Young African-Americans Who Gained a Brief Spotlight in 2013

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One of the Central Park Five Continues to Speak Out

Yusef Salaam was one of the Central Park Five, a group of Black and Latino teenagers who went to prison for the rape of a white woman jogging in Central Park in 1989. They were later released on evidence that they didn’t commit the crime. Salaam has been a frequent speaker throughout the country in 2013 on his. He now works as a wireless administrator with a health care company in Long Island. (Photo: Roger Walsh /Landov)

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