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New York Times article sheds light into life of homeless child

This story originally appeared in the New York Times. By: Andrea Elliot She wakes to the sound of breathing. The smaller children lie tangled beside her, their chests rising and falling under winter coats and wool blankets. A few feet away, their mother and father sleep near the mop bucket they use as a toilet. […]

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Restaurant forced to stop feeding homeless after complaints from other business owners

A Lafeyette, Ind. restaurant has been forced to stop feeding the homeless amid complaints from fellow business owners. The Buttery Shelf, a small eatery owned by Cherrie Buckley, fed as many as 70 people a free meal each Thursday. But the restaurant’s good deed has since stopped for good.

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Nas Raises $29,000 for Homeless Family

After seeing a story about a family who had lost their home to a fire, Nas took to Twitter to help them, tweeting “I was moved by the sad story of Stanley Young-father of 7 now homeless. Help me give his family a miracle.”

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Youth Homelessness is On The Rise in Illinois

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, youth homelessness is on the rise. Though an official count has not been made since 2005, shelters and hotline data suggests that more and more youth are on the streets.

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Chelesa Fearce Overcomes Homelessness; Will Start College as a Junior at Spelman

Georgia teen Chelesa Fearce spent most of her high school career homeless, oftentimes living out of her mother’s car. But Fearce persevered. She achieved a 4.466 GPA, took all college courses during her senior year, and will start as a junior at Spelman this fall.

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23 Year-Old Joshua Williams Graduates from College Despite Homelessness; Starts Scholarship Fund

Williams, a senior at Bethune-Cookman College, will graduate this weekend with a degree in criminal justice. Even more astonishing? Joshua spent most of his college career without a place to live!

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Homeless Woman Sent to Prison for Sending Child to Better School Out of Her District

Tonya McDowell – a 34 year-old homeless woman – has been given prison time for sending her child to a better school out of her district. Should a parent receive jail time for securing a quality education for her child?

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REPORT: Homeless Black Youth Are Largely Invisible to Service Providers

According to a new report, language and definitions surrounding homelessness render homeless black youth invisible to service providers. Homeless black youth often do not self-identify as homeless, and are thereby less likely to access services catering to homeless populations.

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INSPIRING! ATL Teen Fred Dukes Graduates HS; Heading To College Despite Homelessness

Check out the inspiring story of Fred Dukes, an ATL student who graduated from High School despite being homeless and having no support from family. BYP commends Fred Dukes for his perseverance, and wishes his the best of luck at Coker College!

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REPORT: 43 Percent of Black Gay Youth Have Contemplated or Attempted Suicide

A survey of black gay youth reveals that 43 percent of Black gay youth have thought about or attempted suicide; over half of those surveyed fear or have experienced family disownment. Our young people deserve BETTER than this!

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