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Kevin Powell



Average rating: 3.96 · 741 ratings · 90 reviews · 29 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Education of Kevin Powe...

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The Black Male Handbook: A ...

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My Mother. Barack Obama. Do...

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Who's Gonna Take the Weight...

3.75 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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The Education of Kevin Powe...

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Step Into a World: A Global...

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Who Shot Ya?: Three Decades...

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Someday We'll All Be Free

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In the Tradition: An Anthol...

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Keepin' It Real: Post-MTV R...

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More books by Kevin Powell…
“To be sure, I had, and have, spent the better part of my post-college life growing up in the public eye, with my shameful warts, big and ugly, looming there for the world to see; and it has been a mighty battle trying to be a man, a Black man, a human being, a responsible and consistent human being, as I have interfaced with my past and with my personal demons, with friends and lovers, with enemies and haters. As Tupac Shakur once famously said to me, “There is no placed called careful.” On the one hand, Tupac was right: There is not much room for error in America if you are a Black male in a society ostensibly bent on profiling your every move, eager to capitalize on your falling into this or that trap, particularly keen to swoop down on your self-inflicted mishaps. But by the same token, Tupac was wrong: There can be a place called careful, once one becomes aware of the world one lives in, its potential, its limitations, and if one is willing to struggle to create a new model, some new and alternative space outside and away from the larger universe, where one can be free enough to comprehend that even if the world seems aligned against you, you do not have to give the world the rope to hang you with.”
Kevin Powell, Who's Gonna Take the Weight: Manhood, Race, and Power in America

“Release yourself from the prison of hatred. Forgive”
Kevin Powell, The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life

“forgiveness of one’s self and of others opens up the doorway to new possibilities.”
Kevin Powell, The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life

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