I'm in Philly for the National Association Of Black Journalists conference


It's my first NABJ, and it's so far so good. I had no idea there were so many black journalists! And by and large, they're amazingly attractive. Like, really. Everyone here looks good. 

I'm on a panel today on the subject of politics and race. Hopefully I can think of something to say though I'm still figuring out the get paid part, but who isn't? 

THE POLITICS OF RACE: GET PAID, IT’S NO JOKE

Room 121C // 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 

When President Obama had to produce his birth certificate for Donald Trump, political comedians hired themselves to trump, Trump. Whether serious or through satire, delivering political news is an art. This entrepreneurial panel shares how to use your journalistic skills to create a political enterprise for capital gain.

  • Moderator: Roland Martin, CNN and TV One 
  • Baratunde Thurston, The Onion and JackandJillPolitics.com 
  • Danielle Belton, The BlackSnob 
  • Toure X, Author of "Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? A Look At What It Means To Be Black Now.”
  • Melissa Harris-Perry, Professor, Tulane University