NASHVILLE, Tenn. – What if you had trouble recognizing letters and symbols? That’s what it’s like for people with dyslexia. One in five people have the condition, and for children, it can make school extra challenging. In School Patrol, NewsChannel 5’s Vicki Yates introduced us to one young man who has been getting some special […]
Ameer Baraka, the New Orleans-born actor and activist who co-starred on Fox’s hit, American Horror Story, HBO’s Treme, and Oprah Winfrey’s Black Board Wars, embarks on a national campaign to change young people’s lives with his autobiographical, The Life I Chose. Baraka’s book, hailed by critics as a scintillating page turner and an absolute must […]
Actor Ameer Baraka turned his life around after being incarcerated as a young man. He talks about how part of the problem was not knowing he suffered from dyslexia as a kid growing up in New Orleans, and how he is raising awareness about dyslexia. <iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border-width:0″ src=”http://interactive.tegna-media.com/video/embed/embed.html?id=2186008&type=video&title=Local%20Actor%20Called%20to%20Testify%20about%20Dyslexia%20%20&site=289&playerid=6918249996581&dfpid=32805352&dfpposition=Video_prestream_external§ion=home”></iframe>
A New Orleans native and American Horror Story actor Ameer Baraka is spreading awareness for dyslexia. He talks about his childhood battle with dyslexia and how it led him to a life of crime. <iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border-width:0″ src=”http://interactive.tegna-media.com/video/embed/embed.html?id=2189440&type=video&title=New%20Orleans%20Actor%20Testifies%20About%20Dyslexia&site=289&playerid=6918249996581&dfpid=32805352&dfpposition=Video_prestream_external§ion=home”></iframe>
From dealing to prison, this actor, author was featured on OWN NETWORK and his new memoir takes schools by storm.
Ameer Baraka, a convicted felon who turned his own life around, spends at least one day a week at the Orleans Parish Jail mentoring youth inmates. On his way in today, he received the news that 15-year-old Jaquin Thomas took his own life. “This kid had a future. He was a smart, intelligent kid. He […]
Another AMAZING speech from the #SayDyslexia Rally in #DC!! “American Horror Story: Coven’s” Ameer Baraka speaks about the importance a parent can play in the life of a dyslexic, and shares about his own struggle with dyslexia.Growing up in the projects of New Orleans, no one in his neighborhood knew what dyslexia is or discussed […]