"I’m concerned with all my children but my son most definitely, especially with the young black men going to jail and killing one another. My heart really goes out to him. I tell him when I wash his football clothes, ‘Oh, mommy loves washing football clothes’ because that’s what I want him to do. He’s eight, he’s getting older, and look at what he sees. When he gets a couple years older I want to send him to some charter school. That’s why I want him to keep his grades up."
Widowed and the mother of five, Angela lives in an environment shrouded in drugs and violence. In her neighborhood she and her family walk by prostitutes, people selling beer from the back of a truck, drug addicts and crack dealers, all on the way to her son’s football practice. They also pass by a recreation center that has been boarded up for twenty years and a memorial to a kid killed in a drug-related death.