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.
Today I performed at the Black Male Re-Imagined II event in NYC. Other speakers included Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton, Global Grind’s Michael Skolnick, former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele, hip hop artist and activist Jasiri X and many more.
The world will and has written about Michelle Obama’s DNC speech (including our own Cheryl). I was there. It was that good. Here are a few snapshots via Twitter, photos and video of the night that blew me away
this crowd is going to completely lose its shit when michelle obama appears. brace yourselves #dnc2012
I was speechless during most of the First Lady’s speech but emerged from my reverie when she beautifully wove Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights into marriage equality. It was a beautiful progressive moment. Healing even.
love how #dnc2012 speakers integrate marriage equality into their talks, and #FLOTUS just did it masterfully, connecting to civil rights