COME TOGETHER IN 100^% COMMITMENT — AND SAY “WE CAN, WE CAN FIND A WAY. IT’S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT. BUT IT IS NOT GOING TO BE IMPOSSIBLE. AND WE WON’T STOP UNTIL WE FIGURE OUT HOW TO WORK ON IT — GO TO WORK ON IT — AND SEE THAT WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Jermaine, isn’t it kind of ODD that with all the famous high-level politicians all over the world, presidents, ambassadors, heads of military groups and religious groups — that A MUSICIAN, A SINGER, A WRITER, A DANCER — WITH HIS EYES WIDE OPEN AND A HEART FULL OF COMPASSSION — YOUR BROTHER MICHAEL — COULD BRING THE WHOLE WORLD TOGETHER FASTER, AND BETTER.

WE NEED AN OFFICIAL “MICHAEL JACKSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR DIALOGUE ON HEALING THE WORLD.” We need to have serious serious talks about “what comes from God and what comes from Man” in this world. We need to have DIALOGUE — talking about TOLERANCE. We need a NEW LANGUAGE OF UNDERSTANDING. IF IT DOESN’T EXIST, THEN WE HAVE TO CREATE IT OURSELVES. I AM CERTAIN THAT THE SUPREME GOD IN HEAVEN WILL HEAR OUR PRAYERS IF WE TALK TO HIM AND SAY HE IS ALLAH, OR CHRIST, OR THAT BUDDHA OR KRISHNA WAS HIS MESSENGER, OR JESUS, OR MOHAMMED. GOD IS LOVE. THAT IS WHAT MICHAEL JACKSON SAID IN ‘HEAL THE WORLD.’ GOD IS ABLE TO SEE PAST OUR UNIMPORTANT LITTLE HUMAN DIFFERENCES AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES — TO SEE INTO THE DEPTHS OF OUR HEARTS, SOULS AND BEINGS — WHERE WE ARE ALL THE SAME.

We can only begin to bring MORE PEACE AND LOVE FOR ALL GOD’S CHILDREN into this world if we develop A SERIOUS DIALOGUE. WE CANNOT BE AFRAID TO TALK ABOUT IT. We must not be afraid to search our hearts, to ask questions, to look to the new sciences which are trying to find a UNIFIED THEORY OF EVERYTHING — to understand some of the science of QUANTUM PHYSICS which winds up showing us a WORLD OF MYSTERY, A WORLD OF PARADOXES, WHERE SEVERAL THINGS MIGHT BE TRUE AT THE SAME TIME.

LIGHT IS A PARTICLE/ BUT LIGHT IS A WAVE. This is the TRUTH. It depends on how you look at it, what you see!!!!!! SO — GOD PRESENTS TO THE WORLD IN MANY WAYS AND FORMS. WE NEED NOT KILL EACH OTHER OVER OUR DIFFERENCES.

WE MUST LEARN TO LOVE AND RESPECT EACH OTHER — AND TO HELP EACH OTHER IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE — RATHER THAN BRINGING MORE PAIN INTO THE WORLD. WE DON’T NEED MORE LAND MINES. WE DON’T NEED MORE BOMBS. WE DON’T NEED TO SET FIRE TO MORE CHURCHES, OR MOSQUES, OR SYNAGOGUES. WE NEED TO FEED THE WORLD, CLEAN UP THE WATER IN MANY COUNTRIES, FIND NEW WAYS OF GROWING FOOD, PARENT THE CHLDREN ORPHANED BY HIV/AIDS.

We have an awful lot of work to do. PLEASE, PLEASE, use this time when SO MANY IN THE WORLD ARE GRIEVING DEEPLY FOR YOUR BROTHER MICHAEL — TO CREATE A LASTING FOUNDATION, THAT WILL BE VERY CAREFULLY RUN — BY EXPERTS — WHICH WILL STUDY DEEPLY AND WORK SLOWLY BUT STEADILY — LOOKING FOR RESULTS — TO HEAL THE WORLD.

Linda


Fishsnot   August 7th, 2009 3:01 pm ET

What a lazy ni99a! Get a REAL JOB you lazy, black ba$tard. Your brother is dead, it's time to MOVE-ON, the goose that laid the golden egg for ALL you useless NI99AS is GONE, DEAD, ROOM TEMPERATURE. It's pretty much to the point where NO ONE cares any longer. We've all had deaths in our family. It's just a fact of life and death, unfortunately IT WAS HIS TIME!!
P.S. Jermaine, don't forget to tell everyone about both his drug usage and his proclivity for young white boys.


mkyonmibck   August 7th, 2009 3:05 pm ET

Jermaine you are the shiznit....I feel your love, gonna grab some of it and spread it around these mean streets.


Lily Arbee   August 7th, 2009 3:05 pm ET

Thanks for letting us know more on Michael. Your dear brother was sent to this world to do good deeds. He will always be remembered as the true sense of a good "Khalifah" or a leader who did what he can to the world with his message in most of his songs besides helping those in need in charity.

Allah will always be with him and heaven is the right and perfect place for him.


Tina   August 7th, 2009 3:06 pm ET

Jernaine's article was interesting.. he said that he and Michael and I 'm prettty sure the rest of the children were raised to believe that there is a Supreme being.. Jermaine knows all to well who that is, his name is Jehovah.. and only HE can grant everlasting life to those who do HIS will..anyone that dies no matter WHO they are does not have everlasting life, if they are not FAITHFUL servant of Jehovah at the time of their death. . Jermaine knows this!!! Although his article was touching, he should be honest in his sayings...


Elizabeth Stanziole   August 7th, 2009 3:06 pm ET

I'm glad to see that the good things that Michael had done in his short life here will be carried on!! It is so nice to see someone bring to light the good things about Michael!!! He was an awesome, talented man and deserves kudos. The world is missing a large light to shine in it!! RIP Michael!!


STOP!!! Please...   August 7th, 2009 3:07 pm ET

Ok, I've been holding off for a while now and you probably won't publish this but.....this is getting INSANE!...
Check that, It's been insane since the day his death was announced.
STOP TALKING ABOUT MJ!
Larry, you've become a joke. OJ, J.B. Ramsay, Anna Nicole Smith, MJ... You just find some kind of scandal, latch onto it for dear life, and beat it to death until the next one comes along.
Even when the two journalists were released from North Korea earlier this week, you still announced, "coming up after the break, Jackson Family tries to...."
ARE YOU SERIOUS?!!!
Where's your pride man?
You just released a book detailing all the amazing interviews you've been able to snag with some of the most historically relevant peeps of the past 50+ years, and then go on a publicity blitz to promote it.... and follow it up with this? You've long since been the talk show equivalent of the National Enquirer, but now you're slowly and agonizingly deteriorating to nothing more than a joke, inviting a new twist on the Times Slogan, all the 'news' unfit to print... talk about, infer.
Maybe you should read your own book for inspiration and some much needed perspective.... or anything other than US magazine anyway!


Walter Hines   August 7th, 2009 3:07 pm ET

Hi Jermaine,
No more need to be said, you like Michael is blessed beyond words. Michael is not dead as long as he lives in our hearts...and that is forever. The press won't stop the negative, because thats what keeps them in business.
But positives always overcome negatives. To see the hurt on your face at the memorial, i cried for you. but i can see your brother among the angels singing and dancing before the almighty. He is saying, family don't weep for me, my journey on earth is over, and someday we will be together again. I sure miss that moon walk, and way he would say he he, come on girl. And the way he cared for the children of the world, I too care and love kids,...and if i awkened one morning to find out that all of the kids of the world were gone, Stop the world and leg me off. It's the children of the world that brings out the best in all of us.
I have a fairly large family, and when i think that i have reached the end of my rope, i look at my kids and i find strength again. Michael reminds me of the children in all of us...it causes me to look at the man in the mirror. And to create a place like neverland, what an ingenius idea, a place where children can go, relax, have a good time, and forget about the world and all the chaos that exist in it, what an ingenious idea. The world will forever miss Michael Joseph Jackson, because of all the good that was in him. And for you to keep his works alive and ongoing, Jermaine my brother, you too will be forever blessed.
Forget the negative press and the negative people,. they have to meet their maker one day. Whatever you decide to do with all of the charities that your brother loved and cared so much for, i wish that i could work side by side with you day in and day out. I have fathered 7 children, and i can meet a child on the street, and we bond in seconds. Partly because i still find myself acting like a chld and playing childrens games. To see Michael's face brighten up at the site of kids playing and enjoying themselves, shows that children are the light of out world.
Jermaine once again I say God will bless you and your family and brother I love all of you, your dad, your mom, your sisters and brothers. We pray for your strength in God, and continue to hold you heads up,...Michael is looking down and still smiling down on you.


Mike   August 7th, 2009 3:07 pm ET

Isn't Michael responsible for his own death? It doesn't diminish what he did for charity and all, but he was a drug addict who ultiately caused his own death. Maybe Michael and all of you sycophants should have listened to his own message and look at the man in the mirror and stop blaming everyone else. Taking some responsibility for your own actions and looking at the man in the mirror is something that Michael Jackson never did.


JH   August 7th, 2009 3:08 pm ET

So, let's think about this. We hear all these great works by Michael and his spreading of love and joy to the world. That truly is wonderful. But let's say that the toxicology reports do eventually come out. Let us also say that it does wind up being true that Michael was a serious drug addict and in the end, it was his addiction that took his life. Now, with that in mind, are we supposed to believe the he personally followed all of these charities as claimed? Typically, drug addicts are not known to be as personally involved in anything other than their addiction. Does anyone feel that perhaps Jermaine, and as yet to be seen, or his other siblings may try to ride the wave of the wake of Michaels passing for their own media attention/gain? Really... when was the last time we heard anything from, or about, Jermaine or LaToya?


sam   August 7th, 2009 3:10 pm ET

Was Michael Jackson a Muslim when he died?


