Michael David Cobb Bowen has been described as “the lovechild of Dr. Thomas Sowell and Dr. Jordan Peterson”. One of the most brilliant technical minds in America, Bowen pointed his keen intellect on the world of politics over a decade ago writing the multiple award-winning blog called Cobb.
A regular NPR contributor, host at Cafe Utne, founder of the Conservative Brotherhood, Rights Universal and Free Black Thought, Bowen’s online writing projects on political, cultural and philosophical subjects reach back over 23 years. Bowen’s writings have been lauded by everybody from social media influencers to professors at Ivy League universities. Bowen was recently honored by a request for his participation on a panel at the Oxford Union, where he joined some of the world’s greatest thinkers. Bowen is in the process of selling his technology company and has been part of The Kevin Jackson Network for over a year and Stoic Observations can be found at mdcbowen.substack.com
Bowen’s hails from Connecticut on his father’s side and New Orleans on his mother’s side. His maternal forebearers were never enslaved and go back to St. Lucia and France, including the infamous voodoo priestess Marie Laveau.
Bowen is the oldest of five children and grew up in LA’s famous West Adams neighborhood. He was confirmed by the Archbishop Rusack at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral in 1977.
A child prodigy, Bowen even appeared on the set of Julia, Gunsmoke, and the Louis Lomax Show. He played cello and surfed and skated at Venice Beach. At University he pledged Alpha Phi Alpha and was twice elected as National Finance Officer of the National Society of Black Engineers.