Crystal Cartier Table

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Book by Crystal Cartier

Curse of the Vendetta” Horror Trilogy

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Bio Sketch

Crystal Cartier has been a published author since age 9. In addition to writing horror, Crystal writes poetry, songs, children’s books, &social commentary. She is also an actress. Singer/songtress & recording artist. Her music CD Love Story: Act One is available at Her song “Queen Size Lover” has been featured nationally on the Black Starz Cable TV Channels. more bio

“If I can help someone along the way…my living will not have been in vain.”my music: my ministry: www.crystalcartier.commy books: any place books are sold. Just ask for Crystal Cartier’s “Immortal Obsession” or “Curse of the Vendetta” Genre: Black Gothic

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I might add, white women are having a ball ripping into Janet Jackson like a school of vicious piranha & sharks.  It is the white women that are driving this smear campaign being waged solely against poor Janet.   “Poor” Janet because she is caught up in the lair of Satan that is the music industry and for a moment she forgot that she is quite simply a Black woman . . . with all the limitations & protocols that label entails . . . rich or not.   She is not  MaDonna nor Brittany Spears.  Crytsal on Janet & Michael 

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40 Acres in a prison

Bitter Valentine 

Crystal Cartier Bio

Crytsal on Janet & Michael 

The Honeymoon Is Over  


Missing You 

Stand By Me

Temporary Lovers 

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To Hope For

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Today, my father is trapped in the waters of Katrina, like my grandmother lost her life to Betsy.  My father is 87 years old, I have not heard from him since the flood started.  I am a pastor and social activist today.  I go out and feed the homeless, visit prisons, do sick-an-shut-in work, and minister to the youth.  I have turned my life around, but my peers in New Orleans are all dead.  Our whole life experience has been one of tragedy.   Katrina killed those already dying!

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My life was a blues song to the max’—U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham ordered Cartier to change her clothes when she strode into court on the day of Jackson’s testimony dressed in fishnet stockings, spike heels and a tight black leather dress that revealed her cleavage.

“I had dressed like a schoolmarm, a frump, for the entire trial,” she said. So she wore the leather dress featured in her Dangerous video that had aired on television all week during the trial. “I didn’t want Michael to totally upstage me,” she said.

“Gee, all this over some cleavage,” Cartier said. “Michael sat there wearing his little suit with orange epaulets and more makeup than I did. He looked like a flaming drag queen. What I wore was disrespectful? They acted like I was wearing pasties! It was horrible.”

The media frenzy provoked by the dress and the judge’s rebuke led Cartier to stay home when the verdict was read.

“I couldn’t take it anymore,” she said, tears streaming down her face at the memory of her humiliation. “I couldn’t believe the verdict. It started out as David and Goliath, but all of a sudden I was Jezebel, thrown to the dogs and all over some cleavage.”

And it began a descent into depression that stopped Cartier from performing. Rocky Mountain News

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The New Jim Crow

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