Kevin Courtney Black
Kevin Courtney Black, born May 26, 1998, in Modesto, California, is an American author, actor, writer, and politician. He is currently, serving as the only student member on the Board of Trustees for Ohlone Community College District. As a Board member, he has advocated for more inclusive thoughts and diversity on all levels of decisions across the district, better mental health services for students, and more sustainable practices within the district. In July 2019, Kevin proposed the district's first proclamation in recognizing Juneteeth, a holiday that celebrates and marks the official end of chattel slavery in the United States. Most notably as a Board member, advocating for higher wages for all employees within the Ohlone Community College District. However, he is best known for his debut book, Dear Mom: A Nursery Rhyme Book For Moms. He is currently working on his untitled second book slated for a December 2021 release date.
A writer for Medium.com, Kevin focuses on topics regarding society, culture, and race. Before writing for Medium, Kevin ghostwrote articles revolving around the acting industry, race, and veganism. As a vegan, he has been featured in a handful of works illustrating his love for veganism while addressing why he switched to the lifestyle back in 2016 and has still continued the lifestyle today.
Kevin Courtney Black is repped by Talent+Plus Agency in San Francisco, California. Kevin began professionally acting and model at the age of 14 years old, working in music videos and short films. In 2018, he produced and starred in the feature film Office Air, playing the character Ty, an employee of a new firm who primarily communicates through American Sign Language. Furthermore, he also holds producer credits for two short films and a different feature film. In addition, he has been starred and have been featured in numerous commercials and industrials for companies such as; Visa, Subaru, Salesforce, Proximity Max, University of California: Santa Cruz and more.
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