Keith Boykin
Published July 7, 2013
Updated April 10, 2021

Keith Boykin is a CNN political commentator. Previously, he was an 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. He served in the White House as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton.

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.

Expertise: Politics, LGBT issues, law

Location: New York, N.Y.


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