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Kevin Powell

The Education of Kevin Powell: Black, White and Real All Over

Allen Callaci | Posted 10.15.2016 | Books
Allen Callaci

The Education of Kevin Powell is the voice of "the other" breaking through the "concrete box" and reaching the surface. The light is turned on and the volume is pumped up in a language that combines the political urgency of Malcolm X with the raw honesty of Tupac Shakur and the eloquence of Langston Hughes.

#Ferguson. Missouri. America. Where Do We Go From Here?

Kevin Powell | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Kevin Powell

We've got to decide do we want freedom, justice and power with a clear vision on how to get to those places, or if we only want to vent and spit, until the next Michael Brown is killed.

After Years of Violence, I Chose to Make Peace My Lifestyle

Kevin Powell | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Kevin Powell

There were the years in college where I assaulted males and females as if no big deal, as the roots of my childhood rage had become an adult orgy of uncontrollable temper tantrums. There were the nasty arguments coworkers, friends and strangers. Just because.

Speaking Out on Men's Role in Preventing Sexual Assault

Kevin Powell | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Kevin Powell

I asked males in the audience how they defined manhood. A lot of the usual terms came up like "provider" and "strong" and "responsibility." I responded those words could also apply to my single mother and most women I know.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Hopes New Documentary Series Will Change Education System

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 12.24.2013 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hopes that his latest PBS documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will not only educate the public but also lead to reform in the nation's public school system.

We All Failed Whitney Houston!

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 04.29.2012 | Celebrity
Michealene Cristini Risley

I went to hear a dear friend, writer, and activist Kevin Powell speak to a sexual assault group at Stanford University this week. We have known each ...

Who Is Kevin Powell?

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Powell

I could not imagine doing anything else with my life now other than being a public servant in some form or fashion.

Net Neutrality -- Protecting Your Voice, and Mine

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Kevin Powell

And as an African American, I am particularly disturbed and saddened by the numerous civil rights organizations and Black political leaders who are in opposition to Net Neutrality.

My Financial Life -- and Yours, Too

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Powell

If I did not really love and care about people and believe that I, as a leader, could make a serious difference, then I would not put my entire life on display for others to poke and prod at will. So here goes.

Congressman Ed Towns Hides Behind Lawsuit and Attack Politics

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Powell

If Mr. Towns trusted the very people he has been representing, then he would not be wasting taxpayers' money on a flimsy attempt at proving my campaign does not have enough signatures to be on the ballot.

Why Is Congressman Ed Towns Suing Opponent Kevin Powell?

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

Ed Towns's bully tactics might have worked in the old Brooklyn, but they are not going to work in the new Brooklyn.

Why Is Congressman Ed Towns So Afraid of Me?

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

We need to talk about democracy in America. We need real dialogue, real elections, real ideas. Right here in Brooklyn, New York (New York's largest bo...

Setting the Record Straight About Antigua

Rep. Edolphus Towns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Edolphus Towns

Like most of his claims of leadership and effectiveness, Kevin Powell's assertion of being a negotiator in Antigua is pure fantasy.

The Truth About Antigua and Barbuda: A Response to Congressman Edolphus Towns

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kevin Powell

Not only is Rep. Towns' statement a pathetic attempt at scoring political points, but it is also an outright lie.

Celebrity Political Donations: Who Gave What To Whom?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Money, fame, power. Nothing better embodies all three than celebrity political donations, right? And thanks to federal regulations that make all Fed...

Does Reality TV Make Us Stupid?

Emily Bennington | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Emily Bennington

Every channel, it seems, is lining up to showcase the very worst of human behavior -- reality TV. Since college is considered the height of the "formative years," how much of that is seeping in?

The Nanny Diaries: A Caribbean Version

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arlene M. Roberts

There are more than 200,000 women in New York working as nannies, companions and housekeepers, whose lives are typified by long hours, meagre wages, drudgery, and worse.

Hip-Hop stars predict the election

Ariston Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

In Oliver Stone's new film W., Barbara Bush credits the media for helping to elect Bill Clinton over her husband's second term. Why thank you, Babs. I...

Companies Win, Consumers Lose in McCain's Tech Plan

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

McCain's internet policy is the product of a team of advisors that gives lip service to consumers, but when the rubber meets the road, it's the corporations that get most of the goodies.

Finally! MSNBC's Three-Hour Conversation About Race in America

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It was a different sort of doc block last night on MSNBC: First, there was the documentary "Meeting David Wilson," about a young black man, David A. W...