Kak   August 7th, 2009 3:17 pm ET

How about a mission to publicize, educate, urge treatment for prescription drug addiction? Being honest and open about the scope of Michael's problems (like they should have done with Elvis, but that was during a different era) would help so many others, including medical professionals who might be addicts to prescription medications themselves.


PJ   August 7th, 2009 3:17 pm ET

I think Jermaine lost his meal ticket and is trying to create revenue for himself.
They are a shady bunch. Michael was actually the most honest of all of them.


Angelo   August 7th, 2009 3:18 pm ET

Michael's mission can live on through his music and all the work he did while he was alive. Jermaine should find his own voice and his own mission in life. The last thing we need is another Joe Jackson $$$ trying to find their voice through Michael's dealth.


Sean   August 7th, 2009 3:18 pm ET

Positive message? When did he molest little boys then?


Beth in Canada   August 7th, 2009 3:18 pm ET

I cannot believe the insanity on this blog.....from adulation of Jermaine for cashing in on his extra 15 minutes courtesy of his brother's passing, to Monica telling us to get respectful and then creaming about how sexy this boy eunich was and how he made women lust after him, how the catcher's mitt known as the great farting Larry King should only ask "fan" questions since he hasn't asked a tough question since DiMaggio played ball, to those who need to ask what charities Michael promoted so they can send in money (he started several and they all floundered) to what a close family the Jackson's are when, in fact, before this death, most were living on the edge of poor.....what a bunch of delusionally, sad but well intended remarks. Try to take care of yourselves....he made some good music, had some tough times and did some very bad things....let it go..Let him rest in peace.


chutia   August 7th, 2009 3:19 pm ET

Be real! Michael visited "ospitals, orphanages, cancer patients" to score drugs. Now his circus performing brother wants in on the fame and glory. Class act, the clown!!


Kara   August 7th, 2009 3:20 pm ET

I truly hope that this is the memory that Michaels children remember the most. That their father had one of the biggest hearts and would have done anything to help anyone, friend or foe... You have to give love to get love... To the Jackson Family... this makes me think daily of the man that has taught me so much about compassion, doing for others and love...
"To Laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children... to leave the world a better place... to know even one life has breathed easier becuase you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
Michael has done this. It is not often that you get to know and see the reasoning you are placed on this earth by God, but this was his true reason for being here. To raise his beautiful children and teach the world how be live better and teach people how to be a better person.
"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is Love" ~Sophocles
We must all remember this, Love is what will help heal this world. We all must show love and respect to each other.


SuzieCanada   August 7th, 2009 3:20 pm ET

Monica, I saw those videos you're talking about (not gonna say how many times) ... I think I'll keep my thoughts to myself about these (blush) but in response to your last sentence I'd say: you are not alone...


NLK   August 7th, 2009 3:22 pm ET

Pedophile
Drug Addict

The charitable efforts, no matter how large will never wash away these sins.


Kris   August 7th, 2009 3:22 pm ET

Rock on, Jermaine! Keep up the good work...


Cherylin GA   August 7th, 2009 3:25 pm ET

Mr. King. Please let everyone know black and white we need more Michael Jacksons bring out the positive, I am so sick of the negative shows from Nancy Grace etc. Why is it that Americans love to kick a man or woman or child when they are down. Jealousy, Greed run this country and cause others to suffer just like Michael did they even took his Neverland away from him. Look at his children The proof is in the pudding.


JC in SC   August 7th, 2009 3:25 pm ET

I do not get it. This man is not sitting at the left hand of God, the Father Almighty, opposite of Jesus. Jermaine is trying to cash in on MJs non-humanitarian reputation that he's trying to make into a humanitarian reputation. MJ was a materialistic drug addict. If he'd spent his money on eradicating AIDS, it would have been eradicated by now, MJ would be alive, and we would really have something for which to honor him.


kb   August 7th, 2009 3:25 pm ET

JERMAINE IT IS SO GOOD TO KNOW THAT WHAT OTHERS MEANT FOR BAD GOD MEANS FOR GOOD. WHILE IT IS GOOD FOR YOU TO
HONOR MICHAEL THE ULTIMATE GLORY BELONGS TO GOD.
GO FOR IT SPEAK OUT ON GODS BEHALF, AND I LOVE THE STORIES OF THE GOOD MICHAEL DID ALONG THE WAY. GOD BLESS!!!


Christina   August 7th, 2009 3:28 pm ET

I'm so relieved to read this. Michael Jackson was far more than a performer. He touched many souls directly and indirectly through his words and actions. It's about time we focus on all the good he's done and the message he shared.


Bardot   August 7th, 2009 3:28 pm ET

Janet Jackson is the one family member not exploiting her brother's death to make money.


Karen   August 7th, 2009 3:29 pm ET

AMEN !!!!!!!


Annie   August 7th, 2009 3:29 pm ET

Jermaine is a pig who has seven children by 3-4 different women- he has two kids by his baby brother Randys ex-wife. Jermaine refused to pay child support claiming he has no income. The judge saw that he was hiding his assests from his kids mothers. Some of his kids have been living with his mom because Jermaine refuses to pay child support. Jermaine is only after money. Jermaine is a loser with a face full of brown make-up. Jermaine is just going after the money. Jermaine also had an affair with Paula Abdul that is why Janet broke-up their dancing friendship. Jermaine is a dog


Lori   August 7th, 2009 3:34 pm ET

Hey Jermain how about you do the humanitarian thing and pay all the back child support you owe for your children? You will never be the man Michael was, He had a pure heart, your is all about your self centered self, with your hand out to see what you can gain because of Michaels death.


Valerie Billings   August 7th, 2009 3:35 pm ET

Jermaine Michael was a gift from God. He was doing what God called him to do. Michael was always special. He has really encouraged me to continue to give and support people that are less fortunate.

I know too Michael is at peace. Michael has completed his assignment here on Earth. He is now working on other assignments in Heaven!

God bless you and the family!


Pam   August 7th, 2009 3:39 pm ET

Larry...A big thank you for having Jermaine Jackson as a guest tonight.
Finally we get to hear some good things. Michael's death has been a true tragedy but his good work is still going strong. My adult son who lives with me even though he was aware of MJ's music went on the internet the day after his death and watched video's and listened to music. Ths brought him to have conversations with me. Like do you remember this..or did you hear that? We also discussed the special shoes he used for Smooth Criminal. My son had wondered how they did that. What I am trying to say is that Micheal broke through the generation gap and lots of families are taking time out to listen to his music and talk about what a great man he was.
I have to add that while I am a MJ fan...Jermaine was always my favorite. I do hope that you record "Smile" I loved your version and you have such a pure voice. Not many singers can sing with minimal music behind them.
I hold the Jackson family in my Prayers and Jermaine you are perfect for you new mission.

Pam from WI


Christina   August 7th, 2009 3:39 pm ET

I'm so relieved to read this. Michael Jackson was far more than a performer. He touched many souls directly and indirectly through his words and actions. It's about time we focus on all the good he's done and the message he shared.

Most importantly, his children should know all the good their father did, and how he significantly impacted the world. They should be able to take great pride in all of his work.

I hope there are ways fans can get involved in Jermaine's mission.


Douglas Pitcher   August 7th, 2009 3:41 pm ET

Jermaine,
Thank you for a well-written article.
I got goose-bumps from your heart pouring love for you brother and our brother Michael.
I am filled with Joy as you break a piece of his life down for everyone to know who Michael really was. I think you are absolutely right, his calling was to entertain and teach at the same time but I think people were so consumed by his rare talent that it in my opinion, completely overshadowed the message he was trying to convey to us all.
Maybe that was why his good deeds have been the UNTOLD story.
But you know as Shakespeare writes, "The evil that men do lives after them, but the GOOD is often interred in their bones", somewhat describes Michael, the good was buried in his bones and the evil that was created by man was followed him everywhere he went.
I guess I am not in any way trying to compare let a alone draw any similarities between him and the LORD Jesus Christ, but it goes like this... After all the good Jesus did, he was still crucified, so I guess my caution to you and also a message to console you, is to realise that his deeds on this earth was ordained by GOD and that is why our naked eyes just couldn't see. He had amission on this earth, and departed from us when we least expected.

Long Live Michael, Long Live your good works, music, innovation and the "Jackson Five"

Love Douglas Pitcher


torianogee   August 7th, 2009 3:41 pm ET

I agree Jermaine. Michael was a special person given to us by GOD that we took advantage of. I will remember him for the rest of my days as that special humanitarian and praqy for him to be resting with the ALMIGHTY. I believe that he is and am glad he can no longer be hurt by us anymore. I pray for you all to receive blessings form GOD and to remember that your son, brother, uncle is in a better place and is looking down on you and will be for the rest of your days on this planet.


roscoo   August 7th, 2009 3:41 pm ET

Oh please stop all this!!!

He was a drug addict...

Stop making him out to be something he wasn't....jermaine if you really want to help your brothers memory,you will try and fight drug addiction...you will come to relize that for whatever good he did,he threw it all away for his need for drugs!


Edith   August 7th, 2009 3:41 pm ET

Jermain thanks for the wonderful message about Michael. like you I also feel the lost of someone special like michael jackson. He was and always will be my favorite..


Roberto   August 7th, 2009 3:42 pm ET

Jermaine:
Don't insult our collective intelligence by saying the reason Michael wanted to tour again was to further spread his message. Everyone knows he was broke and needed money. It degrades your own brother's memory to say he was only about spreading his message of goodness. He was a human being, not a deity, and like all human beings he needed to earn a living.


