Tuesday, March 4, 2008

::Photos of the Day::

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Actress and activist Kerry Washington receives a Woman of Achievement Award at the 23rd Annual Women's Project Women of Achievement Gala on March 3, 2008 in New York City

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Grammy award winning music producer and songwriter Dallas Austin (right) with Dekalb County CEO Vernon Jones (left) and guest at the Dallas Austin Foundation's 3rd Annual Don't Stop the Music Gala, March 1, 2008 in Atlanta.

The gala benefited the foundation's Don't Stop the Music program, which is a curriculum based program providing recording studios in public schools to teach students song writing and music production.

In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dallas shared why his foundation provides recording studios in schools:

"With me, I couldn't relate to school because I was so into music. Every child has a gift, and parents should be paying attention to that. With music, a lot of times they can't get the equipment. Having studios for them at school takes care of that problem. If you could see the turnaround rate and the excitement these kids have! It changes their lives around...they get interested in English, music, social studies. It gives them a way to express themselves." Visit the foundation website here.

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Wyclef Jean is honored by Diesel for his humanitarian project, the Yele Haiti Initiative in Canada, February 28, 2008.

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Actors Louis Gossett, Jr. and Ruby Dee at the Launch for the Ossie Davis Endowment, February 29, 2008 in New York. Read previous post here.

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Hip hop artist and actor Common receives a donation to his Common Ground Foundation from the Bank of America at the Keep the Change event in Chicago, March 1, 2008.

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Kevin Liles, Warner Music Group Vice President and author of the book 'Make It Happen', is honored at the 9th Annual TJ Martell Family Day on March 2, 2008 in New York. Pictured with Kevin are his sons and Tony Martell (right). TJ Martell's Family Day provides hundreds of families with an opportunity to participate in a spectacular day full of fun, safe indoor gaming, sport and carnival activities and family fun to raise money for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.

**Tomorrow is the last day to enter the Bill Cosby book giveaway contest!**

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good to see Kevin Liles continually honored for his efforts. I think I read on your blog about BMore naming a street after him last year.