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Join The Root as Rebecca Walker — the author of the newly released book Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness — and panelists including regular The Root contributor Helena Andrews sit down to discuss how black became cool, this Friday, Feb. 17, at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. at an event hosted by Teaching for Change.

From the jazz musings of Miles Davis to the unique fashion favorites of black America, Black Cool examines how black culture through the years has helped define what is considered cool. The fascinating new book also features a foreword by The Root’s editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr. 


Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness is now available in bookstores and online. And catch Rebecca Walker this Friday at D.C.'s Busboys and Poets.  

Date: Friday, Feb. 17
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Panelists: Helena Andrews, Johnica Reed and Jamyla Bennu

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