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