Kevin Powell

kevin powell

Kevin is a columnist/blogger for The Progressive. He is also a civil and human rights activist, public speaker, poet, journalist, filmmaker, and author of 14 books, including his autobiography, The Education of Kevin Powell, and his upcoming short essay collection, When We Free The World. His next literary work will be a biography of Tupac Shakur.  You can email him,, or follow him on Twitter, @kevin_powell

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