Jess Hurd


"Right here in the ghetto.”

At a homeless shelter on the edge of Overtown, Miami I spoke to Billy Jewel Garrett Jr who had been a cook for 25 years. He shares the shelter with 300 other men. Billy has the privilege of sleeping on the concrete floor in the kitchen.

“It do look like paradise when you go to the beach, the million dollar houses but once you cross over them islands and come into the town of Miami you’re right here in the ghetto.”

“This used to be Overtown, but they are pushing black people back, so they can put in the people with money.”

“They are kicking people out, putting them in projects…building up all these skyscrapers, they just sit there empty, nobody can afford them.” 

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