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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Comedian Baratunde Thurston - 'Perception and Comedy' from Open Society Foundations and American Values Institute on

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.

You can see lots of vides on the Fora.TV website

When Did You First Realize You Were Black? #BlackHistoryMonth Day 1

Throughout Black History Month (and beyond), we’ll be focusing on questions of identity. For day one, we’re asking a question also asked in How To Be Black: when did you first realize you were black? And if you’re not black, we’re still interested! When did you first realize you were [insert here]?

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

Submit your story.