Starts: Thursday, Jul. 17 4:30 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Thursday, Jul. 17 5:30 PM (Eastern)
Room: Town Square
Founder & CEO of TWiB! Elon James White and #TeamBlackness break down the news, race, politics and pop culture with his signature wit that has been displayed through out national media and at Netroots Nation for years. Featuring interviews, panel discussions (and possible wacky interactions w/ NN14 attendees: See last year’s show) and more, TWiB Prime is not to be missed.
Elon James White is a Brooklyn-based comedian, writer and creator of the award-winning web series This Week in Blackness, a satirical look at race, politics and pop-culture in a so-called “post-racial” America and the award winning podcast Blacking it Up! White has been a featured commentator on MSNBC’s The Melissa Harris Perry Show, VH1’s “Black to the Future”, “The Great Debate” and HLN’s “The Joy Behar Show.” His commentary on race and politics has been featured on CNN.com, Daily Kos, The Huffington Post, Giant Magazine, Salon, Alternet & The Root. Praised as “The perfect comedian for the Obama era, talking race while exploding racial stereotypes” by Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry on Politco.com & as “Precise, thought provoking and hilarious” by Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead, White continues to win accolades from critics, academia and audiences alike
Other sessions: TWiBPrime w/ Elon James White: Biden Introduction, TWiBPrime w/ Elon James White, TWiBPrime w/ Elon James White, TWiB! Party on Friday night!, Only the Jester Speaks the Truth, Laughing Liberally Comedy Show, Historical Blackness: Movements as Models: What the History of Organizing Can Teach Today’s Organizers