D'angelo   August 7th, 2009 3:47 pm ET

Thanks so much Jermaine for enlighten us. I agree with you 100% your brother Michael did a lot to this world including here in my country. he visited our country way back 1991 and he was officially received by the state despite that trip being his personal tour. had nothing to do with the state whatsoever. he visited orphanage centers and assisted them too. Please continue with your mission, there are millions of people behind you ready to support your endeavor. Once again thanks so much.


Colleen   August 7th, 2009 3:48 pm ET

I love this article. It truely tells who Michael really was and expresses defines his true spirit. God gave the world a true gift when he created this wonderful man whose only intentions was to spread goodness and love around the world. It's just too bad that the world didn't see it. People only seem to focus on tearing someone down instead of focusing on the positive. Maybe this should be a lesson to all of us, especially the media. I hope Michael is smiling down on our hearts today. He will live in my heart forever.


Shelby67   August 7th, 2009 3:49 pm ET

Thanks Jermaine. God Bless your brother and his message. What a world this would be today if only the media had listened to the message too. "Eradicate Hate. Love more." – cm&mj


todd   August 7th, 2009 3:50 pm ET

mj"s contribution to this world was song and dance, and that was the 1st 20 years. the past 20 years he was a tragedy, how can a person be a humanitarian and that DRUGGED up at the same time? why not help your brother out with his HUMANITARIAN mission when he was alive and well(?)? they milked him when he was alive, and now when he's dead. F OFF jackson family, I've never heard or seen any of your charitable contributions to society!!! Oh wait, little boys.


Barry Richard   August 7th, 2009 3:53 pm ET

I will agree that Michael Jackson was a hell of an entertainer. Jermane PLEASE don't go overboard on this charity part of his life. You can't name any non-profit that he suppoted. Not some individuel who can-t be verifyed. Also it is important to take in all aspects of his life to give him credibility. I am as well as you and the family have know of his drug use and the status of being a junkie. Also even he beat the rap in the trial he still gave in excess of 20 million dollars to a family for them not to persure a court trial about Michaels homosexually / pedifillia. Michaels self destructiveness in all of his facial surgery and skin bleaching was a shout out from someone who is so alone and in pain. I think your family bears alot of blame. It was stated in court that your mother survives on her SS and dear old dad gives her no cash. I am aware that they say Michale took care of your mom, good.. I have yet to hear why and your siblings gave nothing to help dear old Mom out. Thanks for listening, Jermaine Kill joyr


sandra   August 7th, 2009 3:54 pm ET

Dear Jermaine

i wish you all the best with your mission,it is a great way to honor your brother I am very proud of you ,and I am sure Michael is too .My heart is still filled with sadness,but i know Michael will live in our hearts forever.god bless


DONNAMARIE   August 7th, 2009 3:56 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine.

KEEP THE LIGHT SHINING!!!!!!!


Rachel   August 7th, 2009 3:57 pm ET

Jermaine, thank you, but you don't have to remind us of how graceful Michael was, we knew that, and everything that he did, he did it with one hand, not letting the other hand know what he was doing, and that's the way it should have been, He's out of sight, he just slipped into other room out of view for some rest. I wish people would just leave him alone. They talked about Jesus Christ until they killed him, but he's sitting high and looking low. He was honestly loved. He has 3 beautiful children and most of all he was a good dad. May God give your family the strength and wisdom to carry on his wishes. LOL Rachel


Maret   August 7th, 2009 3:58 pm ET

It is still inconceivable to think Michael Jackson is no longer here on earth – it is such a tribute to share this very private and compassionate side of who he was and what he was about . Imagine how much of a better place this world could and would be if we all lived like Michael did

Thank you for sharing this side of your brother will all of us – speaking for myself , it has definately made me re-think how I've lived my life and how I want to live it going forward – for such a young person Michael truly 'got it 'and lived his life the way we should all be – although he is gone we can all participate in keeping his legacy alive

best wishes to you and your whole family

god bless


Jim from St. Paul   August 7th, 2009 3:59 pm ET

Is it fair or unfair to say that the entire Jackson family and others watched Michael kill himself? Someone out of the numerous people that was in contact with him on a daily/weekly basis would have done something. His doctor is at fault, but what about the others. I feel their is plenty to blame for his death.


One never Know   August 7th, 2009 4:04 pm ET

How do you all know that it was actually Jermaine who started this blog? What if I said my name, would you really know for sure I am who I say I am?


Monica   August 7th, 2009 4:04 pm ET

@SuzieCanada, thank god there is someone out there that is not going on and on about all this other stuff. We as fans know what a good person he was, but come on,,,,,again I think this should lighten up a bit!!!!! Michael was pure eye candy!!!! DAG GONE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


paradoxguy   August 7th, 2009 4:04 pm ET

I can't help but wonder if Jermaine Jackson is simply starting a new career in the guise of spreading the message of his deceased brother.


Meg   August 7th, 2009 4:05 pm ET

Michael was at "peace"? Are you as out of touch as your brother was? How can you say he was at peace when he was chemically dependent? Unfortunately, your brother had momumental personal problems that he found no other ways to deal with than to alter his appearance to almost grotesque proportions and to medicate himself to change the way he felt. Someone at "peace" would be able to live a sober life and accept who they are and what they looked like.


Anonymous   August 7th, 2009 4:05 pm ET

Rare. There are others. If those others came together then peace would finally arrive.


Nancy   August 7th, 2009 4:06 pm ET

What a beautiful testament to your brother.

I am a 49 year old woman who grew up, as many did, with The Jackson Five. Good memories.

I must say that I NEVER for one second believed Michael was anything but who you have stated he was. His generous spirit emanated from his being. Extremely talented, without question, a true gift to this world, a loving parent and a positive addtition to this mixed up crazy world. Unfortunately, it seems as though exploiting people and making up stories sells magazines. Somehow greed has become the goal of too many americans and the internet (all forms of the media) feeds off all of it. I truly believe if not for the 'advancement" of techology he would still be alive. The disgusting pursuit of him as a "sexual pervert" sickens me.

Unfortunately his beautiful children will grow up without him but are so fortunate for having had him and his influence in their lives. I have every faith that you and your family will ensure that his children are protected from the media "monster". I also believe they all will grow up to be exceptional human beings. Something the world needs more of; although I believe there are more good than bad people in the world, the media warps all of it.

Hopefully he is in a more serene place and will shine down on his children and the rest of those who need to feel his "gifts".

His music and message speaks volumes . . at least to me.

God Bless one and All.


Karen   August 7th, 2009 4:07 pm ET

Thank you for your beautiful message about Michael. I grew up with his music and I've had his top hits CD playing in my car every day since he passed away. He was such a sweet soul. I hope that you get everyone that is responsible for his death and put them away for a long time so that they can't hurt anyone else. I also want you to know that the televised funeral service was very special to all of us. Not only did Michael have a wonderful family, he was clearly an amazing daddy too. My heart breaks for his children & all of the Jackson family. Love, Karen, Dallas, Texas


Dee   August 7th, 2009 4:08 pm ET

Jermaine, I think for many years you stood behind Michael
and perhaps even aided him in all the good he did but you
were a silent worker. Thanks for sharing about Michael's
works, I always knew he was a good person but for some
reason the press wanted to portray him differently. I wish
you well in continuing your brothers works, you truly are a
godd person.


kay   August 7th, 2009 4:10 pm ET

I wish to unsubscribe to having all the comments sent to me. Today alone I have over 250 sent to my mail box on e-mail.


Beth in Canada   August 7th, 2009 4:11 pm ET

IF anyone saw film footage of MJ with Martin Bashir going through some high priced persian bizarre type gift shop in Vegas saying he wanted this and this and this and two of those and that and three of those with not an ounce of shame or even good taste then one would know that this man was not a true humanitarian. To buy thousands upon thousands of dollars of absolute crap, in one stop, to show off to the camera does not jive with someone who only wanted the world to love and to feed the children and to assist with transplants etc....Neither did the gaudy, disgustingly gauche gold casket being wheeled in by the "humble" Jermaine and his brothers. MJ was an ego maniac who wanted what he wanted when he wanted it...the maturity of an 8 yr old....a true humanitarian is humble and dilligent and sober and most times coherent in his dealings. A humanitarian is not using phoney names for scoring drugs, firing and rehiring people when they tried to intervene, spending vast amounts of time, money and resources on fighting charges of child molestation, abandoning his responsibility and having others step in to care for his neglected animals at that fantasy ranch, defaulting on his bills, dragging his masked children from country to country cuz he has no job and hasn't had a hit in years and years. OH yeah, let's get a statue up as soon as possible for him.
He was not a messenger of love or tolerance or peace. He was a strange and disturbed and talented, fallible human being. Jermaine was a living asteriks until Michael died ....Jermaine is getting threats from Ryan O'Neal cuz Ryan was sooooooo hoping to get 15 more minutes of fake tears and "mourning my angel" television face time. Instead, the fartbag known as the cuckolded King thinks he is being honoured by Jermaine chosing him (no one else wants him Larry!)
How stupid do television people think we ALL are? Judging by these posts they have YOUR number pretty well down.
Anyone with any common sense will be called a hater for not being blinded by the golden light of Michael........sway and dream on, silly people who gobble up Jermaine's every word....Allah, my ass.


tmack   August 7th, 2009 4:13 pm ET

jermaine thank you so much for those words and i hope that people begin to understand Michael a little bit more. it really is comforting to hear that you will continue to spread his message of healing the world. I'm praying for your entire family and god bless you all...


