If you watched the hit TV show, American Horror Stories, “Coven” on FX last season, then you know the story of the “minotaur” who started the whole sordid tale of the legend of Madame Marie Delphine LaLaurie played by Kathy Bates vs the voodoo queen, Marie Leveau played by Angela Bassett but no one know who was the man that played the minotaur. Well we do…. check it out after the jump!!!
We spoke to the actor/activist, Ameer Baraka back in 2013 when Oprah Winfrey showed the work that he was doing in his hometown of New Orleans with disenfranchised urban youth. (see Blackboard Wars) Throughout the years, Ameer has aligned himself with Master P and Romeo from No Limit representing their apparel line and now he’s not just an actor on a hit TV show, he’s also a producer who’s partnered with Dan Garcia AKA Kane from the former No Limit artists “Kane & Abel” and other actors and actresses like Meagan Good putting out quality independent movies like “Act Of Faith” with veteran actor John Amos and the beautiful Tamala Jones.
He speaks out often about the direction of Hip Hop and it’s effects on the youth still living in disenfranchised areas in New Orleans. He see the growth of his city in music, sports and now also in movies. Ameer is respected in the city of New Orleans because his road to success came through a perilous journey of crime and imprisonment. And his journey is a live documentation and the city that he used to run the streets doing wrong, is now the place where he films the second season of “Coven” and he has another movie coming out with Stacey Dash and the aforementioned Meagan Good. With several movies slated to be released this Spring and Summer, the man behind the mask is a real busy man. But mask or no mask, we see you Ameer Baraka. #Salute
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Follow Baraka at @AmeerBaraka on Twitter and check out his Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/ameer.baraka
Movie: (Loose) Producer. Meagan Good. Lil Romeo, Raven symone, Garcelle Beauvais,
Movie: (Act Of Faith). Executive producer. John Amos, Cassie Davis. Paula Jai Parker
Movie: Forgiven Souls. Producer. Gary David, Wendy Raquel Robinson