About This Week in Blackness

This Week in Blackness (TWiB!) is an award winning multimedia digital platform housing the online broadcast network TWiB.FM, the digital magazine VALID and the video on-demand site Blackness.TV. TWiB! is also the name of the web series that launched the platform in 2008.

About Elon James White | Founder, TWiB!

Elon James White is an award-winning media creator, journalist, and CEO of TWiB! Media, LLC.

White has been featured on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry show, Up with Chris (Now All in with Chris Hayes), The Rachel Maddow Show, BBC Radio, VH1’s Greatest series, and more. He has contributed to numerous publications, from the Huffington Post to Salon and The Root.

White is also the media director of Netroots Nation, the largest progressive conference in the United States.

About TWiB.FM

TWIB.FM is an online broadcast network that is the home of the award winning podcast TWiB! Prime (Formerly known as Blacking It Up!)  The TWIB.FM suite of programs are broadcast exclusively on TWIB.FM via TuneIn, and Stitcher. You can also access shows at any time by subscribing to The TWiBularity or listen to the broadcast stream through The TWiBiulariFREE.

TWiB.FM Programs include:

  • TWiB! Prime  is an award-winning online radio series that features the latest in news, race, politics, and pop culture. Previous guests have included Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, Tim Wise, James Rucker, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Van Jones, Ben Jealous, Howard Dean, Dr. Blair Kelley, Jasiri X, Baratunde Thurston and more. The show is hosted by Elon James White @elonjames, Imani Gandy @angryblacklady, and Aaron Rand Freeman @ansfreeman.TWiB! Prime airs Monday through Thursday at 6:30 pm EST.
  • Sportsball w/ Aaron Rand Freeman: The official #TWIBnation sports show. The show is hosted by Aaron Rand Freeman @ansfreeman, Rachael Parenta @rachaelparenta, and David Von Ebers @D_V_E.Sportsball airs Tuesdays at 12 pm EST.
  • Academic Shade: Hosted by University of Pennsylvania professor, media commentator, and professional shade thrower Dr. Anthea Butler. Tune in every Tuesday to hear Professor Butler’s take on religion and pop culture. The show is hosted by Anthea Butler @AntheaButler, Elon James White @elonjames, and Ebonie Ledbetter @Ebonie_Elle.Academic Shade airs Tuesdays at 5 pm EST.
  • We Nerd Hard features a group of bitter cynical adults talking pop culture and Nerd ‘ish. The show is hosted by Elon James White @elonjames,  Fahnon Bennett @FahnonB , N’Jaila Rhee @blasianbytch and  Aaron Rand Freeman @ansfreeman.We Nerd Hard airs Tuesdays at 8 pm EST.
  • TWiB! AFTERDARK: TWiB’s sex-positive show. Hosted by N’Jaila Rhee @BlasianBytchTWiB! AFTERDARK airs Wednesdays at 8pm EST.
  • Historical Blackness: Hosted by the award-winning author of Right to Ride,  Dr. Blair Kelley. Dr. Kelley brings context to current topics by looking at them through a historical lens.Historical Blackness airs Thursdays at 3pm EST.
  • This Tastes Funny: TWiB’s weekly food show. The show features Emily Epstein White @EmEps and Elon James White @elonjames.This Tastes Funny airs Thursdays at 8pm EST.
  • Blacking It Up w/ Bassey Ikpi & Elon James White


How to Support TWiB! Media

By donating to TWiB! Media, you ensure that even more voices of color are heard in various spaces and that content is created that battles what corporate media provides. Your support can help continue a long history of black independent media.  TWiB  not only creates quality content but links like-minded folks across the globe–and we want to do even more. Help us and we will continue be the media that you want to hear–and that the media needs to hear.

By subscribing to the TWiBularity, you can help TWiB! Media maintain a sustainable independent media network. The TWiBularity is a premium digital content service brought to you by This Week in Blackness. To register for the TWiBularity, please visit http://twib.fm/membership-account/membership-levels.

You can also make one-time or monthly donations to TWiB via PayPal.

In addition, you can support TWiB by shopping at Amazon using the link http://twib.me/amazon. You can purchase what you would normally buy and TWiB gets MONEY!

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  1. I love you guys! I was born an raised in Chicago… but now I live 45 miles south of Indianapolis (long story) and TwibNation is the only chance I have to hear and talk to black people. (You can hear me too right!?) LMAFO oooh do I have to pay for that!

  2. Hello TWIB and thank you Elon for joining us in Baltimore. I really enjoy your show and would like to support your efforts in our city. Please email me if I can be of help during your stay.
    I also requested on Twitter that you speak with LBS while you are in town.

  3. At least once a week I play one of your podcasts while doing mindless chores and laugh my ass off. You can get on the elevator with me any time!

    (also I made my Amazon Prime page your portal at http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&tag=thiweeinbla-20

    so you get a piece of whatever I buy online. Great work, and have loved seeing you at Netroots.

  4. Thank you, Elon & Crew, for all that you do!!! I would like to send a donation but it must unfortunately be by snail mail. Is there an address that I can mail it to?

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