Keith Boykin is a CNN political commentator, New York Times best-selling author, and a former White House aide to President Bill Clinton. Keith teaches at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York and previously taught at American University in Washington, D.C. He is a co-founder and first board president of the National Black Justice Coalition. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, Keith is a Lambda Literary Award-winning author of four books.
He was a co-host of the BET Network’s talk show “My Two Cents,” starred on the Showtime reality television series “American Candidate,” was an associate producer of the film “Dirty Laundry,” and has appeared on many other TV shows, including BET’s “Being Mary Jane.”
Born in St. Louis, he has lived in 12 cities and visited 48 of the 50 United States. Keith has traveled the world, and is currently writing new books, including one about his travels to Cuba. He lives in New York City.