Saturday, August 31, 2013

Another reminder of why the LAT's future is so bleak - LA Biz Observed

Another reminder of why the LAT's future is so bleak - LA Biz Observed

But for the L.A. Times, it's really the worst of all worlds: no new owner and no vision for recasting the paper, at least in the near term.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Obama will also speak at AFL-CIO convention here - LA Observed

Obama will also speak at AFL-CIO convention here - LA Observed

NO WAR WITH SYRIA :: GLOBAL RALLIES - SAT 31 AUG




Here's the plan of action to Oppose the illegal and unconstitutional war with Syria:

We are launching a global rally on Saturday August 31st in every city and town in the world.

Here's how you get involved:

Go to the FB search bar and search for 'No War With Syria Rally (your city)' example: No War With Syria Rally San Diego

Join the event, invite ALL of your friends to join it as well, then get involved with the locals that are already in the event page to help them any way you can.

*If there is no event page made for your location yet, please make one.
Here's how:

-Simply click on your event tab from your FB homepage

-Click create an event

-Name the event 'No War With Syria Rally (your city)' example: No War With Syria Rally San Diego

-make sure you set the privacy to public so other people can find it when they search for it

-Pick a central and relevant location and start time for your area(please make it on Saturday August 31st)

-Invite ALL of your friends and encourage everyone else to invite their friends as well and do whatever else you can to let people know about the rally


-Try to get some volunteers together to make banners to do some canvassing on friday the night before your rally. Contact the local overpass light brigade or set one up yourself. Make signs.

-Pass out flyers in the days leading up to your rally, if you can't afford them, ask for some donations. Some local businesses may also be willing to help you out with printing

-Contact other activist groups in your area for help(occupy groups, anti-war groups, veterans for peace groups, code pink, civil liberty groups etc)

-contact local media and let them know about your rally. Focus on independent journalists in your area.

-Set up a hashtag for your march and use it on FB, Twitter, and Instagram

-The rest is up to your discretion to handle locally

The time to change the world and stop the war is now. Share this information with anyone and everyone you know, thousands of innocent lives depend on it

Here is an INCOMPLETE list of event already scheduled worldwide. If your event is not on this list please comment on this post with your link.

NO WAR WITH SYRIA :: GLOBAL RALLIES - SAT 31 AUG ::
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SYDNEY: https://www.facebook.com/events/653715167974711/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/1378441459053661/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/325391994264351/
MELBOURNE: https://www.facebook.com/events/588154801244346/
BRISBANE: https://www.facebook.com/events/568428266527532/
GOLD COAST: https://www.facebook.com/events/485297328232465/
PERTH: https://www.facebook.com/events/404471142987141/
ADELAIDE: https://www.facebook.com/events/163451017178002/

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US:

NEW YORK: https://www.facebook.com/events/357407417726630/...
BUFFALO: https://www.facebook.com/events/222845624537602/
MANHATTAN: https://www.facebook.com/events/357407417726630/... & https://www.facebook.com/events/232889963524783/... & https://www.facebook.com/events/504830419598780/...
HUNTINGTON: https://www.facebook.com/events/338271296307105/...

BOSTON: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417584815119642/
SPRINGFIELD: https://www.facebook.com/events/1409951602560340/

WASHINGTON DC: https://www.facebook.com/events/563464440373777/

PHILADELPHIA: https://www.facebook.com/events/404768706301829/

CLEVELAND: https://www.facebook.com/events/184403395073243/ & https://www.facebook.com/NOWARwithsyriaCLEVELAND
COLUMBUS: https://www.facebook.com/groups/212920022203108/

INDIANAPOLIS: https://www.facebook.com/events/251005211690893/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/163340777189902/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/622181111147908/

CHICAGO: https://www.facebook.com/events/142468009295633/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/632321833468149/

