Return of The Jungle show drafts fashion extravaganza during NBA All-Star Weekend

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah This year’s NBA All-Star weekend not only featured a plethora of events in the sports and entertainment sphere, but it also gave exposure to local and nationwide black-owned fashion vendors.  On Saturday, Feb 15, Chicagorilla fashion brand, a clothing line owned by “Black Ink Crew: Chicago,” cast member Van Johnson, and Kevin … Continue reading Return of The Jungle show drafts fashion extravaganza during NBA All-Star Weekend

Concrete Rose, a Thriving Brand among Inner-City Youth

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah   When Chris Williams, founder and designer of clothing line, Concrete Rose, initially contemplated a name for his brand, his memory drifted back to his youth when his mother made him read books while on punishment. One book in particular contained a popular poem by Tupac Shakur, “The Rose That Grew From … Continue reading Concrete Rose, a Thriving Brand among Inner-City Youth