Taj Jackson, Taryll Jackson, TJ Jackson
DDJF was founded by three brothers, Taj, Taryll, and TJ Jackson along with executive producer/showrunner Henri Hebert while filming the docu-series for Lifetime “The Jacksons: Next Generation”. Taj, Taryll and TJ were born into the famous Jackson family musical dynasty. The brothers inherited their talent from their father Tito, but it was their mother Dee Dee who instilled in them the discipline to hone their craft. She was their best friend and their hero, a role model who tirelessly donated her time and resources to a number of charitable causes. Taj, Taryll and TJ, also known as the music group 3T, have toured and sold more than 3 million records worldwide just off their debut album. In August of 1994, when they were busy working on their debut album in the studio, their mom Dee Dee was tragically murdered. This sudden loss left the brothers heartbroken, shaken and personally traumatized. They were teenagers and young adults at the time and their world was turned upside down. Fast forward 20 years later, while filming a TV show about their lives, the brothers were ready to come to terms with their mother’s passing and in working with Henri, they decided to turn grief into positive action by creating the Dee Dee Jackson Foundation. In thinking about Dee Dee and the journey of loss that we have all suffered, we decided the foundation would focus on loss and grief and how it impacts our lives in ways that we don't even realize sometimes. Through DDJF, we are dedicated to creating a community and resources where we talk and share. Our radio show/podcast will be the place where we share inspiring stories, intv experts, learn, grow and hopefully empower one another to find healing.