Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Powell’

TODAY: New York city-wide YOUNG PEOPLE SPEAK OUT event

October 30, 2013 Leave a comment


Kevin Powell, BK Nation, Hot 97, Vibe, Global Grind, New York Institute of Technology, and Prezi Partner On ‘YOUTH TRUTH: Young People Speak Out!’


October 23, 2013, NEW YORK, NY-In an innovative and bold initiative to hear, support, and amplify the voices of young people, BK Nation, a new national organization focused on education, leadership, violence prevention, jobs, and civic engagement, is partnering with popular brands Hot 97, Vibe, Russell Simmons’ Global Grind, and Prezi to launch “YOUTH TRUTH: Young People Speak Out!” The kick-off event will take place Wednesday, October 30, at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway in Mid-town Manhattan (1871 Broadway, between 61st and 62nd Streets), doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the event begins at 5:30 p.m.  This is a free event and ALL young people of all backgrounds are welcome.

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Joe Paterno, Herman Cain, Men, Sex, and Power

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment

by Kevin Powell

Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Patern...

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Joe Paterno. Herman Cain. Penn State football. Presidential campaigns. Men. Sex. Power. Women. Harassed. Children. Abused.

These are some of the hash tags that have tweeted through my mind nonstop, these past several days, as multiple sexual harassment charges have been hurled at Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain; as Jerry Sandusky, former defensive coordinator for Penn State’s storied football program, was arrested on 40 counts related to allegations of sexual abuse of eight young boys over a 15-year period. Sandusky’s alleged indiscretions have not only brought back very ugly and unsettling memories of the Catholic Church sexual abuse mania a few short years ago, but has led to the firing of legendary coach Joe Paterno and Penn State president Graham Spanier, plus the indictments of athletic director Tim Curley and a vice president, Gary Schultz, for failing to report a grad assistant’s eyewitness account of Sandusky allegedly having anal sex with a ten-year-old boy in a shower on the university’s campus in 2002.
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I Am Troy Davis And You Are, Too: Pondering The Death Penalty, Reasonable Doubt & Black Men

September 21, 2011 2 comments

By Deneen Millner

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Troy Anthony Davis could be my father.

My husband.

My brother.

My son.

My nephew.

My friend.

One of us.

And I am sorely reminded of this as the hours, the minutes, the seconds tick closer to 7 p.m., when Davis, found guilty in the murder of an off-duty Savannah, GA, police officer 22 years ago, will have his veins injected with a lethal cocktail of execution drugs as punishment for the death of Officer Mark MacPhail, despite evidence that strongly suggests Davis may not have killed him. Read more…

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