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 […]
“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, […]