Professor Kobie Colemon is a writer, thinker, educator, and activist. He has written and published five books, the latest of which is New Black Soul, a philosophical treatise that discusses what is required to destroy the legacy of racial injustice in our world. He has provided writing, editing, and executive production for several independent theater projects in New York City on topics that explore the Black experience, including “One Day When I Was Lost,” a screenplay on the life and death of Malcolm X written by James Baldwin and performed at The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Education Center in Harlem. He earned a Ph.D. in Social & Political Philosophy from Michigan State University and has taught in the Department of Philosophy at Brooklyn College for the past 17 years. He is also founder and President of the New York ROAD RUNNERS Motorcycle Club and he may be most proud of affecting racial justice through the tradition of Black motorcycling. Kobie’s life and work have focused on the violence of oppression and the difficulties, limitations – and possibilities – of a Black people’s pursuit of identity, existence, and POWER.

“I am a Black man who wants to be FREE.”