måndag 3 september 2007

Drive to succeed leads to a drive

"My grandmother, Icelene Bowie, didn't just sweep her porch. ... She swept the whole block" Neighbors danced in the street yesterday as the 2900 block of Presstman St. in Baltimore was renamed after a fellow west-sider who rose to become one of the most powerful executives in the music industry. Kevin Liles, executive vice president of Warner Music Group and former president of Def Jam Records, stood beside Mayor Sheila Dixon on a platform as a street sign was unveiled reading 'Kevin Liles Drive.' In an impassioned speech, Liles urged residents of his struggling neighborhood to take responsibility for themselves and their community, and not wait for the government to solve their problems. Read more - Original Story