Kemba Smith Pradia

Growing up as an only child in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia, Kemba Smith Pradia led a privileged and sheltered childhood. After graduating from high school in 1989, she left the security of her family to continue her education at the prestigious Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. What happened to Smith in her new campus environment was a nightmare: away from the protective watch of her mother and father and in an attempt to “fit in,” she fell in with the wrong crowd and became involved with a drug dealer. He was a major figure in a crack cocaine ring and drew Smith right in the middle of his life with physical, mental, and emotional abuse, disguised as “love.”

Eventually, after enduring a turbulent four-year relationship with him, Smith was sentenced ...

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Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Pradia Story

Personal Responsibility: Today's Choices Are Tomorrow's Consequences

Overcoming Adversity

Domestic Violence, Self Esteem & Relationships: When "Love" Is Really Abuse in Disguise

American Drug Policy & Its Devastating Effects

Get Involved! Youth & Student Activism

Black History

The Power of Women

Kemba Smith Pradia shares her journey of being a college student, victim of domestic violence and mother sentenced to 24. 5 years in federal prison. Hear her story of strength and resilience, continuing the legacy of women leaders in the struggle for the betterment of our communities.

 

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  • Poster Child : The Kemba Smith Story
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