The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the Georgia State University Department of African American Studies will host: “Stay Woke: Hip Hop, Trump, and the Future of America- An evening with Author and Activist Kevin Powell.”
Kevin Powell is one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voices in America today. He is a native of Jersey City, and studied at Rutgers University in New Brunswick thanks to New Jersey’s Educational Opportunity Fund. Kevin is the author of 12 books, and in 2018, he will publish a biography of Tupac Shakur, the late rapper and controversial American icon. Kevin’s writings have also appeared in CNN.com, Esquire, Ebony, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, ESPN.com and Vibe Magazine, where he worked for many years as a senior writer, interviewing such diverse public figures as Tupac Shakur and General Colin Powell.
Kevin routinely appears in interviews on television, radio, and in print and on the internet discussing major issues of our time. As an activist, he is the president and co-founder of BK Nation, a new national, progressive, multicultural organization focused on such issues as education, civic engagement, leadership training, health and wellness, social media, arts and culture, and job and small business creation. Kevin was also a Democratic candidate for Congress in Brooklyn, New York, his adopted hometown, in 2008 and 2010