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AUTHOR. ACTOR. ACTIVIST. EDUCATOR.

Ameer Baraka leaves groups inspired about the ability to choose their own futures.”

– Oprah Winfrey’s “Blackboard Wars”

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The Life I Chose

A vivid, instructive and true to life account of a young man’s descent into the criminal life in New Orleans

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Temptations & Traps

“The Life I Chose…The Streets Lied to Me”, is a vivid, instructive and true to life account of a young man’s descent into the criminal life in New Orleans and his ascent to become a successful actor, producer and mentor to youth in the city. The Life I Chose…The Streets Lied to Me,” includes interesting and compelling material regarding the temptations and “traps” of growing up poor, Black and illiterate in the streets of New Orleans, including a murder of another youth and a long prison sentence.

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How the Pain and Shame of Dyslexia Almost Destroyed a Promising Young Actor.

“American Horror Story” actor Ameer Baraka’s own mother called him “dumb and stupid.” His teachers humiliated him. And his dyslexia, which made it difficult for him to read, turned the young man into a “street thug” and a killer. Now an accomplished actor, Baraka was only a few words away from a life in prison, all because he couldn’t read.

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Author

The Life I Chose…The Streets Lied to Me”, is a vivid, instructive and true to life account of a young man’s descent into the criminal life

Ameer Baraka - Actor
Actor

New Orleans-born actor has co-starred on Fox’s hit, American Horror Story, HBO’s Treme and Oprah Winfrey’s Blackboard Wars

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Activist

A champion for prison reform, mentor for at-risk youth and devoted fighter for highlighting issues steming from dyslexia

Ameer Baraka - Educator
Educator

Training our youth in new thinking skills and values while providing the opportunity of being in a safe and productive environment

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“American Horror Story” actor Ameer Baraka’s own mother called him “dumb and stupid.” His teachers humiliated him. And his dyslexia, which made it difficult for him to read, turned t…
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