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Soldiers for the Streets

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Ras King spent the better part of his childhood bouncing between group homes after his mother was incarcerated. He became a drug dealer and hustler, but after seeing friends and his cousin murdered, he struggled to find a way out. Now he's using his street smarts to educate and mentor youth, delivering a message of inspiration and hope through Freedom Time Magazine and the Human Improvement Movement, an organization assisting African-Canadian youth and single mothers. Together, King and his comrades offer a revolutionary style of hip hop music to empower and strengthen the community. Ngardy Conteh's Soldiers for the Streets shows the power marginalized voices can have when they're raised in unison.

2004, 11 min 10 s

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