Monday, December 14, 2009

Homeless newspaper debuts in St. Pete

The St. Petersburg Homeless Image -- a forum for advocates, homeless and formerly homeless people, students and the general public -- made its debut this weekend on the streets of St. Pete.

The paper includes articles on the homeless lawsuit against the city, St. Pete's designation as the second meanest city, a blistering attack on the St. Petersburg Times for their recent article against panhandling and passionate obits on street people who died recently.

The paper is the brainchild of my friend and colleague G.W. Rolle, a formerly homeless man who serves on the county's Homeless Leadership Network. The project grew out of a need to provide accurate news and opinions to the people of St. Pete during an unusually hostile atmosphere toward the homeless. Plus, through a generous vendor program, the paper provides an economic opportunity. Homeless folks can sell the paper for a profit and, besides getting some extra cash, learn valuable job skills. Rolle says it's a good alternative to panhandling.

Read the newspaper here (but if you're in St. Pete, buy one anyway).

(Adapted from Alex Pickett's post at Pushing Rope.)

6 Comments:

At 9:13 AM, OpenID nancyimperiale said...

That's very cool. Somebody in Orlando should start one of those.

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger Jacqueline Dowd said...

Rock for Hunger tried. Got a couple of issues out, but I haven't seen an issue lately.

 
At 11:01 PM, Blogger ninest123 said...

burberry, true religion outlet, replica handbags, nike free run uk, true religion jeans, abercrombie and fitch, michael kors outlet, coach outlet, hogan, nike air max, true religion jeans, nike air max, kate spade handbags, lacoste pas cher, michael kors outlet, burberry outlet online, hermes, michael kors, new balance pas cher, ray ban pas cher, vanessa bruno, lululemon, ugg boots, sac guess, converse pas cher, ralph lauren uk, mulberry, coach outlet, michael kors outlet, ugg boots, michael kors outlet, vans pas cher, nike roshe, timberland, michael kors, north face, nike blazer, tn pas cher, nike air max, north face, air force, ray ban uk, oakley pas cher, hollister pas cher, michael kors outlet, coach purses, michael kors, michael kors, true religion jeans, hollister

 
At 11:05 PM, Blogger ninest123 said...

ralph lauren, birkin bag, babyliss, reebok shoes, p90x workout, nfl jerseys, abercrombie and fitch, soccer jerseys, nike air max, jimmy choo shoes, north face outlet, beats by dre, valentino shoes, insanity workout, hollister, nike huarache, timberland boots, mac cosmetics, new balance, north face outlet, lancel, louboutin, chi flat iron, ray ban, vans, instyler, lululemon, baseball bats, mcm handbags, nike roshe, iphone cases, ferragamo shoes, hollister, nike air max, longchamp, bottega veneta, asics running shoes, ghd, wedding dresses, mont blanc, soccer shoes, nike trainers, herve leger, celine handbags, converse outlet, giuseppe zanotti, hollister, gucci, oakley, vans shoes

 
At 11:05 PM, Blogger ninest123 said...

moncler, supra shoes, moncler, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, doudoune canada goose, canada goose uk, canada goose outlet, karen millen, louis vuitton, canada goose, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, swarovski crystal, canada goose, sac louis vuitton pas cher, pandora jewelry, moncler, moncler outlet, canada goose outlet, moncler, pandora charms, louis vuitton, thomas sabo, montre pas cher, louis vuitton, moncler, louis vuitton, juicy couture outlet, marc jacobs, bottes ugg, toms shoes, swarovski, juicy couture outlet, moncler, pandora charms, links of london, moncler, coach outlet, hollister, replica watches, ugg pas cher, canada goose, ugg boots uk, wedding dresses, pandora jewelry, canada goose

 
At 11:09 PM, Blogger ninest123 said...

ugg boots, nike air max, replica watches, louis vuitton outlet, air jordan pas cher, prada outlet, oakley sunglasses, replica watches, longchamp outlet, nike free, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, ray ban sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, tory burch outlet, christian louboutin outlet, nike air max, prada handbags, louboutin outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, chanel handbags, kate spade outlet, longchamp, nike free, ray ban sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, nike roshe run, tiffany and co, michael kors, uggs on sale, ralph lauren pas cher, sac longchamp, jordan shoes, oakley sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, louis vuitton, nike outlet, louboutin pas cher, gucci outlet, longchamp pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp outlet, louboutin, oakley sunglasses, air max, louboutin shoes, burberry, ugg boots

 

Post a Comment

<< Home