MINNESOTA: https://www.facebook.com/events/409178679203245/

ST LOUIS: https://www.facebook.com/events/509611722446791/

KANSAS: https://www.facebook.com/events/466176590146930/ &

WICHITA: https://www.facebook.com/events/489615451123562/
OKLAHOMA: https://www.facebook.com/events/1411313969082686/
TULSA: https://www.facebook.com/events/282576931882529/

LITTLE ROCK: https://www.facebook.com/events/622549261098670/

MEMPHIS: https://www.facebook.com/events/468214603275687/
NASHVILLE: https://www.facebook.com/events/379584885502507/

CHARLOTTE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1408133369405180/

TAMPA: https://www.facebook.com/events/1413121772247074/

FORT WORTH: https://www.facebook.com/events/510197189062404/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/503891873030349/
AUSTIN: https://www.facebook.com/events/190453154459560/
CONROE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410199879200188/

TUCSON: https://www.facebook.com/events/412676965504853/?ref=br_tf
PHOENIX: https://www.facebook.com/events/520660951338155/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/1412323025648288/?ref=br_tf

SAN DIEGO: https://www.facebook.com/events/154427298090014/
LOS ANGELES: https://www.facebook.com/events/404701396296159/
FRESNO: https://www.facebook.com/events/186697314843916/
SAN JOSE: https://www.facebook.com/events/590167581029342/?ref=br_tf
OAKLAND: https://www.facebook.com/events/403287799771789/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/528826650523730/
SAN FRANCISCO: https://www.facebook.com/events/619089938111312/
SACRAMENTO: https://www.facebook.com/events/317130931764687/

SALT LAKE CITY: https://www.facebook.com/events/644064555618304/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/1409460149276144/

DENVER: https://www.facebook.com/events/506703812739032/

PORTLAND: https://www.facebook.com/events/323218307823420/
SEATTLE: https://www.facebook.com/events/652372694787638/

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CANADA:

MONTREAL: https://www.facebook.com/events/157490327790506/
TORONTO: https://www.facebook.com/events/283938335079083/
QUEBEC: https://www.facebook.com/events/283938335079083/
WINNIPEG: https://www.facebook.com/groups/193748280802346/
CALGARY: https://www.facebook.com/.../411054519004959
VANCOUVER: https://www.facebook.com/events/470724056368676/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/226157700867181/

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UK:

LONDON: https://www.facebook.com/events/163267130532010/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/517932798285947/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/166493376874529/
BRISTOL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1405111359705804/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/355334327932258/
MANCHESTER: https://www.facebook.com/events/295006980638445/
GLASGOW: https://www.facebook.com/events/634686443221967/
ABERDEEN: https://www.facebook.com/groups/512395222179358/

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IRELAND:

DUBLIN: https://www.facebook.com/events/425245360927349/

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EUROPE:

ITALY:
ROME: https://www.facebook.com/events/632887376745280/

GERMANY:
HAMBURG: https://www.facebook.com/events/354172311383614/

POLAND:
WARSAW: https://www.facebook.com/events/158726467662694/

GREECE:
ATHENS: https://www.facebook.com/events/160811104116473/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/203267516509152/?ref=br_tf

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MIDDLE EAST:

EGYPT:
CAIRO: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410433225844415/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/663966683614600/ & https://www.facebook.com/nowarwithsyriarallycairo

SYRIA:
DAMASCUS: https://www.facebook.com/events/356462654485311/
HOMS: https://www.facebook.com/events/177634505753462/?ref=br_tf & https://www.facebook.com/events/563439243723473/

OMAN:
MUSCAT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1409882829234501/

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CENTRAL ASIA:

PAKISTAN:
LAHORE: https://www.facebook.com/events/397207983735282/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/428104097308472/

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INDIA:

NEW DELHI: https://www.facebook.com/events/164198087106748/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/581230435252214/

MUMBAI: https://www.facebook.com/events/397383013724329/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/498335756921282/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/176880859166192/

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SOUTH EAST ASIA:

