Kymone is a writer, activist, and entrepreneur. He first authored a collection of poetry entitled Blood.Sweat.Tears, going on to become an award-winning playwright with multiple productions to his credit: Patriotic Treason: The Story of John Brown, Prison Poetry, ABMIT: Whites Only, and The Night Michael Jackson Died. In 2011, he co-founded We Act Radio, Washington DC's independent progressive radio station and TV studio. In 2017, Kymone won the Public Media Journalists Association Award for his commentary in the radio documentary Anacostia Unmapped. He has published articles in The Washington Post and Ebony Magazine. Kymone's activism has been part of international delegations to Cuba, Kenya, Ghana, and Venezuela. His early legacy in community-based global activism has warranted him to be the subject of a chapter in the book Beat of a Different Drum: The Untold Stories of African Americans Forging Their Own Paths in Work and Life.; and the PBS Online Film Festival short film Fresh Prince of Anacostia.
To address the declining literacy rate in Washington, DC in 2018, Kymone established the first bookstore East of the River in 25 years entitled Charnice Milton Community Bookstore - named after slain journalist, Charnice Milton.
NINEVEH: a conflict over water is a novel of reality fiction.
In 2005, I began to handwrite the story of NINEVEH. Spending the summer in Nairobi, Kenya, with a fellowship from the American Friends Service Committee, we were forced to use bottled water to brush our teeth. I saw people collecting water where goats were drinking. I saw parents feed their babies Coca-Cola in their bottles because it was safer than the available water. 25k people die every day in Asia, Africa, and Latin America simply because they don’t have access to clean water. George Bush purchased some of the largest aquifers in South America, and the Wall Street Journal declared Water the new oil. Now we see the Water Crisis even in America, from the Flint Water Crisis to now in Jackson, Mississippi.
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