It's been almost a year since I set out on the journey to build the brand - the new social construct entitled Black Excellence.
The idea is to raise the collective conscious or in the words of Dapp (Lawrence Fishburns character from Spike Lee's film School Daze) get our people to WAKE UP!!!!
We as a collective have been asleep far too long and I just wanted to do my part in inspiring change.
Through the art of fashion, collective economics and social enterprise we have sparked a renaissance that resembles the promise of realizing our ancestors dreams deferred.
Our history did not begin with slavery ... and we reject the notion that a strong Black community is not viable OR necessary.
The systematic degradation of our people is real, but I feel an awakening amongst our young folks thats driving the new mindset that says unapologetically - we are BLACK and PROUD, we will be heard and WE are EXCELLENT!!!
I am hopeful. I am energized. I can feel it ... The re-writing of the Black American story has begun.