The Jackson 5’s Greatest Hits was the first album I ever bought with my own saved pennies. These songs were so important to me as a little girl my parents took away my second record Ben. It wasn’t until the last year of his life that Dad told me what’d happened. It was a shameful business: my parents were afraid that because Black is beautiful I would think only Black was beautiful, and I would never see my own beauty. Fortunately, I grew into my undeniable EXTREME! BEAUTY! I can’t really explain any of that. No matter how strange things got for him, I always had a soft spot in my heart for Michael Jackson.