National Press Club

Baratunde Thurston "How to Be Black"

Baratunde Thurston "How to Be Black"

February 13, 2012 6:30 PM

Location: Ballroom

This event is RSVP only. Please contact Nicole Hoffman (using the information below) to RSVP.

Baratunde Thurston, of Jack and Jill Politics and The Onion, will discuss his new satirical book, “How to Be Black.”

Thurston shares his 30-plus years of expertise in being black, with helpful essays like “How to Be the Black Friend,” “How to Speak for All Black People,” “How To Celebrate Black History Month,” and more, in this humorous guide to race issues. This fun read is also critiques the media's portrayal of blackness as one-dimensional. Through humor, Thurston teaches readers how to be black by reminding them that there really is no one way to do it.

Baratunde Thurston is the director of digital at The Onion, the cofounder of Jack & Jill Politics, a stand-up comedian, and a globe-trotting speaker. He was named one of the 100 most influential African-Americans of 2011 by The Root and one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company magazine.

Reservations are required and may be made at or by calling 202-662-7523. This event is free for NPC members, $5.00 for all non-members. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Proceeds benefit the National Press Club Journalism Institute. No outside books will be permitted.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Nicole Hoffman