Thursday, August 10, 2006
Driven to drink with a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Jay-Z is using his worldwide tour to tell youth about the lack of safe drinking water in poor nations. During a press conference at U.N. headquarters, the rap mogul said, “As I started looking around and looking at ways I can become helpful, it started with water. Something as simple as water.” No word if Jay-Z intends to persuade people to replace Cristal with Evian (see Essays 747 and 773).
• Lynda Lovejoy of Crownpoint, New Mexico, has become the first female candidate for the presidency of the Navajo Nation. It’s a great achievement for Lovejoy. But it’s sad to realize most people are less familiar with the Navajo Nation than with Rhythm Nation.