Faith In Others

MK Asante offers his thoughts on how believing in the abilities and genuineness of others can actually be self-empowering. Georgetown University professor of sociology Dr. Michael Eric Dyson contributes to the conversation.

Arts & Creativity

Insisting that creativity and imagination are often stripped from the American education system, MK Asante offers ideas for its implementation. Georgetown University sociology professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson adds to the discussion.

Art & Language

MK Asante reveals the formula for efficacious writing and acknowledges the many languages of art. In this acknowledgment, Asante shares his efforts to master various art forms. He also discloses what he believes to be the higher purpose of art. Georgetown University sociology professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson adds to the discussion.

Art & Influence

MK Asante lends his poetic voice to the discussion of the role of artists in impacting societal values—tackling issues of the influence of art in society as well as if artists should acknowledge art’s political potential. Georgetown University sociology professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson contributes to the discussion.

The Buck Series with MK Asante

The Buck Series is a 24-part audio series narrated by award-winning filmmaker, author, and professor, MK Asante exploring themes addressed in his critically acclaimed memoir, Buck. Each three-minute segment includes a dramatic reading and an artistic component addressing issues of education, the arts, family/community, hip-hop, mental health, and faith; and features the inimitable Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. Fresh, edgy, dynamic, and groundbreaking, the Buck series is an inspiring tribute to the power of art and the human spirit of triumph, where success often comes only through travails.

About MK Asante

Hailed by one critic as one of the four greatest African American male nonfiction writers today, MK Asante is an award-winning filmmaker, bestselling author, hip-hop artist, and professor whom CNN calls “a master storyteller and major creative force.” Asante is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Buck, described by Maya Angelou as “a story of surviving and thriving with passion, compassion, wit, and style.” Buck is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and an NAACP Image Award – Outstanding Literary Work nominee.

MK Asante studied at the University of London, earned a BA from Lafayette College, and an MFA from the UCLA School of Film and Television. He has toured in over 40 countries and has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, as well as hundreds of other universities. Labeled “the voice of a new generation” by Essence, MK Asante has been featured on NPR, the CBS Early Show, NBC News, BBC, BET, and MTV. His essays have been published in USA Today, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times.


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