Roberto   August 7th, 2009 4:13 pm ET

Jermaine:

You are a piece of garbage. before you go on to curing the world's problems, learn how to pay child support for your own kids. Too bad that "mission" hasn't occurred to you yet.


Leslie   August 7th, 2009 4:13 pm ET

Michael was a gift to this world. It breaks my heart to see all of the hate that is still being directed toward him. His intentions were so pure and innocent, that he often was misunderstood in this cruel and judgmental world.
I am dedicated to spreading Michael's legacy. Let his story be a lesson to all of us! Much love, always!!!

Thank you Jermaine.


Sandra   August 7th, 2009 4:16 pm ET

I still cry when I see his photo and hear his music. It's hard living in a world where there is no Michael Jackson.


Sharen Keim   August 7th, 2009 4:21 pm ET

It looks to me like Michael would have been be very pleased if people set up anti-drug-abuse efforts, treatment centers, etc., in his name. Discussing how his addiction hurt him certainly wouldn't shame him, but rather, would honor him by saving lives.


Monica   August 7th, 2009 4:27 pm ET

@Beth in Canada, you absolutely sent me into a spasm of hysterics!!!!Now you are one I would like to twitter with!!!!!!The great farting and then the comment about me!!!! I love it!!! I dont recall saying to get respectful, I may have, I have been commenting alot trying to get a rise out of someone!!!! You were the one,,,, Im still laughing so hard I can barely type!!!!! This just seems too intense especially when Jermaine wont even read this stuff, people are like pouring their guts out to Jermaine,,,who dont give a rats a**!!!!!! I am a big MJ fan and a real big fan of his a** in those gold pants!!!! GREAT EYE CANDY,,,,I must say again!!!!!!


Gillian   August 7th, 2009 4:30 pm ET

Since his passing, I have listened more closely to the words of his songs . . . they are beautiful and the way he sings them it is clear he was a beautiful person. I love Michael Jackson, he will live forever in me and his songs continue to be the soundtrack of my life.


Maria   August 7th, 2009 4:31 pm ET

My sympathy goes out to the entire Jackson family. However lets not forget the issue about Michael and molestation of children. He will have to answer to God about that one. I for one hope to God that he was innocent when he left us and that he did not do all those things he was accused of doing. I could not honor a man like that if indeed it is true.


Meredith   August 7th, 2009 4:32 pm ET

Sounds like a great idea, Jermaine. Please continue to keep us posted on what you are doing and how we can help. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your entire family. Peace and love.


Craig   August 7th, 2009 4:33 pm ET

Jermaine,

Thanks for attempting to shed a positive light on the freak show that was your brother.

He was a child molester and drug addict (by his own admission he "shared" a bed with a 10 year old boy) and settled countless lawsuits with families of victims of young children who claimed he molested them.

Instead of focusing efforts on what Michael did for charity, how about focusing efforts on preventing child abuse and also use his face as a poster child as to why to avoid plastic surgery.

Sorry people, he was a singer with a lot of cash that became a sideshow. I pity him more than anything but I can never excuse his predatory behavior against young children. That is a monster and should have been incarcerated where the prisoners would have taken care of him.


Tiffany   August 7th, 2009 4:37 pm ET

Jermaine that was such a awesome & very inspirational piece that you are doing for Michael. It really touched my every being. Thank you for sharing this with all of us, His fans. Hey & I also want you to know my favorir=te song is You Push Me Away by the Jackson 5's. May God continue to bless the entire Jackson family. Stay strong & keep lifting Michaels's name high. Let those that have nothing but negative to say hear the real truth about Michael. Keep in their faces until they can only help but to listen & see the real "Man". Much love to the Jackson Family.


TW   August 7th, 2009 4:39 pm ET

Jermaine, Larry and friends. I am so pleased to see you bringing all of this to light.

In the weeks now that have passed since Michael left us, the initial "fanfare" and chaos that surfaced in the aftermath of his death attempted to present Michael in a way that was exclusive to his influence and achievements to music. While no one can every dispute he was a true genius in that arena, it's only now that we are in fact, beginning to see past the overcast that hovered over him all these years.

In performing, he brought us to our feet, with his energy, he was bigger than life. As he sang, with the emotion that touched us, he brought us to our knees.

But, what so many don't realize, myself included, is that he, more than anyone in history, made endless contributions to the world on a global scale. For those, lost in the world, he sought after them, and when he found them, he become their voice. For children, around the world, he remained their most devoted advocate. For so many, he freely opened his doors not only to his home, but more importantly to his heart.

Looking back on the persecution he was subjected to, today, breaks my heart. I can't imagine how dissappointing it all must have been for him. Further, it's appauling that people do get caught up in the "hype" (after all "good news" isn't quite as exciting, right?).

Heal the World Foundation, Michael's charity, established in 1992, hasn't received must exposure, and many people I know, sadly, didn't realize it even existed.
I think that the ideal, and best way to honor Michael, is to get his message out there once again. Take a minute and listen to his words, in some of the most powerful songs, of which aren't quite as "well-known" but with little effort, demonstrate his remarkable talent for writing, but his mastery of the power of music. Songs like, "Gone too Soon" and "Stanger in Moscow" (which is a haunting, stunning masterpiece).

He wasn't looking for acknowledgement from anyone during his life, but he certainly deserves it, and we can continue on with his efforts that will know become well-known, by spreading a chain of hope, that will link together again, one person at a time, the world is without a doubt a better place, having been graced, by Michael, his kindness, and love for humanity. "This world we once believed it, will shine again in grace." (a segment from "Heal the World").

Thanks for talking about this, and sharing it with more people. I just don't think many people have any idea, of his lifelong efforts.

We miss you Michael...


WOW @ Beth from canada   August 7th, 2009 4:39 pm ET

YOU MUST TRULY BE THE DEVIL. I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU.


Kris   August 7th, 2009 4:42 pm ET

I wish the Jacksons would have spoken up about how great Michael was when he as alive....and they should have tried to do more about his addiciton to prescription drugs, like making CPS intervene-when you take away someone's kids, that usually will force them to get help. Damn Dr. Conrad Murray-he should be hanging his head in shame-he saw the opportunity to make alot of money, and just like most of the other doctors MJ was treated by, they did whatever he wanted. On another note, both Janet and Mike were the only ones who really used their talent and had successful careers; it seems the rest of the Jackson kids kind of just rode the coat tails of Michael.....Though I have always been fascinated with Michael , my favorite memories of him are from the 80s and early 90s when he was truly the King and was on MTV everytime I turned it on-I really thought he had magical powers at one time, he was so amazing. I kind of stopped losing interest in MJ when he started looking stranger and after his 2005 trial I really thought he had lost his marbles. And I watched that train wreck of an interview with Martin Bashir when it first aired too- I felt very sad for MJ-it was apparent he was abusing medication. t When I heard MJ had died, I felt like I lost my best friend who I grew up with-very strange and surreal feeling..I actually mourned pretty hard. I think alot of people took him for granted while he was here- we were very lucky to have MJ -not only was he one of the most talented musicians of the last 100 years,he was a huge humanitarian and cared for people and children unlike any other human being. We will never see a talent like this in this lifetime again. He has set the standard so high as far as being a musician is concerned that I am not a fan of hardly anyone today-except Madonna and some of the 80s artists I grew up listening to. No one did it like Michael. Now we've got pathetic wanna-bes with very limited talent polluting MTV and Vh1. If I could go back to the 80s and 90s, I would in a heartbeat. I felt a little dissed by MJ since he did not tour the US at all since his BAD tour and thats why I never got to see him live. I hope Jermaine's motivation for this is not money. To the Jackson kids, Michael was just a talented brother-to us, he was a God-like figure and an icon. Gone too soon that's for sure.... I hope MJ knows how many millions of fans he had and is gaining every day since his passing....almost like the world is coming to an end, thats the impact his death has on us.


LINDA B.   August 7th, 2009 4:43 pm ET

Michael was a wonderful person and the News Media needs to leave him along. They need to focus on other things. Do the News Media understand what they are doing to his children and his family. Enough is enough.


Martine   August 7th, 2009 4:43 pm ET

Dear mr Jackson,

Thank you for this interview!!
Thank you for continuing his lifework!!

I hope many will follow, including myself

As i write this i'm listening to man in the mirror and wonder "how the message could be any clearer"

I have deep respect for you!!

Kind regards from the Netherlands,
Martine


Gregory   August 7th, 2009 4:44 pm ET

God this, God that.

Barf.


Cheryl   August 7th, 2009 4:45 pm ET

Jermaine, I have such tremendous respect for the manner in which you carry yourself in the face of Michael's tragic passing. Your love and care to your brother's memory are truly a sign of unconditional love. A bright light has certainly dimmed, but will shine eternally bright through your efforts and loving actions. My heart and prayers go out to you all. Gone too soon, but not forgotten.


PAD   August 7th, 2009 4:46 pm ET

Beautifully said! Thank you Jermaine for speaking so eloquently about Michael. I felt every word. I'm still trying to accept the fact that Michael is gone. I know he said his prayers before he went to sleep, and in now resting peacefully in Heaven.

God Bless you and your family.


Kate   August 7th, 2009 4:48 pm ET

In my heart I can't let go of him. The world was not ready for Michael Jackson. He was a compassionate and caring individual. He understood what it was like to be a child. People couldn't look at it that way, they took something beautiful and made it dirty. I often find myself in the same argument, if Micheal Jackson was abusing any children don't you think we would of heard. We only heard of one in that court room drama, and I read that this child use to ask to sleep in Micheals room when he wasn't there. This was not an abused child. Now that Micheal is gone his accurers will one day have to face the Lord. Rest in Peace Dear Micheal.....


