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How Rapper T.I. is Saving His Old Atlanta Neighborhood

Not long ago, Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.–the rapper, actor, and fashion impresario who’s better known as T.I.–took a hard look at the once-vibrant Atlanta neighborhood he grew up in.

By the age of 14, he’d been arrested several times on drug charges. To flip the script for kids like him, in 2017 he founded Buy Back the Block, a real estate venture that re-imagines his old neighborhood one building at a time.

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