Author of The Games Black Girls Play Named TED Fellow

NYU Congratulates Kyra Gaunt, author of The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip Hop, for her selection as a 2009 TED Fellow. More info about the program can be found here.

TED will seek remarkable thinkers and doers that have shown unusual accomplishment, exceptional courage, moral imagination and the potential to increase positive change in their respective fields. The program focuses on innovators in technology, entertainment, design, science, film, art, music, entrepreneurship and the NGO community, among other pursuits.

Each Fellow will attend the prestigious TED Conference in Long Beach or Oxford, where they will have the opportunity to speak before or during TED and spread their ideas online through TED.com. They will also receive exclusive communications training, a private social network and the opportunity to tell their ongoing stories on the new TED Fellows blog.

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