Tune N is a blog by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. This blog examines popular culture through the lens of race, class, gender and sexuality. Tune N offers a critical, yet accessible approach to thinking about and understanding pop culture.

Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. is Editor-at-Large of TheRoot.com, cultural critic for Creative Loafing and owner of BurtonWorks Multimedia, LLC. She is also an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Goucher College.


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  1. Jamie Deckard Says:

    I wanted to thank you for your Just Say ‘No’ article in the Creative Loafing magazine.

    As I sat and watched the MJ exposure I became increasingly angry. I could not understand how the press and even the family of MJ could be so blind. It was clear to me that MJ had a substance abuse problem and in my opinion probably for many years. If I take the mere thought that MJ “needed” something to help him sleep and that he allegedly had this “sleeping apparatus” with him on tour that in itself to me is an indicator that something is going on with MJ. Forget all the other allegations of substance abuse.

    As addicts we are manipulative, sneaky, self-centered, selfish and will do absolutely anything to get that “next one”. When I was actively using I was in denial about my problem. In my opinion MJ distanced himself from family and friends. So did I. So if I’m in denial why wouldn’t my family be in denial?

    Thank you again for stating what I also saw was sad but obvious. Your article gave me reason to stay clean and sober for one more day.

    Sincerely and gratefully,

    Jamie Deckard (clean date 7/05/05…sorry I couldn’t help it…hehehe) Yippee!

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