- Title: The Courage To Believe
- Author: King Kevin Dorival
- Publisher: Self-Publishing
- Date of Publication: December 12, 2012
- Retail Price: $12.95
- ISBN: 978-0-9855648-2-7
- Pages: 255
- Editions: Paperback, eBook, and iTunes
- Distributors Partners: Ingram Books, Amazon, Barnes & Nobel and Baker and Taylor
- Upcoming Best-Seller: “7 Types Queens That Kings Desire“
Recent Newspaper Articles – 2015 and 2016
Westside Gazette, July 7, 2016 Back for the third time-Black on Black Crime solutions panel Sun Sentinel, May 2015: Panel focuses on black pride, education and roots of crime Boca Raton Tribune: Seminar Planned to Address Deaths of Black Men in Police Custody
South Florida Times: Black On Black Crime Solutions
Full BioI have worked for a couple of companies as an Internet marketing and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) consultant. My passion for marketing began when I was sixteen after watching, “Boomerang.” I even started my own Marketing Company, Sky View Marketing, and began to pursue my dream of writing my first book, “The Courage To Believe,” an inspirational autobiography. I now host the Annual Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel.
I am great at getting websites on the first page of Google and attracting relevant traffic to any website. To be honest it began to get boring especially when my passion was to help others improve their lives whether it was spiritually, mentally or financially. However, I work for myself under my nonprofit organization, mentoring at-risk youth – The Courage To Believe International in the South Florida/Fort Lauderdale area.
I received my education at the Florida Atlantic University, which was a mission impossible. For two years I worked in the Student Government organization as a part-time secretary/assistant to the S.G. presidents. Before and after obtaining my bachelors in Political Science I worked at multiple restaurants to support myself while in school. Eventually, I started a career in the promotion and marketing of urban night clubs with some of the hottest hip hop stars during the late 2000s. During this time is when I started a clothing line, One Woman Army and One Man Army, Inc. During the process of obtaining the trademark for both clothing lines I caught the attention of the United States Army; they objected to me obtaining the trademark because it resembled their old slogan, “Army of One.” After about two years of rebuttals and legal work I was given the trademark.
I joined a local community program in 2007 called Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of Pompano Beach, FL. I joined the Small Business Loan Program which taught the citizens of the community how to create business plans, start or expand a business and receive a loan if they chose to apply. I took a $5,000 loan with a 1.2% interest rate and used it to pay for another program (IDA) in the city in Fort Lauderdale. The match grant was funded by the Urban League. Both programs were instrumental in helping me (and Gary Pierre, my partner) launch Sky View Marketing and taking web design and Internet marketing courses at P.C. Professor (located in Boca Raton).
I am not married as of yet and have no kids. However, would love to have both in the near future. I do have the pleasure of babysitting my two oldest nephews David and DeVaughn quite often (11 and 12 years old as of 2015). I Love watching them play football. The oldest had 11 touchdowns his first season and even scored on his first carry for sixty yards – I was there. My family has a total of 12 nieces and nephews.
In my free time, I enjoy reading biographies and stories of historic leaders especially those in ancient history.
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The Courage To Believe Documentary is a dream come true. It has been my passion for the past year to travel across the globe with a video camera while inspiring our teenagers and young adults to believe in their God given talents. I’ve conducted workshops and gave inspirational speeches for the past 2 years in Florida with many churches, schools of all levels, and organizations such as the Urban League and the Department of Juvenile Justice. Now, its time to inspire and encourage our nation with a one of a kind film! Join us and support this groundbreaking project, click here.
Sun Sentinel: “After 20 Years, Teacher Gets A Thank You To Remember”By Karen Yi, Sun Sentinel 6:36 p.m. EST, January 4, 2013 Kevin Dorival, 32, sat before his fifth grade teacher on Friday and handed her one final writing assignment – his first published book – and the biggest thank you a teacher could ask for. It was the first time in more than 20 years that Sonji Wyche saw her student since he graduated from Park Ridge Elementary School in Deerfield Beach in 1992. But he said her lessons still inspire him, and he thanks her for that in his autobiography, “The Courage to Believe.” “I’m elated that he thought of me. He didn’t have to remember me,” Wyche, 48, said. “I’ve been thanked before but not this big … I’m honored.” Dorival said he found Wyche through Facebook. The pair decided to meet on Friday, before Dorival honors her during his book signing Saturday at 2 p.m. at the African-American Research Library in Fort Lauderdale. Dorival, a mentor and inspirational speaker, “was always an ‘I can’ and ‘I will’ kid, a very hard worker … he hasn’t changed,” said Wyche, who now teaches at Parkway Middle School in Lauderhill. “Still looks the same, the same smile. He’s just taller, but he’s still shy.” Click, here to read more… Date: January 5, 2013 Contact: Kevin Dorival, Author 954-263-8223, email: email@example.com Welcome desk and general information: 954-357-6210
