Thursday, March 13, 2008

::Photos of the Day::

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Excited youth in Decatur, Georgia, participate in the Horton Hears You Hometown Challenge on March 9, 2008. Twentieth Century Fox and DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! challenged communities across the country to participate in the challenge by shouting out, "We Are Here!" just as Who-ville’s Whos do in the film’s climax. The community that screams the loudest will win a special hometown screening of DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! on March 13. Source: BroadcastAtlanta

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Actor and comedian Chris Tucker along with TLC's Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins, participate as judges at Snapfinger Elementary school's talent show in Decatur, Georgia, March 6, 2008.
Photo: Todd R. McQueen/AJC
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Model, activist and goodwill ambassador Liya Kebede launched her children's clothing line, Lemlem, on March 10, 2008 in New York. In 2006, Liya launched the Liya Kebede Foundation whose mission is to reduce maternal newborn and child mortality and to improve the health and well being of mothers and children around the world.

The foundation states it also aims to increase awareness and visibility of the importance of basic medical interventions which are extremely effective in improving the health and survival of mothers and children. Visit the foundation website here.

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Producer and songwriting team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff celebrating their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10, 2008 in New York. Did you know that they wrote the Soul Train theme song? The duo, who are responsible for the 'Philly Soul Sound', also produced such hits as the O'Jays 'Love Train' and Billy Paul's 'Me and Mrs. Jones'. Kenny Gamble said in a 1988 interview, "we wanted to take social themes and translate them to commercial recordings."

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R&B singer and actor Mario (center) surrounded by youth from the Challengers Boys and Girls Club in Los Angeles on March 12, 2008, where he announced the launch of his foundation, the Do Right Foundation.

The foundation's website states that its mission is to educate and inspire youth adversely affected by drug abuse in the home and young people in under resourced communities through programs and partnerships.

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