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This Former Harlem Drug Dealer Just Graduated From Columbia

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The end of the rainbow.

If you ever grew up with knowledge of the drug game, then you may know how difficult it can be for those involved to step out of it. While some may feel as though dealing drugs is the only resort they have to set themselves up financially, there are still many who are able to leave it behind and start a new life.

For one man in Harlem, he was able to find the silver lining, and not only leave the drug game in the past, but even gain a higher education following. This past weekend, that man graduated from Columbia University, and finally earned his college degree.

former drug dealer at Columbia graduation

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Read more on this former drug dealer’s stories on the following pages.