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Global to Local Poverty

Global to Local Poverty

by Monica Thompson

The picture that we saw today is everywhere there is homelessness in Oakland and there's nothing being done. Everyone is looking for help but no one is reaching out to help. I don't know what to say or think, I'm always open to helping others, and it don't matter what color you are.

‘We welcome all people with open arms. You give the people what they're not asking for,” said Lamont.

Lamont also said when he came to Oakland, he was proud to be black. He mentioned that for you to do an act of kindness by helping your neighbor. Maybe go to the supermarket for your neighbor.

When I leave my house I always come across someone that needs help. I wouldn't mind putting out my hand to help. That's what the Lord did when he was on the earth, I would prefer seeing it face to face. I saw that people as a whole need help, so where do you go and who do you talk to because a lot of times, when you're in a bind there's a lot of promises and nothing happens.

I have been in a situation like that in 2017, when me and my son lost our housing.

So what would you do if you was against the wall? Who would you turn to, maybe a close friend. Positive resources, apply yourself, don't give up, write what you want and be positive about it, be strong and courageous.

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