How To Be Black

Baratunde Thurston is the CEO, co-founder, and hashtagger-in-chief of Cultivated Wit. He wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black and served for five years as director of digital for the satirical news outlet, The Onion. He writes the monthly back page column for Fast Company and contributes to the MIT Media Lab as a director’s fellow.He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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February 7 - Has Social Media Affected How People Understand What It Means To Be Black?

Throughout Black History Month (and beyond), we’ll be focusing on questions of identity. For day seven we want to know: has social media affected how people understand what it means to be black?

Submit your story (especially in video), and check out what The Black Panel said in the book.

Here’s how:

  • Pick a question to answer from this list or make your own
  • Click here or the “Submit” button on the top of the page
  • Choose how you’d like to submit. We appreciate video submissions (upload to Vimeo/Youtube then embed) but you can submit in other formats.
  • Indicate the question you’re answering in the title or post section! This will help us a ton when organizing the submissions.