Issues of race in America are rarely, well, black and white. So it falls to writers like Touré, author of Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness, to help unpack and understand the seemingly infinite sides to the racial issues that continue to affect life in this country. In his book, Touré, a contributor to Time, Ebony, and Rolling Stone and a correspondent for MSNBC, addresses the work of contemporary creatives whose work is closely linked to race. One of those creatives is Rashid Johnson, whose racially charged work is on display at the Miami Art Museum through November 4. So now, as Johnson’s exhibit reminds the city of its own ever-evolving black culture, is the perfect time for Touré to lead a discussion of post-blackness at Books & Books (265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables) as part of MAM’s Reading Art series.
Mon., Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m., 2012