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2012 The Root 100

Touré is a cultural critic, author and co-host of MSNBC's The Cycle.

  • Influence: 124.8
  • Reach: 12.0
  • Substance: 6.0
  • Media Mentions: 169
  • Internet Mentions: 7700
  • Twitter Followers: 78431
  • Touré

  • Cultural critic and author who recently became co-host of MSNBC's "The Cycle."
  • Job: TV host and author
  • Sector: Entertainment/Media
  • Twitter: @toure
  • Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Age: 41
  • Bio: The irreverent and provocative cultural critic Touré (no last name necessary) followed up a successful 2011 -- his Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means to Be Black Now was named one of the most notable books of 2011 by both the New York Times and the Washington Post -- with an equally notable 2012. In June he was tapped to co-host MSNBC's The Cycle, where he brings his fearless -- and, yes, sometimes controversial -- brand of social and political commentary to the masses every afternoon. Like his Facebook page.