Chronicles the life of an inner-city welfare family over a five-year period. Terrell Collins, a fourteen-year-old African American boy living in a Chicago housing project, and the son of a crack addict, was an honor student initially intended to be featured in a documentary on "ghetto success stories." On the day filming began in 1994, Terrell was fatally shot. His cousin Nickcole Collins narrates the story that shows how three generations of African American women struggle to free themselves from welfare and poverty. An HBO presentation.