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*Once considered one of the country’s top drug kingpins, Ricky Donnell Ross, better known as “Freeway” Rick Ross, has transformed his life and launched the Freeway Literacy Foundation (www.freewayliteracy.org).

Now, instead of building a massive multimillion dollar drug empire, that once earned him $3 million-dollars-per-day, this drug kingpin-turned-philanthropist has turned his life completely around, and he is busy spreading messages of literacy, anti-drug and anti-violence across the United States.

Adamant about schooling students about the real danger of drugs and gangs, and how they can quickly destroy their life and their community, Ross (the real Rick Ross — not the rapper) is on a mission to rebuild and unite communities that he possibly contributed to destroying decades earlier.

“At one point in my life, I thought I was supposed to be the biggest drug dealer in the world,” Ross says. “Books really peeled my eyes open and allowed…

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