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Prince, Michael Jackson and James Brown on stage together was a moment we didn't deserve

Prince, Michael Jackson and James Brown on stage together was a moment we didn't deserve

I ’m getting real sick of these phone calls.

When James Brown died, I went back to my apartment, took a deep breath, and called my father. I called him again when Michael Jackson died. And when Maurice White died. I did it again today when I heard about Prince. I left work to make the call.

Somehow, those phone calls have become a tradition. Maybe it’s morbid. But I feel like if my father is going to hear about a family member passing, it should be from me. We leaned on these great black artists, our extended family members, to fill in the gaps in education that I wasn’t getting in school. The history, the art, the soul that I wasn’t getting...

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