Kevin Powell is known most famously for his role as a cast member on MTV’s first season of “The Real World,” and as a notorious hip hop head. However, he is more than just that. Powell”s first important role in life was serving as man of the house in the absence of his father. With a tenacious spirit and dedication to helping others, he moved up the ranks to become an international activist who recently ran for Congressional Office in New York’s 10th District for the third time. Through his life’s work of poetry, essays, and books, he highlights his dedication towards social, economic, and political, change in America.