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Imagine... a movement inspired by the arts to open the eyes of Americans to the plight of their own people. Imagine, through art, music and poetry, we are shining a much needed light on our own crisis: HOMELESSNESS

Art4TheHomeless was once a blog called Colors of Ink with Blogcharm, which closed down. Nutang, became the new home of Colors of Ink and was renamed Art4TheHomeless, by a really good friend, Samantha Medd. She is now the Co-Founder of Art4TH.

Now Art4TH is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization that unites artists of all venues to promote homeless awareness in the US.

Art4TH does this through the Art4TH Webzine, a monthly online magazine that features a musician whose music plays throughout the website, a feature artist, and a feature writer while also featuring a homeless relief organization. All artists featured retain their copyrights and all of it is free. If you would like to be a featured artist, musician, or writer contact me at johnnacrider@att.net



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Another shooting--this time I was outside and saw it.
Monday. 8.31.09 3:22 am
There was another shooting tonight and this time I was outside and witnessed part of it. I didn't stick around to see the rest I ran inside and hit the floor.

The area I live in is part of Downtown Atlanta. We live right across the street from the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. Courtland avenue between Pine and North Avenues is the home of several homeless drug dealers who use the bathroom on the sidewalks and shoot each other.

The police do nothing about it. I called 911 not once, but twice. No police were sent.

Why?

Because the Atlanta PD don't give a fuck as to what goes on here.

The majority of the homeless here are crack addicts and the drug dealers.

And I am asked why I help the homeless. Because not EVERY homeless person is a crack addict who will knife you for a piece of rock or a homeless drug dealer. If that were the case then you may as well call me a crack addict since I was homeless at the ages of 9, 10, 11 & some of my adult years.

I also saw the guy who grabbed my ass a couple weeks ago. His face is jacked up. He didn't mess with me but he gave me a dirty look.

Why don't we move? Because we can't afford to. Our apartment complex is really a hotel where we pay rent by the month and all the utilities are included. It's 5 minutes away from the ER that my mother goes to and a short walk to my job. We do have 24 hour security but safety isn't guaranteed once we leave the
premises.

I carry a corkscrew with a wicked little blade that I keep really sharp. I haven't had the opportunity to use it, but I am not afraid to if I have to. I will fight and take as many down with me as I can.

When I get the money, I may buy a taser gun and some mace.
3 Comments.


daaamn homie. that's crazy! i'd want to be miles away from a shooting.
» thaitanic on 2009-08-31 01:29:04

that's insane.. i'm glad that you made it out of there ok though without being shot at yourself.. hopefully you'll be able to get something better to use to defend yourself.

and about ur previous posting..
Sry you had such a shitty expirence at Quizons, the ones around my area aren't nowher near that bad...
» CPKviperpheonix on 2009-09-01 07:14:18

I'm so glad you're ok!!

Yeah, as with CPKVP, all the Quiznos near me are really awesome, that's sucks that those people were so lame to you.
» Zanzibar on 2009-09-01 07:57:35

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