CEO, TWiB! #TWIBnation | Creator, Daddy Game Proper #DGProper
Elon James White is a writer, comedian and CEO of This Week in Blackness, an award-winning multimedia digital platform dedicated to diversifying voices and news coverage within media. White has appeared on The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah, Al Jazeera’s Flashpoint, VH1’s Black to the Future,The Great Debate, CNN's Reliable Sources, Melissa Harris-Perry and more. His commentary on race and politics has been featured on The Rachel Maddow Show, All In With Chris Hayes (formerly known as Up With Chris), Salon, Mashable, Buzzfeed, Upworthy, Slate, Colorlines, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News, Alternet, Daily Kos and The Root.
As CEO of This Week In Blackness, White developed and launched TWiB.DIGITAL. A digital platform that boasts over 8 million+ downloads. White also hosts the award winning and critically acclaimed TWiB! Prime w/ @elonjames White airing weekends on Free Speech TV. Named one of Ebony Magazine’s “What’s Next”, White continues to produce and innovate across platforms.
White has been at the forefront of social media with groundbreaking reporting across the nation from Brooklyn to Ferguson to Berkeley. He also spearheaded campaigns such as #DudesGreetingDudes, #TheEmptyChair and #DGProper. In 2014 White was named Media Director of Netroots Nation, the largest progressive conference in the United States.
Praised as “The perfect comedian for the Obama era.” by Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, “So smart. So crazy. So real” by CNN’s Van Jones & as “Precise, thought provoking and hilarious” by Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead, White continues to win accolades from critics, academia and audiences alike.