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Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Rafiq Thurston (/?bær??tu?nde?/; born September 11, 1977) is an American writer, comedian, and commentator. Thurston co-founded the black political blog Jack and Jill Politics, whose coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention was archived in the Library Of Congress, and was director of digital for The Onion. In 2012, his book How to be Black became a New York Times bestseller.

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2010 Foursquare Mayor Of The Year

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As I've submerged myself in news of the revolutions sweeping North Africa and the Middle East, I wan ...

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I work in comedy, journalism, media, and technology, many of which don't have a lot of black faces i ...

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By the time I got to Harvard, I feel like I knew who I was, and my job there was to throw as much ag ...

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Remember something about attention. Yes, it???s possible to buy, grab, or even steal it. But it???s ...

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Okay, well, if motion is the constant, how can I remain in motion?

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I am not a yogi yet, but I aspire to have more balance in my life.

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Mostly I try to be the best example of me that I can be.

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You can call me namastunde or surfatunde. Either works.

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"Black culture" is ready for whatever. I sense some momentum and excitement around black artists (es ...

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I care about the diversity of the mindset of the people creating our future, and the windows through ...

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Knowing that "me" is inextricably linked to blackness, [I try to enjoy] the process of expanding bey ...

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College is a safe space where it can be hard to truly fail. The institution is rooting for you becau ...

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New York has been the best gift, in that the city pushes me to so many next levels.

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When I look at what I'm doing today, I see [the] roots in my college life. I was the online editor o ...

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