Kevin Powell is the author of eleven books. An acclaimed poet, journalist, essayist, and public speaker, he has written cover stories for Esquire, Rolling Stone, Ebony, and Vibe, and penned essays and blogs for The Washington Post, CNN, ESPN.com, The Guardian, Ms, and The Huffington Post. Powell is president of BK Nation, an organization focused on civil and human rights, education, and leadership development for young people. A noted anti-violence advocate, Powell works globally to end violence against women and girls. A native of Jersey City, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.