Baratunde Thurston of Jack and Jill Politics and The Onion, discussed his satrical book, "How to be Black," at a National Press Club Book Rap, Feb. 13.
Before a very large multi-racial crowd, Thurston spoke about his 30-plus years of being black. He talked about his family background in a bad neighborhood in the District of Columbia. There was much laughter as he talked about "How to be the Black friend," "How to speak for all Black people," and "How to celebrate Black History Month."
However, not all of Thurston's youth was happy. His father was a murder victim.