The Commercial Appeals
"Last One Standing"
July 14, 2014 - Ivory shades in the details of Tigger’s tail methodically. He has been drawing since he was three years old. Now 32, he has lived in Foote for twelve years.
“I feel stuck, I really do,” Ivory says. “I would stay if things changed, but it’s not. Last month was a bloodbath.” Ivory is talking about July, a month of multiple shootings in and around the area. A teenager, well known in Foote Homes, was gunned down. Ivory is just one of the nearly 1,200 residents who call the Memphis' last public housing projects home. Tucked away in a three-bedroom unit, one of 420 similar units, two blocks from downtown.