Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I checked my work email from home this morning and realized that as shitty as I still felt, I had to drag my butt into the office. Fortunately, the big last minute project that was waiting for me came with some help from my awesome co-workers. All day though, I was either freezing cold or really warm. I don't think I'm quite over this bug yet.

When we got home tonight, the construction guys had actually poured the concrete for our new sidewalk. They did not, however, leave us with a path to get into our yard. It rained again today and our street is completely covered with muck. We had to walk up to where they were pouring and cross onto a neighbour's lawn, in the middle of them working. Not good. It seems odd to me that they couldn't put a board down for folks to walk into their own homes. I will be so glad when this is over.

In other not so good news, I read this when I got home and was disappointed and disgusted but not entirely surprised. Stupid people suck.

Man Arrested In GA For Tying Noose Around Tupac Statue
By Roman Wolfe

Police in De Kalb County, Georgia have arrested one individual and are investigating a series of racial attacks at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, after vandals tied a noose around the neck of a bronze statue of slain rapper, Tupac Shakur.

According to police, the first incident occurred early Saturday morning (October 20), when vandals defaced the building and tied a noose around the neck of the statue of Shakur, which is located in the center's Peace Garden.

A second attack also occurred on the statue of Shakur, when vandals drew crosses and wrote rants about Hurricane Katrina and various record labels.

The attacks are being investigated as hate crimes by the De Kalb County Sheriff's Office and police are seeking additional suspects.

"We thank everyone for their prayers and support," Tupac's mother Afeni Shakur said. "Although our hearts are temporarily in pain, our spirits have already forgiven the perpetrators. Hate comes in all colors and genders therefore we will use this act of hate and ignorance to bring our community together and to pray for the healing of those who harbor such feelings."

Due to the attacks, the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation (TASF) recently began fundraising efforts to construct a fence around the parameters of the Center to secure the property.

"With God's guidance, the work of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts and Peace Garden will continue to positively impact and transform our community," Shakur added.

On Saturday, November 10/4, TASF will host its 2nd Bi-Annual Film Screening with a rededication service of the Peace Garden.

The event is free to the public.

Donations to help erect the fence to protect the TASF can be sent to: TASF, 5616 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083 or at and

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