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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

After 20 years, Recovery Hotel still takes addicts off the street and transforms their lives

By |May 18th, 2016|

(Reprint from WCPO 9 Cincinnati)

Scott Wegener 

CINCINNATI – It wasn’t popular when it opened 20 years ago, but a stable haven for homeless addicts had residents and supporters celebrating Friday.

The Recovery Hotel has been a lifeline for addicts like Robert Malone. Crack cost him everything he held dear.

“I lost contact with family members, with my kids, […]

The power of God transforming a life…

By |May 16th, 2016|

Today my 59 year old mother got her Masters Degree in Psychology. She was a Crack head who spent 5 years in the penitentiary. She was the lowest of the low she sold everything she had for Crack she stole from her family and she did things that I won’t even mention but I’m posting […]