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Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell is one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voices in America today. Kevin is a native of Jersey City, raised by a single mother in extreme poverty, but managed to study at Rutgers University in New Brunswick thanks to New Jersey’s Educational Opportunity Fund. Kevin has gone on to be the author of 11 books, including Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and the Ghost of Dr. King: Blogs and Essays. Among his upcoming books is The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood, his memoir to be released on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 by Atria/Simon & Schuster. In 2018, Kevin will publish a biography of Tupac Shakur, the late rapper and controversial American icon. A noted public speaker, Kevin has lectured widely in America at colleges and major corporations, and also globally in places like Japan, the American University in Nigeria, West Africa, and the UK. You can email him, [email protected] and follow him on twitter @kevin_powell