Keith Boykin

Keith Boykin is a CNN political commentator. In the past, he was a MSNBC commentator, CNBC contributor and columnist. He was the editor of The Daily Voice from 2008-2012 and was the host of the BET television show “My Two Cents” from 2006-2008. Previously, he served in the White House as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton.

According to his bio, Boykin “is a veteran of six political campaigns, including two presidential campaigns.” He has a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and he taught political science at American University from 1999-2001.

Boykin has written four books, including Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies, and Denial in Black America and For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough. His book, set to be published in 2021, Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America, examines racial strife.

Political commentator

Areas of Expertise: Politics, LGBT Issues, Law

Location: Miami, FL and New York, NY

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Added July 2013. Last updated February 2021.