Kevin Powell Tries to ‘Mitigate the Subject of His Past’

It’s not an easy thing to do in electoral politics, but Kevin Powell, who would like to unseat Representative Ed Towns of Brooklyn, is trying, once again, to make a break with his violent past, which includes numerous incidents of physical violence against women.

Tomorrow Powell is hosting a breakfast, billed as a “media meet-and-greet,” at Junior’s to respond to a recent column, by the Daily News‘ Errol Louis, titled “B’KLYN RACE NO PLACE FOR EX-ABUSERS.” [UPDATE: It was pointed out to me that Louis has a more recent column on Powell as well]. The release, which just came out, notes that members of a group called Women for Kevin Powell will be in attendance.

Here’s the full release:

Who: Kevin Powell, accomplished political and community activist, acclaimed writer, and one of the leading national voices of his generation is running for Brooklyn’s 10th Congressional District in the September 9th primary.

What: You are invited to join Kevin Powell for a media breakfast and meet and greet. Powell will be making a statement in response to Errol Louis’ recent Daily News article. A statement from Women for Kevin Powell supporters will be given as well in response. Any and all questions from members of the media will be fielded.

When: Friday July 25th
10am

Where: Junior’s Restaurant
386 Flatbush Ave.
Cross Street: Dekalb Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Why: Kevin Powell would like to release a statement and field all questions from the media to mitigate the subject of his past in order to move forward with his political campaign to unseat Ed Towns. This is also an opportunity to hear from some of Powell’s leading female supporters from the Women for Kevin Powell group. Light breakfast will be provided for attendees.

Kevin Powell Tries to ‘Mitigate the Subject of His Past’