Joy Keys chats with Author Rebecca Walker about her new book Black Cool

This week on "Saturday Mornings with Joy Keys"-podcast chat with Author Rebecca Walker about the aesthetics of Black Cool.
By: Joy Keys
Feb. 7, 2012 - PRLog -- DATE: Saturday February 11, 2012

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Rebecca Walker is an award-winning author and lecturer. She is the author of the memoirs Black, White and Jewish, and Baby Love and editor of the anthologies To Be Real, What Makes a Man, and One Big Happy Family. Her writing has appeared Bookforum, Newsweek, Glamour, Marie Claire, The Washington Post, Vibe, and Interview, among many other publications and literary collections. Time magazine named her one of the most influential leaders of her generation. A recipient of the Alex Award from the American Library Association, she bas been featured on Oprah, and Good Morning America.

Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness, edited by Rebecca Walker with a forward by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., explores the ineffable state and aesthetic of Black Cool. From the effortless reserve of Miles Davis in khakis on an early album cover, to the shock of resistance in black women’s fashion from Angela Davis to Rihanna, to the cadence of poets as diverse as Staceyann Chin and Audre Lorde, Black Cool looks at the roots of Black Cool and attempts to name elements of the phenomena that have emerged to shape the global expectation of cool itself.

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