streetstyle t-shirt of the week: short list

black men endangered species

 

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We can now add a new name to that list above, Trayvon Martin. The names on the black tee above represent men of color who, over the last thirty years were either killed or critically violated in America for reasons we are still trying to understand.

Although most of these crimes took place in the New York City area, many received national attention and exposure. Those who committed these crimes were generally found not guilty or given little to no time at all for their actions. It seemed fitting to post this tee as this week’s streetstyle t-shirt of the week with the verdict that was reached this past weekend for the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman legal case in Sanford, Florida,.

The significance of this tee is powerful, yet subtle. Even if you had no idea who these people were, with just a little bit of searching, you could easily select a couple of these names and realize the common thread. The sans serif bold font inscribing each name commands attention and inquiry.

New York Daily News Cover, 0714The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case has deeply effected the conscience of America. No matter how you feel how about the decision, emotions are running high. Rallies, marches and walks have taken place across the country and will continue to do so. The repercussions and conversations behind the events of this case will be with us for time to come. The cover of yesterday’s New York Daily News asked the simple question, “When will it end?” (see photo to left).

The names listed here specifically represent men of color who were murdered in the United States. Some of their deaths date back as far as 1955 (Emmett Til). With the eyes of the world now watching this country, it is indeed a tough time.  The state of race relations in America in 2013 has left many of us in a state of disbelief.

Although these men are gone, they are not forgotten. May they all rest in peace.

 

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streetstyle t-shirt of the week: gay pride nyc 2013

Gay Pride Parade NYC 2013

 

Gay Pride NYC Parade 2013With its theme of “Rain to Rainbows”, the 44th annual Gay Pride Parade in New York City consumed Fifth Avenue yesterday afternoon. Even the threat of a little rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of parade participants and the  many of us who lined up to come along for the fun ride. And, with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling striking down DOMA and California’s Prop 8 appeal, two million spectators, both gay and straight, came out to celebrate and show their tremendous love and support for this historic and timely occurrence of events.

For hours and hours, colorful and inventive floats inspired us to live life to the fullest. Some had their own deejays who played pulsating music from around the globe to keep the crowd energized and pumping. Politicians (current and perspective) were all represented and out canvassing for those precious votes, social activists and their organizations, and even a gaggle of gay New York Policemen were seen waving to the crowds that cheered, screamed and cheered some more. The energy level was high and extremely infectious.

It was one of the longest and largest Gay Pride Parades in history. The party was on and popping. A good time was had by all. Woot! Woot!

Gay Pride NYC 2013 Pictures

 

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