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A global pandemic and a national uprising over racial injustice evince a nation thrust into unceasing turmoil. With a country consumed by regressive forces, virtual platforms would telegraph the growing gulf between a divided citizenry.
With a mercurial president using the Twitter megaphone to divide, progressive voices soon discovered that social media and social responsibility needed to be braided.
For one Black American, bearing witness to the dual contagion of COVID and racism, he soon discovered the sickness long plaguing America could at least be combatted one tweet at a time.Tweeting Truth to Power is his dynamic chronicle of living day to day through a defining era.
A Top 20 Finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, comedian Cyrus McQueen embodies the spirit of “The Resistance,” an emboldened community that takes to the Twitter platform to unite rather than to divide. McQueen shares the personal and political journey he began in 2016, when he put aside the microphone to get serious about inequality. Exploring his own painful story alongside the nation’s past and present, McQueen offers a rich, nuanced look into America’s racial legacy. His insightful, layered analysis offers a unique context to current events and the movements they have ignited.
Be it #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, or #TakeAKnee, Tweeting Truth to Power is a remarkable, real-time account of enduring an unprecedented time, with his expansive account of our caustic politics and history evolving into a thorough examination of what it means to be a Black American in the 21st Century.
Today, as ghosts from America’s unresolved past haunt our present, McQueen asks us: how far have we really come as a nation?
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"From the very first paragraph to the last, Cyrus nails every emotion this country has been feeling for the last four years. He helps you process the anger, frustration, fear, and disbelief all while making you laugh out loud."
- 5-star Amazon review
"This book is a must read for all of us that struggled through the last 4 years and can still be hopeful that our country can heal."
- 5-star Amazon review
Cyrus McQueen is a comedian, cultural critic, and writer who’s mirthful and insightful analysis of race and politics have resonated throughout the Twitterverse. His tweets pertaining to politics, pop culture and race have routinely landed in Variety, TIME Magazine, Huffpost, Forbes, and BuzzFeed.
A Top 20 Finalist on Season 9 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, McQueen has also been featured in the A24 film Obvious Child and on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live. Tweeting Truth to Power: Chronicling Our Caustic Politics, Crazed Times, & The Great Black & White Divide debuted at #1 on Amazon in the Sociology of Race Relations, Sociology and Racial Theory, Slavery and Emancipation History, and Political Humor categories.
Cyrus is open to virtual events. He is based in NYC.