In 2011 Author/Producer Kevon Gulley revolutionized urban books with his debut novel Just Like Compton. Launched in 2011 JLC has grown by leaps and bounds. The one-time foster child, gang member and thirteen year prison veteran decided it was time to make a change. Writing “Just Like Compton” has afforded Kevon Gulley that change. During the first month of its release “Just Like Compton” was featured in The Compton Bulletin, Inglewood Today, L.A. Watts Times, Hub-City News, and the Los Angeles Sentinel, Los Angeles’ largest black owned newspaper (multiple times). Kevon has also appeared on numerous major radio shows such as KJLH (twice), KPFK, and the Mother Love show. Some of the feats completed by this young author are: “Just Like Compton” (Academic ed.) is now a required college text book at Loyola Marymount University, The University of Southern California (USC) and Compton College in various courses ranging from Women’s Studies, Administration of Justice and Sociology. Endorsed by the Los Angeles County Dept. of Probation, Los Angeles Dept. of Children and Family Services, and the Los Angeles County Library Kevon thought he had made his mark on society and then in 2013, God had something else for Kevon to do; Save Black Boys. Save Black Boys was born out of suffering. The suffering that had to be personally experienced to be fully understood.
JUST LIKE COMPTON, IS CURRENTLY A REQUIRED TEXT BOOK AND BEING USED AT :
USC – Dr. Valdez – Sociology
USC – Dr. Thomas Ward – Cultural Anthropology
USC – Dr. Robert Hernandez – Adolescent Gang Intervention
Loyola Marymount – Dr. Ikaweba Bunting – Sociology 104 Social Problems
Compton College – Dr. Cornelia Lyles – Sociology 112
Compton College – Dr. Billie Moore – Ethnic Studies