Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Rap artist Roger Suggs to unveil new book at KCKCC


Roger Suggs has never been one not to voice his opinion.

Now it’s down for all to see in his new e-book, “Me, Myself & My Opinion,” which Suggs will unveil in a public program at Kansas City Kansas Community College Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Free and open to the public, Suggs will discuss the book and his personal philosophy from 11 a.m.-noon in the Intercultural Center. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

“It’s basically an inspirational book with my own personal philosophy of overcoming all odds by changing your mindset as well as a political perspective and formula for curing society’s ills,” says Suggs. “I believe everyone has a quote and book in them. Some choose to keep it to themselves. I choose to release it to the world although this is my first step into the  book world and I have tread lightly.”

An Outreach Liaison at KCKCC, Suggs and Dean of Enrollment Management and Registrar Dr. Denise McDowell created “Fringe Benefit of Education” to help at-risk youth and young adults to refocus on education.

He is also a national writer for “Your Black World,” a magazine focusing on positive accomplishments of Africa America instead of the stories seen in the mainstream media.

Growing up in Georgia, Suggs came to Kansas to attend Emporia State University where his brother played football.

“That’s when I got into the world of rap and decided I wanted to make a difference,” he says. “Traveling across the country, I fell in love with Kansas City and felt the inner-city need someone to champion their cause.”