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Sometimes The King Is A Woman

Sometimes The King Is A Woman


Surviving Southeast


Ronita Overton’s family had it all. Good times, good jobs, and most importantly, lots of love. That is, until the Crack Years intervened. As this dangerous new drug flooded the streets, the lives of too many D.C. residents fell apart. Ronita’s mother and uncles were among them. 


Young Ronita found herself neck-deep in one of D.C.’s most dangerous neighborhoods during the peak of the 1990s gun violence epidemic. Though she fell in love with the fast life, warm community, and colorful characters of the city, only half of her crew survived her teenage years. Ronita soon realized that she would need to make a plan and execute it fast if she wanted to get out alive.


As high school graduation looms and loved ones are lost to the street, which path will Ronita choose? Can she live up to her full potential against the backdrop of love, loss, and violence in Southeast D.C., or will the streets get her too?

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