How To Be Black

Tag Results

13 posts tagged nyc

Throughout his work, Thurston gives tips on how to be “the black friend,” “the black employee,” “the angry negro,” and “the next black president.” What he doesn’t do is give tips on how to be the black person reading How To Be Black on public transportation.

I have hoped someone would write something like this! Lauren A. White writes for Guernica in a story titled How To Be The Black Person Reading How To Be Black

COUNTERCULTURE is a topical interview show hosted by Kweli Washington that values cosmopolitanism, thoughtful dialogue and soul. Guests on the show are thought leaders and newsmakers with a rich perspective on the culture in which we live. This week we interviewed comedian, tech evangelist, and political commentator, Baratunde Thurston about Twitter, the economy, the Presidential race, his hair and why he gave up on the NFL football for premiership soccer.

This Monday, I’m part of a stellar lineup of political comics (Lee Camp, Negin Farsad, Myq Kaplan) on an NYC show called Laughing Liberally. Tickets are $20 and completely worth it. However, I’m giving away two comp tickets for my How To Be Black fam.
How can you earn these free tickets?
Submit a photo of my book, How To Be Black, in the most American setting you can create.
This might mean you wrap the book in an American flag or photoshop the book cover dropping bombs on brown people or take the hardcover and deep fry it. Use your imagination!
You submit your photo to this blog (add text “nyc giveaway” to the caption), post your image to the book’s Facebook page, or if you’re stuck in the 20th century, email baratunde+nycgiveaway@gmail.com (yes, that is a plus sign).
Deadline for submissions: NOON eastern time Monday 2 July 2012
I will select two winners, and those winners can bring one additional person, aka a date, if they so choose. See, I also support love (or kidnapping camouflaged as love).
Cool, right?

This Monday, I’m part of a stellar lineup of political comics (Lee Camp, Negin Farsad, Myq Kaplan) on an NYC show called Laughing Liberally. Tickets are $20 and completely worth it. However, I’m giving away two comp tickets for my How To Be Black fam.

How can you earn these free tickets?

Submit a photo of my book, How To Be Black, in the most American setting you can create.

This might mean you wrap the book in an American flag or photoshop the book cover dropping bombs on brown people or take the hardcover and deep fry it. Use your imagination!

You submit your photo to this blog (add text “nyc giveaway” to the caption), post your image to the book’s Facebook page, or if you’re stuck in the 20th century, email baratunde+nycgiveaway@gmail.com (yes, that is a plus sign).

Deadline for submissions: NOON eastern time Monday 2 July 2012

I will select two winners, and those winners can bring one additional person, aka a date, if they so choose. See, I also support love (or kidnapping camouflaged as love).

Cool, right?

realcharacters:

SAVE THE DATE - JUNE 13

Oh boy, this month’s REAL CHARACTERS show at McNally Jackson is crazy packed with talented writers and performers. Come out to see readings and stories by:

Steve Guttenberg (actor, author of The Guttenberg Bible)
Dave Hill (This American Life, author of Tasteful Nudes)
Baratunde Thurston (The Onion, author of How to Be Black)
David Crabb (The RISK podcast, Bad Kid)
and
Joanne Solomon (The Moth, De La Guarda)

Hosted by Andy Ross. Produced by Ann Marie Lonsdale.

REAL CHARACTERS
June 13th at 7pm
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street in SoHo
Free