Tuesday, June 29, 2010


JOSEPH JACKSON is not only a great father but the ultimate definition of  The Strong Black Man. A man so focused and determined that others misread his passion for perfection and success as anger. A strong Black Father whose aura of protection for his children and family stay with them as they avoid bad people and worse decisions later in life.

God blessed Joseph and Katherine Jackson with ten wonderful children. Mr. Jackson initially worked in Gary Indiana as a crane operator at United States Steel, and its a good thing he did not hang around for the pension while attempting to raise 10 children in Gary Indiana. 

What would have happened if he did?  Can you stop for a moment and imagine Michael and Janet still living in Gary, Indiana. The best options were working at a steel mill or the United States Army during the Viet Nam era. I do not want to go there.

Mr. Jackson not only chose a different road, He made it!. His choices took bravery, foresight, and intelligence. As the Angry Black Man, he made a new road for others to follow, including The Osmond's, The Partridge Family, New Edition, and Boys to Men. 

Thank God for his courage in leading his family. In my Book, He is one of the Greatest Fathers of all Time.

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