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Ghetto Grace is about young black adults living in the hood from a realistic perspective. It’s about pain, anger, and love. Hood Livin, touches on various aspects in which young adults are coming up in the so-called hood experience.

Justice is twenty-four, and although it’s his last year of college, he’s dealing with the problems of his ex-girlfriend leaving town with his young daughter and trying to come to terms with his mother’s illness and his responsibility to his best friend’s little brother. At the same time, he falls in love with a young sister.

Kisha is twenty-three and just broke up with her boyfriend when she caught him playing on her. She’s the third oldest of seven children. Her mother’s early death forced her to become the woman of the house and to care for a drunkard father.

Regg had his first year of college at eighteen. He’s trying to cope with his brother’s death and being an adult teenager. He realizes it’s not all that easy, nor is it what he expected.

Coco is Kisha’s best friend, and she’s having her own issues. Her only brother is in prison, and she’s caught up in a relationship that is not healthy for her. Her boyfriend is the leader of the local drug-selling gang who values the chase of that paper more than her life.

Crime is the leader of the Bishops. He is all about that money and making sure he and his people eat. He doesn’t care what he has to do to get it or who he has to kill in order to keep his spots up and flowing.

As each deals with their own independent issues and drama, living in the hood, the streets of reality draw them together in one way or another. Ten years earlier, Justice witnessed the murder of his best friend and partner Rakim by a member of a rival gang. He took that as a wake-up call and reality check. Justice decided to get himself on the right track and try to avoid the calls of the streets. But when his late partner’s brother dies, the call can no longer be ignored.