Author/comedian Baratunde Thurston will keynote the final day of festivities at the 2012 AAN Convention in Detroit, which will take place June 7 – 9:
Baratunde Thurston is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics and served as Director of Digital for The Onion. He has written for Vanity Fair, hosted Popular Science’s Future Of on Discovery Science and appears on cable news regularly to say smart things in funny ways. Then-candidate Barack Obama called him “someone I need to know.” Baratunde travels the world speaking and advising and performs standup regularly in NYC. He resides in Brooklyn, lives on Twitter and has over 30 years experience being black. His first book, How To Be Black, is a New York Times best-seller. (More)
Update! In a previous life, Baratunde was a columnist for Boston’s Weekly Dig. He departed in 2007.