Saturday, December 27, 2008

Frontiers Feature Kevin Powell

It’s not too early to secure tickets for the Frontiers 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, if one considers the draw of keynote speaker Kevin Powell.

Described as a prolific writer, leader and motivational speaker, Powell, also known as the Hip-Hop Historian, has just released his latest book, “The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life.”

Oliver Pinkard, president of the Frontiers International Plainfield Area Club, said, “If you as an individual or organization have responsibility for young males, get them to this breakfast. You will not be disappointed.”

Click here for more information on Powell.

The breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 19 in the Plainfield High School cafeteria, with parking and entry on the Kenyon Avenue side of the building at 950 Park Avenue. Tickets are $16 for general admission and $12 for seniors or students. For more information, call (908) 756-4663 or (908) 868-8704.

Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs will give the welcome address and Dr. Steve Gallon III, superintendent of Plainfield public schools, will give a statement on education.

The event is a prime opportunity for Plainfielders and friends to socialize over a hearty breakfast before a symbolic march to the high school auditorium. The keynote speech is expected to take place at about 11 a.m. The documentary, “Eyes on the Prize,” will be screened while the audience assembles.

The event will also include scholarship awards to outstanding students and all proceeds will go to future scholarships for Plainfield High School students.

According to organizers, the Plainfield Frontiers International event is the longest-running Martin Luther King Jr. tribute in New Jersey.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has done great work except for one fact...Kevin NEVER graduated from RUTGERS!
He only went to Rutgers for approximately 3 minutes and uses it to propel his authenticity. It is a slap in the face to all Black males that attended Rutgers and stayed the course for up to 7 years to achieve their degree.
Look on the Rutgers alumni page. He is done too much not to be listed.

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Memorable event. Great organization. But after so many years in the "drivers seat", why is the African American community satisfied with platitudes and historical reflection? Ok, but isn't the present and future of more importance? We are failing our ourselves and our youth by not dealing with the here-and-now!

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question to ask is, 'would Martin Luther King be proud of what has happened to Plainfield?" ..

I think not.

11:13 AM  

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