Person of the year
Touré, the author Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?, has been busy! Not only did he co-host Housingworks’ Gin Mingle fundraiser this week, the annual gin-soaked bookstore party, but he also wrote a marriage column for Time magazine.
This afternoon, Time magazine held its annual lunch and panel for it’s prestigious person of the year issue. We went in with our money on Occupy Wall Street, but most of our other journo diners seemed to take it as a given that the honor would be bestowed on Steve Jobs.
It was an impressive panel led by Time‘s Rich Stengel: NBC’s Brian Williams, Anita Hill, Jesse Eisenberg, Mario Batali, Seth Meyers, and Grover Norquist, president of the advocacy group Americans for Tax Reform.
What’s in a name? A lot, if it happens to be Touré: not only did the young Rolling Stone writer and MSNBC contributor deliver a passionate takedown of 9/11 coverage on Dylan Ratigan last week, but in the days that followed, he’s also managed to a) Start a Twitterversy about what your tipping percent says about you as a person, b) release a book about what it means to be black in today’s culture, c) and announce that he’ll be co-authoring Nas’ memoir. Last night in Brooklyn’s Greenlight bookstore, Touré celebrated the release of his latest book Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness. Hosted by Terry McMillian, the party got hot amidst the crushing fans all trying to squeeze their way into the Forte Greene venue.
Nasty Nas is writing a memoir, It Ain’t to Hard to Tell with the assistance of Touré, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone (who also has a book, Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?, coming out today on Free Press).
ESPN The Magazine
published a piece today by Touré called “What If Michael Vick Were White?” featuring the above photo, according to Deadspin
. Touré took to Twitter to assure readers that he didn’t want the piece titled and packaged like that, in fact the piece says you can’t
imagine him as a white guy.
That’s why we need the CGI.
Rolling Stone contributing editor, TV personality and compulsive Twitter-er Touré has signed a deal with Free Press to write a book about “post-blackness.” The book, titled Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness, was described in a deal memo posted on Publishers Lunch as a “treatise” on black identity in the age of Obama, based on Read More