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Dr. Ben S. Carson, M.D: An American Icon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Patricia Turnier   
Sunday, 21 February 2010 19:23

Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr., M.D was born in Michigan in 1951 to a young mother in inner-city Detroit.  He and his older brother, Curtis, grew up amid poverty, crime, and violence.  His parents divorced when Dr. Carson was very young.  He and his brother were raised by their mother.  After his parents’ divorce, Carson lost confidence in himself and believed his classmates, who would insult him by calling him names.

Lesra Martin: One Of The Most Prominent Canadian Barristers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Patricia Turnier   
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 20:51

Lesra Martin was born in 1963 to Earl and Alma Martin.  He was the second eldest son of eight children. The family initially enjoyed a middle class lifestyle until Earl Martin suffered an injury and could no longer work. The family was soon mired in poverty, and was even homeless at some point.  Lesra Martin was raised in Bed-Stuy (Bedford Stuyvesant), New York.  When he was 10-11 years-old, he took the initiative to bag groceries and sweep up in a local bar.

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