What World Do We Live In When Even An Act Of Kindness Faces This Kind of Discrimination?

What World Do We Live In When Even An Act Of Kindness Faces This Kind of Discrimination?.

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1 in 7 American houses are empty.
1 in 402 Americans are homeless.
24 empty houses are available for each homeless American.

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How faith helped uncover a ‘golden voice’»

(CNN) — By now, millions of Americans have heard from Ted Williams.

He’s “the homeless man with the golden voice,” a panhandler whose stunning vocal skills were recorded for an impromptu video that’s netted at least 4 million views on YouTube.

But what about the good Samaritan with the video camera?

What made him stop for Williams on a dreary, overcast day when scores of people ignored the African-American homeless man during the peak of the Christmas season?

It turns out that Doral Chenoweth III, the man who filmed Williams, has a story of his own.

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Homeless Man In Columbus Has A Golden Radio Voice – Timeline’s story»

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Homeless man Ted Williams, who has ‘golden’ radio voice, gets second chance

Homeless man with ‘golden radio voice’ gets his chance (video)


Last Updated: 1:19 PM, January 5, 2011

Posted: 7:06 AM, January 5, 2011

The homeless man with the “golden radio voice” wanted a second chance — and did he ever get it.

As soon as Ted Williams, a panhandler who became an online hit after video of him begging on an Ohio roadside was posted to the Internet, appeared on a local radio show this morning the offers began pouring in — including a dream job with the Cleveland Cavaliers and a free house.

“The Cleveland Cavaliers just offered me a full-time job and a house! A house! A house!,” repeated a stunned Williams, 71, on local radio station WNCI.

A caller to the show who said she represented the Cavs offered Williams, who shot to stardom after local newspaper the Columbus Dispatch on Monday posted video of his perfectly-pitched panhandling, a full-time job doing voiceover work for the team and parent company and a free home in Cleveland.

The Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, native trained to be a radio announcer before drugs and alcohol ruined his chances at a career, and he was reduced to begging on the side of a road in Columbus, Ohio, before the newspaper found him.

Local police would refer to Williams as “Radio man,” when chasing him from his usual begging spots, Williams said.

“I’ve been out there about a year; I just didn’t know anything like this would ever happen,” an overwhelmed Williams said earlier in the show. “There’s so many words. I’ve already been characterized to [Scottish singing sensation] Susan Boyle … I’m just so happy.”

Before the Cavs made their bid, the station said a group of credit unions offered Williams a contract worth up to $10,000; a caller claiming to rep MTV expressed interest in having him guest-announce a show; and callers who said they were the voiceover actors behind plugs for “The Simpsons” and “Entertainment Tonight” said they wanted him to compete on their upcoming “America’s Next Voice” — where the prize includes a home studio.

For a man suddenly thrust from an Ohio roadside into the hearts of the world, Williams set his sights low.

“Just to get back to some normalcy and responsibility — If I can a job, whether it’s a twenty-five or even $18,000, I’d be happy,” he said. “At least I know God has me where he wants me.”

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Remember the homeless guy from the last post? He got a job offered thanks to the internet :D

Homeless man w/golden radio voice in Columbus, OH in need of a job