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Hustlin

Every Day I’m Hustlin’

Mike Sailer

Photo: Baynard Woods, License: N/A

Baynard Woods


Mike Sailer has been selling Word on the Street, Baltimore’s homeless newspaper, for three weeks now. “I was on the street, and I was saved by a guy who introduced me to the paper,” Sailer says. The papers, produced by the homeless community, cost $1. “When it’s your first time going out, you get 40 papers free,” Sailer says. “So that’s $40. After that, you get to keep 25 cents per copy.” On a good day, Sailer says he can make $20. “But more like $9 or $10, on average.”

According to Sailer, most people tell him to get a job. “I tell them that’s what I’m trying to do,” protests Sailer, who says he’s filled out countless applications. “But I recently had my wallet stolen, and I have no ID. No one has called me back.” So he walks on through the heat. “Word on the Street!” he cries.

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