Black People : Detroit man walks 21 miles to work everyday! Hasn't missed a day of work in 10 years

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    Because buses don't cover the full distance between James Robertson's home in Detroit and his job in Rochester Hills, he walks about eight miles headed to work and about 13 miles home, five days a week. His story — told by Bill Laitner in Sunday's Detroit Free Press — has inspired hundreds to offer money to buy him a car, pay his insurance and to provide professional help in managing the donations.


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    Detroiter's daily trek inspires hundreds to donate

    A story about a Detroit man who commutes about 21 miles a day on foot to and from work has spurred reaction from across the nation.
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    Thus far, ~$31k has been raised on his behalf





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    This is a man who knows what the word commitment means.
    Hat off to all who've made donations on his behalf. There are good people in this world of al colors. Let's not paint our words with such broad strokes. Thanks Shaka!
     
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    Detroit man whose 21-mile walk to work inspired $350,000 in donations moves to temporary home


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    The Detroit man whose determination to walk more than 20 miles a day to get to and from work inspired an online campaign that raised more than $350,000 for him abruptly moved on Tuesday after telling police that he did not feel safe with his newfound fortune...

    http://news.yahoo.com/detroit-man-james-robertson-walks-to-work-moved-police-safety-180757947.html

    Detroit man whose 21-mile walk to work inspired $350,000 in donations moves to temporary home

    James Robertson, whose determination to walk more than 20 miles a day to get to and from work, inspired an online campaign that raised more than $350,000 for him, abruptly moved on Tuesday after telling police he did not feel safe with his...
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    God Bless him and he's a proud man a man who committed himself and it all paid off for him
    yes brother do you !!!!
     
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    And the brother ain't no dummy either, he got with the police and moved rather than be taken down by thugs, yep.

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