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Keith Boykin

CNBC Contributor, MSNBC Commentator, BET Columnist, Author

Keith Boykin is a CNBC contributor, MSNBC commentator, BET columnist and New York Times best-selling author. He is also the former editor of The Daily Voice online news site.

Educated at Dartmouth and Harvard, Boykin attended law school with President Barack Obama and served in the White House as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton. He is a veteran of six political campaigns, including two presidential campaigns, and he was named one of the top instructors when he taught political science at American University in Washington, D.C.

Boykin has traveled extensively across four continents, and in 1997, President Clinton appointed him, along with Coretta Scott King and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, to the U.S. presidential trade delegation to Zimbabwe. He is also a founder and first board president of the National Black Justice Coalition.

After starring on the 2004 Showtime television series "American Candidate," Boykin has since appeared on numerous national media programs and was an associate producer of the 2007 feature film "Dirty Laundry."

Follow Keith Boykin on Twitter @keithboykin.