entertainment and music legend Tito Jackson was awarded the title of U.S. Ambassador to Kenya for the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation (J.O.O.F.) and Honorary Citizen of Kenya by Kenya’s Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City, CA.
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The 2010 Freedom Awards by the National Civil Rights Museum will be presented to Dr. Wangari Maathi of Kenya for environmental and human rights, Dr. Dorothy Cotton for civil rights and social change and Eva Longoria Parker for philanthropy and humanitarianism.
I often wonder had she not broken the world record if people would have been as concerned? I also wonder if they do this testosterone testing all the time on athletes because there’s no doubt in my mind that Caster Semenya is alone. Then of course there’s the issue of race which South African leaders have pointed to from the very beginning claiming that they’re going after her because she doesn’t fit the European standard of beauty.
It’s a beautiful day indeed! Share your stories. Where were you at the moment you heard? How have you celebrated? What are your elders saying about this day? What are your children saying about this day? I need to hurry up and request inauguration day off work.
(Update 3/14: changed post title, i always thought it sounded retarded… This continues to be my favorite blog to read. Field Negro is a good mix of social commentary, politics, and current events. Lately, it’s been mostly politics but that’s what’s hot in current events. Field’s posts are cleverly written …