DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE: MAGNESS CERTAINLY IS ‘STRONGER’

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Janiva Magness truly has a right to sing the blues.

Her real life reads like a horror story that you wouldn’t wish on anyone.

Born in Detroit, Magness lost both parents to suicide when she was in her mid-teens. She bounced from foster home to foster home and was living on the streets of Berkeley, Calif., when she became a mother at 17. Four months later, she had to give up the child for adoption. She endured more sadness and turmoil before becoming an adult than most people realize in a lifetime. Read More

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