Whatsoever you do: homeless man lies dead on street for day, while people pass by and take pictures

Details:  A homeless man lay dead in a busy downtown Houston street for nearly a day as people took snaps of his corpse on their cellphones, cops say. The pantsless body of the vagrant, known as “Big Guy,” was left unattended on the corner of Travis and Anita streets for more than 20 hours Monday [Read More...]

Inspiration: one teen’s journey from homeless to Harvard

This just makes you sit up and go “Wow.”  Read on: Dawn Loggins returned from a prestigious academic camp last summer and discovered her parents had abandoned her. So she did the only thing she knew. She adjusted. She went to live with a friend’s mother. She took a part-time job as the custodian at [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words

Some who are snowed in by last night’s blizzard don’t have all the comforts of home. Above, an unidentified homeless veteran who lives beneath a Philadelphia underpass, photographed on Wednesday January 26th, as another intense storm barreled up the east coast. [Read more...]

The man with 4,500 Facebook friends — and no place to live

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more compelling lead than this, from the Washington Post: Eric Sheptock has 4,548 Facebook friends, 839 Twitter followers, two blogs and an e-mail account with 1,600 unread messages. What he doesn’t have is a place to live. And the surprises don’t stop there: “I am a homeless homeless advocate,” [Read More...]