Sharon   August 7th, 2009 4:50 pm ET

Jermaine,
How blessed Michael was to have you as his "backbone". I can't help thinking that maybe he was just too good for this world , some people just couldn't understand his goodness and their misunderstanding caused them to persecute him. Be assured that the love and happiness Michael brought to so many will not be extinguished. It will live on through all that he has left us. May you, the rest of your family, Michael's beloved children and the millions around the world who are mourning with you, find comfort in this. And may Michael rest in peace, at last.


Scott   August 7th, 2009 4:53 pm ET

Jermaine- I grew up with the J5, later on followed Michael's career and have 4 of his albums. I was way into Janet before Rhythm Nation came out- saw both in concer in Dallas/Ft Worth and remember the electricity still today, at age 50. I lived through the "it ain't cool" to like Michael Jackson years that were common even during his Bad and Thriller albums. I've always fantasized about dancing just once with Janet, Miss Jackson, if you're nasty. I still can't believe Michael is gone, it's way worse than when Lucille Ball died- she was my ultimate star. My only hope is that your family gets full control of Michael's estate and affairs, it'll kill me to hear the lawyers taking it all over.
I have a collection of People magazine covers dating back to 1976, and I had to get the one when Michael passed. It is the one I will treasure the most. God speed to your entire family.. Scott


Rachael   August 7th, 2009 4:54 pm ET

Jermaine, I am so sorry for your loss. I have always loved Michael and believed in his innocence. I loved him not only for his incredible musical gifts that he shared with the whole world but because of his shy and loving nature that reached out to a world in need of his purity and charitable heart. I would love to be a part of your mission. Just let me know what I can do to help and I’LL BE THERE.


Stacey   August 7th, 2009 4:55 pm ET

Dearest Jermaine,

I am a 40 year old, single white female that has grown up with all of you. Your music and the music of Michael literally gave me the soundtrack of my life and I am forever grateful and humbled that all of you have been sent to share your wonderful gifts. Michael's death has truly broken my heart and my mind, but my spirit has been uplifted with your inspiring words. Michael is so lucky to have such a beautiful brother.

I firmly believe now, that your destiny and your path has been illuminated.

You do not stand alone in your mission, you have millions that will be there standing shoulder to shoulder with you – to help continue Michael's vision and dreams of a better world.

Michael's death will not be in vain if we, the fans and the family promote his hopes and dreams to the ultimate level and raise global awareness that this man – this one man was far more than a gift from God or an angel – he was the physical embodiment of unconditional love. He has since passed the torch to his fans, friends and family. It's now time to stand together and see his dreams to fruition. Michael would want nothing less.

Stand strong and proud. You have a global army of love, peace and hope behind you, Jermaine – the fans. And I for one, have always been proud to call you my brother and I always will.

With all of my heart
I love you
Stacey


Jolanda vd Grift, The Netherlands   August 7th, 2009 4:56 pm ET

Hi Jermaine,

What beautifull and true words you wrote here about Michael. I always believed Michael was all about making the world a better place and especially care for the children in the world. I tought my son all about him so the next generation won't forget him and his believes.

And you have to know that there are a lot of people like me who'll stand by you and your family. And who also, like me, miss Michael every day... He is still a great inspiration for me like he has been for all my life the last 41 years. And that will stay forever...

Lots of love


TW   August 7th, 2009 4:58 pm ET

For those folks out there, that still, have lingering doubt(s) about Michael, and what is, or isn't the truth...rather than post rantings or your dissapproval here, I challenge you to really, research the issues, his background, his life, and get all the facts. Understand that not everything you read is the truth, nor is everything you hear. Furthermore, in today's world, only 1/2 of what you see, can be taken for what it "looks" like.

The brutality is very sad. There is nothing left to prove. I think it comes down to recognizing, there will be people that love Michael, completely, and those that too, may even hate him, or strongly dislike him, a bit dissappointing, but it's okay.

As far as addicitions go, years ago, yes, many of us would have condemmed someone for their "lack of will power" or write them off as being "weak" because they couldn't take charge of an addiction. It's been proven, time and again that addiction truly is not only a mental need, by a very realy, physical and chemical dependency. Aiding an addict by empowering them certainly isn't doing them any favors either.

In Murray's case, though formal charges haven't been made, it looks like his judgement could have been clouded by the dollar signs in his eyes, and having that as his movtivator, he likely was ready and willing to give Michael anything he asked for rather than jeopardize that cash. It's extremely tragic, really. Personally, I don't think either he or Michael, intentionally went into that situation "planning" on not waking up, but clearly someone must be held responsible. Right?

Sure, the addict has a direct hand in a situation like that, but, seriously, here we are now, the third year in a row that we've lost a celebrity, from what looks as though it may have been accidental, but starts with prescription drugs.

It's got to stop already. Meanwhile, let Michael rest in peace. He deserves it, no one gave him that peace in life.


Beth in Canada   August 7th, 2009 4:59 pm ET

Yes, it makes perfect sense that THE DEVIL would choose to live in CANADA where it is considered "balmy" at -32 C!.. Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha.....Don't feel sorry for me..I didn't shoot him up with drugs. I don't have to answer to God Almighty for dancing on the grave they can't be bothered to find for him. I'm not the one who perpetually hid behind children, literally and figuratively. I"m not the one who spent like a drunken sailor leaving really genuine tradespeople and service providers trying to get their invoices paid. I'm not the one who left behind a stunned and bewildered child with long, long hair clutching a ragged plastic figurine of myself, with cast and all, while not even knowing his biological origins...Oh yes, I am the Devil and I caused all this to happen. Grow Up people, he wasn't your best friend, your spiritual mentor, your guiding light, your healing touchstone....he was a musician and a singer with a bad childhood. Much the way John Lennon was. Both absolved themselves of all their horrific flaws by saying they had a rough childhood. I"m the Devil and I command you to go moonwalk in Strawberry Fields. I'm wasting my precious life responding to this blog that is prolly being monitored by some yawning numbnuts intern on the fartbag show staff. Sorry to enlighten those of you who think your "friend" Jermaine or Larry are personally reading this blather. BTW...what was Jermaine's "old" mission????


Da Good Soldier   August 7th, 2009 4:59 pm ET

Do you know, that by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior, every sin you've ever committed will be forgotten as if it never happened? That's how much God loves us. Christianity is not a religion.....it is a belief that God created man thru Jesus Christ (the word of God). That Adam sinned in the garden of Eden causing separation between God and man. But God would not allow us to stay in this state. He simply wants to reconcile God and man like Adam was before he sinned. So by Adam we all have sinned, by the last Adam – Jesus (God's manifested word) we can all be reconciled to God. By 1 man's disobedience, sin and death came upon us all. So by one man's obedience, even to the cross, can we all be saved. Spread the news. Our bondage to the sins of the flesh have come to an end. He Lives!


Jason   August 7th, 2009 5:00 pm ET

Michael was the world's greatest musical talent without any doubt, nobody alive today could come close to him.

Above all he was a very kind and caring human being and his death is a great loss to the World. Many people felt a great loss when he died including myself.

I am just angry that he is dead and he shouldn't be and I really hope those responsible are brought to justice to the fullest extent of the law.

We have been very blessed to have for such a long time such a musical genius to entertain the world with mind blowing songs and videos, I have received much pleasure from them.

Also you are very blessed Jermaine to have had as a brother such a great brother as Michael Jackson, him having died I felt like I have lost a long time friend. I will pray for you and Michael and your family.


Bonnie   August 7th, 2009 5:01 pm ET

Jermaine – it is most commendable of you to take on the mantle of Michael and continue his vast array of charitable work. Undoubtedly, It is a positive step and will bring comfort and healing to you and your family, whilst helping a damaged world. Michael was a man of conscience and heart, a beautiful human being, adored by millions of fans. And for those who only saw the flaw in him will one day be judged themselves.

True fans know better, and we will never let him part – he will always be in our hearts. Smile, when your heart is aching, sing it to the memory of Michael, our beloved King of Pop, now entertaining a host of angels, how I envy them!


Becky Knight   August 7th, 2009 5:02 pm ET

I would find it more helpful to the world if Jermaine Jackson would spread the word against the evils of drug addiction. Michael Jackson was a truly talented man but, his downfall was in the use of drugs over the years.
Why the family wants to ignore this is beyond me. No one is casting stones at Michael in saying this nor his reputation. But 50 years old is too young to die with such a young family and legions of shell shocked fans in the wake.


Natasha Mar   August 7th, 2009 5:03 pm ET

Jermaine, thank you for articulating yourself so beautifully and accurately on behalf of Michael and his message and mission. Although my sister and I were introduced to Michael through his song and dance, we began to research more about him as a person in the mid 1980's and read his autobiography. There is no doubt that Michael was placed on Earth to do God's work. We could see, feel, and hear this truth. My heart breaks and aches to think of all of the pain and ridicule that Michael endured for so long.

I am certain that he planted the seeds in his three young children to carry on his message. I see Michael in their eyes.

God bless.

Natasha


Randy   August 7th, 2009 5:06 pm ET

Micheal was truly a gifted preformer and enriched the lives of many, including coutless parents of children he showered with. You people scare me.


Malwina - Poland   August 7th, 2009 5:09 pm ET

Jermaine
First of all I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all what you have done and still doing after MJ death! Michael was and always will be a VERY special person iin my life!!! I'm his fan since 1990 and I will stay forever no letter what I love all the Jackson's music . Michael's death was such a HUGE schock for me ..... I was crying almost a week all the time !!! I stoper after the memorial on7th of juli ....well I still can't talk about that . Janet Jackson said that "MJ was an idol for us but family for you" she is totally wrong ..... I like Janet but she doesn't know one thing HE WAS and still is A FAMILY MEMBER FOR LOT OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!! He was almost as father for me ... He was and stay forever my best friend !!!! Jeremine plz keep the good thing going !!!! And at the end I just want to wish your mum and the rest of the familly all the best – stay strong and never forget that you have ARMY of people after you who loves MJ and all of you so very much . I also want to help you .... Just let's us know how we can help !!?!?!?
Prince,Paris and Blanket stay strong .... Your daddy was the best person on this Earth – we all przy for his and for you every day!
Lots of love from Poland .


