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How Hair By Ivy Went From Homelessness To Celebrity Hair Stylist In 2 Years

By |May 11th, 2018|

A reprint from The Light 103.9FM
Celebrity hair stylist Hair By Ivy turned what could have been the end of her career in the launching point for her successful business. Here’s how she did it.
Before Ivy became a celebrity hairstylist, she practiced and perfected her craft on friends, family and neighbors. The self-taught beautician mastered weaving […]

The degree — and the life — that slipped away

By |March 28th, 2018|

(a reprint from Campbell University Magazine)
MARCH 1, 2018

On his desk at home sit dual computer screens, one with a background image of a man — he doesn’t know whom, as it’s only a stock photo — wearing a cap and gown and receiving his degree; and the other with an image of a bachelor’s degree […]

How can I advocate for affordable housing for the homeless?

By |October 9th, 2017|

Advocating for affordable housing, rapid re-housing, permanent supportive housing, and vouchers are essential in ending the homeless epidemic.

The development of affordable housing creates a healthier environment for individuals, families, and their surrounding neighborhood. Communities that invest in affordable housing increase:

Immediate and long-term employment opportunities and spending in the local economy.
Immediate […]

It’s never too late…

By |May 11th, 2017|

Monday, May 8, 2017 was the night that will mark the beginning of my future, as I graduated from Wake Technical Community College. Not only was this my graduation night, but this event would also, mark the first time, I have ever finished something, I started.

I had always wanted an upper level education but never […]

Homelessness doesn’t have to be the end !

By |May 6th, 2017|

After having lived in the bowels of homelessness for almost 20 years, I have finally achieved a goal I have wanted for quite some time…I am graduating from college Monday, May 8th 2017 at the Raleigh Convention and Civic Center.

Most people would probably never comprehend the powerful significance this moment means to me, especially after […]

Homelessness in the US: Sleep Study and Accommodation Directory

By |May 4th, 2017|

It’s difficult to sleep if you don’t have a home. It’s especially difficult to sleep deeply when you have no way to secure your personal belongings and you’re worried about your personal safety. Sleep deprivation for even just a night or two can vastly affect your productivity and mental processing. Imagine what sleeping for varying […]

Infuriating Video Shows Meek Mill Making Homeless Man Do Pushups For $20

By |February 28th, 2017|

(A reprint from The Huffington Post written by Carla Herriera)


Meek Mill disappointed a lot of fans on Friday night when he used Instagram’s Stories feature to post a series of videos showing a homeless man asking for some change.

The video never actually shows the Philadelphia rapper, who reportedly has an estimated net worth of $3 […]

Pokemon Go meetup to provide shoes for homeless in Raleigh

By |August 16th, 2016|

Reprint from Ken Smith of WRAL NEWS…

RALEIGH, N.C. — Pokemon Go is luring players by the dozens to Raleigh’s Nash Square on a nightly basis. A Triangle area nonprofit is now using the virtual craze to solve a real life problem.

Stefan Youngblood runs the nonprofit, “When Grace Happens,” which works with the homeless community in […]

Formerly Homeless Student Graduates College While Caring for Brothers

By |May 26th, 2016|

( Reprint of ABC News)

Many people talk about beating the odds, but one awe-inspiring young woman from the Bronx has truly proven what it really means to come out on top with the weight of the world on one’s shoulders.

The road toward graduating cum laude on Tuesday with a bachelor’s degree in English and a […]

Criminalizing Homelessness Can Now Cost Cities Federal Money

By |May 23rd, 2016|

After arguing last month that local ordinances criminalizing people for being homeless are unconstitutional, the Obama administration will now tie federal funding to whether municipalities are cracking down on criminalization measures.

Every year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gives out $1.9 billion in grants to local Continuums of Care, public-private partnerships that tackle […]