By Carma Henry

Darrell Thomas, 54, is a double amputee. By trade, he’s a carpenter, a fix-it guy. He lost his right leg in 2003, while he was working on a car on the side of the road. His left leg? “It was just a spider in my shoe,” he said.

“…that person isn’t homeless because they want to be. They’re there because certain life circumstances put them in that situation…. …But the person in the home needs to realize they’re just one mistake from being homeless themselves.”

By Lee Eric Smith, The New Tri-State Defender

Admit it: Sometimes you go out of your way to avoid a homeless person.
So, do I. I’m not proud to say it, but it’s true. If I can’t cross

Students and staff from the Southern College of Optometry provided eye exams and prescriptions to dozens of Memphis’ homeless during Project Homeless-Connect.

the street to evade them, I search my brain for my pre-programmed “no” response to their inevitable request for a dollar.
“I ain’t got it, bruh,” is my go-to line, which, too often, is simply the truth. It’s not danger that I feel. If you’re like me, the problem with having even a brief conversation with a homeless …read more

Source:: The Westside Gazette