Prentice Powell is the co-founder of All Black Men Need Therapy. Powell is the former host and curator of the prestigious open mic Mouth Off Wednesdays in Oakland California for six years. He is an educator, family man, writer, and highly accomplished spoken word artist. Recognized as a National Slam Finalist and Grand Slam Champion, he’s also a NAACP Image Award nominee. Powell has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Sevyn Streeter, Anthony Hamilton, and Faith Evans. Alongside fellow Fiveology members, he opened for Jill Scott during her 2013 Summer Tour. Powell recently began writing commercials for the luxury car brand Lexus and McDonald’s. He landed his first role in the Hollywood feature film “She Ball” with Nick Cannon and Chris Brown. A recurring performance artist at the Annual Essence Fest in New Orleans, Powell is the only poet to have appeared on all six seasons of Lexus Verses and Flow with 11 episodes to his credit. He became the only artist to perform on the Arsenio Hall Show, a record three times, and recently wrote and appeared in a commercial campaign for the 2020 Emmys.
A distinguished member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Powell embodies the mentality of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the desire to uplift humanity, all in the midst of continuing to define himself.