Kevin Powell Running for City Council?

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Kevin Powell, journalist and former Real World cast member is considering a run for City Council in his home borough of Brooklyn. Powell would be challenging encumbent Edolphus Towns, who has held the post for the past 24 years. From the New York Daily News:

Kevin Powell, a political activist, former Vibe magazine writer and star of the 1992 season of MTV’s "Real World," also is mulling a run, said his political consultant, Basil Smikle.

"He’ll at some point declare his candidacy officially," Smikle said. "He’s got the fire in the belly, and he knows how to listen to people in the district."

But Towns dismissed his challengers, insisting that voters in the 10th District – which includes East New York, Brownsville, Canarsie and Mill Basin, among other areas – know him well.


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10 Responses to “Kevin Powell Running for City Council?”

  1. Fresh Says:

    First. Sorry Eskay. Anyway, that would be nice if he did ran. But then they would just air that footage from The Real World when he was yelling at that white girl outside about racism.

  2. eskay Says:

    ^ damn, remember that? that was funny shit…

  3. KingML Says:

    Why not just hire someone for city council that actually knows something about running a city?

  4. Hashim Says:

    “Why not just hire someone for city council that actually knows something about running a city?”

    Powell is probably just as qualified as any of the other candidates.

  5. Doxx Says:

    Fresh beat me to it…

    On top of showing the footage, I’m sure they would sloooooowwww it down to make it look extra menacing.

    Didn’t he throw a candlestick or something at her too? Or maybe he just picked it up and threatened her with it? I can’t remember for sure… It’s been a long time since that season of Real World and the “Pop Culture” quadrant of my brain has absorbed so much since then.

    Heather B shoulda whopped on her for asking if she was a drug dealer.

  6. MaddenMaster Says:

    FUCK THIS DUDE YO…. FUCKING HIP HOP REPORTER!! GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE BUT SHIT IF JESSE THE BODY CAN RUN CINCY THEN HELL WHY NOT……. BUT FUCK DUDE HE DONT REALLY CARE ABOUT CHANGE HE AL SHARPTON IN TRAINING… SHOW ME THE MONEY!!

  7. eskay Says:

    >>FUCKING HIP HOP REPORTER!!

    so what are you saying, I couldn’t run for City Council?

  8. MaddenMaster Says:

    Naw I’m all with you eskay need a manager?? I just dont like that funny lookin nigga he a lame thats been paid off plenty of times…Can’t respect that…

  9. Ty Nitty Says:

    to those that dont know, Kevin Powell has been a community activist for well over ten years, he has written books about our community, with his partner Ras Baraka who is also a well know public figure in Newark NJ. Kevin Powell is not just the hip hop reporter, read something other than king and vibe and you’d know that…….

  10. HOLLYHOOD (AN AFTERMATH ARTIST!) Says:

    WHO GIVES A SHIT?

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