MALAYSIA:
KUALA LUMPUR: https://www.facebook.com/events/232039643614378/

PHILIPPINES:
MANILA: https://www.facebook.com/events/181700298678930/

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NEW ZEALAND:
AUCKLAND: https://www.facebook.com/events/355644597900610/

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ISLANDS:

HONOLULU: https://www.facebook.com/events/212873448876442/ & https://www.facebook.com/events/590792747631371/

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Only a few journalists will cover Syrian attack from Damascus

Only a few journalists will cover Syrian attack from Damascus

NO WAR WITH SYRIA


The Right to Vote for ALL Americans

It's very sad that while so many have suffered during the struggle to secure the right to vote for all Americans, conservative media is trying to walk back those efforts in favor of a more discriminatory process.

Fox marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by smearing the voting rights struggle: http://mm4a.org/1dqltLL


Wednesday Morning in the Blogosphere

The Monday Night Mission Group


Understanding the New York Times hack - Poynter

Gannett cuts jobs at some local papers - USA Today

ABC Regional Newspapers: Jan - Jun 2013 UK - Newsline

USAT | Layoffs total 'a couple of hundred jobs' - Gannett Blog

Washington Post develops native advertising for print - WAN-IFRA

Blogdowntown is folding into the KPCC mainstream - Kevin Roderick

L.A.’s Fox TV Strips MLK Day from Union Contract - Frying Pan News

Federal judge sets hearing for Sun-Stephens Media dispute - Las Vegas Sun

The Legacy of The March on Washington: 50 Years Later - Newspaper Alum

Johnston Press writes down print, media assets as revamp starts to bear fruit - Printweek

Gannett Blog: Central New York | Laid-off 'performed vital jobs'...

Gannett Blog: Central New York | Laid-off 'performed vital jobs'...: Publisher Sherm Bodner sent the following memo to employees yesterday at New York's Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin , Elmira Star-G...

Afternoon media notes: John Henry visits LA Times - LA Observed

Afternoon media notes: John Henry visits LA Times - LA Observed

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bruce Jingles Headlines Cheers Bar and Grill Tonight at 10PM

 
I'm hitting three different spots tonight. One of which is a new room in San Gabriel at Cheers Bar and Grill at 10pm. A great lineup of comics including Angel Acosta, Matt Claybrooks (writer for "Everybody hates Chris), the "xxxxx" Conner Mcspadden and others. Starts at 10pm. Great drinks specials. Cheers Bar and Grill 717 S. San Gabriel Blvd San Gabriel 91776
 
This Tuesday night, Sean and Carlos Comedy at Cheers Bar and Grill feature Headliner Brice jingles. Hilarious Matt Claybrooks, Angel Acosta, and Paula Johnson.
Featuring and just added: Connor McSpadden.
Show starts at 10pm
$5 shots: Patron, Jameson, Grey Goose

Drink, laugh, and dodge San Gabriel Drivers after the show.
 
 

Today in Labor History

August 27  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Some 14,000 Chicago teachers who have gone without pay for several months finally collect about $1,400 each - 1934

President Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize all the nation's railroads to prevent a general strike.  The railroads were not returned to their owners until two years later - 1950


LA port truck drivers' strike electrifies workers, Teamsters


Messages of solidarity and support are pouring in for the striking port truck drivers at Green Fleet Systems in Los Angeles. Teamsters have been picketing with the strikers who want to join their union. As the strikers escalated their picket line this morning, eight television outlets came to report on the historic walkout.

From Atlanta, brother Ben Speight tells us:
Savannah Port Driver leaders deliver 150 petition signatures to GREEN FLEET SYSTEMS manager in Garden City, GA this morning- Solidarity with the striking Green Fleet drivers in Los Angeles who are standing up for working rights and a voice on job.
One of 8 TV interviews this morning
(We're trying to get the video).