Tamara   August 7th, 2009 5:11 pm ET

See below just some of the charities MJ supported.
AIDS Project L.A.
American Cancer Society
Angel Food
Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles
BMI Foundation, Inc.
Brotherhood Crusade
Brothman Burn Center
Camp Ronald McDonald
Childhelp U.S.A.
Children's Institute International
Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund
Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation
Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)
Dakar Foundation
Dreamstreet Kids
Dreams Come True Charity
Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Love Match
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Minority Aids Project
Motown Museum
NAACP
National Rainbow Coalition
Rotary Club of Australia
Society of Singers
Starlight Foundation
The Carter Center's Atlanta Project
The Sickle Cell Research Foundation
Transafrica
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope
Volunteers of America
Watts Summer Festival
Wish Granting
YMCA – 28th Street/Crenshaw


TW   August 7th, 2009 5:12 pm ET

Quite interesting, if you don't care about this so much, you're spending a great deal of time here, aren't you.

Nobody feels sorry for you "Canada." Clearly, there are distorted stories out there that have filled up the airways over these past many years.

And, it looks as though you may have "tried" to keep up to date, perhaps amidst your daily read of the Examiner, Enquirer, or the Sun. I'm sure you know them well, and the item by item, plays support that you've been fed it all.

It's okay, like I said. There will be those that take on stance or another, typically out of fear of what they do not know.

Michael's children, are and always will be his children, regardless of how they became his, they are HIS. To suggest anything otherwise, displays nothing but ignorance. Biological parents come along every day, it's the those people in those children's lives that raise them, guide them and love them that deserve to be called Father.

Just stop and leave it be. It's not a battle, dispute or otherwise. I don't think that anyone here believes that Larry King, Jermaine, or anyone in specific is sitting here, watching our words make it to the screen.

You've shown you care more about this than you're willing to own up to in your statements, but it's demonstrated well by your post.


Lady G   August 7th, 2009 5:13 pm ET

Jermaine, this is a beautiful blog about your wonderful brother. I am so happy that you used the word "mission" because that is exactly what you are on now! A mission for Michael. Now you have the mantle to complete his mission. I do big you Godspeed to continue his mission. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. No one has time for the gossip except the media.We love The Jackson Family. Just remember "You are not alone!! love you boy!


Pleasure   August 7th, 2009 5:14 pm ET

The Liver Transplant = the girl was named Bella Farkas from either Hungary or Bulgaria. Lisa Marie would know because she was there with Michael. A picture was taken of all 3 of them on a balcony outside an orphanage – Lisa Marie and Michael holding Bella who was 4 yrs old at the time. Whatever happened to her? Was her transplant a success? Did she survive? If so, what is her reaction to Michael's death?


smalltonwmama   August 7th, 2009 5:15 pm ET

Whiile we all know what a fabulous musician Michael was it is good to also be reminded of the care and support he gave in himself, time, and money to causes around the world. Anyone know what orginizations he supported?
But in commenting on what a great musician he was we must also comment on the life the media portrayed of him whenever they could of a recluse who was bizarre in his health and physical appearance at times.
Let us not forget the parents who helped mold him and the statements he made about them. While this one brother is coming forward with his mission to the world–why was he and the other siblings not helping his mother and we only ever heard Michael contributing to her financial welfare. Not sure what should have happened to Michael's children but let us all hope and pray that Joe has NO part in their lives or any hands on their money and that grandma has all ready made an ironclad will in the case of her demise now that she is the guardian of the children and the estate.


Cathy   August 7th, 2009 5:15 pm ET

Cha Ching!

Get your own gig.. rather than cashing in on your brothers death.
I agree with the others, if you were so concerned about Michael, then where were you all the years past when he needed you the most.


Jay Nanavati   August 7th, 2009 5:16 pm ET

Jermaine, you have started very good thing. I have plan of making big Michael Jackson fan temple in India to share such REAL information about him that you mentioned here.


Brian   August 7th, 2009 5:17 pm ET

Well put, Jermaine. Best of luck with the enormous mission you've taken on, knowing so much better than most of the world just what's involved. God be with you and your family.


Jane   August 7th, 2009 5:20 pm ET

Much of the good he tried to do will be overshadowed by the drug use and abuse. I think the idolization of this man is way too much. Rest in peace, MJ


Suzann D   August 7th, 2009 5:26 pm ET

To all the folks who claim to not understand what all the "hysterical fuss" about Michael Jackson is all about, and really we should put an end to all this nonsense, for pete's sake:

Maybe you're only 5 years old?
Or maybe you were living on another planet between 1970 and 1990?
Or you could also be deaf, blind or both?

Why do you think Michael Jackson has over 10 million fans on Facebook (almost 4 million more than Barack Obama, the previous record holder). Why do you think his albums have topped the UK charts for the past 5 weeks, since he died? Why do you think Thriller stayed in the the top 5 US albums for 84 WEEKS!

Get real. MJ is (was) BIG, and will get EVEN BIGGER with time.


Sam Chandra   August 7th, 2009 5:31 pm ET

Well.... I guess we all get judged on judgement day, so I'm sure Michael has had his judgement. No doubt he did a lot of good in the world. However only God can answer if he did enough, when compared with the wealth with which he was blessed. Angelina Jolie gives 1/3 of her earnings to charity.... much more than most actors, but is it enough? Not that everyone can give up everything and live as simply as Mother Theresa, but is it enough, for example, to give 100 million to charity if God has blessed you with a billion dollars? Do you have a right to live it up in tremendous decadence because you gave 10% of your earnings to charity/ I guess we'll all know the answer to that when we leave this world. Something to think about.
Sam Chandra
Chicagoland


Beth in Canada   August 7th, 2009 5:31 pm ET

TW..I have been reading this for about a half hour..not a vested interest. I have followed MJ's life for a long time and not solely through the tabloids. I was told that WOW felt sorry for me so I addressed it. I never said Micheal was not the "father" of Blanket so your rebuke makes no sense. Contrary to what you posted most here DO believe that Jermaine is reading what they have written ie: Dear Jermaine ..etc. Read what I wrote with more care and less enthusiasm to jump on me and claim I'm a hater because I don't see this mission of Jermaine's as ordained by God or Allah. Try to have some insight into what you read before you go off.
Now, back to our original programming......


cheryl   August 7th, 2009 5:33 pm ET

Well spoken Germaine. I am so happy to hear that you are going to make sure that Michael lives forever (he will alwaya live forever in my heart) and you are absolutely right about the media.


alida van wel   August 7th, 2009 5:33 pm ET

Dear Jermaine,

First of all my deepest condoleances! This is the sadest news this decade that I experience .
Michael and your family are very much in my and many others heart!
I have always seen Michael as a wonderful warm hearted, pure, straight honest person. I think his true fans have never doubted his sincereness, loyalty and his goodness.
I find it disgusting and heartbreaking how dirty the media acts towards him!! Let alone the privacy he is not getting.
My heart goes out to you and the family and I wish you lots of light, love and strength in this very painful traumatic time. Michael and your family are in my daily prayers. Much love, a broken hearted fan.


Michelle C   August 7th, 2009 5:47 pm ET

I grew up with the Jackson 5 and Michael–he was truly a talented entertainer, but more importantly a wonderful, caring soul. I have to say that I didnt really pay attention too much lately, I just took it for granted that he would be with us longer. What a mistake! I forgot how much I loved him and his music/dancing. I am now having trouble getting over his tragic death. I dont understand, I never met him and now I find myself grieving for him. I feel for his family and kids–what a loss. Michael is now in a better place, where no one can hurt him anymore, I thank God for sharing him with us. But I still miss him. I do want Jermaine to know that his brothers' true legacy still shines–On the 4th of July, our whole family got together for our annual party. We were all still in shock over Michaels sudden death–so we decided to have our own dedication to his music. We cranked up all the Jackson5 and MJ tunes and we all danced our hearts out!! From my 4yr old cousin dancing to Rockin Robin to my 74 yr old mother dancing to Wanna be Startin Something. I think he would have been smiling if he seen the happiness and joy he bought to our entire family. This is what Michael's legacy is about!

Love you always MJ!! RIP Prayers to the family

"And when the groove is dead and gone, you know that love survives and we can rock forever..."


MW Jamaica   August 7th, 2009 5:54 pm ET

God alone sees all pain,the truth will set "us free" its all good all voices r heard but in the end only God knows it all. Peace and much love to a family so ridicule for just being dignified,the level that people want them to sink to they havent with all the hatred spewin out to them they are dignified so here is the deal to all whom it applies to THEY ARE BETTER THAN YOU LEAVE THEM ALONE.. Dont you get it youre dismissed its done go lick your filth..Respect Larry Jermaine and all jacksons MJ kids carry on God is carrying you,Love will never be erase by hatred,LOVE TO THE WORLD..NUFF SAID


Olusegun Adeyi   August 7th, 2009 5:55 pm ET

...Thanks Jermaine.

Even though I am still in real deep pain over Mike's passing to be with the Lord, his Creator, your explanation of his purpose has gone some way easing the pain.

The fact is having followed the Jacksons Clan for almost 40 years has not in the least been helpful in accepting the reality that Michael is more...

Thanks all the same.

