About Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell is an activist, public speaker, and cofounder of BK Nation. He is also the author or editor of 12 books, including his new title, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster). You can email him, kevin@kevinpowell.net, or follow him on twitter, @kevin_powell

Cam Newton, and the Killing of a Mockingbird

  By Kevin Powell The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful. What the beautiful is is another question. —JAMES JOYCE, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man   I’ve wrestled with alligators. I’v...

BK Nation Invites U to Rep Your Bank

BK Nation Invites U to #RepYourBank In order for the “powers that be” to really understand and feel the impact of the African-American contribution to the United States, it important that we speak their language: MONEY. ...

A Tribute to Yogi Berra: Pride of the @Yankees

By Kevin Powell I am a life-long New York Yankees fan. My first love is baseball. I do not care if some think it is boring, too slow, uninspiring. Baseball taught me to appreciate teamwork, skill set development, hand-ey...

Katrina+10: An Introduction

By Kevin Powell I really did not want to write the introduction to this package. Ten years later I remain very sad about what happened to the beautiful people of New Orleans and the Gulf region. When the storm hit &helli...


By Kevin Powell Here I am My lawd On top of this roof Can’t nobody hear my cry I said Here I am my lawd On top of this roof Can’t nobody hear my cry My lawd I am thirsty …
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Random Thoughts on ‪#‎StraightOuttaCompton

By Kevin Powell Saw it mostly because I have been asked by several media outlets to comment, including Saturday morning on one of the major networks, and I always believe in having an informed opinion. I lived through th...