Stories by Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell's latest book is "Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King: Blogs and Essays," available at, iTunes or Amazon/Amazon Kindle. Email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @kevin_powell. subscribe to Kevin Powell's feed

Posted on: Jul 11, 2012, Source:

The popular singer's admission that he first fell in love with a man counters America's long history of homophobia and oppression

Posted on: Jun 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Instead of curtailing gun violence in the inner city, stop-and-frisk has only succeeded in marginalizing young males of color.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Reflections on a boy lost too young, and a culture that allowed it to happen.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A college education allowed Powell to escape the poverty of his childhood. Now he's striving to keep the college dream alive for kids in similar circumstances.