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Posted April 15, 2005
Kevin Powell has again 'told the truth and shamed the devil'...he wrote a hard, tough, loving letter to black men to heed. His essays are as powerful, gentle, loving, and compassionate as he is in person (I've seen him speak on several occasions). As a writer and a black man, myself - Kevin's message about manhood, forgiveness, hip hop, and ultimately love was excellent!!! James Baldwin doesn't have to worry about the 'fire the next time', Powell has heard the call! His words 'burn', but they also heal. Embrace the 'fire' and Kevin Powell, the brother is on the money!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 28, 2005
I remember watching Mr. Powell on the first Real World and I was intrigued by his nature. Years later, I am intrigued by his writing style. I felt like I was having an one on one conversation with the author; that is how powerful, passionate, and real he is.Mr.Powell focused on various personal and political subjects which tapped into all of my emotions. I hope Mr. Powell writes more books because he is awsome.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 30, 2004
I must say this charismatic and hyper aware author has definately written an eye opener. He is informing us about what our new generation is currently experiencing. It would be great wisdom on our part to listen the the voices of the young regarding what their real life experiences are. We would all be well served to all accept the music of these young adults as the expression it is. The young hold our OUR future. Do I need to remind you all of the unacceptance from our parents of the now glorfied 60's? This book is about THEIR issues and feeling not OURS. I am a baby boomer and female entrepenuer. I love our youth for their honesty of expression. If the yuppies all took their heads out of where the sun doesn't shine and opened their eyes they would listen to the profound truth outlined in this book! Pamela Goodman Mortgage Banker Scottsdale, Arizona A Former June CleaverWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 28, 2004
I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Powell at the Essence Music Festival this year, and made sure to let him know his book is the truth. It's not for everyone, meaning you have to be able to expand your mind and be willing to be objective. It's obvious he speaks and writes what he writes, because these are very important issues, and also uses himself in many instances to show he isn't merely just running his mouth and criticizing others.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 30, 2003
i was fortunate enough to read an advanced copy of this book and i read it voraciously. i even read some parts out loud to my boyfriend over breakfast. it opened up an entire discourse of the state of our present and future generation of young men and women. kevin's sincere honesty can serve as a blueprint for all unfortunate males that are forced to raise themselves and make up rules as they go along. as a woman i applaud and thank him for acknowledging the plights of all women. kevin shows that we are all in this together. this book should be assigned to all classrooms to help end the viscious cycle of self hatred within the african-american communities and to help others understand what it's like to live in 'our' world.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.