LAST NIGHT (Friday January 16th) I had the opportunity to hear Kevin Powell give a message on the topic, "Black Men in America: What Obama Means to Us." Mr. Powell was the Keynote Speaker for a quarterly men’s gathering which took place at the Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle. Let me tell you… it was one powerful presentation! When he speaks, his humility, passion and intellect commands your attention.
For those of you who may not know, Kevin Powell is a multi-talented individual, working successfully in numerous areas revolving around Activism, Journalism, Business, Cultural Awareness, History, Politics and Entertainment. He’s also the author of several books, the latest being The Black Male handbook .
His speech impacted the men who were present and gave us a lot to consider. I thought about it all night and even went to sleep with it on my mind. When I woke up, my next action was clear – I had to write.