Last night I got into a long conversation about how a person can thoroughly and sustainably be lifted out of poverty. If you’re poor and don’t happen to make a connection with someone willing and able to take you under their wing, offer you support and opportunities, it kind of seems like nothing short of a miracle can break you […]
It’s time to cut the crap.
Tired of the pushback against installing restrooms for homeless people, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in Miami took to constructing a map that detailed how much urine and feces actually fills the city’s downtown streets on a daily basis.
The group scooped up its data from a sanitation worker’s eight-hour shift last Friday, and dumped smiling […]
To date, Kloehn has built 35 miniature homes for the homeless in Oakland and San Francisco. All construction materials (except for the wheels and a few other odds and ends), are sourced from garbage. He also runs workshops and gives lectures, teaching other artists and handypeople the tricks of the trade. Following his lead, other builders have made homes for […]
When Miley Cyrus wears pasties or posts photos of her pink armpits, it’s not to be a provocateur. The 22-year-old says she’s just being herself, and she wants all young people to have that same opportunity.
That’s why she’s launching the Happy Hippie Foundation to help homeless and LGBT youth, adding that not all her past relationships were “straight, heterosexual” ones. […]