Elon James White is a writer, performer and CEO of This Week in Blackness, an award-winning multimedia digital platform dedicated to diversifying voices and news coverage within media. White is a regular featured commentator on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and has appeared on Al Jazeera’s Flashpoint, VH1’s Black to the Future,The Great Debate 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.FM. A network of online radio shows that boasts over 8 million+ downloads. White also hosts the award winning and critically acclaimed online radio series TWiB! Prime which broadcasts live Monday through Thursday. Named one of Ebony Magazine’s “What’s Next”, White developed and produced the 8 week special series #ablackshow w/ Elon James White on Freespeech TV. The segment “#GrayRacism” was also featured on Upworthy.
White has been at the forefront of social media with ground breaking reporting across the nation from Brooklyn to Ferguson to Berkeley. He also spearheaded campaigns such as #DudesGreetingDudes and #TheEmptyChair Since 2014 White has been in the position of 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.