Gene Demby Gene Demby is the lead blogger for NPR's Code Switch team.
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Gene Demby

Lead Blogger, Code Switch

Gene Demby is the lead blogger for NPR's Code Switch team.

Before coming to NPR, he served as the managing editor for Huffington Post's BlackVoices following its launch. He later covered politics.

Prior to that role he spent six years in various positions at The New York Times. While working for the Times in 2007, he started a blog about race, culture, politics and media called PostBourgie, which won the 2009 Black Weblog Award for Best News/Politics Site.

Demby is an avid runner, mainly because he wants to stay alive long enough to finally see the Sixers and Eagles win championships in their respective sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @GeeDee215.

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NFL Players Pen Op-Ed Calling For Changes To America's Justice System

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Rapper Kanye West and President-elect Donald Trump met in 2016 at Trump Tower in New York. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What The Kanye Controversy Can Teach Us About Black Voters

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What The Uproar Over Kanye West Might Reveal About Black Voters

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Bill Cosby walks after it was announced a verdict is in at the Montgomery County Courthouse for day fourteen of his sexual assault retrial on April 26, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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With Chants Of 'Starbucks Coffee Is Anti-Black' Protesters Take Over Philadelphia Store

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A passer-by examines a cannabis sample at the New England Cannabis Convention held in Boston back in March. Some polls show that six in 10 Americans favor marijuana legalization. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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50 Years Ago: President Johnson Signed The Fair Housing Act

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Why People Are Reluctant To Call The Austin Bomber A Terrorist

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Clemson's Aamir Simms (25) shoots against Auburn's Malik Dunbar (14) during a second round game of the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament last week. The NCAA will make $771 million from this year's tournament. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Shouldn't We Pay Student-Athletes?

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'Black Panther' And The 'Very Important Black Film'

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Since no Hollywood movie with a predominantly black cast has ever had a bigger budget, there's a feeling of collective stakes Black Panther's its critical and commercial reception. Marvel/Disney/AP hide caption

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Can Marvel's New Superhero Bear The Weight Of Representation?

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People in Philadelphia walk past a placard posted on a newsstand with a message of support for imprisoned rapper Meek Mill. Mill's imprisonment on a probation violation set off a flurry of legal appeals, criticism of the criminal justice system and rallies in the city last fall. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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