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Van Jones
@van
When it gets harder to love,
love harder.

Place I work:
• CNN

Company I lead:
• MagicLabsMedia.com
(1 Emmy + 2 Webby’s)

What I truly love:
• My sons
• The Earth
• God (especially the black female version)

How I nerd:
• Marvel (over DC)
• Star Wars (over Star Trek)
• Sci-Fi/Fantasy (over Horror/Zombie/Vampire)

Books written:
• Beyond The Messy Truth: How we came apart & how we come together (2017: NYT Bestseller)
• Rebuild The Dream: A roadmap for progressives (2012: NYT Bestseller)
• The Green-Collar Economy (2008: NYT Bestseller)

TEDs I talked:
• What If A U.S. Presidential Candidate Refuses To Concede? (#2 TED TALK OF 2020 —> 6.7M views)
• The Economic Injustice of Plastic (TEDx 2011)

Organizations launched:
• REFORMalliance.com (2019)
• TheDreamCorps.org (2011)
• GreenForAll.org (2008)
• ColorOfChange.org (2005)
• EllaBakerCenter.org (1996)

Places I learned stuff:
• MIT Media Lab (2014-2016 Fellow)
• Princeton University (2010-2011 Fellow)
• Yale Law School (Class of 1993)
• University of Tennessee at Martin (Class of 1990)

Coolest bosses, so far:
• President Obama
• Prince
• Jay-Z
Joined at 19 May 2020
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