Keith Boykin is a CNN political commentator, New York Times best-selling author, and a former White House aide to President Bill Clinton. He was once the highest ranking openly gay person in the Clinton White House and helped to set up the first ever meeting between a U.S. president and leaders of the LGBTQ community.
Keith was a co-host of the BET Networks talk show “My Two Cents,” starred on the Showtime reality television series “American Candidate,” worked as an associate producer of the film “Dirty Laundry,” and has appeared on numerous TV shows, including BET’s “Being Mary Jane.”
A graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, Keith has taught at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York and at American University in Washington, D.C. He is a co-founder and first board president of the National Black Justice Coalition and a Lambda Literary Award-winning author of four books. His new book, Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America, examines the raging conflict between America’s emerging black and brown population and its dwindling white majority.
Born in St. Louis, Keith has lived in 12 cities, visited 48 of the 50 United States, and traveled the world.
He lives in New York City.