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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=”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>

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New Orleans Actor Testifies About Dyslexia

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>

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Speech From The #SayDyslexia Rally in #DC!!

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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 […]

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On The Hill

“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, […]

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