Sasha Suffers as a Child As a six-year-old child, Sasha’s father was killed in an auto accident. Her life at home went from bad to worse. The beatings she received from her alcoholic mother intensified. Abused and constantly hungry, she and her older brother Vitya […]
Jeni studied the curling lines and shapes on her grandson’s homework paper. With a sigh, she handed it back, knowing a great treasure lay within those squiggles and loops, but she lacked the key to unlock it.
When Collette V. Smith was 18, she had just moved from New York City to Alabama to attend Tuskegee University. Her mother’s family lived in nearby Georgia and she would often visit on weekends for home-cooked meals and familiar company. During one such visit, Smith, who later made history […]