Posting History for kevinpowell
|Voting Rights, Affirmative Action, and the Slow Murder of Dr. King’s ‘Dream’
A blog about voting rights, affirmative action, and the future of democracy in America.
|Lance Armstrong, Manti Te’o, Sports, and Lies
Lance Armstrong, Manti Te'o, Sports, Lies, and the Whys.
|The Connecticut Shooting: How Many More?
When are we as Americans going to deal squarely with our culture of violence? How many more mass shootings will it take? Kevin Powell's latest blog raises these questions, cites statistics, and ...
|Manhood, Mental Illness, and The Colorado Massacre
A different take on the Aurora, Colorado mass shooting tragedy, through the prisms of manhood and mental illness.
|Gay Marriage, Barack Obama, Newsweek
Why a conversation on equality for all Americans is necessary.
|The Peter Paul Center route out of poverty
Republicans talk a lot about poverty while the Peter Paul Center in Virginia actually does something to help.
|RIP Whitney Houston
A different way of viewing the life and tragic death of Whitney Houston.
|Open Letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York
My reaction to Mayor Bloomberg's police raid of Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City.
|Joe Paterno, Herman Cain, Men, Sex, and Power
Thoughts on Joe Paterno, Herman Cain, and how we define manhood in America, on our planet, in these times.
|A Poem for Anita Hill
written on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Ms. Hill’s testimony at the Supreme Court hearings of Clarence Thomas in ...
|Occupy Wall Street: The Revolution Will Be Multiplied
Blog on my time spent at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York ...
|Troy Davis Is Not Dead
A blog written in aftermath of execution of Troy Davis. Where do we go from here?
|Why Are We Killing Troy Davis?
Death row inmate, is going to be executed in the state of Georgia after final appeals have been rejected. Here's why.
A poem in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and for those who saved lives, too.
|Made in America: Unemployment and Labor Day
A blog about America's unemployment and union problems as we pass another Labor Day holiday.
|Why I Support Gay Marriage
I believe in human rights for all human beings. And equal protection under the law for all Americans. This is why I support gay or same-sex marriage....
|Bin Laden is dead, but now what?
Meditation on the death of Osama Bin Laden, and American's priorities going forward around conflict.
|In Defense of Ashley Judd
A blog about Hollywood star Ashley Judd and the responses by hiphop community to her new memoir.
|Open Letter to Chris Brown
An open letter to the troubled pop star.
|Boy Asked To Be “Slave” At School
President Obama is president, but inside our American schools some educators are still teaching as if we were in segregated America, per this recent incident at an Ohio school.
|LOS ANGELES: Hate On Valentine's Day
Something for us all to think about this Valentine's ...
|The Super Bowl and Violence Against Females
A very different take on Super Bowl Sunday.
|Kool Herc, Hiphop, and Healthcare
WRITER’S NOTE: Please visit this site right away to learn more about Kool Herc and how you can support him during his time of medical challenges: http://www.djkoolherc.com/
|Mom Jailed For School Choice
Bizarre and disturbing tale of African American mother of 2 daughters jailed for sending them to White suburban school.
|Guns in America
An essay on gun violence in America, and what we Americans can do to turn away from a culture of violence.
|HAITI, one year later
A reflection on the one-year anniversary of Haiti's tragic earthquake, by Kevin Powell.
|Arizona is America
A blog written in the aftermath of the tragic Tucson, Arizona shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others.
|The Mess at Medgar Evers College
This blog is about a very ugly and public battle happening at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, New York State's only "historically Black college," for all intents and purposes.
|Tyler Perry’s ‘For Colored Girls’
This blog is about the significance and controversies surrounding filmmaker Tyler Perry and his new film "For Colored Girls."
|Don’t Abandon Barack
This blog/essay is about why we should not abandon the promise of Barack Obama's presidency just two short years in.
|Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
Writer’s note: OCTOBER is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I wrote this essay/blog a couple of years back to not only discuss violence against women and girls, but to also offer practical ...
|Black Leadership Is Dead
NOTE: This blog/essay is published in the October 2010 issue of EBONY.
|Post-Congressional campaign STATEMENT by Kevin Powell
This is Kevin Powell's statement in regards to his 2010 Democratic campaign for Congress in Brooklyn, New York City's largest borough.
|Congressman Ed Towns’ Lazy Leadership
Kevin Powell for Congress' Democratic primary is just two weeks away, on Tuesday, September 14, in Brooklyn, New York. Here is a piece on why his opponent, "a bad Democrat" with a history of do ...
|Who is Kevin Powell?
I am a true progressive and a 26-year veteran of community organizing currently in the middle of a very intense Congressional race in Brooklyn, New York. I wrote this piece in response to some from ...
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