Photo copyright 2009, Matt Roth
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
City Springs Elementary School first grader Jahmal Harrison, left, defends his actions while being scolded by his mother Tameka Harrison, after she found out he was in a fight with another student after school. Tameka, who can’t work due to a facial injury, volunteers at her son’s school where poverty is the norm. Ninety-six percent of the student body qualifies for free lunches. Tameka and Jahmal, who suffers from lead poisoning, used to live in one of the close-by housing projects, but have been homeless for the last two months. They’re currently staying at Sarah’s Hope Shelter in West Baltimore.