Sege
UK
******


Monica   August 7th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

Beth in Canada,
Im disappointed that you didnt have a comeback for me!!!! Come on,,,,, lets talk!!!!!


Isabel   August 7th, 2009 5:57 pm ET

Thank you so much Jermaine!!! Im so happy you made this decision and that you're supporting your brother. I want you to know that we know Michael was a little angel sent from heaven to help us change. Im so sorry he had to suffer while he was on earth, he did everything he could to help us realize that WE NEED TO CHANGE OUR WAYS. But now, he's back in heaven and he's looking out for us.. I will try my best to make him happy everyday. Eventhough I never got to meet him, I still mourn his passing.... I feel his presence, I know he loves us. Michael was, and still is nothing but love. =.(


Joyce Cerutti   August 7th, 2009 6:01 pm ET

I am 58 years old and have loved and enjoyed Michael as long as I can remember!!! Because of him I am a member of the Heal the World Foundation! Spread the word of his good works!!!
Thank you and may God bless.


Amy   August 7th, 2009 6:05 pm ET

Jermaine, I feel your loss, I myself lost two brothers who spent their lives trying to help others and have others learn from them and understand what they were about. They were selfless and they were my brothers, and I miss them dearly everyday. But soon those sad thougths and feelings will bring joy to you. Remember your lives together will put smiltes on your faces and others. I still mourn them even though some time has gone by. But I am glad I lived in a time wear Michael Jackson tought me how to love myself and others, regardless of what they thought. I feel for you, I love you and Michael is in a better place for what he did here on this earth. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. I watched my mother lose two of her sons. One is too many and I keep Katherine in my prayers. Good Luck to you and your family on furture endeavors. You certainly deserve it . Michael I Love You More


Pleasure   August 7th, 2009 6:07 pm ET

PLEASE get Michael's children – Prince and Paris (and eventually Prince II also) – involved, and Let them speak out on his behalf.
Because surely they know about Michael's attitude towards doing charity work.
It would be wonderful if the children had a chance to see on the hospitals and orphanages Michael helped, and meet the individuals that got special help, like Bella. It would be good for them to see the results of his charitable work.
Thank you.


Karthik from India   August 7th, 2009 6:12 pm ET

Jermaine, in india, even villagers where there was no TV once knows Micheal J. We all know that he is a true inspiration and great human being. His sudden passing was shock and a greatest loss to this world when he can still give wonderful music. We missed so many great soulful music to come from him. I have no idea why a super star – king of pop would be ignored and sometimes tortured by few of this country fellows.
I am wih you for this mission and good luck.!
Jai Ho


etket   August 7th, 2009 6:21 pm ET

Michael Jackson was the greatest Humanitarian ad a Global icon .Lets remember him and respect him for what he did for the powerless. May God bless you Michael .


DEBZEEO   August 7th, 2009 6:22 pm ET

Thank you Jermaine for the insight on your brother.....
MICHAEL WILL LIVE 4EVA

prayers to all your whanau(family).

kia ora ano

ki AOTEAROA(THE LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD)

NEW ZEALAND


Susan   August 7th, 2009 6:22 pm ET

NO ONE CARES ABOUT THIS PARASITE JERMAINE JACKSON –

Get a grip, Larry – Michael DID NOT LIKE mooch brother Jermaine


Deleene   August 7th, 2009 6:25 pm ET

Jermaine said he didn’t know about Michael’s drug problems, but other family members knew and attempted to stage interventions. Why does Jermaine think the other Jacksons did not share their concerns about MJ with him?
And, why does Jermaine think Janet & the other Jacksons did not call Dept of Children's Services for a welfare check on the kids when they were so concerned about Michael’s scarily disheveled appearance and drug use?


beth in canada   August 7th, 2009 6:25 pm ET

Sorry about that Monica...was just pondering when Billy Mays' brother will be starting a new mission in his life.....


SeanK   August 7th, 2009 6:26 pm ET

Dear Jermaine, It is expected of you to hold your brother highly, so this message is to Larry King and his media associates. The truth to this man's being as a gifted entertainer and trully angelic soul while alive on Earth is more refreshing than your sensationalized down talking. I prefer the true legacy of Michael Jackson opposed to the perverted media and skitzophrenic societies obsession with the false folklore of Jacko which have poisoned weak minds for far to long already damaging a good person's heart and crucifying his spirit with unnecessary pain and public humiliation. Fight a good one Jermaine. Keep up these types shows honoring MJ CNN and other affiliates.


Sarah   August 7th, 2009 6:28 pm ET

Is Jermaine going to tell us how much he believes in Allah and other Muslim beliefs that he has?


Monica   August 7th, 2009 6:29 pm ET

Beth in Canada,
I just read that billy mays had cocaine in his system!!! Did you already know that? I have to admit I am kind of shocked to hear that!!!!!


SuzieCanada   August 7th, 2009 6:31 pm ET

@Beth in Canada, boy are you a bitter lady!!!!! hope you don't live in my neighborhood .... ... eeeeeewwwwwwwwww


Gerald   August 7th, 2009 6:32 pm ET

Why are some of Jermaine’s kids living with Katherine? Can’t Jermaine or the kids’ mother(s) afford to care for them??


beth in canada   August 7th, 2009 6:34 pm ET

I'm on a CNN website so, yes I knew that...trying to stay on topic regarding Jermaine's new life goal....btw..if someone who shouted for a living DIDN'T have cocaine in their system I'd be shocked. But let's get back to that true humanitarian Michael. My motto..love his music, hate his behaviour. He died with a lethal dose of Dipravan in his system, not a cheque for Unicef in his hand.


jacqui   August 7th, 2009 6:49 pm ET

You could not have put that any better jermaine, Michael was a man of god, he was all about love... I will truely miss him but I know that he is with the lord. May his soul rest in peace. Love you MJ xxxxxxx


Antoinette   August 7th, 2009 6:54 pm ET

Well said! What a truly amazing human being!!


beth in canada   August 7th, 2009 6:55 pm ET

Suzie, you know nothing of me personally. Your remark is based solely on the words I've used to voice my opinion of Jermaine's mission to spread Michael's message. I am saying frankly that Jermaine's whole gig is a sham and Larry King and most of the posters are buying into it.....

So because Michael hid out in Baharain wearing a burka after his child molestation trial, I'm supposed to believe he was all the time doing good deeds and spreading peace and love throughout the land. And I'm bitter because I say I don't believe it....I'm sarcastic, not bitter.

(Gee, Canadians are normally so polite Suzie! BTW, get a map. Canada is a great big country..I'm sure I am no where near the utopian suburb where you dwell with the unicorn and igloos.)


Monica   August 7th, 2009 6:57 pm ET

Well, Im kind of like you on this subject. The only thing I have a problem with is what caused him to be on the drugs???? He knew he was playing russian rullette with his life!!! Did he seriously trust all that were around him, so much he put his own life in their hands??? I cant imagine why he would chance such a thing, he was everything thing to those kids. But we shouldnt make lite of his efforts to help the world, and the millions of dollars he gave to charity. My motto,,,,I loved his music and his a**!!!!!!


kezzy   August 7th, 2009 7:00 pm ET

Jermaine...

That was some really moving blog u posted. You and I both know MJ was a kind, generous and loving human being. He will be greatly missed, we will listen to his music forever and remember his good deeds in our hearts. We dont need the media to validate him since we'all know what he was all about. Keep up the good work and God will see u thro it. Ps take care of Prince, Paris and Blanket for MJ and with God's strength they will find comfort and live a full life. We love y'all very much and appreciate the great music that soothes our souls.


beth in canada   August 7th, 2009 7:09 pm ET

Monica, you are asking questions for which there are no answers. I'm sure he was a man in pain, physically and emotionally. My take on this blog was to state plainly that Jermaine has now hopped on his dead brother's back to claim a new purpose for his life and I'm calling him out on this crap. Let him go and spread Allah stuff and peace and love and John and Yoko preachings and feed the children etc., which is all good stuff but don't elevate your dead brother to saint status and purify your mission with a P.O. Box no. for the donations to be sent to.
The message of LOVE is not a message that ORIGINATED with MJ....we can all do it and most do in our own way. Jermaine is trying to find a spotlight and we (including myself for bothering with this) are providing it to him on the grave of MIchael Jackson. Jermaine couldn't even care for his own children or marriage long enough to keep his paws off his brother Randy's wife. I'm just not buying into it and have exercised my right to say so.


Monica   August 7th, 2009 7:15 pm ET

@SuzannD Yes Michael was "Big" and has been for years, but this is manic!!! All these people spilling their guts and talking all this stuff to Jermaine??? As I said earlier Jermaine isnt going to read one quarter of this sh*t!!! And all these people wanting to join him in his quest to continue Michaels work?? I think half of them just would like to get in his pants, and the other half I dont know,,,,,,as for me being on here, its not to sit Michael on a throne next to god in heaven,,,, Im just here because I love his music, he was a great dancer,and oh my god could he move his bootylicious self!!!,,,,and I wont leave out the money and time he spent to help our world. I just wish instead he would have helped himself .


rachel   August 7th, 2009 7:19 pm ET

Hi im rachel from Melbourne, Australia im ten years old.
why did Michael climb a certain tree when he was going to write a song?


Monica   August 7th, 2009 7:29 pm ET

Beth in Canada, Well put,,,,I couldnt have said it better myself!!!! I dont know what your take is on this subject but some are saying the family needs to open neverland up, bury him there, have it become a place for misplaced, abused or sick children. Now Michael said he never wanted to go back there,,he said it was tainted from all the investigations and crap that when on there during the molestation case,,however I feel strongly against this,,,Michael did not have peace there in the end and they SHOULD NOT bury him there for certain. If they do that will bring out their true colors,,,making blood money off of Michael!!! Sh*t I dont know whats going to become of all this. I do know what you say is right about Jermaine and that is sad.


