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Valmai Owens is one of the most outstanding women I have ever met.Today I watched the hearing of Rupert Murdoch and his son. All I could think was, if we had more journalists like Valmai Owens, this would not be happening. Yet there they were, the people who began the torture Michael Jackson with one word..."Jacko".They have lied consistently to the public for forty years . Not a word of truth in anything they wrote. Truly,Valmai Owens is what we all so greatly need.
I first became an undying fan of Ms. Owens when I read an article she had written entitled "Truth vs. Sensationalism. Her article defined and gave a solution to yellow journalism. Valmai Owens in one article said what the world needed to hear for almost half of a century. QWe will look at some of the rules Ms. Owens suggested in "Truth vs. Sensationalism".
When I first heard "Mystro", I was floored. He is an artist extraordinaire. Not only could I hear him, but I could feel his love for Michael. He is a performer, a mentor, a teacher a Michael Jackson supporter...and above all things, he has the ability to communicate with all people,high and low. To me that is more than excellent. It signifies unity. A spirit of unity is precious, especially when you speak through music...the universal language. In addition, at Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary, Mystro played for Michael. Valmai Owens, who is one of my favorite writers had this to say about Mystro;
Mengesha “Mystro” Francis is a wonderfully gifted and classically trained pianist. After attending UCLA and West LA College, he became a music teacher with The Heavenly Vision Christian Academy. He has worked with seasoned Rap and R&B recording artists, and performed at many important events including Michael Jackson’s 30th Anniversary. He is very talented, warm and friendly, and a devoted and loving fan of Michael :By Valmai Owens Thu, Mar 03, 2011
About Mengesha "Mystro" Francis:
Mengesha "Mystro" Francis, was born Mengesha Issac Feseha (fa-say-ha), June 13, 1971.He goes by the stage name "Mystro. "Mystro" is a native of South Central Los Angeles, and is a classically trained pianist, and has a Gospel, Hip-Hop, and Classical style of playing the piano. He attended UCLA, and West LA College and can read, write and improvise music. Some of his musical production work can be found on MCA Records, Capitol Records, Virgin Records and a Host of Hollywood's Best!! Mystro's upcoming project is a Musical Medley Piano Tribute to honor Michael Jackson, that will feature some of "The King Of Pop's" Greatest Songs, In which he calls "Michael Jacksonology": In The Key Of Pop.
GUEST SPEAKER: CHARLES THOMSON~In a fair and honest world, this is how things should be done. 1.) “Journalists should be honest, fair and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.2.)Deliberate distortion is never permissible.3.)Avoid stereotyping by race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, geography, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance or social status.
(From the article “Truth vs. Sensationalism/Valmai Owens)
Sadly, we are... bombarded daily by deception from the media. Untruths that destroy lives. They are invented horror stories that can kill a persons life work....simply to sell a cheap newspaper. Our speaker, Charles Thompsom will discuss the matter of media lies.
Charles Thomson is an Essex based freelance writer. A specialist in African American music, Charles has contributed to magazines including MOJO and Wax Poetics, as well as editing his own magazine, JIVE. An authority on soul and funk music, Charles appeared on the BBC's 'Electric Proms Round-Up' in 2006, where he was seen speaking to James Brown. Charles has since worked for The Sun as a Michael Jackson expert and was interviewed by Sky News, BBC News 24 and BBC World Service on the night of the star's death. Charles can be contacted via his website, www.charles-thomson.net