Michael Jackson: We Are The World
One of the most generous humanitarians to ever have graced this planet with their physical presence returned to the essence 2 years ago, today.
Although much mention is not made of it – while still physically alive, the generous Michael Jackson donated millions of dollars, as well as countless hours, to numerous charities and other organizations which assisted many others in need.
While the main-stream media tends to focus on stories regarding the Pop-icon primarily based upon pure speculation, slanderous lies and/or unsubstantiated allegations; they rarely shed light on his unselfish hospitality and genuine love to help others who are in dire need, regardless of ethnicity.
According to the 2000 Guinness Book Of World Records, Jackson supported more charities (39) that year, via money donations and sponsorships, than any other entertainer. Jackson’s financial contributions have helped in relief efforts in dilapidated regions throughout the world – mainly providing clean drinking water, food and medical supplies.
Jackson applied immense amounts of currency and time towards relief assistance for A.I.D.S. and cancer research, as well as to combat world hunger. Also, he often visited hospital patients, raising their morale with his presence.
In 1984 Michael provided New York City’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center with a 19 bed unit for cancer and leukemia patients. Later that year, he then revisited the Brotman Memorial Hospital, where he was previously treated after being badly burned during the production of a commercial for Pepsi.
Jackson donated the entire $1.5 million from the azsoda’s sponsorship to the Michael Jackson Burn Center for Children.
Michael, along with Lionel Richie, co-wrote the biggest selling single of all time, 1985’s ‘We Are The World’, in an effort to raise money for Afrika and awareness of the imperialistic powers that are raping the Motherland.
The ‘Michael Jackson United Negro College Fund/Endowed Scholarship Fund’ was established in 1986. This $1.5 million fund is aimed towards college students majoring in communications or the performing arts, with money given annually.
Proceeds from his 1988 single, ‘The Man In The Mirror’, he donated to Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, a retreat for cancer-stricken children.
The following year, Jackson donated tickets to shows in his ‘Bad Tour’ to underprivileged children. The proceeds from a Los Angeles show were donated to Childhelp USA, the biggest charity-organization against child-abuse. Childhelp ,of Southern California then established the – ‘Michael Jackson International Institute for Research On Child Abuse’.
Three years later, he set up a burn-unit for children and established the ‘Heal The World Foundation’, whose work has included: airlifting 6 tons of supplies to Sarajevo, instituting drug and alcohol abuse education/prevention and donating millions of dollars to less fortunate children.
Jackson then helped to organize the ‘United We Stand: What More Can I Give’ benefit concert in the wake of the tragic events which occurred on September 11 2001. Jackson also donated the proceeds from another song to surviving victims of Hurricane Katrina.
As is usually done by the powers-that-be, Michael Jackson’s character was assassinated when allegations of inappropriate behavior with young boys arose, but many people say the main-stream media chose to pursue those stories, rather than the more positive ones, in an attempt to take away from his credibility and his humanitarian efforts.
“How can people call him a child molester? What a great humanitarian. He was a very generous man who truly made a difference. Michael saw the world through the visual eyes of an artist, therefore he wanted to make a change – which he did! Just a shame the media rarely or never highlighted all of this. They chose negative trash over decent news. It’s very disheartening to read this and think back at the way he was mistreated during his time here,” determined La Mea Nua.
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