Brooklyn writer and memorable pioneer cast member of Mtv’s Real World, Kevin Powell, celebrated his 45th birthday at the swanky Sofitel Stone Rose Lounge in Beverly Hills. Many friends were in attendance, in fact I got to meet Powell’s lovely girlfriend and actress, Danielle Lewis. Also in attendance BET’s PR Manager, Zabrina Horton.
Kevin Powell has made such a remarkable transformation since his appearance on The Real World as the “angry black man” into a a highly sought after journalist and now is finding a place in the political arena. He is considered one of the most important voices in America, most notably for his writings for Vibe Magazine, including controversial cover stories like Tupac’s interview detailing his shooting at a N.Y. studio in 1994 and the “East vs. West”, which both sparked the imminent rivalry between Tupac and Biggie.
Gloria Steinem asserts that, “as a charismatic speaker, leader, and a very good writer, Kevin Powell has the courage…to be fully human, and this will bring the deepest revolution of all.”
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