NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kevin Powell, one of the most prolific and best-known writers of his generation, will self-publish his 11th book on Monday, February 13, 2012. Powell's book is entitled Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King: Blogs and Essays. The 22 blogs and essays directly address the current Obama era, as well as the many concerns around democracy and social justice that Dr. King championed in his lifetime and that have been affected by the life and legacy of President Ronald Reagan and the accompanying conservative movement since the days of civil rights protests. On February 13th, general public will be able to purchase the book via www.lulu.com/kevin_powell
Says Powell, "We live in an historic time, one of rapid change, rapid upheaval, from all angles, so I decided to create a collection of my blog posts and essays that speak to these moments while also looking toward future possibilities, for all Americans."
Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King is Kevin's express-mail manifesto for our times. With over twenty years of published writing and activism to his credit, Kevin is both witness and participant, public speaker and scholar, giving him a unique platform that few others have. A distinctive and bold thinker, Kevin's body of work has solidied him as one of the most courageous voices America today. Reflected in his latest work, Kevin, an avid blogger and new columnist for TheGuardian.com, offers forthright, passionate, and envelope-pushing thoughts and ideas on topics as diverse as The Super Bowl; violence against women and girls; filmmaker Tyler Perry; actress Ashley Judd; singer Chris Brown; comedian Dave Chappelle; America's gun culture; his own financial missteps during The Great Recession; the battles over immigration; the ongoing saga of race in America; the failures and fumbles of Black American leadership; gay marriage; the Occupy Wall Street movement; the Penn State child sex abuse scandal; and the often conflicted and controversial legacies of Obama, Reagan, and King. The collection of raw, unfiltered blogs and essays seeks to expose and understand the interconnectedness of these legacies, while building bridges of dialogue—with ourselves, and with our America.
And to drive home his desire for democracy in all forms, Kevin has partnered with Lulu [www.lulu.com], the innovative open publishing platform, to self-publish this 11thbook. "I believe that anyone with a voice should have the opportunity to publish, to have her or his say, and this relationship with Lulu.com is my affirmation of that belief. It is my way of being an ambassador, of sorts, for this new publishing model."
Bob Young, Founder and CEO of Lulu.com says "We are very excited to have Kevin Powell use Lulu to reach his audience more efficiently than ever before possible." He added, "No matter if they are traditionally published or have never previously published, Lulu's tools will help authors and publishers sell more books, and we're excited to help Kevin break new ground in publishing."
Kevin Powell is available for media interviews. To request an interview or excerpts from the book, contact Drake R. Holliday at 718.756.8501 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT LULU: Lulu.com, founded in 2002, is a company that specializes in independent publishing. The company has 1.1 million creators and has 20,000 titles added to their collection each month. They offer their service for free and authors keep up to 90 percent of the profits when their works sell. Lulu provides anyone with the ability to publish books, eBooks, mini-books, photo books, calendars, cookbooks, and travel books. To learn more, visit the website at www.lulu.com.
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