Wednesday, August 27, 2008

MBP of the Week: New York Times

I failed to mention last week the death of Pervis Jackson, a founding member of the Spinners. He was 70 years old, and he’d performed with the group as recently as last month.

I regret now the need to mention Mr. Jackson in the context of Misidentified Black People.

The New York Times will print a correction in tomorrow’s paper. The correction is already up online. Here’s what it says:

“Because of an editing error, a picture caption on Friday with an obituary about Pervis Jackson, a founding member of the singing group the Spinners, misidentified Mr. Jackson in some copies. In the photograph showing the five Spinners, he was second from the right, not second from the left. (That was Bobby Smith.)”

Here is the photograph in question:

R.I.P., Mr. Jackson.


bklyn6 said...

Wow. I didn't know Pervis Jackson died! (Guess this wasn't as big a news story as the passing of Isaac Hayes and Bernie Mac.) He was kinda sexy!

R.I.P. Mr. Jackson.

bklyn6 said...

Sorry to piggy back, but I just saw that actor Julius Carry III died from pancreatic cancer on 8/19. He was 56 years old. Fortunately, the New York Times didn't post a picture. :rolleyes:

R.I.P. "Sho Nuff"...the Shogun of Harlem.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Checking out other black blogs, I realize I'm the only Negro who never saw "The Last Dragon."

bklyn6 said...

^Uh.... You DO know Vanity's in it, right? :D

Undercover Black Man said...

^ That could explain it right there.

Geneva Girl said...

Wasn't the Last Dragon the movie with the fortune cookie factory called Sum Dum Goy?

destruction said...


Undercover Black Man said...

^ Take your time.

bklyn6 said...