“My name is Baratude Thurston. I’m a comedian, I wrote a book about How to be Black and I’m the co-founder of a company called Cultivated Wit. Rob Bade and DJ E-Z Rock taught us all a lot of valuable lessons, but the one that stands out the most to me: it takes two to make a thing to go right and in the case of violence against women and domestic violence, that couldn’t be more true. It takes both women and men to not only not do bad but to actively do good. I’m excited to join one million men making one million promises to end domestic violence and I promise to use whatever influence I have to ensure that the men around me and those who would listen understand that we have an active and positive role to play to ensure that our homes are safe and that the communities, cities, states, nations and the planet around those is also safe, loving and peaceful. What’s your promise?”
More about Baratunde:
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 before launching the comedy/technology startup Cultivated Wit. 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. He writes the monthly backpage column for Fast Company, and his first book, How To Be Black, is a New York Times best-seller.
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