SOHH reports, activist/writer Kevin Powell is campaigning for a congressional seat so he can rep his Brooklyn district and I guess, the hip-hop generation. You may remember Powell as the first celebrity hip-hop journalist or as the castmate who started the "crazy Black guy" tradition on MTV's The Real World.
I went to Powell's "The State of the Black Men in America" forum that was held a few years ago, and I was honestly inspired by what I heard there, and especially by the people I met. It was refreshing to discuss Black issues in a frame that was hopeful and encouraging. Powell himself is a charismatic speaker who isn't afraid to take a hard line stance against the what's wrong in our culture, even if it's hip-hop culture he's targeting.