“The Courage to Believe” by Kevin Dorival is the Subject of a Musically Dramatic Event at AARLCCBROWARD COUNTY, FL – On Saturday, January 5, 2013, young author Kevin Dorival shares the incredible story of his journey from the ghetto projects, up the corporate ladder, and into ‘the yacht’ in a book talk event held in the auditorium of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. The fun and the inspiration begin at 2 p.m. with a reception. And the show featuring musical acts and inspiring drama begins at 3 p.m. The sponsor for this event is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee, Inc. The author’s unique approach to his book signing will feature a short play, musical entertainment, raffle giveaways, and celebrity guests, and he notes that the event is generating a buzz on the popular social media sites. This is a free event for the community and appropriate for all ages. Click here to read more about the play & book signing…
Champion Speech To Deerfield Beach High School Football Team
FAU Campus Lecture
Urban League’s Juvenile Diversion Lecture
Media/ Interviews inquiries
- The Pompano Pelican Post Newspaper- (7/16)
- WEDR Hot 105 Radio Show Guest - (7/16)
- YoPonder Radio Show Guest - (5/15)
- 99 Jamz WEDR Radio Show Interview - (4/15)
- How To Focus While In The Fires Of Life - Conference Workshop by King Kevin Dorival (5/24/14)
- 5 sur 5 TV Interview- Hosted by Beatrice (11/13)
- Owl Radio Interview – Florida Atlantic University
- The King Kevin Show - Hosted by Mr. Dorival every Wednesday @ 7
- TNT Gospel Radio Show – The Valerie C Radio Show (8/8/13)
- Trinity Broadcasting Network – “Joy In The Town” TV Show (3/1/13)
- Island TV Interview (2/1/13)
- Kreyolicious Magazine (3/1/13)
- Sun-Sentinel (front page) (1/5/12)
- Social Media For Entertainers – Interview (2/13/13 )
- Florida Courrier – Florida’s Finest (2/7/13)
- Y.U.L. Radio Interview (Atlanta 1/29/13 )
- Owl Radio Interview – Florida Atlantic University
- Miami-Times Online
- Big Skinny Girl’s Voice World
- Florida Courier (2007)
- Dating Panel , Download PDF
- Restoration of Rights Forum. (Guest Speaker/May 2016/Pompano Beach)
- Kwanzaa Celebration (Guest Speaker/December 2016/Miami)
- Annual Big Hats & Tea Party(Guest Speaker) (Host/Panelist) 2014 & 2015)
- 1st & 2nd Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel (Host/Panelist) 2014 & 2015)
- History of Jazz – Hosted by Jazz Vocalist, Paulette Dozier (Narrator, 4/28/14)
- Toussaint L’Ouverture Legacy Panel Discussion – Hosted by Haitian Heritage Museum (5/14/14)
- Konbit Kreyol 23rd Anniversary – Florida Atlantic University (Keynote Speaker, 3/13/14)
- “The Legacy of A Plantation High School Man” – Plantation High School (Speaker, 10/13)
- “Discovering The Creativity Within” Workshop – Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (Speaker, 8/8/13)
- Haitian Cultural Panorama Program – J.M. Collier City Library (Host, 5/22/13)
- Black History Month Presentation Northwest Regional Library ( 2/27/13)
- Park Ridge Elementary Honor Roll Graduation (Guest Speaker, 2/22/13)
- Literacy Week – Parkway Middle School ( Guest Speaker, 1/17/13)
- Rose Colored Monologues Play – Actor (2/11/12 & 2/9/13)
- MLKCC 4th Annual Teen Summit (Guest Panelist – 1/19/13)
- * The Courage To Believe (Play and Book Signing, 1/5/13)
- The Salvation Army of Fort Lauderdale (Guest Speaker, 10/10/12)
- The YMCA Parkway Middle School (Guest Speaker, 10/12/12
- Urban League Juvenile Diversion Program Graduation (Guest Speaker, 9/29/12)
- Florida Atlantic University’s Konbit Kreyol (Guest Speaker, 9/10/12)
- Divine Design Fashion Show (Model, 5/12/12)
Recent Newspaper Articles – 2015
Sun Sentinel: Panel focuses on black pride, education and roots of crime
Boca Raton Tribune: Seminar Planned to Address Deaths of Black Men in Police Custody
South Florida Times: Black On Black Crime Solutions
Review copy requests
- Ms. Walker, Community Services Department – Libraries Division/Pompano Beach, FL.
- Nelly Rodriues, MBA Educator/ Administrator
- Y.U.L Radio
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- Mentoring Today’s At-Risk Youth
- Black On Black Crime Solutions
- Focusing On Your Goals While In The Fire
- Recidivism – How To Stop it
- Black History
- Ancient African History
- The Power of Speaking Success Into Your Life
- Creating Your Future
- You Are A Queen & A King
- What keeps you motivated?
- What made you write this book, “The Courage To Believe?
- What made you start the Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel?
- What did you mean when you said,”You lost your innocence before you lost your virginity on your Youtube book trailer video?”
- Your biggest challenge was graduating from college. Why was it so difficult?
- What would you like for teens and young adults to get from your book, “The Courage To Believe?”
- I hear you’re big on history. Why didn’t you major in history?
- You ended up in jail at the age of 22. What made you get involved in the street life? How did you get out of it?
- Our teens have so many negative influences in their lives. What would you say is the solution to this epidemic?
- You love your country Haiti even though you’ve never been there. What would you do differently in running the country if you were the president?
- How were you able to overcome the traps of the ghetto that swallowed so many of your family and friends?