Hot in the Press Kettle August 2011

Dr. MLK Memorial 


After many years of planning, it is finally here. The Dr. MLK Memorial will stand as a testimony to Dr. King’s dream of inclusion, unity and diversity where. We will be reminded to judge a person not by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character. If we remember that a lone, it will make a difference in the world and in our relationship with each other.

“This is important as a black American,” said Jerome McNeil, who was there on Monday taking photographs for his grandchildren. “It’s not just a statue, it’s a symbol of what we can do if we put our minds to it.”

   The design gave form to a line from Dr. King’s “Dream” speech — “With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope,” said Mr. Jackson. In the memorial, he noted, Dr. King is seen emerging from the stone of hope. The two towering mounds set slightly behind him, forming a sort of passageway to the statue, are mountains of despair.

 Let’s Give the Community some credit for Speaking out against this Violence.

Black and White in vigil for peace


 James Craig Anderson, a middle-aged black family man with a quick wit and a demanding sense of style, was robbed, beaten and then run over by a group of white teenagers in a motel parking lot early one morning in June.  Regardless whether the violence was racially motivated or not, it is still violence and communities must not accept this.

Whereas in the past, this might be covered up, today blacks and whites took to the street to send a message that such behaviour would not be tolerated. This is a step in the right direction. Good on you foljks, keep it going.


Girls Rock in Science Fair

It’s not so long ago that girls were not allowed into science. Thanks to the feminist movement and human rights movement which ensured that a girl had the same privilege as a boy to pursue their dreams. Good thing that happened. Look at all the smart girls that would have been locked in the closet. This is the same with all the other groups that have been disadvantaged over the years, prevented from pursuing their dreams so that the white male could prove he is the best even without competition.  It is fear of failure not being “good-enough” that pushes people to discriminate against their competitions. When we block smart people it is only because of fear and our need to be better than without working darn hard to prove it. We all have skills and given the same opportunity any one can rise to the top if the will and determination is there.

 Three girls topped out of 15 finalists in Google’s science fair which attracted more than 10,000 students from 91 countries. The three top entries came from 11th grader Shree Bose of Fort Worth who researched ovarian cancer, Naiomi Shah of Portland Oregon  who won in the 15-16 age category with her study of the effects of air quality on lungs, and Lauren Hodges of Dallastown, Pa won in the age 13-14 category.

As a budding inventor and scientist, Shree Bose, in second grade, tried to make blue spinach. In fourth grade she built a remote-controlled garbage can. In eighth grade she invented a railroad tie made out of recycled plastic and granite dust, an achievement that got her to the top 30 in a national science competition for middle school students.   In 11th grade Ms. Bose, a 17-year-old in Fort Worth, researched ovarian cancer, and that research won her the grand prize and $50,000.“At the end, we were like, ‘Yeah, girl power!’ ” said Naomi Shah of Portland, Ore.,  with a study of the effects of air quality on lungs, and Laura Hodges won the age 13-14 category for research on whether marinades reduce the amount of cancer-causing compounds produced by the grilling of meat. She found that lemon juice and brown sugar cut the level of carcinogens sharply, while soy sauce increased them.

 Interesting work girls. Keep up the good work and I hope this encourages other girls to think outside the box.

 Randy Jackson rants about Oprah

Randy does not approve of his mother’s decision to allow Oprah to interview MJ’s children. He does not think his brother would have approved. Apparently Randy has it in for Oprah since the time she ran her show of pedophilia soon after MJ was accused of child molestation. Randy believes that Oprah believed his brother was guilty.  Randy I think you have to get over it. There’s no one better than Oprah to handle these children.

Is there a crack in the Jada-Will Combination?

Could this love fade?

The rumour mill is awash with speculation about Jada and Will splitting up. I hope that. This power couple is the standard against which all celebrity marriage appears to fail. If they fail OMG it would be awful.  I will not believe this gossip until it is proven.  However, there have been many truths that starts with carcinogens sharply, while soy sauce increased them



Halle Berry’s Ex marries Prince’s Ex – How about that

When there is nowhere to look you have to start looking at the exs which are plentiful in shallow romance land of celebrities. Now Eric Benet over his sex addiction took Prince’s ex as his own. What can I say, we’re living in a throw away society. Everything is up for grabs. Wish this couple a love to remember.

A beautiful family picture

Eric Benet and Manuela Testolini


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