E-na Aseoche   August 7th, 2009 7:35 pm ET

I made a poem for Michael:
MICHAEL JACKSON
I can`t say goodbye,
but so long,
I can`t cry
but makes me sigh,
You`re gone
but instill in our hearts,
Your works for change
will live forever and ever,
Thank you for the music you bring
where our spirits cling,
Your songs have emotions
that keep us in motion,
Dancing to the beat makes my heart beat,
You can not change a man with a good heart,
THIS IS IT !!! CURTAIN CALL that last forever,
YOU ARE NOT ALONE because
I`ll (WE) be there PROMISE!!!!!!!!


T1m3p4ss   August 7th, 2009 7:36 pm ET

@ RJ – MJ fans are quite capable of discussing and thinking about their "money,homes,jobs,medical care, personal freedom, etc" AND still have time and energy left to think about others! One doesn't have to negate the other.

Jermaine, I can honestly say with my hand on my heart, that there wasn't another person, wholly unrelated to me, whom I admired, respected and loved more than your brother.

The message of love may not have originated with MJ, but it resonated more globally and profoundly with him, than with any others.

Say what you like, believe what you want. But his millions of fans are testament to his greatness as a performer, but more so as a human being.


smile   August 7th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

Michael has traced millions of smiles on peoples faces and he all he got in reward was attacks, fake claims and living isolated to raise his kids. the most famous person on earth was the lonely because of peoples hatred and rumors.

the point is people know what the King of humanity has done to aid the world but they are living in ignorant. people ask for peace but everyone believe that they are right so the peace will never come, people ask for truth but they prefer the lies. people want to be happy but all they do is climbing the sadness hill. how pathetic we are :O)


Danielle   August 7th, 2009 7:37 pm ET

I want to say thank you especially to Joyce Cerutti, DEBZEEO, Amy, Isabel, Olusegun Adeyi, jacqui, who shared with me its very sad but beautiful comment in my mail, about our beloved Michael, and Jermaine, thanks for your words and your time.


Steve   August 7th, 2009 7:45 pm ET

Jermaine, you are the person for the job. Your brother was unusual and that was used against him. As a older man with children I never saw him as a threat to children. I don't want to mention the word because Michael could never be that. He was a misunderstood soul. May he rest in peace and peace to you and your family.


Monie   August 7th, 2009 7:48 pm ET

Nazeerah,
I understand your pain. As fans we all felt like Michael was a special part of us or as if we knew him personally. Most girls wanted to met and marry Michael. But the truth is Michael belonged to the world and he is a part of all of us. I share more in common with Michael than my own husband. I liked and disliked some of the same things he did. During a lot of his interviews I would listen to him and feel astonished because he would say a lot of things I theorized. My family has lost a loved one a couple of weeks ago. I went through the grief process and have come to terms with it. But I am still in agony over Michael’s death. I’ve always planned to one day see Michael perform in person or meet him and shake his hand. I’m sad that day will never happen. I believe Michael fulfilled his purpose in life. I’m just grateful I was able to live during this time and saw him involve into the megastar he became. You must go on with your life and I’m sure Michael would appreciate your loyalty. But you married your husband not Michael and you should not take your grief out on him.


Kay N   August 7th, 2009 7:58 pm ET

Keep up the good fight, Jermaine! I still hurt so much from Michael's passing and pray that your family can lay him to rest soon. But, that's for the living, isn't it? Michael's with God now and imagine the music he is making now! From the Gospels: "'Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me." That's what keeps me going! Please tell us Michael's charities. We all want to keep up the support. We need to keep giving.


Monica   August 7th, 2009 8:00 pm ET

Of course Jermaine and the family knew about Michaels drug use. H*ll I noticed he was twacked out of his mind at times!!!! They "the family" should have intervened. Reports say it was in the making but thay didnt do it in time. Now Michaels all twacked out on drugs, what was stopping them from going to Michael,,with the police if need be and get him out of that house and away from his enablers??? What the hell were they waiting for an invatation from Michael himself???!!!!!!


Irene   August 7th, 2009 8:06 pm ET

Dear Jermaine,

I would be glad if you could read my words.

My words are the only possession i feel I own now. They won’t be necessarily connected in an harmonic sense, furthermore being not English my mother language, but they are helping me to fix what’s really important now, during these days of loss and pain.

Everybody has a memory related to Michael, whether they have met him or not, saw him at a concert, listened to his music. Although this is huge, enormous, worldwide phenomenon, which i’m part of, I’m in a personal, deep, cutting and repeat personal pain, thought it cannot be compared at all with yours and your family's or closest friends ones.

I’ve stayed locked in my room for 10 days long after i heard it and I just started eating solid food 2 weeks ago. Just couldn’t swallow.

But I knew Michael wouldn't want that. Michael wanted people to be happy.

They way out has been turning to God and give a sense to all this pain, by starting doing something for who needs.

Among all that Michael has left us, which can be watched at and listened to, there is this unmeasurable gift. He's "just" poking at our shoulder and saying" hey, you can do something". This is not a song to be heard, it takes time, will and work but once you take consciousness, you begin to be free.

Love can make us reach the higher feeling, hit the higher notes, sing the ultimate chant, feel the warmest embrace.

Michael had always been there. Like the Coliseum, like a Michelangelo’s masterpiece, like the morning mum’s cup of milk, like a delicate flower.
I was like a child holding in his hand a balloon, a red and glittering one, in which you could see reflected a magic marry-go-round. He was there. And it was the inspiring part of my life, of my jumbled art attempts of art, of some of my sweetest moments of laziness, emotion, free thoughts… I knew “my” red glittering balloon was there, even when I wasn’t thinking about it.

One day, quickly and silently, balloon has floated away. The string cut my hand, I had no time to realize. But look at it now, from the distance. Lonely, free, delicate, most beautiful then ever. How precious he was. I knew, but I didn’t at the same time. Look at the colour of the sky. I never notice such a blue before, but now I can, thanks to the contrast that the red glitter balloon is offering to any sensible eyes of soul.

Michael was not a God to me, but an extremely talented person whose destiny was to see his life invaded by the most. In spite of this and all that enormous success, he has made himself small and humble and gave all that he could give. In terms of money value, that's for sure, but what's even more important and endless, is what he has been giving through is artistic gift, through what he could do the best. This is a great example.

There are many of these example around us. Of course, not as world known as Michael, some others were, but it is thanks to Michael that i just realized and woke finally up to start doing something concrete.

Thank you for listening to me. May God bless you and your family.

Hugs, Irene


Terri   August 7th, 2009 8:09 pm ET

i just want to coment, i loved micheal jackson. we grew up togather and our birthdays were in the same month. his 8/29- mine is 8/24
so i have many years of knowing of him... i was a child with..lol
my point is his mother has lost a child... her child and i fill for her so much. her heart must be just broken.. you all must take care of each other. and take care of those children that your brother loved so much
this hole thing still shocks me, and it has been 5-6 weeks already
i just can not gasp this hole loss.. and im just a fan..
from your fan Terri..
GOD BLESS YOU ALL


Jessika   August 7th, 2009 8:27 pm ET

I am speechless, that was simply beautiful.


Joy   August 7th, 2009 8:41 pm ET

Jermaine, My sympathy to you and all members of your family. Thank you for writing so eloquenthly about Michael and all the wonderful things he did while he was alive. Don't let the media and the nay sayers get you or your family down. They are vultures (the media) in order for them to stay on the air they have to find something to talk about, so they speculate and make up alot of unfounded stories to fill their time slot. I loved all of you ever since you started singing as the Jackson 5 back in the 70's. I saw you and your brothers when you performed in Jamaica in the early 70's and even though I was so far away I loved every minute of your performance. I am still heart broken by Michael's death, but he will always remain in my heart. Keep his memory alive and keep talking about all the good he did. God Bless you and your family.


Jana   August 7th, 2009 8:42 pm ET

Dear Jermaine,
I am sure that we all would like to give you the shoulder to lean on and the hand to lead you through the path you have taken – to continue to make the Wold a better place. Be strong, be yourself and continue the good work that was started by your brother Michael. People have to know about Michael's generosity and the good heart he shared with all of us.


angela smith U.K   August 7th, 2009 8:49 pm ET

Hi jermaine,
Thank you for keeping Michael's message alive,all his fans still love him and carry on listening to his message through his music. I hope he is at peace where noone can hurt him anymore,he will live forever in all our hearts.I feel for your family and cant imagine what you are all going through,all i know is i feel like a part of me has gone and it doesn't get any easier as each day passes so only god knows what your family is going through.Keep telling michael's message to the word,love to your family.


SuzieCanada   August 7th, 2009 8:56 pm ET

Beth in my country
Thanks for enlightening me re. the size of Canada ... so chances are you're not anywhere near me. Woooff!! what a relief!! Canadians generally don't have a mean bone in their body and you're giving us a bad name.
Canada loves Michael.
You too Jermaine, whether you're reading this or not ....


ILOVEMJ   August 7th, 2009 9:01 pm ET

Michael Jackson was too good for this mean world. The world did not deserve him so God called him home.

God Bless you Michael. I will always love you!


Ce Ce - Germany   August 7th, 2009 9:01 pm ET

Monica !

I also wish someone had successfully gotten through to him, and motivated him to stay away from chemical substances....
I think you know better, though – and that is: an alcohol or subtstance abuser has to acknowledge his addiction himself and want to make the change. If the police could help – I would make several phonecalls to send them to people – I would like to see helped ASSAP.


Toni   August 7th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Monica and Beth