Our brothers and sisters are excited by developments in the strike as they're posted on Facebook. Here's just a small sample:
Hector Avila Keep strong! Local 986 supports you! 
Kathy Kling Stay strong from Pittsburgh 
Bill Hines You have the support of all Union workers across this country. Stay after them Brothers and Sisters. Working people must stand together. 
Matt Voelker Thumbs up from local 431 
Roger Mcleod Hooray for unions and the workers of America! 
Steven Druley Rock on guys keep fightin for our rights. 
And here's one we really like, from Brother Kevin Duquet, a member of Teamsters Local 166:
 Here right now helping out our brother's and sister's on the picket line stay strong local 848!!!
And here's a tweet of encouragement from Sarita Gupta, executive director of Jobs With Justice:
Si se puede

5th Annual Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival


Come and Celebrate Arts and Culture at the 5th Annual Leimert Park Village African Art and; Music Festival... This Weekend Sat Aug 31st, Sun Sept 1st, Mon Sept 2... Cultural Soul is Headlining Sunday evening at 5pm... Over 10,000 people in 3days... Be a part of the magical uplifting energy of Cultural Soul... Blessings Ankh Sa Shmai — with Azzizah Rahim Roots.

Gannett Blog: Estimated layoffs, other job cuts is now near 400;...

Gannett Blog: Estimated layoffs, other job cuts is now near 400;...: In a much-anticipated move,   The News Journal in Wilmington, Del., whacked 28 jobs yesterday -- one of the single biggest totals in the c...

Labor Day 2013 Events

Labor Day 2013 Events

Monday Night Mission

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Monday Night Mission, a set on Flickr.
A beautiful group of young men and women that give up their time to feed 400 to 500 citizens living on Skid Row Los Angeles. You can locate this fine group of individuals on Facebook, and feel free to join them some night, as it's an eye opening experience. I'm still with my home group, Winning at the Race of Life Ministries, just learning from experience how others help the less fortunate.

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Onion skewers a familiar name over CNN's Miley Cyrus handling - LA Observed

The Onion skewers a familiar name over CNN's Miley Cyrus handling - LA Observed

Meredith Artley and The Blogging Pressman

Los Angeles Port Drivers Walk Off the Job

Whoa! L.A. port truck drivers walked off the job just now. They're fed up with harassment by their employer, Green Fleet Systems, and their striking for 24 hours. Stay tuned to this page to follow what happens. Read more here: http://teamsternation.blogspot.com/2013/08/LA-port-drivers-strike.html

Plain Dealer readers will vote for charities to receive ‘editorial exposure,’ free advertising

Plain Dealer readers will vote for charities to receive ‘editorial exposure,’ free advertising

Gannett Blog: What to say when readers complain 'you keep shrink...

Gannett Blog: What to say when readers complain 'you keep shrink...: The Journal & Courier in Lafayette, Ind., is killing its TV grid, dropping the already-meager stock market listings, and publishing bu...

Monday Afternoon in the Blogosphere

Faces of Skid Row Los Angeles




Scotland’s epic media fail - Global Post

Dan Mackie: Newspapers for Sale! - Valley News

Fox Insults Civil Rights Movement - Labor's Edge

Chronicle cuts Friday print publication - Duke Chronicle

The Valley Press Publisher Buys LIFE Newspapers - Patch

Times-Shamrock puts several papers on the market - Poynter

Here's the full text of Witt's talking points memo - Gannett Blog

Walmart Gets Ready for Labor Day With Arrests - Frying Pan News

Dodgers owner Mark Walter explores possible purchase of L.A. Times - LAT

Newspaper for blind ends Saturday after state cuts funding - Detroit Free Press

Today in Labor History

August 26  --  Union Communications Services, Inc. 2013.08.26history-fannie-sellins2

Fannie Sellins and Joseph Starzeleski are murdered by coal company guards on a picket line in Brackenridge, Pa. Sellins was a United Mine Workers of America organizer and Starzeleski was a miner - 1919

