"Black Cool" 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. Buoyed by some of America's most innovative thinkers on the subject- ...

Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness 2012, Soft Skull Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9781593764173

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