Kelvin De’Marcus Allen is accomplished writer, producer and documentary filmmaker with numerous articles and essays to his credit. He has produced television specials and training videos for ABC affiliate station WTNH-TV, New Haven, Ct., the National Cancer Institute, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Allen’s career began in 1986 when he was one of only six actors chosen from a field of 500 to serve as actors and community liaisons in Los Angeles, Ca. for Kaiser Permanente and the Children’s Television Workshop, the producers of Sesame Street.
He is the author of “Looking Back to Move Forward, Reconciling the past – Liberating the future". The book is an authentic attempt to meaningfully gauge the effects of the past upon the present. Allen is also featured in Steve Peha and Margot Lester’s book, “Be A Writer: Your Guide to the Writing Life” the book focuses on proven tips and techniques to help young writers get started. In 1992, Allen’s documentary “Imagine If” won the Connecticut Higher Education Telecommunications Association’s Screening Room Award for entertainment programming. He is the producer and host of “Body and Soul” Peer Counseling training video, the National Cancer Institute’s national campaign designed to encourage healthier eating habits among African Americans. The interactive DVD is distributed nationally to churches and promoted on urban radio stations throughout the country.
Allen is the founder and executive director of the Beulah Project, Inc., a 501 C-3 charitable organization whose mission is to create and sustain projects that empower people and communities through health education, the arts, media and law. He is a North Carolina Dispute Resolution Certified Superior Court Mediator, an accredited veteran's representative, as well as an alumnus of the FBI Citizen's Academy.
Allen is a graduate of North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C.; and holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Liberal Studies from Duquesne University in
Pittsburgh, Pa. He also holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Charlotte School of Law.
- B.A., North Carolina Central University
- M.A., Duquesne University
- J.D., Charlotte School of Law