In July, the Jackson clan monopolized news headlines from the time Jackson matriarch, Katherine, reportedly went missing. Even though it came out that Katherine was safe with some of her children at an Arizona spa, a judge eventually stripped Katherine of her role as guardian, because the children, Paris, Prince, and Blanket, were not able to communicate with their grandmother for the entire duration of her stay.
Instead, Judge Mitchell Beckloff gave temporary guardianship to 34-year-old T.J., and while Katherine did have her guardianship reinstated at the beginning of August, an L.A. judge decided it was best for the responsibility of the children to be shared with her grandson.
According to published reports, T.J.’s new role has been blessed by the grandmother; Diana Ross, who Michael originally named as a potential guardian in his will; and his aunts and uncles, due to his consistent involvement with the children since Michael’s passing in 2009.
While all seems to be well in the Jackson family once again, a month ago, they were in the throes of turmoil. A few days before Katherine went missing, siblings Rebbie, Janet, Randy, Tito, and Jermaine alleged that lawyers John McClain and John Branca had forged Michael’s will, with even the Rev. Al Sharpton backing their claim.
By the following week, police were reportedly called to the Jackson compound, because of a family disturbance. Moments after the police left the scene, Janet and Jermaine were photographed reportedly fighting over bringing Michael’s kids to their mother.
As if that wasn’t enough drama to hold the public’s attention for a minute, Janet and Paris were also taped on a surveillance camera fighting, with Janet reportedly snatching Paris’ cell phone from her.
And Janet and Paris weren’t the only ones to get physical.
Later on, T.J. allegedly punched one Uncle, Jermaine, in the face and put another Uncle, Randy, in a headlock.
Mistakes have been made and irrational things have been said on both sides in a highly charged emotional environment,” Jermaine Jackson wrote. “It is time for us all to draw a line in the sand and move towards peace, co-operation, love and healing.”
With T.J.’s new appointment, perhaps the Jackson family can now move on.
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2. Top Black Pop Culture Moments of 2015: Misty Copeland’s “I Will, What I Want” Commercial
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8. Top Black Pop Culture Moments of 2015: Grace Jones’ AfroPunk Performance
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9. Top Black Pop Culture Moments of 2015: Beyonce’s Met Gala Dress
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11. Top Black Pop Culture Moments of 2015: Missy Elliot’s Super Bowl Halftime Performance
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12. Top Black Pop Culture Moments of 2015: That Bill Cosby ‘EBONY’ Cover
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13. Top Black Pop Culture Moments Of 2015: Dem Patty Pies
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Top Black Pop Culture Moments Of 2015
From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/22/sandra-bland-family-non-indictment/" target="_blank"><strong>Sandra Bland</strong></a> to the shootings in <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/06/20/why-is-south-carolina-using-a-judge-in-the-charleston-church-massacre-who-has-used-the-n-word-before/" target="_blank">Charleston, South Carolina</a>, African Americans were sadly reminded that being <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/13/police-brutality-2015/" target="_blank">Black in America</a> is much harder than it ought to be. And yet in the same breath, 2015 was a year of Black joy during which our culture dominated not only in our lives, but in the mainstream consciousness. From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/07/16/lee-daniels-and-taraji-p-henson-emmy-empire/" target="_blank">Cookie Lyons</a> to the <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/10/17/ebony-editor-comments-cosby-cover/" target="_blank">Cosby <em>Ebony </em>cover</a>, our brilliance helped to push the conversation, affirm our greatness, make history and most important, make us laugh.
So to celebrate that greatness, we put together this list of the most defining Black pop culture moments of 2015. And don’t worry: <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/08/rachel-dolezal-interview/" target="_blank">Rachel Dolezal </a>is nowhere to be seen.