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Black History Makers: How Keith Bowen combats bullying and helps Las Vegas' under-served communities

Keith Bowen
Posted at 2:55 PM, Feb 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-26 22:39:10-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Keith Bowen is known in 89106 as "Big Keith."

More than a decade ago, Bowen set out to change the way kids feel by creating Bully Busters 7-0-2.

Bowen found inspiration for the program from past trauma: a time in his life when a friend he looked up to died by suicide as a result of bullying.

Bowen turned his pain into purpose and vowed to be a light in under-served communities by becoming a mentor.

He built an anti-bullying program, a safe space for kids to express themselves. He also created a radio station and a hotline for those in pain.

Bowen is becoming the change he hopes to see in the community.

To learn more about Bully Busters 7-0-2 and Keith Bowen, click here.

For more stories from the Black History Makers series, visit ktnv.com/blackhistorymonth.