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Born Leonardo Daniels in West Philadelphia, PA, on Dec. 24, 1959, Daniels was the oldest of five siblings. His father, a police officer who often bullied the aspiring writer, was killed during a robbery when Daniels was a teen, and thereafter, Daniels was raised by a single mother. But his father's words of discouragement rang in Daniels' ears a...

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