Sheryl Smith, left, and Charlestine Royster, right, serve on the Franklin Village apartment complex residents' council in East Durham. They have been vocal in trying to get the city to heed poor people's advice in organizing the mayor's anti-poverty initiative.
Sheryl Smith, left, and Charlestine Royster, right, serve on the Franklin Village apartment complex residents' council in East Durham. They have been vocal in trying to get the city to heed poor people's advice in organizing the mayor's anti-poverty initiative. hlynch@newsobserver.com
Sheryl Smith, left, and Charlestine Royster, right, serve on the Franklin Village apartment complex residents' council in East Durham. They have been vocal in trying to get the city to heed poor people's advice in organizing the mayor's anti-poverty initiative. hlynch@newsobserver.com

To fight poverty, listen first

May 16, 2014 07:42 PM

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