Author and activist Kevin Powell issues powerful calls to action

Last week, author and activist Kevin Powell delivered an address at the inaugural diversity symposium sponsored by professional basketball team the Atlanta Hawks. This symposium was an attempt by the team’s new ownership to repair damage caused last year, when racist emails surfaced penned by then-team-owner Bruce Levenson.

Author Kevin Powell

In his address, Powell defended the team’s new ownership, and explained that the Hawks ought not be blamed for the bigoted statements and failing of the team’s previous owner. He regularly speaks – offering powerful calls to action – at venues across the country about race in America, where progress is often slow if not imperceptible, and about social responsibility.

Powell is an acclaimed contemporary political, cultural, and literary voice in America. He has written twelve books, including, most recently, a memoir entitled The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood. In 2018, he will publish a biography of Tupac Shakur, the late rapper and American icon.

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