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Former Queens Gang Member & Ex-Convict Set To Graduate from Columbia University: “I Don’t Want My Past To Define Me”

 Today’s “Good News of the Day” comes courtesy of a young man by the name of Richard Gamarra. After seven years behind bars for assault and weapon convictions, the 28-year-old former Latin King gangbanger managed to turn his life around and will be graduating with a master’s degree from Columbia University’s renowned Mailman School of Public Health May ’17! Check out his inspirational story below….