Abdullah Jeffers

Abdullah Jeffers

My dad never took out a mortgage.  Every house we’d ever lived in had been built from scratch.  Just imagine it, using your talents to literally create something out of nothing? My name is Abdullah Jeffers, and this is my Crystal Stair. My father taught me the...
Terrence Bradley

Terrence Bradley

When my parents divorced, I made this plan (at the time I didn’t know it was a plan); I’d live with my mom first, then, when the time came, I’d ask to live with my dad.  This plan would allow me to have the best of both worlds and learn necessary lessons I would need...
Donovan Hicks

Donovan Hicks

As Jordan prepared for the interview, I sat in the lobby of my apartment at the baby grand piano. He asked incredulously, “You play the piano too?!” I knowingly flipped through the sheet music, looking for the piece I had to perform at church the next day and without...