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Keith Boykin, Author and TV Commentator Thu Oct 18 9PM EST

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Keith Boykin is a popular TV commentator, inspirational speaker, and New York Times best-selling author. His new book is called For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough.

Since the 2008 presidential campaign, Keith has provided political commentary for CNN, MSNBC, and CNBC, and he previously co-hosted the weekly TV series My Two Cents on BET Networks.

Educated at Dartmouth and Harvard, Keith attended law school with President Barack Obama and served in the White House as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, where he helped organize and participated in the nation's first ever meeting between a sitting president and leaders of the LGBT community.

A founder and first board president of the National Black Justice Coalition, Keith has spoken to audiences, large and small, all across the world. He delivered a landmark speech to 200,000 people at the Millennium March on Washington, and he gave a stirring speech about the AIDS epidemic in front of 40,000 people in Chicago's Soldier Field.

All of Keith's first three books were nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, including his third book, Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies and Denial in Black America. Keith won the Lambda Literary Award for his second book, Respecting The Soul, while his first book, One More River to Cross, is taught in colleges and universities throughout the country. 

For more information on Keith's new book, please go to http://4coloredboys.com/and a YouTube trailer at http://youtu.be/CO_mG8FxfJM