Academy award nominee Viola Davis recounted her humble beginnings at Variety's 2014 Power of Women Luncheon on Friday.
The "How To Get Away With Murder" actress, 49, was honored at the Beverly Hills luncheon for her work with the Hunger Is campaign, which seeks to end childhood hunger. During a powerful speech, she recalled growing up in "abject poverty" and at times eating from maggot-filled garbage bins.
"I didn't join the Hunger Is campaign to save the world. I set out to save myself. You know, they say that you're never too old to have a happy childhood," Davis told the crowd. "And although my childhood was filled with many happy memories, it was also spent in abject poverty. I was one of the 17 million kids in this country who didn't know where the next meal was coming from, and I did everything to get food." more >>
Taylor Swift visits the "Live Lounge" in London for BBC Radio 1. She performs a beautiful cover of "Riptide" by the Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy.
She has an incredible voice that goes along perfectly with this song. It sounds beautiful together with the piano. Although Vance is new to the music scene by only releasing one album so far, he clearly has a fan in Taylor Swift. You will enjoy every moment of this cover.
Watch Taylor Swift sing "Riptide" below: more >>
An elderly woman had been walking when suddenly she fell in the middle of train tracks. Unable to move, screaming didn't seem to get anyone's attention.
Two amazing teens saw the grandmother of seven stuck on the train tracks with a train headed right towards her. Using quick thinking skills, they rushed over to her with no hesitation and began to free her from the situation. She was extremely kind and thankful for these two teens for being her guardian angel.
God puts people in the right place at the right time! more >>
This small town shop owner, Avi Gandhi, has had such a memorable impact on the people of Levittown, New York since he move there 10 years ago.
Avi has not missed a day of work since the day the store opened. He loves to serve his customers and keep in touch with them each and every day. Business owners like that keep loyal customers coming back because of the love he shows them.
When his wife developed cancer he was completely devastated. more >>
No matter what negative thoughts were told to this amazing teen, she would carry on and fight. When Lacey was born doctors told her mother she would pass away immediately after birth.
She was diagnosed with a rare disease, but that didn't stop this child of God from fighting back. Lacey is now 15 years old and proving everyone who doubted her wrong. She is a true inspiration.
God bless her and her amazing family! Watch her miraculous story below: more >>
While we are concerned with terrorism, and rightly so, there is a greater threat from within. We are witnessing the rapid deterioration of a nation before our eyes.
I recently had the privilege of speaking to Congressional staffers in Washington D.C. The message was from 2 Chronicles 7:14,"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
Here is a closer look at the last command, the one most ignore: more >>