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Kevin Powell Bucktown USA Entertainment After Trayvon: Black Boys Speak

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

May 2012

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KEVIN POWELL and BUCKTOWN USA ENTERTAINMENT

RELEASE NEW VIDEO: “AFTER TRAYVON: BLACK BOYS SPEAK” ON YOUTUBE

New York, NY – In response to the national tragedy that is the senseless murder of Trayvon Martin, as well as the issue of racial profiling in America, Kevin Powell, noted activist and writer, and Bucktown USA Entertainment teamed up to produce After Travyon: Black Boys Speak. It is an inspiring and emotionally gripping public conversation amongst nine Black and Latino boys ages 10-17.

Filmed in Brooklyn in early April 2012 at the famous House of the Lord Church (led by Reverend Dr. Herbert Daughtry) just days before George Zimmerman was arrested for the fatal shooting, After Trayvon brings together these young boys to discuss Trayvon, their own feelings of vulnerability and fear, education, leadership, violence in all forms, history as they understand it, and how they view their America. Powell serves as moderator for the conversation.

Says Lisa “Cynical” Smith, the film’s director and Bucktown USA co-founder, “During all of the media coverage of the Trayvon Martin incident I heard views and opinions of people from all walks of life. What was missing was the voice of the community it has affected the most: young Black and Latino boys, the ones who have to walk with this burden of fear everyday for just being who they are.”

Learn more about Bucktown USA Entertainment: www.bucktownusa.com

About Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell is a writer and activist and is the author of 11 books, including his latest one: Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King (available on LuLu.com). Powell also blogs weekly for The Guardian. Learn more at www.kevinpowell.net/about.php. Twitter: @kevin_powell

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