The Commercial Appeals
"Last One Standing"
September 17, 2014 - Lucie Slater braids her nephews hair while watching her two-year-old daughter along with her sister's children in her unit at Foote Homes. Slater dropped out of a culinary arts program in order to take care of the children. But she wants out of Foote Homes and sees a culinary degree as her ticket. “I pray every day that I won’t let my baby grow up here (Foote Homes). She’s already getting older and sees a lot. I want to move away before she understands everything that’s going on over here,” Slater said. “Me and my baby had just finished saying our prayers that night and a bullet came through the window. It was a shock to me. We had just said amen,” Lucie recounted about one evening in Foote Homes.