Here comes Mae Ya Carter Ryan 

The 11-year-old Bronzeville native has a voice that sounds decades older than she is. People are starting to listen.

Eleven-year-old Mae Yae Carter Ryan, whose voice has been compared to those of Mahalia Jackson and Sarah Vaughan

Eleven-year-old Mae Yae Carter Ryan, whose voice has been compared to those of Mahalia Jackson and Sarah Vaughan

Andrea Bauer

Ina Carter was standing in her kitchen when she first heard the voice. Deep but feminine, it spilled down from the second floor of her Bronzeville house in a rough, powerful wave. It was a grown-up kind of voice, a voice to…

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