Gretna LA Police Summer Camp 7-14-17

Ameer Baraka aka “The Sexy Dyslexic” of American Horror Story fame, and the author of the acclaimed memoir, “The Life I Chose – The Streets Lied to Me” (, is shown mentoring youth at the Gretna, LA Police Department’s 2017 summer camp for at-risk youth. The Gretna Police Department purchased copy of Baraka’s book for […]

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Gretna PD working to shake ‘arrest capital’ reputation

GRETNA, La. — Gretna Police have been under a microscope since Hurricane Katrina, leading up to a National Geographic story that called Gretna “the arrest capital of the United States.” Police leaders are taking the initiative to change that perception and the culture within the department. “It took a lot of guts,” Dr. Peter Scharf said. […]

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School Patrol: Help For Dyslexia

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 […]

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Ameer Baraka Candidly Discusses His Struggles with Dyslexia and How it Impacted His Life

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 […]

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Local Actor Called to Testify about Dyslexia

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=”§ion=home”></iframe>

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