After three-quarters of the states had ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, women win their long struggle for the vote - 1920

With America in the depths of the Great Depression, the Comptroller of the Currency announces a temporary halt on foreclosures of first mortgages - 1932

In what some may consider one of the many management decisions that was to help cripple the American auto industry over the following decades, Ford Motor Co. produces its first Edsel. Ford dropped the project two years later after losing approximately $350 million - 1957

The Women’s Strike for Equality is staged in cities across the U.S., marking the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, under which women won the right to vote.  A key focus of the strike—in fact, more accurately a series of marches and demonstrations—was equality in the workplace.  An estimated 20,000 women participated, some carrying signs with the iconic slogan, “Don’t Iron While the Strike is Hot.”  Another sign: “Hardhats for Soft Broads” - 1970

More than 1,300 bus drivers on Oahu, Hawaii, begin what is to become a 5-week strike - 2003

Friday, August 23, 2013

Man, 70 and Woman, 60 Arrested For Marijuana In SWAT Team Raid

Man, 70 and Woman, 60 Arrested For Marijuana In SWAT Team Raid

Today in Labor History

August 23  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

The U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations is formed by Congress, during a period of great labor and social unrest. After three years, and hearing witnesses ranging from Wobblies to capitalists, it issued an 11-volume report frequently critical of capitalism. The New York Herald characterized the Commission's president, Frank P. Walsh, as "a Mother Jones in trousers" - 1912

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Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, accused of murder and tried unfairly, were executed on this day. The case became an international cause and sparked demonstrations and strikes throughout the world - 1927

Seven merchant seamen crewing the SS Baton Rouge Victory lost their lives en route to Saigon when the ship was sunk by Viet Cong action - 1966

Farm Workers Organizing Committee (to later become United Farm Workers of America) granted a charter by the AFL-CIO - 1966

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Newspaper carrier saves man from fire in Michigan

Report: Koch brothers no longer interested in Tribune papers - LA Biz Observed

Report: Koch brothers no longer interested in Tribune papers - LA Biz Observed

Thursday, August 22, 2013

ITS TESTIMONY THURSDAY & God bless our Law Enforcement Officers

James Hart has been with the Los Angeles Police Department for over 27 years, and a SWAT instructor for the past 17 years. We were blessed to have him share his POWERFUL testimony of God's supernatural protection with Sammy and our team. Thank you James for the wonderful mentor you are and for your many years of service to our beautiful City of Angels.
 Winning at the Race of Life
 

This video will CHANGE your life

No matter what you do for a living, this video makes sense to your life.

Koch Brothers not buying LA Times, Chicago Tribune

Sources: Koch Industries not buying LA Times, Chicago Tribune

By  Josh Peterson


Koch Industries will not be buying the Tribune Company’s eight newspapers, which include the Chicago Tribune and the LA Times, The Daily Caller has learned. Sources with knowledge of the business proceedings told The Daily Caller that Koch Industries, after conducting its due diligence, has not been interested in buying the newspapers for “a couple months.” The company determined that purchasing the newspapers was “not economically viable” and that both parties walked away from the negotiations, they said.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/22/sources-koch-industries-not-buying-la-times-chicago-tribune/#ixzz2ckEgkHPs

KPCC news boss is not a fan of The Wrap, it seems - LA Observed

KPCC news boss is not a fan of The Wrap, it seems - LA Observed

Cracking the Codes: Joy DeGruy, A Trip to the Grocery Store

FILM AVAILABLE HERE: http://crackingthecodes.org.
In this story from Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, a film from World Trust, author and educator Joy DeGruy shares how her sister-in-law uses her white privilege to stand up to systemic racial inequity. For more information on this film, go to www.crackingthecodes.org

This documentary is designed for dialogue and comes with a downloadable conversation guide.

