On an unseasonably warm July day, Lionel Irving gets up from the sofa on his front porch to hug his 16-year-old niece Queenie who is just getting home from a summer program called Self Enhancement, Inc.
“She just came from a college tour,” he says. “That’s our star.”
Queenie visited Tulane University in New Orleans. Lionel sees education as the most important thing for helping young people improve their lives and he gets visibly excited when he talks about Queenie’s success.