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written by marcus littles and j.wes yoder
edited by brian baughan and dr. micah gilmer
photography by Jamaica Gilmer (www.izricreative.com) and Dante Barnum
layout by Emmanuel Thompson (www.izricreative.com)
support for this publication was provided by the Ford Foundation (www.fordfound.org), Atlantic Philanthropies (www.atlanticphilanthropies.org), Open Society Institute’s Campaign for Black Male Achievement (www.soros.org/cbma) and the Twenty-first Century Foundation (www.21cf.org).
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