We caught up with community activist, author and former MTV Real World cast member and Vibe magazine writer Kevin Powell who talked to us in depth his run for congressional office in his native Brooklyn. In our interview he stressed the importance of why community organizers and activists should run for office. He says its important that people who clearly understand and have the community’s best interest at heart position themselves to leverage resources needed by the community.
Powell shared with us some of the pitfalls he made during his first bid for office. He also gives some keen advice for those who are seeking office.We also talked about the role celebrity plays or doesn’t play when seeking office.