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Touré is an esteemed author, TV host, and host of The Touré Show podcast.

Touré’s broadcast career has spanned major networks and cable outlets both as a host and contributor: he hosted The Cycle on MSNBC, Hip Hop Shop on Fuse, the Black Carpet on BET, I’ll Try Anything Once on Treasure HD, and Spoke N Heard on MTV. He was also the first Pop Culture correspondent on CNN.

A longtime writer for Rolling Stone, the NY Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Nation, Time, Ebony, Vogue and Playboy – his covers for Rolling Stone include Jay, Beyoncé, Eminem, Lauryn, Alicia, Snoop, DMX, Adele to name a few. An accomplished author of five books: I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon, Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What it Means to Be Black Now which was a NY Times Notable Book of the Year, Never Drank the Kool-Aid: Essays, Soul City, and The Portable Promised Land. He has several other books in the works.

A respected voice in the community he consistently lends it to amplify causes for social justice and political awareness.