Name: Baratunde Thurston
Title/Occupation: Director of Digital
Organization/Affiliation: The Onion
What Makes The Person A Game Changer: Baratunde Rafiq Thurston is an American comedian based in Boston and New York City. He is also the co-founder of JackandJillPolitics.com, an award-winning and popular black political blog. Thurston, a
semi-regular panelist on “The Week in Tech with Leo Laporte” and digital director at The Onion, is the author of three self-published books, including his New York Bestseller titled How to Be Black. He has also contributed to the Huffington Post and the Weekly Dig.