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Press Contact

King Kevin Dorival,
Relationship Educator, Youth Chess Mentor, Author & Filmmaker
Founder of:
Annual Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel, C2B Chess Club/Mentoring Program,
Golden Love & Relationship Panel

954-263-8223
info@kevindorival.com
My Claim to Fame: Press Release – Play & Book Signing
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King Kevin Dorival is an entrepreneur, two-time author, mentor, inspirational speaker, and is considered an up and coming change-agent. He founded the Courage To Believe International, Inc. where he serves as President. A group of mentors assists hito m host the C2B Chess Club & Mentoring Program and the Annual Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel. God has blessed him with the ability to motivate people in an unbelievably dynamic fashion. He has developed a keen awareness for the community, and has worked with numerous schools, churches, universities, and local organizations throughout Florida, Haiti, and in London to reduce the school to prison pipeline; today, Atlanta is his new home where he hopes to expand his empire and to find lifelong treasure of a good wife.

His life story is riddled with drugs, crime, incarceration, and failures. All of which, he miraculously was able to turnaround and defeated the odds by placing God first and keeping his eyes on the prize and words in the future

– God Willing he will help hundreds of thousands avoid the traps of the criminal justice system. In 2013 he released an inspirational autobiography and stage play, The Courage To Believe: Never Give Up, where he shares the importance of overcoming adversities in life while pursuing your dreams: S.B.E. Speak it. Believe it. Execute The Plan!

As of 2018, he has completed his first film, a documentary titled after the book, stage play, and wrote his second nonfiction book, 7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire, which is a compare and contrast of ancient queens with women of today. He is also a graduate of Florida Atlantic University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in political science and minor in marketing. In his downtime, he enjoys family time, volunteering in urban communities, reading stories of historical African leaders especially those of the antiquity.

Authored Books

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  • 7 Types Queens That Kings Desire

  • Author: King Kevin Dorival
  • Publisher: Self-Publishing
  • Date of Publication: July 17, 2017
  • Retail Price: $16 Paperback
  • Pages: 213
  • ISBN: 978-0-9855648-0-3
  • Editions: 2nd Edition Published June 1st, 2017
  • Distributors Partners: Ingram Books, Amazon, Barnes & Nobel and Baker and Taylor
  • Best Seller
9780985564827
  • The Courage To Believe

  • Author: King Kevin Dorival
  • Publisher: Self-Publishing
  • Date of Publication: December 12, 2012
  • Retail Price: $12.95 Paperwork
  • Pages: 255
  • ISBN: 978-0-9855648-2-7
  • Editions: Paperback, eBook, and iTunes
  • Distributors Partners: Ingram Books, Amazon, Barnes & Nobel and Baker and Taylor

Videos

The Courage To Believe - Must See Book Trailer - Kevin King Dorival

Spirituality In Our Relationships Advice - Workshop in London

Champion Speech To Deerfield Beach High School Football Team

Articles

Recent Newspaper and Magazine Articles: 2015 to 2019!

7 Types of Queens featured in Sheen Magazine Winter Edition. January 2019. Click here: Media Kit

November/December Feature In Sheen Magazine – 7 TYPES OF QUEENS, KINGS DESIRE. 2018

Guest Speaker at Women Wealth Warrior “Reclaim Your Power Conference!” August 2018

BlackNews.com, December 2017. Fort Lauderdale – BLACK AUTHOR AND RELATIONSHIP EXPERT KICKS OFF SPEED DATING NATIONAL TOUR AND PANEL THAT ADDRESSES THE “BEING SINGLE EPIDEMIC” –Golden Love & Relationship Panel

May 23, 2017. Miami – 4th Annual BLACK ON BLACK CRIME SOLUTIONS PANEL, Consists of Urban League T. Willard Fair, Miami-Dade Public Defender Carlos Martinez, and others. 2017 Black On Black Crime Press Release Kevin Dorival

Westside Gazette, July 7, 2016. Fort Lauderdale 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

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

Documentary, The Courage To Believe: Never Give Up

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.