Did Forever 21 cut worker hours to save on health care? - LA Biz Observed

Did Forever 21 cut worker hours to save on health care? - LA Biz Observed

Skid Row Children to receive School Supplies this Saturday

This Saturday, children who live in Skid Row will receive new backpacks, school supplies, shoes from SKECHERS and Soles4Souls, Inc., In-N-Out Burger, King Taco, health check ups by Los Angeles Christian Health Centers, and new underwear from BrieflyCares. Thank you U.S. Bank and Jackson Hewitt for sponsoring our event. You will make our #SkidRowKids very happy. To donate, visit here: http://ow.ly/nIPNr — with Sharna Burgess and Andy Dick and Jason Wahler.

Gannett Blog: Asheville | In layoffs, GCI 'cares nothing for tal...

Gannett Blog: Asheville | In layoffs, GCI 'cares nothing for tal...: Blogger Leslie Boyd does an excellent job profiling six Asheville Citizen-Times newsroom staffers just laid-off. In a post about the Nort...

Thursday Morning in the Blogosphere

Crossed paths with former Los Angeles Times employee Keith Hutchins


How the newsroom really works - Romenesko

The NSA, Germany, and journalism - Jeff Jarvis

Will Al-Jazeera America’s Debut Wow Us? - NPQ

Elle Sets Print and Digital Records - Fishbowl NY

Shut down the newspaper printing presses - Gigaom

Paywalls Come Tumbling Down - Newspaper Death Watch

The L.A.Times Misses the Bigger Picture - Frying Pan News

Can Online Oracle Jeff Bezos Be the Prince of Print? - Variety

Las Vegas Newspapers Battling Over Joint Operation - ABC News

Content-producing machines: friend or foe for news media outlets? - Editor's Weblog


Gannett Blog: Layoffs | Missing money in your last check?

Gannett Blog: Layoffs | Missing money in your last check?: In an e-mail, a former employee at a Midwestern newspaper writes: Jim, Both I and another employee who was laid off were not paid for u...

Huffington Post will end anonymous comments

Huffington Post will end anonymous comments

Today in Labor History

August 22  --  Union Communications Services, Inc.

Five flight attendants form the Air Line Stewardesses Association, the first labor union representing flight attendants. They were reacting to an industry in which women were forced to retire at the age of 32, remain single, and adhere to strict weight, height and appearance requirements. The association later became the Association of Flight Attendants, now a division of the Communications Workers of America - 1945

Int’l Broom & Whisk Makers Union disbands - 1963
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Joyce Miller, a vice president of the Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers, becomes first female member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council - 1980

Int’l Longshore & Warehouse Union granted a charter by the AFL-CIO - 1988

August 21
Slave revolt led by Nat Turner begins in Southampton County, Va. - 1831


August 20
The Great Fire of 1910, a wildfire that consumed about 3 million acres in Washington, Idaho and Montana—an area about the size of Connecticut—claimed the lives of 78 firefighters over two days.  It is believed to be the largest, although not deadliest, fire in U.S. history - 1910

Deranged relief postal service carrier Patrick “Crazy Pat” Henry Sherrill shoots and kills 14 coworkers, and wounds another six, before killing himself at an Edmond, Okla., postal facility.  Supervisors had ignored warning signs of Sherrill’s instability, investigators later found; the shootings came a day after he had been reprimanded for poor work.  The incident inspired the objectionable term “going postal” - 1986

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Local barber gives homeless men free haircuts

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. – 2 Corinthians 9:7

Detroit barber Elvis Tucker uses his talents to give back to his community in the best way he knows how, by giving free haircuts to homeless men! After being homeless himself for many years, he understands what a positive reinforcement a fresh cut can be. Watch his story and see how his simple gift means a world to some. Enjoy and have a blessed day!



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The Ultimate Stones, a set on Flickr.

Awesome tribute band that plays the best Rolling Stone music in Southern California. Like their Facebook page to stay abreast of dates and locations where you can experience The Ultimate Stones.