Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Profiling two soccer players today...

Lilian Thuram was born on January 1st,1972 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe and With the French national team, Thuram helped win the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. He is currently considered one of the best defenders in the world. He plays for Juventus FC(Milan,Italy) and is also known for being a vivid activist in matters of race relations as he's been time and again subjected to racial slurs from some european fans.
He's about 5'10 and weighs around 160 lbs. I wish I had a sexy creole word for him but I'll just go with " très chaud "!

Like his teamate Thuram (Juventus FC), Fabio Canavarro is an excellent Italian player. Although not very tall for a central defender, Fabio is so good that he's the 2006 captain of Italy. Born on September 13, 1973 in Naples, Fabio stands 5'9 tall and only weighs 165 lbs. So much for this bel ragazzo.

BET's Humanitarian Award goes to Harry Belafonte and the Lifetime Achievement Award to Chaka Khan.

I have always been a fan of Chaka Khan. Two of her songs that really give me the chills are Through the fire and Sweet thing. I also love I'm every woman but somehow I prefer the Whitney Houston version.
Having said that, I also have to mention a newfound respect for Harry Belafonte that I acquired tonite after watching BET's awards show. Honesty I had never thought that he was that much involved in humanitarian matters.
I have also been "mad" at BET for a few years now that most of the time I just skip through channels without even checking what might be on BET. And this, ever since they fired Tavis Smiley.
But tonight, BET just managed to win a few points from me by honoring two of the best (in my humble opinion) that Afro-America has given birth to.
Harry Belafonte stressed out how "un-fixed" these issues still are: two million men in jail, HIV/AIDS, famine and diseases in Africa and the rest of the third world,etc.
I felt moved and touched by his speech.
I honestly feel like BET could and should do much more than it's currently doing in terms of what our struggles as a people are, but in all fairness, they did well in honoring these two as their contribution is unparalleled.
Kudos BET!!