“The Courage to Believe” by Kevin Dorival is the Subject of a Musically Dramatic Event at AARLCC

BROWARD 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 the 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

Interview Questions

Courage To Believe Questions [Book, Film, and Community Work]

  1. What keeps you motivated to write books and films?
  2. You wear many hats: Filmmaker, Author, Chess Coach, Book Coach, Marketing Consultant, and Relationship Advisor. Is this correct
  3. Any knew projects coming up in 2019? New books? New Films? The Courage To Believe Documentary. 7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire Movie romantic comedy short film on GoFundme. 7 Types of Kings, Queens Desire book. The Winner In The Mirror (inspirational), and Prince Peter & The Magical Book (for children) are my new books.
  4. What made you write these book, “7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire” & “The Courage To Believe?” And where are the books sold?
  5. Can you explain the catalyst for the Annual Black On Black Crime Solutions Panel back in 2014? Your nonprofit organization changed the name of the event to Annual Community Crime Solutions Panel – why?
  6. What did you mean when you said,”You lost your innocence before you lost your virginity on your Courage To Believe book trailer video?
  7. Your biggest challenge was graduating from college. Why was it so difficult?
  8. What would you like for teens and young adults to get from your book, “The Courage To Believe?”
  9. 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? Any advice?
  10. Our teens have so many negative influences in their lives. What would you say is the solution to this epidemic?
  11. You love your country Haiti even though you’ve only been there once in 2016. What would you do differently in running the country if you were the president?
  12. How were you able to overcome the traps of the ghetto that swallowed so many of your family and friends?

7 Types of Queens & Kings Questions

  1. 7 Types of Kings, Queens Desire only features black leaders. What made you change directions from featuring all cultures as in your 7 Queens book?
  2. Who’s your favorite king, leader in the book 7 Kings?
  3. What would you like for teens and young adults to get from your book,”7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire?”
  4. I hear you’re big on history. Why didn’t you major in history?
  5. You’re not married but you wrote a book on relationship goals. Care to explain?
  6. Former First Lady, Michelle Obama wrote you a letter in regards to 7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire. Tell me us about it.
  7. You mentioned that your book is more than just a book – its a spiritual experience. Why must all women read your book 7 Types of Queens?
  8. How was your experience in London during the Kings & Queens Book Tour?
  9. You wrote about queens in 7 Types of Queens, but what about the men? When will “7 Types of Kings, Queens Desire” be released?
  10. Your book has been compared to the NASA movie Hidden Figures– is that a good comparison and why?
  11. Why is it in your opinion that men, particularly black men are scared of love, commitment, and marriage?
  12. The roles of the households aren’t the same anymore. Women aren’t as nurturing and men are becoming too feminine these days. Why is that?

Bonus

Media/ Interviews inquiries

  • 5th Annual Community Crime Solutions Panel – February 16, 2019, Atlanta University
  • Special Thank You for Speaking and Writing – December 19th, 2018, Cleveland Ave, Library Atlanta
  • 4th Annual #BlackOnBlackCrime Solutions Panel – June 10, 2017, Miami Dade College/North
  • 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)

Event Inquiries

Talking Points

  1. Courage And Faith
  2. Book Publishing
  3. Millennial Relationship/Dating Advice
  4. Mentoring Today’s At-Risk Youth
  5. Black On Black Crime Solutions
  6. Focusing On Your Goals While In The Fire
  7. Recidivism – How To Stop it
  8. Black History
  9. Ancient African History
  10. The Power of Speaking Success Into Your Life
  11. Creating Your Future
  12. You Are A Queen & A King

Newspaper Articles – 2015

Sun Sentinel: Panel focuses on black pride, education and roots of crime

South Florida Times: Black On Black Crime Solutions