The stylish Scott Haughton (Dave Gershgorn/WNYC)

Micropolis: Black Is the New Black

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

7:00 PM

African American men drive fashion trends on a global scale. We'll talk about the ways style has historically intersected with music, politics, cultural expression, and ideas about masculinity. 

Hosted by WNYC's Arun Venugopal and journalist Jenna Flanaganguests include: music executive Hollis King, who is currently engaged in a street photography project in Harlem; the legendary Dapper Dan of Harlem and CNN Commentator, Writer, and Editorial Manager BET Networks Michaela Angela Davis.

Watch live at 7pm and follow the conversation using #Micropolis

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Micropolis Live: Race and Culture in New York is a five-part series of events presented as part of The NEXT New York Conversation

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