APB Speaker Kevin Powell Launches Blog Series with 'Utne Reader' on Race & Politics in America
16 Mar 2016
APB speaker Kevin Powell recently announced his new blog series with Utne Reader to address race, gender, politics, and pop culture in America in Utne Reader’s new cover story, “Will Racism Ever End, Will I Ever Stop Being a Nigger?”
The provocative cover story, written by Powell, shares insight into his view on being black in the near post-Obama America. “We’ve had at least three major opportunities in American history to confront and end systematic racism directly, but we merely toyed around with the notion, then backed away,” writes Powell in his article.
In the press release announcing his new blog series, Powell said “I have long been a fan of Utne Reader, since its inception over 30 years ago. Given the very tumultuous times in which we live in the United States, I am very excited to write for this publication, to bring some difficult but necessary conversations to the public, both online and offline, around the big issues of our day. I am humbly thankful to Utne Reader for this opportunity.”
This partnership comes soon after the publication of Powell’s critically acclaimed autobiography, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood. His speech topic There’s No Place Called Careful: A Conversation on Race and Racism in America, expands on the dialogue started in his Utne Reader cover story. Powell’s experiences with race, racial identity, and racism taught him how to appreciate the cultures of people around him; he shares these and other important lessons with audiences in his passionate, ingaging keynote presentations.